New York is all about the hustle and bustle. New Yorkers will tell you it’s the greatest city in the world. It is in fact the most populous city in the United States, and one of the most culturally diverse and technologically-advanced in the world. With a tech sector that is continuing to mature, every turn in the city’s famous streets brings new opportunities and discovery for the aspiring entrepreneur. Well-known for its fintech, real estate and digital media industries, New York is also fast becoming home to start-ups in the hardware, food-tech, healthcare sectors, to name a few.
Students applying to NOC New York can expect a unique experience in the city that never sleeps. After all, why sleep if you can hack your way to a start-up in the greatest city on earth?
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NOC programme is financially neutral, whereby students should not incur additional costs due to their participation in the programme. During the programme, students will continue to pay for regular living expenses with their personal allowances, while they will be paid a monthly stipend to defray the additional expenses for living overseas. Students continue to pay regular tuition fee to NUS for the duration of the programme, while programme costs will be borne by NOC. Personal expenditures are expected to vary, as it depends on the individual preferences and lifestyle.
NUS Overseas Colleges will provide the following:
- Tuition fees for approved entrepreneurship courses at the partner university
- Consulting professor appointed to supervise student on internship
- NUS student travel insurance
- Cost of Visa application
Students need to pay:
- Your regular tuition and other miscellaneous fees to NUS
- Regular overseas living expenses
- Additional expenses incurred for interest/recreational activities
- Round trip air-fare to New York
On pushing herself in New York — “I came to a deep realization that it isn’t about the quantity but really it is, about the attitude of constantly pushing yourself to being uncomfortable and doing things that was never in your checklist of things “that suit you” or “interested in”. It was as a simple as making the choice of going for a sample coding class or networking meetup just because, rather than choosing the (lazier and easier) option of going home after work.” Read more
As part of a three-man team, Jake’s one-year stint in New York with PlayDate was momentous, giving him a rare opportunity to work on all aspects related to the building of a start-up, from engineering and product development to funding and marketing. Jake helped launch the product, and treasured the chance he had to work directly with and learn from a dynamic founder. It’s hard to be an entrepreneur. I spend every waking moment thinking about my start-up. I want to succeed but even if everything checks out, I still have to be prepared for uncertainties. — Jake Goh, Co-founder of RateX. Read more
Jake Goh Jian Kai
NOC New York alumnus, Co-founder of RateX, a service that aims to "flatten" cross- border online shopping by offering real exchange rates without additional or hidden transaction fees, Faculty of Arts and Social Science