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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

Study Abroad

IU Administered Semester Exchange Program
National University of Singapore Business School


Program Location

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Singapore is an island country city-state made up of 63 individual islands, separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to the north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to the south. It is serves as a strategic global financial center, and its port is one of the five busiest ports in the world. While Malay is the national language, English is the language of administration. The foreign population is 42 percent, contributing to Singapore’s reputation as the world’s most globalized country.

After gaining its independence in 1945, Singapore has emerged as a modern and culturally and ethnically diverse cosmopolitan society. Often referred to as a gateway between East and West, it offers a vibrant music and theater scene as well as culinary specialties reflecting a unique fusion of Malay, Chinese, British, and Portuguese cuisines.

Program Partner

The National University of Singapore Business School is recognized as one of the top business schools in the world and partners with over 180 universities around the globe.

Program Dates

  • Spring: Mid-January to mid-May
  • Fall: Early August to mid-December

Academic Overview

  • Required orientation
  • Business classes in English with domestic and international students
  • 16 IU credits which is 4 classes in business or global studies
  • Program will satisfy the IU World Language and Culture Requirement

To be eligible for the City University program, you must:

  • Be a business student on the Bloomington campus making normal degree progress
  • Be in at least your third full-time semester of college
  • Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Have (or will have) completed by the start of the program E201, E202 and the Business Integrative Core 

Complete eligibility and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the IU Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of the match between the program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during the program period are not eligible.

Housing Accommodations

Students are housed in residence halls for undergraduate students only. Kelley students typically select the Prince George Park Residence which provides private rooms with shared bathroom, kitchen, and living spaces and includes access to an onsite gymnasium, basketball court, and workout room. It is conveniently accessible to the business school and other key facilities on campus via shuttle service.

Estimated Program Costs

  • Fee paid to IU: (academic fees, health insurance)
    • Indiana Resident: $4,598
    • Nonresident: $15,669

A $500 deposit will be due to the IU Office of Overseas Studies within two weeks of acceptance.

  • Housing: $1,000
  • Meals: $2,000
  • Books/supplies: $1,000
  • Local transportation: $250
  • Miscellaneous: $1,000

Note: Airfare, personal expenses, and vacation travel are additional costs.

Financial Aid

Additional Information and Resources

Fall 2014 Application Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2014

The online application will be accessible on this website starting Monday, January 6, 2014.

Note: The National University of Singapore Exchange Program is extremely competitive and we strongly encourage you to apply to an alternate Kelley School of Business Overseas Study Program as a backup.

An IU committee reviews applications for selection and final approval. Notification of application status will be sent electronically within two weeks of the application deadline.