UMD: A Globally Connected University

ENGR Exchange: Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Singapore, Singapore
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English

Nanyang Technical University is a good fit for students looking for a university with a strong science and technology focus in a global commerce, finance, and transport hub.

Host Institution
Ranked among the top 26 technological universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2008), NTU is a premier research-intensive tertiary institution. The College of Engineering, which focuses on creativity and innovation, has a research output among the top five in the world. The college is one of the world's largest engineering colleges.

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 three autonomous entities, the National Institute of Education, the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the Earth Observatory of Singapore. 

NTU provides a high-quality global education to more than 21,700 undergraduates and 9,400 graduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international Olympiad medalists from the region and beyond.  Hailing from 55 countries, the university's 2,700-strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.

Host City
Singapore is a small, city-state that is made up of a main island and 63 surrounding islets. With one of the busiest ports in the world, this small, but cosmopolitan country has grown into a thriving centre of commerce and industry in just 150 years.  English is the official working language of the country, but people also speak Chinese, Malay, and Tamil.


Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

The Nanyang Technology University Exchange Program offers coursework in a variety of engineering disciplines. English-instructed course listings and descriptions can be found on the NTU website.

To view previously approved study abroad courses by engineering department, view the Engineering Study Abroad Course Guide. Or, you can view a list of all the previously approved courses for the NTU, here.

Disciplines available: Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical, Electronic Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree.  Most courses at Nanyang Technological University will be converted as follows:

Nanyang Technological University Credit UMD Credit
1.04 Nanyang Credit 1 UMD Credit
3 Nanyang Credit 3 UMD Credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on September 4, 2014.

You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents on the International Study Course Search hosted by the Clark School of Engineering website and the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the  UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.

Grading

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.
 

Nanyang Technological University UMD Grade
2 = C  C -

 


All exchange students are invited to apply for on-campus housing after receipt of their E-Welcome package. On-campus housing is not guaranteed for exchange students and only about 40% will receive a hall assignment. Hall assignments are distributed through a random balloting system. Students who do not receive on-campus housing will be recommended off-campus housing options.

NOTE: Full-year abroad students who receive on campus housing the first semester are not guaranteed housing the second semester. 


UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 01/13/2018 05/11/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018