National University of Singapore - Overview

Acknowledged as one of the finest universities in the world, National University of Singapore (NUS) is a comprehensive university offering a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. NUS has 13 faculties, with an enrolment of more than 23,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students. The University actively promotes innovation and entrepreneurship. NUS enjoys a close teaching-research nexus with 13 national-level, 12 university-level and more than 60 faculty-based research institutes and centres. The University is strongly committed to advancing knowledge and fostering innovation, educating students and nurturing talent in the service of country and society.

National University of Singapore - Courses

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its 16 faculties and schools across three campus locations in Singapore - Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram provides a broad-based curriculum underscored by multidisciplinary courses and cross - faculty enrichment. NUS' transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world's top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential. The learning experience is complemented by a vibrant residential life with avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits. Over 37,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 22 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner for Singapore's 5th RCE. The University shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres.

Ranking  42      1
Country Singapore
City Singapore
Bachelor (foreigners)26,904 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)26,904 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)37,200 USD/year.
Master (citizens)37,200 USD/year.
Cost of living $1,036-1,880 USD/Month.
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1905
Abbreviation NUS
Teachers 5,330
Students 32,186
Foreigners 30%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
Towards a Global Knowledge Enterprise
Accreditation
• Ministry of Education - Higher Education Division, Singapore
Affiliations
• ASEAN University Network (AUN)
• Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE)
• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
• Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
• Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
• International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
• S3 University Alliance (S3UA)
• Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities (SATU)
• Universitas 21 (U21)
Rankings
World ranking42
Country ranking1
Academic Reputation9
Employer Reputation9
Quality of teaching67
International Faculty26
International Students81
Citations per Faculty110
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities13
Engineering and Technology4
Life Sciences and Medicine17
Natural Science9
Social Sciences and Management7
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics101
Physics76
Chemistry76
Computer Science48
Economics & Business51
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking42
QS World University Rankings12
ARWU Academic Ranking101
Cost of living in Singapore
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 635 1,126
Food 212 372
Transportation 57 98
Communications and utilities 65 80
Clothing 23 88
Sports and leisure 43 115
Total1,0361,880
Accommodation in Singapore USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre641
Shared room in city centre1,137
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre1,123
1 bedroom apartment in city centre1,710
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة سنغافورة الوطنية
German Nationaluniversität Singapur
Spanish Universidad Nacional de Singapur
French Université nationale de Singapour
Japanese シンガポール国立大学
Korean 싱가포르국립대학교
Portuguese Universidade Nacional de Cingapura
Russian Национальный университет Сингапура
ta சிங்கப்பூர் தேசியப் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Chinese 新加坡国立大学
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