Resources for Students
Student Accessibility Unit (SAU)
Browse through the following list of services that the Student Accessibility Unit (SAU) can offer to help you adjust to University life, get around campus and prepare for your career.
Inclusive event planning is crucial for creating welcoming and accessible events for all attendees. We have created an inclusive event planning guide for NUS student leaders, with helpful tips and considerations from the Student Accessibility Unit and Community Engagement sections. By following these considerations, we can create events that promote inclusivity and diversity in our community.
Prospective students seeking admission to the University are encouraged to indicate if they have any medical/health condition or disabilities when applying for admission. This information is kept confidential and will enable us to understand the support and assistance that students may require as they transit to NUS, as well as throughout their educational journey.
One-to-one guided Orientation
Navigating a new environment can be challenging but it does not have to be. As our campus sits on a hilly terrain, students who are wheelchair users may find it useful to be given a guided tour of wheelchair accessible routes within and around their faculty. Students who can benefit from an individualised orientation are welcome to reach out to us to arrange for one.
If you would like to request for assistance with moving around the campus, please contact the SAU as soon as possible, prior to the start of the semester, to facilitate timely arrangements.
If you are a new student exploring on campus accommodation, it is important that you communicate this request to us early, so that we may assess if there are suitable on campus housing options for you.
You may refer to Hostel Admission Services webpage for a comprehensive on-campus housing admission guide. Where feasible, a student may arrange with us to visit a specific hostel together, to assess and discuss it’s suitability for your accommodation needs.
Internal shuttle bus service
All our internal shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible. However, during peak hours, students may experience difficulty in boarding the buses. See below a detailed route map of all the internal shuttle bus services available.
Getting around NUS
Accessible van service
OSA works with Office of Campus Amenities to provide transport services for students with documented temporary or permanent disabilities. Students may arrange for these services through the SAU. This complimentary service is strictly for transport to and from classes and may be subjected to vehicle availability.
Carpark waivers may be granted to enable students with disabilities and their parents/guardians to park and alight at a safe location on campus.
Campus accessibility map
Special Education Needs (SEN)
The SEN Fund is available to NUS students with disabilities who would like to seek financial support to acquire assistive technologies and learning support services. In general, the SEN Fund covers the following categories of items:
Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Scholarship (APB)
The APB Foundation Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities is a competitive, multi-disciplinary scholarship that recognises excellent academic results of university students with physical, hearing, visual or speech impairment, as well as developmental disabilities.
The annual scholarship quantum of $12,000 is bond free and offers a top up for students who qualify for it. It is not limited to students who are freshmen and student who have applied previously are eligible to re-apply.
Deaf Achievers Awards
SADeaf supports and recognises outstanding Deaf students through several categories of awards, namely, Outstanding Deaf Student, Outstanding Deaf Sportsman/Sportswoman and Special Talent.
SG Enable IHL Internship Programme
SAU partners with SG Enable to refer students to inclusive internship opportunities available through this programme. Upon completing an application form, you will be contacted for an informal session to better assess your internship interest and requirements, so as to facilitate shortlisting of opportunities that matches your preference, whenever possible.
RISE Mentorship Programme
RISE Mentorship is a 16-week mentorship programme that runs twice a year. Tertiary students and graduates with disabilities are matched with business mentors from inclusive employers. Discover how a meaningful mentorship can help you towards charting your personal and career goals.
Centre for Future-ready Graduates (CFG)
Career Advisory and Support
Serving Persons with Disabilities (SPD)
Employment Support Programme (ESP)
Through this programme, SPD provides support to persons with physical and sensory disabilities to secure open employment. Thereafter, job support is provided for six months to ensure smooth transition into the job and working environment.
This service is extended to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents at no charge. Eligible applicants will be interviewed for job matching and job placements.
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