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National University of Singapore (NUS)

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university which spans three campuses in Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram. It is highly regarded as among the best universities in Asia and the world. NUS offers a distinctively Asian and global experience that is grounded in maximising the potential of students and their future-readiness, and broad-based research excellence that enables beneficial translation. Renowned for pioneering new models of education, the University is also highly regarded for the hallmark rigour and breadth of its academic programmes, innovative entrepreneurship education, and experiential learning.



Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is ranked 11th globally, and 1st amongst the world’s best young universities for four consecutive years. NTU also leads the top Asian universities in Normalized Citation Impact (Clarivate Analytics’ InCites 2016). Helmed by Professor Bertil Andersson, NTU is a melting pot of top scientists and eminent industry partners like BMW and Rolls‐Royce who have joint research labs on its campus. NTU offers engineering, science, business, humanities, arts and social sciences, and has a medical school with Imperial College London. The University’s main campus is named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World.


Singapore Management University (SMU)

With an emphasis on producing broad-based and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy, and generating rigorous and impactful multi-disciplinary research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance, Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its distinguished teaching and world-class research. Faculty members collaborate with leading international researchers and universities, and partners in businesses, public and social sectors, through its research institutes, centres and labs.

A city campus with modern facilities, SMU offers a wide range of bachelors’, masters’ and PhD degree programmes across the six schools – Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law and Social Sciences.


Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is Singapore’s fourth public university, and one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a multi-disciplinary curriculum. Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SUTD seeks to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs.
Also in collaboration with Zhejiang University, SUTD, a research-intensive university, is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programmes which incorporate elements of entrepreneurship, management and design thinking. Graduate opportunities include the SUTD Technology Entrepreneurship programme, the Master of Science in Security by Design and an SUTD PhD programme.