The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music is situated at the cultural heart of the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is Singapore’s flagship university.

NUS bears a rich history, beginning as a medical college with 23 students established in 1905. Today, it is one of Asia’s leading universities with over 38,000 students across three campuses in Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram. A leading global university centred in Asia, NUS is widely respected as a dynamic and innovative institution and a pioneer of new approaches in education, research and enterprise. To that end, the university holds rich offerings in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering and social sciences, from undergraduate through to the doctoral level.

Throughout their studies at YST, undergraduates live within the NUS, supported by a generous housing allowance. In addition, YST students take NUS classes outside of the Conservatory as part of degree requirements and can partake in the university’s broader academic offerings (e.g. double majors), gaining wider exposure to different fields of study. At a larger level, students enjoy the vibrancy of being connected to the NUS ecosystem while studying at YST.

As a member of the NUS community, we provide musical opportunities to NUS students and the public through our classes and degree offerings, events, and partnerships. Alongside our academic majors, minors and modules, the Conservatory presents close to 200 performances and public events annually, and hosts over 100 events by community partners in our facilities.