Beijing is the future economic core and center of the world. This cosmopolitan city has a strong entrepreneurship climate and has attracted people from around the world. In recent years, Beijing has produced many world-renowned companies such as Baidu and Lenovo.

NOC Beijing plays a key role in nurturing entrepreneurs who can engage with China. Students get to intern full-time with a wide range of companies, including start-ups from the venture capital, finance, consultancy and technology sectors, while studying at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University.

Through your NOC experience, you’ll gain a better understanding of the Chinese business eco-system as well as in-depth knowledge of the Chinese language, culture and history.

Choose between the full year programme or the 6 months short programme for NOC Beijing.

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 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

Xibao Li

Xibao Li is Associate Professor of Management at School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. He is also a research fellow at National Entrepreneurship Research Center and Research center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University.

Student Testimonials

Working in a Scandinavian tech start-up based in Beijing was really an eye-opener. Besides being exposed to Western start-up culture in an Asian environment, I was also able to get first-hand experience in launching social marketing marketing initiatives and crowdfunding campaigns for my company, on top of managing day-to-day operations. It was great learning to run a start-up during my NOC internship, which was arguably the best decision that I made during my time in university. I fell in love with the whole experience, which would not have been possible if I had not embarked on the programme.

Marcus Tan

NOC Beijing alumnus, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences