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NUS Established: 1905

National University of Singapore

21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119077

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

  • 30,000-34,999
    Total Students
  • 30%
    International Students
  • SGD 10,028
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • SGD 48,260
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 17
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

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Overview

At NUS, we are shaping the future through our people and our pursuit of new frontiers in knowledge. In a single century, we have become a university of global influence and an Asian thought leader. Our location at the crossroads of Asia informs our mission and gives us a tremendous vantage point to help create opportunities and address the pressing issues facing Singapore, Asia and the world. At NUS, we believe in education, research and service that change lives.

NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 26 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner for Singapore’s fifth RCE. The University shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. Major research thrusts have been made recently in several fields such as quantum technology; cancer and translational medicine; interactive and digital media; and the environment and water. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

The 17 Schools in NUS include:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Continuing and Lifelong Education
  • Dentistry
  • Design and Environment
  • Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Engineering
  • Integrative Sciences and Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Science
  • University Scholars Programme
  • Yale-NUS College

Specialties: education, research, broad-based curriculum, and cross-faculty enrichment

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 81% Students
  • SGD 20,507 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 19% Students
  • SGD 47,282 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at National University of Singapore

Bachelor's

Arts & Social Sciences

  • Chinese Language
  • Chinese Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Malay Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre Studies
  • Communications & New Media
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Studies in Geography
  • European Studies
  • Global Studies

Business &Accountancy

  • Business Administration (Accountancy)
  • Business Administration

Computing

  • Business Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Security
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering

Dentistry

  • Dentistry

Design & Environment

  • Architecture
  • Industrial Design
  • Project & Facilities Management
  • Real Estate

Engineering

  • Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Material Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

Law

  • Undergraduate Law Programme
  • Graduate LL.B. Programme

Medicine

  • Medicine

Nursing

  • Nursing

Music

  • Music

Science

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics with specialisation in Mathematical Modelling and Data Analytics
  • Applied Mathematics with specialisation in Operations Research and Financial Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry (with specialisation in Materials Chemistry)
  • Chemistry (with specialisation in Medicinal Chemistry)
  • Chemistry (with specialisation in Environment and Energy)
  • Computational Biology
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Environmental Studies in Biology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Life Sciences (with specialisation in Biomedical Science)
  • Life Sciences (with specialisation in Environmental Biology)
  • Life Sciences (with specialisation in Molecular & Cell Biology)
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Physics
  • Physics (with specialisation in Astrophysics)
  • Physics (with specialisation in Nanophysics)
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Statistics
  • Statistics (with specialisation in Data Science)
  • Statistics (with specialisation in Finance and Business Statistics)

Special Undergraduate Programmes

Double Degree

  • DDP in Business Administration and Communications & New Media
  • DDP in Computing and Business Administration
  • DDP in Computing and Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
  • DDP in Economics and BBA
  • DDP in Law & Life Sciences
  • DDP in Materials Science and Engineering & Physics
  • DDP in Business Administration & Engineering
  • DDP in Business Administration & Law
  • DDP in Economics & Law
  • DDP in Engineering & Economics

Concurrent Degree

  • BBA & Master in Public Policy
  • BEng & Master of Science (Management)
  • LLB & Master in Public Policy
  • BBA & Master of Science (Management)
  • Concurrent Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) Honours and Master of Science (Management) Programme

Double Major

Arts & Social Sciences Double Major Programmes

  • Communications & New Media with Management
  • Economics with Management
  • Economics with Mathematics
  • Economics with Statistics
  • Psychology with Life Sciences
  • Psychology with Management
  • Psychology with Social Work
  • Social Work with Psychology

Business School Double Major Programmes

  • Business Administation (Accountancy) with Economics
  • Business Administration (Accountancy) with Business Analytics
  • Business Administration with Business Analytics
  • Business Administration with Communications & New Media
  • Business Administration with Economics
  • Business Administration with Psychology

Faculty of Science Double Major Programmes

  • Applied Mathematics with Business Analytics
  • Applied Mathematics with Computer Science Courses
  • Applied Mathematics with Economics
  • Applied Mathematics with Information Security
  • Applied Mathematics with Management
  • Chemistry with Food Science
  • Life Sciences with Management
  • Life Sciences with Psychology
  • Mathematics with Business Analytics
  • Mathematics with Computer Science Courses
  • Mathematics with Economics
  • Mathematics with Information Security
  • Mathematics with Management
  • Statistics with Business Analytics
  • Statistics with Computer Science Courses
  • Statistics with Economics
  • Statistics with Management

School of Computing Double Major Programmes

  • Business Analytics with Economics
  • Information Systems with Economics

Minor

Arts & Social Sciences Minor Programmes

  • Economics with a Minor in Real Estate
  • Psychology with a Minor in Management

