Application Forms and Procedures

Applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level results, including full-time National Servicemen (NSF) who have a course reserved in NUS and wish to apply for a change of course.

Online application will commence three working days after the release of 2021 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level results.

You are strongly encouraged to read the Application Guide before you start applying.

Ensure that you meet the subject prerequisites of courses applied for. You will need to complete all relevant sections of the application form before submitting it online. Do make sure you have sufficient time to apply, submit supporting documents (if applicable) and make application fee payment (S$10) online by 19 March 2021.

Your application will be only considered after you complete the application process. This includes

  1. successful submission of online application form,
  2. receiving an email titled “Acknowledgement of Application to NUS Undergraduate Courses”,
  3. submission of relevant supporting documents, and
  4. making the S$10 application fee payment.

Incomplete application will affect the outcome of your application.

With effect from 2021, NUS introduces the usage of MyInfo to pre-fill your personal details. MyInfo is a service that allows SingPass users to manage their personal data and pre-fill forms in digital services transactions. This includes government-verified data that is retrieved across participating Government agencies and data you contributed to form your Profile.

School candidates who sat for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level examination in 2020, and full-time National Servicemen (NSF) who have reserved places at NUS and wish to apply for a change in course in 2021 are strongly encouraged to use MyInfo to pre-fill their personal details and academic results.

Depending on the course(s) you have applied for, interview and/or selection test may be required before an admission outcome can be made.

The Admission Selection Committee will consider your application based on academic merits and choice of courses before releasing an outcome online by 3rd week of May.

 

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 '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 wish to be considered under the Aptitude Based Admission scheme for Medicine should apply under the school’s Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS) from January 2021 to March 2021.

 

Medicine Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS)

The Medicine Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS) 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 scores can be used to meet the minimum subject requirement for Law-related courses, i.e. if you did not obtain the minimum B3 grade (for old syllabus) / B (for new syllabus) for General Paper (GP) or B in Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) (for new syllabus) required for Law-related courses. You may submit your GP result (at least a C6 / E grade), together with a minimum score of 700 for SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score to satisfy the subject requirement. The validity of SAT scores is five years. Only scores obtained in the five years leading up to the application deadline will be considered.