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Semester Study Abroad Programs

Singapore: National University of Singapore Business School

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship (UNC-CH undergraduates only). To learn more visit the Phillips Ambassadors website at http://phillips.unc.edu/. When you are ready to apply click here.

    The National University of Singapore is one of Asia's leading business schools, and is comprised of five academic departments -- Business Policy, Decision Sciences, Finance and Accounting, Management and Organization and Marketing.

    NUS has a large international student population and a thriving exchange program. Approximately 19% of BBA undergraduates are from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Africa.

    All courses are taught in English.

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    Eligibility

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No


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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Early August to Early December
    Spring​ - Early January to Early May

    Spring 2018 dates are January 10 - May 12

    Application Dates

    Spring 2018 Program:

    • ​​​Application opens: August 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Spring 2018: September 12, 2017
    • Notification begins: September 20, 2017
    Fall 2018 Program:
    •  ​​Application opens: November 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 15, 2018
    • Notification begins: February 23, 2018
    Spring 2019 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: TBD
    • Application deadline for Spring 2019: March 22, 2018
    • Notification begins: April 6, 2018

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    NUS offers a curriculum that is similar to Kenan-Flagler's, and business students transfer a combination of business core and elective courses towards the undergraduate business major or minor. Students will take 4-5 courses and transfer 12-15 UNC credit hours. NUS has popular course offerings in Asian business, finance, management, and marketing.

    Courses taken at the National University of Singapore Business School will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of C or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under C will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the NUS transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 3 UNC credits for every 4 credit course at NUS, and are expected to take four to five courses worth 4 NUS credits each during the semester. A student who earns a C or better in all courses will receive a total of 12-15 UNC credits for their semester abroad.

    This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn 5 points towards the Kenan-Flagler Global Inclusive Leadership Initiative.« PrevNext »
  • Housing

    NUS offers on campus housing, however space is limited and not all exchange students receive on campus housing assignments. The student accommodations are within walking distance to most campus faculties, libraries, sports facilities and administration offices. There is also a free internal shuttle bus service that operates throughout the campus 7 days a week.

    Our recommendation for students interested in NUS is to apply for on campus housing as early as possible and independently search for alternative off campus housing in the event that on campus housing is not available.



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  • Student Life

    Singapore is a large modern city with a diverse population of over five million inhabitants. Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore is considered one of the world's leading financial centers.

    While Singapore's history dates back to the 11th century, it is a relatively young country in terms of independence. It gained independence from Malaysia in 1965. As a port city, Singapore has a history of being conquered. The Portugese destroyed the city in the 1600s, and the British took control in the early 1800s, where Singapore gained importance as a port city. During World War II the island was occupied by the Japanese, then control reverted back to the British, then the Malay, and today sovereignty. Singapore has a highly developed free market economy and has been applauded for it's visionary development.


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  • Budget

    Disclaimer: These budget figures are subject to change for various reasons, including but not limited to bank fees, UNC tuition and exchange rate fluctuations. In this event, your student account will be amended accordingly.
    Last cost update: August 2017

    Out-of-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 178



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,172


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Room $ 2,400

    Board $ 1,800

    Visa Fee $ 120

    Course Material $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 600

    Personal Expenses $ 1,000

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 2,000



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,670
    Grand Total $ 27,842


    In-state Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 178



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,327


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Room $ 2,400

    Board $ 1,800

    Visa Fee $ 120

    Course Material $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 600

    Personal Expenses $ 1,000

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 2,000



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,670
    Grand Total $ 14,997


    Out-of-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 178



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,172


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Room $ 2,400

    Board $ 1,800

    Visa Fee $ 120

    Course Material $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 600

    Personal Expenses $ 1,000

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 2,000



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,670
    Grand Total $ 27,842


    In-State Exchange Spring 2018
    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 178



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,327


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Room $ 2,400

    Board $ 1,800

    Visa Fee $ 120

    Course Material $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 600

    Personal Expenses $ 1,000

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 2,000



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,670
    Grand Total $ 14,997


    Special Notes

    1 The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. In addition, Non-UNC Chapel Hill students will also be billed a $100 registration fee to register the student at UNC for the term of the study abroad program. Again, this $100 fee will be billed to the student account only if the Non-UNC student accepts an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad.

    Funding your study abroad program

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.



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