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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Experience / Activity Type: Classes, Research
Credit type: Apply for transfer credit Minimum GPA: 2.75
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Option: Dorm/Student Residence
LU Study Abroad Advisor: Brian Wasserman ( Global Exchange Lehigh (GEL): Yes
Program Description:

Established in 2009 in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is Singapore's 4th public university.  SUTD is one of the world's first universities to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into its multi-disciplinary curriculum and research. SUTD incorporates elements of entrepreneurship, management, and design thinking in its unique programs. SUTD welcomes students from partner universities to join us for a term of exchange to be part of this unique and dynamic culture and environment.

SUTD offers five (5) undergraduate programs (referred to as pillars).  SUTD pillars offer a modern engineering and architectural education that crosses traditional disciplines.  The pillars prepare students for roles that involve design, technical leadership, and creative thinking.  Exchange students are welcome to enroll in the following pillars (the Architecture and Sustainable Design Pillar is not available to visiting exchange students):

SUTD Engineering Pillars Available to Exchange Students Students are required to choose a host pillar (EPD, ESD, or ISTD) and select at least 50% of their total subject credit within their chosen host pillar.  Course information can be found on the Inbound Exchange Guide and the department websites linked above..

For more information, please visit the SUTD Inbound Exchange Website and the Inbound Exchange Guide

In addition to coursework, students can apply to work on part-time research projects during their semester abroad through the International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (iUROP).  Applicants will be informed how to apply for iUROP after their exchange application has been reviewed.

A limited number of on-campus housing spaces (referred to as the SUTD hostel) are available for exchange students.  The application for the SUTD Hostel will be made through the SUTD Housing Portal.  STUD will inform applicants on the housing application procedures via email once the portal is open.  Students are encouraged to apply as soon as the application becomes available given the limited availability of available on-campus housing.

Housing Application Timeline:
  • Fall Term: application opens in mid-July
  • Spring Term: application opens in early-December
Per the Lehigh University tuition policy, all students participating in a semester abroad experience pay Lehigh tuition.  Lehigh pays tuition and academic-related course fees to SUTD.  Students are responsible for all non-tuition fees and expenses, including: housing, meals, immunizations, visa costs, and personal expenses.  For more information on estimated costs, please refer to the following SUTD Sample Budget Worksheet (last updated January 2020).
Students are encouraged to apply to the following scholarships should they meet the eligibility requirements.
  • The Asian Studies Department offers a scholarship to students studying abroad in the region.
  • Students who receive a Federal Pell Grant are eligible to apply for a Gilman Scholarship (restricted to Federal Pell Grant recipients)

Students should review the Finances section of the Lehigh Study Abroad website for information on additional scholarships and funding opportunities.