Prospective UnderGraduates

Why study chemistry @ NUS?


The accreditation of a degree program by a professional body is a mark of assurance that standards set by a profession are met. This is an international mark of ‘good practice’ which incorporates the latest trends to produce a relevant and updated degree program which address the needs of employers and students.

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 Food Science & Technology curriculum. Vacation industrial/research attachment is also offered to Chemistry major students through Undergraduate Professional Internship Programme (UPIP).

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
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.