Welcome to SSAG.de!


Servus, Moin, Grüezi, Grüß dich, Hallo – Welcome to SSAG.de!

It doesn’t matter if you’re into experiencing the bustle of up-and-coming Berlin, revelling with friends in Biergartens across traditional-yet-modern Munich, living it up Swiss-style in Zürich, singing to the sound of music in Salzburg or simply curious to find out more about higher education in Germany whilst in sunny Singapore; we at SSAG hope that this website will be your one-stop portal to staying local while going global – well, in Germany and surrounding German-speaking countries at least!

All of us at SSAG understand the anxieties and sense of apprehension one faces when stepping out of our Singaporean and usual Anglophone comfort zone, especially when it involves embarking on a new chapter of our education. It is with this in mind that we at SSAG decided to put together all the important information that you’ll need with respect to studying in Germany. Popular topics and commonly sought tips can be found on your right, while more in-depth information and step-by-step guides on coming to as well as settling down in Germany can be accessed from the navigation bar above (viz. ‘Studying in Germany’ and ‘Living in Germany’). You can also find out more about who we are, what we do, where our members are located and how to get into contact with us from the navigation bar above. While most of our members are located in Germany, apart from providing information on studying in Germany, we nonetheless try to provide as much pointers as we can for those looking to study in Switzerland or in Austria in the respective sections as well. For our German as well as German-speaking friends from Switzerland, Austria and beyond who are keen to learn about the sunny island called Singapore which we hail from, feel free to explore our ‘SG:DE’ section; through our short but informative articles in both German and English, we hope to do our part in encouraging and facilitating intercultural exchanges as well as understanding between Germans and Singaporeans!

Although we try to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, given our constraints we understand that our guides and lists are not exhaustive. For this reason, we hope that you would ‘Like’ our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter to show your support and receive the latest updates; most importantly, join our Facebook Group so that we can get back to you without delay – after all, the SSAG works together as a family and we are sure our currently over 250 members as well as alumni on our Facebook Group would be more than glad to speedily answer your queries. For those of you who know you’ll be joining us in Germany soon or are already in Germany, we urge you to register with us so that we can assist you to the best of our abilities, be it ensuring you’re personally kept in the loop regarding our or our partners’ activities near you, as well as helping you link up with friends around your area. Should you need to update your particulars, please use this Update form!

Last but not least, we cannot emphasise enough how all of us here at SSAG are friends first and foremost and would be glad to help you should you have any questions or require any assistance in anyway – just like how family should. Any recent updates and announcements can be found right under this post. Once again, don’t hesitate to approach any of us (be it personally or on social platforms such as our Facebook group) and with that, we wish you all the best!

Contact Singapore’s Experience@Home Summer Internships Programme

Hi all,

Application for Contact Singapore’s Experience@Home Summer Internships Programme is now open! If you are an Singaporean (OS) undergraduate studying in a university overseas, you can take this opportunity to work, and gain insights into, some of the top companies in Singapore.

Apply for your summer internship at some of Singapore’s top MNCs and public agencies now!

For more information, click here.


Contact Singapore @ Singapore Day (London)

Hi all,

Contact Singapore will be present at Singapore Day in London this year! You may find out more about Singapore’s growth industries and their hiring needs by speaking to their representatives.

10 LUCKY WINNERS of their Photo Contest will be hosted in London to attend Singapore Day 2014. These 10 winners will each receive a one night accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Central London and transport reimbursement. Terms and conditions can be found in the link provided below.

Date: Saturday, 29 March
Event: Singapore Day 2014, London
Time: 10.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Victoria Park, London

For more information, please click here!

Searching for: German Speaking Linguists Based in Singapore

Hi all,

Globibo Singapore is looking for interpreters for tour guides for German guests here in Singapore!

Linguists are to work for 4-6 hours per day on a freelance basis. Some might be assigned at Hotel Desk as Receptionist to assist German guests.

If you are interested, please contact Paula Romero at paula.romero@globibo.com


Internship opportunities from ExxonMobil

Dear all,
Looking for an internship opportunity back at home? Contact Singapore presents to you some of the latest job offers from ExxonMobil:
Chemicals/Oil & Gas
Chemicals/Oil & Gas
Chemicals/Oil & Gas

Click on the links above to find out more about each role!


An Exclusive Tour of Top Global Companies in Singapore


Ever wondered what it would be like to work in the world’s leading companies? Join Contact Singapore’s Experience@Singapore programme to take a glimpse into some of the top global companies in Singapore!

Tour ExxonMobil‘s Singapore Chemical Plant (SCP), Pfizer‘s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient plant, the Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus, and meet with company representatives to find out more about working in other prestigious organisations such as DBSGallupUnilever and many more.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit these top organisations. Choose from any of the company visits. You may select more than one.

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up before
13 December 2013 to secure your spot!

Register here!

Event with Careers@Singapore: Financial and Accounting Services


Network and establish contacts to get a head start on your career!

Contact Singapore and CPA Australia jointly present to you Careers@Singapore: Financial & Accounting Services, to be held in January 2014 in Singapore.
If you are graduating soon, have just graduated, or have a couple of years of experience, and are keen to learn more about career opportunities in Singapore, join us at Careers@Singapore: Financial & Accounting Services 2014.
This event will provide you with an opportunity to boost your career and connect with industry experts and premium employers in the financial and accounting services industry. Participating employers include Baker Tilly, BDO, Crowe Horwath, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, KPMG, and PwC, just to name a few.
You will be able to apply for jobs with these organisations and get the latest updates directly from the key industry players.

Details for the event as follows:

18 January 2014, Saturday

11.00am to 3.00pm

Grand Ballroom
Singapore Marriott Hotel
Level 3,
320 Orchard Road
Singapore 238865

Register for the event now at www.contactsingapore.sg/CareersSG/FAS2014

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For Information On Working, Investing And Living In Singapore, Please Visit www.contactsingapore.sg Or Contact Our Worldwide Offices.