Frequently Asked Questions 

+ For Participants

How do I apply to be a participant of AUS?

We accept undergraduates from all majors as we believe in the power of interdisciplinary dialogue.

  • Overseas participants: AUS has partner universities all over Asia. The list of partner universities for AUS 2019 can be found under 'STEP AUS 2019'. Please approach your university for more details.
  • Local participants: We accept applications from undergraduates from all local universities, such as Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). If you are interested in applying, please check out our Facebook and Instagram for more details on recruitment procedure.

Do I need any prior experience to attend AUS?

We welcome all participants with or without any relevant background that might be helpful in the summit. What is more important is an inquisitive mindset and a readiness to engage with the programmes that they experience.

How much do I have to pay to attend the summit?

AUS and the Overseas Host Universities (OHUs) would cover your accommodation and programme costs, but you will have to pay for your own flight tickets (to OHU & back to Singapore), as well as your personal expenses incurred during the programme.

Are there any preparations I will need to make before attending AUS?

You will need to book your air tickets here and back. Accommodation, transport and food will be provided during the conference.

+ For Facilitators

How do I get apply to be a facilitator in AUS?

All facilitators are required to submit an essay on this year’s theme, before they are selected for a group interview. During the group interview, we are assessing your suitability to lead a group of international participants. Sign-ups are currently open now for both overseas and local facilitators. Please check our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information.

  • Overseas Facilitators: STEP AUS 2019 is inviting all alumni participants from previous AUS iterations back as facilitators for the Singapore Leg of STEP AUS 2019. Organising Committees of Overseas Host Universities of STEP AUS 2019 is also welcomed to join us as facilitators. Please drop us an email if you are interested at .
  • Local Facilitators: Recruitment for local facilitators is currently open. All undergraduates from any local university is welcome to sign up as a facilitator. Please refer to our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information or drop us an email at to find out more.

What will my position entail?

As a facilitator, you are the executive branch of AUS. We are dependent on our facilitators to ensure the welfare of participants, as well as help maximize the learnings of our participants. To better prepare you for your role, there is compulsory trainings for all facilitators which you will be required to attend.

What if I have no relevant experience in facilitating?

While experienced facilitators are welcomed, we do accept undergraduates who have no experience in facilitating as well! There are compulsory trainings for all our facilitators to ensure that you are well-equipped to lead a group of international participants for 6 days.

Will I get to go on an overseas leg?

Facilitators are welcome to participate in any of our overseas leg programme, subject to availability and as long as the overseas legs do not clash with mandatory training dates for facilitators.

+ Others

How do I join the organizing committee?

While we do appreciate your enthusiasm, the Singapore Leg of STEP AUS is currently only run by students from the University Scholars Programme. With that said, we still welcome you to be part of AUS either as a facilitator, or a participant!

I can’t find a FAQ that is similar to mine, what do I do?

We're sorry that we could not address your query! Please feel free to drop us an email at . You can expect a reply from us within 1-3 working days. We can also be contacted at @AUS_Participant for participant inquiries and @AUS_Facilitator for facilitator inquiries on Telegram.