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The Entrepreneurship Immersion Programme (EIP) has been designed to provide aspiring student entrepreneurs the opportunity to study a course on entrepreneurship while undergoing an internship in a startup providing practical and experiential learning on how to become an entrepreneur.


Program and Subsidy Eligibility Criteria

70 % subsidy (subject to maximum caps and funding guidelines) for the enterpreneurship course, airfare, Visa and health insurance, and monthlycost of living support for students with following background:


  • Students must have shown a clear inclination to become an entrepreneur in the near term. These include
  • Attending IIE Seminars, Workshops and Training programs on Entrepreneurship
  • Attendance at Entrepreneur’s Corner, Entrepreneur Lunch Talks, Distinguished Speaker Series and other IIE events
  • Participating in Technopreneurship Study missions
  • Taking the Technopreneurship track / Entrepreneurship track
  • Participating in the SMU Innovation Award Competition
  • Students will need to submit a statement of entrepreneurial intent – indicating
  • Their motivation to become an entrepreneur
  • Steps they have taken in this regard
  • Ideas / Business Plans they are working on
  • How they expect the EIP to help them in their entrepreneurial journey
  • Students who are already in the midst of creating a start-up that address a regional / global opportunity will be receive a green-lane to the program


The requirements for successfully completing the EIP and being eligible for the various grants that subsidize the program is as follows:

  • Students must travel to & from the EIP location together as a part of the group
  • Students must attend all classes that are a part of the Entrepreneurship Course being offered by the partner agency
  • Students must undertake an unbroken internship at the start-up assigned to them
  • Students must submit a business plan for an idea that can be launched in Singapore and / or in their EIP location
  • Students must take their idea to market once they return to SMU
  • Students will become ambassadors for Entrepreneurship and will commit to promoting various entrepreneurial programs amongst their cohort (min. commitment of 20hrs. For the year)


Programmes (mid May to early Aug 2017)
EIP Europe
EIP North America
EIP Southeast Asia
Submission Deadline
15 February 2017, 5.00pm

Info Session Briefing Slides (click here to download)
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.  
For enquires, please email to iie [at] (subject: EIP%20Enquiry) .



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