National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. Our students can expect the highest academic standards, as well as opportunities to interact with leading industry players through internships, research attachments, incubation programmes and the BLOCK71 entrepreneurial hub.

Top reasons to study here

  • Earn a prestigious qualification from the university ranked top in Asia and 11th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021).
  • Enjoy a vibrant student life, with more than 200 student societies and a wide range of on-campus facilities and amenities.
  • Tap on NUS’ global network of connections with companies in various industries and overseas institutions, as well as through the NUS Overseas Colleges programme

Distance Learning Courses

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  • NUS started out as a modest medical school with 23 students in 1905, founded by a determined group of businessmen led by Tan Jiak Kim, to serve the needs of the local community. 
  • Today, more than 100 years on, NUS has grown to occupy three campuses in Singapore, comprises 17 faculties and schools, and offers 154 postgraduate courses.
  • As Singapore’s flagship university, NUS continues to serve the country and society by providing innovative educational programmes to create a pipeline of talent ready to make an impact in the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and beyond.


  • An education at NUS is recognised as among the best in Asia and the world, with programmes in more than two dozen subjects being ranked within the top 25 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • Alumni are automatically eligible for lifelong learning courses offered by the University. 


  • At NUS, we have adopted an integrated approach to research that brings together researchers from diverse fields. 
  • Through the combined strength of our faculties, schools, research institutes and centres, we have built eight integrative research clusters: health innovation; ageing; energy, environmental and urban sustainability; risk management and resilience of financial systems; smart nation; materials research; maritime and offshore research; and Asian studies.
  • NUS is home to three of Singapore’s five Research Centres of Excellence (RCEs) - specialising in quantum technologies, cancer and mechanobiology - and is a partner in a fourth RCE on environmental life sciences and engineering.
  •  Research at NUS received more than S$750 million in funding and generated more than 10,000 research publications in 2019.


Take advantage of NUS’ good reputation among employers, and make the most of the career support we offer our students and graduates via the Centre for Future-ready Graduates and lifelong learning initiatives.


Student services

The Office of Student Affairs seizes every opportunity and dedicates itself to provide and support the NUS student community in all aspects of student life outside of the classroom, including student services, housing admission and residential life, student organisations, student leaders’ training, community engagement, integration and service learning, student support and wellness, as well as disability support.

Housing services

Housing Services

  • NUS offers three different types of residential options for full-time NUS students to choose from: Halls of Residence (known for their rich co-curricular activities and experiential learning beyond the classroom), Residential Colleges (which offer a residential living experience intertwined with unique academic programmes) and Student Residences (opportunities to participate actively in campus-wide activities and interact with peers from diverse backgrounds and cultures).
  • There are seven Halls of Residence, five Residential Colleges and two Student Residences.

Retail and Dining

  • More than 30 cafes/restaurants
  • Multiple food courts and canteens
  • 10 kiosks
  • Two convenience stores
  • Two banks
  • A book store
  • A travel agency
  • A hair salon and a personal care store

Library services

  • Central Library
  • Chinese Library
  • C J Koh Law Library
  • Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library
  • Medical Library
  • Music Library
  • Science Library
  • Yale-NUS College Library

Resource Librarians

  • Area Studies
  • Business
  • Design & Environment
  • Reference Management
  • Engineering & Computer Science
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Medicine, Pharmacy, & Nursing
  • Music
  • Patents
  • Research Data Management
  • Research Impact Measurement
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Yale-NUS College

Medical services

Medical Services

·       The University Health Centre (UHC) provides a wide range of primary care services. From routine health examinations to managing acute and chronic illnesses, our team of physicians and healthcare staff are here to attend to your medical needs. Should you require specialist assistance, we coordinate your care with established specialists attending to your specific needs.

·       The Student Wellness team is a unit of the Office of Student Affairs that supports students’ well-being as you navigate your way through your journey in NUS. The team is delighted to be there to help equip you with self-care management tips, support your emotional needs or lend a listening ear.

Student Life

Campus life

  A student’s experience isn’t only determined by the quality of the academic learning and interaction with faculty members. Amenities and services ranging from food courts, bookshops, pharmacy and many more essential facilities are located around campus, making life on campus convenient for students, residents and guests. NUS is also well connected by public transport via trains and buses.

Sports facilities

  • 2 swimming pools
  • 4 fitness gyms
  • 2 multipurpose sport halls
  • 1 rock climbing halls
  • Dance studios and practice rooms
  • Badminton courts
  • Squash courts
  • Table tennis courts
  • Outdoor tennis courts

Student clubs

·       Maximise your potential and be all you can be outside classroom. Whether it is culture, music, research, adventure or something else that you seek, a thriving, vibrant community of more than 200 student clubs and organisations await you.

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