Summer Programme (July 2017)

Ever wondered how Singapore grew to be such a thriving economy and enterprising city? You’ll find all the answers at NUS Enterprise’s annual Summer Programme, which we have been successfully running for the last 10 years.

Conducted over two weeks, this residential programme offers a unique opportunity for local and foreign participants to learn about how one of the smaller nations in the world has progressed from a trading port to a destination for international commerce and investment. Besides being a dynamic and globally connected city-state, Singapore is also ranked as one of the most competitive economies globally.

Using an enriching combination of lectures, in conversation with start-ups, ideation and pitching, as well as visits to business and government organisations, our Summer Programme aims to provide you with a comprehensive educational experience. You will also get to get to interact with local students in a multi-cultural and cosmopolitan environment, understand how public policies are formulated and gain insights on business practices and entrepreneurship development in Singapore.

Programme Details

Our Summer Programme will broadly cover the following:

  • People, Politics and Culture of Singapore
  • From Third World to First: Economic Development of Singapore
  • Entrepreneurship Growth and Strategy in Singapore
  • New Venture Creation Process
  • Go-To-Market Strategy
  • Idea Pitch
  • Social Entrepreneurship in Asia
  • Site visits to selected statutory boards, companies and start-ups  in Singapore
  • In-conversation with business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Visits to cultural and heritage sites in Singapore  

Lectures will be conducted in English by faculty members from the NUS and other institutes of higher learning, as well as government officials, business leaders and professionals.

The programme fee is SGD$2,300* (inclusive of 7% GST) and includes accommodation at the student hostel in NUS campus. The fee does not cover airfare and airport taxes, travel insurance, visas, meals and personal expenses. Payment is via bank draft, and is to be made payable to "National University of Singapore".

This year's Summer Programme has closed. Contact us for updates on 2017!

* Prices are subject to change


How To Apply

Applications for the NUS Summer Programme 2016 have closed for the year. We look forward to receiving your application for next year.

Should you require more information, you can reach us at +65-6516-5149 or send an e-mail to us here


What They Said

The Summer Programme is an excellent opportunity to explore Asian culture and the business environment of Singapore through learning and networking. It has the most innovative learning procedure in the middle of summer- with fascinating lectures in the morning, very interesting company visits in the afternoon and fun outdoor activities in the evenings. A great combination of education, cultural interaction and entertainment in the Lion City!
Dimitris Frossinis, Kingston University, UK

It was such a great experience and I was completely overjoyed to the very core. NUS Summer Programme provided a lot of knowledge and it is so easy to digest, and even the lecturer or professor was so open-minded that it felt like there was no any generation gap when we had our discussion. This programme is a gathering of brilliant intellectual, where everyone from the whole world gathers around, brain-storming together and creates something that finally shakes the world. It's a really great programme and something that you guys can't miss.
David Kurnia, Institut Teknologi Bandung

This programme not only taught me leadership skills but also provided a comprehensive educational experience. The site visits to businesses, government organisations and cultural heritage sites were wonderful. I am extremely satisfied with the level of academic rigour and quality of instruction. I made strong friendships with students from different countries. The combination of lectures, dialogue sessions with entrepreneurs, small group discussions and project presentations were both interesting and enriching.
Paras Dhawan, Bits Pilani Dubai

I signed up for the Summer Programme to learn more about Singapore, Asian culture and make connections in the region, and my expectations were significantly exceeded! The highlights include working in small teams with people from various countries and backgrounds as well as the company visits and the social trips around Singapore. The knowledge that I have learnt has allowed me to better understand Singapore and the opportunities of doing business there in the future.
Richard Dunsheath, University of Auckland, New Zealand

I have been fascinated with Singapore’s fast development, growth and history, and was fortunate enough to find this ideal program that would teach me about entrepreneurship and Singapore. Coming from Columbia, a Latin-American emergent country, I find the idea of studying in Asia very exciting and at the same time intimidating.  Looking back at those months, I cannot stop smiling while thinking of all the interesting classmates, professors and speakers whom I met from all around the world, as well as how much I learned overall.
Hernando Rico, Universidad el Rosario, Columbia

The Summer Programme organised by NUS Enterprise is so unforgettable!  Singapore is really a charming city and the people there are really nice. The ideas and experiences on entrepreneurship shared by world-renowned professors and entrepreneurs were enlightening, and visits to startups also inspired me a lot.  It feels great to make friends with people from all over the world and get to know the different countries and cultures.
Zhang Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

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