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National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Program Type: Study Abroad (semester) Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing options: Dormitory, Student responsibility
Program Adviser: Francesca Schenker
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National University of Singapore

Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program. For spring semester 2019:
  • Nomination deadline: September 15, 2018
  • Program deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Princeton application deadline: October 26, 2018 

Princeton University is proud to announce a new exciting partnership with National University of Singapore (NUS). For WWS students, please refer to the WWS specific program page here.

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 academic year 2017 can be seen here: This list will be updated in due course for the following year, 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

Academic Calendar 

  • Fall 2018: The NUS fall semester ("Semester 1" at NUS) starts in August 2018, with registration beginning on Friday, August 3, 2018.  For Princeton students joining this program, there is an Orientation before registration (exacts dates TBD, but tentatively scheduled for August 1 - 2 , 2018). The first day of classes is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. 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

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.  Students are responsible for checking the entry requirements for their destination country, and obtaining an appropriate visa, if required. Entry requirements can be found on the destination country’s embassy or consulate website.  

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines. Online application system is open from 1 September to 1 October 2018.
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.


Start planning your study abroad experience!

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/26/2018 11/02/2018 01/10/2019 05/11/2019
NOTE: Please note, these are DEFAULT program start and end dates. Please check with your program for specific term dates.
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