Biodiversity Summer Programme

The Biodiversity Summer Programme which is held over five weeks in June/July each year promises an enriching and unforgettable experience to students, giving them the opportunity to live and experience on-campus life while getting to know Singapore and its unique culture, food & lifestyle. The aim is to offer students an exciting exposure to different educational, social, language and cultural settings.


Programme Duration

22 June to 24 July 2020.








Programme Highlights

Capstone module: Students would read the module ‘Field Studies in Biodiversity’ which would include a 1-week field trip to the luscious tropical island, Pulau Tioman, off East coast of Peninsular Malaysia where they would expect to experience unique tropical ecosystems such as rainforest, freshwater stream, mangroves and the coral reefs under the guidance of experienced field biologists.

Learn another language: Students would take introductory courses in either Chinese or Indonesian language (which are amongst the top 14 languages spoken in the world).To learn a new language in 5 weeks, students would need to be prepared to invest time and effort (3-4 hours of classes daily, 5 days a week).

Immerse in the culture of Singapore: Beyond studies, weekly trips and tours around our unique island “Singapore” would be organized for students to experience the fascinating culture, cuisine and sights of Singapore. By the end of the summer, you would be fully immersed in our multifaceted and multicultural city and as well as the Asian and Singaporean way of life.



Orientation & Cross Cultural Programme

To accelerate students' adjustment to the NUS/Singapore environment, a series of orientation activities will be organized for participants of the summer programme, for e.g.

  • Orientation and Welcome Lunch
  • Mini Campus Tour (conducted by NUS Science Buddies)
  • Day Tours - snippets of history and culture of the Singapore city

The summer programme will kick off with the official registration followed by a lunch reception hosted by the Faculty of Science for the first day. Students will be introduced to the Science Buddies who will orientate you to the campus and help you settle in. Meet international students from the University of Toronto, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of California and many more.