Double Degree Programme between University Scholars Programme (National University of Singapore) and School of International Liberal Studies (Waseda University)
NUS and the Waseda University signed a double degree programme (DDP) agreement on October 2007, which provides opportunities for up to 5 students of NUS' University Scholars Programme and Waseda University's School of International Liberal Studies (SILS) to study at the partner institution. The participating NUS faculties in the DDP are the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Science.
Waseda is one of the best universities in Japan and is regarded as one of Japan's top 2 private universities. SILS is a small select college within Waseda with a wealth of student opportunities. SILS itself has a strong emphasis upon internships and other activities (such as community and volunteer work) that will take the students outside the university. The underlying philosophy at SILS includes a global outlook emphasizing intercultural understanding
USP students on the DDP are deemed to have taken four Inquiry tier modules, two in the Humanities and Social Sciences domain and two in the Sciences and Technologies domain. They thus need only to read four more Inquiry tier modules, two in the Humanities and Social Sciences domain and two in the Sciences and Technologies domain.
NUS students who successfully complete the DDP receive a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from NUS and a Bachelor of Arts from Waseda University. Waseda students who successfully complete the DDP receive a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science from NUS and a Bachelor of Arts from their home institution.