FAQ

​​About GEM Trailblazer

  1. Where can I view the latest academic calendar?
  2. What are the types of exchange available at NTU?
  3. What are the eligibility requirements for GEM Trailblazer Exchange?
  4. My home university does not have an exchange agreement with NTU, can I still come on exchange?
  5. Can I still come to NTU on exchange even though I am not nominated by my home university?
  6. I am a Singaporean studying in an overseas institution. Can I apply for exchange at NTU?  
  7. Are there any scholarships or Financial Aid which I can apply for the exchange programme?
  8. Where can I have a copy of the latest updated GEM Trailblazer Info Sheet and Guide Book for International Students?
  9. What are the dates and duration of the exchange programmes and when can I apply for the programme?
  10. What is the language of instruction for the programmes?
  11. Are credits awarded for the courses I attend during the exchange?
  12. What is the Academic Unit (AU) System?
  13. Do I need to take the TOEFL?
  14. How much do I need to pay for the exchange programme?
  15. How do I obtain a Certification Letter for the Learning Agreement?
     

Application Process

  1. If I am interested, how do I submit my application?
  2. I have applied for my passport, but I will only receive it after the application deadline. What should I do?
  3. I seem to have a problem uploading my passport size photo. What should I do?
  4. What procedures are there should I want to withdraw my application? What is the policy should I want to withdraw from the exchange programme?
  5. I am pursuing a direct Master's degree at my home university and have not yet received my Bachelor's degree. How should I apply?
  6. What should I expect after submitting my online application?

Student Pass/Visa Application

  1. Do I need to apply for visa?
  2. How do I apply for my student pass?
  3. When must I submit my application for a Student Pass?
  4. Is the Work Holiday Pass (WHP) necessary for the exchange programmes?
  5. Can I work during my stay in Singapore during the exchange period?
     

Courses/Course Registration

  1. Where can I find information on the courses that are available at NTU?
  2. Can I take all courses that are offered at NTU?
  3. How many courses should I take per semester as an exchange student?
  4. How does NTU assign credits for courses?
  5. I am a postgraduate student. Am I allowed to take undergraduate courses?
  6. I am a direct master student. Am I allowed to take postgraduate courses?
  7. What is STARS?
  8. Are course selections guaranteed?
  9. Why are the courses that I have applied for reflected as 'not registered'?
  10. I do not have enough courses approved. How can I select and submit more courses for approval?
  11. Will all my approved courses be registered for me?
  12. When is the add/drop period?
  13. What must I do if I decide not to take a certain course that is successfully approved?
  14. Am I allowed to drop any courses after the add/drop period?
  15. Who should I contact on issues pertaining to approval and/or reselection of courses?

E-Welcome Package

  1. When will I receive the E-Welcome package?
  2. Once I receive my E-Welcome package, who should I contact for further details such as visa application?
     

Transcript

  1. When will I receive my academic transcripts?
  2. Who do I contact if I need additional copies of my transcript?
     

Arriving in Singapore

  1. How do i get to NTU's Yunnan Garden campus? Will there be airport reception available?
  2. Is there any orientation for international students?
  3. Is the orientation compulsory? What will happen if I miss it?
     

Living in Singapore

  1. What will my estimated expenses be in Singapore?
  2. Must I open a bank account while studying in Singapore and is there a bank on NTU campus?
  3. What are the accepted credit cards/bank cards in Singapore?
  4. I already have insurance coverage, do I still have to purchase insurance in Singapore?

Housing

  1. Is on-campus housing provided for exchange students?
  2. How do I apply for on-campus housing?
  3. When will the on-campus housing result be released?
  4. The Hall of Residence I'm assigned to does not have air-conditioned rooms, can I request for a transfer?
  5. When can I move into the Hall of Residence?
  6. I am a full-year exchange student and I have been allocated on-campus housing. Does this mean that I can live on-campus during my second semester at NTU? Do I need to reapply?
  7. I have been allocated on-campus housing. What can I expect from the room?
  8. Will I be able to choose my roommate?
  9. Can I request for an air-conditioned room?
  10. My on-campus housing​ application is not successful. What should I do?


 

About GEM Trailblazer

1. Where can I view the latest academic calendar?

You may access the NTU Academic Calendar for both the undergraduates and postgraduates here.

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2. What are the types of exchange available at NTU?

