GEM Trailblazer

GEM Trailblazer is the semester exchange programme offered by Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Inbound exchange students can expect to be immersed in a unique Asian adventure featuring world-class pedagogy with exciting student activities in one of the world's top universities. With over 8,000 international students with a myriad of an enriching array of programmes on a sprawling garden campus, NTU is a truly global institution.



The GEM Trailblazer Exchange programme allows inbound students to participate in NTU's exchange programme to read courses or to conduct research for a semester or two. We welcome applications for undergraduate and postgraduate inbound students from our partner universities.


Suspension of In-Person Semester Exchange for AY 2021-22 Semester 1 (Fall)

The GEM Trailblazer In-Person Exchange programme has been suspended for AY 2021-22 Semester 1 (Fall Semester). All our partner universities have been informed about the suspension in March 2021.   Students are advised to check with their home universities to know more about their options for future exchange programmes.


AY2021-2022 Application deadlines:
Semester 1 (Fall): Suspended for In-Person Exchange
Semester 2 (Spring): 30 September 2021


TF LEaRN Award
The Temasek Foundation International Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking Programme @ Nanyang Technological University (TF Intl LEaRN @ NTU) is funded by Temasek Foundation.

Find out more about the scholarship here.

Contact GEM Trailblazer Exchange:

For any enquiries, please drop an email to

GEM Trailblazer Summer offers up to FIVE different tracks.  From experiencing a full Asian cultural experience to opportunities to enhance your future business career in Asia and staying abreast with the latest technology in 3D Printing!

To see our brochure, please click here

Application for Summer Programme 2022
Partner's nomination: January 2022
Partners' nomination deadline: 31 March 2022

Application opens: 15 February 2022
Application deadline: 20 April 2022

Programme durations as follow:

DurationProgramme date starts/
Programme date ends/
6-weekWed 15 June 2022Sat 30 July 2022
4-weekWed 29 June 2022Sat 30 July 2022
2-week (ET9131)Wed 29 June 2022Sat 16 July 2022
2-week (ET9132)Wed 13 July 2022Sat 30 July 2022

Contact GEM Trailblazer Summer:

For any enquiries, please drop an email to