New York is the world’s fastest growing and U.S.’ second largest tech start-up ecosystem and is the place to be if students want to be part of a vibrant tech and entrepreneurship community. The city is also home to notable companies like Kickstarter, Etsy and MakerBot.

Students going on the NOC New York programme have the opportunity to intern full-time with start-ups from diverse industries such as technology, design and new media. You will also hone your entrepreneurial knowledge at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, which is the second oldest private engineering and technology school in the United States.

Throughworking and studying in one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world, you can become a potential change-makers through maximising your full entrepreneurial potential.

Click here for detailed programme curriculum.

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

Programme Mentors

Tim Hanlon

Mr. Hanlon has created and managed successful and award-winning marketing, communications and public relations campaigns at some of America's leading on and offline companies including Kraft, Procter & Gamble, Merrill Lynch, AirTran, Georgia-Pacific, Schwan's Food and Priceline.com.


Student Testimonials

I expected to learn a lot, and very quickly. I expected a challenge that I would enjoy. I expected a lot of fun, and all my expectations were met! It forced me to mature a lot, to become more independent, be more flexible, be more open minded, be more willing to take risks. To accomplish anything substantial, you won't be able to do it alone, you need a team. You need a team that has their goals aligned, you need a team that is relentlessly chasing the same thing. You'll never be fully prepared for NCNY, or actually anything important in life, but that doesn't mean preparation is useless. Get yourself in the right state of mind (and body), know what you want out of the one year, and make sure you have achieve it.

Ng Zhi An

NOC New York alumnus, Faculty of Undergraduate, School of Computing

One of my many significant moment - when I saw an advertisement I help to design and photoshop live on the new york subway! The people I met in the startup changed me and shape me as a person in terms of my design skills and my character, in particular how I face situations. This support keeps me going. Nothing beats experiencing it first hand and deciding for myself what working in a start up is like. The kind of passion and dedication to make it a success.

Marilyn Chew

NOC New York alumnus, Faculty of Undergraduate, School of Design & Environment