International Relations Office

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The International Relations Office (IRO) fosters international partnerships for transformative global opportunities and programmes.  As part of NUS’ commitment to global education, IRO offers the Student Exchange Programme (SEP) and other global opportunities such as international summer programmes (i-SP), international internships (i-Intern) and international research attachment programmes (i-RAP).  Embark on a journey to get exposed to the best of international community, cultures and practices beyond your boundaries.

Your overseas experience is an investment in your future and it requires careful planning, management and commitment. Underlining this importance, NUS believes that all students should have the opportunity to participate in our programmes, and has adopted a “needs blind” policy for student acceptance. This means that IRO will support you in identifying a suitable programme and funding for your overseas experience, subject to your meeting the programme’s criteria for participation, and flexibility for other considerations.


27 January 2016

Brazil’s Beacon of Hope

As part of NUS’ Study Trip for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER), 31 students who visited São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in December 2015 found Brazil’s solidarity economy and social business landscape an eye-opener, providing an international model of social and economic development.

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26 October 2015

Lessons from distant shores

Two NUS students decided to take the road less travelled and venture beyond their comfort zone to make a meaningful difference to the community during the Summer 2015 term break. One was the first NUS intern to visit Uganda under the i-Intern programme offered by IRO, while the other was part of the pioneer batch of Environmental Studies students who went to Timor-Leste.

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IRO Spotlights

Global Experience Fair 2016

Date: 19 - 20 January 2016
Venue: Town Plaza, University Town

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Please click here to learn about the vast international programmes that IRO offers to NUS undergraduates to build a global mindset and be future ready.

Please click here to hear from our partners over their strategic collaborations with NUS in developing future ready graduates.