Application for transfer within or to NUS in Academic Year 2019-2020, Semester 2, will commence from 15 October 2019 to 15 November 2019. This application is not applicable for transfer to Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Law, Graduate Law Programme, Architecture, Industrial Design and Pharmacy.

Admission is based on academic merit as well as open competition among all eligible applicants. In addition to fulfilling admission requirements for the applicant category that you belong to, you should also ensure that you fulfil the subject prerequisites for the courses which you wish to be considered for.

Please note that the subject prerequisites presented below are subject to changes every year. You are strongly encouraged to visit our website regularly for further updates.


Admission requirements

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents

  • who are current undergraduates in an overseas university*
  • who are graduates of a university

Applicants will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their high school results, University results, any other academic and non-academic achievements that are submitted to support this application.

Applicants will be required to provide a short write-up (1500 characters) to explain their motivations for a transfer.

Please note that under the eligibility guidelines for MOE Tuition Grant, applicants (regardless of nationality) will not be eligible for the Tuition Grant if they had obtained a Bachelor’s degree through the Tuition Grant or sponsorship by the Singapore Government (this includes the receipt of a government scholarship such as those offered by the Ministries, Public Service Commission and Statutory Boards for local or overseas study).

Graduates seeking admission to the Graduate LL.B. Programme (GLB) will not be eligible for Tuition Grant if they have obtained their degree with subsidy or sponsorship from the Singapore Government. However, there is a limited number who may enjoy this grant given by MOE if they have not obtained their degree with subsidy or sponsorship from the Singapore Government. Applicants will be informed if they will receive the Tuition Grant or have to pay non-subsidised tuition fee rates for the entire duration of the course, at the point of offer of admission.

More information on MOE Tuition Grant is available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/education-at-nus/undergraduate-education/fees.html#TuitionGrant.

Please click here for more information on the application process.

Applicants seeking admission to NUS should apply in 1 February 2020. 

* Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents who are current medical undergraduates in a foreign university seeking a transfer to NUS Medicine should apply directly to the faculty. Please click
here for more information.



Admission requirements

Current students in NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT seeking a change of course

Applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. In addition to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level examination results (or high school equivalent) and their performance at the University, the Admissions Selection Committee will also take into consideration the applicant's reason for seeking the transfer. Applicants may be required to undergo an interview to assess their suitability for the course they have applied for. Such interviews will be scheduled at the discretion of NUS.

Applicants will be required to provide a short write-up (1500 characters) to explain their motivations for a transfer.

Please note that the transfer exercise in October to November is open only to current students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT. This exercise is also not applicable for students seeking a transfer to Architecture, Dentistry, Industrial Design, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Former students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT seeking admission to NUS should apply in 1 February 2020.

Transfer options

There are two options for undergraduates seeking a change of course at NUS:

Option 1:

Available to students from outside NUS seeking a transfer to an NUS course

  • Start on a clean slate. This means there will be no waiver, credit transfer/exemption of modules;
  • OR

  • Students may wish to suggest certain previously completed modules to the Faculty for approval for waiver and/or credit transfer/exemption. The Faculty's decision regarding which modules may be accepted for waiver, credit transfer/exemption so as to satisfy the relevant graduation requirements will be final.

Option 2:

Available to current NUS students seeking a transfer to another NUS course

  • Start on a clean slate. This means there will be no waiver, credit transfer/exemption of modules;
  • OR

  • Students may choose to transfer all modules previously taken (i.e. including credits, grades and CAP) to the new course of study. The relevant Faculty shall then decide which modules may be used to satisfy the relevant graduation requirements.

Notes:

A. With a module waiver, no credits are given. Instead, a student must substitute with another relevant module on the advice of the Department/Programme when a module is waived. Credits, but not grades, are granted for modules accepted for credit transfer/exemption. In this way, the modules will count towards the fulfillment of the graduation requirements but are excluded from the computation of CAP.

B. The transfer of modular credits and CAP is not applicable to Dentistry, Law and Medicine. Generally, successful applicants will have to start on a clean slate.

C. In general, modules accepted for credit transfer/exemption/waiver must not have been used towards earning a degree at NUS or another institution and the minimum residency requirement is applicable to the new programme of study.

Change of course for NUS students who are in the University Scholars Programme (USP)

Students enrolled in the University Scholars Programme and successfully transferred to a new course may continue to enjoy subsidized tuition fees if they meet the MOE Tuition Grant eligibility as stated here and the new courses that they transfer to should be in faculties or schools that offer the USP. They are:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Computing
  • School of Design & Environment
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science

Students seeking a transfer while remaining in USP will transfer all modules taken in their previous course including grades and CAP to the new course of study. The receiving faculty has the absolute discretion to decide which modules can be used to satisfy the relevant graduation requirements. The minimum residency for the new course of study is two years.

Please click here for more information of the application process.



Admission requirements

Former students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT seeking re-admission

Applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. In addition to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level examination results (or high school equivalent) and their performance at the University, the Admissions Selection Committee will also take into consideration the applicant's reason for seeking the re-admission. Applicants may be required to undergo an interview to assess their suitability for the course they have applied for. Such interviews will be scheduled at the discretion of NUS.

Applicants will be required to provide a short write-up (1500 characters) to explain their motivations for a transfer.

Please note that the transfer exercise in October to November is open only to current students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT. This exercise is also not applicable for students seeking a transfer to Architecture, Dentistry, Industrial Design, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Former students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT seeking admission to NUS should apply in 1 February 2020.

Please click here for more information of the application process.



Admission requirements

Non-Singaporeans or Non-Singapore Permanent Residents

  • who had graduated from NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT

Applicants will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their high school results, University results, any other academic and non-academic achievements that are submitted to support this application.

Applicants will be required to provide a short write-up (1500 characters) to explain their motivations for a transfer.

Please note that under the eligibility guidelines for MOE Tuition Grant, applicants (regardless of nationality) will not be eligible for the Tuition Grant if they had obtained a Bachelor’s degree through the Tuition Grant or sponsorship by the Singapore Government (this includes the receipt of a government scholarship such as those offered by the Ministries, Public Service Commission and Statutory Boards for local or overseas study).

Graduates seeking admission to the Graduate LL.B. Programme (GLB) will not be eligible for Tuition Grant if they have obtained their degree with subsidy or sponsorship from the Singapore Government. However, there is a limited number who may enjoy this grant given by MOE if they have not obtained their degree with subsidy or sponsorship from the Singapore Government. Applicants will be informed if they will receive the Tuition Grant or have to pay non-subsidised tuition fee rates for the entire duration of the course, at the point of offer of admission.

More information on MOE Tuition Grant is available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/education-at-nus/undergraduate-education/fees.html#TuitionGrant.

Please click here for more information of the application process.



Admission requirements

Non-Singaporeans or Non-Singapore Permanent Residents

  • who are currently enrolled in a foreign university
  • who had graduated from a foreign university

Applicants will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their high school results, University results, any other academic and non-academic achievements that are submitted to support this application.

Please click here to find more about the application process.



Admission requirements

Non-Singaporeans or Non-Singapore Permanent Residents who had taken the following high school qualifications:

  • Singapore-Cambridge A Levels
  • Polytechnic Diploma from a Polytechnic in Singapore
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • NUS High School Diploma

Applicants must have or are currently enrolled in a University or tertiary institute in order to be considered.

If you are presenting solely the above high school qualifications, please apply to the respective qualifications.

Applicants will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their high school results, University results, any other academic and non-academic achievements that are submitted to support this application.

Please click here to find more about the application process.