Sino-Singapore Undergraduate Exchange (SSUE)

About Sino-Singapore Undergraduate Exchange (SSUE)

The distinguished Sino-Singapore Undergraduate programme (SSUE) represents the collaboration between the education ministries in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Singapore. The programme was established formally in 29 May 2002 by former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and then Vice-President Mr Hu Jintao. The purpose of SSUE is to equip Singaporean students with first-hand understanding of China, as well as introduce Chinese students to Singapore. Through SSUE, we also hope to strengthen bilateral ties between China and Singapore and to foster understanding, collaboration and bonding between our university students and PRC university students.

SSUE comprises two parts:

1)  15-day Singapore Programme (hosted by Singapore MOE and the 4 local Universities)
2) 15-day outbound China Programme (hosted by MOE of the People’s Republic of China  and the 4 participating Chinese Universities).


Programme highlights include:

  • Interesting workshops by participating universities
  • Visits to participating universities
  • Networking sessions with local students
  • Cultural exchange
  • Excursions

(content varies from year to year and may be subject to change)



Programme Dates   

Outbound Dates:          27 May – 10 June 2019  (Singapore delegation visiting China)

Inbound Dates:            19 July – 2 August 2019  (PRC delegation visit to Singapore)


Participating Universities  


Chengdu  成都

  • Sichuan University  四川大学
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)   电子科技大学


Changsha  长沙

  • Hunan University  湖南大学 
  • Hunan Normal University  湖南师范大学


  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)


Selection Criteria           

We are looking for 12 outstanding undergraduates who will serve as ambassadors for NTU in the programme. Students should meet the below criteria.

  1. Singapore citizen or permanent resident
  2. Aged 25 or below
  3. Proficient in Chinese Language
  4. Preferably in Year 2 or 3
  5. Articulate, confident, open-minded, and eager to learn and share knowledge
  6. With interest in current affairs in China
  7. Able to fully commit to the programme and related events. The programme comprises two parts: 15-day Singapore Programme (hosted by Singapore MOE and the 4 local universities respectively) and another 15-day China Programme (hosted by MOE of the People’s Republic of China and the 4 participating Chinese Universities).
  8. Students with special talents, e.g. singing/playing musical instruments, drama, photography, IT, etc. are welcome.
  9. Good proportion of students across all NTU colleges including NIE.


Programme Fee     

Each participant is only required to pay subsidised airfare of not more than S$700 to China (60% covered by NTU), purchase of travel insurance and personal expenses. 
During the 15-day outbound China Programme, accommodation, internal transport and most meals will be sponsored by the China MOE.                          

NTU Financial Assistance
  1. Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)

    For more details, please click here.

Overseas Insurance
All NTU students must ensure that they have the adequate health and travel insurance coverage according to the NTU guidelines. The minimum level of coverage required for travel is:
  1. Medical expenses (including hospitalisation and surgical): S$250,000 (outside ASEAN) or S$150,000 (within ASEAN); 
  2. Emergency medical evacuation and repatriation: Unlimited; 
  3. Personal liability: S$1,000,000 SGD. 


The period that you should be insured is from the time you leave Singapore till the time you return to Singapore from your programme.

For more details, click here.

Indemnity Form

It is a NTU legal requirement that each participant submit an indemnity form at least two weeks​ prior to your embarkation on a GEM Discoverer programme. 

You will need the following information and scanned copies of the documents (where applicable) to help you in completing the indemnity form:

  • Bio-data page of your passport
  • Insurance policy
  • Flight itinerary or e-ticket
  • Next-of-Kin contact information
  • Key information on the programme you are participating in


For a step-by-step guide, click here.

We reserve the right not to process your credit transfer upon completion of the programme or to revoke your placement if you did not submit the indemnity form


How to Apply?

Interested applicants, please submit your CV and your participation objectives to, by Friday, 1 February 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email.

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