Shanghai is the largest city in the world and is often acknowledged as one of China's leading entrepreneurial and academic hubs. At NOC Shanghai, you will get to immerse yourself in exciting start-up environments for a year, while studying at the prestigious Fudan University.

​Besides gaining familiarity with the Chinese business environment, you will also be equipped with valuable knowledge of commonly used business mandarin as well as key business etiquette that will enable you to adapt easily to the Shanghai way of life.

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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 and discipline-based courses at the partner university
  • Consulting professor appointed to supervise student on internship
  • NUS student travel insurance
  • Return economy air ticket and 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

Programme Mentors

Ren Mingchuan

Mingchuan Ren received a B.A. degree and M.A. degree both in Economics, respectively from Anhui University of Finance & Trade and Xiamen University, China. He received a Ph.D. degree in Accounting from University of Hull, U.K. Respectively in 2002 and 2004 he was the International Faculty Fellow at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S. His research is centred around International Accounting and Accounting Profession, with Financial Accounting and Accounting Ethics as the major teaching subjects.


Honyu has a MSc (1981) in computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China and a PhD (1992) in Operations Management, The University of Texas at Austin, USA. His research interests include supply chain management, production scheduling and controlling, and data envelopment analysis.

Lu Xiongwen

Dr. Xiongwen Lu, Professor of Marketing Professor LU is currently the Dean of School of Management, Fudan University, in charge of MBA, EMBA and international programs. His major research interest covers marketing in immature markets, Internet Marketing, Service Marketing and Organizational Management.

Student Testimonials

Before going on the NOC programme in Shanghai, I already had a keen interest in doing business and my internship experience further opened my mind to the world of entrepreneurship. Working in an actual F&B start-up environment was a great learning process, as I took on different roles that allowed me to fulfill various responsibilities which impacted the company. It was all about tuning myself to innovate day in, day out, to solve real-world problems with start-up solutions. This helped me to develop both hard and soft skills which are truly invaluable for a holistic university education.

Xander Khoo Yong Liang

NOC Shanghai alumnus, Faculty of Undergraduate, School of Design & Environment

This whole experience in China opened my eyes and really showed me that China is a place that is advancing way faster than us. Working in a startup exposes you to many life lessons. There are limited resources, tight deadlines and some nasty people out there. Going through all these and learning to adapt are lifeskills that would help you be a better person be it when you’re back in school, or working on your first job. It is probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can experiment your ideas and make mistakes. Of course, work hard, play hard. Put your footsteps on places of the world you have never been before.

Alina Mak

NOC Shanghai alumnus, Faculty of Undergraduate, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences