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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.

(a) Single Degree Course

Course Selection for Prerequisites Selection Test / Interview
Architecture Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics or Physical Science. Yes
Arts and Social Sciences* Refer to http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/subject-prerequisites.html for respective subjects. No
Biomedical Engineering Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Business Administration Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Business Administration (Accountancy) Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Business Analytics (Offered by School of Computing) Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Chemical Engineering Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics No
Civil Engineering Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Computer Engineering
(Jointly offered by Faculty of Engineering and School of Computing)
Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Computer Science courses
Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Data Science and Analytics Very strong Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics or Further Mathematics, and Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics or Physical Science. No
Dentistry Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry and either Biology or Physics. Yes
Electrical Engineering Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Engineering Science Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics. No
Environmental Engineering Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics No
Environmental Studies Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Biology or Chemistry. No
Industrial Design Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics. Yes
Industrial & System Engineering Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Information Security Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Information Systems Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Law A high level of proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B3, IELTS 7 or TOEFL iBT 100 or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4). Yes
Materials Science & Engineering Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Mechanical Engineering Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Medicine
Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry and Biology or Physics. Yes
Nursing Year 12 or higher level pass in any two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics, Physical Science, either Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Yes
Pharmacy

Strong Year 12 pass or strong higher-level pass in Chemistry and Biology or Physics or Mathematics

No
Project & Facilities Management Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics. No
Real Estate Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics. No

Science*
Year 12 or higher level pass in any two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics, Physical Science, either Mathematics or Further Mathematics. No

 

* The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science offer many subjects which may require further subject prerequisites. Please refer to their respective website at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/prospective/undergrad/ and http://www.science.nus.edu.sg/undergraduate-studies/uginfop for more information.

Owing to limited places in the courses of Dentistry and Medicine, only candidates who have submitted actual results by their respective application closing dates will be considered. If you have been shortlisted, you will be notified via email to attend additional tests and/or interviews conducted at the University in April/May each year to assess your suitability for the courses.

(b) Double/ Concurrent Degree Programmes

Double / Concurrent Programmes Subject prerequisites Selection test / interview

Arts & Social Sciences (NUS) and Arts (Sciences Po)

Please refer to www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo and www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/programme/index.html#intro for details.

Please read carefully its application procedures, including the application window, at www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/info/apply.html.

Yes

Business Administration & Law

Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics AND a high proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B3, IELTS 7 or TOEFL iBT 100 or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4).

Yes

Economics & Law

Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics AND a high proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B3, IELTS 7 or TOEFL iBT 100 or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4).

Yes

Law & Life Sciences

A high proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B3, IELTS 7 or TOEFL iBT 100 or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4) AND Year 12 or higher level pass in any two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics, Physical Science, either Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

Yes

Law & Master in Public Policy A high proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B3, IELTS 7 or TOEFL iBT 100 or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4).

Yes

 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma / NUS High School Diploma

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