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WE ARE     You can learn physics on a
           sailboat. Intern at a Silicon Valley


           start-up. Design and build houses
           in Cambodia. Join a jazz band.
GLOBAL     Debate perspectives at a freshman
           seminar. Go on student exchange
           in Mexico. Invent something
           useful. Climb mountains (literally).

           At NUS, we believe education
           and research, and how you use
           that knowledge and experience,
           change lives. To empower our
           students to make the most of who
           they are, we’ve pioneered some
           of the most exciting and sought-
           after experiences and programmes
           available in universities today.

           Because at NUS, classrooms
           are beyond four walls.
WE BRING                                                                       Experience a new culture in                 The NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC)
                                                                                                                           programme provides internship

                                                                               Sweden. Intern for a summer
                                                                                                                           opportunities up to a year long
                                                        Nearly 7               in New York. Be mentored
                                                                                                                           with start-ups in eight of the
                                                                               by researchers in London.
                                                        in 10 NUS                                                          world’s entrepreneurial hubs.

                                                                               Become an entrepreneur in                   Gain invaluable work experience
                                                        students               Beijing. Where will your NUS                while taking classes at one of our
                                                        go abroad.             education take you?                         prestigious partner universities.


                                                               NOC                                                                           New York
                                                                                            Silicon Valley                                   NOC
            NOC                                                 NOC                                                                          Philadelphia
            Israel                                              Shanghai



 Choose from         •	 Australia	        •	 Denmark	         •	 Hong	Kong	   •	 Italy	             •	 Norway	             •	 Spain	              •	 USA	
 over 300 partner    •	 Austria	          •	 Egypt            •	 Hungary	     •	 Japan		            •	 Philippines	        •	 Sweden	             •	 Vietnam	
                     •	 Belgium	          •	 Estonia          •	 India	       •	 Lithuania	         •	 Poland	             •	 Switzerland	
 universities in
                     •	 Canada	           •	 Finland	         •	 Indonesia	   •	 Malaysia	          •	 Portugal		          •	 Taiwan	
 more than 40        •	 China	            •	 France	          •	 Iran	        •	 Mexico	            •	 Russia	             •	 Thailand	
 countries for       •	 Croatia	          •	 Germany	         •	 Ireland	     •	 Netherlands	       •	 South	Africa	       •	 Turkey	
 student exchange    •	 Czech	Republic	   •	 Greece	          •	 Israel	      •	 New	Zealand	       •	 South	Korea	        •	 UK	

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                                                                                                                                                        China is the world’s manufacturing
                                                                                                                                                        hub – I was excited and honoured

                                                                                                                                                        to attend the NOC programme there.
                                                                                                                                                        As an intern in a start-up company,

                                                                                                                                                        I was able to get many hands-on
                                                                                                                                                        experiences and learnt some useful
                                                                                                                                                        skills on the job. I helped overseas

                                                                                                                                                        companies source for Original

                                                                                                                                                        Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
                                                                                                                                                        to mass produce their products and

                                                                                                                  Huangshan Mountains, Anhui Province
                                                                                                                                                        was even paid to travel (for work).
                                                                                                                                                        As the world is becoming more
                                                                                                                                                        globalised, it is important to know
                                                                                                                                                        how others elsewhere are doing
                                                                                                                                                        the same things and my experience
Boston was the perfect destination for student exchange                                                                                                 taught me a lot in that respect.
because of its wondrous combination of being an                                                                                                         – Tan Yan Liang, Class of 2013, Faculty of
                                                                                                                                                          Engineering, NOC Shanghai
old-world city rich in history and a vibrant college town.
I forged friendships with local students and those from as
far as Lebanon, Sydney and Ecuador. We studied together,
travelled together and spent free time seeking adventures
around Boston and Cambridge. I can still recall the smell
of the autumn air and the freezing cold that followed!
– Faridah Saad, Class of 2012, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences,
  Student Exchange Programme: Boston University

                                                                                                                                                                                  Piazza Galimberti in Cuneo, Italy
                                                                                    During my year in Italy, I immersed myself in the local
                                                                                    community, and learnt to speak the language. I chose
                                                                                    not to travel around Europe, and instead picked up a
                                                                    Boston Winter

                                                                                    new sport, spending the weekends going to races with
                                                                                    my cycling club. My experience was very multicultural,
                                                                                    and I really valued meeting people of different social
                                                                                    backgrounds from the people I know in Singapore.
                                                                                    – Daniel Chen, Class of 2013, Faculty of Law, Student Exchange
                                                                                      Programme: Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy

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 YOU CAN                        Your peers at NUS will go on to become
                                                                                   YOU CAN                                                    Your teachers and mentors
                                                                                                                                              will be among the best at what

                                the lawyers, musicians, engineers, doctors,

                                                                                                                                              they do in Asia and globally –
                                economists, designers, scientists, architects,
                                                                                                                                              from Singapore’s internet or
                                entrepreneurs, writers and politicians of

                                                                                                                                              biodiversity pioneers, award-

                                your generation. What will you do with

                                                                                   TO DO
                                                                                                                                              winning designers or engineers,
                                your future?
                                                                                                                                              to world-renowned researchers
                                                                                                                                              in cancer or sustainability.
 With 12 of our 16 faculties and schools offering undergraduate
 programmes, NUS has a broad curriculum unparalleled in Singapore
 and the region. We offer a global education that is recognised as
 being among the best in Asia and the world.

                           SOCIAL SCIENCES

 1st 24th 1st 9th
 in Asia  in Asia
           in the World                in the World
                                                       2nd 17th
                                                       in Asia     in the World
                                                                                    In deciding on your educational path with NUS, consider
                                                                                    stretching yourself with our special programmes, such as:
                                                                                    UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS                                     JOINT, DOUBLE, AND
                                                                                    PROGRAMME (USP)                                         CONCURRENT DEGREES
                                                                                    •	 NUS’	signature	honours	programme	with	               •	 Our	partners	are	top	universities,	including	
                                                                                       an	interdisciplinary	approach,	USP	attracts	            Australian	National	University,	Brown	
                                                                                       some	of	our	best	and	brightest.	                        University,	Cambridge	University,	Duke	
     ENGINEERING             LIFE SCIENCES                                          •	 Concurrently	enroll	in	one	of	seven	partner             University,	the	French	Grandes	Écoles,	King’s	
    & TECHNOLOGY              & MEDICINE                 NATURAL SCIENCES           	 faculties:	Arts	and	Social	Sciences,	Business,           College	London	and	Waseda	University.

 2nd 7th
 in Asia   in the World
                          2nd 27th 4th 11th
                          in Asia  in Asia
                                       in the World                in the World
                                                                                    	 Computing,	Design	and	Environment,
                                                                                    	 Engineering,	Law	or	Science.
                                                                                    •	 Stay	with	other	USP	students	in	UTown’s	
                                                                                                                                            UNIVERSITY TOWN COLLEGE
                                                                                                                                            PROGRAMME (UTCP)
                                                                                       Cinnamon	College	for	at	least	two	years	             •	 A	multidisciplinary	academic	programme	
                                             Source: QS University Rankings 2013       to	fully	integrate	living	and	learning.	                offered	in	the	College	of	Alice	&	Peter	
                                                                                                                                               Tan	and	Tembusu	College,	UTCP	equips	
                                                                                    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH                                     students	with	a	holistic	understanding	of	
                                                                                    OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMME                                      complex	issues,	fosters	an	appreciation	of	
                          NUS is really a place filled with                         (UROP)                                                     differences	and	diversity,	and	promotes	
Learning                  opportunities. You can venture                            •	 Conduct	independent	research	under	                     community	building	and	social	awareness.
experiences –             into new areas, take up leadership                           the	supervision	of	experienced	faculty	              •	Take	small	classes	in	a	distinctive	five-
in and out of the         positions and get involved in                                researchers	at	the	forefront	of	their	fields.	
                                                                                    •	 Students	in	Arts	and	Social	Sciences,
                                                                                                                                               module	curriculum.
                                                                                                                                            •	Enjoy	out-of-classroom	learning	activities,	
classroom – are           whatever you are interested in.                           	 Computing,	Dentistry,	Engineering,	Law,	                 such	as	talks	by	distinguished	visitors,	as	
yours to shape.            – Talia Seet, Year 2, Global Merit Scholar,              	 Medicine,	Science,	Tembusu	College                       well	as	social	and	sporting	activities.
                             Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences/University           	 and	USP	can	apply	for	UROP.
                             Scholars Programme

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         YOU CAN                              The NUS curriculum               FRESHMAN SEMINARS:

                                              has both breadth                 Delve	into	an	interesting	topic	with	a	small	group	of	other	first-year	
                                              and depth. Receive               students.	Offered	by	various	faculties	and	schools,	examples	of	freshman	
                                              a rigorous education,            seminars	include:	

                                              while also exploring             	
                                              across disciplines.              •	Green	Building	Technology	for	Sustainable	Cities	
                                                                               •	Fraud,	Deception	and	Data
                                                                               •	Computational	Thinking
                                              NUS offers over 2,000
                                                                               •	Love	Actually?	The	Social	Construction	of	Romantic	Love

                                              modules each semester.           •	Catalysis	for	Sustainable	Chemical	Technology

         The modules here are a sampling across faculties and schools (some
         of these modules may be specific to certain programmes or require

                                                                                CRIMINAL LAW

                        TO ARTIFICIAL
                        INTELLIGENCE                                          THE NUS                                 FORENSIC
                                                                              FUTURE CAR                              SCIENCE
    POST-GENOMIC ERA                                                          SAMURAI, GEISHA,YAKUZA

                                              POLITICS &                      AS SELF OR
                                                                                  ECODESIGN &
               ENTREPRENEURSHIP                                                   SUSTAINABILITY

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           HAVE THE BEST

           I do feel very much at home in NUS. We are a very
           close-knit community even though the campus
           is very large. From orientation camp until today,
           I feel that the friends I have made and even the
           professors I know are all part of my big NUS family.
           – Isaac Lim, Year 2, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

                                                             KENT RIDGE CAMPUS
                                                             (Maps	not	to	scale)

YOU WILL                                       Across NUS’ three campuses,

                                               you are more than a student –
                                               you can be an athlete, a volunteer,
                                               a performer, a leader, a hallmate

                                               and more.

The Bukit Timah Campus offers historical character,
state-of-the-art facilities and the greenery of the
adjacent botanic gardens. It’s an ideal place to
attend class, participate in student activities or just
hang out in the quads. Regular shuttle service makes
it an easy commute to and from Kent Ridge Campus.
– Justin Seng, Class of 2013, Faculty of Law                                            BUKIT TIMAH CAMPUS

                                                                                     CLUBS                                                RESIDENTIAL LIFE
                                                                                     Whatever	your	interest,	you	are	bound	to	            You	can	call	NUS	home	by	choosing		
                                                                                     find	like-minded	students	at	NUS.	Run	for	           one	of	the	options	to	stay	on	campus.	
                                                                                     a	leadership	post	in	NUS	Students’	Union	            UTown’s	residential	colleges	integrate		
                                                                                     (NUSSU),	go	green	with	NUSSU	Students	               living	and	learning.	Halls	of	residence		
                                                                                     Against	Violation	of	the	Earth	or	have	an	           offer	activities	and	a	sense	of	community.		
                                                                                     adventure	with	NUS	Outdoor	Activities	Club.	         Student	residences	provide	24/7	access		
                                                                                                                                          to	university	life.
                                                                                     At	NUS,	you	can	join	varsity	teams,	sports	          CAMPUS EVENTS
                                                                                     clubs	and	hall	activities.	Or	bond	with	your	        Attend	events	throughout	the	year.		
                                                                                     coursemates	by	competing	together	in	the	            A	sampling:	
                                                                                     annual	Inter-Faculty	Games.	                         •	 Freshman	orientation	camps
                                                                                                                                          •		NUSSU	Rag	and	Flag
                                                                                     ARTS                                                 •	 Rockfest
                                                                                     You	may	find	yourself	on	the	stage	as		              •	 NUSSU	Bash
                                                                                     well	as	in	the	audience	at	NUS	Centre		              •	 Student	Achievement	Awards
                                                                                     For	the	Arts.	Twenty-three	groups	provide	           •	 NUS	Arts	Festival
                                                                                     professional	mentoring	and	performance	
                                                                                     opportunities	in	dance,	music,	theatre	and	
                                                                                     visual	arts.	

                                                              OUTRAM CAMPUS

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YOU WILL                                                                                                      2PM: Off to Work
                                                                                                              Hopping	on	the	NUS	shuttle	bus	to	FIETT’s	
                                                                                                              office	at	the	NUS	Enterprise	Incubator	
                                                                                                                                                                  6PM: Still in the Office
                                                                                                                                                                  Emails	to	clear	and	planning	to	do	for	my	
                                                                                                                                                                  next	working	day	at	FIETT	before	heading		

                                                                                                              at	7	Prince	George’s	Park.	Office	space,	           to	the	swimming	pool	at	NUS	Sports	and	
                                                                                                              mentoring	and	networking	opportunities		            Recreation	Centre.
                                                                                                              to	help	get	our	start-up	off	the	ground,		
                                                                                                              all	courtesy	of	NUS	Enterprise.                     7PM: Lifesaving Coaching
                                                                                                                                                                  Teaching	the	University	Lifeguard	Corps	
                                                                                                              3PM: Brainstorming                                  course	–	something	I	have	been	doing	since	
                                                                                                              Meetings	the	Swedish	way	−	with	coffee	and	         joining	the	Singapore	Lifesaving	Society	in	
                                                                                                              snacks	served.	A	relaxing	custom	that	helps	get	    Year	1.	Every	semester	is	a	new	batch	of	
                                                                                                              the	creative	juices	flowing.	Today,	we	discuss	     lifesavers	and	friends	to	be	made.
                                                                                                              ideas	for	the	next	generation	of	ISGLOVES.

 Having the opportunity
 to do things beyond my
 course – going to NOC
 Stockholm, working
 on a start-up, teaching
 lifesaving – has taken
 my experience at NUS
 to a whole new level.
 – Fitzkhoon Liang, Class of 2013,
   Faculty of Engineering (extreme right)

 After attending NOC Stockholm,
 Fitzkhoon spent his last year
 at NUS finishing up classes and
 coaching lifesaving. He was
 also Operations Director of
 FIETT, a start-up that developed
 ISGLOVES – a glove made to
 access touch screens in
 extremely cold temperatures.
 He shares a typical day.

 9AM: Class Time                                        lots	of	electrical	sockets	and	free	wi-fi,	it’s	                                                          9PM: ULC Supper
 Operations	Research	I	–	one	of	my	four	                a	convenient	place	to	study.	Having	friends	                                                              A	favourite	tradition	−	weekly	supper	
 classes	this	semester	and	one	that	allows	             around	to	discuss	with	when	stuck	on	an	                                                                  with	the	University	Lifeguard	Corps	class.	
 me	to	level	up	on	skill	sets	needed	at	FIETT.	         assignment	always	helps.	                                                                                 This	is	the	time	when	everyone	gets	to	know	
 I	specialise	in	Energy	Systems	but	I	can	still	                                                                                                                  each	other	better	and	we’ve	even	had	some	
 choose	relevant	modules	from	other	areas.              1PM: Lunch Break                                                                                          couples	come	out	of	it!	
                                                        Across	the	green	to	Town	Plaza	for	lunch		
 11AM: Morning Mugging                                  with	entrepreneurial	friends.	Over	Korean	                                                                11.30PM: Day’s End
 Meet-up	with	course	mates	under	the	huge	              food,	they	fill	me	in	on	their	latest	projects	and	                                                       Resting	up	for	this	weekend’s	beach	training	
 fans	outside	Starbucks	in	UTown.	With	                 we	recall	our	intern	days	at	NOC	Stockholm.                                                               at	Sentosa	with	the	TeamNUS	Lifesaving	Team.	

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I have travelled to countless
places and I would not have
been able to do that without
the solid backing of NUS
guiding and encouraging me
at every step. My travels have
increased my risk appetite and
allowed me to network with
amazing people I would’ve
never even known.
– Akanksha Batura, NUS Business
  School (front row, 5th from left)


Akanksha is pursuing concurrent and double degrees − a Bachelor                                                                                        SOME OF MY OVERSEAS EXPERIENCES
of Business Administration (Honours), a Master of Science                                                                                              •	 Yale	University	Summer	Session	2010
                                                                                                                                                       •	 Cambridge	University	–	IARU	(International	
(Management) and a CEMS Master’s in International Management
                                                                                                                                                          Alliance	of	Research	Universities)	Global	
(MIM). She spent the latter part of 2012 at the London School of                                                                                          Summer	Session	2010
Economics (LSE) fulfilling requirements for the CEMS MIM. She shares                                                                                   •	 NUS	Students’	Business	Club’s	Bizad	Abroad	
with us one of her days at LSE.                                                                                                                           trip	to	China,	2010
                                                                                                                                                       •	 STEER	(Study	Trips	for	Engagement		
                                                                                                                                                          and	EnRichment)	Middle	East,	2010
8AM: Rise and Shine!                          1PM: Food, Glorious Food!                                                                                •	 Richard	Ivey	School	of	Business,	University		
                                                                                                                                                          of	Western	Ontario	–	Spring	2011	
Breakfast	of	biscuits	and	hot	chocolate		     Take-away	of	red	curry	chicken	with	rice	
                                                                                                                                                       •	 Semester	at	Sea,	University	of	Virginia	–	Short-	
with	some	fellow	residents	at	LSE’s	High	     from	my	favourite	little	Thai	food	kiosk	in		
                                                                                                                                                          Term	Maymester	2012	and	Summer	Voyage	2012
Holborn	Residence.                            a	small	alley	near	LSE.	Lunch	with	friends		
                                                                                                                                                       •	 London	School	of	Economics	–	Michaelmas	
                                              on	the	benches	outside	LSE.
                                                                                                                                                          Term	2012
9AM: Accounting, Strategy and Control
                                                                                                                                                       •	 Università	Commerciale	Luigi	Bocconi	–		
Module	that	takes	an	interesting	case-based	 2PM: The Analysis of Strategy                                                                                Spring	2013
approach	to	understanding	management	            One	of	the	most	interesting	management	
systems	in	a	corporation.                        courses	LSE	has	to	offer	–	an	interaction	
                                                 of	game	theory,	economics	and	strategic	     7PM: Will the Queue Ever End?                           9.30PM: Dinner Time
11AM: Break Time                                 management.	                                 In	queue	with	friends	at	The	London	Studios	            Late-night	dinner	at	a	nearby	restaurant	
A	spiced	chai	latte	–	perfect	for	the	weather	–	                                              to	watch	the	filming	of	the	famous	British	talk	        called	Ping	Pong.
while	taking	a	breather	with	a	few	friends.      3PM: School’s Out!                           show	“The	Jonathan	Ross	Show”.	Seems	like	
                                                 Heading	to	the	High	Holborn	Residence	to	    an	eternity	in	the	cold!                                12AM: Home and to Bed
12PM: Film Theory and World Cinema               work	in	the	comfort	of	my	room,	decorated	                                                           Home	via	the	Northern	Line	to	Tottenham	
An	intriguing	course	worth	auditing	over	        so	it	feels	more	like	home.                  8.20PM: Gangnam Style!                                  Court	Road	Underground	Station.	After	
and	above	my	degree	requirements.	This	                                                       Surprise!	Surprise!	Psy	is	the	show’s	special	          some	much	needed	beauty	sleep,	I’ll	be	
one’s	just	for	me…                                                                            guest.	We	are	all	out	of	our	seats	dancing.	            ready	for	another	eventful	day!

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