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National University of Singapore (NUS)

Location Kent Ridge Campus, Singapore Singapore
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Ranking

# 11

QS World University Rankings
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68

Undergraduate programs
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220

Postgraduate programs
International

7551

International students

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.


NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 38,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. NUS also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.


The 17 Schools in NUS include:  


  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Continuing and Lifelong Education
  • Dentistry
  • Design and Environment
  • Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Engineering
  • Integrative Sciences and Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Science
  • University Scholars Programme
  • Yale-NUS College


NUS takes an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to research, working with partners from industry, government and academia, to address crucial and complex issues relevant to Asia and the world. Researchers in NUS’ Schools and Faculties, 30 university-level research institutes and centres, and Research Centres of Excellence cover a wide range of themes including: energy, environmental and urban sustainability; treatment and prevention of diseases common among Asians; active ageing; advanced materials; risk management and resilience of financial systems. The University’s latest research focus is to use data sciences, optimisation research and cyber security to support Singapore's Smart Nation initiative.

For more information on NUS, please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg/

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.


NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 38,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. NUS also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.


The 17 Schools in NUS include:  


  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Continuing and Lifelong Education
  • Dentistry
  • Design and Environment
  • Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Engineering
  • Integrative Sciences and Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Science
  • University Scholars Programme
  • Yale-NUS College


NUS takes an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to research, working with partners from industry, government and academia, to address crucial and complex issues relevant to Asia and the world. Researchers in NUS’ Schools and Faculties, 30 university-level research institutes and centres, and Research Centres of Excellence cover a wide range of themes including: energy, environmental and urban sustainability; treatment and prevention of diseases common among Asians; active ageing; advanced materials; risk management and resilience of financial systems. The University’s latest research focus is to use data sciences, optimisation research and cyber security to support Singapore's Smart Nation initiative.

For more information on NUS, please visit http://www.nus.edu.sg/

University information

  • A good four-year Bachelors’ degree, preferably from Business, Computing, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Science or Statistics;
  • A good honors or 2 years’ relevant work experience with;
  • Good quantitative score in GRE/GMAT for overseas degree-holders**
  • Strong mathematics foundation


Some programming skills with strong programming aptitude

*All credentials will be weighted by the quality of applicants each year. Hence, there is no minimum cut-off for any criterion mentioned above.

**GRE/GMAT will be exempted for applicants who graduated from either of the 4 local universities, i.e. NUS, NTU, SMU, and SUTD.



There are 3 campuses in National University of Singapore, i.e. Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram. Most of the NUS MSBA classes are conducted on the Kent Ridge campus or online. The students have access to a wide myriad of services and facilities in the university:

  • University Sports Centre: This facility houses the multi-purpose sport hall, one indoor swimming pool, one Olympic size outdoor pool, a gym, a tennis court, 2 squash courts on top of the running track and football field, conference and meeting rooms.
  • Univeristy TownTM (U-Town) Sport Facilities: Located within the Stephen Riady Centre at the UTown, the range of sports facilities includes two multipurpose sports halls, a rock climbing wall, a fitness gym and a recreational pool.
  • Yusof Ishak House (YIH) Student Hub: Dedicated to promote out-of-class opportunities for students organizations, activities and gathering, there is a dance studio, performance plaza and meeting and discussion rooms.
  • Bukit Timah Campus Sport Facilities: The facilities in this campus include a swimming pool, running track, indoor courts for badmintons/basketball/table tennis/squash and outdoor courts for tennis/basketball and volleyball. (These are provided by the Ministry of Education but reserved for NUS Students and staff.)


There are 8 libraries in NUS, 7 within the Kent Ride campus and 1 in the Bukit Timah Campus.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics students have also access to the facilities within NUS Business School and NUS Computing. They also have a lounge of their own located in ICube Building itself on the Kent Ridge Campus that comes with meeting areas and light refreshments. 


