Global Programmes in NTU

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)  advocates global citizenship and contributes to the attainment of United Nations' sustainability goals through its various mobility programmes.  These programmes are designed for students to achieve cultural empathy, understand global affairs and issues, manage cultural differences and acquire cultural intelligence. 

We are committed to providing transformative global learning opportunities and our students have made more than 6,600 trips to pursue overseas programmes and activities in over 60 countries yearly.  NTU also offers a wide array of Global Programmes to about 2,700 international students for study and research in our Smart Campus. 

Through NTU's collaborations with top universities, employers and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) across the world, students are given the opportunity to build meaningful networks, contribute to social causes,  and remain globally competitive.  

Inbound Programmes

Home for global talent @ the heart of global-Asia

Expand your education and gain a world perspective by spending some time at NTU, a leading world-class university in vibrant Singapore.

NTU offers international students a unique Asian adventure featuring opportunities to study in a comprehensive academic system or work on the latest innovative research projects in state-of-the-art research facilities. Expect to build lifelong friendships, immerse in a wide array of Asian cultures and enhance your global edge and competencies needed for your future global career in one of the most advance and thrilling metropolitan cities in Asia. We also welcome students from other local universities to pursue local exchange at NTU.


Outbound Programmes

NTU offers enriching student mobility programmes with more than 350 partner universities in close to 40 countries around the world through its Global Education and Mobility (GEM) initiatives such as GEM Explorer and GEM Discoverer programmes.

Under the purview of the Office of Academic Services (OAS), the Singapore University Student Exchange Programme (SUSEP) enables students of NTU, NUS, SMU and SUTD to experience student life and unique pedagogy at a local host institution while pursuing their degree programmes in their home universities.

NTU students have a chance to widen their perspective of the working world through overseas internships and entrepreneurship initiatives. This enhances their employability and career prospects, preparing them to compete locally and internationally. The Career and Attachment Office (CAO) and Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre work closely with programme offices, schools and employers to bring these opportunities to our students.  

NTU strongly believes in providing students with authentic and life-long learning experiences through community engagement via the facilitation of the Student Affairs Office.  In this way, NTU students would have the chance to contribute to various regions in Asia and take part in significant social causes.


GEM Explorer (Semester Exchange)

GEM Explorer enables students to take courses or conduct research in an overseas partner university for one full semester while exploring a new country and culture.

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GEM Discoverer (Short-Term Programmes)

GEM Discoverer offers a variety of opportunities for students to study abroad either in summer or winter in any of NTU’s partner institutions. Short stints like language immersion programmes, thematic studies in ASEAN countries and key Asian markets allow students to acquire worthwhile overseas experience in a short period of time.

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Overseas Internship

Overseas Internship

The Career & Attachement Office provides internship and other career related opportunities for students to widen their perspective of the working world.

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Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme (OEP)

The Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme (OEP) provides a unique opportunity for NTU undergraduates to gain entrepreneurial experience outside the classroom. Students are offered internship roles in technology-based start-ups in global innovation hotspots, and work closely with founders to contribute to the business. Through OEP, students will gain a global perspective of business and markets, build valuable business contacts, and develop the skills to build and run a start-up.

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Overseas Community Engagement Projects (OCEP)


Participants of OCEP bring light and warmth to the communities they serve, creating sustainable impact through small but consistent efforts.

Every year, over 30 teams of NTU students travel to the neighbouring countries in ASEAN or the Asia region to serve communities beyond their home ground.

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Singapore Universities Student Exchange Programme (SUSEP)

SUSEP Outbound

NTU students are able to experience different pedagogies offered by any of our local and world-renowned partner institutions such as NUS, SMU and SUTD while pursuing their degrees in NTU. NTU students may access the Intranet portal for more information.

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NTU fosters global alliances for transformative global learning opportunities

These linkages advance our global outlook and build productive global relationships in support of research collaboration, student learning and exchanges, joint research project or thesis supervision, teaching exchanges and other forms of engagement. International students are welcome to access our world-class academic resources and industry-led academic models while experiencing the accelerating pulse of one of the most progressive cities in Asia.

Higher Education Institutions are welcome to reach our Team to work on creative mobility programme development, advancing exchange agreements and set up international meetings and visits.

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