​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to India Connect@NTU Research Internship Programme 

The India Connect@NTU Research Internship Programme is a university-wide short-term research programme that lasts for 2 to 6 months. It is initiated to enable undergraduate and graduate students from Indian universities and institutes of higher learning to pursue their research interest at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU). Students of this programme will work under the supervision of NTU faculty, develop a strong research interest and expertise in a given research field, experience multicultural living, gain a network of friends and a better understanding of Singapore.

Eligible students are expected to fulfil a minimum of 2 months research attachment involving research project work at NTU. Student will also receive a certificate issued by India Connect@NTU office upon completion of the programme.

Please read the following important note before applying:​ 

For students applying for 2021 internship:

Batch 1​Batch 2​Batch 3
​Duration​5 months​2 months​5 months
Internship Period*

​4 January 2021 - 
4 June 2021

10 May 2021 - 9 July 2021

​3 August 2021 -
31 December 2021
Application Period​1 August 2020 - 10 September 2020
(by 2359 hrs +8 GMT)
​1 November 2020 -
31 December 2020
(by 2359 hrs +8 GMT)
​1 February 2021 -
31 March 2021
(by 2359 hrs +8 GMT)

 * Please note that the start and end date for the internship period is fixed and has to be strictly followed.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to Pre-final year graduates / undergraduates who have not studied in NTU previously.

​​Qualification ​Duration ​Eligible period ​
 B Tech / B.Sc. (Degree) ​4 yearsPre-final year - End of 3rd year​
M Tech / M.Sc. (Master)​2 years Pre-final year - End of 1st year
M Tech+ B Tech /
M.Sc. + B.Sc. 
(Dual Degree)​

​5 years

Pre-final year - End of 4th year​​
  • Students must possess good academic track records. 
  • Must be a student pursuing his / her studies in an Indian University / Institute of higher learning upon the period of his / her internship with NTU. (Must be a current student at their Home University during the internship period)
  • Students that meet the minimum requirement with scholarships, publication and internship experiences will be given preference.​​


Application Procedure

  • Student must indicate THREE Research Titles that he/she would like to apply for and the NTU Supervisor whom he/she wishes to work with. Please browse through the List of Research Titles and Supervisors for details. Only Research Titles stated on the website will be considered.

  • The Academic Referee Letters (2 of such letters will be required) and Recommendation Letter are mandatory for submission of your application. Please have them ready upon completing the application form. Uploading of duplicate and / or wrongly attached document / late and / or incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • Student will be referred to suggested faculty for their consent and if agreed internship offer will be made. Students who intend to have an internship for a longer period (> 2months) must have a supervisor at the home institution and the supervisors at both institutions must come to a common understanding about the research project before the application is being considered. 
  • Before submitting the online application, please check that the information you have entered is accurate. You cannot make any changes to the online application once it has been submitted. 

  • If any required document is not submitted, or submitted in the wrong way, your application will not be assessed. For example, if your transcript from any one year or semester are missing your documentation is incomplete and therefore will not be assessed.


  • Please take note of your application number; this will serve as your reference for tracking of your application status.
  • Please use Internet Explorer to submit your application.
  • If your home University / Institute is not listed in our online portal, please drop us an email at indiaconnect@ntu.edu.sg.


Notes for International Students 

International applicants are advised to look up important information such as, immigrationaccommodationcost ​of livingemergency hotlinesinsurance, and the Pre-departure Guide book. 


Training Employment Pass (TEP)

All international students are required to obtain a valid TEP issued by Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in order to participate in NTU-India Connect Research Internship Programme. All relevant costs are stated in the website by the Ministry of Manpower.

For more information, please visit the  Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website. More details will be given by the choice of your school to the short-listed students.


Accommodation on-campus will be allocated to successful applicants within the programme dates indicated. Please click here for the accommodation cost for Student Housing. Accommodation is subject to availability for any period outside the programme date indicated. Students who are unable to secure accommodation on campus may source the same through the Off-Campus Accommodation System (OCAS). Information on renting accommodation off-campus can be found here


Miscellaneous Fees
Students are required to pay 1 semester's Miscellaneous fees during their internship period at NTU.

​Lab based programme​LKCMedicine students only

​Bachelors (Undergraduate)

​SGD $224.15
SGD ​$231.00
​Masters (Postgraduate)​SGD $244.40​SGD $244.40


Campus Map and Location
Our campus is easily accessible by many modes of public transport. Click here to find out how to visit our campus.​

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