There are 3 types of exchange programmes available under GEM Trailblazer, namely

There are 3 different tracks of exchange available via the GEM Trailblazer programme. They are:

 

Alternatively, NTU also offers the GEM Trailblazer Summer and GEM Trailblazer Winter programmes which span over a period of 3-4 weeks for students who are interested in short term exchange programmes.

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3. What are the eligibility requirements for GEM Trailblazer Exchange Programme?

​Exchange Type​Course Work​Research​Work Exchange (WEP)
​Requirements
  • ​Full-time, matriculated undergraduate or postgraduate students nominated by NTU's partner universities
  • Nominated students who have completed at least 2 semesters of study at home university with proof of results
  • ​Undergraduate students nominated by NTU's partner universities
  • Opened to all nationals except Singaporeans
  • Be eligible to apply for the Work Holiday Pass (WHP)
  • WEP Info Sheet

 
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4. My home university does not have an exchange agreement with NTU, can I still come on exchange?

No. Your home university must have an exchange agreement with NTU and you have to be a nominated student of your university to participate in GEM Trailblazer Exchange.

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5. Can I still come to NTU on exchange even though I am not nominated by my home university?

If you study at one of NTU's partner universities but were unable to get nominated for exchange in NTU, please write to Office of Global Education & Mobility at GEM-Trailblazer@ntu.edu.sg for assistance. If you DO NOT attend one of NTU's partner university, you will not be able to apply to NTU.  

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6. I am a Singaporean studying in an overseas institution. Can I apply for exchange at NTU?

Singapore citizens studying at overseas partner institutions are not eligible to apply for exchange at NTU.

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7. Are there any scholarships or Financial Aid which I can apply for the exchange programme?

Sorry, there is no Financial Aid available for exchange programmes. However, there are currently 2 types of scholarships which are available for exchange students.

 

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8. Where can I have a copy of the latest updated GEM Trailblazer Information Sheet and Guide Book for International Students?

Please download our latest GEM Trailblazer Information Sheet and Trailblazer Brochure here.

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9. What are the dates and duration of the exchange programmes and when can I apply for the programme?

Nominated students can apply for exchange programmes at NTU for a period of 1 to 2 semesters. Application dates are as follows for Coursework exchange applications:

Semester 1 (Fall) - 1st to 30th March

Semester 2 (Spring) - 1st to 30th September

 

Note: For students applying for Research Project or Work Experience exchange programmes, online applications have to be submitted at least 3 months prior to the start of the programme.

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10. What is the language of instruction of the programmes?

The instruction medium is English.

Proof of English language proficiency is not required for students who are native speakers of English, or where English is the core language of instruction in the home institution. Below are the guidelines for the level of English proficiency best suited to studying at NTU: 

General Paper of the Singapore Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Examination (sat in 2007 onwards) A grading of A, B, C, D or E
General Paper of the Singapore Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Examination (sat in 2006 or earlier) A grading of A1, A2, B3, B4, C5 or C6
​IELTS A minimum of 6 for the written sub-test
TOEFL A minimum of 570 (paper) or 90 (internet) or 237 (computer)
SAT1 A minimum of 600 for the verbal section; or 7 for the essay session
​IB A minimum of 600 for the verbal section; or 7 for the essay session
​MUET Band 6 and a minimum of 50 for writing
GEPT High intermediate Stage 2 consisting of writing and speaking modules (applies to students from Taiwan universities only)

 

The guidelines are in place to ensure exchange students are suited to cope with the rigorous curriculum conducted in English. If you do not have any of the tests above, you may request for a letter from your home university, confirming your English proficiency and ability to follow classes in English.

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11. Are credits awarded for the courses I attend during the exchange?

Yes. All courses offered under NTU are credit-bearing and the credits will be awarded to students after successful completion of the course. However, as credit transfer policies vary among universities, students are advised to check with home university to ensure that NTU's credits will be accepted by home university BEFORE application.

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12. What is the Academic Unit (AU) System?

NTU's courses are assigned credits based on Academic Unit (AU) system. For a typical one semester course, the number of AUs is calculated as follows:

  • 1 hour of lecture / tutorial per week: 1 AU
  • 3 hours of laboratory / fieldwork per week: 1 AU

Most courses offered in NTU weigh 3 to 4 AUs.

For more information about the AU system, please refer to Undergraduate AU system or Postgraduate AU system or Academic Information.

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 13. Do I need to take the TOEFL?

Taking the TOEFL is not necessary for exchange programmes. However, as English is the language of instruction at NTU for most courses and to ensure that students can cope with the rigorous curriculum conducted in English, students are recommended to note the guidelines for English proficiency.

