SEP application briefing for AY16/17 Sem 2

Dear Students
The opportunity for exchange beckons once again and prior to the start of the application, we will be talking to you on the processes and some of the things to expect. This will be relevant to all interested students applying for exchange in AY2016/2017, Sem 2 only.

Date: 25th Feb 2016 (Thurs)
Time: 10am
Venue: LT 11, FASS

This briefing will give you some ideas of what to do for the application:
• Research for suitable SEP destinations
• Type of information needed to better support your application
• Selection processes at the Department/ Faculty levels
• Potential pitfalls that can affect your chances
We look forward to seeing you at the briefing!

P.S Briefing slides will be uploaded onto our blog. We will share the URL.




FASStrack Asia: The Summer School 2016 Presentation Slides

Dear NUS students (including non-FASS students)

A gentle reminder that FASStrack Asia: The Summer School 2016 application is now open!

Find out about the perks and fun of being part of the exciting FASStrack programme in the following presentation slides.

FASStrack_2016 (1101E Pitch)

“A picture is worth a thousand words”, so visit our facebook page to view our FASStrack photos:

Hope to see you this Summer! :)

CUHK International Summer School 2016

Message on behalf of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Greetings from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). We are pleased to inform that our International Summer School (ISS) 2016 will run from 4 June to 26 August. Every year, some 650 students from 35 regions join the ISS to enhance their current field of study and gain an insight into Hong Kong through the weekly field trips. You are cordially invited to join ISS 2016 to gain an academically challenging and culturally stimulating experience in Hong Kong – Asia’s world city.

CUHK International Summer School 2016

The ISS is open to CUHK students, exchange students and fee-paying students from different disciplines and regions. Highlight of ISS 2016 are as follows: ·      June Session (4-24 June) offers courses in business and China Studies from culture to religion and from tradition to media and social development.
·      July Session (28 June-1 August) has a rich course offering in business, China Studies, Chinese language (Putonghua and Cantonese), engineering, environmental studies, humanities and social science. An optional Beijing tour (3-6 August) is also available to those wanting to explore the capital.
·      August Session (5-26 August) challenges students with intensive Putonghua and English training over a three-week period. Field trips to Macau, Shenzhen or different cultural sites in Hong Kong are organized for language practice.

Students will:

  • Discover Hong Kong – a place with unique colonial history, diverse culture and East-meets-West character
  • Explore CUHK – the greenest and largest campus in Hong Kong
  • Take courses taught by outstanding academics from CUHK and overseas universities from 14 countries
  • Learn and live alongside some 650 academic achievers from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures
  • Engage in open discussions in an internationalized learning environment

Joint Summer Programmes with Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University

In the CUHK-Peking University Joint Summer Programme* and the CUHK-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Summer Programme*, students will examine important issues facing China, including its economy, food safety, environment, government and politics, human resources, and law. After participating in the CUHK ISS June Session in Hong Kong, students may choose to take part in the Peking University summer programme for a two-week/four-week study, or the Shanghai Jiao Tong University summer programme for a five-week study. In both programmes, students can take a Chinese language course and explore contemporary China through cultural and social activities in Beijing and Shanghai.

*International students from CUHK’s exchange partners will receive a fee reduction of RMB1,400 (which includes a waiver of the application fee at RMB400 and a tuition reduction at RMB1,000) for their participation in the Peking University / Shanghai Jiao Tong University summer programme. Please register by 31 March 2016 to enjoy this preferential offer.

Online Applications Now Open

Applications should be made online at by 31 March (June Session) / 30 April (July Session) / 31 May (August Session).

For more details, please visit our summer programmes website at We look forward to welcoming you to CUHK this summer!


CUHK-SJTU (Overseas)


2016 Hokkaido University Summer Institute

Message on behalf of Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University has started a new program called Summer Institute.

Any students on the FlexProgram are considered Hokudai students so you are allowed to take the classes at no extra cost. FlexProgram students who are here for the spring semester (April-August) can take them.

For more information, please refer to the pamphlet.

2016 Hokkaido University Summer Institute pamphlet

National Chengchi University (NCCU) International Summer School 2016

Message on behalf of National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan

Dear Students

Warm greetings from National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan!

We are pleased to inform you that NCCU 2016 International Summer School (ISS) is ready for application via this link and the application deadline is 29 April, 2016.

This program features English academic coursesMandarin Chinese language, and culture excursions.

  Session 1 Session 2 Note
Orientation July 3 N/A  
Academic courses July 4–27 N/A From Monday to Wednesday. Students can just participate in the first two weeks.
Mandarin Chinese language class July 4–29 August 1–26 From Monday to Friday in the afternoon.
*Students may choose to take either language class or at least two academic courses, or the combination.

*Group discount is 20% off for academic tuition if one university sends more than 5 (or equal) students who all take two or more academic courses.

*The academic courses bundle with fee-paying excursions or field trip.

