Special Term

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The Registrar's Office manages the application of incoming overseas Non-Graduating (NG) students who are interested in reading one or two courses at NUS in each or both parts of the Special Term. The Office also manages the application of Returning National Servicemen (RNSmen) who have places reserved for them in NUS to register for studies earlier, if they wish, during the Special Terms.

Notice: The information below on the Special Term only pertain to RNSMen and NG students. If you are an Undergraduate or Graduate Student, please refer to the Special Term website instead.

NUS Online Application Portal

All interested students are required to apply online via the NUS Online Application Portal. Please refer to the user guide before submitting an application.

A student is allowed to register for a maximum of two courses in each part of the Special Term. A student can choose to register for courses for only one part instead of both parts of the Special Term (i.e. Part 1 or Part 2).

Returning National Servicemen who will be registering as undergraduate students in the coming July/August, please read this set of application instructions before applying.

Non-Graduating Exchange students must obtain formal approval from their home university (student exchange coordinator) to join NUS prior to submitting an online application. Exchange applications will only be accepted on the basis of official nominations from partner university.

Intake Submission Deadline for Online Application Application Outcome (Expected)
NUS Special Term
(May - July)
1 February to 1 March 3rd week of April

Returning National Servicemen who will be matriculating as undergraduate students in the coming July/August can refer to the applicable fees here.

If you are a Non-Graduating Exchange student, your tuition fee is waived but you are required to pay for the Miscellaneous Student Fees.

If you are a Non-Graduating Non-Exchange student, you are required to pay tuition/research fees as well as the Miscellaneous Student Fees as set out in the table below.

All fees listed below are applicable for intakes to both parts of Special Term in Academic Year 2022/2023.

For courses in the following Faculties/Schools Tuition fee per course
(per special term)
Business (except MBA) S$3,270
Business [BSc(Real Estate)] S$3,033
Computing S$3,880
Design and Engineering (Others) S$3,880
Design and Engineering (Built Environment) S$3,033
Design and Environment (Architecture, Landscape Architecture) S$3,962
Humanities and Sciences  S$3,457
Law S$3,880
Public Health (graduate courses only) S$16,380
Music S$12,930
Medicine (Nursing) S$3,759
Public Policy S$4,416
Science (Pharmacy) S$3,866
For courses in the following Programmes/Residential Colleges/Teaching Units Tuition fee per course
(per special term)
Centre for English Language Communication
Tembusu College
Master of Business Administration (MBA) S$4,827.60
Research Project/Attachment Research fee
(per special term or part thereof)
All nationalities S$1,263
Miscellaneous Student Fees (MSFs) [MSF = SSF + HSF] Amount (per special term)
Student Services Fee (SSF) (Non-Exchange) S$39.15
Student Services Fee (SSF) (Exchange) S$32.15
Health Service Fee (HSF) S$34.50


  1. All fees shown here are inclusive of prevailing 8% GST, with effect from 1st January 2023. It will be increased to 9% from 1st January 2024.
  2. Audited courses are charged as per table above.
  3. If the study period ends in Semester 1 or part thereof of the following academic year, Miscellaneous Student Fees and Tuition Fee (if applicable) for Semester 1 shall be payable.
  4. Fees may be subject to revision from time to time.
  5. Late payment charge of S$25 will be imposed for any outstanding fees after payment due date.

Applicants offered a place in the Non-Graduating Programme are required to register in person at NUS. Registration takes place at NUS Registrar’s Office in the week before the commencement of each part of the Special Term.

Students in summer programmes should refer to their offer letter for the registration schedule.

For questions related to Non-Graduating Exchange, click here.
For questions related to Returning National Servicemen, click here.

You may submit your enquiries via the online enquiry form here.
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