GLOBAL EDUCATION

17 Faculties & Schools. 2,000 Modules Each Semester. Infinite Possibilities.

NUS offers 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. Whichever undergraduate or graduate programme students choose, their experience will be intellectually fulfilling within and outside the classroom.


Global Programmes


8 in 10 of our undergraduates go on study-abroad programmes with over 300 top universities across 50 countries. Aspiring entrepreneurs can take the first step towards their dreams with a variety of opportunities, including our nine NUS Overseas Colleges offering internships in high-tech start-ups and classes at prestigious partner universities in some of the most enterprising hubs in the world.

Global Education At Home

Through collaborations with renowned partner universities to set up schools & programmes here, NUS students are provided with opportunities for a global experience and exposure right here “at home”.

Duke-NUS was established in 2005 as a strategic collaboration between Duke University and NUS to complement NUS’ existing undergraduate medical school. The school's curriculum is patterned after that of the Duke University School of Medicine.

The Yale-NUS College, which was established in 2011 in collaboration with Yale University, offers a unique, leading edge, and paradigm-changing model in liberal arts education for the 21st century contextualized to Asia.

NUS University Town (UTown) welcomed its first batch of students in 2011. First of its kind in Singapore and the region, UTown is adapted from leading residential colleges in the world and combines the vibrancy of campus living with an exciting learning experience in a global setting – one that fosters a spirit of adventure, inquiry and enterprise.

News - 2016

24 October 2016

Global Grad Show

Seven graduates and students from NUS Division of Industrial Design (DID) showcased their novel ideas at the prestigious Global Grad Show from 24 to 29 October as part of Dubai Design Week...

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21 October 2016

Global Science Champions

Students from the Special Programme in Science at NUS emerged champions at the International Natural Science Tournament 2016 held from 12 to 16 October in Novosibirsk, Russia.

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20 October 2016

Berlin Wall at NUS

Two segments of the Berlin Wall which polarised Germany for close to 30 years now stand sentry at NUS University Town Sculpture Garden.

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11 October 2016

Bridging social divide

Eight NUS students recently had a taste of what it takes to run a successful social enterprise. The eye-opening experience was part of the inaugural Crossing the Chasm Challenge, which encouraged students to develop innovative solutions to help advance the cause of a chosen social enterprise in the region...


6 October 2016

Conservatory student lauded as Young Steinway Artist

Mervyn Lee, a Year 3 student from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM), has been conferred the title of Young Steinway Artist on 1 October. Mervyn is the second NUS student to be presented with the award, following YSTCM alumna Abigail Sin in 2010...


15 September 2016

Clean sweep at Asia Cup Moot

In a triumphant return after six years to the Asia Cup Moot Court competition, NUS Law swept the top awards, winning Best Overall Team, Best Memorial and Best Oralist. This is the third time a team has achieved such a feat since the competition began 19 years ago...


13 September 2016

One inclusive design

Recent NUS Industrial Design graduate Loren Lim has been lauded as the National Winner in the James Dyson Award, an international design competition which celebrates the work of university students in industrial design, engineering or product design. Loren will compete with winners and entries from countries worldwide for a spot in the International Top 20 list...


9 September 2016

Recognising sustainability efforts

NUS Students Against Violation of the Earth (NUS SAVE) was honoured on the regional stage and conferred the Ten Accomplished Youth Organisations in ASEAN (TAYO ASEAN) Award 2016. The awards ceremony was held during the 21st ASEAN Youth Day Meeting in Cambodia on 26 August...


1 September 2016

Bonding with music

Students from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) at NUS gave a resounding performance together with a Myanmar orchestra and traditional Myanmar ensemble in two concerts at Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon. Held on 22 and 24 August respectively, the concerts organised by the Singapore Embassy in Yangon, marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Myanmar...


11 August 2016

Thes-is Uganda

Africa may not be a popular study destination, especially for youths used to Singapore’s urban lifestyle and amenities. Thus it was with a mixture of excitement and apprehension when two NUS Arts and Social Sciences geography students, Isabell Chew and Leonard Siar, planned a three-week research trip to Uganda in July this year. ...


29 July 2016

World's lightest paraglider trike

Following the phenomenal success of Snowstorm at the prestigious Founders Forum in London last month, the Design-Centric Programme (DCP) at NUS Engineering is taking to the skies yet again with their latest ingenious flying machine. Dubbed The Delta, the world’s lightest electric paraglider trike was unveiled on 26 July at University Town...


22 July 2016

ASEAN University Games closes in style

The ASEAN University Games 2016 closed with a spectacular show of colourful parades and performances at NUS Town Green on 19 July 2016...


30 June 2016

Celebrating ties with music

The NUSChoir, together with the Yale Alumni Chorus and the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, gave a rousing performance on 26 June in celebration of the warm ties between NUS and Yale University...


