Summer & Winter Programmes

Maximise your term breaks during your NUS candidature by joining an academic programme at any of the partner universities recommended by the NUS Global Relations Office (GRO). You can earn credits towards your degree and apply for the financial support administered by GRO as long as you apply through the NUS Integrated Student Information System (myISIS) for the summer /winter programmes recommended by GRO.

How do Summer / Winter programmes (i-SP) work?

GRO carefully selects summer/winter programmes offered by reputable universities around the world. i-SP recommended by GRO to students offer a diversity of quality courses in exciting destinations to match every interest.


The i-SP programmes offered by partner universities may be on:


  • Fee-paying basis; fees will have to be paid to the host university directly (majority of the programmes)
  • Fee-waiver basis; programme fees for NUS students will be waived  (limited selected programmes)

All outgoing students have to be responsible for their own living expenses which include airfare, accommodation, food, transport, etc. while on overseas summer / winter programme.

Why go on i-SP?

i-SP is one of the many global programmes offered to NUS undergraduates. It is shorter in duration than the flagship Student Exchange Programme (SEP) and offers students the opportunity to explore non-traditional destinations in East Asia, Europe and Latin America. Such experiences cultivate a deeper appreciation of the diverse culture and lifestyle of different countries while not affecting your usual academic term. The experiences you acquire during your overseas studies will be equally valuable to your future employers.

Who should go on i-SP?

i-SP is suitable for students who wish to have an overseas experience but:


  • Are not able to be flexible with academic plan due to double major/ double degree commitments
  • Are on accelerated degree programme and has to take core modules within a fixed candidature
  • Do not wish to commit too much time (e.g. a semester) and money overseas
  • Want to have a taste of studying overseas but are not eligible for SEP

Partner Universities for Summer Programmes


Summer programmes offered by partner universities usually start in early June and ends in early August. Different summer programmes have different start and end dates depends on the host university.


You can use the dropdown button below to view the various programmes available at different parts of the world. For more details about individual programmes, please click on the name of the programme in the table.

Available Summer Programmes:

East & Central Asia

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Fudan University International Summer Session 2018
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Economy
  • Science and Technology

RMB13,800 (approx.S$2,900)
10% discount on the programme fee for NUS student

Programme Dates
11 Jul to 9 Aug 2018

Application Deadline
14 May 2018 (to enjoy 10% discount);
25 May 2018

Fudan University Summer Camp on Chinese Economy and Society 2018
  • Economy and Society

RMB13,600 (approx.S$2,800)

Programme Dates
15 to 27 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
31 May 2018

Peking University Summer School International 2018
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Economy and Society
  • Advance Courses

Varies with course credits; from RMB10,000 (approx. S$2,100) for General courses within 4 PKU credits

Programme Dates
Session A: 2 Jul to 13 Jul 2018
Session B: 16 Jul to 27 Jul 2018
Session A & B: 2 Jul to 27 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
29 Mar 2018

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global Summer School 2018 : Session A
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Public and Environmental Policy
  • Science and Technology

RMB5,000 (approx.S$1,100)

Programme Dates
11 to 26 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
30 Apr 2018

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Global Summer School 2018 : Session B
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Public and Environmental Policy
  • Science and Technology

RMB7,500 (approx.S$1,600)

Programme Dates
11 Jul to 3 Aug 2018

Application Deadline
30 Apr 2018

Sun Yat-Sen University International Summer Program
  • Politics and Cultural Studies
  • China Business Studies

tuition-fee waiver (all other fees applies)

Programme Dates
23 Jul - 3 Aug 2018

Application Deadline
16 Mar 2018

Zhejiang University: 2018 International Summer School : Entrepreneurship in China and B&R
  • Entrepreneurship in China

RMB6,000 (approx.S$1,300)

Programme Dates
14 Jun – 2 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
28 Mar 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School
  • Various

HK$7,176 (approx.S$1,250) for 3 credits
HK$14,352 (approx.S$2,500) for 6 credits

Programme Dates
27 Jun - 30 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
30 Apr 2018; 10 Apr 2018 (for students taking IBBA4010 Issues in Asian Business)

PolyU International Summer School
  • Various

Varies with number of courses enrolled; from HK$12,000 (approx.S$2,050) to HK$36,000 (approx.S$6,080)

