Applicants, regardless of nationality, seeking admission to NUS should present a Diploma from a Polytechnic in Singapore.

Applicants will be considered for admission to the University based on the competiveness of their Polytechnic and Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results. The weightage of the 2 components is as follows:

Components Weightage
Polytechnic results 80%
Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level results 20%


Please click here for the latest Indicative Grade Profile. For courses that require additional interviews/tests, applicants will also be assessed based on their performance during interviews and/or tests.

NUS accepts applications from polytechnic graduates who have not taken the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' level examinations but have completed other types of secondary or post-secondary education. In such cases, applicants will be assessed based on their polytechnic results, as well as any other academic and non-academic achievements presented for admission. In addition, the University may evaluate such applicants based on other means such as interviews, aptitude tests etc.

The Diploma must be acceptable for the course(s) applied for. Applicants should also submit your Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results, if available.

If you are a student in your final semester of study at the Polytechnic, you can apply with your results obtained from your first 5 semesters of study. If you meet the admissions criteria, you will receive a provisional offer. You will then be requested to submit your final semester results.

The admissions exercise for applicants presenting Diploma qualifications from a Polytechnic in Singapore opens from 1 to 21 February every year.