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National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore aspires to be a vital community of academics, researchers, staff, students and alumni working together in a spirit of innovation and enterprise for a better world. 

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


The National University of Singapore 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, as Singapore’s flagship university, we continue to be in service of country and society. Learn more about our rich heritage and leaders of this institution.


Infinite possibilities. We offer a global and Asian experience that is broad, deep and rigorous. An NUS education is recognised as among the best in Asia, and the world. Your enrolment at NUS is valid 20 years from the point of undergraduate admission. Alumni are automatically eligible for lifelong learning courses. Whichever undergraduate or graduate programme you choose, your experience will be intellectually fulfilling within and outside the classroom.


At NUS, we push boundaries to achieve research excellence through multiple disciplines. We have adopted an integrated approach 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. These are ageing, Asian studies, biomedical science and translational medicine, finance and risk management, integrative sustainability solutions, maritime, materials science and smart nation.


NUS-ISS Career Services Unit supports our students, alumni and all executive programmes participants seeking career-course advisory and job placement support. Our career consultants are always ready to help students to understand their career aspirational and developmental needs; and to help in their placement to suitable job opportunities.

Short Courses

Engineering & Technology (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
71 4
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

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

NUS offers a variety of accommodation options to suit the needs and aspirations of full-time NUS students. Residential living is an essential part of a holistic university education. It offers a life-time opportunity for students to live amongst peers from different countries, social and cultural backgrounds, and academic disciplines. It provides ample opportunities for one to step out, engage, and open one’s mind to others. It also enables students to hone their leadership skills, people skills, and forge lasting friendships with one another.

Library services

The Central Library is the largest and flagship library of NUS Libraries. Each year, it records more than a million visits.

Located at the heart of NUS, Central Library stands out as one of the old charms of the University. Many NUS alumni have wonderful memories of the Central Library, referring to it fondly as CLB.

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.
  • 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. 

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

National University of Singapore Students’ Union (NUSSU) is a unique student-run institution that is autonomous from the University Administration primarily in terms of operations and budget. Perspectives and opinions about any issue vary, as such, to facilitate communication between the Union and the administration, Student leaders from various faculty clubs and non-faculty clubs volunteer to come together as the NUSSU Council to address the concerns of their fellow undergraduate union members. The NUSSU Council is spearheaded by the NUSSU Executive Committee (NUSSU EXCO).


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