National University of Singapore


NUS-The National University of Singapore is a collegiate research institute in Queenstown, Singapore. Created in 1905 as the Federated Malay States Government Medical School and Straits Settlements, NUS has constantly been reflected as being one of the top and most prestigious academic institutions in Asia-Pacific and the world as well. It plays a crucial role in the additional development of modern science and technology, offering a global slant to research and education, with a focus on the perspectives and expertise of Asia.

NUS's main campus is in Singapore's southwestern part, neighbouring the Kent Ridge subzone of Queenstown, accommodating an area of 420 acres. Bukit Timah campus of NUS houses the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Faculty of Law, and the Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts college established in partnership with Yale University that is planned to be merged with the University Scholars Program in 2025 to establish NUS College, is located at UTown. The Duke–NUS Medical School, a doctoral medical school cooperatively established with Duke University, is situated at the Outram campus.

It is a leading global institute centred in Asia; NUS is a flagship university in Singapore which offers a global approach to research and education, with a focus on Asian expertise and perspectives. Transformative education at the National University of Singapore includes cross-faculty enrichment and a broad-based curriculum with multi-disciplinary courses. Its globally oriented academic programs include entrepreneurial internships, student exchange at NUS international colleges, and joint and double degree educational programs with some of the top institutions in the world.


The National University of Singapore has a student population of around 35,908, of which almost 27,600 are undergraduates. NUSSU is the university's student union, representing the student interest at the university's Executive Committee (EXCO).

At the National University of Singapore, sports, arts and cultural activities are highly encouraged. The U-SPARKS is a funding grant that aims to promote art appreciation, sporting lifestyle and cultural understanding among the academic community of NUS and external communities. This grant helps build a lively culture of participation in arts, sports, and cultural activities. It also provides aid to students in organizing and initiating activities that encourage active involvement from the community.


Finding perfect housing is an important consideration when you are living far from home. You should arrange for short-term or temporary accommodation before you leave your home country if you have not placed the housing for the duration of your course. HAS (Hostel Admission Services) has prepared a list of resource references and contacts to help facilitate your arrangement of alternative housing.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, the National University of Singapore ranks 11.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the National University of Singapore is 21.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the National University of Singapore at 29.


National University of Singapore
21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119077

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