Singapore Management University
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What is the Singapore Management University?
Officially incorporated on 12 January 2000, the Singapore Management University (SMU) holds
the unique position of being Singapore's first private university funded by the government of
Singapore. With English as the working language in Singapore and at SMU, international
students and faculty find it particularly accessible to study and work here.
The SMU approach to preparing graduates for an era of unparalleled choices is a focused but
broad-based education. Modeled after the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,
America's top business school, SMU's curriculum aims to groom outstanding business leaders and
creative entrepreneurs capable of excelling in a rapidly changing and dynamic world.
SMU opened its doors to the pioneer intake of Business Management students in August 2000.
The Accountancy program quickly followed in August 2001. A new Bachelor of Economics and
Social Sciences degree will commence in 2002. All programs adopt a flexible, multidisciplinary
approach towards managing the increasingly complex demands of modern businesses, notably
with an emphasis on computer literacy and technology, company internships, business visits and
student exchange programs.
To deliver the world-class curriculum, an outstanding faculty has been handpicked to advance
knowledge in teaching and research. Besides recruiting some of the best academics in their field,
SMU will also tap successful businessmen for their specific expertise and management skills to
combine academic vigor with hands-on business savvy.
Singapore is not one island but a main island with 63 surrounding islets. The main island has a
total land area of 682 square km.
However, its compact size belies its economic growth. In just 150 years, Singapore has grown
into a thriving center of commerce and industry. Its former role as an entrepot has diminished, as
the Republic has increased its manufacturing base.
Singapore is the busiest port in the world with over 600 shipping lines sending super tankers,
container ships and passenger liners to share the busy waters with coastal fishing vessels and
wooden lighters. One of the world's major oil refining and distribution centers, Singapore is also a
major supplier of electronic components and a leader in shipbuilding and repairing. It has also
become one of the most important financial centers of Asia, with more than 130 banks. Business
dealings are facilitated by Singapore's superb communications network which links the Republic
to the rest of the world via satellite, 24-hour telegraph and telephone systems. Singapore's
strategic location, excellent facilities, fascinating cultural contrasts and tourist attractions
contribute to its success as a leading destination for both business and pleasure.
SUM has off-campus housing available for students. The houses are located at College Green,
along Dunearn Road. College Green is about 10mins walk from the University. Priority will be
given to first year foreign students. Senior students can apply to be Resident Assistants (RAs).
The house is a 2-story bungalow with 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and 1 room on the 1st floor.
Each house can accommodate up to 6 students with wireless network IT Infrastructure. You can
access the Internet anytime and anywhere in the house. Please refer to the Inventory List for the
items provided in each house.
There are 3 types of rooms available for rental. Type I single room and type II twin-sharing
rooms are approximately 13m² and type II twin-sharing with shared balcony are approximately
20m². There are only 4 type II rooms with air-conditioning installed and allocation of these rooms
would be based on first-come-first served.
Semester 1: late August – early December
Semester 2: late January – late April
UVA Students will pay their regular tuition rate to UVA for the term as
they are on a UVA Exchange Program.
Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses
while on a UVA Exchange Program. Students will pay the host institution or make their own
arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation
choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare.
UVA students are required to purchase the ISIC: International Student ID Card, which provides
medical and accident insurance while abroad. For more information go to http://www.istc.org/
OR STA Travel in Newcomb Hall or Peace Frogs Travel in Barracks Road shopping center.
-UVA Tuition and Fees
-Host institution Room and Board
-Insurance and ISIC Card
-Books and Supplies
-Passport and Visa
This program is a UVA Exchange Program. All UVA Students who want to participate on a
UVA Exchange Program should obtain the UVA Exchange Program Application Form from the
Study Abroad Library, 216 Minor Hall. SMU’s internal application deadlines are for Semester
1:March 31 and for Semester 2: August 15
PLEASE CONTACT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES OFFICE
Exchange program information, requirements and conditions change regularly.
It is the student’s responsibility to check that the information in this flyer is accurate and up-to-date.
UVA Study Abroad Office 216 Minor Hall 982-3010 email@example.com www.virginia.edu/iso