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Northwestern and Singapore

Northwestern and Singapore

From research collaborations to study abroad exchanges and dual degree programs, Northwestern offerings are broad and plentiful in Singapore.


Northwestern's partnerships with Singapore's most renowned universities provide a wide research network for our faculty, and allow both graduate and undergraduate students to enhance their Northwestern education through study abroad.

Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
National University of Singapore
Singapore Management University
  • Executive Education > Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Units and Groups

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers an education in the languages, cultures, and literature of Asia. Students will acquire linguistic and transcultural competence in one or more regions of Asia and learn to understand the continent as a dynamic site of international cultural relations.

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Asian Studies Graduate Cluster

Faculty in the Asian Studies Graduate Cluster (ASGC) offer comprehensive yet focused exposure to Asian cultures, histories, and societies, with an emphasis on transdisciplinary research and methodologies. The program trains graduate students in advanced research and interdisciplinary studies across the humanities and social sciences.
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Northwestern students from Singapore vastly enrich our campus and education, and Northwestern students who elect to study in Singapore get a taste of its culture there and can bring it back to campus.

  • 4 Northwestern undergraduate students in Singapore
4 undergraduate students on Northwestern exchange programs.
  • 56 students from Singapore at Northwestern:
  • 31 Undergraduate
  • 19 Masters
  • 6 Doctoral
For historical data, visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.


~600Northwestern alumni are based in Singapore.

The NU-Kellogg Club of Singapore offers social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in Singapore. Other ways to get or stay involved can be found here.

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Due to the irregularities in student mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this webpage contains data from the 2018-2019 academic year. All other information is up-to-date as of November 2020. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Director of Communications.