International Opportunities2018-11-15T05:55:36+00:00

International Opportunities

Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology offers opportunities for “Semester Abroad Programme” to students from the Institution to the Foreign Universities both for coursework and for the internship. Students have an option of selecting courses of their preference. This enables to learn from experts in the International Universities.

International Summer Internship Program


National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

3-year Students are encouraged to apply | Possibility to get credits under 7.2.8 of VTUR15

Eligibility: UG 3rd Year, PG

Departments: All Engg Dept (Except Bio-Tech & Civil)

Duration: 7 weeks (March 1 – Aug 31, 2019)

[Period of more than 3 months encouraged]


  • NTD 1500 per week [~INR 3500]
  • Subsidy for Airfare

Deadline: 30 Nov., 2018

Required Doc’s:

  • CV
  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation letter – 1
  • Research Plan
  • Certificate of Language Proficiency

Note: Selection is based on

  • Higher CGPA
  • Prior Technical Experience
  • Future Research Plan
  • Language Proficiency
  • Longer Intern Period

For any information / clarification, please walk-in to Directorate of International Relations

Wonderful opportunity to do your major project work (during your 8th Semester) in highly ranked young research university.

Application will be open shortly for Research Project at NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NTU), Singapore . The Research Project period is from 3rd January 2019 to 31st May 2019.

You may be aware that NTU Singapore is highly ranked institution.

QS 2018 Ranking:
11th in the world
1st in Asia
1st in the world in the ranking of young universities for four consecutive years in the QS Top 50 Under 50 rankings from 2015 to 2018

Times Higher Education 2017 Rankings:

4th in Asia
52nd position worldwide

Financial support
The grant is tenable only for the duration of the programme at NTU. The grant may cover all or only the selected following:

  • One-time travel support to the extent of SGD300.
  • A double occupancy accommodation inside or outside NTU (subject to availability).
  • SGD 300 per month (paid out on a monthly basis). A proportional amount will be given if your stay is less than a month.
  • Reimbursement of miscellaneous fees such as Training Employment Pass (TEP) Application, TEP issuance & Visa fee, Matriculation Card, IT Facilities Fee, Registration Fee, University Copyright Fee and Group Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance (GHSI) Scheme with the final financial allowance pay-out.

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Please visit Directorate of International Relations for applying and further process. The link for the Titles of Research Projects (discipline wise) are appended below. Candidate need to select three topics and prepare themselves accordingly before applying.

A Whatsapp group will be created with all the interested students for sharing of more information. Interested students (only present final year), may please send a Whatsapp message to +91 9940518420 for adding in the group or click here to join the group.

Students with Project Experiences / CGPA of more than 8.0 will be given preference as the chances of getting selected is more.

The following students got the opportunities at NTU Singapore in the recent past.

During June – July 2017

During Aug. 2018 to Dec. 2018

List of NTU-India Connect Research Project and Supervisors

College of Engineering
• School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
• School of C omputer Science and Engineering
• School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• School of Materials Science and Engineering
• School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
• School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

College of Science

• School of Biological Sciences
• School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Other Institutes and Centres

• Energy Research Institute @ NTU

Wonderful opportunity to do your Major Project Work (At-least for 5 months) at Worlds Highly ranked Institutions from Jan., 2019.

Batch / YearInternship periodApplication DeadlineDuration
2015 -2019 / Final YearFrom Jan. 2019Aug. 31, 20185 to 6 months
2016 -2020 / Pre-Final YearFrom Aug. 2019TBA5 to 12 months

For 2015 -2019 Batch / Final Year

Sl.No.CountryDurationApplication DeadlineStart DateFundingDeptTo be noted
1Switzerland4 to 6 months31-Aug.-2018Jan. 20191500 CHF (~ INR 1,03,000 Lakh) per monthAll the dept.Should have Adequate Financial Resources to support yourself
24 or 6 monthsAll Living and Travel ExpensesCSE, ECE, IT, MECH, CIVIL, EEEStudent Should be in Top 10%
34 – 12 months3283 CHF (~ INR 2,27,000 Lakh) per month & Travel AllowanceAll the dept.Opting for Longer Duration – More chance of being Selected
4Austria6 months – 1 yearEuro 1030 ~ INR 82000 per monthCSE, ECE, IT, EEESome Expenses need to be taken care of Applicants
5Germany3 – 6 monthsMonthly Stipends, Travel Reimbursement, Free housingCSE, ECE, ITShould Apply 4 months before the Intended / proposed dates of Internship
6Singapore5 monthsAll or some of the following: One time Travel, Monthly Stipend, Free Accommodation, Visa FeeAll the dept.Professor Acceptance will be highly desired

There possibilities for the students to apply for long term also, if the student wishes to start before Jan., 2019.

