NUS FinTechSG Programme (Participants)

(Find out more by joining the information session on 26 Nov 2020, 4pm-5pm)

Step 1:
Register for Info Session

(Professional Certificates + Optional Traineeship*)

Step 2:
Register for the Program and Interview

Introduction

Students who enrol in the NUS-FinTechSG Programme will undergo a structured two-month intensive full-time course on the fundamentals of FinTech and business, subsequent programming concepts, as well as knowledge and development tools used in the FinTech industry. They can apply for a optional full-time traineeship of between nine to 12 months with leading financial institutions and companies such as UBS, Razer, and Bank of Singapore, which are expected to offer career paths based on merit.

Why Join Our Program?

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  • Attain professional certification and have a optional Traineeship in FinTech
  • Acquire highly sought FinTech skills through a structured 2 months intensive full time course with NUS
  • 9-12 months Full Time traineeship with leading Financial Institutions / Companies
  • Fully Funded (For Eligible Students)

Hear from the Students!

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"As someone with a non-technical background, I’m stoked to be given this amazing opportunity to partake in the NUS FinTech programme and empower myself with the relevant financial knowledge and technical skills required in today’s technology-driven society. In this ever-changing and unprecedented landscape, it is crucial for one to be adaptable, flexible and embrace change and I believe this programme will propel all of us forward in our career journey."
Tan Jue Ling NUS Communications and New Media, Class of 2020, and NUS-FinTechSG Programme Trainee
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"In an age where digitisation and collective technologies have proven their worth in helping to streamline operations, I realised that I was lacking the right background and know-hows with respect to digital solutions and the payment landscape. I’m excited to embark on this programme and develop new technical skills and financial insights, which I hope to blend with my background in design and strategic communications, to redefine myself as a stronger asset in fuelling major players to scale businesses, ideas and/or profits."
Shaun Han NUS Communications and New Media, Class of 2020, and NUS-FinTechSG Programme Trainee
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"Just as much as I can gain valuable experiences and knowledge from the programme, I hope I can contribute to the society through these as well"
Muhammad Ismail NUS Mechanical Engineering graduate, Class of 2020, and NUS-FinTechSG Programme trainee

Industry Experts Sentiment on FinTechSG

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“Singapore is one of the core innovation hubs in Asia, and is well-positioned to leverage FinTech to create new opportunities for the economy. We aim to harness this potential by enabling aspiring talents to learn about this fast-evolving field, and encourage innovative firms to bring their proof of concepts to life by offering on-the-job training for the students. As a part of the ongoing collaborative efforts among government, academia and the industry, we believe this programme will accelerate the nation’s digital growth and empower enterprises to leverage FinTech and bolster Singapore's virtual economy.”
Professor Alex Siow Director of STMI
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“From Grab to Shopee, we are using FinTech-powered platforms every day. Yet, many hesitate to dive in and learn about FinTech since it sounds distant. That is why the NUS-FinTechSG Programme is uniquely designed to make FinTech accessible, whether your background is in the arts, engineering, tourism, transportation or retail. The programme is designed in a pragmatic and approachable way, so that it can give everyone the skills needed to qualify for over 2,000 job openings in the banking and finance sectors.”
Associate Professor (Practice) Keith B. Carter Director of the NUS FinTech Lab
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"For UBS, innovation and digitalisation are key strategic priorities. Singapore is a key regional centre for our Global Wealth Management, Investment Bank and Asset Management businesses as well as the home to our region's UBS Evolve Innovation Center. UBS is excited to be partnering with FinTechSG to support the future of Singapore's innovation ideas, start-ups, technology companies and the financial services sector."
James Aylen UBS Head of Innovation
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"This is an exciting collaboration - the programme will accelerate Singapore's SMART Nation agenda and empower FinTechs to grow Singapore's digital economy. We are thrilled to work with the youth of today and nurture the next generation of FinTech talents in Singapore."
Lee Li Meng Chief Strategy Officer, Razer and Chief Executive Officer, Razer Fintech

Information Session

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Interested to find out more, please join us in the NUS FinTechSG Programme information session.

