The following set of reference guidelines may be of interest to students who leave the University Scholars Programme (USP), for one reason or another, during their period of candidature in NUS.

Withdrawal Process

 

STEP

1

Download and complete the Withdrawal Form.

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STEP

2

Submit the completed and signed form to the University Scholars Programme (USP), Academic Office anytime during the semester but before final exam starts.

STEP

3

The USP Office will send an official withdrawal email to students as well as the administrative officer at your home faculty once the student's withdrawal from the Programme has been completed and confirmed.

 

In the event that you should leave the USP during your period of candidature in NUS, the USP modules that you have read up to that point in time would need to be mapped back to the regular degree structure of your home faculty. It is important for you to understand that:

  • the set of mapping guidelines below only serve as a form of reference for which you might want to follow in taking initiatives to recommend mapping decisions to your home faculty.
  • the final mapping decisions are at the total discretion of the home faculty. USP does not play any role in the decision making process.

 

How should I go about this?

Be proactive in taking ownership of your academic roadmap. You are advised to:

  • first familiarise yourself with the degree requirements of a non-USP student of your major or course of study.
  • observe how the USP modules you have read to date could possibly map back to that set of requirements.
  • recommend the mapping decisions to your home faculty.
  • respect the home faculty's final decisions as the home faculty is in the best position to assess whether the USP modules fulfill the degree requirements in the best capacity.

 

Mapping Guidelines and Possibilities

USP Students Matriculated in 2016 and Onwards

The USP curriculum requirement for students consists of three Foundation modules, eight Inquiry modules, and one Reflection module. The three USP Foundation modules are Writing and Critical Thinking (UWC2101), Quantitative Reasoning Foundation (UQF2101), the University Scholars Seminar (USS2105). The eight Inquiry modules are divided into two domains, Humanities & Social Sciences (H&SS) and Sciences & Technologies (S&T). The Reflection module consists of a single Senior Seminar, USR4002.

Students may map USP modules towards four General Education (GE) Pillars, Unrestricted electives (UE), faculty requirements and/or major.

 

1. Possible USP Modules Mapping towards General Education (GE) Pillars

GE PillarFulfilled by the Following USP Module Designations/Codes
Singapore Studies Singapore Studies (Refer HERE for details)
Thinking and Expression UWC, UAR, ULT, UPI, USE, UHB, UCV, UQF
Human Cultures ULS, UNL, UPC, UQR, UBM, UIT
Asking Questions USS, USR, USP

 

2. Possible Foundation Module Mapping

The USP Writing and Critical Thinking module may be mapped onto similar writing at the home faculty, if applicable. For example,

FacultyModule CodeModule Title
FASS FAS1101 Writing Academically: Arts and Social Sciences
BIZ ES2002 Business Communication
SOC CS2101 
IS2101
Effective Communication for Computing Professionals
Business and Technical Communication
FOE ES1531 Critical Thinking and Writing
FOE ES2331 Communicating Engineering
(Deemed read only if student completes USP requirement)
FOS ES1541/SP1541 Exploring Science Communication

 

3. Possible Inquiry Modules and Reflection-tier Module Mapping

Any remaining Inquiry modules and/or Reflection-tier module are recommended for mapping as Unrestricted Electives requirement (if they are not double-counted towards any faculty requirements or major).

 

USP Students Matriculated in 2015

 

1. Possible USP Modules Mapping towards General Education (GE) Pillars

GE PillarFulfilled by the Following USP Module Designations/Codes
Singapore Studies Singapore Studies (Refer HERE for details)
Quantitative Reasoning UQF (only for cohorts AY2015 and earlier)
Thinking and Expression UWC, UAR, ULT, UPI, USE, UHB, UCV
Human Cultures ULS, UNL, UPC, UQR, UBM, UIT
Please note that as the "Asking Questions" pillar was not ready to be launched in AY2015/16, USS2105 will be mapped as an UE for the 2015 Cohort students.

 

2. Possible Foundation Module Mapping

The USP Writing and Critical Thinking module may be mapped onto similar writing at the home faculty, if applicable. For example,

FacultyModule CodeModule Title
BIZ ES2002 Business Communication
SOC CS2101 
IS2101
Effective Communication for Computing Professionals
Business and Technical Communication
FOE ES1531 Critical Thinking and Writing
FOE ES2331 Communicating Engineering
(Deemed read only if student completes USP requirement)
FOS ES1541/SP1541 Exploring Science Communication
FOS/Pharmacy SP1203 Foundation in Effective Communication

 

3. Possible Inquiry Modules and Reflection-tier Module Mapping

Any remaining Inquiry modules and/or Reflection-tier module are recommended for mapping as Unrestricted Electives requirement (if they are not double-counted towards any faculty requirements or major).

 

USP Students Matriculated in 2014 and earlier

USP Modules and Possible Mapping
DomainModule CodesPossible Mapping
Foundation-tier
Writing & Critical Thinking
UWC2101% Faculty writing modules
Foundation-tier
Quantitative Reasoning Foundation
UQF GEM A
Breadths
UE
Foundation-tier
University Scholars Seminar
USS2105 Breadths
UE
Inquiry-tier
Humanities & Social Sciences modules (HSS)
ULT
UAR
UPI
UHB
USE
UCV
UWC2102%
USP
UFB
GEM B 
Breadths 
UE 
Faculty requirement 
Major
Inquiry-tier
Sciences & Technologies modules (ST)
ULS
UNL
UQR
UPC
UIT
UFC
GEM A
Breadths
UE
Faculty requirement
Major
Reflection-tier
Senior seminar
USR Breadths
UE