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National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore
Established in 1905, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is the most prestigious research university in Singapore.
Location: 
Singapore
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Academic Year
Fall
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
Psychology
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Study psychology at one of the best universities in Asia
  • Experience life in the multicultural metropolis of Singapore
  • No foreign language proficiency required
  • Only open to psychology majors
  • NUS Scholarship available. See Further Reading below for more information.
Program Summary: 

Established in 1905, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is the most prestigious research university in Singapore. The university has 28,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students with students from 100 countries.  About 9,000 international students study at NUS each year. The university consistently ranks among the top universities in the world. According to the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings NUS was ranked 24th in the world.

NUS has a vibrant and thriving campus life with many clubs and student activities. The on- campus Stephen Riady Center in University Town was built in 2012 and hosts sports and educational facilities, performing arts spaces and offices. The sports facilities include a gym, sports halls, a rock climbing wall and an outdoor infinity recreational swimming pool.

Check out this video to get a glimpse of the exciting and vibrant life that NUS students enjoy!

Location: 

Singapore is a modern, island city-state in Southeast Asia, which lies off the southern tip of Malaysia. It enjoys a tropical rainforest climate due to its proximity just 85 miles north of the equator. With four official languages; English, Chinese, Tamil, and Malay, Singapore’s 5 million people are very diverse which provides an interesting cultural mix between Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western cultures. English is the common language of the nation and is the language of business, government, and the medium of instruction in schools.

Academic Information: 

All courses are taught in English. Students are able to take a wide variety of psychology courses as well general education courses and elective courses. Some NUS courses are restricted, consult the following document for NUS courses that international students can take.

KU students should enroll in a minimum of four courses and a maximum of five courses while at NUS.

For course descriptions, visit the NUS Course Catalog.   

To view possible psychology courses at NUS and their KU course equivalencies, consult the NUS Course Equivalencies.

Housing: 

On-campus accommodations are available but competitive to receive. Study Abroad students can live in Residence Halls and Residential Colleges (Tembusu, Cinnamon Colleges & College of Alice & Peter Tan). The accommodations are on or near campus and are within walking distance to most departments, offices, libraries, sports facilities, post office, and ATM machines. You may also use the free NUS shuttle bus to get around campus.

The Residence Halls have single and double rooms and are known for their rich hall history and culture. Residents are expected to participate actively in hall activities. The Residential Colleges are located in University Town which is a new extension to the main NUS campus at Kent Ridge. All rooms at the Residential Colleges are single and grouped into suites of six with shared living room and bathroom. All residents in the halls and colleges are required to have a meal plan (2 meals daily, six days a week). Off-campus rooms in private student dormitories/hostels and apartments are available if a student does not receive university accommodations. For more information, visit the NUS Accommodation website.

Eligibility: 

Open to KU Psychology students with sophomore standing by the beginning of the program that have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. There is no language requirement.

Further Reading: 

National University of Singapore Study Abroad Scholarship
Fund provided with generous support of Richard Paegelow, KU study abroad alumnus.  This $5,000 scholarship is designed to provide funding to deserving, degree-seeking undergraduate psychology students to study at the National University of Singapore.  Recipients must meet the eligibility requirements of the National University of Singapore.  Apply online: https://ku.studioabroad.com/?go=SingaporeScholarship

 

National University of Singapore

NUS University Accommodations

NUS Study Abroad Guide for Incoming Exchange Students

NUS Registrar’s Office

NUS Office of International Student Services

Singapore Tourism

Add Course: 
Introduction to Psychology
PL1101E
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Biological Psychology
PL3232
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Cognitive Psychology
PL3233
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Developmental Psychology
PL3234
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Social Psychology
PL3235
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Abnormal Psychology
PL3236
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Language and Cognitive Processes
PL3237
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Social Cognition
PL3238
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Personality and Individual Differences
PL3241
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Adolescent Psychology
PL3244
This course is not offered during 2016
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Memory
PL3249
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Human Performance
PL3250
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Atypical Development and Language
PL3251
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

Announcements

Deadlines Extended for Summer, Fall and Academic Year Programs.

See list of programs below:
DEADLINES EXTENDED - SUMMER & FALL PROGRAMS (PDF)

Study Abroad Financial Advising

The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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