Incoming Students

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

TFI 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?

The Temasek Foundation International Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (TFI 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 received 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 2017).

What is the content?

  • Academic courses
    Students will take 3 - 4 modules in NUS and must obtain a minimum overall Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.0 out of 5.0 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 TFI LEaRN scholars. Students can also consider joining the Host Family Programme and the Student Buddy Programme offered by the Office of Student Affairs and the faculties. Do note that home-stay is optional.
  • TFI LEaRN activities
    All TFI LEaRN activities are compulsory. These include the Introductory Briefing, Temasek Learning Journey, Service Learning Workshop and TFI LEaRN Young Asian Leaders Forum. Students are required to help organise the events, when called upon by the International Relations Office (IRO). The events will be held in Singapore.

Please take note of the programme schedule:

Activities Period

Introductory Briefing

August 2017

Service Learning Workshop (2-day)

September 2017

Temasek LEaRN Journey

September 2017

TFI LEaRN Young Asian Leaders Forum

October / November 2017

Submission of documents

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

Promotion of the TFI 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 IRO.

What does it include?

The award quantum for AY17/18 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 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?

Application for AY17/18 is now open till early-April 2017.

An email invitation has been sent to eligible partners to apply for the programme.


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