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NUS Postgraduate

21 Lower Kent Ridge Road Singapore,
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The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education, research and entrepreneurship, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. The University provides innovative educational programmes to create a pipeline of talent ready to make an impact in the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and beyond.

Currently, we have 17 faculties across three campuses in Singapore, as well as 12 NUS Overseas Colleges across the world. Close to 40,000 students from 100 countries enrich our vibrant and diverse campus community.  

Since our founding in 1905, NUS has built up an enviable reputation for academic excellence. Today, an education at NUS is recognised as among the best in Asia and the world. More than two dozen of our programmes are ranked within the top 25 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).

Apart from the highest academic standards, our students can expect opportunities to interact with leading industry players through internships, research attachments, incubation programmes and the BLOCK71 entrepreneurial hub. 

NUS also enjoys a good rapport with industry, through our research collaborations and other partnerships. This extends into a good reputation among employers, which graduates have found to their advantage when searching for a job. We also provide additional support to our students and graduates in establishing and developing their careers via lifelong learning initiatives and the Centre for Future-ready Graduates. 

A student’s experience is determined not only by the quality of academic learning and interactions with faculty, but also the campus environment. Kent Ridge, the sprawling 150-hectare main campus, hosts most of our research and administrative facilities. It is also a bustling hub of student life, with student residences, sports facilities and venues for arts and cultural activities.

Amenities and services such as food courts, bookshops, a pharmacy and many more essential facilities are located around the University ground, making life on campus convenient for students, residents and guests. NUS is also well connected by public transport via trains and buses.

Sports Facilities

•Two swimming pools

•Four fitness gyms

•Two multipurpose sport halls

•A rock climbing wall

•Dance studios and practice rooms

•Badminton courts

•Squash courts

•Table tennis courts

•Outdoor tennis courts

Retail and Dining

•More than 30 cafes/restaurants

•Multiple food courts and canteens

•10 kiosks

•Two convenience stores

•Two banks

•A book store

•A travel agency

•A hair salon and a personal care store

NUS is committed to holistic personal growth and development, and encourages students to immerse themselves in the vibrant and diverse activities that are constantly occurring across the University.

Students can choose to pursue their personal special interests—whether it is culture, music, research, sports, adventure or something else—through one of the more than 200 student clubs and organisation in NUS.

The University calendar also includes a number of annual events, like Freshman Orientation, the Student Life Fair and our most historic and iconic event: Rag and Flag, which comprises a community fundraising effort as well as a carnival replete with a parade of floats and choreographed dances to thank the public for their support.

The NUS Office of Student Affairs supports the NUS student community in all aspects of student life outside of the classroom, overseeing student services, housing admission and residential life, student organisations, student leaders’ training, community engagement, integration and service learning, student support and wellness, as well as disability support.

The majority of our graduate programmes admit students twice a year, in August and January. Prospective students searching for specific application information/instructions for a particular programme are advised to refer to the graduate studies website of the Faculty/School/Institute offering the programme.

Decisions on admission are made by the Faculty/School/Institute after careful evaluation of all applications. Evaluation is carried out based on a combination of factors such as academic qualification and record, letters of recommendation, standardised test scores and relevant work experience. Other considerations may include the applicant's potential to make future contributions to his or her respective academic/professional fields, and his or her academic preparation for the chosen course of study, as well as whether there is a match in research interests between the applicant and the professors in the respective programme.

As English is the medium of instruction of the University, applicants may be required to demonstrate their language proficiency in the form of TOEFL/IELTS test score as part of admission criteria. Students whose prior learning is in English may not need to submit the TOEFL/IELTS scores.

Individual programmes may have their own additional requirements and applicants should refer to the respective Faculty/School/Institute’s graduate studies website for a more accurate information.

NUS graduates are highly sought-after because the University has established a reputation for excellence among employers. Graduates can take advantage of this and make the most of the career support we offer our students and graduates via the Centre for Future-ready Graduates and our various lifelong learning initiatives. Tap on our global network of connections, including with companies in various industries and overseas institutions, as well as through the NUS Overseas Colleges programme.

Many Work Study opportunities in NUS are available to our Students. On-the-job training and guidance will be provided to ensure our students are equip with the necessary skills and knowledge for their role. Through the NUS Student work scheme, students will gain valuable experience before they enter the workforce.

All international students on student passes studying in NUS are eligible to work during term vacations without having to apply for a work permit. Such students are allow to work no more than 16 hours per week during academic term time.

International students hoping to work in Singapore after graduation should refer to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower's website for the latest updates on work visas and employment regulations. Should graduates require a longer period of stay to look for jobs upon completion of their courses, they may apply for a one-year (non-renewable) long-term social visit pass with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore.

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