A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. Established in 2000, SMU’s mission is to generate leading-edge research with global impact and produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. SMU comprises six schools: School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law and School of Social Sciences, offering a wide range of bachelors, masters and PhD degree programmes in business and other disciplines. SMU received accreditation from AACSB International for both its business and accounting programmes in April 2011, and was shortly awarded the coveted EQUIS accreditation (5 years) for its business programmes in December 2011.
Website of University: http://www.smu.edu.sg/
Website for inbound exchange students: http://smu.edu.sg/smu/programmes/exchange-programme/international-programme/incoming-students
Academic calendar: http://info.smu.edu.sg/courses/index.asp
Contact hours per undergraduate course 1 credit course = 39 contact hours per semester 0.5 credit course = 18 contact hours per semester (6 to 12 hours per week of self-study or preparation time) Number of credits per undergraduate course Either 0.5 or 1 credit per course Workload per semester for exchange students Minimum = 2 credits Maximum = 4 credits Teaching methods Presentation, projects, class participation and examinations.
Only undergraduate programmes/schools (Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law, Social Sciences) are open to exchange students. A list of courses available for exchange students will be sent to applicants about two weeks before course registration. Postgraduate courses are not open to exchange students and graduate students may only take undergraduate courses.
Course finder website : http://info.smu.edu.sg/courses/index.asp
For enrolment in Spring Semester (Term 2, January to April): 23 September
For enrolment in Fall Semester (Term 1, August to December): 22 April
For enrolment in Spring Semester (Term 2, January to April): 30 September
For enrolment in Fall Semester (Term 1, August to December): 30 April
To enrol for the international exchange programme at SMU, candidates should first seek approval from the home university. The candidate should only submit the online application upon the home university’s confirmation and nomination, Students MUST be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate degree programmes at overseas universities that have concluded an academic exchange agreement with Nagoya University. Refer to Partner Institutions. They should not be engaged in full-time employment.
The score for TOEFL-test should be equivalent to 550 points (the paper-based test) or 213 points (the computer-based test) or between 79 – 80 points (the internet-based test). The overall score for IELTS should be equivalent to 6.5 points. The score for TOEIC should be 700 points.
3. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
SMU hostel Students may apply for the Evans Hostel. The 4 type of rooms available are: (i) Double Common (Twin-sharing room with single beds and with common sharing toilets & bathrooms), (ii) Single Common (Single bed with common sharing toilets & bathrooms), (iii) Double Studio (Twin-sharing room with single beds and with attached bathroom), and (iv) Single Studio (Single bed room with attached bathroom). Exchange students will be informed on application procedures after they are accepted into the exchange programme. Application is on a first-come-first-served basis. More information on the hostel is available via the following website: http://www.smu.edu.sg/campus-information/accommodation-at-evan-hostel
2. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
Exchange students can expect to spend approximately S$7500 – S$9000 per term (including housing rental).
3. VISA REQUIREMENTS
As a student participating in SMU for an exchange programme, exchange students are required to apply for a student pass prior to arrival in Singapore. The SMU Office of Global Learning will apply the student’s pass on their behalf before their arrival. Please refer to the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s website (http://www.ica.gov.sg/) for more information about visas and immigration matters. Upon arrival in Singapore, students will be granted a Social Visit Pass stamp in their passport or Disembarkation/ Embarkation card. This allows them to stay for at least 30 days in Singapore. Before expiry of the entry visa, they must collect their student pass from the immigration office.
View detail: http://admissions.smu.edu.sg/scholarships
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