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

March 9, 2015

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!



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!





SEP Application Briefing Slides AY15/16 Round 2

February 27, 2015

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



Gentle reminder on our SEP Consultation Hours.

The schedule can be found here:






Info Session: SMU Global Summer Programme 2015

February 26, 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



February 26, 2015

This is a message by the International Relations Office (IRO)

Are you a prospective exchange student? Have questions on exchange?

IRO’s PALs SEP Clinic is back!

The clinic will run every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 2pm – 4pm on weeks:

* 7: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th March

* 9: 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th March

* 10: 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th March

Please note that there will be no SEP clinic during E-Learning Week (9th – 13th March).

You are welcome to walk into the International Relations Office at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House, 3rd Storey, Unit 03-04 to speak to our Peer Advising Leaders about any queries that you might have during the above timeslots.  You may also email the PALs at any time at: NUS Peer Advising: peeradvising@nus.edu.sg



Asia Now! The Archaelogy of the Future City (SSU2006/GEM2906) – A NUS IARU Global Summer Programme

February 24, 2015

Made up of 10 of the world’s leading research universities, each member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) offer the Global Summer Programme (GSP) each year.

Since 2014, Tembusu College has hosted the Asia Now! The Archaelogy of the Future City as one of the 2 IARU GSP offered by NUS.

For more information on the GSP programme, please go to http://www.iaruni.org/gsp/courses-2015/nus2.

Students interested can apply directly to Tembusu College at this link by 15 March 2015.



IRO Summer Information Session 2015 (4th March, 6pm @ LT10)

February 24, 2015

Dear students,

Still undecided about your summer plans this year?

Join us at the IRO Summer Info Session to find out more on summer schools, internships, research attachments, and STEER programmes!

4th March (Wed), 6pm @ LT10, FASS

See you at there!

Int prog fass 2015










Slides from the above info session are now available below.

Internships, Research Attachments and Summer Programmes for FASS Students (4 March 2015)

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) Summer Program 2015

February 16, 2015

TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2015  (10 July  – 4 August 2015)

This three-week intensive program is aimed at learners of the Japanese language who are currently enrolled in TUFS’ partner universities.

The program offer two courses – Business Japanese and General Japanese. Both courses are designed to be practical ones providing the learners hands-on exposure to everyday Japanese language in Japanese education, culture, and society. Each class will consist of a small number of participants – 12 or less. Supporting the selected participants from TUFS’ partner universities to improve their Japanese language skills, this program will provide invaluable opportunities for the participants to experience the real Japan. General Japanese includes off-campus activities focused on Japanese culture experience while Business Japanese includes a company visit and interacting opportunities with Japanese people in various career fields.

With the cooperation from TUFS International Student Support Association, on-campus Japanese culture experience – tea ceremony, Kimono try-on, flower arrangement, calligraphy and interacting opportunities with Japanese students at TUFS will also be offered.

For more information, go to http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/intlaffairs/exchange_in/sssp.html

Interested students can apply directly to TUFS via the online link in the website above.

Summer Program @ University of Tübingen, Germany

February 11, 2015

(This is a message on behalf of the Partner University. Interested students can apply to U of  Tübingen directly.)

The University of Tübingen is pleased to announce their Summer Program in “International & European Studies” is open for applications. The programs taught entirely in English offer students a unique chance to study Europe and the European Union at one of Germany’s most renowned Universities. Partial scholarships for highly motivated international students are available.

Study Europe and the EU in Germany:

 Come and join our short-term program “International & European Studies” at the University of Tübingen!

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: You can take courses in European and European Union (EU) politics, law, history, international business and culture. Seminars are taught in English by renowned Tübingen researchers. You will also attend a German language class. Classes are small and individual care and mentoring is guaranteed at all times.

EXCURSIONS: You will visit Strasbourg, Berlin and Frankfurt, take a tour of the European Parliament, interview EU-politicians, and visit influential companies (like Mercedes, Erbe, Porsche, Ritter Sport) in the economically strong region of Baden-Württemberg.

INTERCULTURAL WORKSHOP: You will gain one of the key qualifications in an increasingly globalized world: Intercultural competence. In the workshop you will reflect on your intercultural experience in Germany. Studying in a diverse, multicultural group will further foster your knowledge about other cultures.

BUDDY PROGRAM: Within the Buddy Program a student of the University of Tübingen teams up with a participant. One German “buddy” will take care of you during your entire stay in Tübingen. This will allow you to get to know German students, and experience student life first-hand.

LOCATION: Tübingen is the ideal location for this small and highly effective academic program: it is a picturesque, safe University town and with its romantic old town it offers you multiple opportunities to experience German culture in cafés, talks. Or how about a fun punting boat trip (“Stocherkahn”) on the river Neckar on a sunny day.

Program Dates:

Summer Program I · 01 June – 26 June 2015 (4 weeks, introductory courses)

Application deadline: 31 March 2015

ECTS credits: 8

Program fee: € 2,000

Summer Program II · 13 July – 21 August 2015 (6 weeks, introductory courses)

Application deadline: 15 May 2015

ECTS credits: 12

Program fee: € 2,800

Click on the link below for more information.

EU Summer Programs 2015

For further information on our program please visit www.uni-tuebingen.de/european-studies or contact us at info@european-studies.uni-tuebingen.de.

University of Cologne – Summer School on Environmental Studies (13 -31 July 2015)

February 10, 2015

The University of Cologne is organizing a Summer School on Environmental Studies from 13 -31 July 2015.

NUS has been selected by U of Cologne as one of the top 5 universities in Santander network to be offered this opportunity to participate in the programme. The course will focus on aspects that draw upon environmental studies from an interdisciplinary perspective focusing on the three key sectors for sustainable cities: solid waste management, urban public transport and urban green spaces. The three-week program consists of different modules which focus various aspects of environmental studies. It includes lectures and workshops as well as self-study and excursions.

University of Cologne – Cologne Summer School on Environmental Studies

Date: July 13th – 31st, 2015

Location: Cologne, Germany

Target group: International advanced Bachelor’s students from partner universities of the University of Cologne and the Santander Universities network

Costs: The University of Cologne covers the academic program, study material, welcome and fair well dinner, accommodation, public transfer ticket and excursions. The participant has to bear the following costs: travel costs including costs for visa, insurance plan (compulsory, 69 €), board and any other costs that may arise.

Application deadline: April 1st, 2015

Please refer to the flyer or website below for further information. Interested students can appply directly to the University of Cologne and successful applicants selected will be notified by IRO.

EnvironmentalSummerSchool2015pdf1. U of Cologne


Go Away Fair

February 10, 2015

Dear students

IRO is conducting clinics for students interested in outgoing programmes for year 1 & year 2 NUS students.

The poster is attached and the information is as follows:


Go Away Fair:

Days: Wed, 11th Feb 2015 (Wednesday)

Times: 6pm-8pm

Venue: YIH, Student Lounge, Level 4, Discussion Area.

Go Away! Poster