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National University of Singapore

Introduction - University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS), established in 1905 is the oldest university in Singapore and also the most comprehensive and internationally recognized universities in Singapore. The University enjoys a well-earned reputation for being one of the best in the world and is ranked 2nd in Asia and 15th in the world as per QS World University Rankings 2018. Students at NUS take part in academic, sports and cultural programs. The National University of Singapore is a dominating presence in Asian education, with its alma mater successfully placed in positions of leadership all over the world. The university has tied up with Yale University to offer a tailor made liberal arts program that is on par with the one offered at Yale University


The main campus for NUS is housed within 370 acres of plush greenery, situated in southwest Singapore, which is listed among the top 10 best student cities in the world. The National University of Singapore is comprised of 16 faculties and schools spread across 3 campuses in Singapore.

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Academics and Research

The National University of Singapore offers a wide selection of courses, taught by world-renowned faculty in traditional subjects such as humanities, engineering, medicine, law, accounting, and computing, as well as non-traditional subjects such as designing, environment, music, and pharmacy. The university also offers double major, concurrent degree, joint degree and minor degree programs for students who wish to tailor their university experience to their unique needs. The National University of Singapore offers a globally acclaimed curriculum taught by faculty members of international repute. Many faculty members are currently or have been in positions of leadership in various industries across Asia and the rest of the world. The university also offers a number of research opportunities for its graduate students in areas such as Asian studies, Geography, History, sociology, and others. The National University of Singapore also offers a joint Ph.D. in collaboration with King's College London, as well as one with the University of Edinburgh


The National University of Singapore has a staggering number of 6000 residential apartments and plots spread out amongst its three campuses and other residential colleges operating under the university's umbrella. The university also has dorm type residences, with around 15 rooms with attached baths and kitchen equipped with basic equipment to cook your own meals. The residential places offer both double as well as single bedrooms.

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Student Life

Campus life at the National University of Singapore is vibrant and active. With an opportunity to interact with students from 100 different nations, a cultural exchange of ideas is a part of the daily routine at the campus. The university also has its own varsity teams that take part in sporting events, both on campus and out of campus. The National University of Singapore is situated in Singapore, which is ranked as one of the top 10 student cities in the world, an epithet that it truly deserves, considering Singapore city is famous for its delicious and affordable Pan-Asian cuisine which includes the world's cheapest Michelin starred street food, as well as a vibrant night life.

Scholarships and Aid

Meritorious students are encouraged to apply for and accept admission to the university, irrespective of their financial position. A number of options are available to students to help them bear the costs of study at the Singapore university. The aid can take the form of soft education loans with easy terms of repayment or merit based scholarships. A number of scholarships are offered to students of different abilities and have different needs.

To know more about the National University of Singapore and how to apply, get in touch with Global Tree, one of the best overseas education consultants in India.  

Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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