Gao Kao or PRC National College Entrance Examination

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Requirement

Applicants who have completed the high school final examination
Applicants who will be completing the high school final examination after application closing date

Minimum to apply

Gao Kao results
Senior Middle 3 Semester 2 results
A good pass in Gao Kao and one of the following score:
(i)    IELTS
(ii)    TOEFL
A good pass in Gao Kao by June 2018 and one of the following score:
(i)    IELTS
(ii)    TOEFL

University Entrance Examinations

Not required
Not required

Course Eligibility

Eligible for all courses
Not eligible for Dentistry/Law/Medicine/Nursing

Application closing date

28 February 2018

Notes

Applicants who receive actual result after the application closing date but have chosen Architecture and Industrial Design will be considered.

Senior Middle 3 students who are not sitting for Gao Kao as graduation examination should apply under 'Other High School Qualifications'

For applicants who have sat for the Gao Kao examination in 201, please submit your actual results within 3 calendar days upon result release to the NUS Office of Admissions.

Internet print-out of your Gao Kao results can be accepted provisionally. The print-out must clearly reflect your full name.

Submission can be made by uploading your documents via the uploading facility found in the Online Application Status Facility. Please quote your full name and application number on the documents submitted.


Outstanding Achievements

While academic merit plays a key role in deciding the outcome of your application, we also consider exceptional achievements in co-curricular activities and competitions. You must have attained a very high level of achievement or leadership positions in activities. Examples of such achievements include International Science Olympiad medals, top national awards, national team sportsmen and exceptional rank in top university entrance examinations (e.g. IIT/AIEEE rankings, etc.).

Participation in activities and achievements at intra school, house or class level (e.g. best student, most courteous, science/arts/cultural projects, etc.) do not, usually, have a strong bearing on the outcome of your application.


Choice of courses

All applicants are allowed a maximum of 5 choices in your application. Please list them according to your preference. The order of the choices does not increase or decrease your chances in any of the courses. However, you should order your choices accordingly to your preference, as you will be admitted to the highest ranked course that you have qualified for.


Application outcome

The outcome of your application for admission will be released between May to July.


Appeals

The decision on your application was made after careful consideration by the Admissions Selection Committee on the basis of your academic and non-academic records and the keen competition for limited vacancies.

An appeal for admission should be submitted only if you have additional information regarding your academic and non-academic achievements that was not presented in your earlier application.

You should submit an online appeal from late May to early June 2017 via Online Application Status Facility (OASF). Please do not submit multiple appeals to various departments in the University. Mass emailing to multiple parties within NUS outside the appeal protocol will result only in slowing down the appeal process. The NUS Office of Admissions makes the final decision on all appeals.


Verification of Documents

Successfully admitted applicants will be called upon for verification of their submitted documents when school terms starts.

When applicants arrive in Singapore for enrolment into NUS, they must bring along original copies of their identification, high school results, secondary school results and other material documents which they have earlier submitted in support of their application.

For applicants who are required to submit their IELTS, SAT and SAT Subject Tests and/or TOEFL scores, internet printout results of IELTS, SAT and SAT Subject Tests and/or TOEFL scores may first be sent to our office to support your application. Applicants are required to submit a copy of the original score report(s) to the Office of Admissions once it is available.

The University reserves the right to expel students who fail to turn up for the verification of documents exercise or failing to provide the required documents.


English Language Requirement

The medium of instruction at NUS is English. To enable you to benefit from an NUS education, we expect you to have achieved a minimum level of English proficiency. For certain qualifications, you are also required to furnish additional English Language test scores.

Applicants may present any of the following to fulfil the English Language requirement:

Test
Minimum Acceptable Score
EL1119
C6
6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components
MUET
200
580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based

 

Please note that only IELTS and/or TOEFL scores obtained in the two years leading up to 1 March of the year of application will be considered. For instance, for applications closing on 1 March 2017, the validity period for the scores is from 1 March 2015 to 1 March 2017 (both dates inclusive).
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