Preventing Plagiarism

NUS Plagiarism Notice

Academic, Professional, and Personal Integrity

The University is committed to nurturing an environment conducive for the exchange of ideas, advancement of knowledge and intellectual development. Academic honesty and integrity are essential conditions for the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge, and the University expects each student to maintain and uphold the highest standards of integrity and academic honesty at all times.

The University takes a strict view of cheating in any form, deceptive fabrication, plagiarism and violation of intellectual property and copyright laws. Any student who is found to have engaged in such misconduct will be subject to disciplinary action by the University.

Academic dishonesty is any misrepresentation with the intent to deceive or failure to acknowledge the source or falsification of information or inaccuracy of statements or cheating at assessments/examinations/tests or inappropriate use of resources. There are many forms of academic dishonesty and plagiarism is one of them. Plagiarism is generally defined as the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own (The New Oxford Dictionary of English).

All students share the responsibility of protecting the academic standards and reputation of the University. This responsibility can extend beyond each student’s own conduct, and can include reporting incidents of suspected academic dishonesty through the appropriate channels. Students who have reasonable grounds to suspect academic dishonesty should raise their concerns directly to the relevant Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Registrar, Vice Provost or Provost. The University does not condone plagiarism.

Resources for Students

Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools

  1. General Message to NUS Students on the Use of AI Tools
    Click here
  2. Guidelines on the use of AI tools in academic work
    click here.

Resources for Staff/Administration

  1. Penalties for Plagiarism
    University Scholars Programme, NUS 

Plagiarism Detection Software

  1. Plagiarism Detection with turnitin
    CIT, NUS