Postgraduate Internship Programme

The aims of postgraduate internships are to facilitate experiential learning of graduate students, translate research outcomes, and equip students with a professional work attitude and ethics. Through the internship, the students can broaden the domain of expertise and would learn to apply their research capability in an industrial or corporate institution. Furthermore, the internship programme ​could allow students to network with potential industry partners and path their way for future job opportunities. 

The postgraduate internship is open to all Year 3 and Year 4 Ph.D. students. There are two internship pathways:

  1. Internship Leave (application form )
  2. Professional Graduate Internship (application form)
The table below is a comparison of both pathways​:

 Internship LeaveGP7001: ​Professional Graduate Internship​2
Prerequisites






  1. ​Pass Qualifying Exam
  2. Completed 3MT (applicable for AY2019 intake onwards)
  3. Completed compulsory communication courses (applicable for AY2019 intake onwards)
  4. Partial fulfillment of GAP hours
​​Year and Semester​Minimum % of GAP hours
to be completed

​​Year 3

1st Semester

​50%

​Year 3

2nd Semester

​75%

Year 4

1st Semester​

​75%
Year 4
 

2nd Semester

​100%
AU
0 (non-credit-bearing)
3 (credit-bearing)
Duration
Maximum is 3 months for international students1. Up to 6 months for local students
Up to 6 months
Counted toward candidature
No
Yes
Stipend
No
Yes
 
Remuneration from the company
Yes
Only top-up can be allowed, subject to maximum stipend top-up allowed
 
 

1to comply with ICA regulations

2You will need to submit progress reports​ during the mid-term (1 month after the start of the internship) and after the internship to Graduate College (gradcollege@ntu.edu.sg).

For a self-sourced internship, please fill up the Internship Placement Form

For more information, please refer to our FAQs or contact GradCollege@ntu.edu.sg​​ for further information

Postgraduate Internship Programme aims to facilitate experiential learning of graduate students, translate research outcomes, and equip students with the professional work attitude and ethics.

Following are some of the arrangement and requirement for hosting postgraduate internship.

For Students Taking Credit-bearing Professional Graduate internship

    • Organization can host international NTU students full time without work permit.
    • The allowance to be paid to the students will be determined by the organization. (Note: Students on scholarship will only be able to receive top up amount allowed by NTU policy)
    • Postgraduate students need to achieve a minimum 70% attendance during the internship.
    • Postgraduate students need to submit mid term progress report (after 1st month of the internship) and final report (at the end of the internship) to Graduate College (gradcollege@ntu.edu.sg).
    • Students are insured against industrial hazards or accidents through a Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme arranged by NTU or their own Personal Accident Insurance
    • Separate research agreement will be facilitated for collaborative research project.

For Students Taking Non-credit-bearing Internship Leave

    • International students will need to seek prior approval from NTU and can only work a maximum 16 hours/week during study term for up to 3 months.
    • The allowance to be paid to the students are determined by the organization.
    • Students are insured against industrial hazards or accidents through a Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme arranged by NTU or their own Personal Accident Insurance. 

​ Please send your enquiries to gradcollege@ntu.edu.sg.  ​


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