National University of Singapore (UNC-NUS Joint Degree)
Be a part of this innovative new program in cooperation with one of the world's leading universities. Pursue a joint UNC-NUS undergraduate degree in Biology, Economics, English Literature, Geography, Global Studies, History, or Political Science.
The joint program is believed to be a first at the undergraduate level outside of a professional school setting among UNC's U.S. peer campuses. Students will apply for the program after being admitted to either university. Eligible UNC undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences can take two to four semesters of classes at NUS and earn diplomas from both universities. NUS students can study in Chapel Hill and also receive a degree from both campuses. Please note that students may NOT double major on this program.
Singapore is not just one island but a main island with over 60 surrounding islets with a population of over 3.4 million people and four official languages: Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil and English. Singapore is one of the busiest ports in the world and one of the most important financial centers of Asia. Singapore's location, excellent facilities, fascinating cultural contrasts and tourist attractions contribute to its success as a leading destination for academics, business, and sightseeing. Eating and shopping are Singapore’s national pastimes.
Students will find that Singapore has a great deal of interesting attractions, such as museums, landmarks, nature preserves, and theme parks to visit. While Singapore has a gleaming city center of high-rise buildings, it is also awash with lush gardens and parks. Known as the Garden City, Singapore features a significant area of primary rainforest within its boundaries.
On campus, UNC students will also have access to the NUS library, computer system, and recreational centers, including the infinity pool. Frequent buses shuttle students around campus, and the MRT (rapid transit rail) connects NUS with the rest of Singapore. All parts of the island, including the airport, are easily accessible from NUS by public transportation, and Singapore is also an excellent hub from which to explore the rest of Asia!
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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- Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
- The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
- Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
Semester/Academic Year Programs
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|NOTE: Program dates are generally as follows: Calendar Year - Early January to Early December (*NOTE: Southern Hemisphere academic year is Spring through Fall of the same year)|
|NOTE: Program dates are generally as follows: Spring - Early January to Early May|