Research Attachments

For the latest COVID-19 updates, please refer to NUS Global's COVID-19 information for NUS students.

Electronic (Online) Programmes

Electronic programmes taken while physically in Singapore, whilst credit-bearing by the partner universities, are offered to NUS students for enrichment only. Module mapping and financial assistance are not applicable to any electronic summer programmes taken while physically in Singapore. Applications are to be submitted directly to the partner university offering the programme and application on EduRec is not required. 

Physical (On-Site) Programmes

Students may be considering physical (on-site) programmes in 2022. Due to the fluid situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still much uncertainty regarding international travel in the months ahead.

Students' ability to travel to a country throughout 2022 will be determined by the host country's travel policies as well as any updates to the latest travel advisory from Singapore authorities. Do factor in the need for quarantine in the host country and stay-home notice upon return to Singapore when considering the feasibility of participating in summer programmes.

To be eligible for physical (on-site) programmes, students will need to:
1. Be fully vaccinated
2. Complete the compulsory Overseas Travel Preparedness (OTP) module on LumiNUS one month before the programme start date;
3. Submit a copy of the completed Risk Acknowledgement and Consent Form on LumiNUS (folder within the OTP module); 
3. Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your country's diplomatic mission; and 
4. Attend a pre-departure conducted by GRO. 

Hybrid Programmes

Some partner universities are adopting a hybrid format for their programmes in 2022, with some courses being offered online while others are being offered on-site. Please read the information above under 'Electronic (Online) Programmes' and 'Physical (On-Site) Programmes' when deciding on your options. 


Global Relations Office (GRO) offers opportunities for students to broaden and enhance their undergraduate experience through global research attachments under the mentorship of world-class researchers. Students will have the chance to live in another country and conduct research in a different academic/research environment through summer research exchanges offered by NUS’ partner universities.


Remarks: NUS undergraduate students must have a clean disciplinary record and be a strong ambassador for NUS and Singapore in order to be eligible for these programmes.


Available Research Attachments:

East & Central Asia


China

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Summer Research 2022 Internship 
(*ONLINE Programme)
  • Various fields in Science and Engineering

30 May 2022

Hongkong

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (not offered in 2021)
  • Arts
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering
  • Social Science
  • Science and Engineering

N.A.

Japan

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
University of Tokyo – Research Internship Program (UTRIP)
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Biological Sciences

Not offered in 2019

University of Tokyo – Amgen Scholars Program
  • Science and Engineering

1 February 2019, 3.00PM (JST)

Korea

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
KAIST International Summer School 2022 Track 2: Individual Research Program
(On-site)
  • Science and Engineering

11 March 2022 (early bird)
15 April 2022 (regular)

Taiwan

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline

National Chiao Tung University: 2020 NCTU Short-Term Research Scholarship
(not offered in 2021)

  • Various

6 March 2020

National Taiwan University: 2021 +R1 Online Research & Culture Program 
(*ONLINE Programme)
  • Various
16 May 2021
 

Africa & Middle East


Israel

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
Tel Aviv University Summer Research Program in Humanities & Social Sciences or Sciences
(*ON-SITE Programme)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Business
  • Political Science

25 March 2022
(Please apply as soon as possible as applicants are considered on a first-come-first-served basis.)

Saudi Arabia

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Visiting Students Research Program
  • Full-Scholarship Programme
  • Computing
  • Engineering (Biological, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, etc)
  • Science (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc)

Rolling Admissions

Turkey

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
Koç University Summer Research Program
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Social Sciences (Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc)

6 April 2020

 

Europe


France

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
École Polytechnique Internship Program for International Students
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

19 January 2022 (application to GRO)
23 January 2022 (application to host university)

Germany

University & Programme Research Areas Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
University of Darmstadt: INSPIRED 2021 via Unite

*Fully online for 2021

Full scholarships may be available. Apply for programe through Edu-Rec.

International Project Week for Interdisciplinary Research-Oriented Digital Learning

Fees from €600
(approximately S$960)

Programme Dates
E-learning: Weekly starting from 22 March 2021
Virtual Team Project: 14 June 2021 to 2 July 2021 

Application Deadline
14 February 2021

Humboldt University of Berlin: 2023 Humboldt Internship Program

Scholarships may be available.
  • Biology and Neuroscience
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Cultural Studies
  • Musicology and Media Studies 
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences and Politics
  • Start-ups and Entrepreneurship
Estimated €120 (S$168) Depending on projects available. Click here to view the costs and here to view the projects.

Programme Dates
8 May - 11 August 2023

Application Deadline
9 December 2022           

Switzerland

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
ETH Zurich Student Summer Research Fellowship 2020
  • Computer Science

Programme Dates
1 July to 31 August 2020
Please note that the time and duration of the fellowship is fixed to cover the full two months of July and August.

Application Deadline
15 December 2019 at 12 noon (Central European Time)

United Kingdom


University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
University of Liverpool Summer Research Programme 
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Communications & Media
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Life Sciences 
  • Psychology

Programme Dates
Varies. Please refer to the University of Liverpool Summer Research Programme webpage for more details

Application Deadline
15 March 2022