Eight in 10 NUS undergrads to get overseas stint: Plan
The National University of Singapore (NUS) plans to ramp up its overseas programmes, so that eight in 10 undergraduates will get a chance to broaden their education abroad in a few years' time.
Currently, over 60 per cent of its enrolment of more than 27,000 undergraduates take part in at least one of its overseas programmes - already a remarkable number for a university as large as NUS.
One of the most popular programmes is the NUS Overseas College scheme, in which undergraduates spend a year in one of the world's leading entrepreneurial hubs, taking up business courses and working in start-up companies.
About 900 students now compete to be among the 100 who head each year to one of the seven overseas colleges in Sweden, India, Israel and China, as well as Silicon Valley and Philadelphia in the United States.