Applications to Tembusu College Received Soon

January 30, 2014

Applications to Tembusu College for Semester 1 of the Academic Year 2014/15 will be received from the second half of February. More information on the admissions process is available from the Admissions Page.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.