International Relations Office
Special Programmes (for Outgoing Students)
10th Sino-Singapore Undergraduate Exchange Programme 2013
Grab the opportunity to explore China & network
with students from top Chinese universities
What is this program about?
The Sino-Singapore Undergraduate Exchange (SSUE) Programme is a prestigious programme spearheaded by the respective Ministries of Education (MOE) of Singapore and China. It is the only G-G (Government to Government) Tertirary Exchange Programme between Singapore and China and was the brainchild of then Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Goh Chok Tong, who proposed this programme to then Vice-President of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Mr Hu Jintao, in April 2002, when the latter visited Singapore. The programme was established formally in 29 May 2002 and is entering its 10th anniversary run in 2013.
SSUE aims to instill Singaporean students with a global perspective and understanding of China and its potential, and to expose Chinese students to life and education in Singapore. The main objective and focus of this programme is to create networking and interaction opportunities for the Chinese and Singaporean participants. On a higher level, the programme helps to strengthen bilateral ties between Singapore and China and selected student participants are to become exemplary ambassadors of NUS and Singapore.
When does it take place?
The programme is comprised of two parts:
Where does it take place?
What is the content?
*Do note that content varies from year to year and may be subject to change
What is the student accommodation?
For the China leg, students will stay in hotels arranged by the PRC Ministry of Education.
The incoming Chinese delegates will stay in a hotel arranged by the Singapore Ministry of Education (this is not a homestay programme so participants need not house the Chinese students in their homes).
What does it include?
How much does it cost?
Available for NUS Study and Travel Grant?
No. Already heavily subsidized through the Sino-Singapore fund.
What are the eligibility requirements?
* Non-Chinese and non-Mandarin speaking students are welcomed to apply. But do note that most of the talks, seminars and dialogue sessions during the China leg of the programme will be conducted in Mandarin.
Is a visa required?
Only for students who are extending their stay beyond the programme.
How do I apply?
Email the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org before 12.00 noon, 21 January 2013.
Shortlisted candidates may be called in for interviews on 22-23 January 2013.
Who to contact for more information?
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