Late Application for transfer within or to NUS in Academic Year 2020-2021, Semester 2, will commence from 22 December 2020 to 24 December 2020.

This application is not applicable for transfer to Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Nursing (2 Years Programme), Law, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

This application is only applicable to the following students:

  1. Current undergraduates in NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT and;
  2. Singapore Citizens / Singapore Permanent Residents who are current undergraduates in an overseas university.

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.

Request for transfer of credit, waiver or module exemption is subject to the approval from the University. Applicants are required to submit their request to the faculty after successful enrolment into the new course.

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.

Singapore Citizens/Singapore Permanent Residents students seeking transfer to NUS Medicine Year 2 and Year 3 are advised to apply directly with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. More information can be found at https://medicine.nus.edu.sg/admissions/transfer-faq/.


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).

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.

* 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 late transfer exercise in December 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, Landscape Architecture, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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 late transfer exercise in December 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, Landscape Architecture, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Former students of NUS/Yale-NUS/NTU/SMU/SUTD/SUSS/SIT seeking admission to NUS should apply in 1 February 2021.

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).

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.

Request for transfer of credit, waiver or module exemption is subject to the approval from the University. Applicants are required to submit their request to the faculty after successful enrolment into the new course.

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.