National University of Singapore Exchange

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is considered one of the top ten universities in the Asia Pacific region—reflecting its position as Singapore’s premier university. A comprehensive university, it offers courses in all major disciplines, ranging from the sciences, engineering, and technology to law, humanities, medicine, computing, business, and social sciences. NUS has an undergraduate enrollment of 23,000 and a total student population of about 32,000 students.

Students participating in the National University of Singapore Exchange are able to select courses from the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science (NUS is an international leader in Life Sciences research), and their renowned Faculty of Engineering. This allows for students from a variety of majors at BU to attend. Asian studies, gender studies, culture, and religious studies are but a few of the opportunities that are available in addition to opportunities to study engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biological sciences. All courses are taught in English.  Students from other majors should contact the BU Study Abroad for further details.

In addition, all students are strongly encouraged to take one course in an Asian language—Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Tamil, Thai, or Vietnamese—while enrolled in the program. Other courses are taught in English. Review the courses offered to exchange students at NUS.

Program Details

Program Dates
  • Fall Semester: early August to early December
  • Spring Semester: early January to early May
  • Academic Year: early August to early May

Program participants will be notified of any changes to the program calendar.

  • Limited space is available in NUS residence halls. The University also maintains an active list of available off-campus housing. The NUS campus provides a full range of academic, athletic, and social facilities.
Application Deadlines
  • Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 15
  • Spring Semester: September 15

Notification of admissions begins after the application deadline.

Download a description of the National University of Singapore Exchange. 

Program Staff

The Singapore Exchange is administered by staff at Boston University. A program manager oversees the admissions and pre-departure procedures, and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in Singapore. The Boston office also houses administrative personnel who are responsible for everyday operations.