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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)
Try to study hard during the week and to have the weekend free to travel. Don't hang out only with the other exchange students,don't be shy to meet the locals!! Read Review
quareidfaciam, Italy

120 reviews of National University of Singapore

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HOUSING    
by Michael, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Law, University Agreement
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: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? I chose the apartment over the residence becuase residences have curfew. The only perk is that there are many students living near you.
Personal comments:
i will go in 2 weeks.. i can comment then. I have seen many pictures and my roomate saw the place. I trust he is judgement - he is from my faculty.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Frederic, Ecole des Mines de Paris, Paris, France
Engineering, Mechanical, University Agreement
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 interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
You should definitively not miss the Chocolate Buffet at the Fullerton Hotel Singapore. The New Asia Bar, at the top floor of the Swiss Hotel near the Esplanade is the trendiest night spot.
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ACADEMIC    
by Mirko H., UniversitÓ Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Business Studies, University Agreement
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:
Following a course about Finance in one of the world's main financial centres was actually worth.



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:
I wasn't used to an American-like academic system but i think it's more efficient and fair In Italy we are expected to study much more deeply the text book and learn almost at memory mainly on theoretical basis. American system focused more on practical issues.

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by Rebecca, Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom
Business Studies, University Agreement
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    
by Elodie, HEC Paris, Paris, France
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
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:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
school grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Food: really not expensive (except if you really want to eat Western food). Nightlife, travel: I wanted to take advantage of being in Singapore to meet other persons, to travel, to discover and understand better the culture.
Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
by Rebecca, Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom
Business Studies, University Agreement
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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