ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study:
Accountancy, Art, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognized 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. It is known to be a pioneer in Singapore for its interactive and technologically-enabled pedagogy of seminar-style teaching in small class sizes which remains its unique hallmark.
The SMU campus is situated at the heart of the central business district and the arts and heritage precincts. The campus is easily accessible via public transportation, and there is a wide variety of food outlets, shopping and entertainment centers conveniently located around campus. SMU is well-equipped with various facilities –campus-wide WIFI connection, state-of-the-art learning facilities and resources, library, swimming pool, fitness gym etc.
Established in January 2000
First publicly-funded autonomous university in Singapore
City campus located in the Bras Basah civic district
Shared values of Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility, Collegiality, Leadership and Excellence
6,399 full-time undergraduates
261 full-time postgraduates
266 part-time postgraduates
297 full-time faculty
59% international faculty [non-Singapore citizens]
Courses taught in English
For the course catalog and course descriptions for a specific semester, please go to this link. In order to obtain full course descriptions follow the directions below:
Click on Course Catalog
Change term if needed
Select the corresponding letter of the course name
Click 'view class section'
Click on the icon next to 'course description' to get the full course description
Only undergraduate schools (accountancy, business, economics, information systems, law, social sciences) are open to exchange students.
There are 15 weeks in each term, consisting 13 weeks of class, one week recess, one week exams. Students are also expected to spend 6-12 hours per week per course for self-study and class preparation.
Each full time course at SMU carries a weight of 1 credit and is equal to 3 CSULB credits.
Exchange students are not guaranteed registration into the courses they request and should plan for flexibility in choosing alternative options.
SMU does not arrange accommodation for international exchange students. Several housing options are available to students such as:
SMU Hostel at Pearls Hill (Chinatown)
Privately run student hostels
More information about housing can be found at this link.
Living conditions in Singapore are among the best in Asia with state-of-the-art facilities for education, shopping, sports and recreation. Below are estimates of how much is required during your stay in Singapore, ?exchange students can expect to spend approximately S$7500 –S$9000 per term (including housing rental). These estimates do not include tuition fees and travel expenses from your home country to Singapore.
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
*Students are required to pay a compulsory Miscellaneous Fees of approximately S$250. This includes insurance coverage, IT services and sports facilities fees.
Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).
Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.
Dates / Deadlines:
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.