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


Our undergraduates can go on study-abroad programmes at 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 - 2017/2018

05 March 2018

Learners for Life

NUS alumni will find it easier to return to the University for classes under the new NUS Lifelong Learners (NUS L3) initiative announced by Minister of Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung in his speech at the Ministry of Education’s Committee of Supply Debate in Parliament on 5 March.

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28 February 2018

NUS announces new education initiatives

Incoming NUS students can look forward to a range of new programmes and initiatives this coming semester, designed to offer greater flexibility to students keen to pursue their passions in a fast changing world, said NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua in an interview on 26 February.

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03 January 2018

Cambodian crossroads

From 10 to 23 December, 16 NUS students embarked on the inaugural NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) Cambodia programme, which took them on a learning journey from Phnom Penh to Tonlé Sap and Siem Reap in a quest to discover the rich historical, cultural, legal, economic and business aspects of the Khmer society.

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12 March 2018

Sailing the Krakatoa seas

On 25 February, 15 NUS staff, students and alumni set off on a week-long NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) voyage in collaboration with Tembusu College, from Jakarta to the Krakatoa archipelago. The trip was the ninth voyage by NUS Seafarers, a series of experiential learning voyages which first began in January 2017.


17 January 2018

Navigating uncharted territories

From 11 to 22 December 2017, 16 NUS staff and students set off on an 11-day voyage across the Riau Islands in Indonesia as part of NUS Seafarers, a series of experiential learning voyages which first began in January 2017.


12 January 2018

Of trees, trunks and community building

Over the three weeks from 9 to 29 December, a group of 20 students took off for Chiang Mai in Thailand to set their hands to work helping elephants, planting trees and building dams in three villages as part of the NUS Rotaract Club special project Trees N Trunks '17.


07 December 2017

For youth, for peace

Former President of East Timor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr José Ramos-Horta spoke to some 120 youths at NUS University Town during the PeaceJam Singapore conference hosted by the NUS Centre for Future-ready Graduates (CFG) on 2 December. He shared tips on how to be a good leader, the likes of former President of South Africa Mr Nelson Mandela and founding father of Singapore Mr Lee Kuan Yew.


16 November 2017

First steps for the environment

The fifth STEP-NUS Sunburst Environment Programme, held between 13 and 17 November, set out to encourage more than 100 secondary school students from Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to take a deeper look at the fragile ecosystems in our world.


29 September 2017

Helping students discover Asia

NUS young alumni have raised $80,000 for the new FASStrack Asia Advancement Bursary Fund which will help financially needy NUS Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) undergraduates enrolled in the FASStrack Asia programme from next year. Started in 2013, FASStrack Asia is the Faculty’s flagship summer school programme.


04 September 2017

Multiple languages, new worldviews

Arabic, Danish, Hindi, Russian, Turkish…these are only a subset of the languages which Year 3 NUS Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) student Darren Mak comprehends. Darren currently understands some 14 languages and he is not stopping in his quest to pick up even more.


31 August 2017

Congratulating our SEA Games athletes

Team Singapore athletes brought home a remarkable 188 medals at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which came to a close on 30 August after close to two weeks of intense competition. Contributing to this impressive feat were NUS students and alumni who did the nation and University proud with their fighting spirit and sportsmanship.


28 July 2017

Prof Tan Eng Chye to be next NUS President

Prof Tan Eng Chye, who is the chief architect of NUS’ pioneering educational and academic programmes, will be the University’s next President on 1 January 2018. Prof Ho Teck Hua, a globally prominent behavioural scientist, will be Senior Deputy President and Provost.


21 July 2017

NUS hosts ASEAN athletes

NUS played host to almost 2,000 student-athletes and officials at the Games Village in University Town from 14 to 20 July as part of the 9th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG).


10 July 2017

Undergrads ponder disruptive change

NUS students from the University Scholars Programme (USP) organised the Singapore leg of the Asian Undergraduate Summit 2017 from 28 June to 3 July, which saw close to 200 participants from 11 universities across Asia discussing the phenomenon of disruption and what they could do about it.


28 June 2017

Local lens on global issues

Over forty Year 4 NUS Global Studies students recently tackled pressing societal challenges around the world in their collaborative projects for GL4102 Task Force, an innovative module designed to simulate the experience of a policy working group to generate new solutions to old problems.


22 June 2017

Into the heart of Borneo

A group of 14 NUS students, led by historian of science Dr John van Wyhe from Tembusu College and NUS Biological Sciences, undertook an extraordinary expedition through Borneo from 8 to 20 May under the Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) programme to study the state of nature conservation on the world’s third-largest island.