For more details, please approach Directorate of International Relations immediately for further processing.

List of Documents required as per the Step 3:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF) with relevant Experience (Research), Technical Background, Education History, Internships etc.,
  • Transcripts
  • 2 Reference Letters from Faculty (Max 1000 words)
  • Passport Photo (JPEG)
  • Passport Scan Copy
  • Select/Identify 3 Research Areas or Professors
  • Bonafide Certificate
  • Motivation Letter covering
  • Why to the specific Country / Institution / Lab. / Professor,
  • Short Intro of your Background (already works done) with the support of Faculty at Vel Tech (as per the step 2)
  • Career Future Goals
  • How you can contribute

Application deadline indicated is Host Institution’s deadline.

The Japanese Government [MEXT] Scholarship Program 2019 for Research Students is listed below,

1. Eligibility
* Masters / Research Student

  • UG with 65%
  • Degree & Mark sheet obtained.

* Ph.D

  • PG with 65%
  • Having practical research/teaching/work experience after PG

Note: Eligibility Requirements mentioned should be there on or before 31st March 2019 for April 2019 batch &
30th September 2019 for October 2019 batch for both Masters & Ph.D.

2. Field of Study
* Information Technology
* Civil Engineering
* Architecture
* Material Science / Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Electronics & Communications Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Aerospace Engineering
* Robotics

3. Benefits * Scholarship

  • 143,000 Yen/month (Approx. Rs. 87,000/month)
  • Term – 2 yrs or 1.5 yrs
  • Scholarship may extended if candidate has outstanding academic achievement.

* Tuition fees exempted.
* Round-trip airfare

4. Procedures * Complete Preliminary Application form [not exceed 200kb] * Mail to by 1st June, 2018.

i. Mail Sub: Research Student
ii. File Name: Field of study-name.docx (e.g. physics-amit.docx)

5. Important Dates
* Deadline – 1st June, 2018
* Notification of shortlisted candidates for written test/interview (on this page): 15th June 2018 onwards
* Dates for Written test/interview: June 23, 24 & 30 and 1 July, 2018

6. For more details

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, Where GOD Particle discovered is currently inviting undergraduate (post-secondary) level for Short Term Internship Program at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.

Program Name : CERN Short Term Internship

Program period : Through out the Year (based on available positions)

Eligible Audience : UG [4th Year]

Field of Study:

* Computing
* Electricity, Electronics
* Mechanical or Civil Engineering
* Instrumentation
* Materials Science
* Radiation Protection
* Safety and Environmental Protection
* Surveying, Ultra-high Vacuum
* Scientific Communication

Program Outline:

* Duration – 1 to 6 months
* Apply at any time throughout the year by indicating the proposed dates of your Internship (based on Available positions).

* Candidates will be selected by group of CERN experts who will act as supervisors to the selected students.

* Limited Vacancies.

* Requirements – A Good & Impressive CV (with all possible Info’s)

* Selection Criteria – Students who are committed and passionate about their chosen field.

Benefits & Other Expenses:
* Monthly allowance of 1,500 Swiss Francs = INR 1 Lakh (Approx)
* However adequate financial resources to support yourself should be taken care.

For More Info:

Application Link:

To 2nd Year & 3rd Year B.Tech Students

The Globalink Research Internship is a highly competitive initiative for international undergraduates to participate in a research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

Globalink Research Internship @ Canada

Program period:

  1. May – September, 2019
  2. 12-week research internship / 40 Hrs per Week

Target Audience:

  • UG [open to all academic disciplines]
  • Have a minimum of one semester and a maximum of three semesters remaining in their program
  • Required Grade: 8 CGPA & Above

Important Dates:

Call for Projects: Mid-April, 2018

Application Portal Opens: July, 2018

Deadline: September, 2018 [Exact Date will be announced in July, 2018]

Acceptance of Selection: November, 2018
Contacted by Professor: November/December 2018

Results: Jan or Feb, 2019

Benefits: Mitacs Will Provide

  • Accommodation + Stipend for food and incidentals
  • Reimbursement of Flight & Visa Charges
  • Medical insurance for the duration of the internship
  • Mentor to assist with Airport Transfer, introducing them to their supervising professors, organizing social events & acting as an emergency contact, etc.
  • Professional Skill Workshops
  • Industry events, such as meetings with professors, government representatives, and business leaders

