Special Global Programmes

What is this programme about?

With the aim of grooming leadership skills, the TF LEaRN Programme @ NUS nurtures the next generation of Asian leaders by providing opportunities for cultural exchange, networking, community engagement and leadership development.


Students will receive the following awards:


  • China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia - S$7,000
  • Remaining Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) - S$6,000
  • Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan - S$5,000

When and where does it take place?

In Semester 1 or 2 of AY 19/20 under the following programmes:


  • Student Exchange Programme to partner universities in Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan;
  • OR
  • NUS Overseas Colleges programme to Asia

What is the content?

  • Academic courses
    TF LEaRN scholars must obtain a minimum overall Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.5 out of 5.0 during their exchange / coursework studies in the host university.
  • Community Involvement
    TF LEaRN scholars are required to spend a minimum of 15 hours on at least one community involvement project in the host country.
  • Host Programme
    While on exchange, TF LEaRN scholars are to source for host programmes at the host country (e.g. Exchange Buddy programmes, interest groups/CCAs or other activities that allow for opportunities to interact regularly with the locals. Upon return from exchange, the award recipients are to participate in TF LEaRN activities (listed below) with inbound exchange students.
  • TF LEaRN activities
    All TF LEaRN activities are compulsory. These include the Introductory Briefing, Temasek Learning Journey, Service Learning Workshop and TF LEaRN Young Asian Leaders Forum. Students are required to help organise the events, when called upon by the Global Relations Office (GRO). The events will be held in Singapore.

Please take note of the tentative programme schedule:


Activities Semester 1
TF LEaRN exchange
Semester 2
TF LEaRN exchange
Introductory Briefing May 2019 November 2019
Service Learning Workshop August 2020 August 2020
Temasek Learning Journey September 2020 September 2020
TF LEaRN Young Asian Leaders Forum October 2020 October 2020

Submission of documents

  • Essay of your learning experience
  • Community log sheet
  • Academic transcript from the host university
  • Online survey

Promotion of the TF LEaRN Programme @ NUS


  • TF LEaRN scholars are required to share their experiences and learning with fellow students in their home countries and fellow LEaRN students through seminars and other platforms.
  • TF LEaRN scholars are required to help promote the programme when called upon by GRO.

What does it include?

A scholarship from Temasek Foundation.


Students will receive the following awards:


  • China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia - S$7,000
  • Remaining Southeast Asia (Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) - S$6,000
  • Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan - S$5,000

The scholarship will be disbursed in two installments, upon the satisfactory completion of the programme.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Students must fulfill the following criteria:


  • Be full-time coursework undergraduates who are going on exchange in Semester 1 or 2 under the Student Exchange Programme to partner universities in Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan or under the NUS Overseas Colleges programme in Asia
  • Be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Possess a Cumulative Average Point of at least 4 (out of 5)*
  • Be interested in community service and have served in leadership positions

Note:

* If your CAP is between 3.8 to 4.0 and you have outstanding community service and leadership experience, we will also consider your application.

How to Apply?

Email invitation will be sent to the NUS account of eligible students.

When to apply?

Exchange Period Application Period
Semester 1 1 February - 30 March
Semester 2 1 - 31 October

Note:

* Students on NOC should contact their NOC coordinator at NUS for the updated timeline.

When will the outcome be known?

With reference to the above application schedule for Semester 2, students will be notified of the outcome via NUS email, as per follows:


Exchange Period Outcome
Semester 1 By Tuesday, 1 May 2019
Semester 2 By Thursday, 15 November 2019

Queries:

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“The TF LEaRN Programme @ NUS has opened my eyes to the challenges of other people in our regional neighbourhood and has offered plenty of opportunities for me to be of service to others. I hope to maximise my potential and continue to serve others, both in Singapore as well as in neighbouring countries.”