Overseas Internship

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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.  


CAO Work and Study China Programme

The CAO 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.    


CAO Research Internship

The CAO Research Internship offers opportunities for students to fulfill their credit bearing internship by working on research projects with our partnering universities abroad. Unlike corporate internship, students will be supervised by a faculty staff and likely to be housed in the campus. Duration of research internship is typically one semester long and most opportunities are suited for Engineering and Science undergraduates. To view latest opportunities, please access via our CareerAxis Portal.     


CAO Self-Source Overseas Internship 

These are opportunities that you may apply directly to the companies. We also included internship programmes offered by external agencies. Unlike most opportunities offered by CAO that emphasize on credit bearing internship, these are opportunities that you mayembark as non credit bearing internship. However the placement process of these opportunities are not directly coordinated and managed by us. Students are advised to evaluate the programmes, companies and positions carefully. You may also approach us for further guidance. 

Credit Bearing Internship:
Students are required to submit their self-sourcing application for our approval if they want to earn academic credits from these internships. Information about self-sourcing is found in your Studentlink portal.  

Non Credit Bearing Internship:
Students must register their internship through upon confirmation of their placement. Please find the registration link below.

Find out more about the available opportunities via our CareerAxis Portal

Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme by NTUitive

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.


Financial Assistance

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.


How to apply?

CAO Overseas Internship for period May - Jul 19 and Jul - Dec 19.

Open 14 Jan 2019 - Close 15 Feb 2019. Click here to apply

CAO Work and Study China for period Jul - Dec 19.

Open 16 Jan 2019 - Close 15 Feb 2019. Click here to apply

CAO Research Internship for period Jul - Dec 19.

Open 14 Jan 2019 - Close 15 Feb 2019. Click here to apply

Students are advise to attend our info sessions before applying.


Non Credit Bearing Overseas Internship

For student who self sourced and pursued a non credit bearing internship abroad, you are required to register your internship here. With your registration, we will be able to assist you in your visa application and preparation for your trip.

Further Enquiries

Please contact CAO Overseas Internship Team at caooi@ntu.edu.sg.


Highlights and Events



More information about France Excellence Internships here.
Application and details of these internship opportunities by various companies are available in our CareerAxis portal here

Closes in 29 April 2019


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