NTU seeks collaboration with international partners whose education, research and innovation has global impact, and who share NTU’s vision of nurturing leaders through research and innovative education in diverse disciplines. Through its academic partnerships with leading institutes across Europe, the United States and Asia-pacific, NTU aims to make significant contributions to society to establish opportunities to support student and faculty mobility and develop effective research collaborations.

Academic Partnerships

Graduate Programmes

International collaborative efforts between NTU and overseas educational institutions have led to the development of several dual/joint degree programmes. 

NTU offers 20 joint PhD programmes with overseas university partners, as well as joint supervision, PhD exchanges, and joint Master’s programmes with partners in Asia, Europe, North America and other parts of the globe.

For the full list of programmes offered, please visit Graduate College




NTU offers a wide range of scholarships for local and international students, and those intending to pursue a full-time programme with the University. In addition, there are external scholarships open to applicants wishing to study at NTU, including those sponsored and administered by external parties such as A*STAR, Dr. Goh Keng Swee Scholarship, and VinGroup.

Undergraduate Students

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The prestigious NTU–University Scholars Programme (NTU–USP) is highly coveted for its academically rigorous, intellectually-stimulating, and multi-disciplinary curriculum. Its co-curricular enrichment activities supplement the NTU- USP academic curriculum through freshmen overseas study, seminars by distinguished professors, and NTU–USP scholar-led initiatives. Find out more about the Scholarship here.

NTU offers other scholarships in recognition of academic excellence and leadership potential. Please visit the  Undergraduate Admissions for the full list.

Graduate Students

The prestigious Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship and the NTU Research Scholarship are open to outstanding international graduates who intend to further their research careers by pursuing a graduate programme at NTU. The  Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)in collaboration with A*STAR, is open to applicants in Biomedical Sciences and Physical Science and Engineering.

Scholarship opportunities are also available for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programme (IGP), a cross-disciplinary research approach adopted to mitigate global challenges. Students will concentrate on 2 or more disciplines in areas of sustainability, healthcare and new media to uncover multidisciplinary solutions and can choose to complete one year of academic research in top universities overseas.

For more details and the full list of available scholarships, please refer to the Graduate Scholarships page.


Student Mobility

incoming exchange

Interested in coming to NTU on exchange? As one of Asia's top universities and an institute that prides itself in innovation, NTU keeps abreast of the current global needs and equips students with skills and experience that will enrich your understanding of the world.  NTU welcomes students from partner institutions, and offers the Global Exchange Mobility (GEM) Trailblazer Exchange and  GEM Trailblazer Summer that contains a curated array of options for you to take charge of your growth. 

Study Abroad

As an undergraduate student you are encouraged to spend time overseas as part of your studies! NTU has a broad and sturdy international network of reputable universities and outstanding partners worldwide. If you are looking to expand your horizon, click here for the programmes offered by GEM Explorer (full semester) and GEM Discoverer (short-term).

Overseas Internship

Well-connected with prominent industry partners in different regions, NTU offers its students the opportunity to work overseas through the Overseas Internship Programme and the Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme. If you would like to gain experience working overseas, visit the Overseas Internship page.


Lifelong Learning

Innovative learning is at the heart of the NTU experience. NTU extends its expertise and resources to working professionals who are keen on improving or equipping themselves with new and applicable knowledge.

In collaboration with institutes, centres and schools within NTU, PaCE@NTU offers a diverse range of programmes such as MiniMasters and other specialty courses to help you meet your lifelong learning needs and expand your current skillset.



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Research Collaboration

NTU’s research ecosystem is collaborative, global and interdisciplinary in nature. Its focus is on six clusters, aimed at addressing key societal and cultural problems, including artificial and augmented intelligence, health and society, brain and learning, culture, organisations and society, resilient urbanisation and natural ecosystems, and the future of industry. Working together with private and public, local and global, academic and industry partners, NTU's pursuit of research excellence will provide unique opportunities to address some of humanity's grand challenges. 


Bringing the spotlight to recent events, NTU and Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) has developed a rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test to reduce the duration needed to determine if a person has the virus.

In working towards being a sustainable nation, the collaboration with TUM and Volvo has produced vehicles that are efficient, intelligent and gentle to the environment.

To find out more, please see our Research Page.



Lady in white coat working in the lab

The Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) is an international collaborative facility that is home to research centres set up by top universities in Singapore and around the globe. NTU is working collaboratively in the areas of electromobility, infrastructure, carbon reduction, energy, and sustainability with partners from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH); Technical University of Munich; Hebrew University of Jerusalem; University of California, Berkeley; Shanghai Jiao Tong University;  University of Illinois; and Cambridge University.  

Together with ETH Zurich, the Future Cities Lab was launched in February 2021. This collaboration focuses on developing and achieving sustainable growth in the urban environment and ecology. 

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Industry Partners

Being a global and innovative university, NTU actively pursues knowledge and creation that will benefit society. NTU has more than 250 industry partners who are engaged in consortia, corporate laboratories, multidisciplinary institutes and with whom NTU has made over 350 technology invention disclosures. Some of the multinational companies include Alibaba, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Continental and  WeBank who have established in-house joint laboratories, corporate labs and joint research institutes.

Click here for more details on Industry Collaboration

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The global COVID-19 pandemic and its economic, social, and psychological aftermath required innovation and adaption at universities around the world.  NTU like its peers, provided support to students and staff, adapted learning and teaching, and actively engaged in many aspects of Covid-19 related research.  Building on this, the potential benefits of science diplomacy, reinforcing the ties between nations through scientific exchange and collaboration between academic researchers is enormous.

If you are interested in NTU's research efforts around Covid-19, you can read more here .

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