Prospective Students: Undergraduates

Why Study Physics?      
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 is one of the most fundamental of all sciences, and is the basis of our scientific knowledge of the physical world. 
It seeks to explain the behaviour of matter, time and space in the universe and covers phenomena ranging from subnuclear interactions to cosmological events in the universe.

The NUS Physics Department has the primary objective of advancing knowledge of physics and training of qualified manpower needed by Singapore to acquire and develop an economy based on high technology. We intend to play a key role in the advancement of Singapore into a high-tech era.

Our department has excellent internationally recognized research strengths in several frontier areas including nanoscience, quantum information technology, optical and magnetic materials and biophysics. We provide a stimulating and exciting learning environment for all students who wish to major in physics. Our rigorously trained physics graduates will be able to embark on career paths in research and development (R & D) in the physical sciences, engineering and microelectronics industries, as well as education and training, government scientific services sectors and IT. The unique problem solving skills our graduates acquire will also enable them to work and succeed in commerce, banking and finance.



More Physics 
students needed



Physics is among the top 10
payscale from an American 

Programmes Offered


Major Programmes

B.Sc and B.Sc (Hons) in Physics

Second Major in Physics

Physics and Life Sciences Programme (discontinue to new students starting AY2015/2016)


Double Degree Programmes

Double degree programme with Materials Science and Engineering

Joint degree programme with Australian National University (ANU)

Double degree Program with French Grandes Ecoles


Minor Degree Programmes 

Nanoscience Minor Programme

> Minor in Optical and Semiconductor Technology

Minor in Physics

Minor in Biophysics
  Minor in Medical Physics


Other Programmes 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS)

Undergraduate Students Exchange Programme (SEP)

Physics Germany Immersion Program (GIT)

Physics China Immersion Program (CHIP)

Special Program in Science (SPS)

Summer School Programmes

> University Scholars Programe (USP)

NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC)



Contact Us

For more information and queries on our programmes please contact us:

Assoc Prof Osipowicz Thomas
(Deputy Head, Teaching)
Tel: (65) 6516 6745
Ms Sng Wee Lee
Tel: (65) 6516 2619