Date: 26 Nov 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Register for Info Session

Application Process

Step 0:

To find out more, please join the NUS FintechSG Program information session at by clicking the link below:

Register for Info Session

Step 1:

Click on the button below to register with us

Register for the Program and Interview

Step 2:

You will receive an email asking for you to book an interview slot with us.

Step 3:

Successful applicants will receive further information from NUS

Frequently Asked Questions

The NUS FinTechSG Programme is a optional traineeship* program designed to enhance the competitiveness of the Singapore FinTech Industry. The program is jointly developed by National University Singapore (NUS) School of Computing (SoC) and AI Singapore, in consultation with experts in innovation and FinTech from UBS Bank, RIPPLE, World Economic Forum, Bank of New York Mellon (Fees may apply).

(*Note: Do note that our Programme don't commit any placement in a Traineeship company.)

The program structure by concept is as indicated below.

NUS/Industry - 1 week

WHY: FinTech, Blockchain and Business Basics

  • Concepts, Cases and Technology Comparison
  • Hands on Technology Comparison
  • Tools Selection for the Problem Statement
  • Design Thinking
  • Capstone Project Prep

NUS - 7 weeks

HOW: Programming and Development

SOC Executive Education

  • Exploration of Projects
  • Project Management Tools (Jira, Confluence)
  • Foundations of Finance and IT
  • Financial Products Understanding Risk

SOC

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • APIs & Automation
  • Database, Network, Blockchain Tools
  • Security and DevOps

Partner Companies - 9 to 12 months

WHAT: Traineeship

  • Min. 9 Month internship with Partner Companies on predefined Project
  • Provide hands-on practice and development of Blockchain
  • Monthly Traineeship stipend
  • Capstone projects Real life exposure working with corporates and governments
  • Encourage Partner Companies to offer conversion on completion

There are a total of 9 roles available. The general description of each roles are as follows:

  • Front End Developer
  • Back End Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • Database Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Quality Lead
  • Change Manager
  • Project Manager

During the current COVID-19 situation, courses will be conducted virtually. The traineeship mode will be further decided by the hosting company.

All are welcome to sign up for the NUS FinTechSG Programme. However, priority will be given to 2019 and 2020 graduates who have been affected by the Covid-19 situation. 

Yes. Local Singaporean and PR will have full funding for the course. International students are welcome to join the program as well. For further clarification on the funding eligibility for international students, please write in to fintech@comp.nus.edu.sg.

We've made the course to be very hands on and ideally, someone with a full-time job can work with their employer to:

  1. Take 2 weeks at the beginning of the course for the immersion portion. This is critical to learn "WHY" Fintech and connect into the FinTech ecosystem
  2. For the rest of the course work out that you can take 2 or 3 days per week for class (perhaps adjust work hours)
  3. Discuss how you can apply your learning to your work

Through the program, you will be able to:

  • Attain professional certification in FinTech
  • Develop FinTech specific skills through doing FinTech Projects during Traineeship program
  • Receive monthly stipend during the program

Moreover, the program will be fully funded for NUS students graduating in 2020 (For eligible students).

If you are interested in the program, you can click here to sign up for the program.

No, it is not required for our trainees to self source for any companies for the traineeship program. After the 2 months intensive course, the NUS FinTech Lab will coordinate the participants for interview sessions with our partnering companies. 

However, we welcome trainees to introduce their companies to us should they be keen to take part in our programme as hosting companies.

Withdrawals will be handled on a case-by-case basis. In the event where you have secured full time employment with another organization while in the course of pursuing this Programme with us, you are to notify us and the hosting company at least 14 days in advance prior to withdrawing from this Programme. Unless otherwise agreed, there will be no refund for Programme fees and other ancillary fees paid. Virtual vouchers under the NUS RGI utilised for this Programme shall be deemed to have been consumed. If the withdrawal is prior to the commencement of the Programme, the application for use of SkillsFuture Credit can be cancelled.

After the 2 months intensive course, trainees will then be interviewed by our partnering companies for the traineeship program. If a trainee receives multiple offers from different companies, the trainee will be able to select their ideal company based on their preferences.

If you secure a job before completing all 3 of the professional certificate, the unused virtual voucher will be returned to you so that you can further your knowledge in the future.

For further enquiries about our program, please contact us at fintech@comp.nus.edu.sg.

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