Spend a summer, semester or year at Nanyang Technological University
Singapore is a tiny nation, approximately 697 square kilometers — that's just three times the area of Washington, D.C. Nevertheless, Singapore has a big impact on the global economy. Located between Indonesia and Malaysia, Singapore is in the heart of Southeast Asia and has benefitted from its auspicious location. With strong international trading links and a highly developed free market economy, Singapore has become one of the world's most cosmopolitan and prosperous countries. What better place to study science, enginerring, international relations, business, finance, and much much more?
There is no language requirement for this exchange. English is one of four official languages of Singapore and classes at NTU are taught in English.
About Nanyang Technological University:
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is among the top 10 universities in Asia and in the top 50 worldwide. . It is located in the southwestern region of Singapore, is the academic home to more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe. A research-intensive public university with a truly international faculty, NTU offers programs in business, engineering, physical sciences, humanities, arts, and social sciences. Its main campus is the largest in Singapore, and served as the Olympic Village of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in August 2010.
Dates of program:
Summer, semester or academic year.
Eligibility and selection process:
This program is open to OHIO undergraduate students of all majors who have a minimum GPA of 2.5. As part of the application, students will submit two letters of reference and an essay. They must also meet with OEA staff for an in-person interview.
Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.
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NTU has 16 residence halls across the campus housing some 9,200 students. All new exchange students are guaranteed on-campus housing. There are a range of room types (single, double, etc.) that vary from building to building. Off-campus options are also available.
Courses and credits: Semester or Year Option
If you stdy at NTU for a full semester or acadenic year, you can choose from a variety of credits in business, communication, arts and humanities, social science, and physical sciences. NTU also offers courses in Mandarin Chinese and other languages. You can learn more about the undergraduate programs offered at NTU here and browse the current academic year's course selection here.
Courses and credits: Summer Option
NTU offers several themed tracks during summer session. In the past these have included a Chinese language and culture track; a creative writing track stretching across the genres of poetry, prose and film; and programs focused on building entrepreneurship competencies and gaining new insights into global skillsets required in today's corporate world. These programs are taught by NTU faculty from the College of Business, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and the Nanyang Technoentrepreneurship Center. You can learn more about NTU's summer programs here. Remember that as an exchange student, you should use the budget worksheet available from the Office of Global Opportunities to calculate the program cost.
Recommended Pre-Departure Course: INST 1001
All students participating in an OHIO Exchange Program are encouraged to take INST 1001 "Cross-Cultural Preparation for Study Abroad" the semester prior to departure. Read more about INST 1001 here.
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Additional Information on Singapore
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department website for information related to safety and security at this destination.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. For more information, please consult the entry and exit requirements for Singapore.
U.S. citizens will need a visa in order to enter and study in Singapore for the length of this program. For assistance with application or admission matters, please contact the NEMS Programme office via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , or via telephone (65) 6790-6888.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found at http://www.ohio.edu/educationabroad/Students/intlstudents.html.
For more information contact:
Office of Global Opportunities
Walter International Education Center
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840