Why Live On Campus?


Live in a community

a home away from home. Forging friendships that last a lifetime, living on campus provides immersion opportunities in a vibrant multinational environment.


Live near to classes and amenities

out of bed and to class within minutes, enjoy the convenience of living close to the sports facilities, libraries and other campus amenities.


Live it up!

from joining student organisations to attending sporting events, on-campus concerts and conferences, complete the “NUS Experience” by living on campus.

What are the Different Types of Residential Options? How to Apply?

For Undergrads For Graduates For Non-Graduating

The Halls of Residence are vibrant communities dedicated to experiential learning.

NUS offers a variety of accommodation options to suit the needs and aspirations of full-time NUS students.

Residential living is an essential part of a holistic university education. It offers a life-time opportunity for students to live amongst peers from different countries, social and cultural backgrounds, and academic disciplines. It provides ample opportunities for one to step out, engage, and open one’s mind to others. It also enables students to hone their leadership skills, people skills, and forge lasting friendships with one another.

NUS offers four different types of residential options for full-time NUS students to choose from:

  1. Halls of Residences — Vibrant communities dedicated to experiential learning.
  2. Houses — Safe spaces for co-creation, peer mentorship and a strong focus on well-being.
  3. Residential Colleges — Multi-disciplinary academic curriculum offered in a living-learning environment.
  4. Student Residences — No frills accommodation, programmes offered to enhance personal effectiveness.
   Halls of Residence  Residential Colleges Student Residences Houses 
 Meal Plan  Yes (Compulsory)  Yes (Compulsory)  No  No
 Academic Programmes/Modules  Yes (Optional)  Yes (Compulsory)  No  No
 Hostel Activities  Yes  Yes   Yes (Optional)  Yes
 Room Type  Single and Double  Single and Double1  Single  Single
 1For Residential Colleges, only RVRC has double rooms.


Hong Xian Li

"Every resident brings unique experiences and skill sets to the table and they inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Embrace the abundant opportunities for growth and excellence in hostels."

- Hong Xian Li

64th JCRC President, King Edward VII Hall, AY2020/21