Please refer to Question: What is the language of instruction for the programmes?

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14.How much do I need to pay for the exchange programme?

The tuition fees are waived for exchange students from NTU's partner universities.

However, there are mandatory administrative fees -  

Estimated compulsory payments:

  • SGD250 per semester for exchange undergraduate students and
  • SGD280 per semester for exchange graduate students

 

This is necessary for payments such as administrative costs; IT facilities; sports amenities; Student health service; insurance, etc.

Students should also prepare an estimated SGD 5000 per semester to defray costs such as accommodation, food, transportation, course materials and daily expenses.

Click here for more information on Managing Finances for International students.

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15.How do I obtain a Certification Letter for the Learning Agreement?

NTU offers a standard letter to certify students as Exchange students at NTU, the letter includes details such as the student's name, period of study at NTU, courses registered and a description of the academic unit system (AU). This letter can be attached to the student's learning agreement and sent back to their home university.

To apply for the letter, students can access One Stop @ SAC.

Applications take 1 to 2 working days to process, students will be notified via email when the letter(s) is/are ready. Letters can self-printed; if hard copies are required, students can collect them from One-Stop @ SAC.

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Application Process

1. If I am interested, how do I submit my application?

Your home university shall inform NTU via email, the names of nominated students and period of exchange, in accordance to the units of exchange agreed per academic year.

Students nominated by their home university for the exchange programmes are required to submit an online application. The link to the online application form will be sent to students upon successful nomination.

Applicants are to prepare the supporting documents to be uploaded as listed below before starting the online application:

  • Latest official transcript in English (signed by the Registrar and stamped with the home university's seal), reflecting all courses taken. Students also need to include a list of current courses (if they are not shown in the transcript). The official transcript and list of current courses should be submitted in one file, in PDF format (<2MB). For postgraduate students, you would need to include your Bachelor’s Degree certificate and Bachelor’s transcripts, as well as most recent postgraduate transcripts.
  • Coloured, passport-sized photo in JPG format (<100kb; 400(W) x 514(H) pixels)       
    Kindly adhere to the photo guidelines as incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
  • Clear, coloured, scanned copy of the passport information page in JPG format (<200kb). The image provided must display all details on the bio-page of the passport. These information must be available so as to prepare your Student's Pass application. Please ensure the passport is valid for at least six months from the commencement of the exchange semester in NTU.
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) in Word format of file size less than 600kb(Applicable to students on Research exchange only)
  • Bachelor's degree certificate in PDF format (for graduates(PG) only)

 

Note: NO MAILING of the original documents stated above is required.

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2. I have applied for my passport but I will only receive it after the application deadline. What should I do?

A JPEG file with information stating the expected date of receipt of the new passport should be submitted at the point of online application. Students are required to follow-up by email to the GEM Trailblazer Team at GEM-Trailblazer@ntu.edu.sg a scanned copy of the information page of the new passport upon receipt of the passport.

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3. I seem to have a problem uploading my passport size photo. What should I do?

Please use Internet Explorer to upload and submit your documents. If you continue to face any issues, you can email the GEM Trailblazer team.

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4. What is the policy if I want to withdraw from the exchange programme?

Exchange Withdrawal Policy before arrival in NTU

Student to inform the home university and GEM Trailblazer Team in writing at GEM-Trailblazer@ntu.edu.sg to inform on the withdrawal from the programme.

This will not be counted towards 1 spot of exchange.

Exchange Withdrawal Policy after arrival in NTU

Student to inform home university, GEM Trailblazer team at GEM-Trailblazer@ntu.edu.sg and NTU Office of Academic Service (for undergraduates) or Office of Admissions and Financial Aid – Graduation Education (for postgraduates) and the International Student Support in writing on the withdrawal.

This will be counted towards 1 spot of exchange.    

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5. I am pursuing a Direct Masters degree at my home university. How should I apply?

Students who are pursuing a Direct Master's degree at their home university shall apply as an undergraduate (UG) for the exchange programme. Submission of bachelor degree certificate is not required. To read PG courses, you must have completed at least seven semesters at your home university, and have met the necessary course pre-requisites. 

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6. What should I expect after submitting my online application?

Please refer to the application flow chart.

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Student Pass/Visa Application

1. Do I need to apply for visa?

An Entry Visa is required of international students from certain countries for entry into Singapore. Visit Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority website to learn more.

