GEM Trailblazer (Inbound)

GEM Trailblazer is NTU's inbound 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.


Ranked 19th in the World (QS World University Rankings)


350+ Partner Instiutions in over 40+ countries


Gateway to Southeast Asia and beyond

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

AY23/24 Semester 1 (Fall 2023) Exchange

Nomination period: 15 - 28 February 2023
Application period: 15 February - 15 March 2023

AY23/24 Semester 2 (Spring 2024) Exchange

Nomination period: 1 - 15 September 2023
Application period: 1 - 30 September 2023

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
Partner's nomination: January
Partners' nomination deadline: 15 March 

Application opens: 15 February
Application deadline: 31 March 

Programme durations as follow:

DurationProgramme date starts/
Programme date ends/
4-weekWed 28 June 2023Sat 29 July 2023
2-week (ET5131)Wed 28 June 2023Sat 15 July 2023
2-week (ET5132)Wed 14 July 2023Sat 29 July 2023


Contact GEM Trailblazer Summer:

For any enquiries, please drop an email to