King’s College London – information session 3:00pm to 3:45pm on 6 October

Hi students

A message from IRO

A representative from King’s College London is coming to NUS to conduct an information session from 3:00pm to 3:45pm on 6 October. The location is at Cinnamon Room at Shaw Foundation Alumni House level 5.

Register via




SEP Clinic @ IRO

Hi students

IRO’s SEP Clinics are back. Please see below for information from the IRO.



Dear Faculty Students,


Interested in going on the Student Exchange Programme (SEP), but don’t know where to start?


Come down to the International Relations Office (IRO) at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House (3rd Storey, Unit 03-04) during Weeks 6 & 7 for the SEP Clinic, where peers who have recently been on exchange to North America, Europe and Asia-Australasia can advise on general SEP application matters, travel planning and any other queries you may have. They’ll also be able to share valuable tips and practical advice from when they were on exchange not too long ago!


Drop in hours for the SEP Clinic @ IRO are as follows.


Weeks 6 & 7:
Day (Dates) Time Experts for the Following Region(s) Available
Monday (26 Sep) 9.30am – 12.30am Europe
Tuesdays (13 Sep & 27 Sep) 9.30am – 3.30pm Europe, North America, Asia-Australasia
Wednesdays (14 Sep & 28 Sep) 9.30am – 11.30am Europe, North America
Thursdays (15 Sep & 29 Sep) 12.30pm – 4.30pm North America








SEP Application Briefing for AY17/18 Exchanges

Hi 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 AY2017/2018.

Date: 21 Sept 2016
Time: 10am
Venue: LT 8, FASS

This briefing will cover these topics

  • 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 once it is done.

Kimberley Yang (Ms)
Senior Executive, Study Abroad @FASS
FASS Dean’s Office (AS7, Level 5)

International Exchange Day 2016

Hi students,

International Exchange Day is happening on the 8th of September (Thursday) at UTown from 9am.

Come join us at our very own FASS booth! Get your questions on studying abroad answered and learn more about the Partner University or Country you are interested in.


Here to answer your questions are of course the Study Abroad Team and your fellow school mates, those who had just returned from SEP and students from our Partner Universities currently studying at NUS.

Listed below is the schedule of Partner Universities and the countries represented throughout the day.


11:00am to 1:00pm

Ateneo de Manila University

Boston University

George Washington University

University of Leeds

Seoul National University

Simon Fraser University

University of Queensland

University of North Carolina

University of Gadjah Mada

University of Bonn

University of Mannheim

University of New South Wales

University of Oslo

University of Tokyo

University of Zurich


1:00pm to 3:00pm

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Inst Tecn Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey

Keio University

Seoul National University

Tohoku University

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

University of British Columbia

University College London

University of Amsterdam

University of Auckland

University of Bristol

University of Calgary

University of Copenhagen

University of Washington

University of Waterloo

University of Helsinki


3:00pm to 5:00pm

Jagiellonian University

Kwansei Gakuin University

Shanghai Jiaotong University

University of California

University College London

University of Copenhagen

University of Gadjah Mada

University of Manchester

University of Mannheim

University of New South Wales

University of Oslo

University of Zagreb


Hope to see you there,


Kwansei Gakuin University Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Study Program 2017

Dear Students

In 2017, the Winter program will be held from February 8 to 25, and the Summer program from July 19 to August 5.

Students benefit from studying with KGU faculty and staff in the beautiful campus, and a chance to stay with a host family to learn more about the local culture. Every year, more than a hundred students from KGU’s partner institutions all over the world take part in the program, and enjoy learning the Japanese language while taking part in various hands-on cultural experiences such as calligraphy, flower arrangement, sumo wrestling, Japanese archery, and more!

Online application periods: 

Winter: October 12 – November 10

Summer: April 10 – May 22

Short program website:

The syllabi for each level can also be found on the website.

【KGU】Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Study Program

Enquiries should be made to the Center for Japanese Language Education office:

Thank you.

Call for Participation for Western University’s International World’s Challenge Challenge

Dear students

This is an announcement on behalf of Western University through our International Relations Office.

