Exchange: National University of Singapore (NUS): 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 (July 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. You may earn 1.5 credit from the internship and up to 1.0 credit for course work.  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: 8 Credits = 1.0 UofT FCE

Available Courses (each counts 0.5 credit) :

– TR2201 Entrepreneurial Marketing

– TR3001 New Product Development

– TR3002 New Venture Creation

– TR3008 Tech Innovation

– BSN3703 Entrepreneurial Strategy

– BSN3711 The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Singapore & SE Asia

– BSN4811 Innovation and Productivity

Courses may change, and other disciplines may be available.


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: July 2021

Winter Semester: January 2022

  • Subjects Available at Host: All
  • Program Type: Professional, Study
  • Accepting Applications: Yes
  • Fall Deadline: January 17, 2022
    Winter Deadline: April 4, 2022
  • Timeline: Fall (Jul-Jan), Winter (Jan-June), Year-long (Sep-June)
  • Country: Singapore
  • City: Singapore
  • Institution: University, Company
  • Language of Study: English
  • Level of Study: Undergrad
  • Credit: Yes
  • Open to Programs at UofT: All
  • Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
  • Program Fees: No fee
  • Funding: IE Award and Stipend (about 740 SGD)
  • Eligibility Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) or B (Graduates)