Prospective UnderGraduates

Why study chemistry @ NUS?

Faculty Quality

All of our faculty members have PhD degrees, and most have had postdoctoral training at the top universities in the world, such as MIT, Caltech, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge etc.

Industrial Placement

Build-in industrial placement component in Applied Chemistry and Food Science & Technology curricula.  Vacation industrial/research attachment is also offered to Chemistry major students through Research and Industrial Placement Enterprise (RIPE).

Broad-Based Learning

In NUS, students learn in a borderless, no-boundary and barrier-free environment. A typical Chemistry BSc (Honours) student would spend 60% of his or her curriculum time in Chemistry and the rest in other subjects offered in Science and other faculties in NUS.

Flexible Structure

In NUS Science, you are in a "4-1" BSc (Honours) structure. This means that every bona fide student is admitted into the Honours structure and has the privilege to take Level 4000 (Honours) modules before they graduate.


  'A' Level graduates Polytechnic graduates
Chemistry Good H2 pass in Chemistry or its equivalent and at least a good 'O' Level pass in Mathematics Good diploma in related courses such as Chemical Process Technology, Process/Chemical Engineering
Applied Chemistry Good H2 passes in Chemistry or Physical Science and preferably in Mathematics Good diploma in Chemical Process Technology
Food Science & Technology Good H2 passes in Chemistry, Biology, and either Physics or Mathematics Good diploma in related courses such as Chemical Process Technology (Food option), Applied Food Science, Nutrition.