Student Exchange Programme: What Must I Do?
While at Partner University
Making sure that someone knows you are in that country
Please contact and register your personal particulars at the Diplomatic Mission of your country upon arrival at the country of your partner university (e.g. a Singapore national should contact the Singapore's Embassy/High Commission, which is usually in the capital city. They may also register on-line at http://www.mfa.gov.sg).
In the event of any national emergency, you can be contacted and evacuated if necessary.
How will we get a hold of you?
There may be important announcements from the Faculty through your NUS e-mail account such as module preference exercise, GAPS and CORS notification emails.
Unfortunately if you miss some of these email announcements and, say, fail to invoke your module preference exercise and lose out on critical modules that you need for your remaining semesters to NUS, it can adversely affect the fulfillment of your graduation requirements.
So we ask that you please check your account regularly and ensure that the mailbox storage is not exceeded.
Now that I am here at the partner university; my study plan has to change. What should I do?
If you are overseas and realise that the module that you had mapped is not offered and you would like to read another module, or if there is another module (originally not mapped) that you would like to read, you may seek approval from the relevant department(s) via e-mail.
Once you have received the approval from the relevant SEP coordinator, please keep the approval for your own record. Please check the FAQ for module reporting for more information.
Is there anything else I should remember?
You will definitely want a transcript to show that you were in fact on SEP - right? So before completing your exchange semester, please apply for your transcript (from the Partner University) before returning home to Singapore.
Please note down the e-mail address or fax number of the person to contact regarding transcript matters. You should also ask the approximate date when your transcript will be ready and sent to you or the Registrar's Office at NUS. This will allow you to enquire at the partner university if you do not receive your transcript by that date.
You will also need the transcript to complete your credit transfer to your student record.
Most importantly, bring back wonderful memories!