VISITING SCHOLARS & RESEARCHERS PROGRAMME
The NUS Faculty of Law Visiting Scholar
and Visiting Researcher Programme is
intended to accommodate legal professionals
and academic faculty from other universities
who wish to spend a period of time at NUS
Law pursuing research on a particular topic.
This program is designed to accommodate
visitors with a broad range of legal
experience and qualifications. We strongly
believe that the intellectual life at NUS
Law is enriched by the academic and regional
diversity of our visitors.
|1. APPLICATION PROCEDURE|
|Applications for the Visiting Scholar
and Visiting Researcher Programme
will be accepted for periods of no more
than 2 months.
All prospective Visiting Scholars and Researchers are requested to provide all of the following information:
Please note that an application cannot be
processed until all of these items
have been received.
2. PROGRAMME LOGISTICS
|Visiting Scholars and Researchers must
arrive at NUS Law at a mutually agreed date.
Although not required, we encourage
applicants to arrive at NUS at the beginning
of our University Semesters. We recommend
that visitors plan to stay at the Law School
for minimum of one month, though shorter
stays will be considered on a case-by-case
Depending upon availability, timing, and relationship to ongoing NUS Law research initiatives, the Law School may offer Visiting Scholars some or all of the following benefits:
3. HOUSING & LIVING EXPENSES
|We strongly advise Visiting Scholars or
Visiting Researchers to make housing
arrangements well in advance prior to their
Please note that NUS Law cannot reserve or provide housing for Visiting Scholars or Researchers, assist in finding them housing, or arrange housing on their behalf. It is sometimes possible to book guest rooms in one of the university’s halls of residences. Please click here for details on rates and contact information. Alternatively, accepted applicants may wish to consider other privately-run student or budget accommodation options available in the market. Please click here for details.
Applicants should be aware that housing and living expenses in Singapore are comparable to other major world cities and accommodation in the vicinity of the campus, at Bukit Timah, is comparatively more expensive. As a comparator, the anticipated expenses for single graduate students is approximately S$15,000 for the 10-month academic year, with married student expenses in excess of S$25,000 for the same period. Visiting Scholars or Researchers should budget to pay approximately S$600 to S$1,000 month for one/two-bedded privately rented accommodation and ensure they have sufficient financial support for the visit.
4. MEDICAL INSURANCE
|Visiting Scholars and Visiting
Researchers are not employees of the
National University of Singapore. Hence,
they are not eligible for insurance benefits
or to purchase insurance through the
University. Once accepted into the program,
they will be required to purchase their own
private health insurance and travel
5. ENTRY VISAS & VISIT PASS
|Visiting Scholars and Visiting
Researchers are responsible in ensuring that
they have the correct travel documentation,
including visas for their entry and stay in
Singapore. Generally, a visit pass for a
foreigner entering Singapore for social,
business or professional purposes or as a
tourist is valid for 30 days. Participants
are responsible for renewing their own visit
passes and entry visas if they wish to visit
Singapore beyond one month.
If you are currently a resident full-time graduate student of a university and wish to be considered for the Visiting Researcher Programme, you may apply for a Work Holiday Pass to spend up to two months in Singapore. The Work Holiday Programme (WHP) is applicable to students from selected countries/territories. For more details, please click here to go to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower website or contact the relevant education ministry in your home country.
6. PROGRAMME FEES AND EXPENSES
|Although there is no regular programme
fee, a nominal programme fee may be
applicable for applicants from OECD member
countries. Visiting Scholars and Visiting
Researchers will, if successful, be advised
of the appropriate fee. Visitors who wish to
audit classes may do so but kindly note that
the Faculty’s Continuing Legal Education
Programme (CLE) currently charges S$1,284
per elective course for such attendances.
|To request further information, or to
submit an application, please contact:
Ms Kris Zhao
National University of Singapore
Faculty of Law
469G Bukit Timah Road
Eu Tong Sen Building
Phone: +65 6516 3600