The Singapore Management University exchange programs offers Boston University undergraduate students the opportunity to directly enroll at Singapore Management University (SMU) for a semester and attend a wide variety of courses taught in English. SMU is one of the leading universities in Singapore and the exchange provides BU students with the opportunity to increase their understanding of a country with strong cultural, economic and historical ties to the US. Students can select from a variety of courses from the SMU Schools of Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law, and Social Sciences.

Students participating in the Singapore Management University Exchange are able to select courses from the SMU undergraduate programs/schools of Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law, and Social Sciences. Accounting, Finance, and Marketing are but a few of the opportunities that are available in addition to opportunities to study social science and humanities. With the exception of language courses, all courses are taught in English. Students are advised to review the Singapore Management University's Academic Information for exchange students for detailed information on courses. The SMU Course Catalog and Course Offerings by term is available on their website.

Courses completed at Singapore Management University by BU students as part of this exchange will be counted as BU courses and applied to the student's degree requirements as determined in consultation with each student’s academic advisor or the advising staff of the student’s college or school.

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

  • SMU leased student apartments are available but not guaranteed to exchange students; apartments are located nearby campus and consist of one or two double rooms with a shared living area, kitchen and bathroom
  • SMU also recommends a variety of independent off-campus student residences in the area surrounding campus; single, double, and triple rooms are available. More information on accommodation at SMU can be found on the SMU Exchange website.
  • Housing is arranged by the student and paid directly to the residence; board is not included
  • Students have access to SMU’s library, swimming pool, fitness gym, and other campus facilities
  • Fall Semester: Mid-August to Early-December
  • Spring Semester: Early-January to Late-April
  • Fall Semester: March 15
  • Spring Semester: September 15

Notification of admission begins after the application deadline.