National University of Singapore (Singapore)

For more than 50 years, NUS Business School has offered a rigorous, relevant and rewarding business education to outstanding men and women from across the world.

The school remains distinctive among the world's leading business schools by offering the best of global knowledge with deep Asian insights, preparing students to lead Asian businesses to the forefront of the world economy and to help global businesses succeed in Asia.

NUS Business School
1.2945316 Mochtar Riady Building, BIZ1 Level 4
Singapore 119245
1° 17' 40.3152" N, 103° 46' 22.8252" E
CEMS University Campus
CEMS abbreviation : 

 CEMS Programme Manager (PM)

Saul Sio

Manager, MSc (Mgt) & CEMS MIM Programme
Phone: +65 6516 8660
Fax: +65 6777 1296

 CEMS Academic Director

Jumana Zahalka

Asst Dean, Undergraduate Academic
Phone: +65 6516 5303

Target of this fact sheet: Prospective CEMS students applying to MSc+MIM


Contact people for application questions

 Programme Info

MSc degrees offered in combination with CEMS MIM: 

MSc (Management) Programme

Application Requirements: 

1. A good 4-year business or business-related undergraduate degree. A 3-year business degree with very good academic results may also be considered
2. Good TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not the mother tongue or medium of prior undergraduate instruction.
3. Good interview performance (conducted for shortlisted candidates only).
4. A Letter of Motivation (no more than 500 words). The same Letter of Motivation can be used for CEMS MIMS application.
5. Excellent verbal and written skills in English. Applicants for CEMS MIM must be proficient in at least one other CEMS language.

Application Deadlines: 
Required Documents: 
Language of Instruction: 


Duration and Full-time Workload: 

MSc (Mgt) only: 1 year
MSc (Mgt) with CEMS MIM: 1.5 years

Term Dates for the Master Programme(s): 

The programme follows NUS Academic Terms. Please check for NUS Academic Calendars.

 MSc Academic Expenses

Tuition fees, Scholarships: 
Books and materials: 

Estimated S$200 - S$300

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)Estimated S$500 - S$1,800
TransportationEstimated S$100 - S$300 (on public buses and trains)
Meals & groceriesEstimated S$250 - S$800
MiscellaneousEstimated S$250 - S$350 depending heavily on individual lifestyle

Target of this fact sheet: Enrolled CEMS MIM Students before their term abroad

Curriculum Specificities : message from the CEMS Academic Director: 
As Asia’s leading Business School, NUS Business School offers CEMS students an inspiring, rigorous and rewarding learning experience that is multifaceted, multidisciplinary and multicultural. Our experienced faculty members are known for their rigour in curriculum design and delivery and for providing a stimulating and enriching environment conducive for learning. Some of our instructors are practitioners with extensive practical, consulting and teaching experience. In addition, many of our courses incorporate projects with participation from businesses. As such, there will be plenty of opportunities for CEMS students to learn about industry practices. Most courses require students to work on group assignments, projects, and case analyses that help them to learn about working in teams and to develop interpersonal skills.

 Academic Information

Required Documents before arrival: 
Enrolment as visiting Student: 

All incoming CEMS students must register with NUS Registrar’s Office via the online application:


Term 1:
. Online Registration: 21 Mar to 15 Apr
. Submission of Supporting Documents: 1 May

Term 2:
. Online application: 1 Sep to 1 Oct
. Submission of Supporting Documents: 15 Oct

Course offer availability and registration: 

Please refer to "Programme Offer" tab for the list of MSc courses.

Complete list of courses will be available about a month before the start of the semester. Courses offered are subject to change.

Language requirement: 


Language offer: 

Language modules are offered by Centre of Language Studies ( are Open Electives and can be used to satisfy CEMS 3rd language requirement ONLY.

All language modules are subjected to availablility and fulfillment of entry requirements.

Minimum and Maximum Workload requirements: 

CEMS requirements for each term apply.

Exams, Grading and pedagogical principles: 

Modular Credit (MC): 4 MCs equivalent to 6 ECTS


  • Continuous Assessment: Class participation, assignments, quizzes, projects
  • Final Written Examination (if any)


  • Incoming CEMS students will receive a term transcript with grades based on CEMS grading scale, i.e. A, B, C, D, E or F.
Terms Dates
Academic YearTerm 1Term 2
Terms Dates : Details
Term 1Term 2
Nomination Period :By 15 Mar 2018By 1 Jul 2018
Student Registration Period :By 15 Apr 2018By 1 Oct 2018
Terms Dates details :6 Aug – 8 Dec 201814 Jan – 11 May 2019
Welcome Day / Orientation weekBetween 1 Aug 2018 (Tentative; COMPULSORY)9 Jan 2019 (Tentative; COMPULSORY)
Block Seminar / Launch Event6 - 11 Aug 2018 (9 Aug is a public holiday)11 - 12 Jan 2019 (tentative)
School Vacations / Public HolidaysSchool Vacation: 9 Dec 2018 – 13 Jan 2019 | Public Holidays: Please check School Vacation: 12 May – 4 Aug 2019 | Public Holidays: Please check
Exam Period24 Nov – 8 Dec 201827 Apr - 11 May 2019
Terms Dates : Additional Information: 

Term 1
Recess Week: 22 Sep - 30 Sep 2018

Term 2
Recess Week: 23 Feb - 3 Mar 2019

 Academic Expenses

MIM Academic Expenses: 

No tuition fees for incoming CEMS students

Student activity and services fee: about S$45

Block Seminar fee: S$400

RGL Seminar fee: S$150

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)Estimated S$500 - S$1,800
TransportationEstimated S$100 - S$300 (on public buses and trains)
Meals & groceriesEstimated S$250 - S$800
MiscellaneousEstimated S$250 - S$350 depending heavily on individual lifestyle

 Services and Facilities

Health insurance: 

All full time NUS students are obliged to subscribe to the university’s medical insurance scheme. This scheme provides all full time students with basic medical and personal accident insurance coverage. The fee is included in the Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees of about S$126.

Please check ( for details on the coverage.


Please refer to this link on immigration matters:


On-campus housing is very limited and subject to availaibilty. Incoming students must be prepared and budget for rental of private accommodation outside campus.


Application for on-campus housing:


Private accommodation options:

Check out CEMS partner HousingAnywhere in addition to the local offers

Other facilities: 

Sports & Recreational Centre, University Health Centre, Student Services Centre, Libraries, Cafeteria, Restaurants, Post Office, Bookshops, etc.

Internships support and national regulations: 

Counselling and advice available through our Career Services Office:

Check out CEMS Internship Guide

Orientation / CEMS Club and other Student Clubs: 

CEMS Club Singapore will get in touch with incoming CEMS students to offer some guidance.

Buddies from The Masters Club will be assigned to incoming CEMS students to help provide support prior to their arrival.

CEMS Club Singapore:

Information about the city / the country: 

Resources for incoming exchange students:


Information about Singapore:

Target of this Form: Enrolled MSc students applying to MIM at this school