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Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) of the National University of Singapore! Founded in 1929, FASS is one of the the largest faculties in the National University of Singapore, encompassing 16 Departments with a wide range of academic offerings in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Asian Studies and Language Studies. Together with our special programmes (such as Double Degree opportunities, special degrees with overseas partners, concurrent degrees, our FASStrack Asia Summer School, and a wide range of overseas Student Exchange Programme opportunities), FASS offers one of the most comprehensive and enriching educational experiences globally. FASS has a long tradition of teaching excellence, with many teaching award winners bringing their enthusiasm and experience directly to students in our classrooms. Do take your time to explore our website and discover all that we have in store for you!

Why FASS?

FASS PREPARES YOU FOR THE FUTURE

An FASS education equips you with skills that will never go out of demand. Faculty core modules ensure that all students receive training in the key domains of writing, expression, and communication, while classes in your chosen major bolster your research skills and critical-thinking abilities. In addition to imparting these skills, FASS also offers extensive career guidance and awards academic credits for internships.

FASS empowers you to map your own journey

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers an extensive range of degree options that spans 16 Departments, 20 Majors, and 15 Multidisciplinary Minors. Its curriculum strikes the perfect balance of breadth and depth, while maintaining a flexibility that empowers you to map your own journey. Minors? Check. Double Majors? Sure. Special Degree Programmes? We have them all.

FASS Studies What Defines Humanity

How will the Budget affect different segments of society? What does the Trump presidency mean for the rest of the world? What can archaeological explorations reveal about Singapore’s history? What is the role of the media in a democracy? From questions about individuals and interpersonal interactions to those that concern latest developments on the global stage, students and scholars of the humanities and social sciences shed light on the very issues that define humanity and makes life worthwhile.

FASS Expands Your Worldview

FASS has more than 200 Partner Universities spread across the world, from Asia to the Americas and Europe. Programmes vary in duration: from week-long fieldtrips and research attachments to semester-long exchange and homestay programmes, we guarantee that these overseas adventures will enhance your confidence, hone your problem-solving skills, and expand your worldview.