Programmes for Visiting Students

Our Inbound and Exchange Programmes provide visiting students an opportunity to gain valuable cross-cultural learning experiences in Singapore. We welcome students from all over the region to experience an interesting and rewarding programme of study with us.


In line with SUSS’s  emphasis on cultivating the ‘Head’, ‘Heart’ and ‘Habit’, participants of our inbound programmes have enjoyed learning through a mixture of workshops, seminars, and guided explorations in different parts of our city-state.

Oftentimes guided by themes grounded in sustainable development and social innovation, you may expect an immersive learning experience that will provide you with an awareness about emerging signals of change against the backdrop of Singapore’s sociocultural and economic developments.

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Participants from Soochow University on a guided nature walk at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves, hosted by SUSS Students, Marvin and Yvonne

Partner SUSS
If you are keen to join our summer programme, or would like to customise one that meets your specialised requirements, please contact us at:



Sociovation is a portmanteau that blends “social” + “innovation” –  a programme designed to imbue in our participants an empathy-driven approach to innovations in various sectors.

Generously funded by Temasek Foundation International, the inaugural run in March 2019, saw 70 youths from ASEAN and Singapore explore 3 social themes of ageing, disability and environment sustainability. Learning through visits to community partners such as WOW Kampung, Dignity Kitchen and St Luke’s Eldercare and using design-thinking frameworks, participants then came up with innovative ideas that may be applied to the social, public, or private sector. 

Our next run in 2020 will have a unique focus on environmental sustainability via visual storytelling. We welcome applications from Southeast Asia and the greater China region.

Click here for more information.

Image caption: A visit by ASEAN Students to Dignity Kitchen during the STEP Sociovation Forum 2019


We conduct a range of Hybrid Global Learning programmes to facilitate meaningful intercultural exchanges between SUSS students and students around the world; ensuring that learning continues no matter the challenges of the pandemic.

Our vision is for you to emerge with broader global awareness and strengthened empathy, and to build strong friendships across borders.

Explore our diverse programme offerings by themes:

Sustainable and Community Development
The #CONVERGE series brings students together to create lasting positive changes on the lives of communities around the region.

The Gig Academy for Regional Impact is specially designed for students to gain hands-on experience in tackling the digital marketing and e-commerce challenges of a social impact business. Students learn from industry experts, and use skills acquired to implement actual solutions for social enterprises in the region.

Global Early Childhood and Social Work Practices
Exploration of key factors that shape the early childhood and social work landscape around the world, including its historical, political, economic, social and cultural forces. Besides being introduced to the diverse approaches of how traditions and culture are introduced to young children, students also learn how pedagogies and best practices are adapted in their host countries.

Regional Cultural Exploration
The Cultural Exchange Programme brings together students from SUSS and another ASEAN country virtually. Students learn a beginner ASEAN language, form connections with peers overseas, experience new cultures and become part of a regional community through experiential learning activities and facilitated conversations. Destinations of interest include Indonesia and Vietnam, with more countries to be added in the future.

For more information on our Global Learning programmes, please contact

Semester Exchange

As a student in one of our partner universities, spend a semester at SUSS, Singapore’s 6th Autonomous University, a college with an emphasis on lifelong, learner-centric and industry relevant education. With more than 70 undergraduates and graduate programmes, available in full and part-time study modes which are flexible, modular and multi-faceted in learning experience, the college caters to both fresh school leavers and adult learners.

Join us at SUSS for a learning experience guided by experienced academic and industry practioners, grounded in robust curricula and methodologies centred on developing well-rounded future leaders.

SUSS partners selected universities to promote and facilitate the student semester exchange programmes each year. As an exchange student, you will be enrolled full-time at SUSS while you are on the programme. 

As part of these collaborative agreements between the two institutions, visiting students who are enrolled in one of SUSS’ partner universities pay tuition fees to their home institution and enjoy a waiver of tuition fees at SUSS. At the moment, SUSS does not offer fee-paying semester exchange programmes and the acceptance of visiting students are limited to individuals enrolled in our partner universities.

More information on the Student Semester Exchange can be found here.

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