The Entry Visa is incorporated in the In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter sent to students upon successful application of the Student's Pass. There is no need to make a separate application for the Entry Visa. However, students who are unable to receive the IPA before departing their countries will need to apply for the Entry Visa from the Singapore Embassy or Singapore Consulate in their country before arriving in Singapore.

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2. How do I apply for my student pass?

You will find the instructions on how to apply for your student pass in your E-Welcome Package. For more information, click here.

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3. When must I submit my application for a Student Pass?

New applications for a Student's Pass must be submitted at least one (01) month and not more than two (02) months before the commencement of the course through ICA's Student's Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system.

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4. Is the Work Holiday Pass (WHP) necessary for the exchange programmes?

The WHP is only applicable for

  • full-time students of all nationalities studying in selected universities in the nine countries/territories (Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States)
  • who are coming to NTU for exchange under the WEP Programme
  • Information regarding WHP can be found here


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5. Can I work during my stay in Singapore during the exchange period?

All exchange students are NOT ALLOWED to work or intern during the exchange period. 

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Courses/Course Registration

1. Where can I find information on the courses that are available at NTU?

Information on Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses can be found here
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2. Can I take all courses that are offered at NTU?

    No, students are not allowed to register for any courses from NTU's 5 autonomous institutions below:
  1. National Institute of Education*,
  2. S Rajaratnam School of International Studies,
  3. Earth Observatory of Singapore,
  4. Singapore Centre of Environmental Life Sciences Engineering and
  5. Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

*Only NIE General Electives are available to exchange students

There are also restricted courses which are have limited vacancies or are not available for exchange students.

Click here for more details on the list of courses that are not available for registration for exchange students.

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3. How many courses should I take per semester as an exchange student?

For Undergraduates:

For Postgraduates:

 

For Direct Masters Students:

  • Direct Masters students are advised to apply as Undergraduate, so that you can have access to both  undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • To read postgraduate courses, you must have completed at least 7 semesters at your home university and have met the necessary course pre-requisites.

 

Note: All incoming exchange students should take at least 50% of courses from the NTU School that they had selected at the point of application. 


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4. How does NTU assign credits for courses?

NTU's courses are assigned credits based on the Academic Unit (AU) System. For a typical one-semester course, 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

Find out more from the following links:

Undergraduates http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Students/Undergraduate/AcademicServices/Pages/AcademicUnitSystem(AUS).aspx

Postgraduates http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Students/Graduate/AcademicServices/AcademicUnitSystem/Pages/home.aspx

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5. I am a postgraduate student. Am I allowed to take undergraduate courses?

No, postgraduates are not allowed to apply for undergraduate courses.

To be enrolled in NTU, you must take a minimum of one postgraduate course.

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6. I am a Direct Master student. Am I allowed to take postgraduate courses?

Students who are pursuing a Direct Master's degree at their home university shall apply as an undergraduate (UG) for the exchange programme. To read PG courses, you must have completed at least seven semesters at your home university, and have met the necessary course pre-requisites. 

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7. What is STARS?

STARS in short stands for Student Automated Registration System which is a system designed for students to register for courses. More details about STARS can be found in your E-Welcome Package. 

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8. Are course selections guaranteed?

Sorry, courses selections are not guaranteed. Approval of courses is required by the offering schools in NTU and subjected to NTU's pre-requisites, availability of vacancies and class/exam timetable.

Exchange students MUST select at least 10 courses (postgraduate exchange students may only select postgraduate courses) in the order of preference during the online application for approval. This to ensure adequate number of approved courses for reading prior to arrival in NTU (if application is successful).

Note: Exchange students are strongly encouraged not to deviate from the list of approved courses. It is imperative that students select courses which are approved by home universities and deemed necessary for academic progression.

In general, there are 3 stages in course selections:

  • Course Submission: Students to submit the courses they would like to read for the NTU schools' course approval. Students will be asked to submit an initial list of 10 courses via the online application portal. Should they have additional courses to request, they may submit via the E-Request System.
  • Course Approval: At this stage, the students have met the pre-requisites and are eligible to read the submitted course. Please note that this does not mean that the course shall be registered for the student.  Courses at this stage are still subjected to vacancies.
  • Course Registration: The course is officially registered for the student.


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9. Why are the courses that I have applied for reflected as 'not registered'?

Courses offered at NTU are highly popular and competitive. It is not always possible for students to be registered for courses of their preferences due to vacancy limitations. Despite being approved by the school(s) there may be clashes in classes and/or examination timetables resulting in unsuccessful registration. 

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10. I do not have enough courses approved. How can I select and submit more courses for approval?

