Munich is a major center for advanced technologies, innovation, education and business in Germany and Europe. The city is home to many high-tech industries and scientific institutions, with a long list of Nobel Prize laureates to boot.

​Our partner university, Technical University of Munich, is known for its cutting-edge research in various engineering and science-related fields, and ranked the fifth most innovative university in Europe.

At NOC Munich, you will get the chance to intern at one of the deep technology start-ups, and be immersed in this extraordinary culture of curiosity and innovation. The 6-months long programme is open to both undergraduates and post-graduates.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a keen appreciation for technology and its industrial applications and have completed at least 2 years (4 semesters) of studies at NUS.

 

We are currently preparing the detailed programme curriculum, which will be accessible via Curriculum Overview once it is available.

NOC Munich is a short programme, which will last for 6 months in total.

There is only 1 intake for the NOC Munich programme within each academic year (January to July). Applications open in August for Semester 2 - January Intake. Keep a look out for emails and other publicity material from NUS Overseas Colleges during these periods.

  • 6-month full-time internship in a technology company
  • Part-time course at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Opportunities to attend meet-ups and conferences organised by the Munich technology and business communities as well as activities within the University
  • Host companies conduct mid-term and final internship evaluations
  • Interns submit 2 internship reports and present mid-term and final internship reviews to NUS Overseas Colleges and their host companies

NOC Munich is credit bearing, and students will receive up to 20MCs for this programme.

NOC Components MCs
(Max)
24 to 25 weeks internship; Part of research internship/project  12 credits
TR4049 Seminars in entrepreneurship   4 credits
One module with TUM in Munich   4 credits
Total 20 credits


While on the programme, students continue to pay regular tuition fee to NUS.  Students will continue to pay for regular living expenses with their personal allowances while they will be paid a monthly stipend by their internship companies as a supplement to help defray the additional expenses of living overseas.  Programme costs will be borne by NOC while personal expenditures are expected to be borne by program participants and are expected to vary as expenses depend on individual preferences and lifestyle.
 
NUS Overseas Colleges will provide the following:

  • Tuition fees for approved entrepreneurship courses at the partner university;
  • Programme related costs of mentorship;
  • Student insurance;
  • Return economy air ticket;
  • Cost of visa application;
Students will need to pay:
  • Regular tuition fee and other miscellaneous fees to NUS;
  • Regular overseas living expenses (including rent);
  • Additional expenses incurred for interest/recreational activities
 

 


Student Testimonials

I interned at Artisense, a young but rapidly growing start-up in the field of artificial intelligence and computer vision that aims to disrupt the global market for localization of vehicles. In the short six months that I was with Artisense, I have developed technical skills in product design and gained an understanding of the localization of autonomous vehicles. Beyond internship, NOC Munich also enabled us to participate freely in the vibrant entrepreneurship scene as Munich is a hotbed for entrepreneurship. I even ventured beyond Munich to Erlangen, Germany to take part in Siemens Healthineers external Innovation Think tank 2019 as a finalist in the exhibition. I am sure your NOC Munich journey will be very interesting and memorable too.

Ang Beng Heng

NOC Munich alumnus (Jan 2019), Faculty of Engineering

Going for the NOC Munich Program was the best decision I’ve taken in NUS! It’s a transformative entrepreneurial program that gives you the opportunity to expand your skill-set on both technical and holistic fronts. I interned as a Mechanical Design and Automation intern at ProGlove, a fast-growing hardware startup in Munich. ProGlove gave me the chance to work with diverse individuals on complex cross-functional tasks under critical time constraints. It trained me to think out of the box, helped me polish my product design skills and most importantly exposed me to the user-centric validation process. I visited top customer partners like BMW to see first-hand how we tested and validated our new ideas there. The course that I took at our partner university TUM gave me a well-rounded view on prototyping and business development. Being an entrepreneurial hotspot in Europe, Munich has many hackathons and a lively start-up scene. German engineering has won many accolades around the world and Munich is at the very heart of it. Go for it if you want to immerse yourself at the cutting edge of technology.

Adhiraj Mahajan

NOC Munich alumnus (Jan 2019), Faculty of Engineering

NOC Munich has given me a rewarding experience, where I had the opportunity to work and learn alongside with driven entrepreneurs at Kaia Health and at TUM. This journey has broadened my vision and perspective, which enabled me to develop into being a more proactive, creative yet grounded individual.

Tang Chor Theng

NOC Munich alumnus (Jan 2017), Faculty of Engineering