Overseas Educational Programmes
Students can participate in the summer programmes organised by NUS or our partner universities. This is a shorter version of SEP which allows students are able to experience independent life in a different culture for a few weeks.
Special Concession: Modular Credits / Fee Waiver for 12 MC for Summer Schools
Students can transfer up to 12 MCs from overseas summer schools during their entire undergraduate candidature in NUS tuition free. In order to enjoy the 12 MC Fee Waiver for credits earned in your summer school, please ensure that you carried out proper module mapping procedures (please see below) and obtain the appropriate approval accordingly. The number of actual credit that can be transferred will be subjected to the same rules under the MC Exchange Ratio. Please note that the fee waiver was implemented starting from Summer AY2007/08 (June to July 2008); it does not apply retrospectively. Any additional MC beyond 12 MCs will be subjected to Special Term fees for credit transfer.
This above section gives procedural information for students seeking module mapping and credit transfer.
Financial Assistance for Summer Schools
For summer schools that are organised by external universities, there are no financial aid available to students from FASS. For summer schools organised by FASS, please refer to this website for possible financial assistance if any.
Information Briefing for Summer Programmes
The FASS Study Abroad team will usually conduct briefings on summer programmes for students in January or February of each year. For more information, please check your NUS email regularly for updates of when these sessions will be conducted.
FASS Summer Programmes
FASStrack Asia: The Summer School (22 June - 25 July 2015)
FASStrack Asia: The Summer School will be offered in Special Term II of each Academic Year.
Combining the widely popular and successful OdySEA summer school and the long-running IARU Global Summer Programme (Southeast Asia in Context) under the FASStrack Asia umbrella since 2014, we invite you to join us in this 5- week summer school where you will get to interact with international students from all over the world including from top universities such as Yale, UC Berkeley, University of Copenhagen and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill etc, as well as your fellow NUS students.
FASStrack Asia offers a choice of various modules from the Asian Studies and Social Sciences Divisions, and the Centre of Language Studies. There may also be modules offered from other NUS Faculties. You will get a chance to go on a field trip to an Asian country, such as China, Japan, Korea or Southeast Asia led by lecturers well-versed in the region; and have an in-depth exploration of a theme or topic in that country. Through living, studying and travelling with one another for a period of 8-10days, this is your summer opportunity to earn academic credits, while embarking on an exciting adventure to soak up some cultural experiences in the country of visit!
Besides classes and field trips, FASStrack Asia also offer a variety of social activities during the course of the summer school such as a Welcome Session, local tours in Singapore, fireside chats with distinguished speakers, and a Farewell Dinner for all participants.
Modules offered do not require pre-requisites and are open to all NUS students and students of other universities. Students can also apply for financial aid on a needs-basis.
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Overseas Summer Programmes
Students can also refer to the international summer programmes listed by IRO here and apply to the partner universities as per the instructions given online. Alternatively, students can also self-source for a summer programme in a university located in a destination they like to visit, and apply directly. Generally, such overseas summer programmes will be on a self-finacing basis unless otherwise stated. Credit transfers will be possible subject to module mapping approval by the relevant departments or Faculties, and the MC Exchange Ratio.