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NIE Global Exchange Programme

  • The International and School Partnerships (ISP) unit is the place to go to for all your favourite overseas immersion programmes. ISP aims to expand opportunities for young talents from NIE by offering high quality international learning and immersion opportunities as well as building a reputation for outstanding service with a high level of student satisfaction. With programmes grouped under two main clusters, the unit aims to raise the student participation rate in various global programmes to 80% by 2020.

    If you have any queries, please email us at sunny.sitoe@nie.edu.sg OR michelle.lim@nie.edu.sg.

  • NIE has established partnerships with universities from Europe, Asia and Oceania so as to provide students with the opportunities to study abroad for a semester.

    To find more on the application procedures, please click Here.

    For student teachers who are interested in OGEM-administered exchange, please click Here.
  • NIE has established partnerships with universities from USA, Europe and Asia so as to provide our students with the opportunities to take courses with them for one semester while exploring a new country and culture. Below are our partner universities:

    Partner Universities:
  • Student teachers get the invaluable experience to be attached to an overseas partner university for a 5-week Teaching Assistantship (TA) stint. During this stint, student teachers will be attached to schools in Illinois, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Zurich, Beijing, Taipei, Osaka, Nagoya, Hong Kong, Waikato, Helsinki, Stockholm and Linkoping. Besides observing their Cooperating Teachers' (CTs) teach, they will get a chance to co-teach some of the lessons. In addition, they will have the opportunity to experience a different educational system and culture. It is hoped that this stint abroad will broaden their knowledge of teaching and learning and add a global dimension to their perspectives on education and the education system. The ultimate goal is to develop into a more global-minded and culturally-sensitive individual.

    Information on International Practicum


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  • NIE’s International Practicum Programme stems from NTU’s university-wide Blue Ribbon Commission's recommendations to broaden and deepen undergraduates’ learning experiences, not least to help them develop a global mindset. It in part also aims to attract quality candidates into its BA/BSc (Ed) programme. NIE has therefore established a number of MOUs with overseas universities to offer well-qualifying BA/BSc student teachers the opportunity to go abroad for their teaching-assistantship (TA) training.

    With that, NIE has established partnerships with universities from USA, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

    Partner Universities:
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
    • Queen's University, Canada
    • University of Stavanger, Norway
    • VIA College, Denmark
    • University College Capital, Denmark
    • Stockholm University, Sweden
    • Linköping University, Sweden
    • Helsinki University, Finland
    • PH Zürich, Switzerland
    • University of Waikato, New Zealand
    • Beijing Normal University, China 
    • Nagoya University. Japan
    • Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan
    • Hong Kong University, Hong Kong SAR
    • National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
    • University of Taipei, Taiwan