Alibaba Cloud-SUSS Programme

Alibaba Cloud - SUSS Entrepreneurship Programme

Ready to take your startup to the next level? Confident to attract funding for your business? It's time to learn more about the Alibaba Cloud - SUSS Certificate/Minor in Entrepreneurship.

Programme Highlights

This 40 cu Certificate/Minor in Entrepreneurship in partnership with Alibaba Cloud was launched in the July 2017 semester.

Students need to secure funding OR achieve S$250,000 annual revenue for their business in order to attain the 40 cu Certificate/Minor.

The programme includes:

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing by Alibaba Cloud
  • Option to read any SUSS CET Courses1 that startups deem relevant
  • Alibaba Cloud Credit1 for the duration of the programme
  • Mentorship by Alibaba Cloud, C-level industry experts and advisors
  • No course fee2

1 Terms and Conditions apply.

2 However, there is a non-refundable registration fee of $64.20 (inclusive of GST).

Course Details

Interested to find out more about what you’ll learn in the Alibaba Cloud - SUSS Programme?



There is no course fee.

Registration fee to apply for this programme is $64.20 (inclusive of GST) for an e-application (payable online only) per person.

Registration fee is non-refundable.

Course Timeline


Application period to enter the programme1 December 2019 - 10 January 2020
Announcement of shortlisted teams21 January 2020
Pitch dates for shortlisted teams5 February 2020
Announcement of teams accepted into the programme17 February 2020
Accepted teams launch celebrationTBC
Alibaba Cloud - SUSS course on Cloud Computing, Big Data and AITBC
Pitch to Investors
(Passing requirement & public event)
May (yearly)
Announcement of teams awarded the 40 cu Certificate/MinorAfter teams have pitched successfully AND provided proof of either:
1. Having received external funding (signed copy of investment/funding/grant agreement) OR
2. Having achieved SG$250,000 annual revenue
Course Fee

$0 (excl. non-refundable application fee) 

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Admission Eligibility Criteria

Who can apply:

Students who have developed a working prototype or are running their own startups, including

  • Current SUSS students full-time or part-time from any cohort and any programme
  • Current students of other Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs)
  • Current Local Polytechnic students above 18 years of age
  • Members of the public who fulfill CET admission eligibility criteria
  • Groups of students who are working for the same startup or business proposal may select a maximum of three students to apply for this programme

In addition, please make sure that at least one team member is either a current SUSS student (full-time, part-time or CET), Singaporean or Permanent Resident (PR).

How to apply:

  • Non-SUSS and current SUSS part-time/CET students may upload this application form (together with your NRIC & other required docs) to the online registration here. Please refer to this registration guide for instructions on how to register - course code for this programme is GSP401
  • Should you have any trouble uploading the document, please send your completed application forms to ZW50cmVwcmVuZXVyc2hpcEBzdXNzLmVkdS5zZw==
  • Current SUSS part-time students to write to Y2V0QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn with your full name and NRIC number before proceeding with the online registration
  • Current SUSS full-time students may submit this application form to ZWxsZW5nb2VsQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn and indicate in the subject line: “TEAM NAME - Application for Alibaba Cloud - SUSS Certificate/Minor in Entrepreneurship"

Teams that have selected more than one team member to apply for this programme need to submit their application individually and may attach the same application form.

Assessment criteria for business proposal applications:

  • Uniqueness of business concept
  • Feasibility of the business model
  • Strength of management team
  • Potential market value
  • Working prototype (preferred)
  • Social impact (preferred)

Assessment criteria to receive 40 cu Certificate/Minor:

  1. Participation in the Cloud Computing Course by Alibaba Cloud
  2. Participation in the "Pitch to Investors" event organised by SUSS and Alibaba Cloud
  3. Startups who have secured funding from any one of the following
    • Venture Capitalist
    • Angel Investor
    • Incubator Programme
    • Accelerator Programme
    • Government Grants or Incentives

Credit Recognition for Students who Pass the Programme

  1. Current SUSS students with Minor:
    • May take the Entrepreneurship Certificate/Minor as a 40 cu Minor
    • The 40 cu will count towards the student’s graduating requirement
    • There is no grade, thus CGPA is not affected


  2. Current SUSS students without Minor:
    • May take the Entrepreneurship Certificate/Minor as a 40 cu Certificate or in some cases, use the 40 cu partially to replace their programme’s electives.
    • Interested students may register their interest here to find out which courses may be replaced.
    • There is no grade, thus CGPA is not affected.


  3. Non-SUSS students
    • May apply and receive a 40 cu Entrepreneurship Certificate.
    • Should they be admitted into an SUSS undergraduate degree programme, this may be counted as a Minor.


Alibaba Cloud - SUSS Certificate/Minor in Entrepreneurship is supported by a variety of industry experts and startup advisors


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