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National University of Singapore

For more than 50 years, NUS Business School has offered a rigorous, relevant and rewarding business education to outstanding students from across the world. Founded in the same year that Singapore gained independence, NUS Business School stands today among the world’s leading business schools. It is distinctive for offering the best of global business knowledge with deep Asian insights, preparing students to lead Asian businesses to international success and to help global businesses succeed in Asia. The School attracts a diversity of smart and talented students to its broad portfolio of academic programmes, including BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MSc and PhD programmes.

Singapore, Singapore


15 Kent Ridge Drive, Mochtar Riady Building, Singapore, Singapore


student feedback




  • Previous students rated the university a 3 out of 5 

  • Previous students rated the courses difficulty to be low compared to Nova. 

  • Jenny (Spring 2016): High quality & interesting 

  • Jonathan (Fall 2009): In 2008 we were part of the MBA programme, so fellow students often had extensive professional experience. Top class academics and leaders in their field.



  • Previous students rated the workload to be very light.

  • Jenny (Spring 2016): Little

  • Jonathan (Fall 2009): Fair.



  • Previous students rated the city life to be good.

  • Previous students rated the nightlife to be good.

  • Jenny (Spring 2016): Perfect 

  • Jonathan (Fall 2009): A lot of night life, great food, short trips to destinations such as Thailand, Bali, etc.



  • Previous students said the CEMS cohort had around 50 students. 

  • Previous students rated the CEMS community to be somewhat bad.

  • Previous students rated the CEMS Office to be bad.

  • Jenny (Spring 2016): CEMS Bubble all the way, difficult to get to know Singaporeans

  • Jonathan (Fall 2009): Not a large community as CEMS is rather Europe centric.



  • Previous students said it was hard to find accommodation. 

  • Jenny (Spring 2016): A bit difficult to organize, some had to share a room

  • Jonathan (Fall 2009): Hard to find and expensive if you want to go downtown. Student housing provided a bit outside of downtown. I recommend to organise a flat share with with fellow students. Back then, living expenses were approx Eur 1200 / month, largely driven by housing expenses.


PRIce of one beer

  • Previous students said that living costs were much higher compared to Lisbon.

  • Jenny (Spring 2016): Expensive (apart from the food in the food courts), one beer costs like 18 SGD. On Wednesday, ladies drink for free (yes really..)


Jenny (Spring 2016)

Jonathan (Fall 2009)

Outstanding academics and work-life balance with exotic trips. Less networking with wider CEMS community. Would fully recommend as long as can be afforded.

Anonymous (Fall 2022)

Plan your travels and save some time to go around in the end of the semester. Also watch out for housing scams. Travelling is really the reason to go to Singapore, just for the University itself it wouldn't be worth it, but take in consideration that overall is probably Top 3 Most expensive CEMS places (because of housing), but worth it for the backpacker experience

Amazing experience (if you have some money)

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