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.

Programs - Bachelor - National University of Singapore

Bachelor Architecture Integrated Sustainable Design
Bachelor Architecture Urban Design Landscape
Bachelor Asian Studies
Bachelor Bba
Bachelor Bioengineering
Bachelor Biological Sciences
Bachelor Chemical Engineering
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Chinese Language
Bachelor Chinese Studies
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Bachelor Comms & New Media
Bachelor Communications & New Media
Bachelor Computer Engineering
Bachelor Compute Science
Bachelor Computing
Bachelor Dental Surgery 
Bachelor Economics
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Bachelor Engineering
Bachelor Engineering & Technology Management
Bachelor Engineering Science
Bachelor English Language
Bachelor English Literature
Bachelor Environmental Engineering
Bachelor Environmental Studies
Bachelor Geography
Bachelor History
Bachelor Housing and Urban Economics
Bachelor Humanities
Bachelor Industrial and Systems Engineering
Bachelor Information System
Bachelor Japanese Studies
Bachelor Law
Bachelor Malay Studies
Bachelor Materials Science & Engineering
Bachelor Mathematics
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Medicine
Bachelor Nursing
Bachelor Pharmacy
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Political Science
Bachelor Project & Facilities Management 
Bachelor Psychology
Bachelor Real Estate Finance
Bachelor Social Sciences
Bachelor Social Work
Bachelor Sociology
Bachelor Southeast Asian Studies
Bachelor South Asian Studies
Bachelor Special Programme In Science
Bachelor Statistics & Applied Probability
Bachelor Theatre Studies
Bachelor Urban Planning and Institutional Analysis
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Programs - Master - National University of Singapore

Master Anaesthesiology
Master Applied Chemistry
Master Applied Mathematics
Master Bioimaging Training Program
Master Building
Master Building Performance and Sustainability
Master Building Science
Master Cancer and Stem Cell Biology
Master Carbon Science and Technology
Master Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
Master Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders
Master Chemistry
Master Chinese Studies
Master Clinical Investigation
Master Communications and New Media
Master Computational Biology
Master Compute Science
Master Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Master Cultural Studies In Asia Programme
Master Diagnostic Radiology
Master Doctor Of Philosophy (Biostatistics)
Master Doctor Of Philosophy (Cancer Science Institute)
Master Doctor Of Philosophy (Joint Phd with Ki (Molecular Med))
Master Doctor Of Philosophy (Nursing)
Master Doctor Of Philosophy (School Of Medicine)
Master Economics
Master EMBA
Master Emergency Medicine
Master Emerging Infectious Diseases
Master English Language and Literature
Master Environmental Studies
Master Family Medicine
Master Family Practice Dermatology
Master Food Science and Technology
Master Geography
Master Geriatric Medicine
Master Health Services and Systems Research
Master Health Services & Systems Research
Master History
Master Information System
Master Integrated Sustainable Design
Master Interactive and Digital Media
Master Internal Medicine
Master Japanese Studies
Master Law
Master Life Sciences
Master Malay Studies
Master Master Of Medicine
Master Master Of Science (Nursing)
Master Master Of Science (School Of Medicine)
Master Mathematics
Master MBA
Master Mental Health
Master Neuroscience
Master Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders
Master Neuroscience & Behavioral Disorders
Master Nursing
Master Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Master Occupational Medicine
Master Ophthalmology
Master Orthopaedic Surgery
Master Otorhinolaryngology
Master Paediatric Medicine
Master Pharmacy
Master Philosophy
Master Physics
Master Political Science
Master Project Management
Master Psychiatry
Master Psychology
Master Public Administration and Management 
Master Public Administration 
Master Public Health
Master Public Management 
Master Public Policy 
Master Quantitative Finance
Master Social Work
Master Sociology
Master Southeast Asian Studies
Master South Asian Studies Programme
Master Speech and Language Pathology
Master Statistics
Master Surgery
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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
Colors Orange and blue
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Towards a Global Knowledge Enterprise
• Ministry of Education - Higher Education Division, Singapore
• 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)
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
Computer Science48
Economics & Business51
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking42
QS World University Rankings12
ARWU Academic Ranking101
Webometrics Ranking90
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
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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