National University of Singapore Summer Study Programs

About the Program

Choose from three different program options at the National University of Singapore through their Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and NUS Enterprise, each offering a variety of summer coursework:

FASStrack Asia Online

FASStrack Asia now offers courses virtually. Courses focus on social sciences with an Asian lens taught over a 5-week period. See virtual program details.

Global Science Summer Programme (GSSP)

The Global Science Summer Programme (GSSP) provides the perfect opportunity to broaden academic and cultural horizons while gaining new skills and ideas. Multidisciplinary courses in cutting-edge scientific topics are offered over two separate 2-week sessions, led by instructors who are experts in their fields. Class sizes are small and feature hands-on practicals, case studies and real-world projects. Balance studies and student life with their engaging social programme where students can explore Singapore's fascinating and diverse culture, cuisine and sights. 

NUS Enterprise Summer Programme in Entrepreneurship 

In the NUS Enterprise Summer Programme in Entrepreneurship, students will learn about the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Southeast Asia and the bustling city of Singapore that has birthed home-grown enterprises like Carousell, Shopback, Rotimatic, and Patsnap. Through enriching lectures, ideation and pitching sessions, conversations with startups, and corporate visits, the program provides students with an educational experience unlike any other.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

Course Credits

  • FASStrack: You can enroll in 2 courses, each worth 4 NUS Modular credits.
  • GSSP: You can enroll in 1 course per session, up to 2 sessions; 2-4 NUS Modular credits per course.
  • Enterprise Summer: You can enroll in 1 course for 4 NUS Modular credits.

Please note that 4 NUS Modular credits = 3 UBC credits.

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or intensive language courses. Please speak to a departmental advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that previous students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years using our Course Search Tool. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while on your Go Global experience. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. The tool is for reference only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

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Tuition and Fees

There are a limited number of exchange spaces available for the FASStrack program only, which will be assessed on a competitive basis. Under exchange, students pay UBC tuition for the number of credits they enroll in for this program. Before attending the program, you will be asked to disclose how many credits you are taking in the summer program so that you can be assessed the appropriate tuition. If you enroll in more credits than you claim, then you will be assessed for the additional tuition. If not selected to use an exchange space, students will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.

For both the GSSP and Enterprise Summer programs, you will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.

In both cases, the partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

In-person and Virtual Drop-in advising hours

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global offers both in-person and virtual drop-in advising through Zoom during the times listed above.

Partner Instituition
National University of Singapore
Program Dates

Varies by program, dates from June to July

Country
  • Singapore
Area(s) of study
  • Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Japanese Studies
  • Management
  • Media Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
Tuition payable to
Partner institution, UBC
Application Deadline
27-Jan-22