1. Who is eligible to go for the Overseas Education & Learning Programme (ASEAN, China and India) trip?
    The trips are open to all Year 1 and Poly Foundation Programme (PFP) students.

  2. Is it compulsory for me to go for an overseas trip?
    No, it is not compulsory, but it is strongly encouraged for learners to travel out of the country, to gain exposure and to learn more about ASEAN, China and India.

  3. Which cities can I choose from?
    For Academic Year 2024, we will be travelling to 17 cities/states over 5 countries.
     China Beijing, Suzhou, Nanning, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Harbin 
     Malaysia Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang
     Indonesia  Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Batam
     Thailand Bangkok
     Vietnam Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

  4. When will the trips be held and where can I find out more about the itinerary for each trip?
    The trips will be held during the vacation breaks in September and March each year. Details of the trips will be published in the Overseas Programmes Administration System (OPAS) through MyStudentPortal.

  5. How do I sign up? What are the deadlines?
    Learners can sign up for trips at the Overseas Programmes Administration System (OPAS) through MyStudentPortal. Keep a lookout for when the trips are open for applications.

  6. What information do I need to sign up for the trip?
    You will need your passport details such as the passport number and expiry date when signing up for the trip. You will need to provide an emergency contact and perform a health declaration. Additionally, you will need to upload a passport size photo of yourself and a photo of your passport.

  7. My passport is going to expire soon, can I still apply for the trip? Will I require a visa?
    You will need a passport validity of at least 6 months. E.g., if you intend to sign up for a September 2024 trip, your expiry date on the passport should be sometime in Apr 2025. Please apply or renew your passport before signing up for the trip.

    Singapore Citizens do not require a visa to visit ASEAN and China. Permenant Residents (PR) and International Students (IS) may require a visa depending on their nationality.

    Fees for applying for passport and/or visa are not included in the trip fare.

  8. What’s the criteria for being selected on the trip? Is it on a first-come, first-served basis?
    Yes, it will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. So do hurry to register before the limited places are filled up.

  9. I would like to go with my friend from another school, is that possible?
    We do not offer cross-school trips at the moment. You are encouraged to join in the trip and make more friends from your school.

  10. Can I choose to go to more than one city?
    You can only apply for one city at a time.

  11. How big will the travel group be?
    Each group will not have more than 30 learners.

  12. How much do I have to pay for the trip?
    The trips are heavily subsidized for Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR). Estimated cost of a trip for SC/PR:
     5 - 7 days1 - 3 days
     Full cost of trip before subsidy $1,000 - $1,800  $300 - $900 
     Applicable funding/subsidy* $900 - $1,250  $250 
     Out of pocket expenses by learner* $100 - $550  $50 - $650 
    *Subsidy and funding are subject to approval. Additional funding/subsidy is applicable to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

  13. I am an International Student, do I qualify for funding?
    All NYP students will receive a baseline subsidy of $250. Additional funding/subsidy is applicable to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

  14. Do I have to pay a deposit for the trip?
    A non-refundable deposit will be required. The amount of deposit will depend on the cost of the trip. Further details will be available when you sign up for the trip.

  15. If I go for the ACI trip this Sep 2024, can I still apply to go for the ACI trip in Mar 2025? 
    Each student can only go for the Overseas Education and Learning Programme (ASEAN, China & India) trip once.
    If you love to have more overseas exposure, keep a lookout for the other programmes offered to you in Year 2 and 3.

  16. Can I use Post Secondary Education Account (PSEA) to pay for my trip?
    You can use PSEA to pay for the trip, however, we encourage you to save your PSEA for your tuition fees.

  17. How do I prepare for the trip?
    A pre-trip briefing will be conducted for all students who have successfully registered for the trip.

  18. I have more queries, who can I contact?
    For further enquiries, you can email NYP_SCGIR_ACI@nyp.edu.sg