As a leading global school in Engineering centred in Asia, NUS Engineering has been reaching out and forging ties in the region and beyond. It currently has links with tertiary institutions in various countries in the world, ranging from research collaborations, student exchange programmes to joint and double degree programmes.

In Asia, the Faculty has established strong ties with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Seoul National University, Waseda University, among many others. Other major international collaborations include joint and double degree programmes with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Delft University of Technology, Germany, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), as well as the French Grandes Ecoles. Student exchange programmes have also been established with major universities like Cambridge University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University.

Exchange Students