Exchange: National University of Singapore (NUS): NOC Internship Program

Live, work, and study among entrepreneurs in Asia’s hottest innovation ecosystem!

The NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) began in 2001 with a cooperation between National University of Singapore and Stanford University. It is all about providing students with the entrepreneurial experience they need to start-up their own journey.

The NOC internship programme provides mentorship for aspiring student entrepreneurs by providing them with access to entrepreneurship-focused courses and resources and by facilitating work experiences with start-ups.

The program is offered in the winter (January to end of June) and fall (August to end of December) terms.  Students take academic courses at NUS and engage in a full-time paid internship (min 750 SGD/month) with start-ups or established but innovative companies in Singapore. Students may transfer credit 1.5 UofT credits from the internship.  For course work, students may transfer credit 0.5 UofT credit.

Applicants will be invited for an interview as part of the selection process to determine suitability and assess professionalism given the global reputation of the program. Once nominated, NUS and U of T will support students in securing an internship however, students will be required to complete a professional CV and interviews with companies.

Credit Equivalency: 4 NUS Credits = 0.5 UofT FCE

Available Course :
There will be one designated course for NOC students to enrol in.  It is not possible to pursue internship only.  Coursework is part of this program, and students must take the designated course.

Companies: Check out list of companies that NOC has worked with in the past, click here.

Housing: On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Please find more information here.

Start Dates:
Fall Semester: August 2023
Winter Semester: January 2024

Info Session: Interested in this program? Please join the NOC info session.  The upcoming session is on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023.  Please register online.


Country(ies): Singapore
City: Singapore
Institution: University, Company


Accepting Applications: Yes
Timeline: Fall (Aug-Jan), Winter (Jan-June)
Run By: CIE
For Credit: Yes

Deadlines: Fall Deadline: January 17, 2023
Winter Deadline: April 4, 2023


Language of Study: English
Level of Study: Undergrad
Subjects Available at Host: All
Program Type: Internship, Professional, Study
Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
Program Fees: No fee
Funding: IE Award and Stipend (about 740 SGD)


Schools/Faculties: All
Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) or B (Graduates)