International Student Exchange

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The NUS MBA programme gives you the chance to spend a semester abroad at one of 62 top universities worldwide. The experience will expose you to new cultures, political systems and economic environments, and widen your perspectives of international business.

NUS partner schools are members of the prestigious Partner in International Management consortium, an international network of the leading business schools. Member schools reflect the highest standards of management education excellence and deliver a high-calibre MBA or equivalent degree in management.



Broaden your worldview thanks to the international students that NUS Business School welcomes from other elite partner schools. Every semester, the programme receives students from around the world, who add diversity and dynamism to the classroom experience.
* For Incoming students only # For Outgoing students only
“Spending a semester at Kellogg is one of the best decisions I made during the NUS MBA. The Marketing courses here are one of the best in the world of MBA education! I am also amazed by the collaborative and vast student community at Northwestern. I enjoyed the first year of the MBA experiencing Asia and the incredible city of Singapore. Now, I am taking in all that North America has to offer in the charming town of Evanston, while being close to Chicago, a centre of Jazz and Comedy in the US. I highly recommend an exchange semester to make your MBA experience unforgettable. Thank you NUS for this incredible opportunity!”

Mehak Chadha
Northwestern University, USA

“I am glad I chose Fuqua for my student exchange. Not only is the school great but I have also formed strong friendships with the 40 or more exchangers from all around the world. I would highly recommend Duke if you are looking to make great friends who will be with you even beyond the exchange semester. Fuqua has close to 450 students per intake and I enjoyed interacting with the diverse student community.”

Aditya Bajaj
Duke University, USA

“I enjoyed my student exchange experience very much and I am grateful to NUS for this opportunity. I actually didn’t encounter much of a cultural shock because we have been exposed to an international environment in Singapore and NUS prior to our student exchange programme. This experience offers me great insights to how courses are taught in other universities. The courses I’ve taken in Emory are quite data-driven, which is different from the courses I took in NUS. One of the most memorable experience was Kegs, which is a tradition at Emory GBS, where 1st and 2nd year students gather every Thursday to meet and communicate with each other in a relaxed setting.”

Hazel Jiang
Emory University, USA

“Although we are missing Singapore, especially now as it is getting colder, the experience of living in Manhattan has been one of the highlights of the NUS MBA program. I highly recommend spending a semester abroad as it will be very valuable when you return to Asia, especially if you plan on pursuing a career in an outward focused open country like Singapore.”

Sean McNulty
New York University, USA

“One of the most memorable and challenging class I’ve attended in Yale was ‘Mastering Influence’. We supposed to trade an item of our own, with something that was bigger and better. With some influencing and persuasion techniques I’ve learnt during my module, I traded my fan for a yoga mat!”

Rita Khairati
Yale University, USA

If you intend to go to UBC alone, you will save huge percentage of expense from housing. The expense for traveling depends on your plan & destination. Overall, living expense of Vancouver is little bit higher than that of Singapore and textbooks are very expensive.

Inyeol Han
University of British Columbia, Canada

Putting partying (and studying) aside, Student Exchange Programme gave me an opportunity to get the long desired time to reflect upon my life. The program helped me refocus and to be recharged to leap into a greater distance in the future. It also provided plenty global networking opportunities with the locals and international students. The experience enriches my worldview and it sharpened my skills in managing diversity.

Pepita Gunawan
York University, Schulich School of Business

It has been an awesome experience attending the fall semester at McGill University. McGill MBA is a truly international program with strong academic focus and offering opportunities for all round development. I believe in motto of “Work hard and play hard” and I lived by it during my stay in Montreal. Not to mention the numerous late nights and last call for drinks at Thomson House (Graduate Student’s pub at campus) did add a lot of spice to my life.”

Anurodh Pandey
McGill University, Canada

During my exchange in Rotman, I have made new international friends, which comprises of full-time and exchange students. This broadens my network. The workshops offered were very interesting as there are very distinct differences between North American and Asian ways of doing things. Do explore the city, the neighboring provinces (Canada), and USA. Be a good NUS ambassador!

Tammy Chua
University of Toronto, Rotman (Canada)

“I believe what makes who we are not only reflect by your academic results but where we have been, what we have experienced. So take advantage of your MBA, its time for you to travel and explore the world”

Vivian Ma
HEC Paris, South Korea

“The LBS Exchange is a perfect way to complement and complete your MBA at NUS Business School. LBS allowed me to experience education from a western perspective; I was able to contrast and compare my learnings at NUS as well my experiences of working in Asia with my interactions with professors and students at LBS, and came away with a deep appreciation for importance of cultural diversity.”

Manan Golecha
London Business School, United Kingdom

If you want to experience professional education, dynamic life and fantastic sightseeing, come to Japan!

Wang Jing
Keio University, Japan

This valuable program enriches my MBA learning experience. Having more friends from other top Universities (i.e. Yale, Havard, HEC etc), sharing ideas, exploring Chinese culture is truly rewarding!

Building connections with Chinese people is a good start to be a business leader. I recommend the Student Exchange Program to anyone who would like to have their MBA experience a value-added one.

Adi Hartono
Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)

The SNU summer program was a wonderful experience for us. Other than lectures, we visited companiessuch Hyundai, Samsung and SK Telecom. These visits help us to understand the business culture in Korea.

The host university classmates were friendly; they played an important role in helping us to adapt locally.

In brief, this summer program was a unique and valuable learning experience.

He Yue
Seoul National University

I am glad I took up the opportunity to study in the International University of Japan for the Fall Term of year 2007. It was a wonderful experience to stay in a completely different environment and interact with other participants from a different and diverse mix of cultures.

Cheng Kwang Hwee
International University of Japan

It’s been one of the best three months of my life! Student Exchange is a rare opportunity that students have to try their best to grab. The experience that I’ve got is definitely worth the time, money and effort. Australia is totally different from Singapore. I learned how to deal with different kind of people, especially because the students in Melbourne Business School (MBS) are very well-diversified. I also had the opportunity to promote NUS in MBS.

Alfonsius Welly Husly
Melbourne Business School

“”Life always begins at the end of your comfort zone. Being in Singapore for more than 7 years, it is good for me to expose to another international environment and I chose Melbourne due to the unique culture and diversity. In addition, Melbourne Business School is one of the best school in Australia, I have met and worked with many outstanding students here. The quality of teaching and studying is excellent, which motivates me to come to school almost everyday. It’s a misconception that Australians are laid-back, they actually work hard and enjoy life even harder. After every group meeting, we usually go to bar in Melbourne old street to drink and chillax. This is when we develop strong bonds from our experience”

Su Dinh Khanh
University of Melbourne

Do take day trips to places such as Great Ocean Road, Philips Island. They are a lot of places to explore in Melbourne City itself and most placees can be easily reached using trams. Overall, I found the student exchange program very worth going. It’s a chance to experience studying and living overseas even for a short period of time.

Liew Li Ching, Betty
Melbourne Business School



Incoming Exchange Students from any of our Partner Universities should be nominated by their home university for exchange. When official nomination is received, the NUS MBA Office will contact the exchange student with further information and instructions. You may also refer to the Registrar’s Office Non-Graduating Programs.
NUS MBA is a journey of self discovery, culture immersion and leadership improvement. The most valuable asset I learnt is “leading from who you are”.
China, Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full time