Application Forms and Procedures
Applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting a diploma from one of the local polytechnics in Singapore. This includes full-time National Servicemen (NSF) with local polytechnic diplomas, who have a course reserved in NUS and wish to apply for a change of course.
Please submit only one application form as duplicate applications will not be considered. 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 facilitate your application, 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 order stated in the checklist. The Checklist will be the cover page for your document submissions.
Please upload your polytechnic results in chronological order; i.e. from the 1st semester or earliest examination date to the 5th (for current final semester students) / 6th semester (for graduated students) / latest examination date (if applicable). The results have to be official documents taken from polytechnic website with your polytechnic name indicated on the results or transcripts. The university does not accept results without the polytechnic name or unofficial copies.
Please refer to the sample of the required documents at the following links:
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 Reasoning Test scores are no longer considered in the computation of the UAS.
However, SAT Reasoning Test 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 Reasoning Test Critical Reading, to satisfy the subject requirement.
Only SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reading scores obtained in the 5 years leading up to 1 April of the year of application will be considered. For applications closing on 1 April 2016, the validity period for SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reading score is from 1 April 2011 to 1 April 2016 (both dates inclusive). Therefore the last acceptable test date for SAT Reasoning Test score is 24 January 2016 (April/May 2015 SAT Reasoning Test scores will not be considered).