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Hacker Exchange Singapore
Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Hacker Exchange - Immersive Innovation Program in Singapore

Location: Singapore
Program dates: 23 June - 6 July 2019
Application deadline: 31 March 2019
Duration: 2 weeks

The Hacker Exchange aims to connect the next generation of Aussie entrepreneurs and leaders with the opportunities, passion & networks that can only be found in the innovation capitals of the world. This trip is designed for undergrad or post-grad tertiary student with an insatiable curiosity and an entrepreneurial drive to turn your business idea into reality. Join them for two inspiring weeks in Singapore where you’ll learn from industry experts in the field.

With amazing innovative policies, a flexible working culture, and easy access to emerging Asian startup economies, Singapore has recently overtaken Silicon Valley as the world’s #1 place for startup talent. Not to mention, founders in Singapore are, on average, the youngest in the world!

Singapore - Hacker Exchange

If you’d like to get a taste of the Singaporean startup scene, unique culture and build your global connections in Asia, then you should probably consider joining The Hacker Exchange Student Innovation Program in Singapore, June & July 2019.

Over two inspiring weeks, you’ll join a select cohort of tertiary students and early-stage founders to learn from thought leaders, work on your startup concept and join the next generation of entrepreneurial talent with ties to Singapore.

View full program details.

Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Business.
Academic credit: The Hacker Exchange is a not-for-credit program, meaning it is for professional development only & will not be approved for academic credit.

Topics Covered
1. Learning the Startup mindset in a Singapore co-working space
2. Funding and Finance (Business models & fundraising)
3. Product Validation
4. Branding & Culture
5. Growth Hacking
7. Pitch workshop
8. Finding your CTO
9. Site visits to prominent companies in Singapore

View full course description.

Useful Information 

Local overview
Singapore has risen to become the cream of the crop when it comes to the best countries for businesses. An efficient legal system, business-friendly tax rates, strong protection for intellectual property, an ideal location and ease of access has kept Singapore at the forefront of the minds of businesses everywhere and of all sizes. Block 71 has been a home to startups in Singapore for some time, but with this new announcement from the country's minister for trade and industry, Singapore is seeking to invite more new talent than ever onto its shores.

Accommodation is included, and is at a centrally located hostel, rated 4-stars on TripAdvisor. You’ll stay in shared accommodation, with privacy curtains, central kitchen, lounge and outdoor area.

Single accommodation upgrades are available on request.

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This is a non-exchange program and all fees are paid to the Hacker Exchange.

Program fee: $4950 AUD

Program fee inclusions: The Hacker Exchange Program Fee covers 13 x nights shared accommodation in Singapore, all coursework, speakers, instructors, co-working space access, educational tours of accelerators and tech companies, internal transportation (excluding airport pickup/drop-off), at least 3 x lunches, at least 3 x dinners/social events, and breakfast daily.

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, some meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Singapore.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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