Can I apply for OSS courses that are not mentioned in the approved list but are relevant to my major?
Students are allowed to take courses from the pre-approved list only. Not all courses offered by overseas universities will be included. Only courses with exposure to regional/global context will be offered. Any request for credit recognition approval for unlisted courses will not be accepted.
Can we take more than one OSS course?
You may apply for more than one course from the same host university. Do check your academic profile for your outstanding number of cu of Unrestricted Electives that is available.
The OSS courses in the pre-approved list are approved for credit recognition to Unrestricted Electives, can the course be recognised for credit transfer to General Electives as well?
Only for Unrestricted Electives.
I have 2.5 cu Unrestricted Electives remaining (I have cleared 17.5/20 cu), is it still possible for me to take a 5 cu OSS Course?
Yes, you may take an OSS course worth 5 cu. You are required to fully complete and pass the OSS course, credit recognition of 2.5 cu will be processed.
I have 2.5 cu Unrestricted Electives remaining. The OSS course is worth 5 cu, can the remaining 2.5 cu be used to offset my General Electives which I have yet to clear?
You may take an OSS course worth 5 cu of Unrestricted Electives. You are required to fully complete and pass the course, but we will process your credit recognition of 2.5 cu Unrestricted Electives only.
I have fulfilled the 20 cu requirement for SUSS Core Unrestricted (UE), would I still be able to apply for summer school? Would there be any implications in doing so?
You may enrol in OSS courses to fulfill the Overseas Experience (OE) experiential requirement, just without credit recognition. When registering via InPlace, select the option “no credit recognition required” in Step 4.
If credit recognition is processed for additional cu of Unrestricted Elective (on top of the required 20 cu), it will affect the subsidised course fee that students are entitled to. Every student receives subsidy for 230 cu and the additional 30 cu on top of 200 cu may be required to resit/repeat courses in SUSS.
Can I apply for multiple placements on InPlace?
You may apply for multiple placements, just note that you are required to complete Step 4 on InPlace only for the confirmed OSS course(s):
i) Submit acceptance letter from host university on InPlace.
ii) Indicate course type for credit recognition (even if credit recognition is not required).
Can I rank my placement preference on InPlace?
You are not required to rank your preference of OSS courses.
I have applied for my OSS placement in InPlace, when can I proceed to register with the host university?
Students will receive an email notification once their OSS 2022 application on InPlace has been approved by the Office of Global Programmes.
Registration with host university.
Some OSS programme fees include accommodation. Are we allowed to source for our own accommodation?
Please check with the host university if separate arrangements can be made.
Is there a GPA requirement?
Are interviews required as part of the application process?
Please check the OSS host university website for GPA requirements and/or any prerequisites. Each university has differing requirements and application processes.
The in-person OSS I registered for has been converted to an online format. Will my Overseas Experience (OE) requirement be considered as fulfilled?
In the event that in-person courses have been converted to online courses but their assessment does not include any group project, students will still receive credit recognition. However, their Overseas Experience (OE) requirement will be considered as not fulfilled.
I have 2.5 cu Unrestricted Electives remaining. Can I take one 2.5 cu online OSS course to fulfill the Overseas Experience (OE) requirement?
Given that online courses have relatively less opportunities for intercultural interaction with international participants as compared to in-person courses, only online courses with group projects are included in pre-approved list. Students are required to take at least one 5 cu or two 2.5 cu worth of courses.
If students take only one 2.5 cu course, it is not endorsed for Overseas Experience (OE) fulfillment.
Is it compulsory to purchase SUSS Travel Insurance?
All SUSS students (both Part-time and Full-time) are covered by SUSS Student Travel Insurance. Given the comprehensive coverage by International SOS, you must make payment for the school's travel insurance policy. This is processed after we confirm your OSS 2022 participation. If you would like even higher coverage, you are free to purchase a 2nd travel insurance policy on your own.
The in-person OSS I registered for has been canceled by the host university. What will SUSS travel insurance cover?
Should you make changes to your travel plans due to this change, all travel insurance policies would not cover any trip cancellation refunds. You must ensure that you pay close attention now to the refund terms and conditions of all relevant companies and organisations (e.g. host university, airline, accommodation provider). Some host universities may only offer you a partial refund, with an option to reserve your place in their next Summer 2023 programme.