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GE3: Nanyang Technological University
Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2017 09/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Dormitory, Off Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory
Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email Courses Offered: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Program Description:

About GE3:

Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience.
  • Tuition Swap: Global E3 students pay tuition at their home institution, and enjoy the benefits of attending an overseas one!
  • Flexible Timing: Students can study abroad for the fall semester, spring semester, or the entire school year.
  • Overseas Internships: Global E3 students are able to take on a supplemental internships after their study abroad experience. Not all member universities offer this option, but those that do help provide students with industrial placements near the university, co-op internships within the university, and more.
Through participation in the program, Global E3 graduates gain the necessary foreign language ability, cross-cultural skills, and professional experience to excel in the multinational/multicultural business environment of the 21st century. The importance of this unique program has been recognized by the National Science Foundation, AT&T Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, all of which provided the start-up funds for the program. The program is sustained with membership fees from participating universities and from corporations.

Nanyang Technological University

University Info

College of Engineering Info

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Office of Global Education & Mobility –

Language of instruction

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. The university has roots that go back to 1955 when Nanyang University was set up. Today, NTU has four colleges with 12 schools, and FOUR autonomous entities, the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering.

NTU is the fastest-rising Asian university in the top 1% of the world’s best universities; ranked 58th in the world and 12th in Asia. (QS World Ranking 2011)

More details:


Study Level
  • Undergraduate Students : Accepted
  • Graduate Students : Accepted
Fall, Spring or Academic Year

English Proficiency:
Non-native English speakers must have a minimum level of proficiency in English to be able to study at the Nanyang Technological University.

IELTS: a minimum of 6 for the Writing sub-test
TOEFL: a minimum of 570 (paper) or 237 (computer)

Disciplines Available:
  • School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
  • School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • School of Computer Engineering
  • School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Only engineering students will be accepted through Global E3.

Kindly note below are the list of restricted programmes (unavailable to exchange students) in NTU:
  • Nanyang MBA and Graduate Business Programmes
  • School of Computer Engineering Graduate Programmes
  • Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Translation & Interpretation (HT5xxx)
  • All courses from our 5 autonomous institutions – the National Institute of Education*, the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (opening in 2013). * Only NIE General Electives are available to exchange students
  • Inter-semestral sessions
  • Nanyang Business School Undergraduate Programmes
    • 1. Core Courses unavailable to non-Business students
    • 2. Courses relating to the Singapore legislation, legal and accounting system, which may be relevant only in the Singapore context

Kindly refer to the following link for a detailed list of undergraduate restricted courses unavailable to exchange students:

Additional application materials?
Students wishing to study in Singapore must complete a separate university application in addition to the Global E³ application. Please click on this exchange application link and refer to our website at for more info.

When will students receive their acceptance package?
Usually in May/June for students enrolling in the fall semester and Nov/Dec for students coming in the spring semester.
E-Acceptance/E-Welcome package will be mailed directly to the student. Exchange Students' home institution will also be notified of E-Welcome/E-Acceptance package by fax/email.

Semester Dates
  • Fall: early August to early December
  • Spring: early January to early May
Academic Calendar
Course Contents

Graduate Workload per semester
NTU's courses are assigned credits based on the Academic Unit System. For a typical one-semester subject, the number of academic units is calculated as follows:
  • (a) one hour of lecture/tutorial per week : 1 AU
  • (b) 3 hours’ laboratory/fieldwork per week : 1 AU

A maximum of 20 AUs can be taken per semester (approximately 4-5 modules). This is subject to the home university and NTU’s approval. All courses shall be subjected to vacancies, availability, pre-requisites and exam or class timetable clashes.

For more information on the Academic Unit System, please visit:

Grading System

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+ 5.0
A 5.0
A- 4.5
B+ 4.0
B 3.5
B- 3.0
C+ 2.5
C 2.0
D+ 1.5
D 1.0
F 0.0

Academic Transcripts
Exchange students’ academic transcripts will be mailed directly to their home institution within 2 months after the end of the semester. A copy of the academic transcripts will be emailed to the Student Exchange Office of the respective universities for file.

Student Life:

Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?
Upon acceptance as an exchange student (for study only) , you may apply for on campus housing through the Exchange Student Portal and are subject to availability. Housing options are described in detail at .

