NUS: Admissions Q&A
National University of Singapore has forged strategic partnerships with some of the world’s best institutions to offer learning opportunities at the forefront of education and research. Some examples include the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, a partnership with the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University; and the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, a partnership with Duke University. These partnerships have enabled NUS to build a strong international reputation within a short time.
“One of our key strengths is our many global programmes and strategic global partnerships which benefits students in gaining access to a huge range of academic programmes and opportunities in our Singapore campus and also throughout the world”, said President Tan Chorh Chuan in his conversation with Pooja Prakash.
How will you describe the NUS spirit under your leadership?
The spirit of NUS is one that fiercely values excellence and constantly pursues it in education, research and service. The NUS community also embraces the spirit of the explorer that aims to break new ground, take calculated risks, and at the same time, to be resourceful, and resilient to challenges.
I hope that this NUS spirit will enable us to respond nimbly to the rapid changing global landscape, and energise us to contribute to advancement of society in Singapore, Asia and the world.
NUS offer world-class education and research programmes and excellent opportunities for postgraduate students to learn from and interact with outstanding faculty and researchers from around the world.
We are particularly interested in talented graduate students with a strong passion and commitment to excellence in their area of study, who have leadership qualities, and who would like to develop themselves and to contribute more broadly beyond their immediate academic focus. Such students would benefit most from, and add greatly to, the many opportunities to be involved in cross-disciplinary academic programmes, and educational programmes including teaching or mentoring young students in the classroom or in our Residential Colleges.
Does NUS offer financial aid to international students? If so, what does it cover?
NUS believes in attracting the brightest students from around the world to be part of, and to contribute to our learning and research communities. We are committed to ensuring that no deserving student is denied an opportunity to study at NUS due to financial difficulties.
I believe that clarity of thinking is critical, particularly in relation to collectively defining our most important goals and priorities. This has to be coupled with humility and a genuine respect and regard for the people that we work with, and whom we serve. People are the heart, soul and driving force of the university. The current success and future promise of a university rests almost entirely on the motivation, ability and spirit of the people within it.
Your advice for those who have a dream?
It doesn’t matter if your current dream is “big” or “small” – we shouldn’t feel the pressure of having to have a “big dream”. What is important is to be motivated by something that has meaning and value to you at a point in time, understanding that this may change over time. It is also important to take action – if you really believe in it, go for it.
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best university for mba in Singapore
Here I list the top business school for MBA in Singapore.
1. National University of Singapore (NUS)
2. INSEAD Singapore
3. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Nayang business school
4. Singapore Management University- Lee Kong Chian School of Business
All the above four universities are among the top 50 universities in world rankings.
I hope this helps you.
What is the cost to become a Neurosurgeon or Neurologist in Singapore after completing MS or MD from India?
Here is the list of some colleges of Singapore for this course with their total fee:
1. Nanyang Technological University - Rs 20 lakhs
2. National University of Singapore - Rs 40 lakhs
3. Lasalle College Singapore - Rs 15 lakhs
4. James Cook University - Rs 15 lakhs
5. Duke, NUS Medical School, Singapore - Rs 40 lakhs.
Hope it clears your doubt.
Please say, What is the Working hours of Neurosurgeons in India and Singapore?
The working hours of a neurosurgeon in India or Singapore,in fact any country for that matter varies for different hospitals he/she works in. The working hours also depends upon the number of patients visiting the doctor. A doctor needs to make himself/herself available for a patient at any time of the day. However,8-12 hours a day is generally invested by a neurosurgeon in hospitals/clinics in India or Singapore or anywhere in world.
Hope this helps.
How to study Medical PG in Singapore by Scholarship after completing MBBS in India?
If the MBBS degree you did in India is recognised by the Singapore Ministry of Health (Singapore only accepts degrees from renowned universities), then there are many postgraduate medical studies that you can go for non-clinical post-grad studies like pharmacology and biochemistry or clinical courses like surgery and O&G
Scholarships in Singapore:
Singapore Internationational Graduate Award
- Commonwealth Scholarship in Singapore 2020
- ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship At NUS In Singapore 2020
- National University Of Singapore Scholarships 2020
- George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship For Developing Countries 2020
- Golden Key Scholarship 2020 For International Students
I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, but first I wish to practice in the United States or Singapore for half of my career and to spend last half of my career in India. Whether my wish is a good one? Is it possible? Is my decision is correct? Kindly commend on my wish?
Raja, we have been discussing your career and aspirations for a while now and we appreciate that you want to take Career360's opinion on the matter of your career. So by now, you are aware of the fact what it takes to become a neurosurgeon and what it is to clear USMLE, practise as a resident in the US. We also have discussed the life style and the salary part. Now regarding the first half and later half of the career, we only wish we could predict our timeline on this planet. We do not which might be the first half or which might be the later part. But no wish is bad. If you want to achieve something, you should lest you regret for the rest of your lofe. Now to practise in the US, you may have to appear for USMLE, clear the step 1 and then practise as a resident before you can get the license to practise as a full time neurosurgeon. That is a long process that might take good 4-5 years. You study MBBS in India for 50 months and then complete the 1 year rotational internship and it takes you as many as 5 years. And appearing for USMLE and then working as a resident take another 4 years and so 10 years of your life are spent getting a valid license to practise in the US. And then lets say after 5 years you want to move to Singapore, that takes a whole different processing because you need to appear for their license exam. And you work in Singapore for lets say another 5 years and you come back to India. 15 years of your life are spent studying and getting licenses. But the beauty is within 15 years you can actually get license to practise in 3 countries. So you need to take a call. Or how about you finish MBBS in India, move to Singapore to study your MD/MS and plan on moving to the US? That way the transition is going to be smoother.