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



IRO PALs: SEP Drop-in Clinics

<<On Behalf of IRO>>

Hi NUS students,


Have questions about the Student Exchange Programme (SEP)? Wondering about where to go? Unsure about how to go about mapping modules for the transfer of credits?

The SEP Clinic run by the Peer Advising Programme of the International Relations Office is intended to help answer these questions and more. The clinic will run from Week 7 to Week 10 (1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd March), every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.
SEP Clinic Poster
You are welcome to walk into the International Relations Office at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House, 3rd Storey, Unit 03-04, on the above dates at the stated times to speak to our friendly Peer Advising Leaders about any queries that you might have regarding SEP.


Should you have any enquiries about the SEP Drop-In Clinics, please email the PALs directly at <>



Your Peer Advising Leaders (PALs)

Go Away Study Abroad Fair

<< On behalf of IRO>>


Hi NUS students,

NUS International Relations Office (IRO) is organising ‘Go Away’: a Study Abroad Fair, on the Thu 18th February, 6-8pm at the Yusof Ishak House Student Lounge (Level 4).

“Go Away: Study Abroad Fair” is an informative fair allowing NUS students who are keen to go on overseas programmes to find out more about available programmes, destinations, and partner universities.

Head on down with your friends to come view our different ‘country-booths’; listen to student-sharers; check in with NUS seniors; as well as meet students who are on exchange here at NUS and find out about their schools and home countries, their culture, cost of living, and more!


Once again, here are the event details:

Thursday, 18th February 2016

6pm – 8pm

Yusof Ishak House Student Lounge (Level 4)


What are you waiting for? Click HERE to sign up now!


Should you have any further queries on the event, please email the event organisers at <>




13th Sino-Singapore Undergraduate Exchange Programme 2016

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?

·         Airfare

·         In-country travel

·         Accommodation

·         Excursions

·         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 before 2pm, on Monday, 22 February 2016.

·         Completed Application Form

13th SSUE Application Form

·         CV

·         Unofficial Transcript (from Student Integrated System)


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

SEP application briefing for AY16/17 Sem 2

Dear 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 AY2016/2017, Sem 2 only.

Date: 25th Feb 2016 (Thurs)
Time: 10am
Venue: LT 11, FASS

This briefing will give you some ideas of what to do for the application:
• 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.




FASStrack Asia: The Summer School 2016 Presentation Slides

Dear NUS students (including non-FASS students)

A gentle reminder that FASStrack Asia: The Summer School 2016 application is now open!

Find out about the perks and fun of being part of the exciting FASStrack programme in the following presentation slides.

FASStrack_2016 (1101E Pitch)

“A picture is worth a thousand words”, so visit our facebook page to view our FASStrack photos:

Hope to see you this Summer! :)

CUHK International Summer School 2016

Message on behalf of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Greetings from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). We are pleased to inform that our International Summer School (ISS) 2016 will run from 4 June to 26 August. Every year, some 650 students from 35 regions join the ISS to enhance their current field of study and gain an insight into Hong Kong through the weekly field trips. You are cordially invited to join ISS 2016 to gain an academically challenging and culturally stimulating experience in Hong Kong – Asia’s world city.

CUHK International Summer School 2016

The ISS is open to CUHK students, exchange students and fee-paying students from different disciplines and regions. Highlight of ISS 2016 are as follows: ·      June Session (4-24 June) offers courses in business and China Studies from culture to religion and from tradition to media and social development.
·      July Session (28 June-1 August) has a rich course offering in business, China Studies, Chinese language (Putonghua and Cantonese), engineering, environmental studies, humanities and social science. An optional Beijing tour (3-6 August) is also available to those wanting to explore the capital.
·      August Session (5-26 August) challenges students with intensive Putonghua and English training over a three-week period. Field trips to Macau, Shenzhen or different cultural sites in Hong Kong are organized for language practice.

Students will:

  • Discover Hong Kong – a place with unique colonial history, diverse culture and East-meets-West character
  • Explore CUHK – the greenest and largest campus in Hong Kong
  • Take courses taught by outstanding academics from CUHK and overseas universities from 14 countries
  • Learn and live alongside some 650 academic achievers from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures
  • Engage in open discussions in an internationalized learning environment

Joint Summer Programmes with Peking University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University

In the CUHK-Peking University Joint Summer Programme* and the CUHK-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Summer Programme*, students will examine important issues facing China, including its economy, food safety, environment, government and politics, human resources, and law. After participating in the CUHK ISS June Session in Hong Kong, students may choose to take part in the Peking University summer programme for a two-week/four-week study, or the Shanghai Jiao Tong University summer programme for a five-week study. In both programmes, students can take a Chinese language course and explore contemporary China through cultural and social activities in Beijing and Shanghai.

*International students from CUHK’s exchange partners will receive a fee reduction of RMB1,400 (which includes a waiver of the application fee at RMB400 and a tuition reduction at RMB1,000) for their participation in the Peking University / Shanghai Jiao Tong University summer programme. Please register by 31 March 2016 to enjoy this preferential offer.

Online Applications Now Open

Applications should be made online at by 31 March (June Session) / 30 April (July Session) / 31 May (August Session).

For more details, please visit our summer programmes website at We look forward to welcoming you to CUHK this summer!


CUHK-SJTU (Overseas)