Student Exchange Programme

Local SEP

Students can participate in the local exchange arrangement between NUS, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University . This is a local version of SEP which allows students are able to experience a different academic life in another local university for 1 semester.


Application for Local Exchange

All announcement for local exchange will be advertised on the Study Abroad @ FASS blog. And students will also be notified through emails.

Please note the general criteria for application:

  1. A CAP is at least 3.0 and above. 
  2. Must not be your graduating semester/ Honours year.

Please do note that if you withdraw after accepting the offer for exchange; to recognize the time and effort that goes into the application and selection process, there will be an admin fee of $200 imposed.

Module mapping and credit transfer processes for local exchanges are exactly the same as overseas exchange.

 *Priority will be given to senior students and those who were not successful in their application for overseas SEP. 


Application Materials

1. SUSEP Application Form

2. Student Detail Form 

3. Letter of Undertaking Form

4. Tuition Fee beyond Normal Candidature Form


Information about NTU

NTU course are assigned credits based on Academic Unit System. You may wish to learn more about NTU curriculum structure. You may wish to browse NTU course content. Please choose a similar semster in the previous academic year as a reference for courses that will be offered.

Course approvals by NTU are subjected to vacancies availability/ clashes in class and exam time table and pre-requisites. Specific NTU courses ( offered by Nanyang Business School) are very popular and priority is not given to local exchange students.


Information about SMU
Please find list of available courses at SMU for your information.


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NUS Overseas College (NOC) Programme


NUS Overseas College (NOC) programme aims to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of students. During the programme, students intern in a technology-based start-up company and take up courses part-time in reputable universities.


Students, regardless of major, can apply for the programme if they have completed four semesters of studies and obtained at least 70 - 80 MC. Students are also required to spend at least one regular semester in NUS upon their return from the programme.

To qualify to read discipline modules, students must obtain a minimum CAP of 3.5 and above. They are to seek permission from the relevant departments on the mapping of discipline modules.


Students can use the internship and entrepreneurial modules only to fulfil either their Major (NM and GL students) or Unrestricted Electives outside the Major requirements.

Further Information

To apply for the programme, please visit the NOC website.

Summer/ Winter Programme Module Mapping

FASS does not have a pre-approved list of module mappings. Students are required to do their own research and check if there is any existing NUS module which is similar in content with the partner university’s module that they wish to read. Students should seek module mapping approval prior to their departure for summer / winter programmes (SWP). Do note that some departments do not allow retrospective mapping hence no credit will be transferred if there is no mapping approval.  

All module mappings should be submitted online via EduRec (formerly known as myISIS).

  • GRO-recommended SWPs – Module mapping worksheet will be created upon acceptance of offer on EduRec.

  • Self-Source SWPs (i.e. not listed on GRO website) – Students should seek FASS Dean’s Office’s endorsement by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following details before submitting an online application on EduRec. Refer to Self-Source SWP User Guide for application details.

    • Name & Matriculation Number
    • Partner University & Name and Period of Programme
    • Module Details (i.e. Title and Number of Credits)
    • Number of MC transferrable according to FASS MC Exchange Ratio

Based on the module code chosen, module mapping worksheet will be routed to the relevant department coordinators for their approval. If the worksheet status has changed to ‘Requires Re-mapping’ or ‘Rejected’, students are advised to login and take a look at the ‘Comments’ section of the worksheet as the coordinator may provide advice on how to re-map the module. 



1. FASS MC Exchange Ratio

Please note that departments only approve module mappings based on the relevance of content to their disciplines and advise on the level of the module that it should be mapped to. For FASS students, FASS Dean’s Office will determine the number of credits to be transferred based on FASS MC Exchange Ratio, regardless of the module code departments approve to, i.e. module code will be changed accordingly to reflect the correct number of credits transferred, if necessary. For all other students, please check with your home faculty if they follow FASS MC Exchange Ratio. 


Sociology approves a module mapping for a 2-credits Fudan module to an actual NUS module code, i.e. SC3222. However, based on the exchange ratio, a 2-credits Fudan module can only transfer 3MC back (2 credits/15 X 20MC). Hence, instead of SC3222, the module will be transferred back as a Level 3000 dummy code in Sociology worth 3MCs, i.e. SC3831.

Therefore, students are responsible for calculating the number of MC transferrable before they embark for SWPs. This is especially important if they wish to map to compulsory major module (only actual NUS module codes are acceptable). No additional MC will be granted should students miscalculate or overlook the MC exchange ratio. 

2. Non-Academic Rigorous Modules

Modules without sufficient academic rigour are not allowed for module mapping and credit transfer, even if they are credit-bearing. Examples of such module include:

  • Taekwondo
  • Korean Beauty and Make-Up
  • Traditional Fan Dance 
  • K-Pop Dance / Vocal

This rule is applicable to ALL NUS students.

3. Mapping of Business Modules for SWPs

As stated on Business School's website, summer / winter programmes which are less than 21 days are not qualified for credit transfer. Therefore, Business School will not approve module mappings to their modules or even recognise the module as business-related. This rule is applicable to ALL NUS students, regardless of the graduation requirements they intend to fulfill with the mapped module. 

As such, FASS respects Business School's policy and will not issue dummy code, i.e. AX code for FASS students to fulfill their UE, unless the module is recognised as business-related.

Also, Business School follows a specific module mapping processing timeline hence please submit your mappings accordingly. Details can be found here




Please note that credit transfer is NOT automatic upon clicking the ‘Request for Credit Transfer’ button on EduRec. Students do not need to request for credit transfer online. Students should also take note of Credit Transfer Policy for SWP.

Upon receiving the official transcript from partner university, please submit the necessary documents within 2 weeks to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with email subject title as follow:

Full Name (Matriculation No.) – Summer / Winter Credit Transfer (Name of the Partner University)

  • Credit Transfer Form
  • Scanned / softcopy of official transcript from partner university
  • Any other supporting documents, if applicable (for eg. email approval for special cases and etc.)

Note: Students taking Undergraduate Professional Military Education & Training (UGPMET) courses, there is no need to do module mapping. Once you complete the courses and receive your transcript, please follow the same instructions as stated above (for the Credit Transfer Form, you may leave the columns on 'NUS Module Details' blank).

Due to large volume of credit transfer to process for both SEP and SWP, it may take months to complete the process. Therefore, it is important for students to ensure that they submit their documents in order and early to avoid further delay in the entire processing. Also, FASS Dean’s Office is unable to inform each student when credit transfer is completed. Students can follow the instructions below and check on EduRec periodically if their credits have been transferred.

  1. Login to EduRec
  2. Click on ‘My Homepage’ > 'Academics' > 'Academic Records' > ‘View Credit Transfer Report’

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