NUS offers attractive remuneration packages that are driven by market competitiveness as well as organisation and individual performance. Our flexible wage structure includes an annual base salary, different forms of allowances (where applicable) and annual performance bonus for eligible staff members.


Staff members also enjoy a host of benefits as highlighted below:


Medical coverage for both outpatient and hospitalisation treatment is provided for under an insurance-based plan. Staff members whose terms of appointment include medical benefits enjoy free coverage under a University-specified plan, as well as the option to cover their dependents on the same plan on a co-payment basis of the annual premium.


Under the HealthChoice programme, staff members have the flexibility to claim for a range of health-related expenses up to the credits in their Flexible Spending Accounts. These expenses includes staff’s share of their dependents’ annual premium for the medical insurance, health screening, dental care, fitness programmes, healthcare equipment and recreation activities. This programme complements the medical benefits by advocating greater personal responsibility for pro-active healthcare.


Staff members whose terms of appointment include leave benefits are entitled to 14 - 28 days of vacation leave depending on the level of appointment and length of service. In addition, staff members are also eligible for medical leave, maternity leave, paternity leave etc, subject to the prevailing guidelines governing these provisions.

Academic staff members may also be granted leave for academic purposes to participate in academic activities such as attending conferences, undertaking field trips and conducting research. Tenured faculty members are also eligible for sabbatical leave.


The University provides staff members with 24-hour worldwide insurance cover against events such as death, permanent disablement and illness arising out of or in the course of employment.

In addition, staff members may also cover themselves and eligible family members against death and permanent disablement under a group insurance plan - Corporatized Entities Group Insurance scheme (CEGIS) at a special rate.

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Other Perks

NUS staff members also enjoy banking privileges, free on-campus performances by NUS’ own Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and Centre For the Arts from time to time, as well as corporate discounts for mobile phones and broadband subscriptions, laptops, airfares, hotel stays, concert tickets etc. Staff members are also eligible to enrol in part-time NUS graduate programmes at heavily-subsidised fees.