University of Auckland Info Session for Students

This is an announcement on behalf of International Relations Office.

The University of Auckland is offering an information session about their university and the exchange experience on 4 August at 3.15 pm.

University of Auckland info_session

If you wish to go for the session,

Click here to register.

Pre-departure briefing AY15/16 Sem 1


Hi students

There will be a pre-departure briefing for students who are leaving for their exchange in the coming semester.

Details as follows:

Date: 1 July 2015, Wednesday

Time: 10 am – 12 noon

Venue: LT8@ FASS.


For those of you who cannot make it for the briefing, the materials will be uploaded on our FASS website after the briefing. 

Hope to see you there J



Call for Application for STEER Myanmar!

Please note that this is an application on behalf of International Relations Office. Please contact them directly if you have any query. 

STEER Myanmar

STEER Myanmar 2015

Application deadline extended to 22 May 2015. Beyond this date is subject to availability.

What is STEER?

The NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) programme is 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. Inaugurated in December 2010, STEER has brought our students to Brazil, China, India, Myanmar, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

This STEER is heading to Myamar. Please refer to the pdf below for more information.

STEER Myanmar – Writeup

Who to contact for more information?

For additional information or related queries, please click here.


Opening of Application for Italian Scholarship to NUS students (AY2015-2016)

This is an announcement on behalf of International Relations Office. Please direct all query to the relevant office. 

Italian Government Scholarships for AY 2015-16

The Italian Government has confirmed granting of scholarship to Singaporean nationals of all local Universities for the Academic Year 2015/2016 as part of the Cultural, Scientific and Technological Agreement between Italy and Singapore.

NUS Singaporean graduates are welcomed to apply online  for long term (6 or 9 months) Post-Graduate Scholarships after having established a first contact with the Italian University of their choice to explore and identify the course of study they are interested to pursue. The deadline for submitting the applications online is Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 6am (12.00mn Italian time).

Interested applicants, having completed the online application will have to submit the following hard copies to  the Italian Cultural Institute:

  • copy of your online application
  • copies of the latest qualifications
  • copy of passport
  • CV
  • transcript of latest exams
  • personal motivation letter
  • referral letters
  • n°2 passport-size photos
  • any other documents that is relevant to support your scholarship application

Please refer to the pdf link above and IRO website here for more details on the scholarship.

MFA Travel Advisory to South Africa

Travelling South Africa [Updated: 20 April 2015]

MFA’s latest release can be retrieved at this link .

Mob attacks against foreigners have spread from Durban to several cities in South Africa. The situation remains fluid.

Singaporeans travelling to South Africa are strongly advised to closely monitor local news and developments. They should avoid areas of public disturbances, be vigilant at all times and observe instructions from local authorities.

Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at to facilitate contact in the event of an emergency. They should take all necessary precautions for personal safety including purchasing comprehensive travel and medical insurance. Please check with the insurers if in doubt on the terms and conditions of the insurance coverage.

Singaporeans who require consular assistance while in South Africa may contact the Singapore High Commission in Pretoria or the MFA Duty Office (24 hrs) as follows:

High Commission of the Republic of Singapore – South Africa
980-982 Francis Baard Street (formerly Schoeman Street)
Arcadia, Pretoria 0083, Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +27-(12) 430 6305, 430 6498, 430 7163, 430 7505
Telefax: +27-(12) 342 4425
Contact: 001-27-7298 88759

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: +65-6379 8800, 6379 8855
Fax: +65-6476 7302

YSEALI Academic Fellowship: 5-Week Academic Fellowship to America

Dear Students,

Here’s the opportunity for you to take part in an academic residency and educational study tour, engage in local community service activities, develop leadership skills and interact with American peers through the YSEALI (Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative) Academic Fellowship.

More information about YSEALI and its various programs can be found at


Essential Program Information:

a) Program Funding: This program is fully-funded by the U.S. Department of State and will cover: program administration; domestic and international travel and ground transportation; book, cultural, mailing and incidental allowances; and housing and subsistence.

b) Housing and Meal Arrangements: Housing will be in university dorms or university hotels.  Fellows may be expected to share a room and bathroom with another student of the same gender.  Most meals will be provided at campus facilities, though Fellows may have access to a kitchen to cook some meals on their own. Care will be taken to ensure that any special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, housing, and medical care are satisfied.

c) Health Benefits: All participants will receive the Department of State’s coverage of $100,000 with a $25 co-pay for the duration of the program.  Pre-existing conditions are not covered.

d) Program Requirements and Restrictions: Fellows are expected to fully participate in the academic program.  They should attend all lectures and organized activities, and complete assigned readings.  Candidates should be made aware that the fellowship is very intensive and that there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program.


What are the eligibility requirements?

Applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of application, although exceptional applicants over 25 can be considered if they meet all other eligibility requirements;
  • A Singapore Citizen or PR from an ASEAN member country
  • A full-time undergraduate student from college, university, or other institutions of higher learning; or have graduated in the past four years;
  • Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English;
  • Not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.;
  • Eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa


What are the selection criteria?

  • Demonstrate interest, knowledge, or professional experience  in environmental Issues
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and potential in their university, place of work, and/or community;
  • Demonstrate a commitment or interest in community service, volunteerism, or mentorship;
  • Indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States and ASEAN as a region;
  • Be willing to actively participate in an intensive academic  program, community service, and study tour;
  • Have a commitment to return to their home country to apply leadership skills and training to benefit their community, country, or the ASEAN region; and
  • Preferably have little or no prior study or travel  experience in the United States.


Application Details

If you are interested, please:

  1. Sign up as YSEALI members at
  2. Fill in the attached form (and rename it “YSEALI Academic Fellows Application Form- Civic Engagement”)

Please send the completed application forms directly to Tessa S. Tham at by May 31st, 2015.