Global Science Summer Programme 2020

Session A: 29 June - 10 July 2020
Session B: 13 - 24 July 2020

Our programme is a perfect opportunity to broaden your academic and cultural horizons. You will gain new skills and ideas, immerse yourself in new surroundings, and gain an international perspective.

Our Courses

Our courses are designed to increase your subject knowledge and vary your learning experiences through a multidisciplinary approach.

Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics
Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics
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Cosmetics and Perfumes
Cosmetics and Perfumes
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Data Analytics
Data Analytics
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Forensic Science
Forensic Science
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Medical Physics
Medical Physics
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Highlights

Social and Cultural Programme

We blend educational rigour with diverse opportunities for fun and leisure. You will have a choice of social excursions, to experience Singapore’s fascinating and diverse culture, cuisine and sights. We will take you off campus, to explore the rich aspects of our multi-cultural and multi-faceted society.

Immerse in University Life

We offer you the opportunity to stay on campus, where you can enjoy your summer experience by living together in a college environment with a supportive and close-knit student community.

International Learning

You will have the opportunity to make friends and establish networks with students from all over the world. The mix of cultures, experience and knowledge will generate a unique environment, enabling you to flourish academically and socially in and outside of the classroom.

Unique Educational Experience

You will learn in small groups led by engaging instructors who are experts in their fields. The programme comprises small-class lectures and practicals, such as case studies and real-world projects, on a cutting-edge scientific topic. You will benefit from the expertise of our instructors, and through close interaction with fellow students.

Eligibility

You must be a current student registered at another University and have completed at least two semesters (one full year) of college/university. You must continue to assume this status throughout the duration of the Global Science Summer Programme.

There are no formal prerequisites for the courses. Students are expected to have some basic preferrred knowledge and / or strong interest in the area chosen. As all courses will be taught and assessed in English, students should be proficient in the English language. Students from non-English medium institutions must meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirements as stated on our website http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/education-at-nus/non-graduating-programme.html#l1 and provide proof of their English proficiency.

NUS students should refer to the respective courses for information on prerequisites and preclusions.
Courses will be offered to suitable applicants on a first-come-first-served basis until vacancies are filled.

Fees

For International students

Please note that fees stated do not include personal expenses (e.g. food, local transport within Singapore and entertainment) and return airfare between your originating country and Singapore. 1 Refer here for NUS partner universities.
Students from Partner Universities1 Students from Non Partner Universities
Non-Refundable Application Fee S$100 S$100
Course Fee
Includes course materials, welcome lunch and farewell dinner, and social programme.
One 2MCs (modular credits) course S$1,528 S$1,910
One 4MCs (modular credits) course S$3,056 S$3,820
Housing
Room does not come with air-conditioning*. Each student will be allocated to any available on-campus housing.
For more information on room types and rates, please refer to https://uci.nus.edu.sg/ceu/conference/overview/.
All rooms have wifi access. The housing fees is dependent on the duration of the programme, whether it is 2 weeks or 4 weeks long, based on the module(s) you will be reading.

*Air-conditioned rooms are not available as they are under renovation.
S$350 - S$750
(excluding GST)
S$350 - S$750
(excluding GST)
One-time Miscellaneous Fee
Includes campus healthcare services, student insurance, internal shuttle bus service, Internet access, and library and sports facilities.
S$73 S$73

For NUS students

Please note that fees stated do not include personal expenses (e.g. food, local transport within Singapore and entertainment) and return airfare between your originating country and Singapore.
Non-Refundable Application Fee S$100
Course Fee
Includes course materials, tea breaks, welcome lunch and farewell dinner, and social programme.
One 2MCs course 50% waiver of the
Special Term per-module fees
One 4MCs course Special Term Fees
(per module)
Housing (Optional)
For more information on room types and rates, please refer to https://uci.nus.edu.sg/ceu/conference/overview/. The housing fees is dependent on the duration of the programme, whether it is 2 weeks or 4 weeks long, based on the module(s) you will be reading.

*Air-conditioned rooms are not available as they are under renovation.
S$350 - S$750
(excluding GST)

FAQs

If I do not have the basic knowledge for the course, can I still apply?
Yes. After application, we will assess your suitability to take the course.

Can I read only one course from either Session A or B?
Yes.

Can I read more than one course?
You can read one course each from both Session A and B. or
You can read one course from Session A and read DSA1361 and DSA2361 in Session B.

For Session B, only DSA1361 (Introductory Data Science with Python and Tableau) and DSA2361 (Data Analytics for Customer Insights) can be read together. LSM4218 (Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics), PC1346 (A Basic Introduction to Medical Physics) and SP4263 (Forensic Toxicology and Poisons) cannot be read together with another course due to a clash in class schedules.

