Nanyang Technological University Short-term Summer Program

The NTU Short Term Summer Program opens up fascinating Asian cultural experiences and opportunities and at the same time equips you with key entrepreneurial skills for a venture into Asia.

NTU offer multiple "tracks" for students to choose from. More information on these tracks are listed under the Courses tab. 

Fields of study

  • Arts and Design
  • Business
  • Chinese Language
  • Commerce and Economics
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability,
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • IT and Computer Science
  • Modern languages
  • TV and Media

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university websiteprogram brochure and detailed course syllabus. 

Credit equivalent 

3 AUs = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host program webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the NTU entry requirements

This program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates (except the Venturing into Entrepreneurship course). UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact teaching dates.

Applicants must apply to the Internships and Global Experiences team by 24 March 2024 to be considered for this experience. 

Successful applicants will be nominated to Nanyang Technological University by UQ by 31st of March. Selected students will receive the application link via email from NTU GEM Trailblazer Summer Team after this, and will be required to submit an online registration to the University.

Apply to UQ 

Courses & Program Dates: 

Tracks offered by NTU vary in length. Please review the avaliable coursework  and course syllabus for start and end dates of your chosen course.

Students may enrol in up to 2 courses within one track, or across different tracks, however please reveiw course timetables to ensure class times do not clash. 

Track 1 - Language and Cultural Studies
An introduction to basic Chinese and Malay language skills, helping students discover the fascinating and intriguing lifestyles in Asia.

  • Duration: 4 week course
  • Dates: ​26 June - 27 Jul 2024*
  • Credit: For credit only

Track 2 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Offered by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre (NTC), learn fundamental entrepreneurship competencies, business acumen and stamina to build and grow businesses. Students can take both ET5131 and ET5132. 

  • Course: ET5131 Venturing Into Entrepreneurship
  • Duration: 2 week course
  • Dates: 26 June - 13 Jul 2024
  • Credit: For credit only
  • Course: ET5122 E-Start-up and Social Media Strategies
  • Duration: 2 week course
  • Dates: 10 July - 27 Jul 2024*
  • Credit: For credit only

Track 3 - Creative Design and Media
Through this series, it encourages students to come up with original creative works and design. Students will be able to explore various genres and find their voice through various writing, editing, painting and new media productions.

  • Duration: 4 week course
  • Dates: ​26 June - 27 Jul 2024*
  • Credit: For credit only

Track 4 - Success in the Globalised Marketplace
To compete in today’s marketplace, one has to possess many traits and skills from cultural intelligence to negotiation skills, strategic management and marketing communications. Students will have a range of business and humanities courses to choose from in this track.

  • Duration: 4 week course
  • Dates: ​26 June - 27 Jul 2024*
  • Credit: For credit only

Track 5 - New Technologies, New World
Get tech-savvy with this track and dip into the world of 3D printing, bioprinting and their applications in the real world. 

  • Duration: 4 week course
  • Dates: ​26 June - 27 Jul 2024*
  • Credit: For credit only

*dates impact on UQ Semester 2


The participation mode of this experience is Exchange. The tuition fee is paid directly to UQ.

Students are responsible for costs associated with the exchange which will include approx. $174 AUD for registration fee and $1,046 AUD admin fee. Students will also be responsible of accommodation, travel and living expenses. 

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university information sheet (page 24).


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the NTU Summer Program website


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

Two weeks in Singapore: Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued at $3,000 AUD when participating in this experience. (26 June 2024 - 13 Jul 2024 or 10 July - 27 Jul 2024)

Four weeks in Singapore: Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued at $3,500 AUD when participating in this experience. (26 June 2024 to 27 Jul 2024)

Note: NCP funding is based on the total time of the experience.

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

 Student Testimonials

Matthew - Nanyang Technological University

B Engineering (Honours) / B Computer Science, Winter 2023

The experience has also changed the way that I think about and understand other cultures.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 24 March 2024
Host: 31 March 2024

Program Dates

See the 'Courses' tab for more information about program dates. 

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Exchange
Location: Singapore
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.