Only undergraduate programmes/schools (Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law, Social Sciences) are open to exchange students.
A list of courses available for exchange students will be sent to applicants about two weeks before course registration. Postgraduate courses are not open to exchange students and graduate students may only take undergraduate courses.
Areas of concentration
- Arts and Language
- Corporate Communication
- Economics and Statistics
- Information Systems
- Law and Legal Studies
- Operations Management
- Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
- Political Science
- Quantitative Finance
- Strategic Management
- Science and Technology
To view the course catalogue and course descriptions for a specific semester, please visit: Undergraduate Student Information (https://inet.smu.edu.sg/sites/courses) - Course Catalogue Class Search -> select the term searching for and Courses with sections offered -> select the corresponding letter of the course name -> view class section -> course description.
Some courses require students to fulfil pre-requisites before reading. The pre-requisites are listed in the online course catalogue. If students have done similar pre-requisites in their home university, they should check with the SMU course instructors if they will accept these pre-requisites. Pre-requisites may be checked by the SMU course instructors during the first week of the term. Students should prepare a course outline (in English) of the courses they have taken that meet the pre-requisite for the SMU course instructor's review. If students would like to try registering earlier (during their assigned window period for online registration) about their pre-requisite courses, they may contact the instructor earlier. A list of the instructors is available via the Faculty Directory at the SMU website.
Accountancy and Social Science courses
The School of Accountancy and School of Social Sciences offer very limited courses to exchange students. If the student is an Accountancy or Psychology major, the student must contact the academic advisors to check if there are sufficient accountancy or psychology courses for registration.
SMU adopts a 4-point grading system. For more information, please refer to OASIS (under Study tab >> Regulations and Policies >> Grading System).
- Fall Term/Term 1 = late August to early December
- Spring Term/Term 2 = early January to late April
- Summer Term/Term 3A & 3B = Late April to Mid July
- Course Registration Period
- BOSS (Online course bidding system)
- During the 1st two weeks of the term, there's no penalty.
- Between weeks 3 and 7, a 'W' appears next to the course in the exchange transcript; and it does not affect your overall SMU term GPA and credits. 'W' means Withdrawn.
- After the start of week 8, an 'F' appears next to the course in the exchange transcript; and it affects your overall SMU term GPA and credits. 'F' means Fail.
- Courses may only be added during the 1st two weeks of the term.
It is YOUR responsibility to check that the courses which you have selected do NOT have class and examination scheduling clashes with the rest of your courses.