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1 Important things before you start…

2 NGS Induction Day 2

3 Outline of this Presentation Disbursement of Stipend Educational Allowance Nomination of Research Supervisor Nomination of Thesis Advisory Committee Members Coursework Requirements Module Registration Transfer of credits Undergraduate Teaching Lab Rotation Leave Matters * Not all apply to AGS students 3

4 NGS Induction Day Disbursement of $tipend 1 st stipend by 31 st August Subsequently, 18 th of each month To get paid…. Update Payment Bank Account and Payment Address via myISIS. Only S’pore address and a/c no. myISIS ≠ IVLE 4

5 NGS Induction Day Educational Allowance Only starts on 1 st Aug Total is S$16,000 over 4 years S$4,000 per financial year (April to March) Book allowance capped at S$500 per financial year Only books related to research area or coursework Shipping and handling charges by online sources e.g. Amazon will NOT be borne by NGS 5

6 NGS Induction Day Educational Allowance IT allowance capped at S$3,000 over four years Buy at NUS IT Coop only 6

7 NGS Induction Day Educational Allowance IT allowance capped at S$3000 over four years Buy at NUS IT Coop only; No Desktops! 7

8 NGS Induction Day Educational Allowance Conference allowance capped at S$4,000 per year Reimbursement only allowed AFTER 1 st Aug 8

9 NGS Induction Day Educational Allowance Suggestions: Buy IT stuff in 1 st year No poster or paper = no overseas conference funding* For any receipts on IT and books  claim by early Feb. Plan properly! E.g. One conference in USA and one in Singapore within a year. *General rule of thumb 9

10 NGS Induction Day Nomination of Research Supervisor By the end of 6 th month from the candidature start date NGSS students: Main supervisor under the NGS list Co-supervisor  optional AGS students: Main supervisor from NUS or Research Institutes (RI) Please see “lab rotation” later 10

11 NGS Induction Day Nomination of Thesis Advisory Committee Formed ≤ 3 months after nominating a supervisor main supervisor plus 2 OR 3 additional members Supervisor ≠ chair of TAC Role of TAC: Helps monitor your progress Meets every sem with you Conducts the Qualifying Exam 11

12 NGS Induction Day Coursework requirements Minimum 30 MCs (~8 Modules) Compulsory RCoRSE module (2 MCs) Module list on NGS coursework portal All modules read must be Level 5000 – 6000 Levels modules are undergraduate modules Can only be read as “Audit” 12

13 NGS Induction Day Coursework requirements S/U option For mods outside your major Not counted for CAP Up to 12 MCs Application to be done within the first month of the start of the module Note For NGS students’ PQE ≥16 MCs (4 Mods) ≥3.8 CAP 1 st attempt by 18 th Month 2 nd attempt by 24 th Month (if needed) 13

14 NGS Induction Day CAP Requirements and Policy CAP requirement is ≥3.80 Failure to meet requirement each sem: 1.Warning letter; 2.Educational Allowance suspended; 3.Reduction of stipend to faculty level; 4.Termination of Candidature 14

15 NGS Induction Day Module Registration Register online before deadline 2 nd Aug  online, by 12pm 5 th Aug  Cross-Faculty Registration Form 15

16 NGS Induction Day 16

17 NGS Induction Day Module Registration 8 th Aug  Results released 19 th Aug  Drop module deadline 22 nd Aug-25 th Sept  Drop module with ‘W’ grade 26 th Sept  Drop module with ‘F’ grade 17

18 NGS Induction Day Module Registration Some suggestions: You can register for up to 4 mods Note : Not all registration will be successful. Try not to read >2 mods in one semester If registration fails  Sit in/crash lectures No access to course materials on IVLE prior to successful registration. Speak to the mod coordinator for help 18

19 NGS Induction Day Transfer of credits Case-by-case basis Apply within first 6 months of enrolment Final decision made by NGS 19

20 NGS Induction Day Undergraduate Teaching Compulsory Minimum 40 hrs At least 20 for practical demonstrating/lecturing/ tutoring Before starting  Application form After  Feedback from supervisor and student(s)  Hrs clocked form No MCs for teaching Marking hours not counted as teaching hours 20

21 NGS Induction Day Lab Rotation Highly recommended Chance to try out different labs and projects Different lab working styles Rotation has to last for at least 2 months (2 MCs given) 21

22 NGS Induction Day Holiday Leave NGSS students: 21 working days No half-day application Unconsumed leave NOT carried forward Apply online AGS students 10 working days No half-day application Unconsumed leave may be carried forward Apply online, only if supervisors are from NUS Otherwise, use hardcopy of Holiday Leave Form 22

23 NGS Induction Day Conference Leave For NGSS students Max 1 day before or 1 day after official conference date Additional days  Holiday leave For AGS students To seek AGA’s approval on conference funding matters To apply conference leave through NGS 23

24 NGS Induction Day Thank you!! 24


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