Health and Safety


Health Check-up & Medications

If your host university requires a medical check-up (eg. Chuo University), it is recommended that you undergo the check-up in Singapore as medical care abroad is costly.

If you require regular medication, remember to obtain your doctor's prescription for customs clearance at the airport and to bring extra supplies for your exchange.

Check if the destination of your exchange requires any type of jab, for example: typhoid, tetanus.

Safety & Emergency Services

The followings are emergency services that all students should take note of.


iSOS Membership

Timely assistance on medical and security matters is also important while abroad. The International SOS Assistance App is an SOS service that provides you with on-site assistance while overseas. 

Download the app via onto your mobile device for quick access to emergency services. When prompted, key in the ISOS membership number: 02AYCA089601. Please note that this is not an insurance policy. See: Mandatory Travel Insurance​.


Registration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs

If you are Singaporean/SPR, please register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)​ before you travel so that MFA would be able to keep you informed should there be any emergencies at your exchange destination.

You can register via


Overseas Trip Notification (MINDEF):

  • For NS-men and Regulars only
  • Apply via the NS Portal –
  • Apply for your Exit Permit, if necessary.​



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