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About Us

Founded in 2012, the College of Alice & Peter Tan (CAPT) is a Residential College made up of undergraduate students, staff and faculty at the National University of Singapore. Together with four other residential colleges, CAPT is located within University Town and within close proximity to the wide range of learning, sports and performing arts facilities.

CAPT residents live and learn within the College through an array of activities, thus creating a vibrant environment. In this highly interactive context, students participate in a unique two-year academic programme – the University Town College Programme (UTCP) – and in a variety of other activities that enrich their undergraduate experience.

The College of Alice & Peter Tan is distinguished by its vision of helping students engage with the community within and outside of NUS, and encouraging them to apply their knowledge to address issues that are important to society. The College consciously weaves these themes of active citizenship and community engagement through its curriculum and other aspects of the student experience.

What is a Residential College?

Residential colleges at NUS are learning communities where students create and experience an intellectually, culturally and socially vibrant environment. Each college is headed by a Rector and a Master, supported by a team of Fellows and administrative staff. In this highly interactive context, students are members of the college and professors are known as Fellows. Students participate in a curriculum unique to the colleges – the University Town College Programme (UTCP) – and in a variety of other activities that enrich their undergraduate experience.