Western University is inviting some of the world’s best universities tocompete in the first international World’s Challenge Challenge in 2016-2017. Interested NUS students can form diverse teams of three to choose a global issue and design a unique solution. The teams will then present their unique solutions to panel of academic and community leaders at NUS that will judge the presentations and ideas based on an established scoring rubric. The top team from each World’s Challenge Challenge partner will win a trip to London, Canada, in May 2017, to compete in the international finals. The tentative period of the competition at NUS (onsite) is projected from early October to mid-December; after which a panel of judges appointed by NUS will choose the winning team to head to Canada in May next year.

For more details about this challenge, please click here, here and here for more information. If you have any query, please write to Mr Jacob O’Quinn ( for more information.

NUS International Internship Award- Financial Aid Scheme for Overseas Internships

Starting from financial year 2016 (1 April 2016), NUS International Relations Office (IRO) has introduced a new funding scheme for students doing overseas internships that are not administered by IRO.

With some terms and conditions, this NUS International Internship Award scheme will generally support all NUS students embarking on an overseas internship, including faculty-facilitated internships and student self-sourced internships. This will ensure that student interns, who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore PRs, can receive additional co-funding under the International Enterprise Young Talent Programme (IE YTP).

NUS International Internship Award  – Basic features:

  1. Funding is provided for all international internships meaning IRO and faculty facilitated, as well as self-sourced internships
  2. Funding amount:-
    • Base Quantum: SGD 50/week (Southeast Asia, China, and Oceania, except Australia and New Zealand)
    • Base Quantum: SGD 100/week (rest of the world including Australia and New Zealand)
  1. Bursary top-up for students with low PCI (Singapore Citizen only)
  2. Minimum. duration: 4 weeks and Max. duration: 24 weeks
  3. Minimum. CAP 3.0

Terms and conditions:

  • Students cannot receive another funding from FASS for the same internship
  • Total funding amount is capped according to regions, which takes into account benefits provided by the company as well as costs of the programme (airfare, housing, living expenses)
  • Application needs to submitted before the internship start date

Details about the NUS International Internship Award can be found here. Please refer to IRO if you have any query.

We would like to encourage all FASS students going on overseas internships to apply for this award even if it is a self-sourced internship. In addition FASS students can claim credits for their internship as well. More information can be found here.



Invitation: Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2016 Asia Conference

Please note that this is an announcement on behalf of the organiser of this conference: The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Please refer to them directly if you have any query on this.


It is with pleasure I extend the below invitation to NUS students to participate in the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations 2016 Asia Conference which will take place between 19 and 23 August 2016.  The Conference is Harvard University’s largest annual student conference in the Asia-Pacific region.  This year it will be  hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and will focus on 5 tracks, namely, Environment and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Humanitarian Affairs, Business and the World Economy, and Governance and Diplomacy.

The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) is a student-run organization of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  Since 1991, they have continuously gathered a growing pool of international students from top universities, renowned academics, business professionals, and political leaders to engage in their rigorous educational events.  The HPAIR Asia Conference is a 5-day academic program aiming to enrich delegates with a broader exposure to issues spanning multiple arenas, including political, social, economic, cultural, and business.  As the world becomes more globalized as well as commercialized, the boundary between business and other aspects of society is increasingly less rigid. The HPAIR Asia Conference seeks to capture this phenomenon and help delegates understand its impacts on the future of international relations.

Application for delegates has now started and you are invited to join this wonderful event! The regular deadline for application is 15 May, 2016. For more information, please visit


Office of Academic Links

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

STEER Kazakhstan 2016

<<On Behalf of IRO>>

Dear students,

The NUS International Relations Office welcomes you to apply for STEER Kazakhstan 2016.

Click here to apply from now till Sunday, 3 April 2016. You will be notified of the outcome via your NUS email during the first week of April.

FAQ is attached. Please refer to here for updates, if any (webpage will be up by this week).

STEER Kazakhstan (FAQ)

Thank you and best regards,

The International Relations Office