Overseas internship offers the opportunity for students to widen their perspective of the working world. It enhances their employability and career mobility worldwide upon graduation and prepares them to compete locally and internationally.
NTU collaborates with industry and/or university partners in Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States to offer the students the unique learning experience of gaining real life overseas working experience under professional guidance as part of their undergraduate programmes. Internship placement ranges from globally recognised MNCs, Singapore enterprises abroad, well established foriegn corporations, to innovative startups and research labs all over the world.
The Career and Attachment Office (CAO) works closely with programme offices and schools to bring these opportunities to our students.
Who can apply?
Undergraduates who have met the pre-requisites for credit bearing internship in their respective degree programmes.
What to apply?
CAO Overseas Internship
CAO actively source for suitable internship placement with existing and new corporate partners globally. These overseas internship opportunities are publicised periodically to our student population via e-newsletters and emails. Info-session are held every semester to share with students who wants to find out more about overseas internship. Current NTU students can find out more and apply to these positions through our CareerAxis Portal.
Students that are due for their credit bearing internship may also find overseas internship opportunities in their respective Internship Application Portal via Studentlink.
GEM Discoverer Work and Study Programme
The GEM Discoverer Work and Study programme differentiate itself by offering a more holistic experience overseas. It provides full semester internship opportunities in regional and emerging markets, in particularly China. Apart from internship, the programme also comprise of a study component that covers topics such as culture, economics, history, etc. This study component not only prepare students for their internship but also develop their cultural intelligence.
Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme
NTUitive's Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme (OEP) offers selected NTU undergraduates a rare opportunity to intern at vibrant start-up hotspots across the globe: New York and Silicon Valley in the United States, Beijing and Shanghai in China, London in United Kingdom, Haifa in Israel, Berlin in Germany and Toronto in Canada. OEP is designed to be a 6-month or 1-year internship programme and students may be allowed to clear their internship credits using OEP, however, subject to OEP's and the Faculty's approval.
Allowance, travel and living expenses
Students on overseas attachment are usually paid a monthly allowance/stipend by the company, which is guided by prevailing norms within the industry in the country of attachment,
Airfare, accommodation, insurance and other expenses (e.g. meals, transportation etc) are typical borne by the students.
To encourage students to embark on a overseas internship, financial support (subjected to criteria and elligibilities) are available from the respective programme offices.
Students who need financial assistance for their overseas internship can apply for the Overseas Student Exchange Programme (OSEP) Loan.
For more information, click here.
Please contact CAO Overseas Internship Team at