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International Students

Resources during COVID-19

What are Circuit Breaker (CB) protocols? Confused about travel declaration? Want to go back home and don't know where to start?  Be informed about the latest updates/FAQs and how it will affect your student life and NUS journey.

An FAQ on Entry Approval for Student’s Pass (STP) and Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval (STP-IPA) Holders is available here for your reading.

FAQs for Incoming International Freshmen

Here are questions that will help set you up at NUS during this COVID-19 period. 

1. Where can I find my NUS NET ID?

You will be issued your Student ID, PIN, NUSNET ID and NUSNET Password Upon completing Registration Part 1.

2. Why am I unable to log into the NUS System?

Please note that access to NUS systems like LumiNUS and Module Registration (ModReg) will be activated one to two days after completion of Registration (Part One). Students are required to change their default NUSNET password via the NUS Password Portal ( before they can access any NUS online services such as NUS Email (, NUS Education Records System ( and LumiNUS ( 

3. Can I fly into Singapore during this COVID-19?

In view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation, all incoming students from Semester 1, AY2020/2021 are required to declare their travel plans in the Overseas Travel Declaration (OTD) Applicants System ( before they can proceed with Registration (Part One). Do note that the completion of OTD is mandatory for all incoming students.  

Entry Approval by Ministry of Education (MOE)

In addition to obtaining the Student’s Pass or Student’s Pass In-principle Approval from the ICA (Refer to page 7 of Registration Guide for Undergraduate Students), international students will also need to obtain approval from the Ministry of Education (MOE) before they commence their journey to Singapore. Each application will be assessed by MOE on a case-by-case basis, and approval is not guaranteed.

For full details on entry approvals, refer to this document.

4. I have other questions related to COVID-19.

Please refer to this page for the latest FAQs on COVID-19 related policies and guidelines. 


Information for Freshman

Explore a wide range of services and programs to ease you into Singapore and being an NUS student in making the best out of your NUS experience.

Briefing for International Students 
NUS iCARE Welcome Events
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SG Kaki Buddy Programme 
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O-Week Faculty Camps 

Host Programme 

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Starter Kit 
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SG Kaki Buddy Programme 
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International Student Freshman Experience 
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My Life in NUS: International Perspectives 
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