Programme Dates
Session 1: 11 Jun - 8 Jul 2018
Session B: 16 Jul to 27 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
NUS: 7 Feb 2018
Poly U: 1 Mar 2018

The University of Hong Kong: HKU Summer Institute
  • Various

Varies with course from HK$12,000 (approx. S$2,100) per credit-bearing course

Programme Dates
Varies with course

Application Deadline
16 Mar 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Kyushu University Summer in Japan
  • Introduction to Contemporary Japan
  • Japanese Language

JPY 170,000 (approx. SGD 2,050)

Programme Dates
25 Jun to 20 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
28 Feb 2018 (5pm JST)

Waseda Summer Session
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • History
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • Sociology

JPY490,000 (approx.S$5,900) for 2 courses

Programme Dates
25 Jun - 19 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
31 Mar 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Hanyang International Summer School
  • Various

₩1,600,000 (approx. S$2,030)

Programme Dates
2 July to 27 July 2018

Application Deadline
8 January to 15 May 2018

KAIST International Summer School
  • Various

₩3,100,000 (approx. S$3,930)

Programme Dates
29 June to 27 July 2018

Application Deadline
15 February 2018 (Early bird)
15 May 2018 (Regular)

Korea University International Summer Campus
  • Various

₩2,800,000 (approx. S$3,550)

Programme Dates
4-week Programme (26 June to 19 July 2018)
6-week Programme (26 June to 2 August 2018)

Application Deadline
8 January to 27 February 2018 (Early bird)
8 January to 16 May 2018 (Regular)

Seoul National University International Summer Institute
  • Various

₩1,800,000 (approx. S$2,260) After 40% tuition discount

Programme Dates
25 June to 28 July 2018

Application Deadline
1 March to 4 April 2018 (Early bird)
1 March to 7 June 2018 (Regular)

Yonsei International Summer School
  • Various

₩3,000,000 (approx. S$3,800)

Programme Dates
4-week Programme (3 July to 26 July 2018)
6-week Programme (3 July to 9 August 2018)

Application Deadline
3 January to 28 February 2018 (Early bird)
3 January to 16 May 2018 (Regular)

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
National Taiwan University
2018 Biodiversity, Agriculture & Culture of Taiwan Summer Program (BACT)
  • Biodiversity
  • Taiwan Culture

US$3,000(approx. S$4,100)

Programme Dates
7 Jul - 5 Aug 2018

Application Deadline
14 Mar 2018

Southeast Asia

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline

University of Brunei Darussalam

  • Culture
  • Language

TBC

Programme Dates
TBC

Application Deadline
Closed for 2017

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline

University of Airlangga

  • Indonesian Traditional Medicine
  • Community Health
  • Sociology

TBC

Programme Dates
TBC

Application Deadline
Closed for 2017

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline

Chulalongkorn University

  • Thai Studies
  • Thai Religion
  • Thai Language

TBC

Programme Dates
TBC

Application Deadline
Closed for 2017

Prince of Songkla University

  • Thai Culture
  • Thai Language

TBC

Programme Dates
TBC

Application Deadline
Closed for 2017

Thammasat University

  • Society and Culture in Thailand
  • Buddhism in Thailand

TBC

Programme Dates
TBC

Application Deadline
Closed for 2017

South Asia

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline

Centre for Escalation of Peace

  • History
  • Politics & Economics
  • Sociology & Development

TBC

Programme Dates
TBC

Application Deadline
Closed for 2017

Africa & Middle East

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Hebrew University of Jerusalem RIS Summer Study Abroad
  • Israel and Middle East Studies
  • Politics and Social Sciences
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Languages (Arabic / Hebrew)

$2,270 - $4,350

Programme Dates
2 to 27 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
1 May 2018

Tel Aviv University Summer Programs
  • Cyber Security
  • Middle East & Conflict Studies
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Languages

$3,250 - $5,130

Programme Dates
Jun to Jul 2018 (Varies)

Application Deadline
30 Apr 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) & University of Cape Town (UCT):LSE-UCT July School
  • Africa and Global Transformation: The Rise of Emerging Powers and a New International Order
  • Economic Challenges for African Development
  • Elections and Voters in Europe, the US, and South Africa
  • Poverty and Development
  • Urban Development and Planning in Africa

£1,150 to £1,300 not including airfare or accommodation

Programme Dates
25 June to 6 July 2018

Application Deadline
1 March 2018 (Early Bird)
1 May 2018 (Regular)

