CSE: Engineering Exchange in Singapore

  1. Program Details

    Study at the National University of Singapore and enroll in English-taught engineering coursework.

    This program is administered by College of Science & Engineering. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.

    Location Singapore, Singapore
    Term Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
    Housing Apartment, Dormitory
    Credit Type Transfer Credit
    Sponsor College of Science & Engineering

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 2.8
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. About CSE: Engineering Exchange in Singapore

    College of Science & Engineering exchange programs offers students the opportunity to take engineering and science courses taught in English at science and engineering universities abroad.

    This program is coordinated by the College of Science & Engineering. You must apply for the program through the College of Science & Engineering.

    You receive transfer credit for the courses you take. Your grades do not factor into your University of Minnesota GPA. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies for more information.

    Application Deadline

    Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 2.8 GPA. Application deadline mid-March for academic year/fall semester; mid-October for spring semester. You must apply through the College of Science & Engineering.


    Study at the National University of Singapore and enroll in English-taught engineering coursework. Courses are offered across many engineering disciplines. Visiting students are required to take 70% of their credits within engineering departments.

    After you've chosen a program and identified the courses you want to take, departmental and college advisers can evaluate whether or not the course work can be used toward your major or to meet other requirements.

    It's important to be somewhat flexible in planning your courses. Sometimes course information isn't immediately available, so you may need to correspond directly with the host university.

    Program Fee

    Program fees include tuition and international health insurance. Housing and meals are paid in Singapore. Airfare and personal expenses are additional.

    Fall 2020 or Spring 2021

    Academic Year 2020/21

    More Information

    For more information on this program, contact Adam Pagel in the College of Science and Engineering.

  3. Prepare

    Complete pre-application advising.

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    It is your responsibility to apply directly to the College of Science & Engineering and your host institution. Be sure to work with CSE to give yourself enough time to prepare the required documents. Once you have been accepted by CSE and your host institution, you may proceed with the LAC online application process. Please contact CSE International Programs with questions about applying for this CSE exchange.

    To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term See Snapshot page for term options
    Program Name Engineering Exchange in Singapore
    Track Name Engineering Exchange in Singapore
    Country Singapore


    Once the college/department has nominated you for the program, you will receive a link to the Learning Abroad Center's application system by email. You must complete this application to enter yourself in the Learning Abroad Center's system. This ensures that you retain your U of M student status while abroad, as well as access to financial aid, international insurance, etc.


    Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received and that you are now in the Learning Abroad Center's system. Once you are accepted to your host university, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which will include the following items:

    • First Step
    • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
    • Health Information Form
    • University of Minnesota Release and Waiver

    Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the confirmation checklist assigned to you. You should also continue working with CSE and your host institution for pre-departure considerations.