About the National University of Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a comprehensive research university located in Singapore, being the flagship tertiary institution of the country which has a global approach to education and research. Founded in 1905, it is the oldest higher learning institute in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered.
Please note that if you wish to study Business with NUS, please go to the National University of Singapore - Business School program page. it is listed as a separate brochure.
Courses and areas of study
The University has 16 faculties and schools with modules available to exchange students. Please note there are restrictions on certain subjects offered. For law studies, only one exchange spot is available per academic year. The Business School is not
available under this program.
take courses at the Business School, please refer to the notes in the restrictions section. Business studies has a separate exchange agreement so business studies is not available under this exchange agreement. Please select the correct program for your business studies.
• Arts and Social Sciences
Typically, 20 NUS modular credits = 24 ANU units, but check with your college.
Accommodation assistance at NUS is handled by Hostel Admission Services. If you are planning to live in an NUS hostel for the first time and need help on the NUS hostel admission process, these step by step guide may come in handy.
The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.
For all ANU endorsed programs you continue to pay your fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the institution overseas. Often long-term overseas study will not cost much more than studying in Australia and it will give you an experience of a lifetime.
NUS estimate that full-time undergraduates studying in NUS, living conservatively, may reasonably incur the following monthly expenses.
Accommodation on-campus: S$430 – 580
Accommodation off-campus: S$301
Food: S$100 – 300
Books and stationary: S$100 – 200
Travel: S$100 – 200
Personal expenses: S$150 - 200
It’s possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities – they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.
OS - Help
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
Language of instruction
Restrictions and considerations
Students cannot apply for courses at the Business School under this program. If you are interested in taking courses at the Business School, you must apply for the National University of Singapore, Business School Exchange program instead.
Not all courses at NUS are available to exchange students. A list of available courses can be found by visiting the link on the left.