SPECIAL ELECTIVE/EXCHANGE PROGRAMME IN FACULTY OF DENTISTRY FOR OVERSEAS UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicants must be bona-fide undergraduate students of an overseas dental school. 
  • Applicants are required to submit a letter on university stationery from the parent university confirming their student status.  This should be submitted together with the application form.
  • Application form can be downloaded from the Faculty’s website and may be emailed to Ms Ally Chan () OR mailed to the Dean’s Office (Attn: Ms Ally Chan, Faculty of Dentistry, 11 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119083) at least 3 (three) months prior to the start of the proposed period of attachment.

 

ATTACHMENT

  • The maximum period of attachment is 1 (one) week. During this period, students may attend lectures, case presentations and observe clinical and laboratory teaching sessions.
  • The attachment commences on a Monday, and ends on a Friday. 
  • Attachments are only available during the second to fourth weeks of January and July in each year.  Application for attachments outside this stipulated time frame will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Students on attachment will not be allowed to treat patients in the clinics.  They will only be allowed to observe the clinical sessions.   
  • Applicants who have been offered an attachment but are unable to make it should inform Ms. Ally Chan (via email: ) at least 1 (one) month in advance, and provide reasons for the non-attendance.

 

FEES

  • Successful applicants for the attachment are required to pay an administrative fee upon acceptance of the offer. The Faculty reserves the right to revise the fees.

 

Foreigners

Singaporeans/SPRs

Administrative and Programme Fee*:
(non-refundable & inclusive of 7% GST)

S$150.00

S$30.00

*waived for students from universities where FOD has a bilateral exchange agreement

  • Payment will be collected on the first day of the posting and be made by Cash.

 

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

  • The offer of a place is made on condition that:
  • Applicants have not been previously refused a Certificate of Suitability under Section 42 of the Internal Security Act, Chapter 143.  Please click here for more details
  • Applicants are in good health and free from contagious disease. Applicants are required to produce a letter from the doctor certifying that they are healthy and the letter should be dated not more than 1 (one) month prior to the date of the applicant’s arrival. This letter of certification should be emailed to Ms. Ally Chan ( ) at least 2 (two) weeks before start of attachment.
  • The information stated on the Application Form is accurate and applicants have not withheld material information from the University.

 

MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE

Applicants should have valid personal insurance coverage during the period of attachment.  Documentation of such coverage (or certified true-copy) must be produced for our verification when they begin their attachment.

 

IMMIGRATION

Applicants are advised to consult their local travel agent concerning travel requirements (e.g., visa). Applicants may also assessed Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (https://www.ica.gov.sg) for further information.

 

INDEMNITY FORMS

  • The National University of Singapore, Faculty of Dentistry and/or the National University Hospital will not be held responsible for any medical/health conditions that may arise as well as any mishaps or loss of personal belongings during the attachment. 
  • Students are required to complete an Indemnity Form as well as a Health Declaration Form.  The forms will be emailed to successful applicants and the completed forms should be returned to Dean’s Office via email (Ms. Ally Chan: ) at least 2 (two) weeks before start of attachment.

 

UNIVERSITY RULES AND REGULATIONS

During the entire period of the attachment, it is important that applicants adhere to the University’s Code of Student Conduct.  The guidelines are available here.

 

ATTIRE

Students are encouraged to project a good and appropriate image by being decently attired while on campus and/or at the National University Hospital.  Students may be barred from entering the clinics if they are not properly attired.

Dress/Skirts:

Dresses and skirts should be of decent length. 

Tops:

Male
Long/short sleeved shirts with collars. No T-shirts.

Female
No T-shirts, skimpy tops e.g. tubes, halter necks, toga tops, spaghetti straps or short blouses e.g. crop tops.

Bottoms:

No jeans, shorts, bermudas or leggings (female).

Shoes:

For safety reasons, covered shoes are to be worn during clinical and laboratory sessions.  Open toed sandals, slippers or backless shoes without straps are not permitted. 

Jewelry:

Any jewellery worn must be simple and not interfere with work.  When in clinics, all jewellery must comply with principles of asepsis and not cause injury to patients. 

Hair:

Hair must be clean, well groomed, neatly arranged and secured to prevent it from falling into the sterile/ working field. 

Male students must keep beards and mustaches clean and neatly trimmed or be clean-shaven.

 

ACCOMMODATION

  • Applicants are responsible for arranging their accommodation.
  • All enquiries relating to accommodation should be directed to the Office of Student Affairs.  Owing to space constraints on campus, university accommodations cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please visit the Office of Student Affairs under “Other Accommodations” for more information on Short-Term Private Accommodations
    http://www.nus.edu.sg/osa/has/other-accommodation     

 

ON-GOING INFECTION CONTROL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

  • In the event of any epidemic outbreak, the University reserves the right to cancel the placement in the attachment programme.
  • Applicants are required to adhere to infection control guidelines set by the Ministry of Health, NUH and NUS.

 

GETTING AROUND


PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Getting around in Singapore is easy and convenient. An efficient public transportation network offers taxis, buses and the MRT rail system. Fares may be paid by cash or ez-link card for both the MRT and public buses. The ez-link card is a contactless stored value card. The cost of the journey will be automatically deducted when alighting from the MRT/bus.

The ez-link card may be purchased from any TransitLink Ticket Office (S$12) or 7-Eleven Store (S$15). Top up of the ez-link card can be done at the General Ticketing Machines (GTM), TransitLink Ticket Offices, TransitLink Add Value Machines at selected MRT stations, bus interchanges and bus stops, 7-Eleven Stores, SingPost, ATMs (DBS/POSB, OCBC) and AXA Stations.

For the latest travel information, please refer to the Transitlink website at www.transitlink.com.sg For integrated public transport service information, call the Transitlink Hotline at 1800-225-5563. Operating Hours: 8am to 6pm daily except public holidays.

 

MRT Station nearest to Kent Ridge Campus (NUS)

Kent Ridge MRT Station (Circle Line) – located next to National University Hospital (NUH).  The Singapore train system map is available at https://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltaweb/en/public-transport/mrt-and-lrt-trains/train-system-map.html


SBS Transit operates 3 services in NUS Kent Ridge Campus:

SBS No.

Route

95

From Holland Village to NUS (Looping)

96

From Clementi Interchange to NUS

151

From Hougang Central Interchange to NUS

 

NUS INTERNAL SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

The NUS campus is serviced by an Internal Shuttle Bus (ISB) service that plies the entire campus. More information on their specific routes and timings can be found at all NUS bus stops and on the NUS website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/oca/Transport/Getting-around-NUS.html#krc