CIPE offers the Summer Academic Scholarship to support students’ participation in credit-bearing academic programmes abroad. Scholarships up to the amount of SGD 5,500 each are available to Yale-NUS students.
Successful candidates will receive the scholarship directly from the College and are fully responsible for application and payment to the summer programme provider as well as all other associated procedures. They will not be eligible to receive other sources of funding from CIPE for their summer programme approved for this scholarship or to use the scholarship for another CIPE summer opportunity.
For an overview of the scholarship application process and the procedures that follow, refer to the CIPE Summer Scholarships Infographic.
Info sessions for CIPE Summer Scholarships for 2020 will be held at these dates and times. Each session will include a short briefing (slides available here) and time for questions:
We encourage students to select programmes with the following criteria in mind:
Applications for partial language study (for instance as part of a summer school course load) will be considered but will not be privileged as language scholarships are already available to Yale-NUS students through the Chinese Language Scholarship funded by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation, Spanish Language Scholarship and the Summer Language Scholarship (SLS).
You can start exploring summer academic programmes by referring to this list (see Summer Partner Universities) provided by the NUS Global Relations Office (GRO) or websites of study abroad offices at other liberal arts colleges in the U.S. Note that you are not restricted to selecting from the GRO list. You will need to apply directly to these programmes yourself, and not through NUS GRO or CIPE. Feel free to reach out to relevant faculty as you research programmes.
For information on whether and how summer courses can count toward a major or minor, see “Do I get academic credit for the classes I take over the summer?” under the Summer Study Abroad section at the CIPE Summer Opportunities FAQs.
Full-time enrolled Yale-NUS students in good academic and disciplinary standing are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Successful applicants will demonstrate the following in a 300-400 word essay:
Wondering what the review committee is looking for in an application? Check out our summer scholarship application tips. It has the essence of what we share with students in advising sessions.
To log in using your NUSNET ID and password (preferred), please select the option “I have a username and password” when prompted.
If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the online application, please email Lindsay Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line Online Application – Summer Academic Scholarship.
Acceptance into this scholarship is conditional upon your participation in a pre-departure orientation at the end of April and submission of reflections post-summer.