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NUS ACE Resilience & Growth Initiative

Recognising the unprecedented challenges that students have faced in the wake of the pandemic, NUS has launched the Resilience and Growth (R&G) Initiative to support their continuing education and future-proof them for the new normal business landscape.

With the NUS R&G Initiative, NUS students who have earned their undergraduate degrees in 2020 or 2021 are entitled to credits that can be used to pay for selected NUS ACE Professional Certificate courses for which they have been accepted.

NUS full-time students who completed their first undergraduate degrees in January/June/August in 2020 and 2021 will be awarded 4 Free Virtual Vouchers, which can be redeemed if they wish to take up one (1) NUS ACE Professional Certificate Programme. Note that your graduation month is the same as your degree conferment month.

To further equip our 2020 and 2021 graduates for better job opportunities, NUS ACE will be lining up Professional Certificate Programmes with high market relevance — including those related to UX/UI Design, AI and Machine Learning and Business Analytics — for which the NUS R&G Vouchers can be used.
Graduates from a different faculty may apply for NUS ACE Professional Certificate courses, provided that they have passed and /or met the prerequisites. You can redeem your Free Virtual Vouchers when you have been accepted for the NUS ACE Professional Certificate course you have applied for.

You may apply for Professional Certificate courses in the month following your degree conferment:

  • January 2020 graduate may apply from 1 June 2020
  • April 2020 graduate may apply from 1 June 2020
  • June 2020 graduate may apply from 1 July 2020
  • August 2020 graduate may apply from 1 September 2020
  • January/June 2021 graduate may apply from 1 July 2021
  • August 2021 graduate may apply from 1 September 2021

If you were accepted to the programme and you confirmed your interest in the course but decided to withdraw from the programme, then your Free Virtual Vouchers would be considered void and cannot be used for another course at NUS ACE or anywhere else in NUS. Please note that the R&G Free Virtual Vouchers will expire on 31 March 2024 and can only cover courses that start before 1 April 2024.

Your Virtual Voucher record will be maintained in an e-Wallet system in the NUS Online Application Portal (OAP). During fee payment, Virtual Vouchers available in your balance will be used to redeem the course fee.

You do not need to apply for courses in just one semester, nor do you need to use all four Vouchers in one semester. You may use the Vouchers over a few semesters but please note that all R&G Virtual Vouchers that are unused on 1 April 2024 will be forfeited.

For more information, please contact us at +65 6601 6678 or email soc-ace@nus.edu.sg