Application Requirements:

  • An Official Transcript
  • 1 letter of reference from a professor or research supervisor
  • Detailed CV
  • Statement of research interests
  • Valid Passport

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Students must select a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 research projects from the online database
  • Mitacs Research team reviews each application based on CGPA, university, and research experience, and ranks students based on their score
  • A list of possible matches is generated by combining the lists of projects submitted by all students

To Apply: Globalink Student Platform. [Portal will open in July, 2018]

For More Info:

Contact Mr.Sethuraman at Directorate of International Relations for any clarifications

Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan is currently inviting students from overseas universities to apply for the Nagaoka Summer School for Young Engineers (NASSYE) in 2018.

Nagaoka Summer School for Young Engineers (NASSYE) – No Program Fee, Scholarships for all successful applicants

Program period : August 20 – 31, 2018

Eligibility : UG [Enrolled in 3rd year at the time of application]

Acceptance of Selection : 13th April

Selection Results : June 1, 2018 via Email

Field of Study :

* Mechanical Engineering
* Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering
* Materials Science and Technology
* Civil and Environmental Engineering
* Bioengineering
* Information and Management Systems Engineering
* Nuclear System Safety Engineering

Program Outline :

* Participation in a research-based program at an assigned laboratory
* Accepted applicants will also be notified about their assigned academic advisor and research laboratory at NUT
* Company and city tours
* Experience Japanese culture

Application Requirements :

1) Application Form (Form A)
2) Certificate of Enrollment (Form B)
3) Academic Transcript
4) One Recommendation Letter
5) Certificate of Medium of Instruction is English
6) The application form and required materials should be submitted by post or international courier service before 13th April

Mailing Address for Application : Division of International Affairs
Nagaoka University of Technology
1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka,
Niigata 940-2188, Japan

Benefits :
* Program is free of charge for successful applicants.
* NUT will provide the following to each participant:
1) Scholarship: JPY 40,000 [INR 27,000] 2) Accommodation in Nagaoka during the period specified.

Other Expenses :
* Air fare
* Food
* Health and Casualty Insurance

List of Research Topics [PDF]


For More Info:

Dear Faculty Colleagues!!!

Directorate of International Relations in association with United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) is organising a Session to Present the details of prestigious Fulbright Fellowships​ Schemes at our Campus tentatively during the Mid April 2018. The session will be for an hour with detailed presentation about each of the following opportunities and Q&A Session at the end.

Summary of the Opportunities are presented below as a table and details are given below ​

FellowshipApplication DeadlineFellowship DurationWho are EligiblePurpose
Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships15-Jun-2018six to nine monthsPursuing Ph.D. at an Indian institution by August 1, 2017To conduct research part of Ph.D
Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships16-Jul-20188 to 24 monthsobtained their doctoral degree in the last four yearsPost Doc.
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships16-Jul-20184 to 9 monthsfaculty, professionals and senior researchersTo teach and/or research
Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowships16-Jul-20186 to 12 monthsFaculty / Research ScholarTo strengthen research capabilities
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships15-Jun-201810-month fellowshipyoung and mid-career professionals, policy makers, planners, administratorsFor professional development

The Regional Officer, United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), American Consulate Building, Chennai will be addressing during this session with details and will also be available to clarify the queries.

The exact date, time and venue will be communicated to the registered members by email.

Interested faculty members may please register through the following link for attending the Presentation Session

For more details, please contact Directorate of International Relations.

Applications are invited from the 2nd & 3rd Year B.Tech students to take up Research Internship at one of our Partner University at Taiwan. The minimum period of Internship is 8 weeks. As a partner University the Tuition Fee is waived and accommodation is provided at subsidized rate.

Expected Expense: weekly expense (NTD 1,500 per week), round-trip transportation between CCU and airport (about NTD 2,000), and on-campus accommodations (NTD 1500 /month).

Selection: The review of application is based on the following criteria: (1) GPA, (2) prior technical experience, (3) future research plan, and (4) language proficiency.

There are possibilities to earn credits under the clause 7.2.8 of Vel Tech CBCS Regulation. Prior approval to be obtained from the department for consideration for the award of credits.

Interested student may immediately approach the Directorate of International Relations. The last date of applying is 5th April 2018.

Student may fill the following form (this is the final application created by the host University): After submitting this form, the student may inform the same to Directorate of International Relations.

