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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours in Actuarial Studies and Economics) is offered by the School of Finance and Applied Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, ANU and the Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS.

A student in this programme will spend four semesters at NUS (for economics and the foundational courses) and four semesters at ANU.

The programme contains the core of the Economics Honours curriculum as well as the actuarial studies that prepares students for the actuarial career. (For more information on the actuarial education and profession, please go to The programme also includes elements of the NUS broad-based curriculum.

For NUS students, semester 1 of the programme will begin at NUS. Students will spend their first three semesters at NUS, joining ANU in their fourth semester. The eighth and final semester will be spent at NUS.

NUS students will pay NUS tuition fees throughout the course of study. There will be no additional tuition fees for studying at ANU, but students are responsible for their own medical/health insurance, travel, personal and living expenses and other incidental expenses when studying abroad.

Admission into the programme is highly competitive, and is available only to first year students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. No more than 8 students will be selected for each intake. Selection of NUS students will take place after they have completed two semesters of study at NUS and will be based on academic performance. Students who wish to apply to the Joint Degree Programme must ensure that they complete the modules specified in the joint-degree programme (see detailed outline below) for the first 2 semesters of study within their first year. Unsuccessful applicants may continue to work towards the Honours degree in Economics or any other major in the Faculty. The programme's academic coordinator will be able to offer advice to interested students at the start of each semester.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
SG$17,550.00 (9,90,966) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5,

5 Arts Link,

117570, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have completed a good pass in at least 3 ‘Advanced’ Level subjects is required for candidates to submit an application. Many applicants submit good passes for 4 or more ‘Advanced’ Level subjects for our consideration. English Language Requirements: EL1119 minimum acceptable score C6; IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET-200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based.

For international students

Applicants with the following full-time qualifications (of any discipline) are suitable to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Music (Hons) Degree programme: High School Certificate (from any country), Music Middle School, G.C.E. 'A' level College/Polytechnic Diploma, Music Diploma (obtained through full-time studies at music middle schools or equivalent), Indonesian SMU UAN, International Baccalaureate (IB) and STPM (Malaysia). Gradings obtained through external music examinations (example: ABRSM certificates) will be not considered. Applicants applying for the major in recording arts and science are expected to have 'A' level equivalent passes in Mathematics and Physics or Diplomas accredited for engineering courses.

English Language Requirement: Applicants may present any of the following to fulfill the English Language requirement: IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET – 200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based; EL1119 - C6.


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