Welcome to FASS

World Class Education

Study in an institution that is ranked among the best in the world. In the 2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, FASS was ranked 13th in Arts and Humanities and 7th in Social Sciences. We also scored well when it came to subject rankings, with many of our subjects occupying a spot in the top 25.


Full Range of Options

The Faculty offers the offering degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA Hons)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (BSocSci Hons)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Social Sciences (MSocSci)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Faculty follows a modular system, which allows suitably qualified students to complete a BA (Hons) degree or BSocSci (Hons) degree within a period of 8 semesters. Other students will normally complete a BA degree in 6 semesters.


At the Forefront of Globalised Research

What differentiates a university education is the opportunity to conduct your studies under lecturers who are active in their research and are published in world-renowned journals. This ensures that you are learning about the latest in your field and through your lecturers' experience. You might also have the opportunity to be part of a research project under the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme (UROP).


Innovative Pedagogy

Here at FASS, we pride ourselves on having teachers that understand the needs of our students and are able to help them fulfil the best of their potential. Additionally, the Faculty is constantly putting in place new programmes that are designed to facilitate our students' learning experience and prepare them for their future. Examples of such programmes include Freshman Seminars and Writing Modules.

Click here to find out more about Freshman Seminars and Writing Modules. 


Growing Network of Global Partners

On top of the more than 180 universities that NUS has partnerships with, FASS has links with 28 other leading universities globally. What this means is that FASS students have a wealth of opportunities to spend some time in an overseas environment, whether it is a semester- or year-long Student Exchange Programme, Summer Programme, Immersion Programme or Field Study.

Our international network of partners includes:


Prestigious Scholarships

In recognition of our students' achievements, FASS awards scholarships, taking into account not only academic excellence, but also their accomplishments outside of class, be it in club activities, community service or success in the arts. Many of the departments have also established book prizes to acknowledge the excellent work by their students.

Click here to find out more about our scholarships and awards.


Design Your Journey

Working with your strengths and interests, design your own curriculum with the options that FASS offers – over 400 modules, 20 subjects, 14 multidisciplinary minors, 13 languages, Special Degree options and Cross-faculty options. Choose from the 20 subjects to do a Single Major or select 2 complementary subjects to do a Double Major or a Major/Minor. You can also choose to do a Double Degree with another faculty in NUS or with one of our leading international partners. The options are endless – the choice is yours!

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Level 5 (Undergraduate) & Level 6 (Graduate)
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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