Applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting a diploma from one of the local polytechnics in Singapore. This includes full-time National Servicemen (NSF) with local polytechnic diplomas, who have a course reserved in NUS and wish to apply for a change of course.

Applicants are allowed to submit only one application online as duplicate applications will not be considered. Forms which are downloaded and printed from our website will not be accepted. An acknowledgement screen showing your 8-digit application number will be displayed if your online application has been successfully submitted. You should save or print a copy of the acknowledgement page for future reference.

To facilitate your application, you are advised to have the following documents stated on the Application Checklist.

It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the online form if you have the documents stated on the checklist on hand before applying.

Please complete the Application Checklist and submit it together with a set of supporting documents to the Office of Admissions via the Online Application Status Facility.

Please arrange the Application Checklist on top of the supporting documents, in the order stated in the checklist. The Checklist will be the cover page for your document submissions. Please ensure your full name and application number are indicated on the top right hand corner of all documents.

Please upload your polytechnic results in chronological order; i.e. from the 1st semester or earliest examination date to the 5th (for current final semester students) / 6th semester (for graduated students) / latest examination date (if applicable). The results have to be official documents taken from polytechnic website with your polytechnic name indicated on the results or transcripts. The university does not accept results without the polytechnic name or unofficial copies. 

Please refer to the sample of the required documents at the following links:

You may wish to refer to the instructions on the document submission in the Online Application Status Facility. Please also note that multiple or incomplete submission(s) of the Application Checklist and supporting documents may affect the processing of your application.

You may check if your supporting documents have been received through the online status enquiry 3 – 5 work days after you have submitted the documents online.


Inaccurate or false information or omission of material information will render your application invalid. NUS reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or inaccurate. Students admitted on the basis of inaccurate or false information may be expelled.

Aptitude Based Admissions

The University sets aside places for consideration of candidates who demonstrate a strong interest or aptitude for the courses they have applied for. The University will consider factors besides academic grades and admit applicants on other bases, including demonstrated ability and interest, work experience, leadership, community service and exceptional talent, subject to a minimum level of academic competence.

The following are some samples of exceptional achievements that may be taken into consideration:

  1. Medal winner at the International Olympiads (Biology, Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics)
  2. Represented Singapore in Arts and/or Sports
  3. Active participation in community service and volunteer programmes
  4. Work experience relevant to the course applied for (supporting document/s is/are required)
  5. Key leadership positions in community organisations, sports and athletic clubs, etc (outside school)

Applicants who wish to be considered under this scheme must provide details under the 'Outstanding Achievements' section of the online application form. If you have indicated information this section, you are strongly encouraged to provide an elaboration of these activities at the ‘Essay’ portion of this section too. In addition, you may wish to discuss a special talent, a personal experience or an activity that you have been involved in that is of relevance to the course you are applying for at the university.

Applicants who wished to be considered under the Aptitude Based Admission scheme for Medicine should apply under the Exceptional Individual Scheme by 3rd week of March 2020.


Exceptional Individual Scheme


The Exceptional Individual Scheme (EIS) was developed as a way of exercising discretionary criteria in admitting a small number of students to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Applications submitted through this route will be evaluated by the Selection Committee on the basis of exceptional talent and achievement in addition to academic results. For details and online application, please click here.

SAT Reasoning Test scores are no longer considered in the computation of the UAS.

However, SAT scores can be used to meet the minimum subject requirement for Law-related courses, e.g. SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700. The validity of scores is five years, e.g. for applications closing on 21 February 2020, the validity period is from 21 February 2015 to 21 February 2020 (both dates inclusive).