"The NTU-USP community has been my greatest takeaway from university. I've been blessed with countless of opportunities to develop myself as a leader, hold meaningful and intellectual discussions with my peers, broaden my perspectives with trips overseas and learn from passionate professors. For anyone looking for a holistic environment to develop themselves and learn from the sharpest of minds and kindest of hearts in the community, NTU-USP is the place to be."
Class of 2019, Communication Studies
Executive Communicator, Whitelabel PR
"4 years. 5 overseas opportunities. Hours of hard work, and innumerable memories that will last a lifetime. More than just a scholarship, more than just a programme, NTU-USP is where I found a community of diverse individuals bonded by a like-minded attitude towards learning. It’s a family of friends there for you for intellectual debate and discussion, as much as for fun and laughter; to challenge you, as much as to comfort you. When I think about my best experiences and areas of personal development in university, I can’t help but tie them back here. NTU-USP didn’t just give me the chance to be who I wanted to be – it gave me the push to grow into the person I had the potential to become."
Vanessa Ellen Nah Mei Yin
Class of 2019, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Masters of Art in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“My acceptance into NTU-USP was one of the main reasons why I chose to enrol in NTU in the first place. Four years later, I’m glad that my search for a community of diverse, ambitious and intellectually curious peers turned out to be fruitful. Together, we exchanged ideas, questioned our assumptions about the world and ourselves, and also showed that university can be much more than a degree mill. My experience certainly wasn’t and I was extraordinarily privileged to be in a programme which gave me opportunities to travel and broaden my horizons. Thank you NTU-USP for this wonderful, wonderful journey.”
Pang Jin Hu
Class of 2019, Accountancy and Business
Analyst, BayCurrent Consulting (forthcoming)
"When I accepted the NTU-USP programme years ago, I’ll be honest, I had no idea what I said yes to. I almost opted out of the programme because I wanted to be put in another hall, but the Programme Manager then talked me out of it. And now upon graduation, I looked back and am glad she persuaded me to stay the course. My heart exclaims in agreement with many of the testimonies on this page. The greatest value of this community, is the community itself. All the friends I’ve met are creative, quirky, driven, like-minded, always ahead of the curve. The professors and friends from the programme pulled me out of my narrow-minded well, and took me sailing on the seas to horizon's end. Who I am today is really because NTU-USP had pushed me to strive and excel to be the best version of myself."
Class of 2019, Environmental Earth Systems Science
Business Development, Facilitator and Trainer, Migrant x Me
"Broadened perspectives & critical thinking. The NTU-USP education is built to challenge each student’s domain of expertise. The programme will test your creativity and encourage you to synergise multitudes of seemingly disparate branches of knowledge. In short, you are trained for 4 years to look beyond, and make the impossible, possible. The best part: you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals with the passion and eagerness to make sense of this complex world."
Lim Jun Rong Nigel
Class of 2018, Communication Studies
"While the scholarship offers impressive monetary benefits, I benefited most from the programme's ability to bring together a group of intelligent, like-minded, and driven individuals. It forged a community that felt very much like home. It provided a network and sounding board to call upon, when needed. Most importantly, being around my peers - many of whom are more talented and accomplished than I am - inspired daily self-reflection and improvement. It pushed me to strive for more. 4 years later, I can safely say I have achieved more today because of NTU-USP."
Kwang Yi Jing,
Class of 2018, Accountancy & Business
Graduate Trainee, Private Banking, UBS
|||"The NTU-USP has been the perfect programme that supplemented my university education. As an engineering student, core courses such as writing & reasoning, and ethics were initially challenging. However they were crucial in developing critical thinking skills and broadening my perspective towards life. Furthermore, the seminar-style classes facilitated in-depth discussion with my professors and friends. This allowed me to forge strong camaraderie amongst students from different faculties. This programme has definitely exceeded my expectations in all aspects and I would highly recommend all students who are looking for an academically-stimulating programme to join the NTU-USP family."|
Tan Ren Jun
Class of 2018, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Master of Science in Supply Chain & Logistics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
"To me, the NTU-USP is much more than just an academic programme. There is a strong student-driven culture where NTU-USPians are encouraged to pursue their own initiatives, allowing plenty of opportunities for personal development. The many unique opportunities offered by the NTU-USP, as well as the close-knit community, has added much to the vibrancy of my university experience."
Lim Cui Min
Class of 2018, Communication Studies
Master of Communication Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
||||"The NTU-USP experience has stretched my intellectual capacity and broadened my perspectives of the world – well beyond the scope of my engineering degree. Of all, I am utmost thankful to be part of a student community which is highly self-driven, capable and very supportive. My peers have continuously inspired me to strive for greater success in university and beyond."
Low Zhi Hong
Class of 2017, Aerospace Engineering
Lead, Economic Development Board
"Being part of NTU-USP is one of my greatest takeaway from my 4 years in NTU. Each course challenges the mind to think critically and creatively, often beyond our comfort zones. The strong emphasis on teamwork is where we learn to work robustly with people from diverse disciplines, an essential skill to have and also the basis where many (lifelong) friendships are forged! If you are invited to apply, go for it!"
Class of 2016, Biological Sciences
Third Year Medical Student, DUKE-NUS Medical School
"Given the diversity of the modules offered, it has help to train me to view a problem from multiple angles. Also, it has helped to broaden my interest into other disciplinary fields such as philosophy and drama which I have never expect myself to be attracted by such discussion since my background training was more inclined to science and engineering. Furthermore, as I am pursuing my postgraduate studies Masters in Epidemiology, my exposure to social sciences and ethics will serve as a good complement to the statistical training at Imperial for my future career at the Ministry of Health."
Class of 2016, Environmental Engineering
Master of Epidemiology, Imperial College London
"The NTU-USP has nurtured me to think with a global perspective, with the ability to think broader and out of the box which is an essential skill in the workforce.
Beyond academic knowledge, I learned life skills which are transferable and applicable in different circumstances. With valuable opportunities to work independently, as well as with many peers across different specialisations, I am groomed to adapt fast and communicate effectively with colleagues and clients of different nature."
Class of 2016, Communication Studies
Digital Consultant, InnoBay Group Pte Ltd
|"NTU-USP has provided me with a great platform to stretch myself beyond the limits of my academic discipline. The rigour of the NTU-USP courses poses both as a challenge and an opportunity to explore new knowledge frontiers and has also shaped the way I approach certain worldviews or ideas. What made the NTU-USP journey more enriching was the amicable faculty members who were never hesitant in ensuring that we would benefit as much from courses. I would encourage individuals with a passion for learning to join our NTU-USP family, and experience first-hand this warm and nurturing academic adventure!"|
Class of 2016, Economics and Public Policy & Global Affairs
Associate, Ministry of Finance