2023 NUS Online Summer School



Biology, Medcine, Life Sciences


Materials, Chemistry

Data Analytics

Data Analytics and Mathematical Statistics

  Letter of cooperation 

  About NUS 

National University of Singapore 

National University of Singapore 

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading global university centred in Asia. NUS is well known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. NUS ranked Asia's top university for 5th year running. NUS is ranked 3rd in Asia by QS in Natural Sciences and 1st in Asia in Life Sciences and Medicine and Statistics.

 Programme Introduction 

NUS Online Summer School organised by the SCALE-Global team. It is specially curated for youths to find out about impact – the impact they want to make for their future – and to make better decisions. NUS Online Summer School also provides participants the opportunity to get acquainted with the NUS experience – NUS’ culture of innovation, academic excellence and global responsibility. Apart from the NUS experience, participants can also pick up essential soft skills such as leadership, teamwork and public speaking.

In November 2022, ASDAN China officially introduced the NUS SCALE online Summer School for outstanding Chinese high school students. In 2023, the programme will open up three courses, Biomedicine, Nano-physics and Data Analytics and Mathematical Statistics. Students will have the opportunity to interact with NUS faculty members who have mentored generations of change makers, and work on group projects with fellow peers, revolving around real-life issues that the world currently faces.


Professional Mentor Team


Certificate of Competence

  Programme Faculty  

* The instructors below will be responsible for teaching part of the course content, and the final instructor will be decided by NUS SCALE.


Is the vaccine difficult to produce? Why is it taking so long for humans to receive vaccines? What is the procedure for animals testing? Is it ethical to experiment on animals? This course takes students on a journey through the ethical problems in vaccine and drug development, as well as the rules and guidelines for conducting experiments involving humans and animals research in vivo. The programme will also discuss the fundamentals of cellular and molecular biology (e.g. how viruses entry the host and interact with host cells).

  • Date: August 2 - August 9, 2023
  • Involves Subjects: Biology | Medicine | Life Sciences
  • Course evaluation method:
    Continuous Assessment: 60%, Group project: 40%
    * *Please reserve time for the program in advance. It is strongly recommended that you take at most one leave of absence, as this may affect the course grade evaluation.

Reference Topics:

  • The use of traditional vaccines and their side effects
  • Reasons for and against the use of animal testing in biomedical research
  • Heart tissue is grown from a spinach leaf
  • Identifying the risk of muscle atrophy by analyzing blood
  • The use of zebrafish in animal models of humandisease

Nanoscience is an exciting area of science that studies the world with objects that have very small dimension. All sort of scientists (physicist, chemist, biologist, material scientist, engineer etc.) are studying very small thing in order to better understand the nanoworld. We want to be able to manipulate and understand matter at molecular level, to create artificial structures. This is because structures exhibit novel and very much improved mechanical, chemical, electrical, optical and biological properties, due entirely to their nanoscopic size.

  • Date August 5 - August 12, 2023
  • Involves Subjects:Physics | Materials | Chemistry
  • Course evaluation method
    Continuous Assessment: 60%, Group project: 40%
    *Please reserve time for the program in advance. It is strongly recommended that you take at most one leave of absence, as this may affect the course grade evaluation.

Reference Topics:

  • Nanoscale optical microscopy that breaks the theoretical limits of optical microscopy
  • Nanotechnology for Catalysis and Solar Energy Conversion
  • Nanotechnology masks developed to fight epidemic infections
  • Nanomaterials for Radioactive Waste Cleanup in Water
  • Nanotechnology Enables Portable Water Desalination Device
  • How Nanotechnology Helps Humans Probe the Details of the Brain

In this age of ubiquitous data, how do we make sense of all this readily accessible but often overwhelming quantitative information that we encounter every day? To systematically extract insights from data? To “reason” with data? We can think of quantitative reasoning as applying a certain set of logic that allows us to work with data. The insights developed through such an applicationcan help us to answer questions that we are invested in, to support or invalidate preconceived hypotheses, and provide evidence to advance our arguments. Through this journey of reasoning quantitatively, we will illuminate how we can both be critical consumers, as well as actively engage with, this precious resource that is data.

  • Date July 31 - August 9, 2023
  • Involves Subjects:Mathematics | Data Analytics
  • Pre-requisitesNo course pre-requisites
  • Assignment format
    Continuous Assessment:Quiz, Final Assessment:Group project

  • Course evaluation method
    Continuous assessment: 40%, Group project: 60%
    *Please reserve time for the program in advance. It is strongly recommended that you take at most one leave of absence, as this may affect the course grade evaluation.

Case Studies:

  • Case studies from both the local Singapore context and the field of environmental science will used during the course.


Application Information

  • Date:July - August, 2023
  • Grade: 10-12
  • Admission Quota: 40 high school students for each topic
  • Program Fee Includes: NUS online course fee, tutor fee, materials and courier fee, learning platform Canvas usage fee, official completion certificate application fee, individual performance assessment report fee, 1V1 group project tutoring fee, bilingual teaching assistant fee, no other additional fees during the program.


  • English language level equivalent to IELTS level 6.0 or TOEFL 80
  • Recommendation letter from your teacher as proof of English prociency, or a phone interview with an ASDAN staff member (since the program is conducted entirely in English)
    -Priority for Students who have gained an ASDAN CoPE/AoPE certicate
  • Tools:Zoom (live lecture), Canvas (recordings and some class materials)

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