The University Scholars Programme (USP) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is an interdisciplinary academic programme for NUS undergraduates. Involving students from six different faculties and schools at NUS - Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Design and Environment, Engineering, and Science, USP students are concurrently enrolled in one of these faculties or schools (their home faculty) and at the USP. They earn 30% of their academic credits in the USP, and 70% in their home faculty or school. Upon successful completion of USP requirements and an honours programme, USP students graduate with an honours degree from their faculty or school, and a certificate that recognises them as University Scholars.
One local scholar talks about how an education in NUS is just as fulfilling as an overseas university experience.
By Philip Tnee
She has just turned 19 this year, but Phoebe Lim is already being put through the paces of the working world in the National University of Singapore (NUS). The Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate is not only a scholar with the NUS Global Merit Scholarship programme, but is also an active member of NUS University Scholars Programme (USP).
Just one semester into her university life and Phoebe has already immersed herself with a multitude of activities such as the NUS’ Rag & Flag Parade where students build super-sized floats made entirely out of recycled materials.