NIE International Practicum



NIE International Practicum outbound provides a 5-week school attachment opportunity for student teachers to understand and appreciate an education system other than our own. This overseas stint will give our student teachers a broader perspective on teaching and learning.

Application Details

Application Flow Chart


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outbound-exchange-vacancy Outbound_IP & SE Placement available

This International Practicum is open for student teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • You must be in your 2nd year of the BA(Ed) or BSc(Ed) programme OR crossover from Diploma cohort,
  • You are due to undergo the 5-week Teaching Assistantship for your next practicum,
  • Your CGPA is 3.60 and above at the point of application
  • You must maintain your CGPA at 3.60 and above after the release of examination results for the semester

Successful candidates for this exchange programme are also ambassadors of NIE and Singapore. Hence, you are expected to maintain the good name of the institute and the country.

You are expected to abide by the laws of the host country, as well as abide by the rules and regulations of the host university and school.
In accepting the offer for this International Practicum, you are also consenting to securing your own finances to pay for the costs associated with this exchange, without any further financial support from NIE or MOE. 

You may be called upon to share your experiences with your peers or juniors back at NIE after completion of the practicum exchange.

Withdrawal Procedure

  • Withdrawal from the NIE International Practicum only applies after students have accepted their Allocation Offer. Actions prior to that, such as cancelling your online application or rejecting an Allocation Offer by the deadline, are NOT considered a withdrawal and will NOT incur any penalties or affect priority for future applications.
  • For withdrawal application from NIE International Practicum, please write to [email protected]

Reason(s) for Withdrawal

  • Valid reasons are circumstances that occur outside of or despite the student's good planning or control. These circumstances include:
    • unforeseen medical issues/illness that prevent student from participating in the programme or exchange destination
    • death, illness in the family or sudden changes in financial situation
  • The validity of reason is ultimately subject to the NIE OTE's discretion.

Contact Us

NIE International Practicum and Semester Exchange

International & School Partnerships
Email: [email protected]