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Outbound Exchange
(Global Exchange Programme - GEXP)


Why Embark on GEXP?

To better the world, first see and experience the world!

GEXP provides SUTD undergraduates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience an international education and cultural immersion. To live and study in another country is an exciting opportunity that promises a fulfilling and rewarding experience!

  • Develop global perspectives
  • Cultural immersion
  • Networking opportunities
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Ambassador of SUTD and Singapore
  • Value add to your resume


What is GEXP?

  • Spend a term at one of our partner universities worldwide (Term 6 for 2019 intake; fall break after Term 5 or Term 6 for 2020 intake onwards)
  • Grades received will not be counted towards CGPA
  • Earn credits for passed courses towards SUTD degree
  • Continue to pay tuition fees to SUTD while tuition fees at the host university is waived


GEXP Eligibility

  • Enrolled as full-time SUTD Student
  • Sound academic record of CGPA of 3.0 and above at the point of application (students should maintain the CGPA of 3.0 and above every term up till the exchange term without failing any subjects before embarking on exchange)
  • Pass all subjects (students should ensure that any outstanding boot camps or re-tests should not happen during their exchange term)
  • Outstanding Fifth Row records
  • Eager to learn new things, make new friends and embrace new cultures
  • If you are holding any existing scholarship, check and ensure there are no restrictions involving overseas study (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education)
  • Have sufficient financial means to cover necessary expenses for the full exchange duration
  • Motivated to be a strong ambassador for SUTD and Singapore
  • Satisfy host country’s entry requirements for nationality
  • A clean disciplinary record


GEXP Application

  • GEXP online application is open to all Term 4 (for 2019 intake) or Term 3 (for 2020 intake onwards) students in September/October annually. 
  • Students will be informed via email and will be invited to a GEXP information session prior to the online application. 
  • Students who decide to embark on SUTD's official internship must complete all 16 weeks of internship and ensure your GEXP does not clash with the internship period.
  • Students are responsible for doing thorough research on partner universities and course planning.
  • S​election and exchange offer by SUTD does not constitute an offer of enrolment by the host university. The host university reserves the right to accept or decline a student's application.


GEXP Resources and Blog

For more information on GEXP, please refer to the GEXP Guide, Information Slide Deck and Partner Universities Factsheets on GEXP Resources (login with SUTD email). Do also check out your seniors’ GEXP experience on their blogs


Financial Aid

There are various awards and scholarships available to students embarking on GEXP. For more information, please refer to Exchange Scholarships and Awards.

  • Wilmar Global Exchange Award
  • KKH Global Exchange Award
  • Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) Global Exchange Award
  • Lim Joo Boon - SUTD Exchange Award
  • A C Toh Global Awards
  • ASEM DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award
  • Temasek Foundation Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (TF LEaRN) Programme 

Singapore Citizens with Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) will be able to utilize their PSEA for reimbursement of exchange-related expenses (such as airfare, VISA, accommodation, insurance and transport).


Partner Universities

* Recommended for EPD Track - Beyond Industry 4.0 
** Available to ASD students only