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|Restrictions:||WUSTL applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||WU Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2014||05/01/2013 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling WU admission application process. Applicants will be notified that their application to study abroad has been approved by Washington University. If the program is administered by a partner institution, the application and endorsement are then forwarded to the program sponsor for review and approval. In most cases, students will need both WU approval and an acceptance offer from the program sponsor in order to participate in the program.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Approved Department(s):||Business||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Foreign Language Requirement?:||No||Housing Options:||Off-campus apartments|
|Open to Non-WU Students?:||No||Program Type:||Exchange program with university partner|
|Program Adviser:||Tammy Orahood||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMSince its incorporation on 12 January 2000, SMU has established undergraduate and postgraduate programs that aim to produce leaders and creative entrepreneurs capable of excelling in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. Set up as Singapore's first private university offering a style of education modeled after The Wharton School, SMU occupies a state-of-the-art city campus (built in 2005) located near Singapore's Central Business District and National Museaum. Today, SMU is home to more than 7,000 students and comprises six schools.
For more information, see: http://www.smu.edu.sg/international_exchange/for_incoming_students/index.asp
ENROLLMENT OPTIONSExchange students from Olin can enroll in the fall or spring per our agreement and are strongly encouraged to enroll for a course load of 4 SMU credits per semester. The minimum course load is 2 SMU credits per semester. The maximum (non-negotiable) workload per semester is 5 SMU credits. Each full-credit course at SMU carries a weightage of 1 credit. It consists of 3 contact hours per week over a period of 13 teaching weeks (i.e. 39 contact hours). A half-credit course has a total of 21 contact hours per term. Classes typically meet once a week for three hour periods (typically with 15 minute breaks following the first 1.5 hours) The Fall Term/Term 1 runs from late August to early December and the Spring Term/Term 2 from early January to late April. Class instruction is in English. Students may take select classes in business, economics, accounting, social sciences, foreign language, and information technology. However, 50% of coursework must be taken in business. Students earn between 14-16 units of credit. Course selection is made with the approval of your academic advisor.
ORIENTATION PROGRAMAll students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1.5 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc. Also, The Office of International Relations (OIR) runs a compulsory orientation program for incoming exchange students before the start of each semester, usually falling between the 2nd and 5th of January. The orientation includes important briefing on student services at SMU, academic matters, as well as the upcoming social events for incoming exchange students. The orientation not only helps incoming exchange students in their stay with Singapore and SMU, it also helps them to interact with other incoming exchange students and SMU students. The orientation is normally scheduled prior to the start of each semester, and this date will be conveyed to students in students' acceptance package.
PREREQUISITES3.0 cumulative GPA
3.0 professional GPA
Must have completed 4 semesters of college level coursework.
Non Olin students will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible. You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience.
HEALTH INSURANCEHealth and Accident Insurance is mandatory for all international exchange students studying at the Singapore Management University. Being sick in Singapore can be very expensive and a financial drain especially if the illness requires further specialist's consultation, hospitalization or surgery. SMU arranges student insurance coverage with AXA Insurance for all international exchange students. It is mandatory for all international exchange students to participate in the insurance scheme. The price of this health insurance is estimated around $300. Since it is also mandatory for Olin students to purchase health insurance through Wash. U., we will refund the cost of the SMU insurance.
HOUSINGStudents studying at SMU have two different housing tracks they can follow based upon their housing needs and standards, financial constraints, and how much of the housing process they wish to control. The two tracks consist of 1)SMU-organized housing and 2) private apartment accommodation. Both have advantages and drawbacks and the student's selection should be based on what they consider important in accommodation.
SMU Organized Housing:
Each semester SMU rents privately controlled dormitory-style housing developments in Singapore. Past hostels include the Havelock Hostel, Commonwealth Hostel, and Prinsep Street Hostel. The Office of International Relations will open up the application process for SMU hostels after the application process for SMU has been completed. While not all students will initially be accepted, students who are rejected yet stay on the waitlist will likely be accepted later on as many of those who are accepted withdraw their housing applications in favor of private accommodation. SMU organized housing is relatively inexpensive (around $350 USD a month), requires no organizational work on the part of the student (beyond the application process), and is a chance to live in a concentration of other exchange students. However, the hostels organized by SMU are Spartan in quality and usually far away from the university.
The alternative to SMU organized housing is private accommodation in Singapore. While most Singaporeans live in state subsidized housing (HDB), this public housing is off-limits to non-citizens/permanent residents. As a result, students interested in finding an apartment must find a flat in one of Singapore’s many privately-owned apartment complexes (commonly referred to as “Expat Housing” due to the nature of most of the tenants). These apartments are usually more expensive than SMU organized housing (a share of rent runs anywhere between $450 to $700 USD a month) but are far more luxurious (most apartments include a pool, gym, BBQ area, etc.) Private accommodation must be entirely handled by the students organizing the flat and often requires hiring an agent to assist in the process of looking for and renting an apartment. Popular apartment complexes include the City Square Residences, Trellis Towers, and the Oleander Towers.
HTH INSURANCEOverseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement. We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.
Students are assessed the current WU tuition rate and the current WU Health Fee. These fees are paid directly to Washington University. If you are a financial aid recipient, then your financial aid will apply toward these charges.
ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
(Note: Some prices are listed in Singapore Dollars (S$))
|Rent and Utilities||S$ 900 - 1,800 per month|
|Food||S$ 300 - 500 per month|
|Local Transportation||S$ 100 - 150 per month|
|Books||S$ 30 - 100 per month|
|Personal Expenses||S$ 100 - 300 per month|
|Visa||S$ 30 (one time fee)|
If you don't have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application. See www.oanda.com for currency conversion.
All exchange students need to apply for the Student Pass online prior to arrival in Singapore. The Visa charge is about S$30. You will receive instructions on how to do this upon acceptance by SMU.