Late application for transfer within NUS in Academic Year 2020-2021 has closed.

The late application is only applicable for Current NUS students.

Note: All supporting documents and payment of application fee must be submitted by 14 June 2020. Incomplete documentation/payment will affect the outcome of your application.

Admission is based on academic merit as well as open competition among all eligible applicants. In addition to fulfilling admission requirements for the applicant category that you belong to, you should also ensure that you fulfil the subject prerequisites for the courses which you wish to be considered for.

Please note that the subject prerequisites presented below are subject to changes every year. You are strongly encouraged to visit our website regularly for further updates.


Admission requirements

Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents

  • who are current undergraduates in an overseas university*
  • who are graduates of a university

Applicants will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their high school results, University results, any other academic and non-academic achievements that are submitted to support this application.

Applicants will be required to provide a short write-up (1500 characters) to explain their motivations for a transfer.

Please note that under the eligibility guidelines for MOE Tuition Grant, applicants (regardless of nationality) will not be eligible for the Tuition Grant if they had obtained a Bachelor’s degree through the Tuition Grant or sponsorship by the Singapore Government (this includes the receipt of a government scholarship such as those offered by the Ministries, Public Service Commission and Statutory Boards for local or overseas study).

Graduates seeking admission to the Graduate LL.B. Programme (GLB) will not be eligible for Tuition Grant if they have obtained their degree with subsidy or sponsorship from the Singapore Government. However, there is a limited number who may enjoy this grant given by MOE if they have not obtained their degree with subsidy or sponsorship from the Singapore Government. Applicants will be informed if they will receive the Tuition Grant or have to pay non-subsidised tuition fee rates for the entire duration of the course, at the point of offer of admission.

More information on MOE Tuition Grant is available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/administrative-policies-procedures/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees#TuitionGrant.

Please click here for more information on the application process.

Applicants seeking admission to NUS should apply in 1 February 2020. 

* Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents who are current medical undergraduates in a foreign university seeking a transfer to NUS Medicine should apply directly to the faculty. Please click
here for more information.



Admission requirements

Current students in NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT seeking a change of course

Applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. In addition to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level examination results (or high school equivalent) and their performance at the University, the Admissions Selection Committee will also take into consideration the applicant's reason for seeking the transfer. Applicants may be required to undergo an interview to assess their suitability for the course they have applied for. Such interviews will be scheduled at the discretion of NUS.

Applicants will be required to provide a short write-up (1500 characters) to explain their motivations for a transfer.

Please note that the transfer exercise in October to November is open only to current students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT. This exercise is also not applicable for students seeking a transfer to Architecture, Dentistry, Industrial Design, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

USP students can apply to change their course of study up to the end of their second year. The application will be subject to the review and approval of the Admissions Selection Committee in NUS, and the relevant faculties or schools involved.

Please click here for more information of the application process.



Admission requirements

Former students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT seeking re-admission

Applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. In addition to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level examination results (or high school equivalent) and their performance at the University, the Admissions Selection Committee will also take into consideration the applicant's reason for seeking the re-admission. Applicants may be required to undergo an interview to assess their suitability for the course they have applied for. Such interviews will be scheduled at the discretion of NUS.

Applicants will be required to provide a short write-up (1500 characters) to explain their motivations for a transfer.

Please note that the transfer exercise in October to November is open only to current students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT. This exercise is also not applicable for students seeking a transfer to Architecture, Dentistry, Industrial Design, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Former students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT seeking admission to NUS should apply in 1 February 2020.

Please click here for more information of the application process.



Admission requirements

Non-Singaporeans or Non-Singapore Permanent Residents

  • who had graduated from NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT

Applicants will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their high school results, University results, any other academic and non-academic achievements that are submitted to support this application.

Applicants will be required to provide a short write-up (1500 characters) to explain their motivations for a transfer.

Please note that under the eligibility guidelines for MOE Tuition Grant, applicants (regardless of nationality) will not be eligible for the Tuition Grant if they had obtained a Bachelor’s degree through the Tuition Grant or sponsorship by the Singapore Government (this includes the receipt of a government scholarship such as those offered by the Ministries, Public Service Commission and Statutory Boards for local or overseas study).

Graduates seeking admission to the Graduate LL.B. Programme (GLB) will not be eligible for Tuition Grant if they have obtained their degree with subsidy or sponsorship from the Singapore Government. However, there is a limited number who may enjoy this grant given by MOE if they have not obtained their degree with subsidy or sponsorship from the Singapore Government. Applicants will be informed if they will receive the Tuition Grant or have to pay non-subsidised tuition fee rates for the entire duration of the course, at the point of offer of admission.

More information on MOE Tuition Grant is available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/administrative-policies-procedures/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees#TuitionGrant.

Please click here for more information of the application process.



Admission requirements

Non-Singaporeans or Non-Singapore Permanent Residents

  • who are currently enrolled in a foreign university
  • who had graduated from a foreign university

Applicants will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their high school results, any other academic and non-academic achievements that are submitted to support this application.

University results should also be submitted for consideration.

Please click here to find more about the application process.



Admission requirements

Non-Singaporeans or Non-Singapore Permanent Residents who had taken the following high school qualifications:

  • Singapore-Cambridge A Levels
  • Polytechnic Diploma from a Polytechnic in Singapore
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • NUS High School Diploma

Applicants must have or are currently enrolled in a University or tertiary institute in order to be considered.

If you are presenting solely the above high school qualifications, please apply to the respective qualifications.

Applicants will be evaluated for admission on the basis of their high school results, University results, any other academic and non-academic achievements that are submitted to support this application.

Please click here to find more about the application process.