Students can submit additional courses for approval via E-request. Details can be found in the E-Welcome package emailed to successful applicants of the exchange programmes and on the GEM Trailblazer Exchange/Study Abroad Portal.

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11. Will all my approved courses be registered for me?

No, not all courses approved will be registered for the students by the Office of Academic Services during the course registration period. The registration of courses is still subjected to course vacancies and clashes in classes and/or examination timetables.

In general, there are 3 stages in course selections:

  • Course Submission: Students to submit the courses they would like to read for the NTU schools' course approval. Students will be asked to submit an initial list of 10 courses via the online application portal. Should they have additional courses to request, they may submit via the E-Request System.
  • Course Approval: At this stage, the students have met the pre-requisites and are eligible to read the submitted course. Please note that this does not mean that the course shall be registered for the student.  Courses at this stage are still subjected to vacancies.
  • Course Registration: The course is officially registered for the student.


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12. When is the add/drop period?

The add/drop period is usually during the first two weeks of the semester.

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13. What must I do if I decide not to take a certain course that is successfully approved?

Students are allowed to drop a registered course in the STARS during the add/drop period only. In the case whereby a student is registered for a course but fail to sit for the examination, the student would be deemed as having read the course and failed the course. The grading "F" will be reflected on the transcript.

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14. Am I allowed to drop any courses after the add/drop period?

No, students are only allowed to drop courses during the add/drop period only. In the case whereby a student registered for a course but fail to sit for the examination, the student would be deemed as having read the course and failed the course. The grading "F" will be reflected on the transcript. 

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15. Who should I contact on issues pertaining to approval and/or reselection of courses?

For undergraduate course issues, students can contact the Office of Academic Services (OAS) at ng_prog@ntu.edu.sg.

For postgraduate course issues, students can contact Graduate Course Registraion at coureg@ntu.edu.sg.

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E-Welcome Package

1. When will I receive the E-Welcome package?

Successful applicants can expect to receive the E-welcome package sent via email in -

Semester 1 (Fall) exchange: June

Semester 2 (Spring) exchange: November

Your home institutions will also be notified of the acceptance by email.

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2. Once I receive my E-Welcome Package, who should I contact for further details such as visa application?

Students can contact One Stop @ SAC or visit this page for information regarding visa application.

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Transcript

1. When and how will I receive my academic transcripts?

The official transcript(s) will be mailed out to the students' home universities within 2 months of the release of examination/course assessment results. A scanned copy of the transcript will be emailed to the Student Exchange Office of the students' home university for record. eTranscripts (electronic transcript) are not available for exchange students.

 

 

2. Who do I contact if I need additional copies of my transcript?

Please refer to this link to request for additional transcripts:

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Students/Undergraduate/AcademicServices/Examination/Pages/Transcript.aspx

Do note that additional charges apply.

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Arriving in Singapore

1. How do I get to NTU’s Yunnan Garden campus? Will there be airport reception available?

No, there will not be any airport reception available. Students will be able to find the way to the campus using Singapore's efficient public transport system. Pre-arrival information will be provided before the arrival of the students in Singapore.

Refer here for a guide on how to get to NTU.

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2. Is there any orientation for international students?

Yes. An orientation for exchange students will usually be held 3 days before the semester. Exact date of orientation shall be informed via your E-Welcome Package.

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3. Is the orientation compulsory? What will happen if I miss it?

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Living in Singapore

1. What are my estimated expenses like in Singapore?

The currency accepted in Singapore is Singapore Dollars (SGD). Click here to read the estimated expenses for exchange students in Singapore. 

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2. Must I open a bank account while studying in Singapore and is there a bank on NTU campus?

Opening of bank account during the period of exchange in NTU is optional. Students may open a savings account with the Oversea-Chinese Business Corporation (OCBC) located at the NTU campus branch. However, there will be an administrative fee charged should the account be closed within the first 6 months.

Note: There are other banks in Singapore. However, not all banks allow for the opening of a bank account for less than 6 months.

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3. What are the accepted credit cards/bank cards in Singapore?

The currency that is accepted in Singapore is Singapore Dollars (SGD). Credit cards such as VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Diner's Club, Maestro and PLUS can be used in Singapore. Students may withdraw monies from most of the bank machines which are scattered around Singapore. Automated Teller Machines (ATM) are also located around the NTU campus.

There is also a local bank (OCBC Bank Singapore) located within the campus. Alternatively, students can visit the nearest shopping mall, Jurong Point Shopping Centre for individual banking needs.

