HEX International Singapore

Keen to study overseas? Apply and receive up to $7,000 NCP travel grant when you join the HEX International Singapore program this summer.

About the program

HEX International Singapore is a two-week immersive program for idea-stage founders who want to go beyond the horizon line. Bring a new or existing startup idea and dedicate yourself to making it real.

Over two weeks, you’ll join an impressive cohort of students and early-stage founders to learn from business, social impact and innovation leaders, and work hands-on in the vibrant Singapore start-up environment. You'll also be warmly welcomed by Global Victoria and the Australian Landing Pads, as our Government connections in Singapore.

During this program, you’ll get your hands dirty solving real business problems and iterating on your own startup idea. You’ll also have direct access to sought-after mentors, and make unforgettable connections with investors, accelerators, founders and professionals from both Australia and Singapore.

Gemma Curtis giving presentation at HEX Singapore Program

Program details

With amazing innovative policies, a flexible working culture, and easy access to emerging Asian startup economies, Singapore has overtaken Silicon Valley as the world’s #1 place for startup talent. Not to mention, founders in Singapore are, on average, the youngest in the world! So what are you waiting for? Apply and join HEX International Singapore today!

Apply today

HEX International Singapore program will be running from 8 - 21 January 2023.

Applications close on 16 October 2022.

Learn about why so many tech founders choose Singapore as their home base and learn the inner workings of Southeast Asian business culture. Practical workshops and mentor sessions will guide you through the ideation process and exploratory phase – including design thinking, leadership, market validation and public speaking skills.

Some of the highlights of Week 1 include:

  • Concept Ideation
  • Startup Mindset
  • Funding & Finance
  • Startup Tour
  • Product Validation
  • Branding & Culture

Get an intimate insight into what’s trending in Singaporean startups and how you can stay ahead of the curve. Visits to startups, tech giants, accelerators and meetups with real founders and investors will inspire you. Pitch coaching, prototyping, intro to UI/UX, and mentor hours will get you ready for your final pitch.

Some of the highlights of Week 2 include:

  • Growth Hacking
  • Pitch Practice
  • Tech Tour (eg Google, Zendesk)
  • Industry Tour (eg KPMG)
  • Product Development
  • Final Pitches

HEX Internationa Singapore is recognised as part of your academic learning and is worth 6 credit points. So you can earn credits towards your degree and surround yourself with like-minded people who champion your vision and mission.

HEX International Singapore program fee: $4,900 USD (Payment plan available)

You might be eligible to apply for an Australian Government New Colombo Plan (NCP) travel grant of up to $7,000 to help cover the cost of the program.

To apply and check your eligibility for the NCP travel grant, please contact the Office of Global Student Mobility at study-overseas@uow.edu.au.


Accommodation is included, and is at a centrally located hostel or hotel, rated 4-stars or above on TripAdvisor. Twin-share is the default, and there will be COVID-safe backup plans for all in-person programs. Single accommodation upgrades are available on request.

There will also be a Welcome Dinner, Farewell Lunch, a HEX mentor meetup, and invite you to numerous events – where your attendance is optional but recommended! HEX will also give you a local guidebook and plenty of free time to have meetings or explore Singapore.


I'm thrilled to have been a part of HEX in Singapore this year, it was a wonderful two weeks and I'm so proud to be one of the winners in the greatest social impact category alongside Jordan Lole looking forward to making something useful to humans! George Hamilton

Join the info session

Join the info session to learn more about HEX International Singapore.

Wednesday 28 September 2022 7-8 pm Register now
Speaker at HEX International Singapore

Contact us

The Office of Global Student Mobility is located in Building 17 (Student Central). We are open from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays.