NUS Overseas Colleges Expands Near and Far

The prestigious NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) programme will be extending its presence within Southeast Asia and breaking new ground in Toronto this year. With the two new additions, the programme will now be available in eleven entrepreneurial hotspots around the world.

Established in 2002, NOC is an entrepreneurship-development programme designed to immerse high-calibre students in innovative companies and communities for intensive experiential learning while taking courses at prestigious overseas universities. To date, over 2,400 students have embarked on the programme and NOC alumni have created more than 300 start-ups, including renowned brands such as Carousell, ShopBack, and honestbee.


NOC SE Asia will be launched in Jakarta, one of region’s most dynamic economy, and the birthplace of tech unicorns Go-Jek, Tokopedia and Traveloka. Home to the world’s fourth largest population, the Indonesian start-up scene is as diverse and vibrant as its people. With the recent opening of BLOCK71 Jakarta, students will not only get a chance to work with Indonesian start-ups looking to grow their businesses, but also Singaporean start-ups based in Jakarta looking into penetrating the Indonesian market. Being part of NOC SE Asia will not only open doors to the regional networks, it is a unique opportunity to dive into the market and develop a deep understanding of the city.

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Students visiting BLOCK71 Jakarta at the recent USP-NUS Enterprise Innovation Immersion Programme


NOC Toronto is a year-long programme, established in partnership with the University of Toronto, which boasts world-class technology and engineering programmes. Students will get a chance to experience first-hand the entrepreneurship and venture capital ecosystem as well as network in one of the most diverse and interesting populations in the world.

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Nathan Phillips Square in front of the Toronto City Hall

With these two new locations, NOC hopes to maintain and extend its tenet of identifying emerging innovation hubs in the world and providing our students with the platform to live, work and study in these locations. Working in exciting start-ups and rubbing shoulders with some of the most creative minds in the world, to continue the endeavour of inspiring future entrepreneur-leaders and change-agents who will add dynamism, nimbleness and inventiveness to the economy.

NOC SE Asia and NOC Toronto are now open for application in the NUS Overseas Colleges January 2018 recruitment round. From 2018, students can choose to intern in one of the eleven entrepreneurial hotspots, which includes:

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Israel
  • Lausanne
  • Munich
  • New York
  • SE Asia — Jakarta (New)
  • Silicon Valley
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Toronto (New)

Join us today and start up your entrepreneurial experience! Find out more



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