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
15 Kent Ridge Drive Mochtar Riady Building, BIZ1 Level 4
Singapore 119245
1° 17' 46.3272" N, 103° 46' 36.8364" E
CEMS University Campus
CEMS abbreviation : 

 CEMS Programme Manager (PM)

Saul Sio

Manager, MSc Programmes Office
Phone: +65 6516 8660

 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. Courses offered are subject to change.

Language requirement: 


Language offer: 

Language modules are offered by Centre of Language Studies (

These modules are accredited as Open Electives and can be used to fulfill CEMS 3rd language requirement.

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 2019By 1 Jun 2019
Student Registration Period :By 21 Mar 20191 Sep - 1 Oct 2020
Terms Dates details :5 Aug – 7 Dec 201913 Jan – 9 May 2020
Welcome Day / Orientation week30 Jul - 1 Aug 2018 (Tentative; COMPULSORY)6 - 9 Jan 2020 (Tentative; COMPULSORY)
Block Seminar / Launch Event2, 5 - 8 Aug 201910 - 11 Jan 2020
School Vacations / Public HolidaysSchool Vacation: 8 Dec 2019 – 12 Jan 2020 | Public Holidays: Please check School Vacation: 10 May – 2 Aug 2020 | Public Holidays: Please check
Exam Period23 Nov – 7 Dec 201925 Apr - 9 May 2020
Terms Dates : Additional Information: 

Term 1
Recess Week: 21 Sep - 29 Sep 2019

Term 2
Recess Week: 22 Feb - 1 Mar 2020

 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 students are required to pay the MMF (about $126). The MMF includes the Health Service Fee which pays for the university’s medical insurance scheme. This scheme provides all full-time students with basic medical and personal accident insurance coverage.

Please check here for details on the coverage.


Immigration matters are handled centrally by NUS Registrar’s Office.  NUS Registrar’s Office will facilitate the application of entry visa and an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter for all international students.

Please see “After Applying \ Step 4: Student's Pass Application” in for details.


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

Students are advised to make arrangements for accommodation before they depart for Singapore (

Students are encouraged to arrive at least a week before the start of Orientation and the Block Seminar/Responsible Global Leadership Seminar to allow time to finalise the accommodation.


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: 

NGE student visa does not permit any form of employment/internship.  Please click here for details.

Student’s employer must apply for the appropriate work passes for foreign students for employment/internship.

Career counselling available through our Career Services Office.

Check out CEMS Internship Guide

Orientation / CEMS Club and other Student Clubs: 

CEMS Club Singapore ( plans various activities throughout the semester. Most events are student-led and may range from social gatherings to corporate events. They aim to help students settle in and form bonds during their semester in NUS.

Information about the city / the country: 

Singapore is a highly accessible, modern city and is one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world. Being part of the tropics, this sunny island enjoys summer all year round, with some rain forecasted throughout the year. Having a multicultural society makes Singapore a food heaven, as well as a melting pot of cultures and opportunities, attracting talents and corporations from all around the globe.

• Resources for incoming exchange students:

• Information about Singapore:

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