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NUS University Town to accept applications from February 2011

28 January 2011

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Students can apply to UTown's two residential colleges starting February 2011

Come February 2011, freshmen and existing students can apply to the NUS University Town's (UTown) two residential colleges. The two colleges, which can accommodate 600 undergraduates each, will open in August 2011, together with a graduate residence.

Offering a fresh experience of learning and living on campus, the UTown educational concept is unlike any other in Singapore's current higher education landscape. It combines the convenience of campus living with an exciting multidisciplinary academic programme, and offers a great environment for interaction and peer group learning.

NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye said: "UTown is a fresh and exciting approach to undergraduate teaching and learning, based on a model that is distinctively NUS. By providing for residential learning that is global in orientation yet rooted in Asia, UTown will offer a platform for our students to develop into sophisticated thinkers and effective leaders, capable of negotiating an increasingly complex world."

The two residential colleges, Cinnamon College and Tembusu College, will have their own distinctive characters.

Cinnamon College will house the University Scholars Programme (USP) that offers students the freedom to explore a wide range of extracurricular and overseas opportunities across disciplines. The Rector of Cinnamon College is eminent East Asia historian Prof Wang Gungwu and the College Master is Director of USP Prof John Richardson.

Helming Tembusu College is well-respected diplomat, patron of the arts and environmentalist Prof Tommy Koh, the College Rector; together with College Master Assoc Prof Gregory Clancey who specialises in the history of Japan as well as technology and culture in the Asia-Pacific.

For details on how to apply to UTown, click here.