NUS has a 370.64 acre campus situated on a ridge surrounded by lush greenery. It is only 25 minutes away from the city. Close to the campus is a housing estate with food outlets, clinics, shops and a supermarket, where you can stock up on groceries and buy toiletries and other essentials. As the western port facilities of Pasir Panjang are close to NUS, you can enjoy panoramic sea views from some parts of campus.
Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore’s historical importance as a regional trading and transportation hub has propelled it into the financial and business powerhouse it is today. Singapore is one of the most modern cities in the world. Entering Singapore is like travelling forward in time. You’ll be surrounded by ultra-modern architecture, chic shopping districts, multi-national corporations, great public transportation, and the cleanest streets you’ll ever see in a modern city.
Singapore’s citizens are mostly Malay and Chinese, though many Indians, Tamils, and Arabs call Singapore home. Singapore’s ethnic diversity is evident in its wide variety of restaurants. The streets of Singapore also hold traditional festivals put on by its culturally diverse population. English is one of Singapore’s four official languages.
If you want a modern city in which to experience a variety of different cultures, Singapore is the place for you.
NUS has 6 Halls of Residence with about 3,000 residential places. The halls are situated in different parts of the campus and are a great place to get familiar with other students, as well as other cultures. Each Hall of Residence has staff members in place to look after students’ well being.
In these residences, 11 to 15 single rooms are grouped into clusters, with each cluster having its own kitchen and bathroom facilities. Meal plans are not available but students have the option of cooking their own meals. Each kitchen is equipped with basic cooking appliances. This cluster concept allows students to enjoy a more independent style of life while still interacting with students from different backgrounds. Each residence has a team of assistants and advisers to assist students with any concerns they may have.
Find out more about the NUS Residential Services; due to the high demand for student dormitories, Off-Campus housing is also available.