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Developing Global Mindset Creating Future

The future is shaped by technology and defined by changes.


TP’s International Relations Department harnesses technology to steward the Developing Global Mindset Roadmap that empowers our staff and students to creatively create the future with:   ​

  • Global Mindset​
  • Global Experience ​
  • Global Partnership ​
  • Global Branding 


Global Partnership

Temasek Polytechnic has fostered partnerships with reputable organisations, both local and international such as Temasek Foundations, the National Youth Council Singapore (NYC), the National Integration Council (NIC), the National Heritage Board (NHB), and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO UNEVOC), Colleges of Technology in Japan KOSEN, and Passage to ASEAN P2A,


These valuable partners bring in funding, expert, expertise, and cross-cultural interactions that enrich and optimize our experiential learning programmes so that students and staff can connect with people and build a web of local-global network, ideas and resources. 

Overseas Students Internship Programme

As part of Singapore’s regionalisation drive, students from Temasek Polytechnic are encouraged to complete an Overseas Student Internship Programme (OSIP). OSIP is carried out in relevant industries where students undertake various activities assigned and experience problem solving in practical, real-life situations. Through the programme, students are able to gain an international outlook and global mindset, as well as practical experience and life skills in a real work environment.

We invite your organisation to be our partner-in-training. As an OSIP host organisation, the programme may offer the following benefits:

  • Opportunities to tap on students’ skills and knowledge;
  • Promote exchanges between your employees and students through cross-cultural perspectives and experiences;
  • Identify students as prospective employees among the students attached to your company; and
  • Contribute inputs for our curriculum to reflect the changing demands of your industry

International Training Programmes

At Temasek Polytechnic, we design and deliver customised training programmes to meet the specific needs of various countries and organisations. These courses can be conducted either in Singapore or in your country. To date, we have hosted participants from some 75 countries.


Temasek Polytechnic has always actively participated in overseas technology transfer programmes and assistance projects. Participants from the Lower Mekong region of South East Asia, the South Pacific islands and other Commonwealth countries have attended training programmes on our campus.


We have courses in various specialised areas such as business and management, engineering and manufacturing, information technology, language and communication, applied science, design etc. At Temasek Polytechnic, we design and deliver customised training programmes to meet the specific needs of various countries and organisations. These courses can be conducted either in Singapore or in your country.


Many of our courses are conducted in collaboration with the Singapore Government (through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and international funding bodies such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, and Japan International Cooperation Agency.


To date, we have hosted participants from some 75 countries.

Exchange Programmes

Student Exchange

As part of our global outreach, Temasek Polytechnic has developed many exchange agreements with overseas institutions in Australia, France, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Mauritius, New Zealand, UK and USA. These agreements give our students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at an overseas institution, for study or project work.

We welcome overseas students from our exchange institutions. Interested applicants should contact the international office or faculty at your home institution.

Please make your application through your institutional representatives and office. For further information about exchange opportunities, please contact: irhotline@tp.edu.sg.


Staff Exchange

Temasek Polytechnic conducts research, consultancy and staff exchange programmes with a number of institutions outside of Singapore. We also host lecturers on attachments from the ASEAN countries, conducted under the auspices of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI). The IAI aims to integrate new ASEAN member countries faster through skills development and education programmes.

Enterprise Singapore’s Global Ready Talent (GRT) Programme

The GRT programme aims to provide opportunities for young talents to gain global exposure and market immersion experience that will prepare them to take on future global careers.


Students who are awarded funding from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) for participating in internships/industrial attachment programmes and hybrid work-and-study programmes may be eligible for co-funding from Enterprise Singapore (ESG) under the GRT programme to cover their daily overseas living expenses.


For more information on the programme, please check it out at Enterprise Singapore – Global Ready Talent Programme


SMEs can participate in ESG GRT programme which could provide a grant to cover intern’s allowance.  For any enquiries on this programme, please contact the relevant Trade Associations and Chambers from this TACs list


Eligibility Criteria

Students who fulfil the following requirements may be eligible for GRT funding:

  • Full-time students who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Students must have completed at least 1 year of diploma studies at the point of commencing the overseas internship
  • Students must have cleared their School’s selection process for the internship
  • Students must not been awarded any scholarship or funding whatsoever by anyone in respect of the same items for which the student is granted funding under the GRT programme


Student Application Process

Students should approach and discuss with their respective School OSIP/SIP Coordinators to learn more about the overseas opportunities available. The staff would be able to advise students on their eligibility for the GRT and provide guidance on their application.


The GRT funding application is subject to Enterprise Singapore’s approval. Successful applicants will be notified by Temasek Polytechnic. The students are aware of and accept the funding support through means including acknowledgement by student on the application form that if approved. Temasek Polytechnic will then process the funding for the students.


Funding Details

ESG will provide funding for eligible internship programmes to supportable markets under the GRT programme as below:


Singapore Enterprise

Foreign Enterprise

Eligible Programmes Overseas Internship / Industrial Attachment Programmes in GRT Approved Singapore Enterprises Overseas Internship / Industrial Attachment Programmes in Foreign Enterprises
Funding Parameters 

The total funding to the students consists of subsistence[1] and travel[2] allowances, subject to the lower of the funding cap as calculated below:

1.     n x S$800 + S$800, where n = number of months or

2.     f, where f = funding per student

The total funding to the students consists of subsistence[1] and travel[2] allowances, subject to the lower of the funding cap as calculated below:

1.     n x S$800 + S$800, where n = number of months or

2.     f, where f = funding per student

[1] Subsistence allowance is capped at S$800 per student per month during their overseas internship

[2] Travel allowance is capped at one lump sum amount of S$800 per student per internship


Eligible Overseas Markets (Destination)

Regional  Markets Southeast Asia, India and China (Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan)
Emerging Markets Latin America & Caribbean, Russia, Central & Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa


Student Post-Programme Deliverables

Students are required to submit a written report that details out their learning outcomes, brief description of their project and experiences during their overseas programme, within 2 weeks after the programme ends.



Industry Partners who are interested in this fund may contact us.

Students may contact their respective School Student Internship Programme Liaison Officers for more information.

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