The Yale-NUS College Student Associate Programme (SAP) provides students with a range of on-campus job opportunities. Students will be attached to faculty or administrative offices to contribute to their research or project operations.
On-campus opportunities are only available to full-time undergraduate students at Yale-NUS. There are no nationality restrictions. On-campus opportunities are posted and filled on a rolling basis.Starting from 1 May 2017, Student Associate positions are compensated at one of three fixed rates: $9 per hour, $12 per hour or $20 per hour, in accordance with the position scope and complexity. See the Student Associate Pay Rate Guidelines below for more information. Students receive their compensation from the hiring department or division.
Student Associates are recommended to work up to 10 hours per week during the semester, so that they can better balance their commitments. International (non-Singaporean) students are allowed to work for a maximum of 16 hours per week (Monday-Sunday) during semester time, according to the Ministry of Manpower regulations for Student’s Pass holders. This limit does not apply during vacation periods.
Applying for opportunities. Student Associate positions will be listed on the Symplicity portal as they become available. If you are actively looking for a position, you should log in on a weekly basis, especially at the start of every semester. Apply directly on Symplicity with your resume, cover letter and any additional materials required in the posting.
If you are using Symplicity for the first time, please refer to the Symplicity User Guide.
If you need help preparing a resume or cover letter, refer to the tips and samples under Resume and Cover Letter Writing on the CIPE Career Resources page.
Note that a resume is always required when applying for a position on Symplicity.
Getting hired as a Student Associate. After applying, you will hear from the hiring manager in person or by email, usually within two weeks. If you are selected, the hiring department’s contact point for SAP will contact you to sign a Student Associate contract. Note that by signing the contract, you agree to all the SAP terms and conditions, including the Yale-NUS Personal Data Notice for Students (read the full notice below).
Claiming Student Associate payment. As a Student Associate, you must submit a payment claim for the hours worked in a given month by the first working day of the following month. Submit the claim first to the hiring manager for approval, and then to the departmental contact point for SAP for verification. See below for payment claim instructions, forms, and the list of departmental contact points.
Payment claim documents (every claim you submit must include both)
If you would like to hire a Student Associate, please refer to the resources below for pay rate guidelines and instructions on posting positions online, hiring applicants and reviewing their payment claims.
For questions on any of these processes, connect with your departmental contact point for the SAP (list of contact points below).
For any other questions or for help with technical difficulties, email Zhana Sandeva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment claim documents (for your reference)
Please refer to the templates and resources below for guidelines on SAP job posting and approval, contract preparation and payment claim verification.
Student Associate Contract Extension Template (For a one-off extension of an unexpired contract)
Hiring NUS students. If your department would like to hire an NUS student for part-time work, this can be done through the NUS Student Work Scheme (NSWS). Refer to the guide and forms below for more information. Further advice on working hour limits and other policies is located under Guidelines for NUS Hiring Departments, in the NSWS Information for Employers link below.
List of Departmental Contact Points for SAP (the contact points are the same for NSWS)