Program Details

Program Location Singapore, Singapore
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31035
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 08/18/24 to 12/21/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 12/31/23 to 05/05/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Students participating in this spring or fall 2025 program will receive a guaranteed flight voucher worth up to $1,500 from CIEE.

The CIEE Semester in Singapore Program allows students to take a mix of classes through the CIEE Study Center and/or Singapore Management University as well as to have the option to participate in an internship or service-learning or research projects.

Singapore is a hub for global finance and trade at the tip of the Malay Peninsula boasting one of the fastest growing economies in the past 50 years. You’ll find its warm climate and excellent infrastructure allows for one of the highest standards of living in the world. Once a small shipping port, Singapore is one of the safest, greenest and multicultural cities in the world. You’ll be live and learn in the center of the city, with easy access to culture, art, music, and theater as well as shops, restaurants and cafés.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Ample activities and daytrips will be offered to immerse yourself in Singaporean culture and historical heritage. 

  • Explore the capital city of Indonesia's Special Region of Yogyakarta.
  • Experience the cultural richness of the port of Malacca in Indonesia.
  • Learn about hawker cuisine, and the heritage behind street food in Singapore.
  • Visit Sentosa Island History Museum and learn about WWII battles on this strategic island.
  • Explore the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve trail, the only primary forest in Singapore.


Students live in shared bedrooms in a 3-star hotel in a location accessible to public transportation. Each hotel room consists of a private bathroom with shower facilities and two single beds. The hotel also has a 24-hour concierge to assist students.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program and housing fees include: housing, tuition, onsite orientation, and day-trips, excursions, and activities.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $14,656.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $6,000.00
Insurance $194.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,300.00
Local Transportation $810.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $1,656.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $435.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE has scholarships available, more information can be found HERE.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email