DBS International Residential Summer Course

Course Description

Two separate modules are offered for the International Summer Course.

  Module I : Cell and Molecular Biology, Protein and Proteomics and Bioimaging

  Module II: Biodiversity, environmental conservation and sustainability

Each module is approximately 40-45 hours of lecture class time and 40 – 45 hours of hands-on or field trip sessions. Lecture classes are interactive and often include lectures and group discussions; and the hands-on or field trip sessions are project-based with intensive technique-learning processes. Evaluation may include assignments, group projects, reports and examinations.

Please note that the Summer Course is not eligible for the award of NUS credit, but credit may be granted by the student’s home university at their discretion.

The class will run from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm every weekday with one hour lunch break. 50% of the time will be spent in classroom; and lab work or field trip will supplement the lectures.

Course Materials:
Students will receive hardcopy of a course-book and lab manuals with detailed contents of lectures and instructions for each of the labs. Softcopy of the course-book and lab manuals will also be made available to students.


  • class participation, 20%
  • lab report, 30%
  • class presentation, 20%
  • examination, 30%

Students will be awarded a Certificate by the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, upon successful completion of the Summer Course (satisfied by minimum 80% attendance of contact hours as well as satisfactory examination score as determined by the Department of Biological Sciences, NUS).

Entry Requirement



Course Fees