I am from an English medium institution. Do I need to submit proof of my English language proficiency?
No, you are not required to submit proof of your English language proficiency.

I am from a non-English medium institution. Do I need to submit proof of my English language proficiency? What are the requirements for Test of English as a Foreign Language [TOEFL] or the International English Language Testing System [IELTS]?
You are required to submit valid TOEFL or IELTS test scores. Please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/education-at-nus/non-graduating-programme.html#l1 for TOEFL or IELTS requirements.
Can I change the course(s) which I have registered for?
Please write in to scisap@nus.edu.sg to request for a change in course(s). All requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and subject to availability, before the Global Science Summer Programme starts.

Can I drop a course I have registered for?
Yes, you may. Please notify us by writing to scisap@nus.edu.sg, clearly indicating the course(s) you wish to drop. Please note that you will be deemed as withdrawing from the programme if you do not enrol in any one course. Regardless of your reasons for cancellation (e.g. visa refusal), the following cancellation policy applies after registering for a course:

Cancellation Application Fee Course Fee Housing Miscellaneous Fee
17 May 2020 and before No refund 100% refund Full refund
18 – 31 May 2020 75% refund
1 – 14 June 2020 50% refund
15 June 2020 and onwards No refund No refund No refund
The Global Science Summer Programme is not liable for refunding other costs. Please wait until you receive our confirmation on the course(s) before making your travel arrangements.

How can I withdraw from the programme?
Please notify us by writing to scisap@nus.edu.sg. Regardless of your reasons for cancellation (e.g. visa refusal), the following cancellation policy applies after registering for a course:

Cancellation Application Fee Course Fee Housing Miscellaneous Fee
17 May 2020 and before No refund 100% refund Full refund
18 – 31 May 2020 75% refund
1 – 14 June 2020 50% refund
15 June 2020 and onwards No refund No refund No refund
The Global Science Summer Programme is not liable for refunding other costs. Please wait until you receive our confirmation about the course(s) before making your travel arrangements.

Will I get a refund after I have made payment for the course(s) if I withdraw from the programme?
Regardless of your reasons for cancellation (e.g. visa refusal), the following cancellation policy applies after registering for a course:

Cancellation Application Fee Course Fee Housing Miscellaneous Fee
17 May 2020 and before No refund 100% refund Full refund
18 - 31 May 2020 75% refund
1 - 14 June 2020 50% refund
15 June 2020 and onwards No refund No refund No refund
What do I do after I have applied for the programme online?
You will be informed of the subsequent application procedures via email.

Are there any scholarships or financial assistance for NUS students and international students who are interested in the Global Science Summer Programme?
There are no scholarships or financial assistance for both NUS and international students at the moment. International students may check with their home universities if there are any scholarships or grants to apply to for summer school programmes.

I am an international student. Do I need to apply for student visa or tourist visa on my own?
Yes, you are required to apply for an entry visa to Singapore if you are holding a passport from a visa-required country. A Letter of Introduction for Visa Application (LOI) will be sent to you via email after payment for the course(s) has been made to NUS. Please note that you are required to pay the application fee for the visa as imposed by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore. For more information, please refer to https://www.ica.gov.sg/visitor/visitor_entryvisa.

What are the available modes of payment for the application and course fee?
Payments can be made with credit card via Visa, MasterCard and Amex.

What documents do I have to submit to the online registration and payment platform?
NUS student
  • Unofficial academic transcript (downloadable from EduRec)
International students (English is the language of instruction at home university)
  • CV
  • Official academic transcript
International students (English is not the language of instruction at home university)
  • CV
  • Official academic transcript
  • TOEFL/ IELTS results

Is on-campus accommodation compulsory?
No, it is optional for both NUS and international students. International students are to look for your own off-campus housing if you choose not to stay on-campus.

Does the accommodation cost include meal plans?
Meal plans are not available during school vacation and summer programmes. The campus offers various dining options. Please refer to https://uci.nus.edu.sg/oca/retail-dining/food-and-beverages/.

Broaden Your Horizons!

“Being part of the GSSP was an unforgettable experience. I was exposed to the fascinating and insightful training of Python and R programming for real-world scientific and business issues. The teachers, teaching assistants and students helped me greatly in my learning and practising. I look forward to more of such interdisciplinary opportunities for students all over the world in the future.”

QIU Tianyi
Zhejiang University, read modules DSA1361 and DSA2361

“The GSSP was one of the most wonderful programmes I have experienced. The courses I took enhanced my ability to better relate science and law to the field of forensic science. The programme created lifelong friendships with students from all over the world. I will definitely encourage my fellow students to participate in this programme.”

YU Hongyun
Zhejiang University, read modules SP4264 and SP4265