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Approx. Time Difference
Apr - Oct: +15 hrs
Nov - Mar: +16 hrs
Science & Engineering Internship, Agency for Science, Technology & Research - Summer

This guide was created to help you navigate the different aspects of travelling abroad as a UCEAP student. All important aspects of attending university in your host country are addressed here, including academic information, extension of UCEAP participation, cultural awareness, orientation, transportation, finances and much more.

Remember to also visit the Participants section of the UCEAP website for important information and deadlines.
Click a heading below to see section content.
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Academic Information
During this 8-week summer program, you will participate in a full-time research internship and earn 10 UC quarter units of internship credit. You will be responsible for following all policies, procedures, and requirements set forth by A*STAR in addition to UCEAP policies.
You may choose either the P/NP or letter grade option for your internship.
You will receive information on MyEAP course registration after arrival.
Grade submission varies depending on your A*STAR internship provider. 
For additional information, see the Academic Information chapter of the UCEAP Guide to Study Abroad.
Program Overview
Academic Culture
Course Information
Extending UCEAP Participation
Cultural Awareness
Educate Yourself
Social Conduct
Cultural Differences
Official Start Date & Mandatory Orientation
Travel Planning
Travel to Your Host Country
Travel Documents
Additional information about passports and other required documents is provided in the UCEAP Guide to Study Abroad and UCEAP Predeparture Checklist.

​Passport & Work Holiday Pass

To enter Singapore, a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of your intended stay is required.
Students participating in the A*STAR internship program must apply for a Work Holiday Pass. Like a work visa, the Work Holiday Pass will allow you to reside in Singapore for the purpose of completing an internship. The Work Holiday Pass is issued by the Ministry of Manpower.
Packing Tips
Financial Information
Understanding Your Finances
Your MyEAP Account & Budget
Handling Money Abroad
Communications Abroad
Internet Access
Computer access for A*STAR students will depend on where you decide to live. Internet cafés that charge an hourly rate are available in Singapore, but are geared more towards tourists.
Mail & Shipments
Housing & Meals
A*STAR internships are offered at various locations throughout Singapore. You can start researching housing options as soon as you are informed of your internship location.
Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements and rent payments to management.
You can find additional instructions in the UCEAP online Predeparture Checklist.
"Live at a student hostel for affordable rent and to meet international students from all over the world!" - UCEAP Student

Daily Life Abroad
Local Transportation
Extracurricular Activities
Students with Disabilities
Travel Sign-out Form


UCEAP Insurance
Staying Healthy
Local Medical Facilities
A high level of medical care comparable to that in other industrialized countries is available throughout the country. 
Doctors and hospitals expect immediate payment for health services by credit card or cash. The Study Center specifically recommends two health care facilities, the National University Hospital and NUS Health Clinic.
If you experience a medical emergency, go to National University Hospital. It is located approximately 15 minutes from NUS.
National University Hospital
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Phone: (65) 6779-5555
24-Hour Hotline: (65) 6772-5000
Fax: (65) 6779-5678
“If you receive health care, be sure to keep receipts and you can get reimbursed through your UCEAP insurance."
 - UCEAP Student
Physical Health
Prescription Medications
Mental Health
Health Risks
Staying Safe
Minimize Risk
Crime & Prevention
Civil Unrest
Traffic & Transportation Safety
Travel Warnings and UCEAP Policy
UCEAP Contingency Plans
Fire Safety
In An Emergency
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