Student Exchange Programme

Overseas Exchange

Students in the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry have the opportunity to attend exchange programmes with our partner universities in Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These programmes will enrich your learning experience, allowing you to better understand different cultures and lifestyles, and gain new friends.

You may do coursework and/or your Final Year Project during the exchange. Courses read during the exchange programme can count toward your degree (but see below for restrictions). Overseas Final Year Projects are subject to the availability and agreement of a research supervisor at the host university (you will have to arrange this for yourself). Click here for more information about Overseas FYPs.

Overseas Exchange Ground Rules

  1. Core modules may not be read on exchange, with the exception of CM3061 and CM3062 (Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 3 and 4).
  2. You may only read up to 4 Major Prescribed Electives (PEs) on exchange.
  3. No course prerequisite waivers will be granted.
  4. Only courses currently offered in CBC may be matched. We will not match courses that we do not currently offer, like CM4022.
  5. Students are not allowed to go on exchange during their final semester.
  6. The Division will not agree to administer any exams on behalf of the host university.
  7. Coursework overloading/underloading is subject to approval by NTU. Underloading is also subject to approval by the host university.

How To Apply

Visit the GEM Explorer Page for information about full-semester exchange programmes, the available partner universities, and application procedures. Note that overseas FYPs must be taken as full-semester courses.

Visit the Gem Discoverer Page for information about shorter exchange programmes. These include exchange programmes during the Special Terms (summer vacation).

Commonly-asked questions are answered at the Overseas Exchange FAQs. For all other inquiries, please contact the Division's Overseas Exchange coordinators for advice. In particular, we can give you advice regarding your eligibility, your study plan during the exchange, and financial assistance concerns.

I did my Final Year Project at the Institute Curie in Paris, France. It was a fantastic experience. I was able to expand my knowledge on synthetic chemistry and also gain hands-on experience in various purification and analytical equipment — while also not forgetting to travel around and enjoy the beautiful places in France!

Derrick Tan Jing Yang
BSc (Hons) in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
Class of 2016