27 June 2016

Field research in Thai villages

Nine NUS students travelled to remote villages in northern Thailand to experience the local way of life and learn about issues of land rights, deforestation and discrimination as part of the NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) programme...


24 June 2016

Paddlers triumph in China

The NUS Dragon Boat men’s team did the University proud by winning two races at the 2016 World Famous Universities Dragon Boat Invitational Race. The event took place in Daqing, China from 18 to 19 June...


17 June 2016

Logistics Institute scoops award

The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific (TLI – Asia Pacific), a collaboration between NUS and the Georgia Institute of Technology for research and education programmes in global logistics, snagged the Best Educational Course Provider award for the 12th time at the 2016 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards on 14 June in Shanghai, China. The event took place in Daqing, China from 18 to 19 June...


17 June 2016

Prince William meets Snowstorm

Snowstorm wowed the 3,000-strong gathering of top digital and technology entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs and investors at the Founders Forum in London, UK, from 15 to 16 June, as well as His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who found the personal flying machine by NUS' Team Frogworks fascinating...


10 June 2016

Tackling poverty with pragmatism

With rising interest in overseas projects to aid the global fight against poverty, it is vital to consider the sustainability of these efforts, within the larger context of community development and poverty alleviation...


7 June 2016

Rising to the desert challenge

Some 50 NUS Asia-Pacific EMBA (Chinese) (APEX-C) students, along with more than 10 faculty, staff and alumni, took part in the 11th edition of the Business School Gobi Desert Challenge from 22 to 24 May. NUS was one of 40 schools competing in the gruelling 112-km race, where the competitors battled with harsh elements and arid terrain in the Mo-Kia-Yen Gobi Desert...


3 June 2016

Showcasing Singapore to the world

The NUS Architecture-curated Singapore Pavilion has made its mark at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (Biennale Architettura 2016) in Venice, having been listed by Elle Décor Italia as one of the seven most impressive national pavilions at the event. Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam officially opened the Pavilion, themed Space to Imagine, Room for Everyone, on 26 May...


2 June 2016

Up close with sharks and dragons

A group of 24 NUS students, led by historian Dr John van Wyhe from Tembusu College and NUS Biological Sciences, conducted an extraordinary expedition through Indonesia from 9 to 20 May to study the state of nature conservation in the wildlife-rich archipelago...


17 May 2016

R-16, Asia's best at FSAE challenge

Despite hail and freezing temperatures, NUS Engineering students and their new and improved R-16 race car was Asia’s best entry at the recent Formula SAE challenge in Michigan, US. It ranked an impressive 12th worldwide, and was also crowned World Champion for Marketing Presentation...


16 May 2016

Mental Muscle conquers desert race

Four NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine students had to overcome their limitations, both physical and mental, to conquer the 250km Sahara Desert Race, held from 1 to 7 May in the Namib Desert, Namibia, in support of mental health awareness....


5 May 2016

Triple triumph by business students

NUS Business School students came out tops at three recent international business case competitions ─ the Copenhagen Business School Case Competition in Denmark, Belgrade Business International Case Competition in Serbia, and Global Business Case Competition in Seattle in the United States...


15 April 2016

Strong debut at Air Law

NUS Law students have emerged first runner-up in their first appearance at the 7th International Air Law Moot Court Competition held in Jakarta...


15 April 2016

Enhance learning through technology

NUS hosted the second meeting and symposium of the Global Learning Council from 12 to 13 April, which saw 150 global leaders come together to participate in a vibrant discussion on the development and implementation of technology-enhanced learning in educational institutions...


13 April 2016

Schools unite through music

NUS’ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music presented five captivating performances and two panel discussions as part of New Music Festival: Traditions and Innovations, held from 8 to 10 April in conjunction with the third Pacific Alliance of Music Schools Summit...


8 April 2016

Life after Antarctica

NUS Master of Environmental Management student Quang Nu Tuong Nhan participated in the International Antarctic Expedition 2016 from 13 to 25 March 2016...


25 February 2016

NUS, Sciences Po offer new degree

NUS has partnered Sciences Po, France’s leading university in the social sciences, to introduce a new Double Degree Programme for undergraduates from August 2016...


10 February 2016

Sustainability lessons from Paris

NUS students attended two global sustainability events in Paris in December 2015 — the Global University Climate Forum and the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as Paris COP21...


27 January 2016

Brazil’s beacon of hope

Thirty-one students who participated in the NUS Study Trip for Engagement and EnRichment to the Brazilian cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in December 2015 found the country’s solidarity economy and social business landscape an eye-opener...


25 January 2016

Inspiring young minds through math

As part of this year’s Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS)@one-north, NUS hosted a panel discussion with three lauded scientists — Nobel Laureate Professor David Gross, Fields Medallist Prof Stephen Smale, and Turing Award winner Prof Andrew Yao...