Application Forms and Procedures
The NUS High School online application form is meant for applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting the NUS High School Diploma seeking admission to NUS. . It includes full-time National Servicemen (NSF) with the NUS High School Diploma who have a course reserved in NUS but wish to apply for a change of course.
This application form must be submitted online. Forms which are downloaded and printed from our website will not be accepted. An acknowledgement screen showing your application number will be displayed if your online application has been successfully submitted. You should print a copy of the acknowledgement screen for future reference.
To cut down on your application time, you are advised to have the following documents stated on the Application Checklist
It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the online form if you have the documents stated on the checklist on hand before applying.
Please arrange the Application Checklist on top of the supporting documents, in the above order. The Checklist will be the cover page for your document submissions.
Please do not submit original certificates and documents. The Office of Admissions will not be held responsible for damage or loss of original certificates or documents submitted. All documents submitted will not be returned.
You may check if your supporting documents have been received by the University through the Online Application Status Facility (OASF) 7 working days after your online submission.
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.