Getting Started

Congratulations for taking up the role of a student leader! A wide spectrum of activities such as social camps, networking events, bazaars, fundraising and youth expedition projects, just to name a few, awaits you. These activities are a great way for you to get acquainted with friends with similar interests and to contribute to campus vibrancy.

However, activities should be conducted in such a way that the safety of students is taken care of and that University Guidelines are met. The overall tone and philosophy of the programmes should be one of experiential learning and enrichment, so that the students’ experience with the University is a positive and memorable one

It is with these considerations in mind that the office of Student Affairs (OSA) has put together this Resources for student leaders to ensure that they are well equipped when organising student activities. In drafting these guidelines, OSA is mindful that these are relevant to changing needs of students. In this way, student organisers will be able to optimise the available resources to organise rewarding, enjoyable and enriching activities.

Formation of New Student Groups

In order that student groups formed can be sustained, OSA has implemented these guidelines on the formation of new interest groups (IG).

To form an IG, the Executive Committee has to conduct a presentation to OSA (content to include past events, plans for funding, sustainability etc). Subsequently, there will be an evaluation by OSA and IG will be on trial for one academic year, if successful.

The committee would then have to submit a report by end of AY (content to include summary of events organised during trial and proposed plans for following year). There will be a second evaluation by OSA for IG to be formalised as an official IG.


  • Appointed NUS Staff Advisor
  • 5 elected Executive Committee members, minimally:
    1. President
    2. Vice President
    3. Secretary
    4. Financial Secretary
    5. Deputy Fin Sec
  • A minimum of 10 active members per AY is required


NUSync brings your student experience to life. It allows student organisations to perform end-to-end event planning and management, from submitting proposals for approval, to student sign-up and attendance tracking, to post-event evaluation and manage events calendars. NUSync is the integrated online community for you to find information on rules, regulations, guidelines and trainings for all student related events. Moreover, it’s a content-rich repository that centralises and captures students’ co-curricular activities (CCA) for your official CCA Transcript.

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For tips and tricks on how to use NUSync go here.

Annual Registration

NUSync Portal Registration Guide

Download the NUSync Portal Registration Guide Here.

This guide will assist student leaders in the following processes:

  1. Registering new and renewing existing student org portals
  2. Updating student committee positions
  3. Managing student committee members administrative access

Funding Programs

There are four main funding types. Find out which type best applies your club. You can also click here for the summary.

Various funding schemes are available for students and student organisations to tap on to finance projects that enliven the student life experience.

  1. University Support for Pursuit of Arts, Culture & Sports(U-Sparks)

    The U-SPARKS funding grant aims to assist students in initiating and organising meaningful sports, arts and cultural activities that promote active participation from the community. These activities should aim to promote sporting lifestyle, arts appreciation and cultural understanding among NUS community and beyond. Each successful application receives up to SGD$10,000.

    To apply, please download the form here.

  2. For Community Engagement Fund (CEF)

    The Community Engagement Fund (CEF) is set up to strengthen the culture of volunteerism and community engagement in NUS and support our students in initiating and implementing community projects to address social/ community needs.

    For more information on CEF, students can read up about it on our OSA website here. – This document is updated once every semester with the new application and approval timeline.

    Additionally, for more details on CEF, please contact Mr Lim Jun Wei at

  3. Youth Expedition Project (YEP)

    The Youth Expedition Project is a Service-Learning programme funded by Youth Corps Singapore for youths, involving communities in Asia with a focus on the ASEAN region, China and India.

  4. eMpowering Youths

    eMpowering Youths is a funding programme by Maybank Foundation which support projects that centres on alleviating poverty, creating wealth or improving livelihoods in ASEAN countries.

    To apply for either YEP or eMpowering Youths grant, please contact Mr Jonathan Ang or Mr Yusoff Ishak at

Student Group Privileges

The Residence Admissions Scheme (RAS) framework is applicable to full-time local and international senior undergraduate students.

The University recognises the time and effort of students who take on leadership and management roles in the various student groups that they participate in through the provision of on-campus accommodation.

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Financial Policies & Procedures

Event management

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