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Program Description:

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National University of Singapore




Students who wish to study in a Southeast Asian country will find the National University of Singapore to be a unique and interesting location.  Students can take a variety of courses with other Singaporean students while experiencing true Singapore culture.


  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Sophomore or above
  • No foreign language requirement for this program
  • Passport valid for 6 months after program dates and with at least two blank visa pages
  • Visa may be required.
  • Open to Non-Engineering & Non-Illinois Students


Students will spend a semester or academic year studying a variety of courses. Courses can be taken in social sciences, humanities, and technical areas. Courses are taught in English.
Students must have all courses pre-approved for Illinois credit through the IPENG office.  Information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with existing UIUC course equivalents can be found at

Available Departments in Engineering at NUS are:
Chemical & Bioengineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical EngineeringIf your department is not listed above, be sure to check other departments for courses of interest.

For links regarding available modules (courses) for exchange students click here

All classes in this program will be taught in English.
LAS 291/292 Orientation Course
All accepted students must participate in various orientation meetings and enroll in an 8-week orientation course, LAS 291/292.
All credit you earn on this program will count as Illinois credit on your Illinois transcript based on the following conversion.  Engineering undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better to transfer credit.



There is a new apartment-style housing facility at NUS where many international and Singaporean students choose to live. The facility has a variety of rooms. The nicest and most expensive room has an attached bath and air conditioning. The complex includes a small grocery store and two cafeterias where students buy their own food.

The other option is to live in one of the dormitories, or colleges, as they are known at NUS. Dorm life is a bit different in Singapore. It is almost like a cross between a dorm and a sorority. Students are expected to participate in dorm activities, and it becomes a close -knit group. Most of the dorm rooms do not have air conditioning, and in tropical Singapore, this may present problems for some students. 


For the costs associated with this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the term during which you want to participate.
Financial Aid
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program.  The applicable amount depends on your financial aid package.  For information, please visit or email

Withdraw, Cancellation and Refund Policy


There is a two-step application process:
Phase 1: The University of Illinois Study Abroad Office Application:
  1. Click the Apply Now button at the top-right of this page to apply.  You may only apply to one program per term. Log in with your UIUC netid and password. Once you start the application you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
  2.  Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below.  
Online materials are due by 11:59 pm (CST) on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 pm (CST) the following business day.

After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program. Application decisions are released two to three weeks after each deadline.

Phase 2: Host University Application
  1. If you are accepted to participate in this program, you will work with your International Programs in Engineering Study Abroad Advisor to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  2.  Once formally accepted by the host university, you will then work with the Study Abroad Advisor at the host university to coordinate all aspects of your stay such as course registration, lodging, and arrival information.



International Programs in Engineering (IPENG)
210 Engineering Hall
1308 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-0054


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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/15/2018
02/15/2018 08/06/2018 05/11/2019
Fall Semester 2018 02/15/2018
02/15/2018 08/06/2018 12/08/2018
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 TBA TBA

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