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The Freshmen Orientation Programme site contains a myriad of resources and information that can help you find your footing for your first few months in NUS.

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The Starter Kit is a guide for navigating around Singapore, providing an overview on telecommunication, transport, banking services, and Singlish.

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Student Life

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OSA Live Show 2021

Want to know more about how you can enrich your NUS student life? Watch our Live Show recordings where NUS staff and seniors shared tips and resources.

Email for access to the recordings.

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NUS iCARE organises exciting events for local and international students to interact through cross cultural appreciation events and social activities. 

Follow NUS iCARE on these pages for the latest updates and upcoming events!


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Interaction Handbook

Engage in fun activities with your local friends using the SG Kaki Buddy Handbook.

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NUSSU ISR aims to provide welfare and safe space for International students to voice out their concerns, a place to share about each other’s cultures, introduce local destinations, bridge the communications between NUS, NUSSU and international students, and many more!

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Student Organisations Directory

Explore the different student organisations that you can be a part of to enrich your NUS student life.

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Community Engagement

Take part in community development projects and see how you can contribute back to the community.
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Student Wellness

Get to know more about the PitStop@YIH, the 7 PitStop Principles and other resources relating to your wellness.
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Planning on designing programmes and seeking sources of funding? Take a look at the list of funding schemes available for you.
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Academics & Accommodation

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Student Support Managers (SSM)

A support and guide through your academic journey, your SSM connects you to the available resources on campus.

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Registrar's Office

The Registrar's Office (RO) facilitates the academic experience of students enrolled in the University, from the time of registration to graduation.

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Library Resources

Find out more about how you can access NUS library services through this guide.

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Hostel Admissions

Want to know more about campus residences? Get your questions answered here.

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FAQs for Incoming International Students

Here are questions that will help set you up at NUS during this COVID-19 period. 


1. Where can I find my NUS NET ID?

You will be issued your Student ID, PIN, NUSNET ID and NUSNET Password Upon completing Registration Part 1.


2. Why am I unable to log into the NUS System?

Please note that access to NUS systems like LumiNUS and Module Registration (ModReg) will be activated one to two days after completion of Registration (Part One). Students are required to change their default NUSNET password via the NUS Password Portal ( before they can access any NUS online services such as NUS Email (, NUS Education Records System ( and LumiNUS ( 


3. Can I fly into Singapore during this COVID-19?

In view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation, all incoming students are required to declare their travel plans in the Overseas Travel Declaration (OTD) Applicants System ( before they can proceed with Registration (Part One). Do note that the completion of OTD is mandatory for all incoming students.  

Entry Approval Required for All Long-Term Pass Holders (Student’s Pass (STP) & holders of In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter for STP)

All existing Student’s Pass (STP) holders, and those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter for STP, who are planning to enter or return to Singapore must obtain an Entry Approval before commencing your journey to Singapore.

With effect from 5 April 2021, Entry Approval application for STP and STP-IPA holders will be managed by the Safe Travel Office (STO) under the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

For full details on entry approvals, refer to this page

4. Do I need to serve the serve the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon entry to Singapore?

In line with prevailing Stay-Home Notice (SHN) requirements, depending on where you have been in the last consecutive 14 days prior to your arrival in Singapore, you may be issued with a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon entry into Singapore.  Please check ICA’s website for the most updated border control measures.

Prior to arriving in Singapore, travellers are required to submit a health and travel declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service prior to their arrival. They will also need to provide their health status and recent history, as well as personal particulars and contact details.

5. I have other questions related to COVID-19.

Please refer to this page for the latest FAQs on COVID-19 related policies and guidelines.