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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.


7 March 2016

The Straits Times news article on New educational offerings at NUS and Yale-NUS College

NUS students can now enjoy new overseas opportunities including i-Intern (International Internships) to Kazakhstan, Ghana, Uganda and Hungary as well as a new STEER (Study Trip for Engagement and EnRichment) to Costa Rica.

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29 February 2016

The Straits Times news article on Semester at Sea

NUS Life Science undergraduate Ms Jaslyn Ng spent three months on a “floating campus” during the summer of 2014. Operated by the non-profit Institute for Shipboard Education and sponsored through the University of Virginia, Jaslyn sailed and studied on a former cruise ship while touring 10 countries in Europe.

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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


Fifth Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
Date: 4 - 15 July 2016
Venue: National University of Singapore

Ranging from a wide variety of basic to advanced courses in quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods, the courses focus on both the theory and practice of social science research.

For more information or to sign up for the courses, please click here.

Information Session: The University of Edinburgh Summer School 2016
Date: 24 March 2016
Time: 12.00 noon GMT (8.00 pm Singapore time)

This Information Session is conducted via a Webinar. Students who would like to attend the webinar will have to click on the link here to download the Blackboard Collaborate software. The session opens 20 minutes before the presentation begins.


Virtual Open Day: UCL International Summer School for Undergraduates
Date: 23 March 2016
Time: 12.00 noon - 1.00 pm GMT (UK Time)

This is a Virtual Open Day. Students who would like to attend the Virtual Open Day will have to click on the link here to register.
Please click here to find out more about the programme.