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National University of Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore, Asia
The National University of Singapore, widely known as NUS, is Singapore's oldest university. It is the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered. It is consistently ranked among the best universities in Asia.

Overview

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  • Campus
    80.0000
  • Support
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  • Safety
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  • Social Life
    80.0000
  • Diversity
    80.0000
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National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore, widely known as NUS, is Singapore's oldest university. It is the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered. International students are eligible for financial aid.

The university's main campus is located in southwest Singapore at Kent Ridge, with an area of approximately 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi). The Bukit Timah campus houses the Faculty of Law, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and research institutes, while the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore is located at the Outram campus.

The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair had named NUS as the headquarters of his Asian Faith and Globalization Initiative together with Durham University in the UK and Yale University in the USA to deliver an exclusive programme in partnership with Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

In 2012, NUS was ranked 25th in the world and 2nd in Asia by the QS World University Rankings.

NUS has a semester-based modular system for conducting courses. It adopts features of the British system, such as small group teaching (tutorials) and the American system (course credits). Students may transfer between courses within their first two semesters, enroll in cross-faculty modules or take up electives from different faculties (compulsory for most degrees). Other cross-disciplinary initiatives study programmes include double-degree undergraduate degrees in Arts & Social Sciences and Engineering; Arts & Social Sciences and Law; Business and Engineering; and Business and Law.

NUS has 16 faculties and schools, including a Music Conservatory. Currently, it has seven overseas colleges at major entrepreneurial hubs in Shanghai and Beijing (China), Israel, India, Stockholm (Sweden), Silicon Valley and Bio Valley (US).

Details

  • Information & Statistics

    Number of Undergraduate Students 
    25,000
    Number of Graduate Students 
    8,000
    Total Number of Students 
    33,000
  • Rankings

    Rankings 

    QS (Quacquarelli Symonds)

    25
  • Tuition

    Tuition Fees - Description 
    A tuition grant is offered to all admitted students. Approved students pay subsidised fees. While a tuition grant is not repayable, accountability measures apply such as a service bond to work for a Singapore registered company or hospital.

Map & Contact

Contact Information

University Address 
21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore  119077
Singapore

Reviews

Reviews

3

NUS is a great and competitive school. The classes are highly competitive and difficult, so be prepared to study a lot.

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Reviews

Reviewer: Anonymous
Overall Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Comments:

It was really nice to attend such a great university, I like the environment and faculty of the University of Health Sciences Antigua.

Reviewer: Seungbum K.
Overall Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Comments:

Golden Gate University (GGU) offers practical and affordable education for international students.

Reviewer: Rebecca R.
Overall Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Comments:

Studying at St. Andrews was one of the best choices I have ever made.

Reviewer: Andrew L.
Overall Rating:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Comments:

I went to FSU on an athletic scholarship having finished a degree at Stirling University in Scotland.