Details about the policy is available at this webpage (maintained by the Registrar's Office):
In general, the policy states the following, and will apply in-conjuction with the special arrangements for summer 2021:
1. Students may map up to a maximum of 10 MCs for each summer programme and up to a maximum of 5 MCs for each winter programme. Module mapping will be subject to approval from the respective Faculties/Schools.
2. In addition to summer / winter programme fees paid to the host university, students will incur Special Term tuition fees if they want to transfer credits back to NUS from these programmes. NUS will grant students a fee waiver for up to 2 summer / winter Programmes and up to a total of 12 MCs transferred during their course of study in NUS.
In general, NUS does not permit module mapping for electronic summer programmes. In view of the global situation and its impact to students' study abroad plans, the following special arrangements will apply to mapping requests for participation in electronic summer programmes in 2021:
1. Only programmes offered by NUS partner universities will be recognised. This includes university-wide partners as well as Faculty-level partners.
2. A maximum of 8 MCs can be transferred from electronic summer programmes during a student's course of study at NUS, and will count towards the Special Term tuition fee waiver of 12 MCs.
3. If a student has transferred 4 MCs from an electronic summer programme in 2020, only a maximum of 4 MCs can be transferred from an electronic summer programme in 2021.
4. Module mapping will be subject to the approval of the respective Faculties/Schools.
In view that COVID-19 is so protracted and many students have lost the opportunity to participate in overseas programmes, a compromise was struck to allow up to 8 MCs of credit transfer for electronic summer programmes 2021* only
in case travel is still somewhat restricted by then. Although electronic programmes cannot replace physical participation in programmes overseas, particularly in terms of the cultural experience and international relationships forged, we hope that students can still gain from the online academic courses offered by partner universities. To ensure the rigour and quality of these online courses, only those programmes offered by NUS’ partner universities and endorsed by NUS will be considered for credit transfer.
* In the event that students have already transferred credits from electronic summer programmes in 2020, the number of credits transferred will be subtracted from the maximum quota of 8 MCs allowed for electronic summer programmes in 2021.
There has not been any decision about credit transfer for electronic winter programmes in 2021 as yet. If safe travel can resume soon, we would encourage students to participate in physical summer and winter programmes where available.
No; the special arrangements will only apply to summer 2021.
Yes, this is possible provided that the programme dates do not overlap. Nonetheless, do note that:
1. Participation in physical summer programmes will depend on the travel restrictions in place in both Singapore and the host country at the time.
2. Maximum no. of MCs that can be transferred from electronic summer programmes in 2021 is 8 MCs. However, the current policy of maximum of 2 modules (up to 10 MCs) that can be mapped per summer / research programme during Special Term (May – August) still holds.
E.g. Student participates in an electronic summer programme in June 2021 and successfully transfers 4 MCs. He subsequently enrols in a physical summer programme in July 2021. He can only transfer a maximum of 6 MCs for the latter programme.