Student Exchange Programme

Scenes from Overseas Exchange

Chemistry and Biological Chemistry majors 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 exchanges enrich the university learning experience by allowing students 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 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).


I did my Final Year Project at the Institute Curie in Paris, France. It was a fantastic experience. I expanded my knowledge of synthetic chemistry and gained hands-on experience with 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

Overseas Exchange Ground Rules

  • Core modules may not be read on exchange, with the exception of CM3061 (Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 3) and CM3062 (Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 4).
  • You may only read up to 4 Major Prescribed Electives on exchange.
  • No course prerequisite waivers will be granted.
  • Only courses currently offered in CBC may be matched. We will not match courses we do not currently offer.
  • Students are not allowed to go on exchange during their final semester.
  • The Division will not agree to administer any exams on behalf of the host university.
  • 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).

For 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.