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National University of Singapore Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
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42 candidate interviews

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at National University of Singapore.

Interview Details – Mailed to a proffessor on my research interests..
Had a call with him about my current area of work and what I wish to do ..

Interview Question – Nothing.. just questions about my experience   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Fellow Interview

Research Fellow

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

Interview Details – Know the employer's work well, be very confident with our niche expertise and how our expertise could be amalgamated to their work. Be vocal, ask questions and give relevant input.

Interview Question – What would you do if you face more failures than successes in your work?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Scientist Interview

Research Scientist

Interviewed at National University of Singapore

Interview Details – Email and 1 interview.

Interview Question – Research related question.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Fellow Interview

Research Fellow

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at National University of Singapore.

Interview Details – What are you research interests? What kind of research you have ever done?

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself after 3 years?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

I applied online and interviewed at National University of Singapore.

Interview Details – I saw the opening on the institute's website. The next day I sent out the email, they contacted me, which is faster than I expected. They arranged a phone interview the next day for my personal details.

The real face-to-face interview was the week after. I met the professor who needed the assistant. It was quite casual. We sat in his office on the couch and he asked several questions, like my experience, my career plan, etc. The whole interview lasted for about 40 minutes. Then he told me that I could go out to the office to mingle with people working in the office, which I didn't because they seemed busy.

A week later, I sent a very polite email to the professor to thank him to give me the interview opportunity. On the same day, they sent me an email and told me that they decide to give me the job offer!

(But it does take them long to get an EP for foreign employees)

Interview Question – What are your plans for your career development?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at National University of Singapore in June 2012.

Interview Details – 1st round: invitation of written test (including basic financial knowledge and programming skills)
2nd round: interview with research analysts level (key competneces you are qualified to take this job)
3rd round: interview with research associates
4th round: interview with senior management (e.g. why do you want to choose RMI)
5th round: talk with HR to discuss welfare packages

Interview Question – it's 2nd round interview, can be very specific about the skills listed on your resume, you must be very careful about what you write on it   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

PhD Student Interview

PhD Student
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at National University of Singapore in February 2009.

Interview Details – They provide me with the flight+ accommodation cost for the interview in Singapore. The interview was pretty straight forward, they asked about my past experience and my knwledge about the waste water treatment process

Interview Question – How do you handle being away from your home country and living in a totally different environment?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer

Interviewed at National University of Singapore

Interview Details – no comment


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Undergraduate Interview

Undergraduate

Interviewed at National University of Singapore

Interview Details – just submit application and hope for the best


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Research Scholar Interview

Research Scholar
New Delhi (India)

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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

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