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National University of Singapore (NUS)

National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, SINGAPORE
4.27 / 5 based on 126 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.


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Accreditations
83% of students recommend
126 reviews
Housing
4.3/5
All experiences (126)
Student life
4.8/5
5 stars (78)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (36)
Languages
4.4/5
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

126 reviews of National University of Singapore

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HOUSING    
by Derek, Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Biology, 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: Residential College in UTown
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? Convenience, easier to interact with other students.
Personal comments:
I would highly recommend the residential colleges (CAPT, USP, Tembusu, etc.) because mostly locals stay in them so it's a great way to meet & interact with locals. They are also relatively new facilities in a really nice part of campus. There is a meal plan and the food is ok.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Marc, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Economics, 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 equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Singapore is fun but expensive. Travel to the neighbouring countries, especially the islands and spend time on the beach. Tioman, Bintan (Trikora beach), Peranthian, and Phi Phi are not to be missed. Sentosia, on the other hand, is over rated.
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ACADEMIC    
by Rebecca, Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom
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:
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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by Mirko H., UniversitÓ Bocconi, Milan, Italy
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: French
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
English was the official language in Singapore. I love their slang and their cute chinese accent.. they call it Singlish!! The English of one of my professors was really bad and this fact made me hate his course.
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EXPENSES    
by Frederic, Ecole des Mines de Paris, Paris, France
Engineering, Mechanical, 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:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
When doing an exchange, one gets to know many people, so one goes out more often. Singapore is also a good place to travel around in very cheap South-East Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand...
Travel, Nightlife, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Food: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Only currency exchange-rate sometimes gives valuable extra-purchasing power.
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OVERALL    
by Derek, Pennsylvania State University, State College, United States
Biology, 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 had the impression before going that locals are closed off to internationals and that most of your friends are going to be international but this certainly does not have to be the case. It's not that the locals are closed off- it has more to do with the cultural differences that cause the self-segregation.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



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:
If you're someone who doesn't like to go out all the time and would be interested in interacting with the local community, I def. recommend the residential college. It is like a U.S. dorm building but with it's own clubs (sports, music, art, dance, writing, etc.) They also divide every few floors into a 'House' which holds its own events and helps with integrating into the local community.



FINAL COMMENTS

I think this program adapts to all kinds of students and it's certainly a top-notch option for those looking to study abroad (especially for native English-speakers who don't want to learn a new language). Good weather, food, well-developed, easy to travel around, good school, etc.
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