Singapore Management 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.
• Academic Calendar:
All one-credit courses at SMU last for an entire term (13 weeks), with the rest (0.5- credit courses) being held over a period of half a term or for the full term. The period of exchange is usually one or two terms. Classes run intensively from Week 1 onwards.
Fall Term/Term 1 = 15 August 2016 to 4 December 2016
Recess week = 3 October 2016 to 9 October 2016
Exam week = 21 November 2016 to 4 December 2016
Spring Term/Term 2 = 2 January 2017 to 23 April 2017
Recess week = 20 February 2017 – 26 February 2017
Exam week = 10 April 2017 – 23 April 2017
Term 3A = 24 April 2017 to 28 May 2017
Term 3B = 12 June 2017 to 16 July 2017
• Entry Requirements:
Students must have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate studies and must continue to be registered as degree-seeking students at their home universities throughout
their intended duration of exchange at SMU. Students must have obtained a GPA of 3.0 out of 4, or equivalent. As the medium of instruction at SMU is English (except for language courses), students must be proficient in the English language in order to benefit from their studies at SMU. Students from nonEnglish-medium institutions must fulfil at least one of the following:
a. TOEFL score of at least:
• 550 for the paper-based test; or
• 213 for the computer-based test; or
• 79 for the internet-based test
b. IELTS result of at least 6.5; or
c. any other English Language qualifications as determined by SMU.
• Courses Available for Exchange Students:
Exchange students are strongly encouraged to enroll for a maximum course load of 4 SMU credits per semester. On an exceptional basis, students may register for a course load of 5 SMU credits per semester, with a formal request from the home coordinator. Each full-credit course at SMU carries a weightage of 1 credit. It consists of 3 contact hours per week over a period of 13 teaching weeks (i.e. 39 contact hours). A half-credit course has a total of 21 contact hours per term. 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. There is no guarantee on course availability. Students should exercise flexibility with alternative courses. Postgraduate courses are not opened to exchange students and graduate students may only take undergraduate courses.
Areas of concentration
• Arts and Language
• Corporate Communication
• Economics and Statistics
• Information Systems
• Law and Legal Studies
• Operations Management
• Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
• Political Science
• Quantitative Finance
• Strategic Management
• Science and Technology
To view the course catalogue and course descriptions for a specific semester, please visit: Undergraduate Student Information (http://info.smu.edu.sg/courses/index.asp) –
Course Catalogue Class Search -> select the term searching for and Courses with sections offered -> select the corresponding letter of the course name -> view class section -> course description.
Some courses require students to fulfil prerequisites before reading. The prerequisites are listed in the online course catalogue. If students have done similar prerequisites in their home university, they should check with the SMU course instructors if they will accept these prerequisites. Prerequisites may be checked by the SMU course instructors during the first week of the
term. Students should prepare a course outline (in English) of the courses they have taken that meet the prerequisite for the SMU course instructor’s review. Students may contact the course instructors to enquire if they fulfil the prerequisites. A list of the instructors is available via the Faculty Directory at the SMU website.
• Estimated Expenses:
Living conditions in Singapore are amongst the best in Asia with state-of-the-art facilities for education, shopping, sports and recreation. Singapore has one of the highest living standards in the South East Asia.. Below are estimates of how much is required during your stay in Singapore. They do not include tuition fees and travel expenses from your home country to Singapore. Exchange students can expect to spend approximately S$7500 – S$9000 per term (including housing rental).
Estimated monthly expenses
• Accommodation: S$900 – S$1800 (assuming three to four students share a private apartment)
• Food: S$300 – S$500
• Local transportation: S$100 – S$150
• Telecommunications: From S$30 (varies with usage and packages subscribed)
• Books and stationery: S$30 – S$100
• Personal expenses: S$100 – S$300
• Required Documents:
a) Curiculum Vitae
b.) Nomination Letter from Faculty (Addressed to Head, Office of International Affairs UGM)
c.) Copy of Passport
d.) English language proficiency
e.) Official Academic Transcript
f.) Letter of Recommendation from Academic Supervisor
g.) Student Enrollment from faculty
h.) 3 copies of ID photo
Please send all documents above in 2 COPIES to Kantor Urusan International UGM (Bulaksumur, F13) no later than September 1, 2016.