Nanyang Technological University (NTU) offers a multifaceted global education that prepares students for the working world. With groundbreaking facilities, NTU inspires students to engage fully in their learning environments. The campus is immersed within a metropolitan area and combines academia with community engagement.
The Surrounding Area
Singapore hosts the Sea Aquarium (the second largest in the world) and the lush Gardens by the Bay. Singapore is also a regional gateway to its neighboring Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia. The lion city prides itself on its amalgamation of languages, traditions, ideas, and history.
Student Life extends beyond the classroom; NTU’s campus is an effervescent mini-city. You can easily satisfy your cultural curiosities with the sights and rich tastes of Singapore. On campus, The Hive is a brand new and bustling 24-hour learning hub with state of the art facilities. The Hive represents NTU’s experimental teaching approach: a flipped classroom. The flipped classroom challenges students to learn in teams, investigating and evaluating issues and taking control of their own learning.
The Student Activities Centre (SAC) and Global Lounge offer relaxation zones, a dance studio, billiards, foosball, video games and wide screen televisions. NTU’s devotion to learning transfers to their understanding of the importance for students to unwind.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 3.0+ GPA at time of application
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington study abroad program with Nanyang Technological University will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Areas of study include sciences, business, humanities, arts, design and media, social sciences, Mandarin Chinese language and cultural studies. NTU is AACSB accredited and approved by Cameron School of Business for business students.
Exchange students usually take 3 to 5 courses per semester based on 3 or 4 AUs per course. Full-time students usually take 16 to 18 AUs. This is equivalent to 16-18 UNCW credit hours. The maximum workload allowed is 6 courses or 20 AUs per semester. Please make an appointment with the education abroad advisor for Singapore to discuss NTU's course offerings and credit transfer process.
While NTU encourages a unique learning environment, they also offer an integration of both learning and living. This residential education opportunity takes place in Pioneer and Crescent Hall, which consist of residential faculty, graduate student mentors, and residential undergraduate student council students. Life within these living quarters allows you to connect with fellow students, contribute to community projects, and apply your learning experience in your temporary home.
The facilities offer a gym, laundry room, self-cooling walls, heat-reflecting windows, solar water heaters for the shower—all contributing a comfortable, natural environment stay. The University does not offer a meal plan, but there are numerous food halls, cafes and plazas conveniently located throughout campus. All room rates are given in Singapore dollars (S$).
Academic Year Dates
Early August to Early May
Fall Semester Dates
Early August to Early December
Spring Semester Dates
Early January to Early May
This program is available as an Exchange which means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
There will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with the education abroad advisor for Singapore to discuss your program budget and options.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/ international/abroad/aid.html.