National University of Singapore Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
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  1.  

    Research Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Delhi
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at National University of Singapore in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Of late NUS has become quite stringent in selecting students. However a good undergrad university or a good CGPA can easily propel you to the elite list. Still to quantify the criteria, for GRE: I would say, there is no magic score but 1300+ should be safe. As for TOEFL: 90+ should be fine. But most importantly a good Statement of Purpose and research oriented CV can do wonders. Actually, your research ideas and ambitions are your USP. And during the final interview the interviewer would be more interested in your Final year Project and internships rather than your scores and grades.

    Interview Questions
    • There is no perfect recipe for the selection process. Admits vary each semester. As usual masters admit is easier to obtain than PhD for one thing, PhD admit is determined by the no. of scholarships available for the semester intake.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at National University of Singapore in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    You need to approach the professors before you start to apply. The interview is done if you meet the supervisor during some academic conference/workshop. The salary is standard, not much negotiation involved. The working environment is good. Single or double-share office is provided.

    Interview Questions
    • You have to study the research of the group so that you can find a good match when you approach the professors.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at National University of Singapore in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    One on one interview where i was asked more about my interest in the field of robotics. Additionally iwas asked about my skills in mechanical designing. They also wanted to know if i was comfortable with arduino programming and basic electrical and electronics designing and hands on working and fabricating

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    If interested in underwater robotics, you can go for it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at National University of Singapore in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Since this is an out-sourced temporary contract position, the interview position was really fast. I did not email/correspond with the company myself, all was done through the recruitment agency. When I was asked to go for the interview, it was done by a Senior Executive whom I would report to directly. I think all he/she needed to know was if I were able to do the work required or not.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing at all. Just the simple question of me being qualified, why would I want a temp job.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None, all done through the recruitment agency.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Executive - Student Affairs Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at National University of Singapore.

    Interview Details

    1 interview
    Fun culture, but cliquish. People don't take the effort to make newcomers feel welcome

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate with justifications for pay increase
    My first request for pay negotiation was rejected by the HR staff. Only when I listed my full justifications was I taken seriously.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at National University of Singapore.

    Interview Details

    the interview is really very technical. You just talk with professor or project PI.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    just during the talk with project PI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at National University of Singapore.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews. 2nd interview involves presentation.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    PhD Candidate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at National University of Singapore.

    Interview Details

    This was for the PhD position at YLL School of Medicine. Regular PhD questions of why, what are your interests, post PhD plans; relocation to Singapore, potential lab interests. Easy enough. They specifically asked about the techniques I have learned. They also asked about grades.

    Interview Questions
    • One particular technique I had done two years ago. I managed to say the basics, but I honestly couldn't remember the details; as I'd done it only two.three times.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Employer (Prof) would ask you about your inclinations and willingness to work past office hours (as expected for research related work). The prof would then describe his/her current works and the findings and he/she would ask you few questions on how would you be able to help out in the lab. They would bring you to meet their lab members and would allow you to have a small chat with them and let you have interactions with them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at National University of Singapore.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process of NUS for TA position normally takes about 3-4 weeks. The potential candidates are mainly from the PhD students inside each department. However, in some cases, they will be recruiting from outside.

    The interview is generally standard. They asked you about your teaching background. Be confident and be firm.

    Interview Questions
    • Your skill sets might be not matched with their needs. But never mind, you can show that the fundamental philosophy of teaching is the same by applying the same method.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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