Global Internship Programme

The NUS Global Internship Programme allows students to gain valuable work experience while living abroad.

Gain wider business and cultural perspectives.
Enhance your adaptability and resilience.
Improve your foreign language skills.

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Financial Aid

We want to support you on your overseas journey. Hence, we have made several financial aid options open to you.
For full terms and conditions, please refer to the NUS Financial Support for Global Internships.

  ESG’s Global Ready Talent (GRT) Programme IMDA’s Industry Preparation for Pre-graduate (iPREP) Programme NUS Global Internship Award (NGIA) Lee Foundation McDonnell Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Participate in an internship in a qualifying country
  • Only for Singapore Citizens
  • From one of the eligible majors
  • For students not eligible for GRT & iPREP
  • For all students
  • Participate in an internship in USA


Up to a maximum of $1,300
(One time scholarship)


Monthly subsistence allowance
One-time travel allowance

Insurance & Personal Safety

NUS Student Travel Insurance

All NUS students will be covered under NUS Student Travel Insurance for NUS-approved trips, including physical global internships. Terms and conditions apply.

Though expenses for COVID-19 medical treatment is covered under the policy, you are strongly encouraged to purchase additional insurance coverage for overseas medical expenses as well as evacuation or repatriation expenses in the unfortunate event that you contract COVID-19.

If you intend to participate in adventure sports, or other activities which are deemed to be high-risk, you are encouraged to purchase additional travel insurance at your own expense.

International SOS

International SOS provides on-call professional medical advice and referrals to their partner clinics and hospitals worldwide, as well as evacuation and other emergency services depending on the situation. All NUS students on NUS-approved trips may use the resources of International SOS in case of any emergencies.

Before your trip

Download the International SOS Assistance app. When prompted, register for a new profile using your full passport name, NUS email address and the NUS membership ID — 02ASCA830500.

Please forward the original flight itinerary confirmation email (including the PDF document, if applicable) without making any changes to

During your trip

If you are travelling overseas, please remember to drop a pin each time you are in a new city or country, even if you are on a different mobile number. This will enable International SOS to send you travel advisories, important information and emergency notifications.

When you need medical or security advice / assistance, call the International SOS assistance center via the call button in the International SOS Assistance app, or call +65 6338 7800 (24/7). Please identify that you are from NUS and provide your name, faculty and the overseas programme you are in.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

Singaporeans/PRs should eRegister themselves with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). This allows MFA to contact you and provide assistance should the need arises.

International students should contact their country’s diplomatic missions.

Important Information

According to Section 8A of the Misuse of Drugs Act, it is an offence for any Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident to consume drugs outside Singapore. He or she may be dealt with as if that offence had been committed within Singapore.

Stay updated with the COVID-19 situation and prevailing entry requirements imposed by Singapore and your host country through Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) as well as the authorities of the host country/region.

How to Apply

Apply for Internships on NUS TalentConnect

Positions are constantly posted in NUS TalentConnect (new ones are added while old ones expire).

  • Go to Jobs & Internships
  • Select Search Opportunities
  • Click on See All Jobs
  • Under Position Type, select Vacation Internships (Overseas)

On rare occasions, you may find overseas positions posted under your faculty internships. Simply follow the application instructions you see in each individual position, as indicated by the employer.

When to Apply

You should apply for the position 5 – 10 months before you intend to go overseas. This will give you adequate time to go through the selection process, and then apply for your visa.

Take Note of Your Responsibilities

Please see the following table for your responsibilities, as well as the other NUS departments involved.

Student CFG Home Faculty Office of Finance Company
  • Negotiation of Internship Dates
  • Application for:
    • Student Status Letter
    • Credit transfer
    • Visa
    • Air tickets & Housing (with advice from Company)
  • Global Internship Opportunities in NUS TalentConnect
  • Career Coaching and Training
  • Supporting letters
  • Administration of financial aid
  • Advice on credit transfer
  • NUS Travel Insurance
  • Offer letter & supporting documents for visa application
  • Mentorship
  • Provision of Benefits
  • Stipend
  • Airfare
  • Housing / Housing Search Support


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What Our Students Say

Frequently Asked Questions

Physical Global Internships During COVID-19

Part I: Before Application

Sourcing for NUS Global Internship Positions

Preparing for the Selection Process

Benefits and Projected Expenditure

Visas and Travel Advisories

Travel Insurance

Part II: After Accepting Internship Offer

NUS Financial Aid

Module Mapping


Flight Tickets

Internship Start and End Dates

Application for Student Status Letter

Application for NUS Global Internship Support Letter

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