Nanyang Technological University GEM Trailblazer Summer

singapore city and skyline at night

About the Program

NTU offers 5 different study tracks during the summer. Students can take courses from multiple tracks if the timetables work. The 5 tracks are:

  1. Chinese Language & Cultural Studies – learn basic Chinese language skills and gain exposure to Chinese culture

  2. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Asia – develop fundamental entrepreneurship competencies, business acumen and stamina to build and grow businesses.

  3. Creative Design & Media – discover various genres of poetry, prose and film as the students recreate and tell their own Asian and Singapore journeys through writing, editing, and new media production tasks.

  4. Success in the Globalised Marketplace – offers a diverse range of courses from different disciplines all designed to support students to gain all-round insights into the global skillsets required for today’s competitive market place.

  5. New Technologies, New World - learn about new technologies such as bioprinting and their processes and applications to today's world.

Further information about the GEM Trailblazer Summer program. 

Program Dates

Depends on the tracks. The program runs from June to August.

Country
  • Singapore
Area(s) of study
ArtsChinese LanguageChinese StudiesCommerceCreative WritingManagementMedia StudiesScience
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Applicants must achieve a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0/5.0.

Course Credits

Course load varies depending on the tracks. Each course worth 3 AU credits. 1 AU credit = 1 UBC credit. Please check the partner program page for details.

Tuition and Fees

You will pay UBC tuition for the number of credits you enroll in for this program. The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice (you can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button). If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution. 
  3. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  4. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.

You are eligible for a refund of $321.75 if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

You will receive an $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

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

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). 

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
Program Dates

Depends on the tracks. The program runs from June to August.

Country
  • Singapore
Area(s) of study
ArtsChinese LanguageChinese StudiesCommerceCreative WritingManagementMedia StudiesScience
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018