GEM Trailblazer (Inbound)

GEM Trailblazer is NTU's inbound semester exchange programme. Exchange students from partner institutions all over the world can expect to be immersed in a uniquely Asian adventure featuring world-class pedagogy and exciting student activities in one of the world's top universities. With over 8,000 international students and an enriching array of programmes on a sprawling garden campus, NTU is a truly global institution.

The GEM Trailblazer Exchange programme allows international students to participate in NTU's semester exchange either to read courses or to conduct research for one or two semesters. We welcome applications for undergraduate and postgraduate inbound students from our partner universities. In order to participate, students need to be nominated by their home universities. 

Important Dates for AY2022/2023 Semester 2 (Spring 2023) Exchange

  • Nomination period: 1 - 15 September 2022
  • Application period: 1 - 30 September 2022
Learn more: GEM Trailblazer Programme Brochure

DUO-Singapore Fellowship Programme

The Asia-Europe Meeting's (ASEM) DUO Fellowship Programme aims to promote student exchanges between European and Asian ASEM member countries. Under this programme, the DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship is awarded by the Singapore Government to Singapore and ASEAN students studying in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Management University (SMU). The Award is also open to students from European ASEM countries (who come from universities with fee waiver arrangements with NTU, NUS and SMU)

 The Award, based on merit, is for a pair of exchanges between a university in Singapore and its respective partner university in Europe in any academic field. Awardees will receive a maximum of €4,000 Euros for one semester of up to four months, which covers airfare, accommodation and living expenses. 

This award is by invitation only and is only applicable to students participating in the GEM Trailblazer programme during Semester 1 of each academic year.  The GEM Trailblazer Team will inform short-listed candidates and host universities accordingly.

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