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National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad (semester) Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing options: Dormitory, Student responsibility
Program Adviser: Gisella Gisolo
Program Description:

National University of Singapore

Princeton University is proud to announce a new exciting partnership with National University of Singapore (NUS) beginning Fall 2017. While the program is going to be open to undergraduate students in any concentration, Fall 2017 will mark the first WWS Task Force program based at NUS.

The University

NUS is consistently ranked as one of Asia's top universities by both UK ranking systems, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. According to the latest 2015 QS World University Rankings, NUS is ranked 12th in the world and retained its position as 1st in Asia.

The Setting

NUS is perfectly located in the heart of South East Asia, and this makes it very easy for students to travel in the region (to places like Malaysia, China, India, Australia, etc.).


Princeton students will be able to choose courses (modules) from all undergraduate departments. Not all NUS modules are open to Princeton students to apply to, and there are some restrictions in place.  In particular, Business, Law, and Economics modules are in very high demand and can be very difficult to get in.  Module allocation depends on supply/demand, and meeting any relevant pre-requisites.  A list of the modules that NGNE students could apply to in AY 16_17 can be seen here: This list will be updated in due course for AY 2017_18, but typically courses do not change too much from year to year.

A full course load for Princeton students is comprised of 16 MCs (Modular Credits), which typically correspond to 4 NUS courses. WWS students will also have to take the Task Force seminar, in addition to the regular course load.

Academic Calendar 

Fall 2017: The NUS fall semester ("Semester 1" at NUS) starts in August 2017, with Orientation week beginning on Monday, August 7th 2017.  For Princeton students joining this program, there is another Orientation and Registration period (exacts dates TBD, but tentatively scheduled for Aug. 3-4, 2017). The first day of classes is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Although Princeton students are encouraged to take part in the full Orientation program, students with documented academic conflicts are allowed to join the program by the first day of classes (and they will have to make up for the missed orientation information).

The NUS Academic calendar can be viewed at:


Although on-campus accommodation is not guaranteed for non-exchange students, Princeton will be working closely with the NUS Housing office to try and secure on-campus accommodation for Princeton students.  Each residential college at NUS has a mix of local and international students, and includes a mandatory meal plan (2 meals/day). Available on-campus options (though please note not all on-campus will be available for Princeton students to apply to) and costs can be seen at:

Student Life

NUS features a very lively and vibrant student life, with more than 90 clubs and organizations Princeton students can participate in.

Money Matters


Dates / Deadlines:
This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.
This program is currently not accepting applications.