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National University of Singapore (NUS)

National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, SINGAPORE
4.26 / 5 based on 120 reviews.
Description:
The Singapore Government announced that the University of Singapore and Nanyang University would be merged to form a new institution of higher learning to be known as the National University of Singapore. The National University of Singapore began operations on 7 July 1980.


Programmes
Accreditations
82% of students recommend
120 reviews
Housing
4.3/5
All experiences (120)
Student life
4.8/5
5 stars (72)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (36)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (12)
Expenses
3.7/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
As soon as you arrive you should structure your time in order to maximise it. So find out what is wanted from your courses and when you are free. Then search online for good travel deals and go everywhere in the Asia-Pacific region that you have time to go to. Read Review
rebeccabard, United Kingdom

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Review by Rebecca, Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom
Business Studies, University Agreement
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Because you can find better location and higher living accomodation once you have made your friends here. You live on campus because its cheap and to make friends.
Personal comments:
If you are unlucky and do not have ensuite and aircon it is pretty bad. I was lucky. Its a good place to make friends and cheap.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Activities: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Attica, Double O, Ministry of Sound (new), New Asia Bar
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ACADEMIC    
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Their is a bit of a divide between local and exchange students, as local students mostly think exchange students are not serious about work and are only here to travel.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
The workload to be more fluent per module. There were a lot of work clashes within modules alone let alone with your different modules.

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Personal comments:
English is the main language of Singapore but with all the exchange students I was able to practice my existing German a lot and pick up new phrases in other languages like Swedish, Malay, Mandarin, Norweigen...
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Travelling was frequent due to location so individual trips were frequent but an accumulation does not make them cheap.
Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone: was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Being cluster leader gave you a 10% rebate on your hostel fees.
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I was pretty well prepared by the students who had previously been here.
In my opinion:
I loved it but I'm not sure everybody would.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
It is a unique learning experience. Your mix with international and locals can provide insight into many new cultures. The travelling opportunities are fantastic.



FINAL COMMENTS

As soon as you arrive you should structure your time in order to maximise it. So find out what is wanted from your courses and when you are free. Then search online for good travel deals and go everywhere in the Asia-Pacific region that you have time to go to.
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