The Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme (OEP) provides a unique opportunity for NTU undergraduates to gain entrepreneurial experience and innovative mindset and skills outside the classroom. Students selected for the programme are offered internship roles in technology-based start-ups in the world’s leading entrepreneurial hubs.
OEP aims to nurture future start-up founders and corporate innovators by immersing students in a start-up environment, working closely with the start-up founders to make a significant contribution to the business.
NTU is an appointed partner of the Innovators Academy, a key pillar of Singapore Economic Development Board’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) initiative. NTU supports the Innovators Academy activities through OEP which is designed to provide an experiential learning experience for NTU students in global innovation hotspots.
Through OEP, students will gain a global perspective of business and markets, build valuable business contacts and develop the skills to build and run a start-up. The OEP experience equips students to be “future-ready” in a fast-changing global business landscape and accelerates their entrepreneurial journey and innovative pursuits.
OEP students have the opportunity to intern in the following countries: United States (Silicon Valley, New York City), China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Hangzhou), Germany (Berlin, Munich), Denmark (Copenhagen, Odense), and The Netherlands (Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft).
Possible upcoming locations include Australia (Melbourne, Sydney), Indonesia and Thailand.
For corporates interested to participate in OEP, please refer to our brochure here: NTU-NTC-OEP-Corporate.pdf.
A unique feature of OEP is a series of customised workshops and training organised for the students to prepare them for their OEP internship. Students will pick up the skills required to thrive in a start-up environment. Some examples include “Interview and Communication Skills”, “Digital and Social Media Marketing” and “Business Plan Creation” workshops.
The overseas exposure in OEP presents opportunities to create new business ideas through observation and interaction with the local business community. Students will be provided mentorship in helping them create a business idea while on internship overseas. Students are required to submit and present a business proposal upon their return.
Students are strongly encouraged to attend local entrepreneurship events like hackathons, innovation competition, and fireside chats with local entrepreneurs. This would help them integrate into the startup ecosystem and hone their entrepreneurial skills while learning from the best in the business, Students will be organised into groups to organise an entrepreneurial event every 6 months in the host country as part of their OEP internship.
Students who are keen to find out more can download our brochure here: NTU-NTC-OEP-Student.pdf.
Updated 18 August 2020