Welcome to FASS

World Class Education

Study in an institution that is ranked among the best in the world. In the 2012 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, FASS was ranked 11th in Arts and Humanities and 10th 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.

Subject Global Rank Asia Rank
English Language and Literature 16 1
Modern Languages 18 1
Philosophy 23 1
Geography and Area Studies 10 1
Linguistic 15 3
Psychology 22 2
Sociology 16 1
Politics & International Studies 21 2
Economics and Econometrics 16 1

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-renown 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.

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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, either on a semester- to 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.

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Design Your Journey

Working with your strengths and interests, design your own curriculum with the options that FASS offers – over 400 modules, 19 subjects, 9 multidisciplinary minors, 12 languages, Special Degree options and Cross-faculty options. Choose from the 19 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!

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