Global Science Programme

The Global Science Programme (GSP) is a framework set up by the Faculty of Science in recognition of Singapore building a knowledge-based economy and establishing itself as a research and development (R&D) powerhouse. The GSP is designed to pave the way from B.Sc. to joint M.Sc./Ph.D. for students aspiring to graduate studies.
The GSP aims to attract the top 5% of each freshmen cohort enrolled in the Faculty of Science and put this group of outstanding Science students through an innovative concurrent through-train Integrated Science curriculum in the Special Programme in Science, followed by a joint M.Sc./Ph.D. graduate programme with one of the top world-class universities.
The GSP will typically comprise a four-year B.Sc. (Honours) degree and a one-year Masters degree by research either at NUS or an overseas partner university, followed by a three-year joint Ph.D. in which half of the candidature will be spent at a selected top partner university such as King’s College London (KCL), Imperial College London (ICL), Australian National University (ANU), Ecole Polytechnique (EP), German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Technical University of Munich (TUM) and many more.
Students will obtain a quality inter/multidisciplinary education that enhances the global learning experience to groom them to become outstanding scientists.




Under the GSP, students can join the Special Programme in Science (SPS) which comprises four specially-designed thematic modules that integrate Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics as well two research-oriented modules.

The four Integrated Science curriculum modules are:
Atoms to Molecules
The Cell
The Earth
The Universe

The GSP offers students the opportunity to spend one or two summer semesters overseas to work on their Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme in Science (UROPS) projects in the laboratories of the faculty’s world-class partner universities. Through these opportunities, students will gain a good head start for subsequent research work in their postgraduate studies.



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Examples of structured through-train undergraduate cum graduate programmes:

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Students interested in the GSP are encouraged to apply for the Special Programme in their Freshman year.

For details on how to apply to the SPS, please refer to
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