CIEE-Singapore Management University

Program Details

Program Location Singapore, Singapore
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31035
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 08/12/24 to 12/07/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


The CIEE-Singapore: Arts + Sciences program at the Singapore Management University allows students to immerse themselves in bustling university life at one of Asia's top-ranked universities. Modeled after the Wharton School, SMU is both AACSB and EQUIS accredited and offers a wide range of academic disciplines, not just business and management.

Singapore has become a must-see destination for travelers around the world. With its vibrant culture, exquisite cuisine, world-renowned shopping, and largest collection of Southeast Asian and Singaporean art, it’s no wonder students and travelers are flocking there.

One degree north of the equator in Southeast Asia, Singapore blends Malay, Chinese, Arabic, Indian cultures and religions. Since gaining independence in 1965, Singapore has become a flourishing city-state that excels in trade and education and is considered a model to developing nations.

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 three 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: 3.0 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.

Academic Program

Students will enroll in classes at Singapore Management University. More information about academics can be found on the CIEE website.


Every CIEE study abroad program has frequent cultural excursions and activities uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion.


Students live in a dormitory for international students in a location accessible to public transportation. Basic kitchen facilities are available to prepare simple meals. You’ll find there is a variety of affordable food options available throughout Singapore, including hawker centers, coffee shops, canteens, and food courts.

Singapore is a small city and major attractions are within easy reach via public transit. Commute around the island nation in under 60 minutes even from its furthest points via public transportation.

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 and 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 $20,856.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $4,900.00
Insurance $194.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,300.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $1,564.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $220.00
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