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15 reasons to choose NTU

From the perks of being on a Smart Campus to two years of guaranteed campus living, overseas lessons and great job prospects, here’s why NTU is the U for you
by Derek Rodriguez

1

No. 1 in Singapore

PHOTO: KENT LEE JOON

It’s official. NTU is the No. 1 university in Asia, and also 11th globally. NTU also tops the list of universities under 50 years old, a rank we have held for four consecutive years. #QSRankings #AsiaNo1 #SGNo1 #YoungUniNo1 #WorldNo11 #QSWUR

2

Two years of guaranteed living on campus

The best part about uni life is living in a hall. With space for more than 14,000 students in 24 residential halls, NTU is the only university in Singapore to guarantee all freshmen a room on campus in their first two years. #SureCanGetRoom #PlentyOfRoom #WhereMyRoomieAt #CountdownToHallLife

3

It’s a smart campus

Others read about driverless shuttles, social robots and intelligent buildings. At NTU, you can brag about how you ran into one of these on campus, proof that you are an early adopter of tomorrow’s technologies. #NTUsgSmartCampus #NoDriverNeeded #SmarterThanAFifthGrader #Driverless

4

It’s a beautiful campus

PHOTO: KENT LEE JOON

Did you know that NTU’s garden campus – the size of 240 football fields – is frequently named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses? Known for its lush greenery, this means there’s plenty of fresh oxygen, which must be a good thing for the brain. #Top15MostBeautiful #EcoCampus #LeanGreenMean #ItsEasyToBeGreen #BeautifulCampus #GreenCampus

5

Flip your learning

Your lessons are on your iPad, which you can take anywhere. Then get face time with your professors as your classmates and you work in teams to solve problems by applying your knowledge. Seniors tell us that with this flipped classroom model of learning, lessons have never been this fun. #IWantAniPad #CanTalkInClass #FlippedClassroom #TeamBasedLearning #OnlineLectures

6

Get a bond-free scholarship
With the Nanyang Scholarship, you get all the perks of a full scholarship without being bonded to any company. You’ll need to show you’ve excelled in non-school activities and can take the lead. On top of having your tuition fees covered, you’ll get up to $15,250 in allowances per academic year and priority for overseas programmes. Bond-free scholarships are also offered at each NTU college. #PerksOfBeingAScholar #WinWinSituation #DontBeAverage #WhySettleForAverage

7

We eat a lot...

PHOTOS: JASPER YU | PEACH GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT

The foodiest university in the world has more than 150 food outlets, including brands like Soup Spoon, Peach Garden and Spruce, and fast-food joints McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut and Long John Silver’s. Complementing these are 177 vending machines, with some dispensing hot food to quell hunger pangs around the clock. #HungryStayHere #Foodie #FoodShare #WeLoveFood #FoodieHeaven #FoodForLife #HungryNoMore

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We drink a lot, too
There is no lack of watering holes at NTU, whether it’s a 50-cent cup of teh C you’re craving or a $1.20 cup of soy milk or a $5 designer coffee. Choose from Starbucks, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, bubble tea at Each-a-Cup or LiHO, as well as the regular fare at the 12 food courts here. #EatDrinkNTUsg #CantStopWontStop

9

We play hard

PHOTO: MARK TEO

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jane a dull girl. A full range of sports facilities awaits you, whether it’s thumping the treadmill indoors or on the blue jogging track outdoors, or hitting the Olympic-size swimming pool. Upping your game is The Wave, an eye-catching multi-functional sports hall for badminton, basketball, volleyball and more. #FitFam #HealthyLife #TrainHard #PlayHardWorkoutHarder #GameChanger #SportsLife #KeepRunning #NTUSpirit #TogetherWeRun

10

Be mentored by the best

PHOTO: CN YANG SCHOLARS PROGRAMME FIELD TRIP PHOTOGRAPHY COMMITTEE

Whether you are taking part in a global competition, testing out a research or innovation idea, or needing career advice, you will be mentored by world-class professors and professional career consultants. #UnlockYourPotential #BeUnstoppable #YouCanDoIt #MentoredByTheBest #MakeItBig

11

Get a direct bus from home to NTU

If you can’t survive without mummy’s cooking every day, you can hop onto a free shuttle bus that brings you directly to the campus from the heartlands. Say you board at Tampines. Next stop, NTU. It’s that simple. No stops in between. And after your weekday classes, take a return shuttle back home. #DirectShuttle #FreeRider

12

More than 80% student satisfaction

Each year, more than 10,000 students take part in the annual Student Experience Survey. Your honest opinions are used to refine your campus experience. Does it work? With satisfaction scores consistently above 80%, the proof is in the pudding. #WeHearYou #GoodVibrations #AskMeAgain

13

Have classes in other parts of the world

In this global workplace, there is no room for a “mountain tortoise”. At NTU, eight in 10 undergraduates head abroad at least once in their time here. Whether it is for exchange, internship, field trips, competitions and more, step out of your comfort zone to find your true self. #Globetrotter #ExploreTheWorld #LifeOfAdventure #OhThePlacesYoullGo #WorldHereICome #WhereNext

14

Build networks for your future career

Rub shoulders with the brightest minds. With top students making a beeline for signature programmes like the Renaissance Engineering Programme, the joint medical programme with Imperial College London, Accountancy and Business, the CN Yang Scholars Programme and more, chances are you are in the company of future CEOs, CTOs, CFOs, doctors, scientists and more. Don’t forget to also build your industry networks, as industry leaders like BMW, Rolls-Royce, Alibaba, Volvo and Singtel all have a huge presence on NTU’s campus. #JoinTheATeam #LetMeInPls #DreamTeam #BestCompany

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PHOTO: LI HAOLUN

9 in 10 get jobs within 6 months
Land the hot job of your dreams. One in four grads get hired by their internship companies, some as early as in their second year. And nine in 10 secure employment within six months of completing their final examinations, with JP Morgan, Procter & Gamble, and KPMG among the prestigious companies recent grads found permanent positions in. #BuildYourEmpire #JobLove #CareerGoals #DreamBig #FulfilYourDreams