International Relations Office

Awards & Scholarships for Incoming Students

DUO - Singapore Exchange Fellowship (for Incoming Students)

The Fellowship is awarded by the Singapore government to promote student exchanges between NUS and European ASEM* members. The Award, based on merit, is for pairs of exchanges between a university in Singapore and its respective partner university in Europe in any academic field. Full-time NUS undergraduate students from Singapore and ASEAN** members states going to European universities on the student exchange programme (SEP), and undergraduate students from partner universities in Europe coming to NUS on exchange, are eligible to apply for the DUO.

Each selected undergraduate student will be awarded € 4,000 for one semester or one year of exchange. This will partially subsidise the cost of airfare, accommodation, living expenses, etc. This award carries no obligatory bond period.

* NUS has partner universities in the following European ASEM-member countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom


** NUS students from the following ASEAN-member countries can apply to DUO:

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • The Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Application Prodecures

Applications for AY 2015/2016 are now open!

The application deadline for AY 2015/2016 is Friday, 20 March 2015.

Please click here to download the application form.

The completed application package should be submitted to the NUS International Relations Office no later than Friday, 20 March 2015. Please note that this deadline applies to ALL students going on SEP in Semester 1 and/or Semester 2 of AY 2015/2016.

ONLY hardcopy applications are accepted and should be submitted to:

Ms Rafidah Masod
NUS International Relations Office
3rd Storey, Unit 03-03
Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore 119244

Please indicate Re: DUO application on the envelope.

The award is very competitive with hundreds of applications for the selection of three pairs of incoming and outgoing students. As such, only shortlisted candidates would be informed. Those who do not receive any notification by mid-June can conclude that their applications have been unsuccessful.

For further enquiries, please click here.