Boston University students have the opportunity to study for a semester or an academic year at the Nanyang Technological University, recognized as one of the fastest-rising universities in the world. BU students can choose from a variety of courses in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS). HASS is widely recognized as one of the best journalism and media schools in Asia and also provides high-quality opportunities for BU students interested in the humanities, art and design, social sciences, and more. During their time in Singapore, students have the option to live in NUS residence halls.

BU students are invited to study at NTU for either a semester or an academic year and can choose from a variety of courses in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS). All courses are taught in English.

Students can browse courses available to exchange students at NTU.


The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course

Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.

  • CAS IP101 The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)
    • All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.
    • Syllabus

University Dormitory

  • University housing is available but not guaranteed to exchange students
  • Students must arrange private housing if they prefer or if they are not allocated to university housing
  • Single or double rooms; shared bathrooms and common areas
  • All NTU residences are fully furnished
  • Housing is paid directly to NTU; board is not included
  • University dining facilities available; no meal plans, pay per meal
  • Laundry available in each residence
  • Fall Semester: early August to early December
  • Spring Semester: mid-January to early May
  • Academic Year: early August to early May

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

  • Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 15
  • Spring Semester: September 15

Notification of admission begins after the application deadline.