In September 2018, the National University of Singapore and the University of Toronto launched the Toronto-Singapore International Entrepreneurship Highway (IEH) initiative. This was facilitated by the Governments of Singapore and Canada with support from industry in both countries.
The goals of the Toronto-Singapore IEH initiative are:
This IEH initiative builds on the many shared and complementary strengths of U of T and NUS.
This institutional partnership is reinforced by the many ties and complementary strengths shared between Canada and Singapore.
The National University of Singapore is one of the world’s leading Universities as reflected every year in various prestigious higher education rankings.
Since 2001, the NUS Overseas College (NOC) has successfully placed aspiring entrepreneurs/entrepreneurially-curious undergraduate and graduate students in start-up internships in several regions, including Tel Aviv, Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, and Munich in collaboration with leading universities in those ecosystems.
NUS students, selected through a highly rigorous and competitive process, have interned in start-ups of all stages in diverse sectors performing a range of roles from product development to marketing and sales.
Between 2001 and 2018:
For Toronto region employers who are interested in hiring NUS students:
Since September 2018, NUS has successfully placed dozens of students annually in paid, fulltime, year-long start-up internships in the Greater Toronto Area.
NUS Students are available for one-year paid internships in the Toronto region
NUS’ fulltime Programme Director Harpreet Singh, who is based in Toronto, facilitates the matching of NUS talent with each company’s needs. NUS will take care of the following for NUS students with confirmed internships in Toronto:
Potential employers can range from start-ups and other entrepreneurship ecosystem players like VCs to teams within larger companies disrupting or working to disrupt an industry.
Read testimonials from North American employers who have hired NUS interns.
The University of Toronto is one of the world’s leading Universities as reflected every year in various prestigious higher education rankings. Each year, thousands of students from a various disciplines and levels of study participate in work placements with wide a range of companies and in a diversity of roles in Canada and overseas.
U of T students are attracted by:
Employers are attracted by:
For U of T students interested in internships in Singapore:
There are two cohorts offered each year. Learn more about the NUS Internship Program.
For Singapore employers interested in hiring U of T students:
Please contact Tun Leng Lee, Programme Director at the National University of Singapore who facilitates matchmaking of U of T talent with companies in Singapore.
U of T students are authorized to work in Singapore and the National University of Singapore will secure work authorization for the U of T students.
U of T, NUS and U of T students will be responsible for accommodation, flights and health insurance.
Potential employers can range from start-ups and other entrepreneurship ecosystem players to teams in larger companies disrupting/working to disrupt an industry.