National University of Singapore: Statistics

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#85 of 14,134 In the World
#5 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 8 In Singapore
#1 of 8 In Singapore City
#2 of 1,025 For Construction Management
Top10 For 11 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
30,098
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
nus.edu.sg
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
46%*

* The National University of Singapore is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSingapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) with Advanced ('A') level or equivalent
Academic CalendarSemester 1 (August to End November, Early December) Semester 2 (January to May) Special Term (May to August)
Enrollment30,098
Full time employee2,555
Student:staff ratio12:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
147,686
Citations
5,454,370

National University of Singapore majors

by publication & citation count

Engineering
42,814 / 1,683,522
Chemistry
31,889 / 1,533,514
Physics
30,728 / 1,281,009
Medicine
28,982 / 1,152,860
Biology
27,661 / 1,582,173
Materials Science
22,270 / 950,736
Computer Science
20,004 / 790,585
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
14,479 / 445,238
Business
8,949 / 348,586
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7,481 / 307,654
Environmental Science
7,016 / 261,777
Economics
6,482 / 172,766
Mathematics
6,389 / 204,458
Psychology
5,734 / 242,007
Demography
4,868 / 272,888
Nanotechnology
4,742 / 399,747
Oncology and Cancer research
4,427 / 195,721
Chemical Engineering
4,089 / 243,469
Optical Engineering
3,905 / 95,322
Automation and Control engineering
3,886 / 129,453
Biochemistry
2,917 / 179,351
Political Science
2,904 / 26,636
Art & Design
2,858 / 59,821
Condensed Matter Physics
2,789 / 86,669
Electronic Engineering
2,664 / 61,953
Genetics
2,613 / 198,245
Surgery
2,454 / 86,599
Sociology
2,436 / 60,696
Immunology
2,319 / 152,563
Health Science
2,317 / 86,169
Computer Vision
2,313 / 82,015
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
2,280 / 132,865
Molecular Biology
2,218 / 125,112
Inorganic Chemistry
2,002 / 135,646
Machine Learning
1,946 / 87,251
Blockchain and Cryptography
1,715 / 56,900
Ecology
1,641 / 86,199
Pathology
1,640 / 64,951
Computer Networking
1,639 / 49,332
Geography and Cartography
1,631 / 58,522

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 921 3351
1992 1009 4683
1993 1263 5614
1994 1420 7219
1995 1526 8739
1996 1557 10820
1997 1983 13567
1998 1922 16723
1999 2413 20238
2000 2716 25519
2001 2888 30450
2002 3221 37279
2003 3606 47773
2004 4152 60205
2005 4286 77180
2006 4833 98636
2007 5118 118034
2008 5486 141993
2009 5970 172765
2010 6546 201538
2011 6797 242136
2012 7708 286016
2013 8360 334298
2014 8730 384236
2015 9315 420769
2016 9474 441003
2017 10007 481982
2018 10165 493822
2019 11041 574496
2020 13104 711445
2021 13340 831396

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
International students $20,000$13,750

The National University of Singapore has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics ++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Asian Studies, Automation and Control Engineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Processing, Dentistry, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Finance, Food Science, Food Technology, Geography (Human), History, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, International Studies, Japanese, Law, Literature, Malay, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Modern Languages, Music, Nursing, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Real Estate, Social Work, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Statistics, Theatre
Master's Degree Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Asian Studies, Automation and Control Engineering, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Business Computing, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Conducting, Dentistry, Design, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Geography (Human), Geological Engineering, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Health Sciences, History, Hydraulic Engineering, Immunology, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, International Law, Japanese, Law, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Malay, Management, Marine Engineering, Maritime Law, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Microbiology, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Radiology, Real Estate, Safety Engineering, Social and Preventive Medicine, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Town Planning, Transport Management, Water Management
Doctor's Degree Accountancy, Architecture, Asian Studies, Automation and Control Engineering, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Geography (Human), History, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Japanese, Law, Literature, Malay, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Real Estate, Social Work, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Statistics

National University of Singapore alumni

  1. Mahathir Mohamad

    Mahathir Mohamad
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1925-.. (age 97)
    Occupations
    politicianphysicianwriter
    Biography

    Mahathir bin Mohamad is a Malaysian politician, author, and physician who served as the fourth and seventh prime minister of Malaysia. He held office from July 1981 to October 2003 and later from May 2018 to March 2020 for a cumulative total of 24 years, making him the country's longest-serving prime minister. Before his promotion to the premiership, he served as Deputy Prime Minister and in other Cabinet positions. He has served as a member of parliament for Langkawi since May 2018, Kubang Pasu from August 1974 to March 2004, and Kota Setar Selatan from April 1964 to May 1969. His political career has spanned more than 75 years, from joining protests opposing citizenship policies in the Malayan Union in the 1940s, to forming the Malaysian United Indigenous Party in 2016 and the Homeland Fighters Party in 2020.

  2. Lee Kuan Yew

    Lee Kuan Yew
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1923-2015 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    philosopherautobiographerlawyerstatespersonpolitician
    Biography

    Lee Kuan Yew, born Harry Lee Kuan Yew, often referred to by his initials LKY and in his earlier years as Harry Lee, was a Singaporean statesman and lawyer who served as the Prime Minister of Singapore between 1959 and 1990. He is widely recognised as the nation's founding father.

  3. Halimah Yacob

    Halimah Yacob
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Halimah Yacob is a Singaporean politician who is the 8th and current president of Singapore. She is the first female president in the country's history. A former member of the People's Action Party (PAP), she resigned and became an independent to run for the presidency at the 2017 Singapore presidential election. Halimah won the election after a walkover.

  4. Nguyen Xuan Phuc

    Nguyen Xuan Phuc
    Born in
    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is a Vietnamese politician currently serving as the President of Vietnam, one of the highest-ranked officials in Vietnam along with Nguyễn Phú Trọng, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (de facto leader ). Nguyễn Xuân Phúc ranked 2nd in the Communist Party's 13th Politburo behind Nguyễn Phú Trọng and was ranked 3rd in the 12th Politburo. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc is also a full member of the National Assembly, serving in its 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th terms. He was elected to the post by the National Assembly of Vietnam on 5 April 2021 after serving 5 years as Prime Minister of the country. Nguyễn Xuân Phúc became a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam on 12 November 1983.

General info

Alternative names NUS
新加坡国立大学
Founded 1905
Accreditation Singapore's Ministry of Education
Motto Towards a Global Knowledge Enterprise
Colors orange, blue
Academic structure Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
NUS School of Business
School of Computing
Faculty of Dentistry
School of Design and Environment
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Law
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Faculty of Science
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
Affiliations and memberships ASEAN University Network (AUN)
Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE)
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
S3 University Alliance (S3UA)
Southeast and South Asia and Taiwan Universities (SATU)
Universitas 21 (U21)

Location and Contacts

Address 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore, 119077
Singapore
City population 5,866,000
Phone +65 6516 1081
Fax +65 6778 5281 / 6775 7630

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