Courtesy of SMU

Singapore Management University




Established in 2000, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognized for its world-class research and teaching excellence. SMU is known for its highly interactive, collaborative and project-based approach to learning, and for its emphasis on generating rigorous and high-impact multi-disciplinary research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance. Home to some 10,000 students, SMU comprises six schools specialising in Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law and Social Sciences, offering a wide range of bachelors', masters' and PhD degree programmes. SMU's city campus enjoys strategic linkages with business, government and the wider community through its research institutes, centres and labs.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

Analytics for Business, Consumer and Social Insights, Finance and Financial Markets, Innovation & Entrepreneurship


BCom only

Available Spots:

2 semester spots/academic year

Special Admission Requirements:

Due to policies in place at SMU, the exchange program to this destination is not open to students originally from or with Singaporean citizenship.

Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: mid August - December
Semester 2: January - April

Summer Program Option:

SMU Global Summer Programme (GSP)


Full-time Course Load: 4 SMU credits/semester (courses at SMU are worth 0.5 or 1 credit each; 1 SMU credit is equivalent to approximately 3 credits at UofA)

Language(s) of Instruction: English

Course Restrictions: Exchange students are allowed to take non-business courses from other faculties


General Information for Exchange Students

Course Options

Housing Information


Host Institution Services
On-Campus Student Residences:
Off-Campus Housing Assistance:
Buddy Program:
Pre-Semester Orientation Program:
Language Courses:
Airport Pick-up Service:
Mandatory Insurance Program:
Internship Placement Program:
Host Family/Home Stay Program:

Special Funding:


Student Feedback:

Past Participant Reports (requires login with UofA CCID)

Destination Overview:

There are currently no semester reviews available for this destination.