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 https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg 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
Email: Singhc_pry@sgmfa.gov.sg
Emergency
Contact: 001-27-7298 88759

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: +65-6379 8800, 6379 8855
Fax: +65-6476 7302
Email: mfa_duty_office@mfa.gov.sg

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 https://youngsoutheastasianleaders.state.gov/

 

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 https://youngsoutheastasianleaders.state.gov/
  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 ThamTS@state.gov by May 31st, 2015.

DUO Singapore Exchange Fellowship Award – Applications for AY15/16 are now open!

A Message from International Relations Office (IRO)

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, living expenses, etc, for SEP. This award carries no obligatory bond period.

Applications for AY 2015/2016 are now open!

 

Criteria

NUS students with the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Are Singapore citizens/ permanent residents/ 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 AY2015/2016

 

Application Process

Only hardcopy applications are accepted and should be submitted to IRO by Friday, 20 March 2015.

Please note that this deadline applies to ALL students going on exchange in AY 2015/2016.  Hence, students going on exchange in semester 1 and/or semester 2 are to apply now.

 

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Further queries
More information on the DUO Award and its application procedures can be found at:  http://www.nus.edu.sg/iro/financial/out/others/duo/index.html.

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

 

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

 

 

Regards

StudyabroadFASS

SEP Application Briefing Slides AY15/16 Round 2

Dear students

Thank you for turning up at our SEP application briefing for AY15/16 Round 2

As promised, please find below the links to the presentation materials.

FASS SEP Application Talk_26 Feb 2015_IRO

SEPbriefinginformation260215

 

Gentle reminder on our SEP Consultation Hours.

The schedule can be found here:

http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/intl/special_prog/consulthours.html

 

Regards

StudyAbroadFASS

 

Info Session: SMU Global Summer Programme 2015

Dear students

Perhaps you are curious about the summer offerings at the other local universities in Singapore.

Then we have some good news for you!

Colleagues at SMU will be at FASS for to give an information session next for their SMU Global Summer Programme 2015. The day is 5 March (Thursday) and time is 6.00 pm at LT13, FASS. There is also an SMU Global Summer Programme leaflet for your information.

We hope to see all of you there!

UPDATE: Slides from the above talk are available below.

SMU Global Summer Programme NUS Talk Mar 6

SMU Global Summer Programme 2015