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  • Locations: Singapore, Singapore
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: CSULB applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Type: CSULB Exchange
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirements: None
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Financial Aid: 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
Program Description:
Button - Overview Singapore - SMU
2 Button - Fast Facts
3 Button - Academics
4 Button - Housing
5 Button - Financing

Button - Overview
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.

2 Button - Fast Facts
  • 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

3 Button - Academics
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:
  1. Click on Course Catalog
  2. Change term if needed
  3. Select the corresponding letter of the course name
  4. Click 'view class section'
  5. Click on the icon next to 'course description' to get the full course description
Academic Notes:
  • 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. 

4 Button - Housing
SMU does not arrange accommodation for international exchange students. Several housing options are available to students such as:
  1. SMU Hostel at Pearls Hill (Chinatown)
  2. Privately run student hostels
  3. Private apartments 
More information about housing can be found at this link
5 Button - Financing   
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.

ASI Scholarship

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/01/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 04/01/2021 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.