The National University of Singapore with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is delighted to offer FASStrack Asia: The Summer School. As a leading university centred in Asia, NUS has ranked consistently as one of the top universities in the world that places a strong emphasis on a high quality, globally-oriented educational experience. 

With Asia in the world’s spotlight as it undergoes rapid growth, the Summer School will tap into our research strengths in the region and offer students an enriching knowledge and understanding of various Asian-related topics and issues. Taught over a 3-week summer period, students will attend classes, participate in active discussions and learn from academic experts specializing in their area of study. 

Fields of study

  • Economics
  • Communication
  • Geography
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit equivalent 

4 Modular Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 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 university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the NUS entry requirements for the relevant course.

For more information regarding the entry requirements, please see the program information for each individual course listed above.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline. 

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*Applicants from UQ must apply as a Non-Exchange (fee-paying) students. 


The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition will cost approximately $4,000 AUD and additional application and student services fees will also apply.

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website. 

*Applicants from UQ must apply as Non-Exchange (fee-paying) students, and relevant fees apply.


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost.

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued at $3,000 AUD when participating in this 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. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Start: 1 July 2024
End: 19 July 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Singapore
Credit: For-Credit and Not-For-Credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only

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.