Our admissions process

1Online Application

Firstly we ask you to share some information about yourself. This should include your business idea and details about your life and passion.

Get in touch with your respective university faculty and representatives for guidance on applying for SVA:

NUS [email protected]
NTU Ms Evelyn Gay [email protected]
SMU Mr Tan Shuo Yan [email protected]
SUSS Ms Ellen Goel [email protected]
SUTD Mr Arifin Chia [email protected]
SIT [email protected]

Once you submit your application to SVA, we will review your application. If you are successful you will be informed that you’ve been shortlisted.

You can complete this stage of the application process with our online application form.


If you pass stage one, we will invite you to an in-person presentation and interview with our judging panel.

During the session, we will ask you to pitch your business idea. We will also be assessing if you have the entrepreneurial characteristics that will allow you to thrive in the programme. Be prepared to converse in Mandarin, given that the internship is in China.


If you are successful at the interview, you will be recognised as an awardee and will be offered an internship position with one of our partner companies.