NUS Undergraduate Programmes

Special Programmes

Do you see yourself as just a homebody or a potential globetrotter, eager to live a life less ordinary? Expand your horizon beyond our shores to discover an exciting world of opportunities waiting for you. Our Student Exchange Programme will allow you to spend 6 months or more at one of our many prestigious partner universities. This is a great opportunity to learn a new language, be immersed in a different culture, make new friends and develop greater self-confidence. Besides, a stint overseas will also enhance your prospects of overseas job opportunities. Through the SEP, you might just find yourself sipping coffee in a cafe in Paris, shopping in New York or snowboarding with your new friends in the Swiss Alps. Now doesn’t that sound enticing? Read more

How does the idea of working in an upbeat start-up company, full of vibrancy and dynamism, sound to you? By joining the NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) programme, you will be able to unleash your entrepreneurial potential in a leading entrepreneurial-academic hub. Places like Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Shanghai, Stockholm and Bangalore could well be the places where you will be working at in the future. The benefits are plenty and you will return to Singapore thinking like an entrepreneur with a global perspective. Read more

The USP is for you if you have a keen intellect and a passion, curiosity and motivation for learning. It partners seven faculties and schools, and will enable you to meet equally talented peers from various disciplines, who can offer you a diversity of views. USP also encourages and provides financial support for numerous overseas initiatives to places such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Peking University and expeditions to destinations like Himalayas, Cambodia and Iran. Housed in Cinnamon College at NUS University Town, USP students will also enjoy a mandatory 2 years of residential living and learning together. These fascinating and challenging learning environments will equip you with the skills you need to excel in the world beyond your tertiary classroom. Read more

If you are seeking a residential programme that will enrich your campus experience and complement your learning, then look no further! Offered in the College of Alice & Peter Tan, Residential College 4 and Tembusu College, the University Town College Programme (UTCP) emphasises multidisciplinary learning, with intensive small-group sessions to encourage interaction and discussions. Through its distinctive five-module curriculum, the UTCP will help you develop effective communications and strong writing skills, critical thinking skills, and intellectual breadth and rigour to tackle the complex, inter-related challenges confronting the world today. A host of informal learning activities, such as talks by distinguished visitors, as well as social and sporting activities, complements the formal curriculum. Read more

Launched in August 2014, Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) offers a living-learning experience aimed at cultivating students who are intellectually inquisitive, future-ready, and value-centric. If you are an incoming first year student from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Faculty of Engineering (FOE), Faculty of Science (FOS), School of Computing (SOC) and School of Design and Environment (SDE), we invite you to be a part of our exciting community that offers an integrated inter-disciplinary approach, anchored on the theme of sustainability. RVRC is a one year residency that offers an integrated inter-disciplinary approach anchored on the theme of sustainability. Students read three core modules over two semesters or one academic year, alongside modules in your own faculty/school. The RVRC programme not only helps develop competence in professional and academic communication but ensures students cultivate future-ready attributes through active engagement with industry through mentorship and dialogues. Read more