Stellenbosch University: International Summer Programme in South Africa
  • Introduction to South Africa’s Political History
  • Bio-Diversity: Plants for the People in the Western Cape
  • Visual Controversies in South Africa, Past and Present
  • Transitional Justice
  • Growth, Unemployment and Inequality in South Africa
  • Multilingualism and Intercultural Communication
  • Equity & Leadership in the Global Classroom
  • Marketing
  • Present Imperfect: Negotiating Identities in Film and Literature
  • Understanding HIV in South Africa: A Health & Social Justice Perspective
  • Ethics, Science and Culture in Philosophical Perspective
  • China in Africa
  • Biomedical Engineering – Designing Solutions for African Health

SGD$2,900 to SGD$5,200 depending on number of sessions (not including airfare)

Programme Dates
22 June to 2 July 2018 (Elective 1)
30 June to 10 July 2018 (Elective 2)
8 July to 20 July 2018 (Elective 3)

Application Deadline
15 February 2018 (Early Bird)
1 April 2018 (Regular)

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Boğaziçi University Summer Term
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Management
  • Engineering and Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports

$420 - $1,700

Programme Dates
20 Jun to 6 Aug 2018

Application Deadline
20 May 2018

Istanbul Aydin University

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Health & Sciences

TBC

Programme Dates
TBC

Application Deadline
Closed for 2017

Koç University

  • International Migration and the Crisis
  • Urban Political Ecology
  • Philanthropy and Civil Society

TBC

Programme Dates
TBC

Application Deadline
Closed for 2017

Americas

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio): Brazilian Seminars
  • Holistic insight into Brazil

USD$1,450 not including airfare

Programme Dates
12 July to 27 July 2018

Application Deadline
29 May 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
University of British Columbia Vancouver Summer Program
  • All majors/disciplines

CAD$5,200 not including airfare

Programme Dates
3 June to 3 July 2018 (Summer Term 1 – “June” Session)
14 July to 14 August 2018 (Summer Term 2 – “July/August” Session)

Application Deadline
Summer Term 1 (June Session): 1 February 2018
Summer Term 2 (July/August Session): 1 March 2018

University of Victoria International Summer Institute for Business Management (ISIBM)
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship

CAD$4,500 + 5% GST

Programme Dates
2 to 26 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
15 May 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Universidad de Chile: FEN Summer School - Doing Business in Chile and Latin America
  • Intercultural Business Challenges in Latin America
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Chile
  • Case Studies: Successful Business Cases in Latin America
  • Spanish language training
  • Plus business excursions and day trips!

USD$1300 per person not including airfare or accommodation

Programme Dates
2 to 20 July 2018

Application Deadline
1 May 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Tecnologico de Monterrey - iSummer Mx
  • Mexican Identity and Culture
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Basic Spanish as a Foreign Language

2 fee-waiver places; otherwise USD$1,600 not including airfare

Programme Dates
2 to 27 July 2018

Application Deadline
25 May 2018

Tecnologico de Monterrey - Queretaro Summer School
  • Mexican Heritage
  • Mexican Culture
  • Doing Business in Mexico
  • Modules from others Schools and Faculties

USD$1,200 not including airfare

Programme Dates
24 May to 30 June 2018

Application Deadline
20 April 2018

USA

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Boston University Summer Term

All majors/disciplines

USD$9,500 not including airfare

Programme Dates
Summer Term 1: 22 May to 29 June 2018
Summer Term 2: 2 July to 10 August

Application Deadline
Summer Term 1: 1 April 2018
Summer Term 2: 15 May 2018

Columbia University Summer Sessions

All majors/disciplines

USD$14,000 not including airfare

Programme Dates
Summer Session 1 (D): 21 May to 29 June 2018
Summer Session 2 (Q): 2 July to 10 August 2018
12-Week Summer Session (X): 21 May to 10 August 2018

Application Deadline
Enrolment Priority Deadline: 1 February 2018
Application Fee Waiver Deadline: 1 March 2018
Final Deadline (Application Fee Required):1 April 2018

Stanford University International Honors Program (IHP)

All majors/disciplines

USD$12,500 not including airfare

Programme Dates
23 June to 19 August 2018

Application Deadline
15 February 2018

University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions

All majors/disciplines

USD$4,500 not including airfare

Programme Dates
21 May to 29 June 2018 (Session I)
2 July to 10 August 2018 (Session II)

