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 a pair of exchanges between a university in Singapore and its respective partner university in Europe in any academic field. Full-time 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, which 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
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania 
  • 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
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


Application for AY 2014/2015 is now closed. Details for the next round of applications will be publicised when information is available.

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