The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Singapore for our students.


Academic Program

Students take regular university lectures, labs and seminars taught in English. Scripps requires students to take a class in one of the local languages (Chinese, Malay, Tamil). NUS conducts an international student orientation program.

  • Fields of study: Full curriculum in the Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences from modules open to non-graduating students. Note: there are limitations in certain fields of study and non-graduating students may be restricted from certain courses/modules.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA, 3-5 courses in major
  • Size of the student body: 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students
  • Number of program participants: 2,000 visiting (non-graduating) and exchange students from over 100 countries.

Living Arrangements

Students arrange to stay in a local hostel upon arrival and must locate their own off-campus housing. Students receive a housing stipend from Scripps and a food stipend for preparing their own meals based on a recommendation from NUS.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid July to mid November
  • Spring: Early January to early May


  • Advising Tips: This program requires a student to be resourceful and independent and able to navigate the large university campus and bureaucratic system without much assistance, although the International Student Office provides guidance.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about visa information.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Singapore and Los Angeles.