Application Deadline
1 March 2018 for both sessions

University of California Berkeley Summer Sessions

All majors/disciplines

USD$10,000 not including airfare

Programme Dates
Session A: 21 May to 29 June 2018
Session B: 4 June to 10 August 2018
Session C: 18 June to 10 August 2018
Session D: 2 July to 10 August
Session E: 23 July to 10 August

Application Deadline
Session A: 15 March 2018
Session B: 1 April 2018
Session C: 15 April 2018
Session D: 1 May 2018
Session E: 15 May 2018

University of Hawaii at Manoa Summer Sessions

All majors/disciplines

USD$4,500 not including airfare

Programme Dates
21 May to 29 June 2018 (Session I)
2 July to 10 August 2018 (Session II)

Application Deadline
1 March 2018 (Session I)
1 April 2018 (Session II)

Yale Summer Session

All majors/disciplines

USD$8,100 Other costs are shown online

Programme Dates
Session A: 28 May to 29 Jun 2018
Session B: 2 ul to 3 Aug 2018

Application Deadline
Session A: 1 March 2018
Session B: 1 April 2018

Australasia

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
The University of Adelaide Winter School
  • Various

A$6,000 (approx. S$6,350)

Programme Dates
25 June to 20 July 2018

Application Deadline
1 March 2018

The University of Sydney Short Term - Study Abroad
  • Various

A$6,150 (approx. S$6,510)

Programme Dates
Session A: 26 May to 7 July 2018
Session B: 8 July to 11 August 2018

Application Deadline
31 March 2018

Europe

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
INNES International Summer Schools
  • All Disciplines

€800 - € 1,200 (approx. $1,280 - $1,920)

Programme Dates
2 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
2 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
16 July 2018 - 27 July 2018

Application Deadline
1 May 2018

University of Vienna Summer School in International and European Studies
  • European Studies
  • German Language

€ 1,950 (approx. SGD3,150)

Programme Dates
14 July 2018 - 11 August 2018

Application Deadline
30 April 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Charles University in Prague East and Central European Studies Summer Program
  • European Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Art & Architecture
  • Political Science & International Relations

$2,250 - $4,000

Programme Dates
Session A: 18 Jun to 4 Aug 2018
Session B: 18 Jun to 14 Jul 2018
Session C: 9 Jul to 4 Aug 2018

Application Deadline
15 April 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Aarhus University Summer University
  • Finance, Business & Management
  • Media, Communication & Information
  • Language, Culture & History
  • Political Science & Law
  • Health & Psychology
  • Science, Technology & Engineering

$1,300 - $2,900

Programme Dates
Term I: 3 to 20 Jul 2018
Term II: 23 Jul to 10 Aug 2018

Application Deadline
15 March 2018

University of Copenhagen International Summer Programme
  • Food Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Economic History
  • Fashion Studies
  • Organisational Management

$1,800 - $4,100

Programme Dates
Jul to Aug 2018 (Varies)

Application Deadline
1 June 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon Summer Programme (INNOV@INSA) 2018
  • Management & Innovation
  • Cross-cultural Skills
  • French Language

€1,820 (exchange basis)
€5,030 (fee-paying basis)

Programme Dates
26 Jun - 20 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
27 Apr 2018

Sciences Po Summer School 2018
  • French Language
  • Social Sciences
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Studies

Varies depending on the course(s) chosen

Programme Dates
4 Jun - 28 Jun 2018 (June Session)
3 Jul - 27 Jul 2018 (July Session)

Application Deadline
mid-Apr 2018 (June Session)
mid-May 2018 (July Session)
Exact date to be announced by host.

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: HUWISU Summer University 2018
  • Social Sciences, Politics & Education
  • History & Culture
  • Metropolitan Studies & Urban Development
  • Religion, Ethics & Law
  • Language, Literature & Writing

Fees range from €630 to €850 per course (approximately S$1,100 to S$1,500)

Programme Dates
Session 1: 18 June 2018 - 13 July 2018
Master Session: 2 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
Session 2: 23 July 2018 - 17 August 2018

Application Deadline
Early bird: 14 February 2018
Final deadline: 31 May 2018

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich: European Studies: Munich-Prague-Vienna
  • European Integration

Tuition fee - €850 the first 18 NUS students to register will enjoy a discount of €300

Programme Dates
4 - 29 Jun 2018

Application Deadline
15 Apr 2018

University of Tuebingen Summer Programmes
  • Summer Programe 1
  • Europe at the Crossroads: Tübingen-Berlin International Summer School

Programme fees are € 2,000 for Summer Program 1, and € 2,590 for Europe at the crossroads(approximately S$3,200 and S$4,200)

Programme Dates
Summer Program1: 22 May - 15 June 2018
Europe at the Crossroads: 18 June - 14 July 2018

Application Deadline
Summer Programe 1: 31 March 2018
Europe at the Crossroads: 15 April 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Corvinus University of Budapest Summer School
  • Global Economy & International Trade
  • Economics & International Development
  • European Studies

$1,500

Programme Dates
2 to 13 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
31 Jan 2018 (Extra Early-Bird)
30 Apr 2018 (Early-Bird)
1 Jun 2018 (Regular)

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
The American University of Rome (AUR) Summer Programme 2018
  • Arts & Archaeology
  • Business & Communications
  • International Relations & Global Politics
  • Math & Science

€1,800 (one course)
€2,400 (two courses)

Programme Dates
28 May - 28 Jun 2018 (Summer I)
2 Jul - 2 Aug 2018 (Summer II)

Application Deadline
30 Apr 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona International Summer Term Programme 2018
  • Career Development
  • Computing
  • Geography
  • Humanities
  • Leadership
  • Nanoscience
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology

€720 per course

Programme Dates
25 Jun - 13 Jul 2018 (Session 1)
16 Jul - 3 Aug 2018 (Session 2)

Application Deadline
On rolling basis

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
University of Amsterdam Summer School
  • Social Sciences
  • Urban Studies

$1,500 - $2,700

Programme Dates
Jun to Aug 2018 (Varies)

Application Deadline
15 March 2018

Utrecht University: Utrecht Summer School
  • Art & Music
  • Business
  • Culture / Social Sciences
  • Law & Economics
  • Science / Life Sciences / Healthcare

$1,100 - $4,700

Programme Dates
Jun to Aug 2018 (Varies)

Application Deadline
1 June 2018

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
University of Oxford Exeter College Summer Programme
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • International Relations and Law
  • Engineering and Medicine
  • Science & Math

GB£5,950 for 6 weeks

Programme Dates
1 Jul to 11 Aug 2018

Application Deadline
Preferably by 31 Jan 2018

King's College London Summer School
  • Arts, Culture & Languages
  • Health, Science & Engineering
  • Law & Governance
  • Business

GB£1,350 (One Session)
GB£2,700 (Two Sessions)

Programme Dates
Session 1: (2 - 20 Jul 2018)
Session 2: (23 Jul - 10 Aug 2018)

Application Deadline
31 Mar 2018 (If you wish to be considered for fee-waiver scholarship)
1 May 2018 (Regular)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Summer School
  • Accounting
  • Business & Management
  • Culture & Environment
  • Finance & Economics
  • International Relations, Government & Society
  • Law

GB£2,200 (One Session)
GB£3,900 (Two Sessions)

Programme Dates
Session 1: (18 Jun - 6 Jul 2018)
Session 2: (9 Jul - 27 Jul 2018)

Application Deadline
As soon as possible
1 week before the start of each summer session

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
  • Architecture & Urban Design
  • Education & Sports
  • Energy
  • Film Studies
  • Literature & Culture
  • Social Sciences

Please check online

Programme Dates
4 Jun to 3 Aug 2018 (depends on course)

Application Deadline
Preferably by 31 Mar 2018

UCL Summer School 2018
  • Culture, Literature & Arts
  • Health & Science
  • Humanities
  • Law, Politics & International Relations
  • Economics, Business & Management

GB£1,755 (One Session)
GB£3,105 (Two Sessions)

Programme Dates
Session 1: (2 - 20 Jul 2018)
Session 2: (23 Jul - 10 Aug 2018)

Application Deadline
1 Mar 2018 (Early)
31 May 2018 (Regular)

University of Cambridge International Summer Programmes
  • Ancient and Classical Worlds
  • Creative Writing
  • History
  • Shakespeare and Literature
  • Medieval Studies
  • Science
  • Law

Depends on the programme which you choose

Programme Dates
8 Jul - 10 Aug 2018, depends on programme

Application Deadline
By 1 May 2018

University of Glasgow International Summer School
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Bioscience & Global Health
  • Environment & Geology
  • International Business
  • Science (Anatomy, Genetics, Physics & Math)

Tuition fees vary depending on your chosen course.
Please visit Glasgow’s course pages for full details.

Programme Dates
Mid-Jun to 10 Aug 2018
Depends on the course(s) you wish to take

Application Deadline
30 Mar 2018

Leeds International Summer School (LISS) 2018
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business & Law
  • Energy & Entrepreneurship
  • Literature & Music
  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems

GB£2,995 (Early)
GB£3,145 (Regular)

Programme Dates
30 Jun – 29 Jul 2018

Application Deadline
10 Apr 2018 (Early)
1 May 2018 (Regular)

Global

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Global Summer Program (GSP) 2018
  • Political Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Economics
  • Health

Varies

Programme Dates
Varies

Application Deadline
16 March 2018

The University of Sydney Short Term - Study Abroad
  • Various

A$6,150 (approx. S$6,510)

Programme Dates
Session A: 26 May to 7 July 2018
Session B: 8 July to 11 August 2018

Application Deadline
31 March 2018

Partner Universities for Winter Programmes


Winter programmes offered by partner universities usually start in early December and ends in early January. The duration for winter programme is shorter, however, students may still be able to transfer the credits for at least one course.


You can use the dropdown button below to view the various programmes available in different regions. For more details about individual programmes, please click on the name of the programme to access the information.

Available Winter Programmes:

East & Central Asia

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
NUS (Suzhou) Research Institute Winter Programme 2018

Chinese Business Enterprise and Management

$1,780 (Early Bird)
$1,980 (Regular)

Programme Dates
10 to 29 Dec 2018

Application Deadline
30 Sep 2018 (Early Bird)
31 Oct 2018 (Regular)

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Hanyang University International Winter School

All majors / disciplines

$1,640

Programme Dates
26 Dec 2018 to 12 Jan 2019

Application Deadline
15 Nov 2018

Korea University International Winter Campus

All majors / disciplines

$1,890 (Early Registration)
$2,010 (Regular)

Programme Dates
27 Dec 2018 to 17 January 2019

Application Deadline
31 Oct 2018 (Early Registration)
23 Nov 2018 (Regular)

Yonsei University Winter Abroad at Yonsei

All majors / disciplines

$1,890 (Early Enrolment)
$2,010 (Regular)

Programme Dates
27 Dec 2018 to 17 Jan 2019

Application Deadline
5 Oct 2018 (Early)
16 Nov 2018 (Regular)

Europe

University & Programme Courses Available In Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) Spanish Language and Cultural Winter Program
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Culture

$2,050

Programme Dates
11 to 22 Dec 2017

Application Deadline
11 Oct 2017

i-SP Application Guide

Preparing for i-SP

Preparing for an international summer/winter programme (i-SP) can be a very exciting process. For the best i-SP experience possible, you should select your preferred i-SP from the list of host universities that are recommended by the NUS Global Relations Office (GRO). In preparing for your i-SP, you should research on the course offerings, application requirements and procedures set by the host university. Make sure that you attend the pre-departure briefings conducted by GRO before you embark on your journey.


To apply for an i-SP recommended by GRO, you must:


  • Be a full-time NUS undergraduate;
  • Complete the programme before your NUS conferment date;
  • Meet the additional requirements (e.g. CAP score, English proficiency, etc.) imposed by the i-SP host university;
  • Have a clean disciplinary record and be a strong ambassador for NUS; any disciplinary misconduct during the programme will be handled according to both the host university and NUS’ policies.

Refer to the i-SP listings for summer and winter for the range of programmes recommended by GRO. Click on the name of the host university to download an information sheet specific to the programme. In addition to GRO-recommended programmes,you may approach the Dean’s Office of your faculty to find out about faculty-specific i-SP programmes managed by them.You may also wish to:


  • Prepare an initial study plan and check with your home faculty to see if the courses offered by the host university meets your academic objectives. Module mapping request is subjected to approval from the Faculties.
  • Students may map up to a maximum of 10 MCs for each Summer Programme and up to a maximum of 5 MCs for each Winter Programme. Module mapping will be subject to approval from the respective Faculties/Schools.
  • Students who enroll in these Programmes may request for a waiver of NUS tuition fees for the credits they wish to transfer back to NUS. This waiver applies to up to 2 Summer/Winter Programmes and up to a total of 12 MCs transferred during their course of study in NUS. Beyond that, NUS Special Term tuition fees will apply, in addition to Summer/Winter Programme fees paid to the host university. For clarification, students may contact the SEP administrators/coordinators at their respective home Faculty/School Dean's Office or the academic department. Business courses in summer/winter programmes which are less than 3 weeks are not credit bearing.
  • Plan a budget to determine all costs associated with participation in your chosen i-SP. Click here to see estimates of airfare, private accommodation and personal expenses for various cities.

Applying via myISIS grants you access to:


  • Application for module mapping
  • Application for financial aid

* Applying through myISIS will allow GRO to contact and assist you in times of crisis/emergency while you are overseas. With an official application through myISIS, GRO can also provide you with supporting letters for visa application and NS deferment (for NSmen).


Applications for summer programmes will open between November and February. Applications for winter programmes will open between August and October. You should look out for emails from GRO and also visit the our website regularly to check for updates.

Most host universities require a direct application to be submitted via their online application portals. Unless stated otherwise in the programme information sheet, you should apply to the host university immediately after you have applied in myISIS.


Follow the application instructions provided by the host university, and submit an application with the necessary supporting documents to the host university before their stipulated deadline. Note that the deadline varies for different programmes. Detailsof each programme can be found on the summer and winter programmes listing.


Due to the Personal Data Protection Act, NUS will not have access to the application information that you submit to the host university directly. Host universities, as organisers of the individual programmes, are best-placed to resolve any application issues. You should contact them before you attempt to reach GRO, as this will save you time and effort.

You are responsible for submitting a complete application with the necessary supporting documents to the host university before the deadline. Please contact the appropriate office to request for relevant supporting documents.


  • NUS Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts are available via myISIS. If an official transcript is required by the host university, you can purchase a copy via NUS Registrar’s Office
  • NUS Student Status Letter – Request via Office of Student Affairs

Returning late from your programme is generally not encouraged. Note that your programme should not delay the start of the new school term at NUS for you. If you need to request for late return, please approach your home faculty for approval.

Additional Information:


After Applying

Acceptance of i-SP

This section highlights the necessary things to do after you have applied via NUS myISIS and also apply to the host univesity for your i-SP.


GRO will issue you an offer for your chosen i-SP in myISIS. This offer, when accepted, will allow you to apply for module mapping and financial aid; however, it does not constitute confirmation of your participation in the programme. Confirmation of programme participation will be given by the i-SP host university.


If you applied for multiple programmes in myISIS and receive more than one offer, note that the system will only permit you to accept multiple offers if the programme dates do not clash. Ideally, you should only accept the offer for an i-SP programme you wish to participate in the most.


After you have accepted your offer, you will be able to proceed with module mapping in myISIS. Based on GRO’s annual survey, more than 80% of NUS students were able to map the modules they took during their i-SP at the partner universities supported by GRO. Click here for instructions on submitting your module mapping request in myISIS.


Students may map up to a maximum of 10 MCs for each Summer Programme and up to a maximum of 5 MCs for each Winter Programme. Module mapping will be subject to approval from the respective Faculties/Schools.


Students who enroll in these Programmes may request for a waiver of NUS tuition fees for the credits they wish to transfer back to NUS. This waiver applies to up to 2 Summer/Winter Programmes and up to a total of 12 MCs transferred during their course of study in NUS. Beyond that, NUS Special Term tuition fees will apply, in addition to Summer/Winter Programme fees paid to the host university. For clarification, students may contact the SEP administrators/coordinators at their respective home Faculty/School Dean's Office or the academic department. Business courses in summer/winter programmes which are less than 3 weeks are not credit bearing.


Any questions on module mapping and credit conversion should be directed to your home faculty. Law students are generally unable to transfer credit for summer programmes due to their special degree requirements. Please contact the Law SEP coordinator for more details.



You will also receive an offer directly from the host university, usually via email and together with instructions for making payment for the programme fee. Note that this offer is independent from the myISIS offer given by NUS, and your acceptance of the host university offer constitutes confirmation of your participation. You should only accept the offer and make payment to the host university if you are comfortable with the academic and cost obligations of the respective programme. If you choose to withdraw from the programme at this stage, you should notify the host university, as well as withdraw your application in myISIS (or reject the offer if you have not yet accepted it).


It is the student’s responsibility to pay the programme fees to the host university directly. Acceptance offers by the host university remains conditional until the full payment of the programme fee is made to the host university. The host university will set the terms and conditions of the acceptance and the payment.


If you are paying via bank transfer, please read the terms and conditions of payment carefully. Any bank charges and fees for wire transfers are your responsibility, and should be included in the total amount payable in the request to your bank for the transfer.


Some host universities do not provide university accommodation for i-SP participants. If the university does not provide accommodation, you should start researching and securing accommodation as early as possible. Note that some private accommodation providers will require payment of a non-refundable deposit in order to guarantee your reservation. Read the terms and conditions carefully before you sign and commit to any accommodation arrangements.


You should have enough monetary funds to last you throughout the whole i-SP programme. Your decision to go on i-SP should not be dependent upon the confirmation of a scholarship or bursary award.


You can consider the following avenues of financial aid to fund your i-SP.




Please note that if you are successful for any financial aid, the funds will only be disbursed to you after August (for summer programme) and after January the following year (for winter programme).


Some host countries requires you to apply for an entry visa prior to departure from Singapore. Please refer to this link for a list of embassies that you can enquire about visa applications.


Application Procedures

After you have applied in myISIS and received confirmation of acceptance from the host university, you can request GRO to issue a supporting letter suitable for any of the following purposes:


  • Application for NS Deferment
  • Application for visa to visit country of your i-SP
  • Applications for OSP Loan

To request for the letter, download this form and follow the instructions listed within.


You should take note of the host university’s recommended arrival dates for your programme, and join the orientation (if any) conducted for programme participants. Early check-in to on-campus accommodation is usually not allowed and is at the discretion of the host university. Check directly with the host university if there is a pressing need to check-in early.


You are responsible for purchasing your own air-tickets. Air-tickets should only be bought after you have received the required visa for your i-SP. If a visa is not required, you may proceed to purchase the air-tickets upon the receipt of the official acceptance letter from the host university.The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issues helpful travel advisories which you should heed whilst planning your travel itinerary.


GRO recommended i-SP programmes are covered under the insurance scheme for official NUS trips. Click here for details about the terms of coverage and process for lodging claims.


If you require additional insurance coverage for your personal needs, consider purchasing your own personal travel insurance with your preferred insurance provider.


  • Attend the Pre-Departure Briefings conducted by GRO and take the opportunity to network with other students going to the same country and/or host university. Due to the Personal Data Protection Act, GRO is not able to share the contacts of other students with you.
  • Learn how to better represent NUS at your host university during the Pre-Departure Briefings
  • eRegister with MFA – for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents only
  • Update your contact information and Next-of-Kin information in myISIS, so that NUS will be able to contact you or your family in any case of emergency. GRO will not be able to contact nor assist you, if you do not apply via myISIS for your i-SP.

Additional Information:


While on i-SP

Before you return to NUS

The i-SP programmes are of shorter duration and it is important to take note of the things which you need to do before you return back to NUS to continue your studies in the next semester.

Step 1: Arrange the Mailing of Transcripts

A small number of host universities require you to submit a request for your i-SP transcript, and will provide you with instructions to complete this step.


The transcripts will either be mailed to you directly or sent to Global Relations Office (GRO), depending on the programme. You will be informed by the Programme Manager nearer the date on how your transcript will be received or you can refer to the information which we have prepared on the programme listing page for summer and winter i-SPs.


You will need to show the host university’s transcript to your home faculty in order to complete the credit conversion process at NUS.

Step 2: Complete Online Survey and Attend Feedback Session

You will receive an email from GRO to complete an online survey about your i-SP experience. This will take 5 to 10 minutes of your time, and your comments will help future batches of NUS students.


GRO will conduct a feedback session for all returning i-SP participants. The feedback we receives will be useful in the evaluation of the programmes supported by us. During the feedback session, we will also share tips on how to make your summer/ winter experience count in your resume and with your potential employers.

Step 3: Submit Post-Programme Report

If you are a recipient of the NASA Enhancement Bursary, you are required to submit a post-programme report. Details about the requirements will be included with your award letter for the NASA Enhancement Bursary.