20 June 2017

Private law moot win

A team from NUS Law recently became the first in Singapore to win the prestigious Allen & Overy Private Law Moot Competition, which was held from 20 to 22 May at University of New South Wales, Sydney.


01 June 2017

Sail to Anambas

A group of 12 NUS students from various schools and faculties went from strangers to friends when they took off on an unconventional journey, living and working together onboard a ship on an 11-day voyage to the remote Anambas Islands of Indonesia.


29 May 2017

Young Asian leaders reunite

NUS and Temasek Foundation International (TFI) co-hosted the TFI@10 Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (TFI LEaRN) Connect reunion from 19 to 20 May, in commemoration of the programme’s 10th anniversary.


26 May 2017

Encouraging regional dialogue

The University Scholars Programme represented Singapore and NUS as the host for the 17th ASEAN University Network and 6th ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers' Contest this year. Themed “ASEAN+3 in an Era of Global Uncertainty: Responses and Optimism” and held from 22 to 26 May, the event gathered students from the ASEAN region and the ‘+3’ countries — China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, to discuss and explore issues pertinent to the Asian region.


22 May 2017

Designed for performance

The NUS Engineering team comprising students from the Innovation and Design-Centric Programme has been ranked 14th out of 120 international teams at the 2017 Formula SAE International Challenge, held in Michigan, US.


19 May 2017

Science and public policy

NUS and Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC), a consortium of 16 premier educational institutions and research organisations in France, showcased work jointly conducted by the two establishments over the past three years during a conference held at University Town from 18 to 19 May.


14 March 2017

Tan Tai Yong appointed President of Yale-NUS College

Prominent historian Professor Tan Tai Yong will become President of Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS) from 1 July 2017. Prof Tan had served as Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) at Yale-NUS since 2014.


12 March 2017

From Nanyang to Minnan - Travelling the path of an overseas Chinese

Dr Chen Yu from the Department of Architecture at NUS School of Design & Environment led 11 students from her department on a trip to China's Fujian province during the recess week in late February 2017 to instill a sense of appreciation of the wonderful buildings built by overseas Chinese...


21 February 2017

A digital twist to survival

Surviving the wild with just bare necessities, a quick mind, laptop circuitry and basic tech gizmo. This quixotic match-up is the premise of a new Discovery Channel television show in the US called “Hacking the Wild”, which stars the latest faculty addition to NUS Communications and New Media — Assistant Professor Andrew Quitmeyer.


09 February 2017

Youths powered up for change

Team Project Cheway, comprising students from the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Students’ Society in NUS Engineering, came out tops in Maybank’s eMpowering Youths Across ASEAN programme, where they clinched the Power Up Award 2016 and $15,000 in funding for their impactful and sustainable social initiatives in the Philippines


30 January 2017

Voyage across the Equator

Nine NUS students kicked off their new year earlier this month by sailing off on a ship for a week-long voyage across the Equator. Sailing aboard an 18-metre schooner, the students, together with three NUS alumni, one faculty member and the ship’s captain and crew, set off from Batam at the crack of dawn on 2 January for their destination Pulau Lingga, an Indonesian island on the Equator. Along the way, they learned how to sail, and picked up lessons in maritime navigation and geography, and a renewed perspective on nature and the environment. For half of the team, this was also their first time sailing...


17 January 2017

Giving voice to the marginalised

While most travellers treat countries with ongoing humanitarian issues as ones to take special caution to avoid, for NUS Global Studies final-year student Arif Nurhakim, or Hakim as he prefers to go by, it is one of the most compelling reasons to visit. Hakim has been an avid photographer for the past ten years, having picked up the interest from the age of 15. Documentary photography however, only sparked his curiosity two years ago...


13 January 2017

Giving children a leg-up

Fourteen Tembusu College students, with support from Firefly Mission in Singapore, engaged in community service at a Youth Development Centre (YDC) at Parahita Monastery in Shwegyin Town, Myanmar from 26 December to 7 January. They built a fence for a preschool, conducted workshops and brought a group of youths to visit a vocational training institute and a noodle factory...


03 January 2017

STEER ventures to Middle East

Twenty-three NUS undergraduates across different faculties went home with a fresh perspective on the Gulf region after participating in the recent Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) programme titled “The Arabian Gulf in Transition” from 9 to 23 December. The trip took the delegation, headed by NUS Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Loh Wai Lam, to Muscat, Oman; Doha, Qatar; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)...



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