University-Based Program

Singapore

SUMMER IN SINGAPORE

PROGRAM TYPE

Summer Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Apr 10, 2022

PROGRAM DATE

Jun 27 – Jul 22, 2022

GPA

2.5 GPA to apply

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Spend a summer in Singapore at Singapore Management University (SMU) in a city where has perfect fusion of Asia and west. Different cultures meet here and develops a well-mixed diversity. SMU provides excellent teaching and global vision with Asia focus in the summer of post-pandemic time. As a global city university, SMU provides students with a unique opportunity to experience life in the very heart of Singapore. The strategic location of its modern campus enables students to attend and participate in a wide array of stimulating events, from dialogues with distinguished speakers to international forums and alliances. The university’s multi-cultural and international faculty and student body expose students to differing perspectives, equipping them with the information and inspiration to reimagine a better future for the world.

Overview

Dive into your summer in Singapore quickly by taking APA’s comprehensive 2-day Orientation Program, including logistics set-up, campus and dorm tour, city tour, program orientation sessions, cooking class, and meeting with the local student community.

Get to know Asia by extending your footprint to not only Singapore, but also nearby countries like Malaysia and Thailand.

Participate in APA’s off-campus components, including cultural activities, APA community events, volunteering opportunities, and alumni networking.

Spend four weeks with SMU professors and international students, you will new insights and perspectives on trends and developments in Asia, engage industry leaders with interests in Asia through dialogues, as well as learn from peers from around the world and forge intercultural friendships.

Credits for courses taken in this program can be recognized at students' home universities or institutes.

Rest assured knowing that the APA on-site coordinator and other staff are there to provide continued support throughout the program.

University Introduction

Established in 2000, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognized for its distinguished teaching and world-class research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance.

SMU’s city campus is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of downtown Singapore, fostering strategic linkages with business, government and the wider community.

SMU has outstanding world ranking. For example, it ranked #14 among specialist universities worldwide and #38 globally for Business & Management Studies in QS 2021.

As the third university in Singapore, SMU is designed to be an experiment in diversity and an American-style university offering a broad-based education in contrast to Singapore’s tradition of the more specialized British model.

Singapore, as a cosmopolitan city state with a thriving entrepreneurship and innovation scene, offers myriad opportunities for all.

Course

There are two course clusters with eight (8) courses in total for you to choose from. Only one (1) course can be selected from each cluster, with a maximum of two (2) courses.

Each course confers 1 SMU Credit Unit, equivalent to 3 – 4 US credits.

Each course consists of 36 contact hours, with 3 interactive classes per week per course.

The language of instruction is English.

 

APA recommends submitting your application anytime from January 12 for Summer Program.

 

Term

Summer 2022

Application Deadline

April 10, 2022

Arrival Date

June 23, 2022

APA Orientation Program

June 24 – June 25, 2022

Classes Begin

June 27, 2022

Program Ends

July 22, 2022

 

University students from around the world

Latest academic transcript or official acceptance letter from home university

If English is not the main language of instruction in applicant’s home university: one of the following test result, obtained within the last 2 years, is required:

 

– IELTS score of 6.5

– TOEFL score of 550 points (paper-based) or 79 points (internet-based)

 

 

Application Fee: USD 150 (counted to your total program fee. The fee is not refundable except for cases of application failure or program cancellation)

Program fee: $5,150 for one course, $6,950 for two courses

*Program fee includes tuition, on-campus course(s), off-campus components, housing, matriculation fee and SMU Student’s Medical Insurance

*All fees include Singapore’s 7% Goods and Service Tax.

 

 

APA have arrangements with off-campus accommodation providers to cater to students’ needs. Kindly note that The SMU campus is situated in the heart of the city, with many private housing options within walking distance. It is conveniently accessible to amenities and transportation networks.

 

AcademicsLogistics

On-campus:

1–2 Courses

Official academic transcripts from the host institution

Off-campus:

APA 2-day Orientation Program

APA Community Events

Practical Learning (select one from consulting project, site visits, volunteering project)

Visa preparation assistance

Housing

Airport pickup and reception

Local SIM card for access to services on local networks

Travel advice

University insurance

On-site support and 24/7 access for emergency needs

 

  • –   International airfare
  • –   Student visas
  • –   Books
  • –   Meals during the semester 
  • –   International Travel insurance

*APA can book flights, process visas, and provide international travel insurance for students if needed.

 

 

APA offers scholarships to students studying abroad in the Asia-Pacific region. The APA TO YOU Scholarship is a need-based scholarship granted by APA each year to students on study abroad programs. Students are welcome to apply for the scholarship. APA prioritizes students who participate APA programs.

 

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