Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University Overview

Ranked 13th globally, NTU places you in an academically stimulating environment that is both culturally enriching and socially fulfilling. Our comprehensive and innovative approach towards education and research will help contribute to your future success and inspire you to realise your full potential as an entrepreneurial and tech-savvy leader. The many extracurricular activities offered on and off campus will also complement your formal studies and help you build lasting friendships from the moment you set foot on to the campus. This is also the perfect ‘soft-landing’ in the heart of a booming Asia-Pacific region and a springboard to explore the many cultures, languages, and societies surrounding Singapore, which include India, China, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying English Language, English Literature, History, Media Studies, Political and Cultural Studies, Biosciences and Computer Science.

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2 

13th August 2018- 7th December 2018

14th January 2019- 10th May 2019

Application Deadline: 30/03/2018 for Semester 1 and 30/09/2018 for Semester 2

Please note: students should arrive at least 3 days prior the start of the teaching week to attend the half-day orientation programme. Students who arrive in NTU after the start of semestyer, especially after add/drop period, will not be allowed to change their pre-registered courses or request for ned courses. Any return flight arrangements should be mafe after the semester end date as there may be examination papers on the last day. No re-scheduling is allowed, therefore students who dail to sit for their course's examination paper shall be deemed as having failed the course. 


The living costs you incur will depend on your lifestyle. On average students should prepare to spend an estimated of Singapore Dollar - SGD 5,000 per semester to pay for costs such as accommodation, food, transportation, personal expenses, textbooks etc.

Students will need to make a compulsory payment of SGD 360 per semester to cover the following: computer, sports, amenities, copyright, student health service, Group Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance etc.

Students should ensure they have sufficient monies to pay for these compulsory payments upon arrival/registration at NTU.


All students would be guaranteed on-campus housing. Upon acceptance as an exchange student, students may apply online for on-campus housing through the NTU Inbound Study Abroad Portal before the stipulated closing date. Students are allocated randomly and requests for specific types of rooms will be determined on a case by case basis. Students with medical condition(s) and/or have specific requests will have to submit a doctor's letter cetifying their condition which shall subsequently be verified by NTU's Medical Centre.

Request for specific room-mates or preferred Halls is not allowed. Full-year exchange students, who successfully secured on-campus housing for their first semester must re-apply for housing in their second semester. Period of stay in the Hall is determined by the approved period of exchange as stipulated on the NTU Letter of Enrolment. 

Please see housing options for more information. 

The earliest that exchange students may move into their allocated room in the Hall of Residence is three days before the commencement of the Teaching Week. The Office of HOusing & Auxiliary Services (HAS) shall notify the exchange students on the exact check-in date via the portal. Exchange students who inted to arrive earlier than the check-in date and/or arrive after office hours will have to source for temporary off-campus housing. A list of temporary off-campus housing can be found at this link

Students seeking off-campus housing should begin their search well in advance before their departure for Singapore. Estates near NTU include Boon Lay, Jurong West and Jurong East. More information on off-campus housing can be found here.

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.