Areas of Internship

TopicBrief Description
Estimation of front vehicle distance based on single camera for ADAS applicationsThis research is to explore the image processing algorithm to estimate the distance of the front vehicle based on a single CCD camera which is installed near the rearview mirror of the car. This estimation is important for ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) function in ADAS systems (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). In this summer intern, you will learn how to write C/C++ programs and develop algorithms to achieve the above purpose.
Video-based augmented reality (AR) systemThis research is to explore the design of a video-based AR/VR system for physical/cognition training. This AR system can be used as dancing machine for young or training system for elders. In this system, a camera, a display, and a computing device (PC or notebook computer) are used to achieve the purpose. The persons normally stand on a ground without anything. However, they can see a virtual carpet around their feet on the display so that they can walk/jump on the carpet in a pattern instructed by the computer tutor. This system will never require a physical carpet, thus significantly saving the system cost and space requirement. You are requested to design the image/video processing techniques so that an AR system is achieved. Skills in C/C++ programming are required.
Fundamental Researches of Power System Analyses, Power Plant Operation (including renewable energy), Energy Economics, or Electric Machine DesignThis research focuses on the fundamental study on power system analyses, power plant operation, energy economics or electric machine design. The intern students can choose any of the above-mentioned topics. In the power system analyses, students will implement various steady-state and transient analyses for power systems. In terms of the power plant operation, students will learn the unit commitment and scheduling for power plants (including renewable energy). For the energy economics, students will learn the issues about power markets and renewable energy economics. For the Electric Machine Design, students will learn the motor design by using Finite element method or magnetism methods.
Physical Design Automation for Nanometer Integrated Circuits (ICs)The objective of this project is to study and solve a physical design problem for nanometer integrated circuits, such as “Obstacle-Aware On-Track Bus Routing” or “Timing-Aware Fill Insertion”, which could be seen in Problems B and C of the 2018 CAD Contest at ICCAD ( Students who enroll in this project and participate in the CAD Contest will gain more knowledge on physical design of integrated circuits, learn problem-solving techniques, and improve C/C++ programming skills. In addition to the project, students may also take the chance to attend 2018 IEEE/ACM International Seasonal School on Physical Design Automation (, which will be held on CCU campus during July 16—20.
Artificial-Intelligence Doppler radar detection of unmanned aerial systemsThis research is focused on the detection of small UASs by Doppler radar with deep learning algorithm. It not only handles with hardware, but also integrates with the knowledge signal analysis. The students who are familiar one of the skills such as matlab programming or instrument data extraction tool are preferred.
Effect of operating conditions on the performance of a proton exchange membrane fuel cellThe performance of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) depends on operating conditions, such as gas flow rate, humidity, and temperature. In this study, students are required to understand the principle of a PEMFC and the effect of these operating conditions on its performance. Students will learn to measure the performance of a PEMFC using an electronic load and an AC impedance spectroscopy.
Interactive Virtual Reality / 3D ModelingThis research is to create interactive virtual reality environment based on HTC VIVE. During the internship, you will learn Unity programming to build the virtual reality environment and modeling tools to create 3D models, such as 3D Max, to make complete scenery for a story to let users walk, explore, interact with objects in this world.
Deep Learning for Activity Recognition SystemThis research is to explore deep learning methods to estimate human activity based on sensors of sport bracelets. It aims for helping injured people or the elderly to recover their health by more exercises. In this internship, you can participate in different parts of this project: 1.Deep learning model design by Caffe/Tensorflow, 2.Blue tooth connection between sport bracelets and smart phone, 3.VR game for rehabilitate exercising.
Deep Learning for Face Pose Generation and RecognitionThis research is to exploit deep learning methods to synthesize face image from different poses. For example, using frontal face and face in 90 degree to generate face in 45 degree. Then, multiple face images are used to construct representative face features for face recognition by deep learning models.

The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

What Endeavour offers
As a scholarship or fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable international experience in study, research or professional development.
The department has engaged a contractor to provide post-selection support services to all recipients including: a dedicated case manager, pre-departure briefings, advice on health, travel insurance, accommodation, security, payment of allowances, and reporting to the department on recipients’ progress.

Learn more about what Endeavour can offer:

  • Australian recipients talk about their Endeavour experience
  • International recipients talk about their Endeavour experience

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships offer support to international students to study, research or take part in professional development in Australia. All recipients will receive:

  • a travel allowance of $3000
  • an establishment allowance of $2000 (fellowships) or $4000 (scholarships)
  • a monthly stipend of $3000
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • payment of tuition fees (up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis), including any student service and amenities fees.

Click here to Find out more about the Endeavour Scholarships

There are very good opportunity to do research project work at Taiwan in the areas indicated below with very good funding (approximately with funding amount of INR 1,20,000 towards the Flight & Living). The student must be able to work for a period of minimum of 4 months to maximum of 9 months).

The students are expected to have basic knowledge in the areas indicated (the student may discuss with the faculty members working in the area and develop fundamental knowledge). For applying, the student must write a State of Purpose (SOP) / Motivation to work in the area indicating the level of knowledge in the area, preferable with the details of Publications and Projects already done (but this is not mandatory). If the student wish to apply for multiple areas, separate SOP is required for each of the areas.

The important requirement is that the student should have interest to learn the subject based on the advise of host professor and work hard. Student should be able to reach Taiwan before the end of June 2018.

Interested students may fill the form through the link given below and also submit the Student Mobility Form (which was sent by email on 1st March from DINT) on or before 28th March 2018. Obviously, the students completes the process early will have better chance.

Importantly the student having valid passport / will be able to get it before April 15 will be given preference.

Select 5 options – same areas may be repeated but every area is based on a Host Professor. If the area is repeated, it means that two different host Professors wants students in the area.

See the entire list carefully and select your preferences in through the following form available at,

The students will be selected by the host Professor based on the vacancy.

Areas are:

• Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science

• Green Technology, Bioresource, Bioenergy

• Intelligent Robots and Machinery

• Big Data, Building Information Modeling

• Drones, Aerospace, Robotics

• Digital Contents, Digital Game Design and Development, 2D&3D Animation

• Biomaterials, Drug Controlled Release, Cancer Treatments

• Multimedia, Vision, AI

• Circular Economy, Chemistry, Nanomaterials

• Internet-of-Thing (IoT), 5G, OpenAirInterface

• Engineering, Computer Programming, Internationalization

• Metal-Organic Frameworks, Biomass Conversion, Membrane Separation

• Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics

• Molecular Simulation, Statistical Mechanics, Machine Learning

• Watershed Hydrology, Hydraulic, GIS Applications

• Ceramic/Polymer Packaging, Fabrication of Functional Biomaterials, Semiconductor Materials

• CMOS RF Circuits Design

• Biorefinery, Environmental Biotechnology, Biofuel

• Semiconductor, Nanocomposite, Nanomaterials

• Environmental Science

• Study on the Applications of Microbiome Metagenomics

• HALE Solar UAV, VTOL Hybrid UAV, Robotic Arm

• Visible Light Active Oxide Nanowires

• Mechanism of Viral Replication, JEV, Noncoding RNA

• Solar Cells, Photodetector, Graphene Oxide

• Nanotechnology, Energy, Magnetism

• Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Photocatalysts, Electrochemistry

• Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Functional Materials

• Bio Energy, Gasification, Motorcycle

• Renewable, Energy, Power

• Microwave, Bio-electronics, Radar

• Smart Manufacturing, Tribology, Green Energy

• Image/Video Processing, Deep Learning, Pattern Recognition

• Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Computer Vision

• Machine Learning, Signal Processing

• Measurement, Geometric Error, Machine Tool

• Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet-of-Things

• Fuel cell, Flow Battery, Hydrogen

• Mechanical Engineering, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, Machine Tool

• Internet of things, Smart machinery, Digital wisdom

• Entreprenesurship, IoT, 5G

• Biomedical Engineering, Medical Device Innovation, Start-up and Entrepreneurship

• Biosensors, IVD (In Vitro Diagnostic Devices), Microfluidic Biochips

• Biotechnology, Digital Learning

• Sustainability, Green, Technology

• Thin-Film-Technologies, Organic-Electronics, Reliability-Engineering

• Battery, Green Energy, Lithium ion battery

• Organic chemistry, Flow Chemistry, Microfluidic

• Green Energy, Promoting Sustainability Awareness, Micro, Small, and Medium Entrepreneurship (MSME)

• Database, Algorithm, Recommender System

• LoRa Technology for Wireless Sensor Networks

Do you know?
More than 80% of students went abroad for Semester (s), got opportunity to pursue Masters with 100% Tuition Fee Waiver and more than 70% of them got some type financial support for living. Semester Abroad Programmes are easy gate way for your Masters and obviously for your career.

Students willing to go abroad for one or two semester during the Academic Year 2018 – 2019, may register your name.

