GEM Discoverer Work & Study nformation Session 19 August 2014 Johnie Goh Office of Global Education & Mobility Overview 1. Why Choose Work & Study? 2. What To Expect From The Internship? 3. What To Expect From the Study Component? 4. How Do I Apply for Work & Study? 5. How Do I Finance My Trip? 6. Student Presentations 7. Q & A Why Work & Study? Enhance Your Employability Boost your career prospects. Add value to resume Differentiate yourself in an increasingly competitive job market Why Work & Study? Gain Insights Into Emerging Markets Gain insights into emerging markets not far from Singapore. How to moving ahead of others? The drive to improve Why Work & Study? Generous Financial Aid Available You stand to receive up to $7000 in scholarships for Work & Study Additional co-funding from IE Singapore available. Opportunity to utilize PSEA and invest in your future. Why Work & Study? Do Something New – Holistic learning experience – Gain valuable insights into emerging markets – Seeing the world teaches you stuff like economy, history, culture, politics, geography and sociology – Perhaps learn a new language Earn AUs While Interning – Complete the internship requirement of your course – Earn additional 6 AUs towards GER-PE (AHSS) or GER-UE for the study component. Programme Duration 20 – week Work & Study 20 – week Work & Study Semester 2 January – May * Semester 1 August – December * Programme Dates 1. China • The course will begin about 2 weeks after internship start date. • Classes will be held on Fridays and Saturdays. • NTU students will learn together in a class. 2. Vietnam • The course will generally start before the internship and the duration of the course is about 3 weeks. * Programme Dates (12 Jan 2015 to 30 May 2015 ) are subjected to change and may stretch into the vacation period. Work Component • 20-week attachment to companies based in - China - Vietnam • Fulfill academic requirement for industrial attachment or internship Work Component Examples of some companies students were attached to: China Stryker, Sulzer, Corning, OCBC bank, Siemens, Raffles Hotel, Pratt and Whitney, Rhodia Vietnam Keppel Logistics, APL-NOL, Transinex, Henkel Vietnam, Capitaland, CPG consultants, Glowtec, Planet Sports Study Component • A specially tailored course that covers topics on history, culture, politics, language and economics of the host country • Conducted by reputable universities • Earn 6 AUs for study component. Can be allocated to GER-UE or/and GER-PE(AHSS), including Minor in Chinese • Singaporeans and SPRs receive 85% subsidy for course fees from NTU. International students bear 100% of course fees Study Component Destination Shanghai Suzhou Host University Medium of Instruction Academic Focus Shanghai Jiao Tong University Soochow University Chinese History, Culture & Economics Academic Units 6 AUs towards (i) GER-PE (AHSS) or (ii) GER-UE (including Minor in Chinese) or 3 AUs towards GER-PE (AHSS) and 3AUs towards GER-UE (including Minor in Chinese) Study Component Destination Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi Host University Vietnam National University Medium of Instruction English Academic Focus History, Culture & Economics Academic Units 6 AUs towards (i) GER-PE (AHSS) or (ii) GER-UE or 3 AUs towards GER-PE (AHSS) and 3AUs towards GER-UE Academic Units Course of Study Engineering WORK Component (Internship) Accreditation for 20-week attachment 8 AUs of IA Excess AUs for GER - UEs Grading - Pass / Fail NBS 4 AUs for PA 6 AUs Pass / Fail HSS 6 AUs for HPAP 4 AUs Pass / Fail 16 AUs for PI - Pass / Fail Communication Studies SPMS CBC 12 AUs for IIP PAP 10 AUs for IIP MAS 8 AUs for IIP - Pass / Fail Graded Pass / Fail STUDY Component Accreditation to GER - UE / GER - PE (AHSS) Option 1 6 AUs towards GER-PE (AHSS) Option 2 6 AUs towards GER-UE (including Minor in Chinese) Option 3 Spilt 6 AUs equally towards (i) (ii) SBS 17 AUs for IIP - Pass / Fail Grading GER-PE (AHSS) and GER-UE (including Minor in Chinese) Pass / Fail Important Dates Application 14 - 24 August 2014 Selection Offers & Acceptance 4 - 11 September 2014 Before You Apply… Understand how Work & Study fits into your academic and personal goals Ensure that your cGPA (at the point of application) meets the minimum requirement of 2.5 Understand the credit transfer policy Check your calendar and mark the programme dates Plan your finances and carefully work out your budget Read up on the financial aid schemes available on NTU OAFA website Minimum cGPA of 2.5 Students must be eligible to do Attachment/ Internship Priority given to Singaporeans and SPRs SPRs applying to home country must have demonstrated at least 10 continuous years of residence in Singapore Estimated Cost (China) No. Item Amount (S$) Remarks 1. Return Air-tickets $700 – 1,200 Depending on airline & class of ticket 2. Programme Fee For Study Component (15%) $300 3. Medical Checkup (Singapore) $200 4. Insurance $100 Depending on insurer, type of policy and coverage amount 5. Visa (Single Entry) $$70 Payable in Singapore before departure 6. Residence Permit $120 Payable in China 7. Medical Verification (China) $100 - $120 Payable in China Sub-Total There are no placement fees for internship $1590 – $2110 8. Accommodation Varies depending on location 9. Personal Expenses Varies depending on lifestyle 10 Traveling Expenses Varies depending on schedule Financial Aid Schemes No. Financial Aid Schemes Amount (S$) Eligibility 1. Temasek Foundation’s LEaRN Outbound Scholarship $7,000 (China) $6,000 (Vietnam) > cGPA 3.5 2. Ng Bok Eng Scholarship $3,000 Based on household income. No min. cGPA requirement. 3. YTP – Market Immersion Funding # (co-funds with other awards) $100 per week, up to maximum of 24 weeks > cGPA 3.0 OSP Loans Up to $6,000 (Cap of $3,000 for Singapore PRs and International Students) All Full-Time NTU Undergrads PSEA Up to maximum of available funds (on reimbursement basis) Subject to available balance 4. 5. # By invitation only For more information, please visit http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/UndergraduateAdmissions/FinancialAssistance/Pages/GIP.aspx Applying… Submit an online application via StudentLink Consider carefully and enter your 2 choices in order of preference Application outcome expected on 4 September 2014. Please check your NTU account After Acceptance Company selection Interviews and company placements • • Job Expectations Allowance Attend the pre-departure briefings Prepare to embark on Work & Study Quiz Participation in the Work & Study programme will allow me to clear my internship/attachment requirement. I can also earn an additional 3 AUs from the study component. True / False Quiz In the Work & Study programme, the study component generally takes place after the internship. True / False Student Presentations Apply Today!