23 October 2017
Singapore Management University and Nanyang Technological University will be greatly expanding their overseas entrepreneurship programmes and giving students the opportunity to work in a wider variety of countries.
Students will have the chance to work at the latest start up companies and hone their own entrepreneurial skills.
NTU’s Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme has opened applications to New York and Boston in 2018, and is formalizing partnerships in Haifa, Israel, as well as Berlin, Germany, by the same year.
SMU’s Entrepreneurship Immersion Programme (EIP) has added Jakarta and New York to its list of destination countries that students can work at.
Selected students from both universities study and work overseas through these subsidised programmes. Most students from NTU return home to realise start-ups of their own. In SMU, all students are required to introduce original start-ups to the Singapore market.
The National University of Singapore’s Overseas Colleges (NOC), which has been in operation for a decade, accepts applications from both undergraduates and post-graduates across Singapore, China, the US, Switzerland, Germany, Israel, and Stockholm in Sweden. Successful applicants typically work in successful tech start-ups such as Carousell or PlayMoolah.