Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme


Application and Interview Process


The OEP is done in two batches: January and August of each year. Depending on the time of the year and the length of the internship, there will be different timelines to note.

There are two application windows at different periods that will be open. Each window will last about a month. Thereafter, there will be two selection interview rounds where you will be notified if you have successfully been shortlisted. 

After the final selection and deliberation rounds are done, the OEP team will decide where to best place you, after also considering the three countries of your choice. The final step is the visa application stage.

January 2021 intake​

The first window of our application closed on August 6, 2020. However, we have decided to open up the second window of our application on August 18, 2020. The final deadline to apply is August 31, 2020.

Due to the ongoing changes pertaining to COVID-19, please note that travel restrictions to certain countries may apply and the resumption of travel is subject to NTU and MOE’s approval.​

Preferred requirements

  • Current NTU full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least 2 semesters in NTU before embarking on the programme. Graduate students unfortunately cannot enrol in the OEP at the moment.

  • Passion for entrepreneurship and willingness to take on the challenge of working overseas in a changing start-up environment.

  • Possess the maturity to thrive in a foreign and highly competitive environment as you will be dealing with founders and important stakeholders.


To apply for OEP, submit the following documents to oep@ntu.edu.sg:​

Application documents 

  1. An application form that you can download here: OEP_Form_Student Application JAN2021.pdfOEP_Form_Student Application JAN2021.pdf

  2. An essay of not more than 300 words telling us about:

  • your entrepreneurial aspirations and what you hope to achieve by going on OEP

  • your personal passion and mission statement

  • a time when you failed at something and how you overcame it

3.     A self-introduction video of not more than 5 minutes where you should:

  • explain why you are suitable for OEP

  • describe any past entrepreneurial/internship experience

  • provide an explanation on your choice of locations and preferred roles/ industries

  • give your assessment of the profile of your preferred first-choice destination

4.     Your resume

5.     Full degree audit

Interview Process

After submitting your application, you will be notified via e-mail if you have been shortlisted for an interview. Do check your NTU e-mail inbox regularly for the outcome of your application and the selection interview.

First round of interview: This will be an assessment of your video introduction and essay by the OEP team. We may ask you to do an additional assessment round with us at this stage if we require.​

Second round of interview: Company interview via a video conference call. ​​​​​​​​​