The National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education, research, and entrepreneurship, focusing on Asian perspectives and expertise. Founded in 1905 as the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School, it is the oldest established institution of higher education in Singapore. Today, NUS is Singapore's flagship university, with 17 faculties and schools and three campuses. Its main campus adjoins Kent Ridge, a vibrant Queenstown neighborhood. The Bukit Tima campus includes the Faculty of Law and the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, and the Outram campus is home to the Duke NUS Medical School.
- Undergraduate students: 31,300
- Graduate students: 11,300
Cornell Connection: CALS Global FellowsThe CALS Global Fellows Program supports undergraduate students in pursuit of challenging, professionally focused summer internships and research placements that enhance and complement their career goals and academic progress, while enriching their undergraduate experience with diverse cultural and international immersion. CALS and NUS have been partnering for more than a decade.
About the Location
Located in a tropical rainforest just north of the equator, Singapore consists of 63 islands, including mainland Singapore, historically known as Pulau Ujong. Mainland is home to most of the country's population of more than five million. Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil. Singapore has several major parks and nature preserves, including the Bukit Nature Preserve. The Singapore Botanic Gardens are a World Heritage site and more than 160 years old. On the southwestern edge of Singapore’s central region, Queenstown is a residential satellite town developed in the 1950s that serves as a tech hub today.