Student Support

Student Support at NUS comes at three levels: University, Faculty, and Department.

The University provides student counselling services through the University Counselling Services (UCS) at the University Health Centre. Students encountering significant stress are encouraged to approach the UCS counsellors, who are professionally trained to listen to concerns and to help explore possibilities. Counselling services are free for all full time NUS students. Call 6516 2376 or email for an appointment. For life threatening psychological emergencies, there is a 24-hour NUS Lifeline at 6516 7777. Students may also approach the peer student supporters for peer support and a listening ear (

Administrative matters (such as student status letter, undergraduate concession card, and transcripts) are handled by the Office of Student Affairs, Student Service Centre. The website of the Office of Student Affairs at publishes the full range of its services. The hotline of the Student Service Centre is 6516 1177.

Financial matters such as bursaries and loans are handled by the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). Enquiries are to be submitted via this webpage:

For career advice and other career-related enquiries, please approach the Centre for Future-ready Graduates. Call 6516 1385 or email for an appointment.

For general enquiries, the Faculty maintains separate helpdesks for undergraduates and graduates. Call 6516 6133 or email for undergraduate matters; call 6601 3448 or email for graduate research matters; call 6601 2588 or email for graduate coursework matters.

To seek advice relating to specific modules, please contact the module instructor in question. Students may also email the Economics Department at

For support on matters concerning harassment and bullying, both on and off campus, please contact the Victim Care Unit by phone (6601 4000) or email ( The Student Support Officers in the Economics Department, Ms. Ginny Pak (, AS2 #06-02) and A/P Sng Tuan Hwee (, AS2 #04-37), are also available to provide support as first responders. Please also feel free to contact Professor Satoru Takahashi (, AS2 #06-11), Head of Department.