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National University of Singapore

3.9 out of 5 (51 ratings / 43 reviews) Singapore, Singapore
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.



Infinite possibilities. We offer a global and Asian experience that is broad, deep and rigorous. An NUS education is recognised as among the best in Asia, and the world. Whichever undergraduate or graduate programme you choose, your experience will be intellectually fulfilling within and outside the classroom.


Consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Asia and the world, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is internationally respected for its high-quality multi-disciplinary research in science, technology and the humanities — and, increasingly, at the interfaces between these areas. In 2016, NUS rose two positions to the 24th spot in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the best performance achieved to date. NUS performed well and maintained a strong 12th position in this year’s QS World University Rankings. The University was also named the top institution in Asia for the second year running in both ranking exercises.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
11 4
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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23 -1
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
34 4
38 5
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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85 6
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Housing services

From Halls of Residence to Student Residences to Residential Colleges, enhance your university experience when you live on campus.

Library services

The NUS Libraries comprises eight libraries, six of which are located at Kent Ridge. The EAI and C J Koh Law Libraries are located at Bukit Timah. Together, they support teaching and research for various schools, faculties and their graduate divisions as well as administrative units and research institutes.

Student Life

Campus life

The Halls are known for their vibrant CCA, rich history and culture. Living in the halls is akin to having another family in school altogether. Each hall has its own distinct culture and is led by a hall master and an elected hall committee. Meals are catered and residents are required to subscribe to the meal plan. Residents are expected to participate actively in hall activities. 

Sports facilities

Nurture your current capabilities and take on bigger capacities in life. Meaningful opportunities for intellectual, leadership and personal development are provided in a vibrant and dynamic campus setting.

Student clubs

Maximize your potential and be all you can be outside classroom. Whether it is culture, music, research, adventure or something else that you seek, a thriving, vibrant community of student organisations awaits you.


Accredited by AACSB and EQUIS

Student Reviews

YNC Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Rigorous life-sciences curriculum where classes were taught at a speed nearly double those of other universities

Work hard and play hard at NUS
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a very competitive school (bad culture) but really nice facilities (rooms are new, good plugs everywhere, good library). The food options are a little bad in business school but you can always take the bus out. Useful degree because it's one of the top 10 schools worldwide - but sometimes I question how true that is. Expect to work very hard and also play very hard.

is NUS good?
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The programme was overall very positive.

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