Applicants (regardless of nationality) seeking admission to NUS should present the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. This includes full-time National Servicemen (NSF) with IB Diploma who have a course reserved in NUS, but wish to apply for a change of course.
Applicants will be considered for admission based on the strength of their academic achievements and additional interviews/tests if required.
For courses that require additional interviews/tests, applicants will also be assessed based on their performance during interviews and/or tests.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to authorise International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to release their International Baccalaureate (IB) transcripts to NUS. Applicants can do so by informing their school’s IB coordinator.
Applicants will be considered for admission based on strength of their academic achievements and additional interviews/tests if required. Applicants would need to fulfill the following requirements:
Meet the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirement as set by the Ministry of Education, Singapore:
|School||Singapore Citizens||Singapore Permanent Residents||International Students|
|Independent/ Specialised Independent Schools in Singapore (Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), School of the Arts, Singapore Sports School, St Joseph’s Institution)||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Other IB World Schools in Singapore||Applicable||Applicable||Not Applicable|
|All IB World Schools outside Singapore||Applicable||Applicable||Not Applicable|
The Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirement can be met by having one of the following:
a) Pass in SL/ HL MTL A or B paper taken at IBDP examination
b) Minimum of D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the Singapore Cambridge GCE 'O' Level examination
c) Minimum of ‘S’ grade for the H1 MTL paper or General Studies in Chinese taken at the Singapore Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level examination
d) Minimum of 'S' grade for the H2 MTLL paper taken at the Singapore Cambridge GCE 'A' Level examination
e) Pass in the MTL 'B' Syllabus paper at the Singapore Cambridge GCE 'A' Level examination
f) Pass in MTL-in-lieu subject approved by Ministry of Education, Singapore
g) Exemption from MTL approved by Ministry of Education, Singapore
Applicants who are unable to fulfill the MTL requirement for admission but satisfy all other admission requirements will be admitted on a provisional basis. During the course of study, these students will be required to attend the MTL course (Chinese/ Malay/ Tamil) conducted by the University; or attain the minimum requirement as listed above by retaking the MTL paper at the IBDP or Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level examinations before they are allowed to graduate.
Submission of the official MTL examination results slip/ transcript/ exemption approval is required for the University to review your fulfilment of the MTL requirement. Please refer to the Application Checklist for more information.
These students may apply for admission with their actual International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results.
Some students may be subjected to the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirement for admission. For more information, please refer to the FAQ.
These students may apply for admission with their predicted International Baccalaureate (IB) results, as attested by their high school.
SAT and SAT Subject Tests scores* are only required if students
* SAT score reports must be submitted if you have indicated the results in the online application form. Lack of the necessary supporting documents will affect the processing of your application.