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4. I already have insurance coverage, do I still have to purchase insurance in Singapore?

Yes, it is compulsory for all exchange students to be covered under the NTU student insurance schemes, namely Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI), Group Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance (GHSI) and Medical scheme, even if students have already bought similar insurance in their home country. The cost of these student insurance schemes is included in the compulsory administrative fees. For more coverage details please refer to this link.

Please note that all incoming students are strongly encouraged to highlight any existing/pre-existing medical conditions or surgeries they have/had during the submission of their online application for the purpose of caring for the well-being of the students during their stay with NTU.

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Housing

1. Is on-campus housing provided for exchange students?

All incoming Coursework exchange students would be guaranteed on-campus housing as long as the online housing application is submitted before the stipulated deadline.  

Note: Exchange students coming on Research or Work exchange shall be recommended for off-campus housing in view of the varied project dates. 

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2. How do I apply for on-campus housing?

  • Upon acceptance as an exchange student, students may apply online for on-campus housing through the GEM Trailblazer Exchange/Study Abroad Portal prior to the stipulated closing date.
  • Students who do not submit the housing application online before the stipulated closing date, will be deemed as opted out from on-campus housing.
  • Students are allocated randomly and request for specific types of rooms will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Students with medical condition(s) and/or have specific requests will have to submit a doctor's letter certifying their condition, which shall be subsequently verified by NTU's Medical Centre.   
  • Requests for specific room-mates or preferred Halls is not allowed. 
  • Students who are unsuccessful in their applications for on-campus housing shall seek their own arrangements for off-campus housing.
  • 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.
  • Housing options are described in detail at: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/Undergraduate/Pages/index.aspx

 
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3. When will the on-campus housing result be released?

Students coming on exchange in Semester 1 (Fall) can expect the results to be out by July. Students enrolled in Semester 2 (Spring) can expect the results to be out by December


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4. The Hall of Residence I'm assigned to does not have air-conditioned rooms, can I request for a transfer?

Exchange students are allocated proportionately to the 24 Halls and request for transfer of Halls will not be entertained.

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5. When can I move into the Hall of Residence?

Students can move into the Hall of Residence 3 days before the commencement of the semester. The Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services shall inform all successful appplicants the exact check-in date in the GEM Trailblazer Exchange/Study Abroad Portal.

Note: Students intending to arrive earlier than the check-in date and/or arrive after the Hall of Residence's Office hours shall have to source for temporary off-campus accommodation. In addition, the period of stay in the hall is determined by the approved period of the programme as stipulated on the Letter of Enrolment issued by NTU.

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6. I am a full-year exchange student and I have been allocate on-campus housing. Does this mean that I can live on-campus during my second semester at NTU? Do I need to reapply?

Full-year exchange students, who successfully secured on-campus housing for their first semester, shall not be guaranteed for their second semester. Students are required to re-apply. The Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services will notify students nearer to the end of the first semester.

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7. I have been allocated on-campus housing. What can I expect from the room?

Rooms are furnished with basic furniture such as a bed, mattress, study table, chair, wardrobe, bookshelf and softboard. Take note that bed linens/sheets and pillows are not included.

Each room is fitted with curtains/blinds, lighting and a fan.

NOTE: Personal items to bring include

  • Shower tote bucket
  • Toiletries
  • Towels, washcloths (recommended 2 sets)
  • Shower shoes
  • Single-size bed sheets/linen, blanket, pillow, pillow cases
  • Laundry bag, detergent
  • Clothes hangers and pegs

 

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8. Will I be able to choose my room mate?

No, students will not be able to choose their roommate. Allocation of on-campus accommodation is based on random balloting. Any requests for change of rooms will NOT be considered.

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9. Can I request for an air-conditioned room?

No, request for an air-conditioned room will not be entertained. Allocation of on-campus accommodation is based on balloting. There are a total of 24 Hall of Residences within NTU whereby 19 Halls have selected rooms with air conditioners while the remaining 5 Halls do not. All rooms have ceiling fans.

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10. My on-campus housing application is not successful. What should I do?

We strongly advise that you start searching for an off-campus housing at the soonest possible.

The Office of Housing & Auxiliary Services will email all unsuccessful applicants the list of off-campus housing options upon releasing the on-campus housing allocation results. Students seeking off-campus housing should begin their search soonest possible. Estates near NTU includes Boon Lay, Jurong West and Jurong East.

The Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services has a list of recommended off-campus hostels for your reference.

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