Student Exchange Programme (SEP)

The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) allows NUS undergraduates to spend a semester or two at an overseas partner university, while earning credits towards their NUS degree. To have the opportunity to live and study in another country is an exciting and rewarding one, one that is irreplaceable. During their SEP, NUS students continue to pay tuition fees to NUS while the tuition fees at the host university is waived.

List of Overseas Partner University

Students can choose from over 200 universities in over 30 countries. On top of the many University-wide level partners, students can choose from the following FoS exclusive partners:


  • Australia: La Trobe University
  • Australia: University of Newcastle    NEW!
  • Austria: Management Center Innsbruck
  • Denmark: University of Copenhagen
  • Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong
  • Germany: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Germany: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
  • Ireland: University College Cork
  • Japan: The University of Tokyo
  • Netherlands: Leiden University
  • Netherlands: Leiden University Medical Center
  • Netherlands: Radboud University
  • Sweden: Karolinska Institute
  • Taiwan: Chang Gung University
  • United Kingdom: University of Dundee
  • USA: Colgate University
  • USA: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • USA: University of Georgia


SEP Briefing

To find out more about SEP, students can refer to the presentation slides on the NUS Student Portal . Do log on to NUS WebVPN before accessing the Student Portal. 

SEP Application Criteria

Students should:

Credits Transfer

All courses taken while on SEP will earn you Modular Credits (MCs) towards your fulfilment of the graduation requirements.

For more information on credit transfer, students can refer to the credit transfer instructions on the NUS Student PortalDo log on to NUS WebVPN before accessing the NUS Student Portal. 

For assistance with credits transfer after returning from SEP, you can write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or approach us in person at the Science Dean's Office (Blk S16 Level 2).

SEP Application Details and Timeline

Please refer to NUS Student Portal for more information on application procedures and timeline. Do log on to NUS WebVPN before accessing the NUS Student Portal.