Business School Minor Programmes

  • Business Administration (Accountancy) with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Business Administration (Accountancy) with a Minor in Statistics
  • Business Administration with a Minor in Communications & New Media
  • Business Administration with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Business Administration with a Minor in Public Health
  • Business Administration with a Minor in Real Estate
  • Business Administration with a Minor in Statistics
  • Business Administration with a Minor ln Psychology

Faculty of Engineering Minor Programmes

  • Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Business Analytics
  • Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Information Security
  • Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Public Health
  • Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Public Health
  • Civil Engineering with a Minor in Economics
  • Civil Engineering with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering with a Minor in Economics
  • Computer Engineering with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering with a Minor in Management
  • Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Business Analytics
  • Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Economics
  • Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Information Security
  • Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Public Health
  • Engineering with a Minor in Management
  • Environmental Engineering with a Minor in Economics
  • Environmental Engineering with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Environmental Engineering with a Minor in Public Health
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering with a Minor in Business Analytics
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering with a Minor in Economics
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering with a Minor in Public Health
  • Industrial & Sytems Engineering with a Minor in Information Security
  • Materials Science & Engineering with a Minor in Information Security
  • Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Business Analytics
  • Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Economics
  • Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Information Security

Faculty of Science Minor Programmes

  • Life Sciences with a Minor in Public Health
  • Science with a Minor in Information Security (with a major in Applied Mathematics)
  • Science with a Minor in Information Security (with a major in Computational Biology)
  • Science with a Minor in Information Security (with a major in Quantitative Finance)
  • Science with a Minor in Information Security (with a major in Statistics)

School of Computing Minor Programmes

  • Business Analytics with a Minor in Economics
  • Business Analytics with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Business Analytics with a Minor in Information Security
  • Business Analytics with a Minor in Real Estate
  • Business Analytics with a Minor in Statistics
  • Computer Science Courses with a Minor in Interactive Media Development
  • Computer Science Courses with a Minor in Management
  • Computer Science Courses with a Minor in Mathematics
  • Computer Science Courses with a Minor in Statistics
  • Information Security with a Minor in Financial Mathematics
  • Information Security with a Minor in Management
  • Information Security with a Minor in Mathematics
  • Information Security with a Minor in Statistics
  • Information Systems with a Minor in Economics
  • Information Systems with a Minor in Interactive Media Development
  • Information Systems with a Minor in Management

School of Design & Environment Minor Programmes

  • Real Estate with a Minor in Business Analytics
  • Real Estate with a Minor in Economics
  • Real Estate with a Minor in Management

Joint Degree

  • Joint Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Actuarial Studies and Economics Partner Institution: Australian National University
  • Joint Bachelor of Arts (Honours) NUS and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) ANU (for students in the University Scholars Programme) Partner Institution: Australian National University
  • Joint Bachelor of Science (Honours) NUS and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) ANU (for students in the University Scholars Programme) Partner Institution: Australian National University
  • Joint Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Partner Institution: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Joint Bachelor of Science (Honours) Partner Institution: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Special & Part-time

  • Student Exchange Programme (SEP)
  • NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC)
  • University Scholars Programme
  • University Town College Programme (UTCP)
  • Bachelor of Technology Programme

Master's

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

  • Graduate Diploma in Social Work
  • Master of Arts (Chinese Culture and Language)
  • Master of Arts (Chinese Studies, English Language and Linguistics, Literary Studies and Southeast Asian Studies)
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Master of Science (Applied Geographic Information Systems)
  • Master of Social Sciences (Applied Economics)
  • Master of Social Work

Graduate Studies by Research

  • Master of Arts in Departments/Programmes: Chinese Studies, English Language & Literature, History, Communications & New Media, Japanese Studies, Malay Studies, Philosophy, South Asian Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies.
  • Master of Social Sciences in Departments: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Departments/Programmes: Chinese Studies, Economics, English Language & Literature, Geography, History, Communications & New Media, Japanese Studies, Malay Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, South Asian Studies and Southeast Asian Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cultural Studies in Asia Programme and Comparative Asian Studies Programme

School of Business

  • Master of Business Administration
  • MBA with Specialisation in Real Estate
  • Double Degree with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • NUS-HEC Paris Double Degree MBA
  • NUS-Peking University Double Degree MBA
  • S3 Asia MBA
  • Asia-Pacific Executive MBA
  • Asia-Pacific Executive MBA (in Chinese)
  • UCLA-NUS Executive MBA
  • Master in Public Administration and Management in collaboration with LKYSPP (in Chinese)
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Graduate Studies by Research

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Departments of Strategy and Policy, Decision Sciences, Finance, Accounting, Management & Organisation, and Marketing.

School of Computing

  • Master of Computing

Graduate Studies by Research

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Departments of Computer Science and Information Systems. (Student will be enrolled into a common graduate programme in the first instance.)

Faculty of Dentistry

Graduate Studies by Research

  • Master of Science & Doctor of Philosophy in Departments of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Preventive Dentistry, and Restorative Dentistry.

