SMU Global Summer Programme

Singapore Management University, Singapore

Spend four weeks learning from leading academics at Singapore Management University, with a specific focus on business in Asia and sustainability. Gain new insights and perspectives on these important topics, while experiencing life in a global economic hub.

  • Cost: Standard UC tuition fee for a 15-point undergraduate Business course (per SMU course you enrol in) plus a S$150 SMU application fee and S$230 SMU miscellaneous fee (and travel, accommodation, and living costs).
  • Financial support: $1,500 Global Experience Award is available to support the cost of participation (limited number available, conditions apply). Māori and Pacific students may also be able to receive a Global Experience Award - Māori and Pacific students.
  • Eligibility: 120 points completed towards the BCom at UC (with a GPA of at least 4.0/B- average). Your application may be approved if you will meet the points requirement at the end of 2023 S1 assuming you pass all of your 2023 S1 courses, and you currently meet the GPA requirement (this will be looked at, and decided, on a case-by-case basis).
  • Selection criteria: In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria above, students must provide a personal statement when applying for the programme, which will be taken into account in determining who is selected to participate in it. There may also be a limit placed on the number of students who can participate. If there are more applications than places available, the basis of selection will be demonstrated academic achievement in the form of an applicant’s GPA and the quality of the personal statement. Equal consideration will be given to both criteria. Students must also be accepted by the partner institution.

About Singapore Management University

  • Founded in 2000
  • Amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide holding all three of the leading international business school accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
  • Ranked 4th in Asia and 36th overall in Business and Management Studies in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

About Singapore

  • Global economic hub with a population of over five million people
  • A cosmopolitan and vibrant city with lots to do, all within a small space, and only an 11-hour direct flight from Christchurch.

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CQ Certificate

UC Business School CQ Certificate

This is an approved experience under the UC Business School CQ Certificate. Students who complete the experience, as well as meet all other requirements, will receive a UC Business School CQ Certificate.

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is a person's capability to function effectively in culturally diverse situations. 

Interested in joining the SMU Global Summer University?

Application deadline: Sunday 12 March 2023