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Eligibility

Eligibility

  • Only full-time students registered with the National University of Singapore (NUS) are eligible.
  • International students (non-Singaporean/Singapore PR) are required to have the appropriate and valid passes as issued by the Immigration & Custom Authority (ICA) or Ministry of Manpower (MOM) during the course of their stay in an NUS hostel.
  • Students are required to be insured under the NUS student insurance scheme or its equivalent throughout their stay in an NUS hostel.
  • From AY2022/2023 Semester 1, all hostel residents must be fully vaccinated or have been certified medically ineligible by a Singapore doctor, to be eligible to apply for and stay in the hostel.
  • Full vaccination status requires that a person is up-to-date on the primary course and any booster jabs prescribed under the prevailing government guidelines.

 

Notes

  • Students who are no longer of full-time status (e.g. on Leave of Absence, withdrew or graduated) and on overseas Student Exchange Programme (SEP) are not eligible to stay in NUS student accommodation and will be given 7 days notice to vacate their rooms except under exceptional circumstances.     
  • Students with outstanding arrears in their accommodation accounts will not be eligible for an NUS accommodation.
  • Students who are barred due to disciplinary or breach of housing agreement will not be eligible for an NUS accommodation for the duration of the barring period.
  • Except under special considerations, Undergraduate students whose official status are designated as Graduate students (e.g. students on concurrent degree programmes) are not eligible for Undergraduate student’s accommodation and would have to apply for Graduate student accommodation. 

Selection Criteria for Undergraduate Students 

 
New 1st Year Undergraduates
  • New students who wish to apply for a place in one of the Halls during Freshman Accommodation Exercise will be selected based on their pre-University Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) and availability.
  • The portfolio submission is mandatory for all students who are applying to stay in Pioneer House. Before submitting portfolio, applicants are encouraged to visit Pioneer House website.
  • New students who wish to apply for a place in the Residences during Freshman Hostel Accommodation Exercise will be randomly selected and allocated based on availability.
  • New students who wish to apply for a place in one of the Residential Colleges should first apply for admission to one of the following programmes:
  • Please note that you will not be able to apply or be admitted to RVRC Programme, UTCP, and NUSC at the same time.
  • For semester 2 hostel application exercise (Halls and Residences), unless stated otherwise, the default selection criteria are based on random selection and availability.

Singaporean

Allocation will be based on availability and the prevailing selection criteria.

Singapore PR

Students who obtained their Singapore PR status during their studies in the University will be assisted for their 1st year of studies subject to availability of accommodation and declaration during application. From year 2 onwards, allocation will be processed as a Singaporean applicant.

International Students

International students (excluding Singapore Permanent Residents) who submit their application within the 1st and 2nd application rounds for Semester 1 will be assisted with campus accommodation in year 1 and 2 of their studies in NUS (inclusive of the LOA period where applicable).

Year 1 international students who applied during the 1st and 2nd rounds and are not selected by the hostel of  their choice will be randomly allocated subject to availability

  

Senior Undergraduates (Year 2 and above)
Students applying to the Halls, House or Residences will be allocated an accommodation based on the prevailing Residence Admission Scheme (RAS) admission criteria. Please refer to the links below for more information.

Residence Admission Scheme (RAS)
Participating Groups for RAS in AY2022/23 Sem 1
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for RAS in AY2021/22

Below is the timeline for RAS:-

DateActivity
31 Oct 2022OSA (Student Leadership & Development) will send email invite to official and active Societies and Interest Groups registered with OSA to participate in RAS.
On-goingSocieties and Interest Groups who are interested to participate in RAS, have to meet the criteria and submit the required documents, which are mentioned in the RAS Terms and Conditions.
20 Nov 2022OSA (Student Leadership & Development) will send email to inform Societies and Interest Groups, who have submitted their required documents by 13 Nov 2022, on their outcome for their RAS application.
25 Nov
2022
Deadline for submission of nomination list from participating RAS groups.
22 Nov 2022 to 4 Dec 2022Period for students nominated by the participating RAS groups to submit their hostel application for Residences at the hostel application portal (https://uhms.nus.edu.sg/StudentPortal).
15 Dec 2022OSA (Hostel Admission Services) will send email to inform the nominees (who have submitted their hostel application for Residences by the deadline) on their results for hostel application. Alternatively, students can also check their hostel application outcome at the hostel application portal (https://uhms.nus.edu.sg/StudentPortal).
19 Dec 2022Deadline for acceptance of offer and payment of SGD200 acceptance fee for students who have been offered hostel stay in the Residences.


Students who wish to apply for a room in the Residential Colleges will first need to apply and be accepted into the Ridge View Residential College Programme (RVRCP), University Town College Programme (UTCP) or NUS College (NUSC).  For programme application windows and the application process, please refer to RC programmes (RVRC programme & UTCP) and NUSC websites respectively. Students wishing to stay in their desired accommodation are expected to meet the prevailing admission criteria.

Students on Leave of Absence during the first two years will no longer be guaranteed and are required to submit an appeal for accommodation. The appeal will be reviewed and subject to approval by Office of Student Affairs.

Overseas SEP/NOC students are not assured of accommodation upon their return to NUS. Allocation will be based on the prevailing admission criteria.

Singapore PR student will be processed as a Singaporean applicant.

2nd year – International Students (excluding Singapore PR)

International students who submit their application within the 1st and 2nd application rounds for Semester 1 will be assisted with campus accommodation in year 2 of their studies in NUS (inclusive of the LOA period where applicable).

Year 2 international students who applied during the 1st and 2nd rounds and are not selected by the hostel of their choice will be randomly allocated subject to availability

International students (who are in their third year onwards) wishing to stay in the halls, houses or residences are expected to meet the prevailing admission criteria.

For information about student life as an international student, click here.