Dental Residency Training Programmes

  • Master of Dental Surgery* (Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontology, and Prosthodontics). Please note that the Master of Dental Surgery does not automatically qualify the holder for registration to practice in Singapore as registration to practice in Singapore is under the purview of the Singapore Dental Council.

Graduate Diploma Courses

  • Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology
  • Graduate Diploma in Advanced General Dentistry

School of Design & Environment

  • Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability, Project Management, Real Estate, Environmental Management and Integrated Sustainable Design)
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Arts (Urban Design)
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Urban Planning

Graduate Studies by Research

  • Master of Arts (Architecture)
  • Master of Arts (Industrial Design)
  • Master of Science (Building)
  • Master of Science (Real Estate and Urban Economics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy(Architecture)
  • Doctor Philosophy (Industrial Design)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Building)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Real Estate)
  • NUS-DTU Joint PhD Programme

Faculty of Engineering

  • Master of Science (Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering; Hydraulic Engineering & Water Resources Management; Industrial & Systems Engineering; Intellectual Property Management; Management of Technology; Materials Science & Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Offshore Technology; Safety, Health & Environmental Technology; Systems Design & Management; and Transport Systems & Management)

Graduate Studies by Research

  • Master of Engineering & Doctor of Philosophy in Departments/Division of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering & Technology Management, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • NUS-CentraleSupelec Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Joint degree with CentraleSupelec, France)
  • NUS-TU/e Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Joint degree with Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
  • NUS-IITB Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Joint degree with Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
  • NUS-IITM Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Joint degree with Indian Institute of Technology Madras)
  • NUS-IITK Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Joint degree with Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)
  • NUS-SUTD Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Joint degree with Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Faculty of Law

  • Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law & Arbitration
  • Master of Laws (with or without specializations) - Asian Legal Studies; Corporate & Financial Services Law; Intellectual Property & Technology Law; International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution; International & Comparative Law; Maritime Law
  • Master of Laws (International Business Law)
  • Double Degree Programmes in LLM- MPP/MPA

Graduate Programme by Research

  • Doctor of Philosophy

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

  • Master in Public Policy
  • Master in Public Administration
  • Master in Public Management
  • Master in Public Administration and Management (in Chinese) – in collaboration with NUS Business School

Graduate Programme by Research

  • Doctor of Philosophy

NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • NUS PhD-MBA – in collaboration with NGS and NUS Business School
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Centre for Quantum Technologies

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Epidemiology
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Science

  • Master of Science (Chemistry, Applied Physics, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology, Quantitative Finance, Physics, and Statistics)
  • Master of Science in Chemistry for Energy & Environment
  • Joint Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry – NUS & Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Joint Master of Science in Science Communication – NUS & The Australian National University (ANU)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy

Graduate Studies by Research

  • Master of Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics, and Statistics & Applied Probability)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics, Statistics & Applied Probability)
  • NUS-IIT Joint Doctor of Philosophy (with either IITB/IITM/IITK)
  • NUS-King’s College London Joint Doctor of Philosophy (offered by Department of Biological Sciences and Physics and NUS and the School of Biomedical Sciences at KCL)
  • NUS-Hebrew University of Jerusalem Joint Doctor of Philosophy

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

  • Graduate Diploma (Family Medicine, Family Practice Dermatology, Geriatric Medicine, Mental Health, Occupational Medicine, Palliative Medicine)
  • Master of Medicine by examination only (Anaesthesiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatric Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery)
  • Master of Science (Audiology)
  • Master of Science (Speech and Language Pathology)
  • Master of Science (Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Diagnostic Radiology, Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychological Medicine, and Surgery)
  • Master of Clinical Investigation
  • Doctor of Philosophy (School of Medicine)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Cancer Science Institute)
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science (Nursing) and Doctor of Philosophy

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

  • Master of Music (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp, Piano, Composition, Conducting)

Duke-NUS Medical School

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Biology and Medicine
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Biology and Medicine

Institute of Systems Science

  • Graduate Diploma (Systems Analysis)
  • Master of Technology in Software Engineering (jointly offered by ISS, Department of ECE and School of Computing)
  • Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering (jointly offered by ISS, Department of ECE and School of Computing)
  • Master of Technology in Enterprise Business Analytics (offered jointly by ISS, Department of ISE and Division of ETM)
  • Master of Technology in IT Leadership (jointly offered by ISS and School of Computing)

Mechanobiology Institute

  • Doctor of Philosophy

Risk Management Institute

  • Master of Science (Financial Engineering)

The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific

  • Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (joint offered by the Engineering Department of ISE of Faculty of Engineering, Department of Decision Sciences of NUS Business School, and The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific)

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.0
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 92
  • TOEFL (Masters) 85

Academic Life

  • 51 : 49
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 2,000-2,499
    Employees
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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