Provost's Welcome Message
On behalf of the National University of Singapore, welcome to your first semester at the university. The NUS community is large, with more than 43,000 students and 6,700 faculty members and researchers in our 16 colleges, faculties, institutes, and schools.
One of the distinctive aspects of studying at NUS is our General Education framework. Once you have completed your General Education modules, you can choose from a variety of majors and minors, or double, joint, and concurrent degrees, based on your professional and personal aspirations.
You will begin your educational journey at NUS under a grade-free scheme, created to allow you to take risks and enrol in classes you never thought you would take. This is a great opportunity to be academically adventurous.
As a member of the NUS student community, you are able to tap into a rich well of opportunities, including living in one of our halls and residential colleges, joining a co-curricular activity, taking an internship, studying abroad, or joining a work-study programme at one of our overseas colleges and entrepreneurial hubs located across Asia and the world.
The past few years have shown us that we all have a social responsibility to one another. We have put in place a set of precautionary measures so please adhere to them. For NUS circulars, FAQs, and emergency contact numbers relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, you can go to emergency.nus.edu.sg.
At NUS, we embrace lifelong learning. In 2018, we introduced the NUS Lifelong Learners (L3) programme, which allows you to return to the NUS community to continue learning for 20 years. We will support you in your first year as an undergraduate student, and then after graduation to help you grow in your career and pursue different interests.
Your educational journey at NUS has just begun. You will have many opportunities to become the person you want to be. I wish you every success in this academic and personal journey.
Professor Ho Teck Hua
Senior Deputy President & Provost