There will be a information session on “International Opportunities”. This session is arrange with the following objectives

To make the participants to
– understand the opportunities available at Foreign Countries and benefits of those programmes
– understand the scholarship opportunities available (where ever applicable) and expenses / financial commitments
– understand the Requirements for applying, Process of application and Selection procedures (wherever applicable)
– Clarify all your doubts and ambiguities regarding the International programmes

Few of your seniors from at-least three countries, who are abroad now, will be coming online to interact with you and answer your questions.

This session will cover the opportunities such as
i. Summer Programmes
ii. Summer Internships
iii. International Visiting Faculty Courses
iv. Semester Abroad Programmes

The programme is tentatively fixed on 16th March 2018, 16.00 Hrs (04.00 pm) at Mahatma Gandhi Auditorium. Interested students may register your name at

For more details, please contact Mr.Tamilazhagan G A (In-charge – Student Mobility) at 9600094306.

Faculty members are also invited to attend session towards mentoring your Mentees.

Cities for our Future: New competition encourages young people to solve global problems

Cities for our Future is a new global competition, encouraging students and young people to find solutions to the issues facing the world’s rapidly expanding cities.
With three million people moving to cities every week, the growth of the urban population is one of the biggest challenges facing society today. This rapid expansion is putting ever more strain on urban infrastructure and services.

To help solve these challenges, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) has partnered with RICS – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – and the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO on the Cities for our Future competition. The challenge calls on young people to come up with new ideas to help tackle the most pressing problems in relation to the rapid pace of urbanisation, impact of climate change on cities and resource scarcity.

Entrants will need to propose solutions to specific issues affecting 24 global cities. Cities from all Commonwealth regions are represented, including: Hong Kong, Manchester (UK), Melbourne, Mumbai, Lagos, and Toronto.

The best 12 entries from around the world will be shortlisted for the global prize and receive support and advice from RICS qualified professionals, before an overall winner is announced in November 2018.

Sean Tompkins, RICS CEO said: ‘By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. A seismic change has occurred since 1900 when two-thirds of the population lived in rural communities. The world’s cities are growing all the time, creating a range of challenges that will need to be addressed if they are to become safe, clean and comfortable places to live for future generations. Throughout the Royal Institution’s 150 years, chartered surveyors have been crucial to urban development all over the globe and we are proud to be running this competition to help stimulate innovation and find practical ideas to improve our cities.’

Dr Beth Taylor, Chair of the UKNC for UNESCO, said: ‘As more and more of the world’s population become city dwellers, finding ways to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities – has never been more important. I believe that the innovations generated by the Cities for our Future competition could help deliver essential solutions, and I am sure that engaging young minds will help provide the spark needed to improve the lives of urban dwellers around the globe.’

Dr Joanna Newman, Chief Executive and Secretary General of the ACU, added: ‘The themes of Cities for our Future – urbanisation, climate change and resource scarcity – are of critical importance across the Commonwealth. Many countries are facing existential threat in these areas, whether that be from rising sea levels, drought, crop failure or natural disasters.

‘Universities and their students have a pivotal role to play in finding solutions to these issues, and many of our member institutions have a wealth of expertise in this area. One example is the Chinese University of Hong Kong, who are hosting the ACU Summer School in July 2018, focusing on the theme of ‘Designing and Creating Sustainable Communities’.

‘By partnering with RICS and the UK National Commission for UNESCO on Cities for our Future, the ACU is confident that we can galvanise the knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm of our diverse membership, and encourage the development of solutions to these pressing problems.’

How to participate

RICS – the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – is running the Cities for our Future competition to mark its 150th anniversary. A prize of £50,000 is on offer for the global winner, to help implement their idea. The competition is open to all, but students and young people with an interest in the built environment are encouraged to apply. Online entries can be made at:

The competition is open for entries from 17 January to 31 May 2018. Regional judging will take place in June and July 2018, with the regional winners receiving help and support from RICS professionals in their region to develop their ideas. A global shortlist will be announced in July 2018 and an overall winner unveiled in November 2018.

To find out more about Cities for Our Future and enter visit

TUM-Asia, Singapore – Admissions for the Master Programmes

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Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich, TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence and has retained its status since, cementing its commitment to academic excellence.

In the international Shanghai Ranking (ARWU), TUM was rated the #1 German university for 3 consecutive years (2011, 2012 & 2013), and this ranking remains for the 2015/16 QS Rankings and the 2016 Shanghai Ranking. TUM is also ranked 12th globally for Chemistry (ARWU 2012/2013) and 17th for Engineering (QS Rankings 2013/2014). Of all technical universities in Europe, TUM has been ranked fourth-best (ARWU 2013/2014).

