National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearMarch 28early Augearly MayBudget
FallMarch 28early Augearly DecBudget
SpringSeptember 1mid Janearly MayBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

The National University of Singapore consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Asia and in the top 20 world-wide. All classes are taught in English, and exchange students can take courses in a wide variety of disciplines. Students can study at NUS for either a semester or a year and there is an Honors option.


The National University of Singapore is one of the preeminent universities of Asia and has a global academic reputation.  NUS has been rated as one of the world’s top 20 universities and is rated in the top 10 in engineering. To find out more about NUS'  Engineering Department click HERE and to find out more specifically about course offerings, click HERE.

The National University of Singapore is an English language institution. All classes are taught in English, making NUS a good destination for students studying a variety of fields.  NUS will offer world-class instruction in many fields, including a variety of sciences.  Almost all majors offered at the University of Arizona are available at the National University of Singapore.  Majors not available to exchange students are listed here.

If you would like to earn Honors credit at the National University of Singapore, use the Honors NUS page to apply.


NUS has a 370.64 acre campus situated on a ridge surrounded by lush greenery.  It is only 25 minutes away from the city.  Close to the campus is a housing estate with food outlets, clinics, shops and a supermarket, where you can stock up on groceries and buy toiletries and other essentials.  As the western port facilities of Pasir Panjang are close to NUS, you can enjoy panoramic sea views from some parts of campus.   

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.  Singapore’s historical importance as a regional trading and transportation hub has propelled it into the financial and business powerhouse it is today.  Singapore is one of the most modern cities in the world.  Entering Singapore is like travelling forward in time.  You’ll be surrounded by ultra-modern architecture, chic shopping districts, multi-national corporations, great public transportation, and the cleanest streets you’ll ever see in a modern city. 

Singapore’s citizens are mostly Malay and Chinese, though many Indians, Tamils, and Arabs call Singapore home.  Singapore’s ethnic diversity is evident in its wide variety of restaurants.  The streets of Singapore also hold traditional festivals put on by its culturally diverse population.  English is one of Singapore’s four official languages.

If you want a modern city in which to experience a variety of different cultures, Singapore is the place for you.


NUS has 6 Halls of Residence with about 3,000 residential places. The halls are situated in different parts of the campus and are a great place to get familiar with other students, as well as other cultures. Each Hall of Residence has staff members in place to look after students’ well being.

In these residences, 11 to 15 single rooms are grouped into clusters, with each cluster having its own kitchen and bathroom facilities. Meal plans are not available but students have the option of cooking their own meals. Each kitchen is equipped with basic cooking appliances.  This cluster concept allows students to enjoy a more independent style of life while still interacting with students from different backgrounds.  Each residence has a team of assistants and advisers to assist students with any concerns they may have.

Residential Services

Due to the high demand for student dormitories, Off-Campus housing is also available.

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