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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.

Short Courses

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  • We 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.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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
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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

Office of Student Affairs aspires to extend accessible services to you during your stay in NUS.

Housing services

  • Accomodation For Undergraduates

A typical undergraduate accommodation in UTown houses six students per apartment or single rooms whilst we have single stand-alone or double bed rooms at PGPR and RVRC.

  • Accomodation for Graduates

A typical apartment accommodates four to six graduates in UTown whilst we have single stand-alone or double bed rooms at PGPR.

  • Conference Facilities

OHS provides short and long term Guest and Conference Accommodations for visitors on official programs organized by NUS Faculties/Administrative Departments and for educational programs organized by external organisations.

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

Primary care at the University Health Centre (UHC) provides a wide range of 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.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Bukit Timah Campus houses the Faculty of Law and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The colonial style buildings date back to 1928 when NUS’ predecessor institution, Raffles College, was established.
  • Outram Campus Located among many of the nation’s key medical institutions, the Outram Campus houses the Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS).  
  • Kent Ridge Campus main campus since 1980, the sprawling 150-hectare Kent Ridge Campus hosts most of the University’s academic, research and administrative facilities. It is also a bustling hub of student life, with student residences, sports facilities and venues for arts and cultural activities. 

Sports facilities

NUS Students’ Sports Club (NUSSSC) is the largest non-faculty constituent club in NUS. As one of the most active and wide-reaching student-run organisations on campus, we are dedicated to be the leading platform to promote community bonding through recreational sports.

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