International Exchange Program


Nanyang Technological University
Year of Study
during Exchange
  • 4Y - Yr 3
  • 4Y - Yr 4
Exchange Term Fall, Spring, Summer
Special Term Periods No

Fall: Early Aug - Early Dec

Spring: Mid Jan - Mid May

CGA Requirements 2.8 or above
Language Requirements Nil
Time Accepting Applications
  • Fall: By 30 Nov
  • Spring: By 30 Apr
Credit System Used HKUST Equivalent

- Credit load per semester: max. 20 AUs (around 6 courses); exchange students usually take 3-5 courses per semester

- Course Restrictions: Students can only enrol in courses offered under the College of Science

Exchange students are not allowed to take restricted programmes and courses. These include:

  • - All courses from five autonomous institutions
    • - National Institute of Education (Only NIE general electives are available for exchange students)
    • - S Rajaratnam School of International Studies
    • - Earth Observatory of Singapore
    • - Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering
    • - Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • - All courses offered by School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE)
  • - Entrepreneurship courses offered by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Center
  • - Graduate Programmes offered by the Nanyang Business School
  • - Exchange Students are not allowed to attend Special Terms
Information Sheet


'Staying at DTU for exchange is definitely one of the best choices I have made in my university study. Apart from living in a completely different environment and tackling with new challenges every day, I have been inspired by the people around. All these have a huge impact on my personal development and helped me develop a positive attitude towards life. 'Life is an adventure with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.' I am really thankful that I have met great companions during exchange!'

LAI Ka Wing, Chemistry, Spring 2017
from Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

'The exchange experience was fruitful and inspiring. First of all, I got to learn more about the American way of college education and improved my academic speaking skills. Second, by putting myself into the new culture, I made interesting friends and had fun together. Third, it prepared me for future graduate study in the USA: independence, time management, transportation, tipping etiquette, etc. It is definitely a precious opportunity to join the exchange program and explore the world!'

BAI Xue, Mathematics and Economics, Spring 2017
from Columbia University, USA

'This five-month exchange has become one of the integral parts of my university life! I have developed a strong sense of belonging in this spacious campus as well as in this fabulous country with a beautiful natural environment surrounding by. The friendliness, kindness and the affectionateness of the people there have made my heart melt, that they were definitely wonderful and have filled my life with colours. I could get help easily from the amiable professors when I faced obstacles in my study. This valuable and irreplaceable exchange experience have shaped me to a brand new person and to be more mature. I can tell you that Taiwan is the origin of love that I have no doubts to love this place and the great people I met there!'

CHEUNG Kam Tim, Biological Science, Spring 2017
from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan