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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.


24 April 2014

How can NUS remain relevant for the future?

A/Prof Anne Pakir (fourth from the left) with the delegation from Nagaland, India.

A/Prof Anne Pakir, Director of International Relations Office and Prof Prasenjit Duara, Raffles Professor of Humanities and the Director of Asia Research Institute shed some light on this matter with Prof Abraham Lotha, Principal of St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama and his delegation from Nagaland, India. Prof Lotha wrote an article on their recent visit to NUS. Click here to read more.


4 April 2014

IRO sends first batch of students for an international research attachment at the University of Oxford!

Prof Nicholas Hankins from the University of Oxford Department of Engineering Science talks to IRO about what he hopes our NUS students will achieve during their three-month research attachment at Oxford. Watch the short clip here.

We also caught up with three students who are heading to Oxford next month to ask them their thoughts on the programme and what they are most looking forward to at Oxford. Watch the interview here. Visit here for more information.


IRO Spotlights

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

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

Global Experience Fair 2015

Date: 4 and 5 February 2015
Venue: Central Library

For partners, please click here for more information on how you can participate in this event.

ASEAN Learning Journey incorporating the colours of ASEAN

Date: Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Venue: University Hall Auditorium, Level 2, Lee Kong Chian Wing

Please click here to register for the event.

SEP Student Sharing Session : Peking University and Tsinghua University

Date: Thursday, 13 November 2014
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Venue: Central Library Theatrette 1

Find out more about SEP to Peking University, Tsinghua University and the new SEP awards to China in AY2015/16!

Please click here to register for the event.

Please click here for IED informative talks’ presentation slides.