Total students

30,312

UG students

82%

PG students

18%

International students

7,551

UG students

50%

PG students

50%

Total faculty staff

4,288

Domestic staff

35%

Int'l staff

65%

Student life

Students from over 100 countries had studied in NUS and of which more than 15 nationalities were represented in the MSBA programme. (Note: currently approximately 70% of the MSBA students are international and more than 20% of the university’s population is international).

There are various accommodations made available to students. However, as the student population is also large, graduate students pursuing NUS MSBA are advised to source for accommodation on their own. In addition, they may also seek the advice from the alumni community or the Office of Student Affairs. 


Within the Masters of Science in Business Analytics programme, there are also student volunteers who form the Business Analytics Club and act as the cohort’s representatives to voice out any concerns pertaining to academic and curriculum, and at the same time organize activities for bonding and staying connected such as hiking, badminton and also fireside chat with the alumni or industrial partners.


Based on the responses received from recently graduated MSBA students, 92.3% of them were employed within 3 months after graduation and 100% of them found jobs within 6 months of graduation. On top of that, all the MSBA students were successfully placed with industrial partner companies for the completion of their capstone projects despite of the global pandemic in 2020, maintaining the 100% capstone project placements year after year since the inception of the programme since 2013.

In addition, the students are free to approach NUS Business School Career Services for help in improving resume writing and interview skills.  

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #25
  • 2014
    #24
  • 2015
    #22
  • 2016
    #12
  • 2017
    #12
  • 2018
    #15
  • 2019
    #11
  • 2020
    #11
  • 2021
    #11
  • 2022
    #11

Ranking criteria

93.9
Overall
99.6
Academic Reputation
97.1
Employer Reputation
86.8
Faculty Student Ratio
90.6
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
70.3
International Students Ratio

Available programs

National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a distinctively Asian and global experience that is grounded in maximising the potential of students and their future-readiness, and broad-based research excellence that enables beneficial translation.

NUS is also highly regarded for the hallmark rigour and breadth of its academic programmes, innovative entrepreneurship education, and experiential learning. Learning across faculties and disciplines is highly valued and practised, with other cross-disciplinary initiatives available for a well-rounded knowledge base and transferable skills.

Undergraduates will learn countless lessons during their NUS journey. Steeped in an inquisitive culture, students will be nurtured and inspired by pre-eminent thought leaders to think critically and creatively while working synergistically with their peers.

NUS' numerous overseas programmes underscore the global nature of education offered by the University. These expeditions of varying lengths expose participants to a wide range of economic realities and challenges and enable them to experience firsthand how other cultures live, work and play.

Accentuating NUS' transformative global education are programmes that facilitate the pursuit of more than a single degree at a time. Students may choose to do a Concurrent, Double or Joint Degree offered either solely by the University or in collaboration with several of its distinguished partner universities from around the world.

For more information on the full list of NUS undergraduate programmes, please refer here.


National University of Singapore’s (NUS) graduate programmes are designed to nurture a passion for inquiry and to provide students with the tools to tackle intellectual challenges with confidence and creativity. NUS offers a wide range of graduate programmes catering for a variety of interests, namely:

  • Doctoral degree programmes which are primarily research-based and are typically the first choice for students who seek depth of knowledge, enjoy creative problem solving, and who aspire to hold high level positions in their respective fields.
  •  Master's degree programmes which are primarily designed to prepare students for the practice of a profession (typically Master's by coursework), or to master a subject area as a precursor to doctoral training (typically Master's by research).
  • Graduate Diploma provides focused professional training in a specific niche. Graduate Diploma is often favoured by students who seek additional exposure to an area of interest without committing themselves to longer-term further studies.

These programmes offer excellent opportunities for students to further develop their potential as intellectual leaders for a wide range of career paths.

NUS is home to students and faculty members from many countries. Its faculty members have an international reputation for research excellence in many fields. They have built collaborations in research across national borders and disciplines. Some of these collaborations provide opportunities for students to work towards a Ph.D. degree conferred jointly by NUS and an overseas partner university.

For more information on the full list of NUS graduate programmes, please refer here.

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