Student Exchange Programme

**Important Update on COVID-19**

18 May 2021 (Latest): The COVID-19 situation still remains very fluid, with epicentres of the pandemic shifting around the world, and new variants of the virus emerging with ever-greater frequency. Despite vaccinations being rolled out to varying degrees of success in many countries, it appears the road to pre-pandemic levels of international travel will be much longer than expected.

Out of an abundance of caution for students’ overall safety and well-being, the University has made the difficult decision to suspend ALL SEP for AY2021/22 Semester 1. Additional information is available at this webpage.


The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) is the largest and most established global programme in NUS. Through the development and management of strategic and sustainable partnerships with universities globally, Global Relations Office (GRO) strives to ensure a quality exchange experience for all outgoing and incoming students. More than 90% of both outgoing and incoming students are highly satisfied with their SEP experience. More than 95% of our overseas SEP alumni would recommend NUS to their peers at their home universities, while almost all returned SEP exchangers would gladly participate in SEP again if given the chance.

NUS students are able to choose from over 300 partner universities in more than 40 countries for their SEP experience. In AY 2017/18, approximately 2,000 NUS students embarked on SEP while close to 2,000 incoming students were received from our partner universities. We welcome students to participate in exchange to broaden their horizons and gain essential soft skills in preparation for the world after graduation.