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13 December 2022

Celebrating students at the first King's graduation overseas

BSc Nursing (Hons) students at Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore celebrated graduating from King’s first degree programme taught fully overseas.

BSc Nursing (Hons) graduate

The celebration brought together 149 graduates and 600 friends and family. The event recognised the success and resilience of the students, who graduated despite facing significant challenges along the way due to Covid-19.

Learning at King’s is not just about lectures and exams but about engaging with the larger world. Our task is not just to give you a degree. Our job is to help you find your purpose and your passion; to help you to form those friendships that will last a lifetime; and to help you explore the world beyond academia. I am delighted that King’s and Ngee Ann Academy will be renewing their partnership this year, with exciting news on the horizon for those wishing to continue their studies with King’s at a post-graduate level.

Professor Richard Harding, Vice Dean (International), addressing the graduates in the celebration’s opening speech

The Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, the world’s second-highest ranked nursing faculty (according to QS World Rankings), has partnered with Ngee Ann Academy in Singapore since 2017 to offer a King’s BSc Nursing (Hons) part-time degree programme taught fully outside of the UK. The course offers a mixture of classroom sessions and online learning to equip qualified nurses with greater knowledge, understanding and skills to deliver quality healthcare services. 

The BSc Nursing (Hons) programme for qualified nurses in Singapore is now in its fifth year of delivery with more than 600 students enrolling on to the programme since it began. 

The partnership between King’s and Ngee Ann Academy will continue to grow in the future with a renewed agreement for the BSc Nursing (Hons) programme to continue for another five years and plans are underway to launch an MSc Clinical Nursing programme. 


The Ngee Ann Academy was established in 1998 and runs undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as executive and professional development courses taught by academics, consultants and professionals.

King’s is committed to collaborating with top institutions from across the world as part of our Internationalisation 2029 strategy


In this story

Richard  Harding

Vice Dean (International) and Director and Global Lead, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation

Mary Malone

Vice Dean (Education) and Professor of Nursing

Julia Philippou

Associate Dean (Postgraduate Taught Studies) and Reader in Nursing Education