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  • Locations: Singapore, Singapore
  • Program Terms: Term 4
  • Restrictions: Only Study Overseas applicants may apply through GLAS
  • Budget Sheets: Term 4
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Academic Level: Undergraduate
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Arts Funded Places Available: Yes - Short program
Program Description:
2019 Singapore

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020. Applications for the  2020 intake of this program are expected to open in May 2020. 

Inside Singapore enables students to gain deep in-country insights into the history, politics and identity of Singapore, creating opportunities for current students (and future graduates) to develop links between Australia and Singapore. The project includes preparatory seminars held at the University of Adelaide, followed by a two-week intense study tour in Singapore. The study program includes a wide range of activities structured around two major parts: the first part focuses on the history of Singapore and its place in Asia and the Indo-Pacific; the second focuses on the internal politics and citizenship dynamics of Singapore. The program relies on an extensive and increasing network of individuals and organisations, including Scope Global, Ngee Ann Academy, Singapore International Foundation, Channel NewsAsia, Transient Workers Count Too, Ground Up Initiative, and the Australian High Commission.

The study tour was hugely successful in its previous four editions. You can find out what went on in previous editions through these amazing student blogs: Inside the Garden City (2015) and Inside Singapore (2017). This year’s edition of the study tour is again supported by the Australian government's New Colombo Plan: the 20 selected students will each receive AUD$3000 scholarships to help offset the cost of the program.


The in-country program runs from 24 November to 7 December, 2019.
The program commences at the end of Semester 2 with students attending 2 x 3-hour pre-departure sessions on 18 November and 19 November, followed by the in-country study component in Singapore beginning on 24 November and concluding on 7 December, 2019.

Program Fee
Program fee for this study tour will range between AU $3,000 - AU $3,500 (final program fee to be confirmed after acceptance into the program). Follow this link for the program fee cost breakdown

Please note University of Adelaide tuition costs also apply for the enrolled course POLIS 2137 – International Study Tour: Politics II or POLIS 3105 – International Study Tour: Politics III

Financial Assistance:

Thanks to the New Colombo Plan, 20 eligible students will receive AU $3,000 to subsidise this program. Please visit the Study Overseas website for New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant Eligibility requirements. 
Eligible students may also access up to AU $8,149 from an OS-HELP loan.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.

Please note that students may need to pay the program fee, international flights and accommodation costs up-front before financial assistance is processed by the University. Please review the Study Overseas website to check your eligibility to receive financial assistance. 

Eligibility and Selection:

Those students wishing to apply for OS-HELP must have completed at least 24 units which need to be recorded on their transcripts at the time of application and must have at least 3 units of study to complete on completion of this study tour.

The tour is limited to 20-24 students. Selection for this tour will be made based on a combination of GPA and responses to the ‘About Me’ questionnaire within the GLAS application.
  • Tour leader will shortlist applicants based on a combination of GPA and application responses.
  • The Faculty of Arts will conduct a degree check for each shortlisted student and approve the student for credit. This is an automatic internal process and students do not have to take any action for this to occur.
  • After the Faculty of Arts has completed the degree check, students will be notified of their application outcome by Study Overseas.

All students are welcome to apply to this program, however, all other things being equal, preference will be given to students completing a Bachelor of International Relations/Studies and/or a Bachelor of Arts.

Academic Credit

Once selected for the program, students must enrol in POLIS 2137 - International Study Tour: Politics or POLIS 3105 - International Study Tour: Politics III. Students should not enrol in the course until selected for the program by the course coordinator and approved by the Faculty of Arts.

Please note that the usual tuition fees still apply for the enrolled course, in addition to the program fee listed above.

Students selected for this program will receive 3 units of credit.

Application and Deadlines

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020. Applications for the  2020 intake of this program are expected to open in May 2020. 
  • Check eligibility against criteria above
  • Create your application by clicking 'Apply Now' before the deadline.
  • Deadline for application submission: 10 August 2019
  • Students will be merit-selected for this program. Applications will be assessed on the following:
    • Applicant’s answers to the ‘About Me’ Questionnaire in their GLAS application
    • Applicant’s GPA
    • Relevant courses that the applicant has already completed (as specified on the applicant’s University transcript)

Information Session

To find out more about this study tour, please note that there will be two information sessions: on Tuesday 28 May and Wednesday 29 May, from 1pm in Napier 420.

Contact Information

For more information about the Inside Singapore program, including academic and program content, please contact Dr Benito Cao ( from the Department of Politics and International Relations, in the School of Social Sciences.

For information about applications and administration, please contact Study Overseas.

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