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 may use this form to submit an application.
Online application for Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level applicants will commence three working days after the release of 2016 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level results in Feb 2017. Two types of online application forms are available, namely Online application form Type I and Online application form Type II.
Candidates who have been issued an Admission Personal Identification Number (PIN) can apply using this application form. You must log in using your NRIC / FIN number and Admission PIN after selecting Online Application Form Type I. An example of an 8 alpha-numeric character Admission PIN is A234567. Upon a successful login, you will be presented with a pre-filled form. You must verify the information presented (e.g. personal particulars and results) and fill in additional information if required.
The following candidates, who will be pre-assigned an Admission PIN, are given in the table below. The Admission PIN is an 8 alpha-numeric character (case sensitive) issued by NUS’s Office of Admissions (OAM).
The PIN Slip will be issued in February 2017. If you did not receive, or have forgotten or misplaced your PIN, please bring along your NRIC, student pass or passport to seek a replacement of your PIN from the Office of Admissions at:University Town
You may also send a representative, with a letter of authorisation and your NRIC, student pass or passport to collect the new PIN on your behalf. The letter of authorisation should bear your signature, NRIC, FIN or passport number and the representative's NRIC, FIN or passport number.
We regret that we are unable to reveal PIN over the phone and/or email.
Please click here for detailed instructions for Form Type I
Unsuccessful candidates who have applied for admission with Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level in 2016 or earlier will use this form.
Other candidates who do not fall in the Online Application Form Type I group should also use this form to apply.
In the application form, you will be asked to enter an Admission PIN (8 alpha-numeric character, case sensitive). We regret that it is not possible to issue an Admission PIN in advance.
Please note that the results of private candidates are not available to the University. As such, you will not be able to login with your MOE pre-assigned PIN and NRIC/FIN number to apply via Type I form. You will need to apply via the Type II form if you wish to apply to us.
These candidates and those who choose not to use Online Application Form Type I can apply using the blank Online Application Form Type II instead. Candidates using this form must submit supporting documents.
The documents to be submitted will be stated on the acknowledgement page of the online application.
Please refer to the Application Checklist of your application for more information on the documents you would be required to submit.
Please click here for detailed instructions for Form Type II
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.
The University sets aside up to 15% of university places for consideration of exceptional candidates for admission. For such students who do not met the cut-off points for the course applied to, the University will consider other factors besides academic grades. These students may be admitted 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:
In addition, applicants may provide additional information on awards/honours.
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 under ‘Activity 1’, ‘Activity 2 and/or ‘Activity 3’ of 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 Outstanding Achievements scheme for Medicine should apply under the Exceptional Individual Scheme by 3rd week of March 2016.
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 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, 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 Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score, to satisfy the subject requirement.
Only SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading & Writing scores obtained in the 5 years leading up to 19 March of the year of application will be considered. For applications closing on 19 March 2017, the validity period for SAT score is from 19 March 2012 to 19 March 2017 (both dates inclusive). Therefore the last acceptable test date for SAT score is 21 January 2017 (April/May 2017 SAT scores will not be considered).