CN YANG SCHOLARS PROGRAMME
The CN Yang Scholars Programme is one of the premier undergraduate programmes for science and engineering students. The programme is specially designed for exceptional students with a deep passion in science and engineering for the high-technology world of the 21st century. The programme provides a strong and broad foundation in the basics of science, mathematics and engineering so as to empower the students to delve deeper into any discipline in science and engineering. Students are given unique opportunities to broaden their experience by being engaged in cutting edge research within NTU as well as reputable overseas universities. At the end of their undergraduate studies, CNYSP graduates are also given an option to pursue postgraduate studies (PhD) with a scholarship.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ON CAMPUS (URECA)
URECA (Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus) is a university-wide programme to cultivate a research culture among the most able undergraduates in NTU. Though young by international standards, it is a unique opportunity for NTU undergraduates to touch, feel and experience research at a level not available elsewhere. The opportunity to undertake URECA is by invitation and only to the most academically able second and third year undergraduates. These undergraduates will be given the coveted title of NTU President Research Scholar (NTU PRS). NTU PRSs are required to undertake a minimum of 160 hours of research over a 11-month period (August to June) in an academic year. NTU PRSs are eligible for Academic Units or stipend and other monetary allowances. By the end of URECA, NTU PRSs will gain a good appreciation of the rigour and open-endedness of research, as well as the formulation of research problems. It is desired that, upon graduation, these NTU PRSs will seriously consider pursuing a higher degree by research and thereafter, choose research as a career.