In 2002, TUM established the German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) – TUM Asia, making it the first German university to set up an offshore campus. From its humble beginnings at the German Centre to the current Pixel (picture on right) and Singapore Polytechnic campus, TUM Asia now provides holistic higher education services from undergraduate programmes to PhD and-or applied research programmes to students here in Singapore and from all over the world. Graduates from TUM’s privately operated Asian campus are in high demand among companies thanks to the successful combination of German engineering, management skills and understanding of Southeast Asian culture. This initiative is flanked by the TUM CREATE research center, where scientists are developing new electro-mobility concepts for the tropics.

TUM Asia accepts a single intake for our Master of Science programmes, with the course commencement in August each year. To apply for the programmes, you are required to start your application on our Online Admissions Portal.

Admissions for the Master Programmes (2018 intake) is open from now until 31st March 2018.


  • First, submit your application online (with softcopy application documents) through our Online Application Portal here.
  • Make the payment of the application fee (S$79 (inclusive of GST)) on the application portal.
  • Once the online application is submitted, your application and uploaded softcopy documents will be assessed by our Admissions team.
  • The pre-assesment process will take 4 to 6 weeks and you will be informed of the results via email. Please be patient with us as you wait for your results.

If we have informed you to mail your notarised hardcopy application documents to us, you may mail them to:-

Office of Admissions, TUM Asia,
510 Dover Road, #05-01 SIT@SP Building,
Singapore 139660,

  • Please do not mail any documents to us if we did not tell you to. We do not return any hardcopy documents that are submitted to us.
  • After receiving the complete set of your hardcopy notarised documents, the result of the application will be communicated to the applicant via email within 2 weeks.


  • Submit one (1) copy of Official or Provisional Bachelor Degree Certificate (For originals, the document must bear an original round seal; and non-originals, the document must be in a notarised copy format)
  • Submit one (1) copy of Official or Provisional Academic Transcript ( (For originals, the document must bear an original round seal; and non-originals, the document must be in a notarised copy format)

>> Click here for more information on uploading the required Softcopy Documents on our application portal, and the correct Notarisation of Hardcopy Documents / Certified True Copies on your original and/or photocopied documents to be submitted

Please do not mail any documents to us if we did not tell you to. We do not return any hardcopy documents that are submitted to us.

  • Submit a total of two (2) Recommendation Letters from two (2) different Professors or Employers
  • Submit one (1) Letter of Motivation that indicates the reason(s) you are interested in the programme you applied for
  • Submit one (1) Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Submit one (1) Passport-sized photograph
  • Submit one (1) Passport Biodata Page photocopy (the Passport page that contains your personal particulars)
  • Akademische Prufstelle (APS) Certificate (Required for all applicants who hold a degree from China, Vietnam, or Mongolia)
  • Proof of English Proficiency – TOEFL or IELTS (Required for applicants whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies is not in English)
Requirements for TOEFLMinimum 88* for the Internet-Based Test (TOEFL Institute Code: German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia (Singapore), DI Code: 7368)*100 for TUM-NTU joint degree programmes
Requirements for IELTSOverall IELTS results of at least 6.5


  • Documents that are not in English must be translated by a sworn translator before submission.
  • Applicants for our Master programmes need not submit GRE or GATE results. If the medium of instruction for your bachelor degree is in English, you do not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS result as well. However, if you have the results for GRE, GATE, TOEFL and/or IELTS, you may include the results in your supporting documents so that they can add value to your application.
  • All applicants are required to submit an additional three (3) certified-true copies of Official or Provisional Bachelor Degree Certificate and Official or Provisional Academic Transcript and additional three (3) passport-sized photographs when you have accepted the offer of admissions and are being matriculated into our programme.


Office of Admissions, TUM Asia
510 Dover Road, #05-01 SIT@SP Building
Singapore 139660

Note that for each application submitted, a full set of supporting documents is required. Please do not mail any documents to us if we did not tell you to. We do not return any documents submitted to us

An application fee of 79 Singapore Dollars is required for each submitted application. The following methods of payment are accepted:

Summer School at Technical University of Munich - Asia (TUM-Asia)


Experience an unforgettable time in Singapore during your school break this Summer! TUM Asia invites all undergraduate students from various universities to participate in the “Smart Technology” Summer School 2018. Meet many other participants from all over the world in a German-based classroom curriculum, while getting the best that Singapore has to offer as a city!


