International Relations Office

Awards & Scholarships for Incoming Students

DUO - Singapore Exchange Fellowship (DUO) (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
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russian Federation
  • 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
 
Terms and Conditions for the Award
 
Terms & Conditions
Description
Sponsorship

Each selected student will be awarded €4,000 for one semester or one year of exchange. This will partially subsidise the cost of airfare, accommodation and living expenses for the exchange programme.

Selection Criteria

DUO is given to pairs of students coming from and going to the same universities on SEP. As such, students are selected by pairs of exchanges and based on merit. Final nomination is made by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is the awarding body.

Bond Period

There is no bond to this Award.

Eligibility
 
  • Full-time NUS undergraduate students from Singapore and ASEAN members states going to European universities on the Student Exchange Programme (SEP),


OR

 
  • Full-time undergraduate students from partner universities in Europe coming to NUS on SEP.
Scholarship terms
 
  • Students who are receiving external scholarships must ensure that they are not prevented by the terms of their scholarship to go on exchange programmes and to receive concurrent scholarships or awards.
  • Due to the nature of this award, if any student from a pair of awardees choose to withdraw or does not complete the exchange programme, both awardees from the pair will automatically be ineligible for the award and their DUO Awards will be retracted.
Application Prodecures
 

Applications for AY 2016/2017 are now open!

Please click here to download the application form.

The completed application package should be submitted to the NUS International Relations Office no later than Tuesday, 15 March 2016. Please note that this deadline applies to ALL students going on SEP in Semester 1 and/or Semester 2 of AY 2016/2017.

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 May 2016 can conclude that their applications have been unsuccessful.

Further Queries
 

For further enquiries, please click here.

 

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