Incoming Students

Temasek Foundation International Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (LEaRN) Programme 2018 @ National University of Singapore

TF International LEaRN students from Indonesia and Laos participating in a community service project in Singapore in which they helped pack food for the elderly and migrant people

What is this programme about?

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

Students who are nominated by their home universities in Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are eligible to apply.

Students receive S$6,500 during their exchange at NUS.

When and where does it take place?

The programme takes place at NUS during the students’ exchange in Semester 1 (August - December 2018).

What is the content?

  • Academic courses
    Students will take 3 - 4 modules in NUS and must obtain an average Grade of B and above during their exchange in NUS.
  • Community Involvement
    Students are required to spend a minimum of 15 hours on at least one community involvement project in Singapore.
  • Host Programme
    Students will be hosted by NUS TF International LEaRN scholars.
  • TF International LEaRN activities
    All TF International LEaRN activities are compulsory. These include the Introductory Briefing, Temasek Learning Journey, Service Learning Workshop and TF International 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 programme schedule:

Activities Period

Introductory Briefing

August 2018

Service Learning Workshop (2-day)

August 2018

Temasek Learning Journey

September 2018

TF International LEaRN Young Asian Leaders Forum

October 2018

Submission of documents

  • Photo-essay of learning experience
  • Community log sheet
  • Academic transcript from NUS
  • Online survey

Promotion of the TF International LEaRN Programme @ NUS

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

What does it include?

The award quantum for AY18/19 is S$6,500

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

What are the eligibility requirements?

Students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Are nominated by their home university
  • Are successful in both their TF International LEaRN Programme @ NUS and Non-Graduating Exchange Programme applications
  • Are undergraduates who completed at least one year of study in their home universities
  • Are studying in their country of citizenship
  • Are in the top 10% of their cohort in academic performance
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are interested in community service and have served in leadership positions
  • Fully commit to all aspects of the programme

How to apply?

Step Programme Application Details Submission Date
1. TF International LEaRN Programme @ NUS Students nominated by their home universities will be invited to submit their application. Friday, 13 April 2018
2. NUS Non-Graduating Exchange Programme Online application and submission of supporting documents via here 21 March to 15 April 2018

When will the outcome be known?

With reference to the above application schedule, students will be notified of the outcome via email:

  • TF International LEaRN Programme: by early-May 2018
    Students will need to confirm acceptance of the award within 1 week after receiving the offer
  • NUS Non-Graduating Exchange Programme: by mid-June 2018
  • Queries

    For additional information or related queries regarding:

    • TF International LEaRN Programme: please click here
    • NUS Non-Graduating Exchange Programme: nghelp@nus.edu.sg