Photo credit: NTU, SUSS, SMU, NUS, AND SUTD

A guide to five University Open Houses 2023

The open houses will take place in February and March.

Farhana Subuhan

Published: 8 February 2023, 4:05 PM

After completing your final semester in polytechnic or receiving your A-Level results, the question on your mind now would likely be: “What’s next?”

With so many courses and universities to choose from, detailed research is key before you commit to a programme.

Five universities will host physical, virtual, and hybrid open houses in February and March to introduce their offerings. Here is what you need to know about them:

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)



NTU will have a hybrid open house this year – its virtual open house will be held on Feb 11 and its physical open house will take place on Feb 25.

On Feb 11, prospective students can catch its virtual info sessions that include a live panel session and chat with associate provosts, director of admissions and its alumni. These sessions will be held at 11am and 4pm.

Those interested can register for the virtual info sessions by its various faculties:

Nanyang Business School

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

College of Engineering

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

National Institute of Education

College of Science

Apart from info sessions, there will also be in-person activities hosted by the six faculties on Feb 25. Registration is required for some of these activities.

Prospective students can know more about its Premier Scholars programme during its physical open house and sign up for a walking tour to explore the facilities that NTU has to offer at its North Spine Plaza.

Those looking to stay in a hall during their course of study can hop on NTU’s campus bus to take a look at the campus and have a sneak peek of its Hall of Residence.

Both virtual and physical open houses will take place from 10am to 5pm on Feb 11 and 25.

Singapore Management University (SMU)

Students can consider any of the 11 undergraduate programmes offered by SMU. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY


SMU will hold a physical open house on Feb 25 and 26, from 10am to 6pm.

Prospective students can attend a sample class to get a taste of SMU’s interactive seminar classes and receive first-hand insights and advice from its admissions team through information sessions and university application workshops.

Visitors are encouraged to come early as there are limited spaces in the sample classes.

There will also be opportunities to meet current students, experience the 150 clubs that the university has, and immerse in student life by visiting its pop-up student life exhibits.

The university will host a series of talks on how prospective students can maximise their chances of being an SMU scholar and how one can go about applying for financial assistance.

During the two-day open house, visitors can take an open-top bus tour of the city campus and learn more about its facilities and university’s culture. Additionally, one can catch more than 40 student performances at its Campus Green.

A limited-edition SMU backpack is up for redemption for those who sign up for its mailing list.

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Admissions sharing will also be done during NUS’ physical open house. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE


NUS will host a virtual open house from Feb 25 till Mar 6 and a physical open house on Mar 4.

Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with its professors and current students and experience the educational programmes firsthand at its campus on Mar 4.

The virtual open house for the respective departments will be held on these dates:

Feb 25 – Admissions, Nursing and Pharmacy

Feb 26 – Design & Engineering and Music

Feb 27 – Humanities & Sciences

Feb 28 – Computing and Law

Mar 1 – Business and Systems Science (NUS-ISS)

Mar 2 – Dentistry, Public Health and Duke-NUS

Mar 6 – Medicine

One can also head down to the admissions, scholarships and financial aid booth at the Stephen Riady Centre on Level 1 during the physical open house to know more about admissions, scholarships and financial matters.

Those looking to study Public Health at the university can register for an in-person talk on Mar 4. The talk will delve into what Public Health is and how a minor or a second major can enhance a student’s degree and expand their professional career in the future.

There will also be a Public Health programme booth set up on the same day, where prospective students can explore programmes and courses that are available at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. The booth will run from 9am to 5pm at the College of Alice and Peter (UTown).

An online workshop will be conducted on Feb 27 by the Centre for Future-ready Graduates (CFG) from 11am to 12pm for prospective students to explore the range of programmes, services and technological tools that CFG provides to students across faculties and throughout their time in the university.

CFG will also have physical workshops and booths on Mar 4 at the Stephen Riady Centre (UTown) for visitors to participate in and walk away with special gifts.

The physical open house will take place from 9am to 6pm at the NUS Kent Ridge Campus. The Law open house will be held at the Bukit Timah Campus on the same day from 1pm to 6pm.

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

The university currently offers five undergraduate programmes. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN


SUTD will host a physical open house on Feb 18 and 19.

The university will host talks, booths, design workshops, an innovations showcase, as well as campus and hostel tours from 10.30am to 6pm.

Those keen in innovation and design can learn more about innovations in sustainability, education, ageing, and computing through current SUTD students’ faculty projects. These projects are on display at the design and innovation booths.

Information booths will also be set up at the campus for enquiries on internship, career, overseas and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Its design workshops will be held at these locations and timings:

Upcycling Fun by Architecture and Sustainable Design –  Campus Centre Level 2, 4pm to 5.30pm on Feb 18 and 11.30am to 1pm on Feb 19.

Learning Basic Programming with Augmented Reality Robot by Computer Science and Design – Think Tank 17, 11.30am to 1pm on Feb 18 and 4pm to 5.30pm on Feb 19.

The Art and Science Behind @/Alart by Design and Artificial Intelligence – Think Tank 19, 4pm to 5.30pm on Feb 18 and 11.30am to 1pm on Feb 19.

Sumo Robots by Engineering Product Development and James Dyson Foundation – Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studios, 11.30am to 1pm on Feb 18 and 4pm to 5.30pm on Feb 19.

ESD Lean Lego Workshop by Engineering Systems and Design – Think Tank 16, 11.30am to 1pm on Feb 18 and 4pm to 5.30pm on Feb 19.

Questions pertaining to its scholarships, applications and financial matters will be addressed during its in-person talks on Feb 18 and 19. The talks will also be live-streamed.

Additionally, there will be a Drone Arena where prospective students can check out drones designed by SUTD students. A unique bird’s eye view of its campus will also be presented.

Prospective students who are unable to attend the physical open house can check out SUTD’s campus and hostels with its virtual tour.

Students enrolling in universities from 2023 to 2026 can also redeem an exclusive info-kit tote bag when they register for SUTD’s open house.

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

SUSS also offers part-time undergraduate studies. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES


SUSS’ physical open house will be held on Feb 25 from 11am to 5pm.

Prospective students can register for the programme briefing sessions on campus to learn more about its full-time undergraduate programmes.

The sessions will take place on Feb 25 at these timings:

Bachelor of Accountancy – 11.30am to 12.30pm

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Bachelor of Human Resource Management – 4pm to 5pm

Bachelor of Public Safety and Security – 1pm to 2pm

Bachelor of Social Work – 1pm to 2pm

Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics – 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Bachelor of Science in Finance – 11.30am to 12.30pm

Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication Technology – 11.30am to 12.30pm

Bachelor of Science in Marketing – 4pm to 5pm

Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management – 1pm to 2pm

Bachelor of Law and Juris Doctor – 11.30am to 12.30pm

There will also be an introductory talk on the same day for visitors to know more about its undergraduate programmes and admissions. The first talk will take place from 11.30am to 12.30pm while its second talk will commence at 4pm and ends at 5pm.

Those considering a part-time undergraduate degree may browse and apply to any of the 34 programmes that are currently offered by the university.

Visitors can also check out the university’s video wall on its website to find out more about life at SUSS through its alumni and current students.

Those unable to attend the in-person open house can still view SUSS’s campus through its virtual campus tour to familiarise themselves with the facilities and amenities.

Singapore Institute of Technology held its open house on Jan 14 and 15. The virtual booths can be accessed on SIT’s website.

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