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National University of Singapore EXC
Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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65%; Credit
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Program Description:


National University of Singapore
Location: Singapore
Year Established: 1905
Student population: 28,000
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university which consistently ranks among the top two universities in Asia and top 25 in the world. With a distinctly Asian perspective, the University offers a global outlook and has partnerships with some of the world’s leading universities.

NUS offers a busy student life, with plenty of sporting, cultural and arts activities. It’s spread over three campuses and has recently opened NUS University Town at the Kent Ridge Campus, offering an educational hub with residential spaces, teaching facilities and study clusters to create a lively intellectual, social and cultural environment. Blended learning courses use technology to merge face to face activities with online platforms.
Unique characteristics
NUS offers a comprehensive, flexible, broad-based curriculum with 16 faculties and schools offering an education recognised as among the best in Asia. The University’s multi-disciplinary, cross-faculty approach enables students to extend their studies across different fields and disciplines, giving them a broad knowledge base and increasing their employability. The University actively promotes innovation and entrepreneurship, with support locally and overseas for start-ups, industry partnerships and entrepreneurship outreach.
From its botanic gardens, rainforests and wetlands to its exceptional shopping and eclectic food scene, Singapore is one of Asia’s top destinations. It’s also a world leader in research and innovation, with a number of highly ranking universities and an excellent student life. Singapore is an easy jump of point for the charms of Malaysia and Indonesia, including beaches, rainforests and orangutans.

Singapore - NUS - Campus

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university. You can also consult a list of units of study that have been previously approved for credit by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences




Engineering & IT



Architecture & Design


Exclusions apply: Available to undergraduate students only. Law available via Law specific agreement only. Consult restrictions on the host university website.
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: August - December
Semester 2: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


20 MCs

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Letter grades are awarded by the host university based on 5-point scale. 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

New Colombo Plan Mobility Program student grants: Fifteen NCP student grants of $7,000 will be awarded to eligible students in 2018.
Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Scholarship: Twenty-five merit scholarships to the value of $2,000 will be awarded to students nominated to the National University of Singapore in 2018.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Relations Office provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the High Commission of the Republic of Singapore in Australia

Student Experiences

Anantathep Sanitsom
Bachelor of Science, Semester 1, 2018

Host City Highlights
Local landmarks and celebrations and food diversity

Uni Life
Very studious. I got to know local students from my lab classes.

Usually there are 1-2 lectures per class (depending on departments) Each lecture is said to be 2 hours long (when it's actually around 90 minutes, the 30 minutes is needed to take buses because the campus is huge). The assessments are also similar to University of Sydney in that there are projects, tutorials, with rarely any take home assessments.
I tend to eat at Hawker centers or dorm canteen (they are MUCH cheaper than ones in malls which will also charge service and tax fees). The food here are really diverse (potentially also due to the diversity of the population). Definitely you should go try fried carrot cakes (the sweet black sauce variation) and nasi lemak).

It was okay. There was actually air-conditioning option but I didn't get it. The room was a bit small. Definitely you should buy a reserve air con during summer because it gets REALLY hot.

Money Matters 
My budget was approximately around 15000 AUD. It was actually way way much more than what is needed. Accomodation is really cheap here compared to Sydney (mine was approximately 2200 AUD for the entirety of the semester, though if you want air conditioning it will be more expensive). Food, should you choose to eat mainly at Hawker centers or canteens (like at PGP housing) would cost you around 5-6 SGD per meal. There are also housing which provides meal plans, but I heard from my fellow exchangers here that it doesn't really make you full. Eating outside in malls however would cost you back about 20 SGD per person.
Getting Around 
We use an EZlink card here for all transports (excluding taxis). The price is also really fair. A trip for me usually costs about 1.5 SGD. If you're travelling really far, there will also be a "cap off" at approximately 2.8 SGD.

The best time to go is definitely early in the semester, the semester break, and after exams. During mid semester there are lots of content to manage (you have to take a minimum of 5 units) so it gets pretty hard to fit everything into the schedule. Also every major attractions in Singapore is nearly accessible by the MRT, so definitely use it as it will help with your travel budget (do know though that trains stop running at about midnight)
Top Tips
Beautiful campus, friendly people, and right next to the mrt (so if you want to go travel, you can just go whenever u feel the urge to).

Want to read more experiences from the National University of Singapore? Click this link for more.


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