National University of Singapore

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world rank  89

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University Overview

Established in 1905, National University of Singapore is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Singapore (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bukit Timah, Outram. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education - Higher Education Division, Singapore, National University of Singapore (NUS) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. National University of Singapore (NUS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 113 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 新加坡国立大学
Acronym NUS
Founded 1905
Motto Towards a Global Knowledge Enterprise
Colours Orange and blue

University Location

Address 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
T +65 6516 1081
F +65 6778 5281 / 6775 7630
Other locations Bukit Timah, Outram

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Office of Admissions, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119077
+65 6516 1010

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,000-2,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to National University of Singapore's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education - Higher Education Division, Singapore

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)
  • Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Board of Architects Singapore


  • ASEAN University Network (AUN)
  • Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
  • S3 University Alliance (S3UA)
  • Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities (SATU)
  • Universitas 21 (U21)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018