What is this programme about?
The prestigious Sino-Singapore Undergraduate Exchange (SSUE) Programme is spearheaded by the respective Ministries of Education (MOE) of Singapore and China. It is the only G-G (Government-to-Government) Tertiary Exchange Programme between Singapore and China. It was the brainchild of Singapore’s then Prime Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong, who proposed this programme to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) then Vice-President Mr Hu Jintao in April 2002 when the latter visited Singapore. The programme was formally established on 29 May 2002.
The SSUE programme aims to instil Singaporean students with a global perspective and understanding of China and its potential and to expose Chinese students to aspects of Singapore life, education and culture. The main objective and focus of this programme is to create opportunities for networking and interaction between the Chinese and Singaporean participants. On a higher level, the programme helps to strengthen bilateral ties between Singapore and China. Many student participants become exemplary ambassadors of NUS and Singapore during the programme.
When does it take place?
The programme consists of two parts:
||· A 15-day China programme (hosted by the PRC MOE and the participating Chinese universities) from 22 May to 5 June 2016
· A 15-day Singapore programme (hosted by the Singapore MOE and the participating Singapore universities; NUS will usually host the delegates for 2 days) from 17 to 31 July 2016
Where does it take place?
||· Singapore leg: On NUS campus and around Singapore
· China leg: In Chengdu (Sichuan Province) & Guiyang (Guizhou Province)
Which are the participating universities?
||Chengdu, Sichuan Province
||· Sichuan University 四川大学
· Southwestern University of Finance and Economics 西南财经大学
||Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
||· Guizhou University 贵州大学
· Guizhou Normal University 贵州师范大学
||· National University of Singapore (NUS)
· Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
· Singapore Management University (SMU)
· Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
What is the programme content?
||· Academic lectures
· Visits to participating universities
· Networking sessions with local students
· Cultural exchange
· Excursions to places of interests
· Visits to government organisations and private companies
What are the arrangements for student accommodation?
||· For the China leg, students will stay in hotels arranged by the Ministry of Education (China)
· The incoming Chinese delegates will stay in a hotel arranged by the Ministry of Education (Singapore)
What does it include?
· In-country travel
· Majority of meals
How much does it cost?
||· Programme fee for each student will usually be capped at S$600 (excluding a S$100 deposit, payable upon acceptance into the programme)
· Additional changes to flights or duration of stay: Up to S$500 (estimated; however, this can vary significantly)
· Personal Expenses: S$20 per day (estimated; however, this can vary significantly based on personal spending habits)
Are NUS study and travel grants available?
No, as this programme is heavily subsidised through the funds from the Sino-Singapore Undergraduate Exchange Programme.
What are the eligibility requirements?
||· Singapore citizen or permanent residents (non-PRC-nationals);
· Aged 25 and below;
· Preferably Year 2 or Year 3 undergraduate at the time of application;
· Minimum CAP score of 3.0;
· Articulate, confident, open-minded and eager to learn and share knowledge;
· Pleasant personality and a team player;
· Demonstrates interest in China and its culture;
· Must FULLY COMMIT to all aspects of the programme; and
· Preferably hold a special talent(s) or skill(s), such as singing, playing musical instruments, drama, photography, IT and designing skills
Note: Non-Chinese and non-Mandarin speaking students are welcome to apply. However, do take note that most of the talks, seminars and dialogue sessions held during the China leg of the programme will be conducted in Mandarin.
Is a visa required?
Only students who are extending their stay beyond the programme..
How do I apply?
Email the following application documents to Jasper Tang firstname.lastname@example.org before 2pm, on Monday, 22 February 2016.
Shortlisted candidates may be contacted to attend an interview between 24 and 26 February 2016.
Who to contact for more information?
For additional information or related queries, please write in to Jasper Tang email@example.com