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September 2000, Vol. 3 No. 4 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
International Students in NUS
Ms Geraldine Lee
Office of Student Affairs
Over the last two years, there has been a significant increase in the number of international students in NUS. As of July 2000, matriculated international students numbered approximately 7,050 (3,350 undergraduates and 3,700 postgraduates). Enrolment is expected to increase as NUS strives to make 20% of the undergraduate student population international. Continue reading


Foreign Students in the Faculty of Business Administration
Associate Professor Tan Soo Jiuan
Ms Samantha Tay
Sub-Dean & Exchange Coordinator
Exchange Administrator
Faculty of Business Administration
The Faculty of Business Administration’s (FBA’s) first International Student Exchange Programme (SEP) was established in 1990. However, exchanges only commenced in 1993 when 9 students spent a semester abroad and 8 foreign students were hosted. Positive responses from early participants encouraged significant expansion in both the number of exchange partners and the numbers of students sent and hosted under the SEP. Continue reading


Managing Foreign Students: The Science Approach
Associate Professor Ang Siau Gek
Sub-Dean, Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science has an extensive outreach programme to promote our courses through local and overseas promotional talks in our endeavour to bring in good quality students, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Continue reading

The English Language & the NUS Foreign Student
Dr Laina Ho
Centre for English Language Communication
What do these words mean to you: edit, published, compassionate, deferred? These are simple words, as they are common academic vocabulary. And yet, it is amazing how foreign students 1 in NUS can give them new meanings and interpretations, resulting in misunderstanding, mortification, and misery. Continue reading