Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore, 639798

Nanyang Technological University is located in Jurong, in the south-western part of Singapore, approximately 25 km from the city centre.

The modern facility is the home to state-of-the-art labs, lecture theatres and tutorial rooms with high tech equipment.

The university was recently ranked within the top 100 of the best universities in the world. Its engineering program is among the best globally, the accredited business school has one of the Top 100 MBAs in the world, and its biological sciences school is at the forefront of Singapore’s life sciences initiative. There are about 20,000 students.

Located on the equator, Singapore's climate is characterized by abundant rainfall, relatively uniform temperature and high humidity throughout the year. December is the coolest month of the year while May is the warmest. The mean daily temperature is 27C.

Singapore is a multiracial society. Malays form 13.8% of Singapore's population, while Chinese and Indians make up 76.2% and 8.3% respectively. Other races make up 1.7% of the population. 

The official languages in Singapore are Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), Tamil and English. Malay is the national language and English is the language of administration. Singapore is home to approx 4 million people.

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Cost: Low
External Funding Available: No
Availability: 5
Academic Dates:

Semester 1: beg August - beg December
Semester 2: January - May

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Program Type: Exchange , Summer school , Internship
Language: English
Available Subjects: biology , business and entrepreneurship , chemistry , computer science , education , environmental studies , economics , history , information and communication studies , kinesiology and sports sciences , mathematics , media and film , philosophy , physics , political science , psychology , sociology , engineering - chemical , engineering - civil , engineering - electrical , engineering - computer , engineering - mechanical
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Summer School Information: Students participating to the summer school count under the exchange programme and pay per course tuition to UNB.
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NTU offers Summer Research Internships to students from partner universities, see  for details.
Eligible overseas undergraduate students will be expected to fulfil up to a 8-week research attachment comprising project work at NTU with waiver on research fee and awarded with an one-off allowance amounting up to S$3,000. Each successful applicant awarded with the SRI grant shall be counted as a spot of exchange. Interested students should contact their campus Student Abroad office prior to applying. NTU

Application deadline: November 30.


Robert McKnight, Business Administration on exchange in Winter 2016

"I unfortunately feel some regret toward my time spent studying abroad in Singapore. This regret stems from my failing to take advantage of the incredible opportunities earlier in my university career, and that I chose to limit the most enriching experience in my life thus far to a mere four months. I had unrealistically high expectations that were shattered. I admit, having been to Asia prior to my exchange semester I brought along some preconceived notions that were quickly falsified. I found myself break away from complacency and realize how crippling it can be. Although a cliche expression will never come close to bringing justice to my experience, it will have to compensate for my inability to express how much of an impact it has made. Your comfort zone is a dangerous place that won't necessarily kill you but can keep you from living. Only after living 15,000km from home, making lifelong friends, seeing and trying things that I've never imagined have I fully appreciated the importance of uncertainty."

Taylor Hunt, Chemical Engineering, on exchange in Winter 2016

"Throughout my time at UNB, I've had the opportunity to experience two semesters abroad - one as a co-op student and one as an exchange student. In Germany, I was able to practice a new language, embrace a new culture, and visit neighbouring countries. A year later, I chose to do an exchange to Singapore, which was even more challenging and equally as rewarding. It's great to be able to travel while adding value to your resume and it's always the first topic that comes up in interviews! I highly recommend an international work term and/or academic exchange! You won't regret it!"

Morgan Hornibrook, Computer Science, on exchange in Winter 2015.

“Learning and living abroad was an opportunity of a lifetime and has given me valuable job skills that I would not have been able to develop otherwise. I have a much deeper global understanding, I am able to adapt to new situations quickly and my independence has grown significantly.”

Nicole Stewart, Computer Science,  on exchange in Winter 2015

“Going to school in Singapore not only allowed me to experience a new culture but it also gave me the opportunity to study at a world class technological university. This experience has helped open my eyes to all the possible career options around the world. While abroad I was able to take electives that aren't offered at UNB, meet people from all over the globe, and travel to nearby Countries, while still furthering my degree.”

Alex Campbell, BSE.CE 2009, on exchange in Winter 2009

"The four months I spent in Singapore were some of the most fun, interesting and rewarding of my university career. From the moment I got off the plane and stepped outside, I knew I was in for an adventure. Literally being on the opposite side of the globe, I felt like I was in another world entirely. The food was different (in a very, very good way), the people were different, the trees, the weather, the culture - you name it. At the beginning it was definitely a challenge; when you find yourself in a new environment and don’t know anybody, it takes some time to develop relationships and feel comfortable. But it is a great way to grow stronger mentally, and I learned a lot about myself those first few weeks. I ended up making friends from many places around the world, connections I will have for the rest of my life.

Singapore is a paragon of immaculate design, a feature that was particularly captivating for me as a student of Engineering. I enjoyed my classes, and I was even able to take some subjects that were not offered at UNB. There were many perks of going to school in a tropical climate. I wore shorts and a t-shirt to class all winter, and I often spent a good portion of the afternoon lazing under a coconut tree at the campus’ outdoor pool! Perhaps the greatest thing about this place, though, is its central location within Southeast Asia. Affordable airfares and the close proximity of many places in the region make weekend trips viable, and longer trips can be planned just days in advance. Looking back at it now I’m amazed at all the things I almost didn’t get to see, and all the great people I almost didn’t get to meet. If you’re contemplating studying abroad, do it. If you’re not, you should be."