Singapore

National University of Singapore - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science

Science

Admission deadline

  • January 17, 2019

Applying to Research Abroad happens in two steps

As soon as you submit your application to Go Global, you will be contacted by the advisor with instructions for next steps. You can apply to Go Global well in advance of the deadline to get a headstart on the rest of your application.

1. Apply to Go Global once you’ve identified programs you're interested in

  • Submit your Go Global application online. You can apply for up to 3 programs on one application.
  • Go Global will contact you within 2 weeks of submission with instructions on how to apply to the partner and an electronic copy of your UBC transcript.

2. Apply directly to the partner university

  • Each research program will have detailed instructions on how to apply and strict submission deadlines.
  • All research programs will require supporting documents that typically include:
    • Academic references (1 – 3)
    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • UBC transcript

About the program

Program dates: 12 weeks from May until August

The National University of Singapore is one of the top comprehensive research-intensive universities in the world and is consistently ranked the top university in Asia.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program in Science (UROPS) is a great way for undergraduate students to foster mentoring relationships with faculty and research staff and engage actively in research, discussions, and other creative activities. Through complementing conventional classroom learning and following the typical phases of doing research, students are able to enhance their knowledge in the latest development of science and technology, acquire special communication and presentation skills, think creatively, and interact and forge closer ties with the established scientists and members of their groups.

Students will conduct supervised research on a chosen project and give a presentation on their research . Give a presentation before they leave Singapore. By the first week of November following the summer programme, submit a paper and full report to the supervisors for grading when they are back at their home University. This will allow the students to concentrate fully on research during the 12 weeks and give them ample time to do extra literature review and write their reports when they are back at UBC.

 To learn more about the program please check out the  NUS UROPS program website.

To access a list of available UROPS projects please check out this site

Research areas

Projects are available for students studing in the Faculty of Science. Students may choose to contact academic staff to request to work with them or ask NUS to suggest relevant academic staff based on their research interests.

Program-specific eligibility

  • Meet Go Global Eligibility requirements
  • Be a 2nd or 3rd year student in Science or Applied Science
  • Meet any additional lab project requirements as outlined on the program website

General Research Abroad eligibility

  • You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent academic term of full-time studies prior to application
  • We are looking at your Term 1 (Fall term) grades for summer research abroad experiences
  • You should have full-time student status as defined by your faculty in the year prior to your research abroad experience
  • You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g. not be under academic or non-academic discipline)
  • You must maintain 70% average prior to your exchange departure

Housing

On-campus housing is arranged for successful applicants by the UROPS program. Students are required to pay for housing.

Program costs and fees

Students are responsible for the cost of travel and living associated with participating in this program. For more information on program and living costs while at National University of Singapore, please check out this page.

Students accepted into this program will be charged the Go Global fee once acceptance has been confirmed.

Awards and funding for Research Abroad

Value: Up to $2000 per term

Eligibility: All students accepted into a research abroad program, through Go Global, will be considered for this award. A separate application is not required. If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you will be notified of your award after acceptance into the program.

  • To be eligible for the award, you must have an average of at least 70% on your best 24 credits in the Winter Session of the previous year (with no failed or incomplete courses).
  • If you were on a co-op work term, you must have at least 70% on your best 12 credits in the other term. 

This award is automatically considered, and you don't need to apply.

Go Global Fee and withdrawal policy

If you are accepted by a host university for a structured research program, you will be asked to confirm you participation in the program and you will be charged the Go Global fee of $415. The fee will be posted to your SSC account following confirmation of your acceptance. Go Global will contact you with complete information on how to pay the fee.

You will not be able to make payment in-person at Brock Hall (Vancouver), University Centre (Okanagan), the Go Global office or your financial institution. You cannot pay this fee directly through your financial institution’s online banking interface as payments made through this method will only be counted towards your tuition and your Go Global fee will remain unpaid.

Students who withdraw from a research abroad program due to extenuating circumstances or within 15 days of the fee being posted are eligble for a fee adjustment from $415 to $93.25.  

Pre-Departure policy

UBC is committed to preparing students for safe and successful international experiences.  In order to achieve this, any student participating in a Go Global Program must complete the following:

  • All UBC Student Safety Abroad requirements
  • Go Global Program-specific pre-departure requirements (includes both online and in-person components)

Failure to successfully complete these and any other requirements may result in withdrawal from the Go Global Program.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of the program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Advising hours

Drop-in advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Extended drop-in advising hours January 7 - 17, 2019

Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Contact

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed