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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
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
• 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
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
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
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
winning designers or engineers,
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.
OVERALL RANKING & MANAGEMENT ARTS & HUMANITIES
1st 24th 1st 9th
in Asia in Asia
in the World in the World
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.
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
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,
• 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.
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
INTELLIGENCE THE NUS FORENSIC
FUTURE CAR SCIENCE
POST-GENOMIC ERA SAMURAI, GEISHA,YAKUZA
POLITICS & AS SELF OR
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
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
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
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.
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.
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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