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Semester Program - Singapore Global Leaders Program
Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 2
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Singapore Global Leaders Prgm

Keen to get a head start on your international career? Want to spend a semester immersing yourself in the commercial dynamism of Singapore? The Singapore Global Leaders Program, generously supported by the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan, will provide you with a unique opportunity to combine a semester of study at a state-of-the-art city campus, with a volunteer community service program. Both will be delivered by Singapore Management University (SMU) – a dynamic and innovative university that embraces fresh thinking and a participative and interactive learning experience that focuses on real world case studies. Pairing your international studies with SMU's community service program will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to one of the most globalised and dynamic city states in the world. This opportunity will be of interest to students from a wide range of study backgrounds, as well as those interested in pursuing an international career.

Study Activity 

The program will run from Monday 21 August 2017 - Sunday 10 December 2017.

If successful for this opportunity you will participate in a pre-departure briefing at ANU in early August, before heading over to SMU to start your Semester 2 studies. You will select four SMU credits (= 24 ANU units) from a range of exchange courses including arts and language, corporate communication, economics and statistics, finance, information systems, law, marketing, political science, psychology, sociology and science and technology.

You will need to take part in the Community Service Program in addition to a full time study load at SMU. Within the Community Service Program you will be attached to a Special Interest Community Service Club (SICS). The SICS reach out to the elderly, youths at risk, and special needs beneficiaries, and are run through organisations such as Uni Y, Red Cross or Rotaract. It is anticipated that the SICS will be held once every two weeks. 
All students enrolling in the Singapore Global Leaders Program will be required to participate in the Community Service Program at SMU. It will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with the Singaporean community while you are studying and will also provide you with highly beneficial industry links in Singapore.

In 2017, the Singapore Global Leaders Program will include:
  • New Colombo Plan mobility grants - AUD $7,000 per person
  • New Colombo Plan internship grants - AUD $1,000 per person
  • Enrolment in the 24 unit version of ASIA2097 Global Learning: Singapore Global Leaders Program (you will not be required to pay tuition fees to SMU)
  • Pre-departure briefing at ANU
  • Membership of an online ANU academic community
Further information on Singapore Management University can be found here.


This opportunity is open to ANU undergraduate students who are currently enrolled and have completed at least 48 units of study towards their ANU degree at the time of application. Applicants must also be Australian citizens and aged between 18 and 28 at the time of application (due to NCP funding requirements).

Application Details


Applications will close on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

Tell us how this opportunity would benefit your studies at ANU and your future career plans, as well as how it meets the objectives of the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan. We will allocate places based on the best responses. Academic results will also be taken into consideration during the selection process.

You will also be required to confirm that you have 24 units of space in your degree(s) for this opportunity. You should discuss this with your College(s) before submitting your application.

If you are successful, you will be advised of your application outcome by Friday 17 March and must be able to confirm your participation by Wednesday 22 March, in order to meet the partner institution application deadlines.

Funding Opportunities


Funding Opportunities:

New Colombo Plan

If you are chosen to participate in this program in 2017, you will be provided with a AUD $7,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant as well as a AUD $1,000 New Colombo Plan internship grant.

For further information on the New Colombo Plan please visit the New Colombo Plan website.


OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.


It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.

Travel and Other Costs

The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs include your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Some partner universities may require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities. Indicative travel and living costs can be found on websites such as: Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Accommodation options for exchange students studying at SMU can be found here.

For this study opportunity you will continue to pay your tuition fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the partner institution.

If you have any questions please contact the CAP Student Centre:
6125 3207


Dates / Deadlines:
Applications for this program are not currently open. If this is an ANU exchange program, you can view the next exchange program application opening dates and closing deadlines here.
This program is currently not accepting applications.

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