NUS-Hokkaido University Summer Programme: Seafood Supply Chains in Japan and Singapore
Are you interested in visiting Hokkaido for the summer while earning credits at the same time? Always curious about how seafood products are processed before they land on your plate?
Jointly offered by School of Fishery Sciences, Hokkaido University (HU) and National University of Singapore (NUS), FST2204: Seafood Supply Chains in Japan and Singapore is a 6-week intensive summer programme, which aims to provide students with a practical and in-depth knowledge of the seafood industry in Japan and Singapore.
The programme gives you a chance to broaden your knowledge on the origin of seafood products, as well as understanding how seafood products are processed before they reach the market. It is also a good gateway to understand another country's culture and make new friends.
The programme takes place in Hokkaido, Japan, at Hokkaido University (Hakodate Campus) and in Singapore at NUS, Faculty of Science.
The programme dates are from 19 June 2017 – 28 July 2017, with the assessment weeks starting from 17 July 2017.
The programme is co-taught by A/P Liu Shao Quan, Dr Liu Mei Hui from the NUS Food Science & Technology Programme and professors from the School of Fishery Sciences, Hokkaido University. Lectures, e-learning, practical lessons, field trips and collaborative group work are all part of the programme.
|2||Lessons and field trips in Hokkaido University, Hakodate Campus|
|4||Lessons and field trips in NUS|
|5 and 6||Assessment|
Major topics include (varies yearly):
- Current State of Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Description of Supply Chains in Singapore and Japan
- Food Safety
- Certification Programmes
- Impact of Globalisation
- Seafood By-product Valorisations
- Seafood Security
For more information, please refer to IVLE.
At the end of the programme, you will earn 4 modular credits which can be used towards fulfilling your graduation requirement. The S/U option cannot be exercised on this module.
NUS students must:
- Be a full-time Faculty of Science student.
- Have a clean disciplinary record.
- Not intending to graduate at the end of Semester 2.
- National Servicemen who are not called up for In-Camp Training (ICT). Deferment letter will not be provided.
Number of Places
There are 15 places for NUS students and 15 places for HU students.
Students do not need to pay NUS Special Term fees nor tuition fees to Hokkaido University, but are responsible for their own airfare, accommodation, meals, personal expenses, etc.
Estimated cost (Please note that the figures provided are only estimates)
|Item||Cost for NUS Students to Hokkaido||Cost for for HU Students to Singapore|
|Accommodation||SGD150/night for a twin room for 7 nights||SGD50/night for a single room for 7 nights|
|Food and Transport||SGD500||SGD250|
Click here to find out more about the various financial assistance schemes offered by NUS.
Programme Application Procedure and Deadline
To apply, login to NUS Integrated Student Information System and submit your application under External Study Type ‘Summer/Winter’.
Applications for 2018 will open in late January/early February. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.
All students travelling overseas for activities or purposes approved, endorsed, organised, sponsored or authorised by NUS will be covered by the NUS Student Travel Insurance Policy. Click here (under Insurance Cover for Official NUS Trips) for more information.
Exclusions to the NUS Student Travel Insurance may apply. Students are to ensure that they have sufficient travel insurance coverage, and may consider purchasing additional travel insurance if required.