Singapore has launched an initiative to become the first Smart Nation of the world. In this Summer School, find out more about today’s Smart Technology topics as well as experience an introduction to Singapore’s unique cultural heritage, while picking up hints to Germany and the German language!


– Cultural Immersion Tours
– German Language 101
– Industrie 4.0
– Smart Transport Systems
– Smart Manufacturing


All undergraduate (Bachelor) students currently enrolled into a recognized university are eligible to participate in the Summer School

1 July – 10 July 2018
TUM Asia Campus (Singapore)
510 Dover Road, Level 5, SIT@SP Building, Singapore 139660

SGD $1,850 per participant
Inclusive of accommodation, classes, and activity costs. Airfare and meals are not included.

Fill out the form below to register. Please take note that this is only a pre-registration for the TUM Asia Summer School. Once we have received your pre-registration information, we will send you the full registration and payment details via the email address provided in our registration form.

For enquiries, you may email us at

For details and applying:

One of our Partner University – Asia University, Taiwan (which is ranked 185th in THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017 & 271 – 280 in QS Asian University Ranking 2018) is looking for Scholars to take up Ph.D.

This opportunity is exclusively available for the scholars recommended by Vel Tech.

This opportunity includes

1. Registration and tuition fees waiver
2. Monthly stipend of USD 600 for living expenses

The areas of Research are as follows
1. Computer Science Engineering
2. Electrical Engineering
3. Business Management
4. Creative Design
5. Medical and Health Science

Visit for more details about the University and the research areas.

Delegation from Asia University, Taiwan is visiting Vel Tech on 19th March 2018 (tentative) to address about the opportunity and to clarify the doubts. The exact time and venue will be communicated to the email ID you are registering.

The faculty members application process will be subjected to the “No Objection Certificate” from the department and administration.

Interested Candidates may register your name through the following link on or before 15th March 2018.

Registration link to attend the event on 19th March 2018 (this link is NOT a Ph.D application)

Filling up this form is merely expressing your interest and not guaranteed.

International Programmes / Opportunities are NOT always costly. Before deciding, discuss with our office. You are one decision away from a totally different life.

This email is regarding the Study Abroad Opportunities. Students, who wish to pursue their last two semesters or final semester of their B.Tech programme, may find this information very useful.

With this email, we have attached

1. List of Universities Possible (For Students Exchange or Mobility)
2. Internal Application Form with list of documents required and declaration

Students may note that, the possibility of funding support or scholarships are also indicated. In addition, most of Taiwan Universities pay monthly stipend during the second half of the year.

Students should also note that, every partner University has its own deadline for application. Deadline for the Universities in Europe are during End March.

Hence, the students interested should approach the Directorate of International Relations and Apply immediately.

Vel Tech provides partial financial support for every deserving student under Founder’s Foreign Scholarship (Separate Application is required to be submitted).

For any information / clarification, please walk-in to Directorate of International Office or contact Mr. Tamilazhagan G A (+91 96000 94306) (WhatsApp message is preferred). A WhatsApp group will be created with all interested students – please message to the above number to join the group.

Asia University, Taiwan – Partner University of Vel Tech is offering Summer Program for 2018.

1) Artificial Intelligence – Program period : July 3 ~ July 13, 2018

Topics Covered: * Python basics
* Python NumPy
* Python Cuda
* Deep Learning
* Artificial neural networks
* TensorFlow
* Keras

2) Web Design – Program period : July 4 ~ July 27, 2018

Topics Covered: * Design and planning Web Pages
* Creating Web Pages with HTML 5
* Formatting Web Pages with Style Sheets
* Introduction to Bootstrap
* Responsive Web Design
* Programming the Web Using JavaScript

3) Fin Tech – Program period : July 29 ~ August 11, 2018

Topics Covered: * Introduction to Technology and Implementation
* Block-Chain Management and Application
* Financial Big Data Analytics
* Investment Analytics and Technology Application
* Financial Innovation
* Application of Business Software Package
* E-Commerce and Financial Marketing

Credits Awarded: 3 Credits (accepted by Vel Tech as credits towards degree requirement under Programme Elective for CSE students)

Class Hours: 6 Hrs/Day

Fee: Registration & Tuition Fees Waiver exclusively for Vel Tech Students

Program Covers: Classroom lecture, Group discussion, Presentation, Field trip and Visit to community and industries

Other Miscellaneous: * Food – USD 6 / Day (INR~380)
* Accommodation – USD 5 / Day (INR~320)
* Sleeping Bag Rent Fee – USD 15 (INR~965)
* Insurance (Travel & Health)

For More Info:

Summer Internship