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National University of Singapore (NUS)

Aligarh, Singapore
  • 1 2014 QS University Rankings: Asia
  • 26 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 25 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 22 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 24 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 12 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 26 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 1 QS University Rankings: Asia 2015
  • 15 QS World University Rankings 2018
  • 2 QS University Rankings: Asia 2018
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About National University of Singapore (NUS)

The National University of Singapore is Singapore's oldest university. It is the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered. NUS has a semester-based modular system for conducting courses. It adopts features of the British system. Other cross-disciplinary initiatives study programmes include double-degree undergraduate degrees in Arts & Social Sciences and Engineering; Arts & Social Sciences and Law; Business and Engineering; and Business and Law.

The university is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. In 2012, NUS was ranked 25th in the world and 3rd in Asia by the QS World University Rankings.

Campus information

NUS provides its students:

IT and computing services
The IT facilities and network are generally provided by its central IT department, Computer Centre. The university’s optical fibre network is one of the largest campus networks in the Asia Pacific region. NUSNET is used in research, teaching, learning and administration. In 2004, a campus-wide grid computing network based on UD Grid MP was deployed, connecting at least 1,000 computers. This becomes one of the largest such virtual supercomputing facilities in the region.

The NUS Libraries comprises 7 libraries, namely, the Central Library, the Chinese Library, the CJ Koh Law Library, the Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library, the Medical Library, the Music Library, and the Science Library. Its primary clients are the NUS and NUS-affiliated research institutes, students, teaching, research and administrative staff members, as well as a sizeable group of external members. Its collection encompasses subjects in architecture, building and real estate, business, dentistry, engineering, computer science, the humanities and social sciences, law, medicine, music, nursing and science. As of June 2010, there are close to 1.5 million unique titles, and 23,290 microform resources. in the collection. The Library Portal, a one-stop gateway, offers the university community 24-hour access via the Internet to a rich array of electronic collection and services provided by the NUS Libraries. Besides the rich resources, the NUS Libraries provide an environment conducive for individual research and spaces for group interaction and learning.

Global classroom
NUS uses technology to link up campuses on different continents. An example is the Singapore-MIT Alliance which utilises Internet 2 technology to bring students from Singapore and MIT together in one virtual classroom for lectures and interactions via videoconferencing.

NUS campuses are located in Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah, and Outram. The university's main campus is located in southwest Singapore at Kent Ridge, with an area of approximately 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi).


Natioinal University of Singapore provides accomnodations for its students. These are the types of room provided by NUS:

  • Short-Term Private Accommodations
  • Long-Term Private Accommodations
  • NUS Guest Rooms / Group Booking


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 3 Health and Medicine 1 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


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