Awards and Prizes

Dean's Scholars List

In AY2012-13, FASS introduced the Dean’s Scholars List to recognise the academic excellence of the top 1% of FASS students (including DDP students whose second home Faculty is FASS). He/She must also be a student of good standing. It is envisaged that the Dean’s Scholars List will serve as an encouragement for students who attain academic excellence and motivate our students to continually strive for their best.

Students who are placed on the Dean’s Scholars List will receive S$100 worth of vouchers and a certificate. If eligible, they will be concurrently placed on the Dean’s List.

The eligibility criteria for the Dean’s Scholars List are as follows:

  1. A workload of at least 16MC in the semester of which at least 12MCs are graded modules;
  2. Double degree programme students must complete a minimum of 12MCs of graded modules that fulfil FASS requirements;
  3. Students must have a CAP that is above the current pass with merit cut-off.  Those in their fourth year of study must have a CAP of at least 4.00.

Dean's List

The Dean’s List is an award given to the top 5% of each cohort, with meritorious academic achievement, at the end of each semester (excluding the Special Terms). He/She must also be a student of good standing. First year students (from Cohort 2014 onwards) will not be eligible for the Dean’s List for their first year of study in NUS.

Medals and Book Prizes

Medals and book prizes are awarded only once in the academic year, after the Semester 2 Examination. In all instances, a prize-winner must be of sufficient merit. He/She must have passed all modules attempted and must be a good overall student. No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

A list of prizes can be found here.

Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher (OUR) Prize

The Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher (OUR) Prize is an annual, university-wide competition which aims to encourage research among undergraduates at NUS by presenting opportunities for them to participate in research while integrating teaching and research at various levels of experience and expertise. This allows undergraduates to develop the capacity for discovery through research. (FASS undergraduates can participate in the competition via the Student Portal.)

See here for more details.


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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