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Application for Academic Year 2015-2016 has commenced on 15 October 2014.

Please note the application closing date for the various qualifications as follows:

Qualification Types

Application Closing Dates

Documents Submission Deadline

Indonesian SMA UAN (Ebtanas)

25 December 2014


Vietnamese High School Graduation Examination

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

1 January 2015


All qualifications except:

  • STPM
  • Indian Standard 12 (CBSE, ISCE, Stateboards)


1 March 2015



Indian Standard 12 (CBSE, ISCE, Stateboards)

31 March 2015

3 April 2015, Friday

(For applicants sitting for Indian Standard 12 examinations in 2015, your actual results slip should be submitted immediately upon the release of results)

You would be considered an international applicant if you are neither a Singapore Citizen nor Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) and not presenting the qualifications listed below:

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

Admission requirements and closing dates

If you are an international applicant seeking admission to NUS, you should have completed or are completing high school, that is, at least twelve years of general education in the year of application. You may view the list of acceptable high school qualifications here.

Application closing dates apply according to your high school qualification. Unless otherwise specified, your complete application with all supporting documents must reach the Office of Admissions by the application closing date.

Please choose the high school qualifications that you are presenting:

  1. 'A' Level (AQA, Cambridge, Edexcel, London, OCR)
  2. American High School Diploma
  3. Australian High School (Australian Capital Territory Exam, New South Wales HSC, Queensland Certificate of Education, South Australian Certificate of Education/Matriculation, Victoria Certificate of Education, Western Australia Certificate of Education)
  4. Brunei 'A' Levels
  5. Danish Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary Leaving Examination)
  6. European Baccalaureate
  7. French Baccalaureate
  8. Gao Kao or PRC National College Entrance Examination
  9. German Abitur
  10. Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)/ Hong Kong 'A' Level
  11. Indian Standard 12 (Central and ISCE Boards)
  12. Indian Standard 12 (State and other Boards)
  13. Indonesian SMA UAN (Ebtanas)
  14. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
  15. Mauritius HSC
  16. New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3
  17. Oman Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
  18. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) / Canadian International Matriculation Programme
  19. Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  20. Swiss Matura/ Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate
  21. Turkish High School
  22. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  23. Vietnamese High School Graduation Examination
  24. Other High School Qualifications

* Applicants presenting accredited Diplomas obtained from a Polytechnic in Singapore should apply under Polytechnic Diplomas from Singapore in February 2015.
* Foundation, Matriculation and Twinning and Home study programmes are not suitable for admission purposes to NUS.