One-day Excursion July 07, 08, 14, 15, 21, 22 On Thursdays and Fridays.
3-day trip July 28–30  

w   Registration fee: USD 150 (non-refundable)

w   Mandarin language: USD 520 for one session, USD 1,020 for two sessions

w   Academic course: USD 250 for each course

Fees for cultural trip

w   Week 1 & Week 2: USD 200

w   Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3: USD 300

w   3-day trip: USD 400


Further details of the program can be found in this link.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Allen Chen ( for general queries, and Ms. Kerri Wu ( for group application.

Other related links:

2016 NCCU Summer School

2015 NCCU Summer School YouTube

Taiwan touch your heart

Welcome to Taiwan info

Study in Taiwan Facebook

Thank you.

DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award

<< On Behalf of International Relations Office>>

Dear NUS students,

The DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award by Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to promote student exchanges between NUS and European ASEM members. The Award, based on merit, funds up to three pairs of students exchanges (3 incoming and 3 outgoing) between NUS and its respective partner university in Europe in any academic field. Each student will be awarded 4,000 Euros, which will partially subsidise the cost of airfare, accommodation and living expenses for SEP. Please also note that due to the nature of this award, if any student from a pair of awardees chooses to withdraw or does not complete the exchange programme, both awardees from the pair will automatically be ineligible for the award and their DUO Awards will be retracted.


Applications for AY 2016/2017 are now open!



NUS students with the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Are Singapore or ASEAN citizens
  • Have been nominated for SEP to an NUS partner university in a European ASEM member country (Refer here for the list of ASEM member countries which NUS has SEP partnership with)
  • Participating in SEP in Sem 1 and/or Sem 2 of AY2016/2017


Application Process

Only hardcopy applications are accepted and should be submitted to IRO no later than Tuesday, 15 March 2016. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Please refer to the website for instructions for submitting your applications.


Please note that this deadline applies to ALL students going on exchange in AY 2016/2017.  Hence, students going on exchange in semester 1 and/or semester 2 are to apply now.


Further queries
More information on the DUO Award and its application procedures can be found at:

For further enquiries, please contact the International Relations Office here.

We look forward to receiving your applications for the DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award!


NUS International Relations Office





<<On Behalf of NOC>>


Want to find out more about our NOC academic curriculum as well as NOC alumni experiences? Join us at this Modules & Roadmap Planning Talk!

*Light refreshments will be provided
*Please bring along your matriculation card for entry


Date: 26 Jan 2016

Venue: Central Library Theatrette 2

Time: 12noon




NUS-in-Yale Summer Programme 2016

This message broadcast is on behalf of NUS USP Office.

Call for Applications: NUS-in-Yale Summer Programme

Programme Dates

30 May – 1 July 2016


The programme is a 5-week study stint at Yale University during its Summer Session A.

Selected NUS students will study and interact with Yale students, stay at Yale residential colleges and experience various aspects of Yale undergraduate life. Students will select two modules in the humanities and social sciences.

More details on the Yale Summer Session are available at (note that NUS-in-Yale refers to Yale Summer Session A only).


This programme is open to Year 1 and 2 students of USP and USP partner faculties (BIZ, FASS, FOE, FOS, SDE, SOC and LAW), with a minimum CAP of 3.5 (Law students can disregard the CAP stipulation, since the Law faculty is not on the modular system).

Priority will be given to Year 2 students.

For selected USP students, substitution credit can be given for one inquiry tier USP module. The two modules taken at Yale may substitute for major/faculty requirements upon approval by the department or faculty; approval may be sought through the usual procedure for SEP module substitution. USP students are encouraged to further develop what they have learned in these programmes through supervised independent study.

For selected non-USP students, approval from home faculty or department should be sought for module substitution/mapping.


NUS provides a substantial student grant to cover the programme fees. Each student selected for this programme will:

  • Co-pay a sum of SGD 2,500; plus
  • Purchase and arrange his/her own return air ticket and visa.

As this programmes is already heavily subsidised, there will be no further NASA funding.

USP will advise on travel dates.


Please apply HERE along with submission of the following:

  • A one-page Curriculum Vitae (name it as  ‘CV_YourName’)
  • An original essayof max 800 words (Name it as ‘Yale_YourName’). In this essay, describe a research problem in the humanities and/or social sciences. Explain in some detail why you think this problem makes for a good research topic, and briefly tell us how you might go about solving this problem.

As with all USP International Programmes, students need a minimum CAP of 3.5 to apply.

For Year 1 students with no CAP, please leave the CAP field blank.

Closing date: Tuesday 9 February

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.

We look forward to receiving your application.

USP Summer Programme – NUS-in-Yale

STEER Kazakhstan

<<On behalf of International Relations Office>>

The International Relations Office is organizing Study Trip for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) Kazakhstan. STEER is a 2-week study trip designed to familiarise students with the diverse socio‐cultural‐political‐economic environments of newly emerging markets through a mix of classroom‐based learning and experiential site visits.

The inaugural STEER Kazakhstan was launched last year. More details are at   and