For AY2013/14, despite the housing crunch, we provide priority to all GE3 member institutions’ students except for PG Students.
  • Upon acceptance as an exchange student, student may apply online for on-campus accommodation through the NTU Exchange Web Portal prior to the stipulated closing date. Details on on-campus accommodation application could be found in the E-Welcome Package which shall be sent to student after conditional acceptance.
  • Students coming on Research and/or Work exchange shall be recommended off-campus housing in view of the varied project dates.
  • Should student be successful in securing on-campus accommodation, housing will be in one of our 16 Halls of Residence based on double occupancy ie. Twin-sharing, where only 10 Halls have air-conditioned rooms while remaining 6 Halls do not. However, all rooms have ceiling fans.
  • Exchange students are allocated randomly and request for transfer of Halls and room-mates shall not be entertained.
  • Students with medical condition and have specific requests will have to submit doctor’s letter certifying the condition which shall be verified by NTU medical centre.
  • Accommodation fees shall range between S$155 to S$580* (varies with room type) per month, depending on hall of residence allocated.  * Varies with room type and subject to revision.
  • For students unsuccessful in their application for on-campus accommodation shall be recommended off-campus accommodations at hostels located within short bus rides to NTU.
  • Details of off-campus accommodations can be found at:

For more information, please refer to:

When can exchange students move in to the Hall of Residence?
3 days or earlier before the commencement of the semester. The International Student Centre will notify exchange students (for study exchange only) on the exact check-in date in the acceptance package. Exchange students who intend to arrive earlier than the check in date will have to source for temporary off-campus housing.


Entry Visa
All students studying in Singapore need to possess a valid student pass.

For more information:

Health Insurance & Immunizations
All exchange students are required to purchase the NTU Group Hospital & Surgical Insurance even if you have already bought a similar insurance from your home country. This requirement is made to facilitate easier access to medical treatment whilst in Singapore, particularly admission to local hospitals.

Details of the NTU health insurance can be found at:


When should I arrive?
3 days before commencement of the semester. Students who are successful in the application for on-campus accommodation should confirm the Arrival & Check-in date with the International Student Centre before arrival. A half-day orientation programme takes place Usually 3-5 days before the commencement of the semester. The International Student Centre shall advise the exact date of orientation via email again.

Each Hall of Residence also organizes its own orientation camp. It is scheduled to take place one week before the commencement of our semester. If student wish to participate, a fee is chargeable. Details should be obtained from the Hall Office upon your arrival.

Is airport reception available?
No. Students will have to find their own way to the university as public transport is readily available from the airport to all parts of Singapore. For those offered on campus housing, information will be provided on how to get to the accommodation and to collect the keys to the room.

Is there any bank on campus?
There is an OCBC Bank (Overseas Chinese Bank Corporation) located on-campus. There are also ATM machines located around the campus.

It is advisable to open a bank account while you are in Singapore. Your parents may also arrange to transfer monies into your account in Singapore by inter-bank telegraphic transfer. This is a cheaper option as compared with using your credit cards to withdraw monies.

Estimated Expenses and Financial Assistance:


Office responsible for international exchange students

Office of Global Education and Mobility

International Student Centre (ISC)
The International Student Centre (ISC) helps international students adjust to life at NTU, and make the most of what NTU has to offer through a host of services and activities. ISC also helps with exchange students' visa applications, accomodation, arrival and

Life in Singapore:

Located at approximately 137 km north of the equator, Singapore is a cosmopolitan country that is strategically and centrally located at the south of the Malay Archipelago. It boasts of its green and clean ‘Garden City’ among the modern cities and has more than 4 million people of various ethnic communities and cultures, mainly Chinese, Malay, Indian and other smaller communities.

Currently, it is the busiest port in the world with over 600 shipping lines sending super tankers, container ships and passenger liners to share the busy waters with coastal fishing vessels and wooden lighters. Also, as one of the world's major oil refining and distribution centres, Singapore is a major supplier of electronic components and a leader in shipbuilding and repairing. It has also become one of the most important financial centres of Asia, with more than 130 banks. Business dealings are facilitated by Singapore's superb communications network which links the nation to the rest of the world via satellite, 24-hour telegraph and telephone systems.

English is the language of business and administration. It is also the medium of instruction in schools and at the University. Most Singaporeans are bilingual and are able to speak English and at least one other language – usually Mandarin, Malay or Tamil.

Being a food paradise, Singapore has a wide variety of Asian or Western cuisine, which can be found everywhere in Singapore. From food centres to expensive restaurants, there will be ample opportunities for you to savour both local and international cuisine including possibly, the food of your own country.

Singapore's strategic location, excellent facilities, fascinating cultural contrasts and tourist attractions contribute to its success as a leading destination for business, education and pleasure.


While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.