National University of Singapore

History

Due to the desire the government expressed into combining the resources of the University of Singapore and Nanyang University to be able to create a stronger institution, the National University of Singapore was established on 1980 from the former institutions, with it came a push to promote English as the main language of education in Singapore, which affected the policies of the new institution, ultimately this resulted in it becoming the first autonomous research university in the country.

Programs Offered

The National University of Singapore offers through it’s 17 faculties and schools a student experience they themselves describe as deep and rigorous, the following are some of the undergraduate programs currently offered by the institution:

  • Communications and New Media
  • Environmental studies in Geography
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Dentistry
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Project and Facilities Management
  • Engineering
  • Undergraduate Law Programme
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Music
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Biology
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Quantitative Finance

Admission requirements

Admission to the National University of Singapore is largely based on high-school qualifications, some programs however, like Architecture do require an extra test and interview, so it’s important to check the fine details of the program you wish to pursue in the institution, additionally Singapore residents and certain international students will need to meet the Mother Tongue Language requirement .

Student Life

The National University of Singapore’s campus is a modern and also self-contained environment which offers students a wide variety of facilities and events to make sure all their needs are met on-campus, these range from multiple sport opportunities, to music and theatre activities as well as multiple orientation programs designed to help all students find their place in the NUS community.

Part-time work

Not only is part-time work for enrolled students approved by the National University of Singapore, but it’s even encouraged, the main stop for this is NUS TalentConnect, a dedicated job portal, which has access to jobs, internships and temporary positions by the university’s partners and the institution itself.

If that weren’t enough on it’s own the university also offers their own NUS career+,  a mobile app that automatically builds a customized skill list help match students with jobs that fit their profile.

Fees

Tuition Fees in the National University of Singapore are based on how many students join with the new semester, in short prices can fluctuate slightly with each new session and as such all prices shown are approximates even for the University:

  • Singapore Citizens: S$10,000
  • Singapore Permanent Residents: S$12,000
  • International Students:  S$20,000

Ranking

The National University of Singapore is currently ranked as the 50th best college level institution in the world, thus making it the number one university in it’s home country of Singapore.

University Contact

Address:  21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077

Phone: +65 6516 6666

Email: nus.comms@nus.edu.sg

Summary

As the best institution in the country with wide range of programs and an even wider community there’s no reason not to go to the National University of Singapore if you are a resident, the challenge might be steep but the quality of education and the future prospect of their alumni definitely make the experience worthwhile.