Research Attachments

For the latest COVID-19 updates, please refer to NUS Global's COVID-19 information for NUS students.

Electronic (Online) Programmes

Electronic programmes taken while physically in Singapore, whilst credit-bearing by the partner universities, are offered to NUS students for enrichment only. Module mapping and financial assistance are not applicable to any electronic summer programmes taken while physically in Singapore. Applications are to be submitted directly to the partner university offering the programme and application on EduRec is not required. 

Physical (On-Site) Programmes

Students may be considering physical (on-site) programmes in 2022. Due to the fluid situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still much uncertainty regarding international travel in the months ahead.

Students' ability to travel to a country throughout 2022 will be determined by the host country's travel policies as well as any updates to the latest travel advisory from Singapore authorities. Do factor in the need for quarantine in the host country and stay-home notice upon return to Singapore when considering the feasibility of participating in summer programmes.

To be eligible for physical (on-site) programmes, students will need to:
1. Be fully vaccinated
2. Complete the compulsory Overseas Travel Preparedness (OTP) module on LumiNUS one month before the programme start date;
3. Submit a copy of the completed Risk Acknowledgement and Consent Form on LumiNUS (folder within the OTP module); 
3. Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or your country's diplomatic mission; and 
4. Attend a pre-departure conducted by GRO. 

Hybrid Programmes

Some partner universities are adopting a hybrid format for their programmes in 2022, with some courses being offered online while others are being offered on-site. Please read the information above under 'Electronic (Online) Programmes' and 'Physical (On-Site) Programmes' when deciding on your options. 

Global Relations Office (GRO) offers opportunities for students to broaden and enhance their undergraduate experience through global research attachments under the mentorship of world-class researchers. Students will have the chance to live in another country and conduct research in a different academic/research environment through summer research exchanges offered by NUS’ partner universities.

Remarks: NUS undergraduate students must have a clean disciplinary record and be a strong ambassador for NUS and Singapore in order to be eligible for these programmes.

Available Research Attachments:

East & Central Asia


University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Summer Research Internship 2023 
(*ON-SITE Programme)
  • Various fields in Science and Engineering

30 May 2023


University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP) 2023

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Social Science

28 Feb 2023


University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
University of Tokyo – Research Internship Program (UTRIP)
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Biological Sciences

Not offered in 2019

University of Tokyo – Amgen Scholars Program
  • Science and Engineering

1 February 2019, 3.00PM (JST)


University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
KAIST International Summer School 2023 Track 2: Individual Research Program
  • Science and Engineering

15 April 2022 (regular)


University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline

National Chiao Tung University: 2020 NCTU Short-Term Research Scholarship
(not offered in 2021)

  • Various

6 March 2020

National Taiwan University: 2021 +R1 Online Research & Culture Program 
(*ONLINE Programme)
  • Various
16 May 2021

Africa & Middle East


University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
Tel Aviv University Summer Research Program in Humanities & Social Sciences or Sciences
(*ON-SITE Programme)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Business
  • Political Science

25 March 2022
(Please apply as soon as possible as applicants are considered on a first-come-first-served basis.)

Saudi Arabia

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Visiting Students Research Program
  • Full-Scholarship Programme
  • Computing
  • Engineering (Biological, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, etc)
  • Science (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc)

Rolling Admissions


University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
Koç University Summer Research Program
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Social Sciences (Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc)

6 April 2020



University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
UC Chile Global Research Program
(*ONLINE Programme)
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine

30 January 2023 




University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
École Polytechnique Internship Program for International Students
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

6 February 2023 (application to GRO)
13 February 2023 (application to host university)


University & Programme Research Areas Programme Fee in SGD (Estimated) Programme Dates & Application Deadline
University of Darmstadt: INSPIRED 2021 via Unite

*Fully online for 2021

Full scholarships may be available. Apply for programe through Edu-Rec.

International Project Week for Interdisciplinary Research-Oriented Digital Learning

Fees from €600
(approximately S$960)

Programme Dates
E-learning: Weekly starting from 22 March 2021
Virtual Team Project: 14 June 2021 to 2 July 2021 

Application Deadline
14 February 2021

Humboldt University of Berlin: 2023 Humboldt Internship Program

Scholarships may be available.
  • Biology and Neuroscience
  • Business and Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Cultural Studies
  • Musicology and Media Studies 
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences and Politics
  • Start-ups and Entrepreneurship
Estimated €120 (S$168) Depending on projects available. Click here to view the costs and here to view the projects.

Programme Dates
8 May to 28 July 2023
22 May to 11 August 2023

Application Deadline
9 December 2022           


University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
ETH Zurich Student Summer Research Fellowship 2023
  • Computer Science

Programme Dates
1 July to 31 August 2023
Please note that the time and duration of the fellowship is fixed to cover the full two months of July and August.

Application Deadline
15 December 2022 at 1pm (Central European Time)

ETH Robotics Student Fellowship 2023
  • Robotics
28 February 2023 at midnight (Central European Time)
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
Application Deadline
Sunday closest to 1st December each year
University of Lausanne Undergraduate Research Programme in Biology and Medicine We consider study in biology and medicine broadly, but applicants engaged in studies in physical therapy, nursery, dentistry or veterinary science will not be considered. January 31st, 2023 (midnight CET)
ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships: Asia Pacific    Application Deadline
15 January 2023

United Kingdom

University/Programme Research Area(s) Application Deadline
University of Liverpool Summer Research Programme 
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Communications & Media
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Life Sciences 
  • Psychology

Programme Dates
Varies. Please refer to the University of Liverpool Summer Research Programme webpage for more details

Application Deadline
15 March 2022