Overview/Useful Contacts


The NUS Economics Department has more than 50 faculty members, whose research interests span all the major fields of the discipline. Students who study economics in NUS interact with faculty members who are doing some of the finest research in Asia.

The Economics major provides a solid grounding in the core skills of an economist, but also gives students ample opportunity to explore the topics they find especially interesting.

A video presentation on studying Economics in NUS can be found below.


Economics in different programmes

Students who choose Economics as their primary major must matriculate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.  The Faculty’s website contains more information on admissions procedures, degree structure, and other topics.

The Economics major programme is open to all matriculated students of the Faculty regardless of their pre-university background.

Alternatively, students can also study economics as part of a double major programme (either as the primary major or as the second major or as a minor subject).  Students who are studying Economics as a second major or as a minor need not be matriculated in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Economics also features as a main component in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics multi-disciplinary major.

The following double degree programmes have Economics as one of its components:

Economics and Business Administration / Accountancy
Economics and Engineering
Economics and Law
Economics and Business Analytics
Economics and Information Systems

In addition, a special degree programme in Actuarial Studies and Economics is offered jointly by the NUS Economics Department and the School of Finance and Applied Statistics at the Australia National University.

Students can also major in Economics in special degree programmes with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA) or with Sciences Po (France).

Slides from the briefing to the 2020 freshmen class are available here.

The contacts listed below could help to answer queries on various aspects of undergraduate study.

Useful Contacts