Singapore Management University - Haskayne only

The Lee Kong Chian School of Business at SMU is located in the heart of Singapore central business district (and arts and heritage precincts), and is one of only 90 business schools worldwide with a Triple Crown accreditation.

One of the top research universities in the world, Singapore Management University (SMU) encourages an innovative and engaging student experience. SMU students enjoy world class e-learning facilities and amenities, surrounded by food-outlets, shopping and entertainment centres.

Key information






Fall, Winter

Program type


Application information

Application status



2024-2025 applications

First come first considered for remaining spaces until

Fall 2024: March 15, 2025

Winter 2025: August 15, 2024

University-specific additional requirements

No academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

2025-2026 applications

Open November 1, 2024

Program details

Subject area list:

  • Business Technology Management
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
  • Supply Chain Management

Ensure you review your course selection with a Haskayne exchange advisor before leaving for your exchange to confirm transfer credit.

Haskayne undergraduate students must take their core courses at the University of Calgary. Students can take two senior commerce and/or non-commerce options, and/or a maximum of 2 concentration courses (not ACCT/PLMA). They are required to maintain full time status while on exchange.

Students may view the list of prerequisites for each course online via Undergraduate Student Information. Other relevant information such as the student handbook, academic calendar, class schedule, and exam timetable are also provided in this website.

The course catalogue for a selected semester will only be available six to eight weeks before the semester start. The catalogue will then be updated periodically until the start of the semester.

A list of courses open to exchange students will be sent via email 6-8 weeks before the start of the semester. Students may take courses offered in any of the schools at the undergraduate level (limited to course codes that are between 0xx and 4xx), except Business Study Mission courses which are offered by the Lee Kong Chian School of Business. Should any courses not initially open for exchange students have seats available after the semester starts, registration will be opened for exchange students. Exchange students should also note that certain elective courses have prerequisites for enrolment.

The academic year is divided into 3 terms. All full-credit courses at SMU last for an entire term, while half-credit courses are held over a period of half a term (approximately 6 weeks).

  •  Fall Term/Term 1 = late August to early December
  •  Spring Term/Term 2 = early January to late April
  •  Summer Term/Term 3A & 3B = Late April to Mid July
  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. 

    Cost for SMU insurance is included as part of the miscellaneous fees, and is mandatory. Please click here for insurance details, and consult your insurance agent in your home country for additional coverage if needed.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    UC International administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the funding page for more information.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Singapore government body which regulates private housing, has strict guidelines on short-term rentals.

Short-term rentals with lease periods of less than three months are not allowed.

SMU Leasing Business Unit (LBU) has leased several apartments from private hostel operators.

More information can be found here.

Haskayne students at UCalgary can ONLY apply for this partner through Haskayne, and must meet the Haskayne requirements for exchange.

If you plan to travel on a passport from an Assessment Level 1 or 2 country according to the Singapore visa assessment, we recommend to look at programs outside of Singapore. If you are a citizen of Singapore, you will not be eligible for Singapore exchange programs. Please speak with an advisor for more information.

What's special about Singapore?

Singapore is made up of 63 surrounding islets with a total land area of more than 719 square kilometers and a total population of 5.61 million people. Although its compact size belies its economic growth. Within a 150 years, Singapore has grown from a fishing village into a thriving centre of commerce and industry. Singapore is home to one of the busiest ports in the world with over 600 global shipping lines sharing Singapore’s waters with coastal fishing vessels and wooden ships. Read what locals have to say about Singapore here!

The exchange advisor for this program is: Erin Mizzoni

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular global learning program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Global Learning Advisors will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

If you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Global Learning Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

Please note: All participants must adhere to COVID-19 and other vaccination-related requirements for the destinations visited on this program. Failure to do so may have consequences such as being denied access to accommodation/housing, program activities, or to the host country itself.