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NUS will reserve places for successful male applicants who are serving full-time National Service (NS) in Singapore. They will only enroll following the completion of their full-time NS obligation, or if they are granted disruption from MINDEF.

Applicants wishing to enroll before they complete their NS should write to the University with supporting documentary evidence of their disruption or deferment from MINDEF, SPF or SCDF. This will assist the University in reviewing their enrolment year.

Applicants who need assistance on the following matters can contact the University via email through our website.

  • Update of personal particulars and contact information (e.g. address and contact telephone numbers).
  • Request for letter to verify place reserved.
  • Relinquish place reserved.

The applicant should provide his full name, NRIC number, date of birth, course reserved and scheduled enrolment year in the email.

Enrolment procedure

Only Full-time RNSmen, who are due to enroll in the University in 2017, will receive a letter from the University in September 2016.

In the letter, the RNSman will be asked to re-confirm his acceptance of the course that has been previously reserved for him via the online RNS system and indicate that he is still interested in the place. Application number and Admission PIN will be required to log on to the RNS Confirmation Page to re-confirm the acceptance. Instructions on the re-confirmation of acceptance will be given in the October package.

After the RNSman has confirmed his acceptance of the place reserved for him, the University will also send him an enrolment package (including a Freshmen Guide) in the year that he will be enrolling in the University.

Full-time RNSmen, who are due to enroll in the University in 2018 or thereafter, will not receive the letter mailed to all RNSmen in September 2016.

Application for a change in course

Some applicants may wish to apply for a change in course while serving full-time NS. As these applicants have yet to matriculate with NUS, they are not considered as current NUS students seeking a transfer. Hence, they can apply for a change of course when the Admission exercise for AY2017-2018 opens. Applicants are then advised to only indicate the course(s) which they wish to be considered in their new application form. It is not necessary to fill in all choices available.

If a RNSman succeeds in gaining admission to the new course, the course reserved for him previously will be automatically withdrawn,even if he ultimately decides not to accept the new course given to him. Hence, if he does not wish to accept the new offer, he must submit an appeal to transfer back to the course previously reserved. The success of his appeal will be at the discretion of the University. He is therefore advised to accept the new offer, while waiting for the outcome of his appeal to be re-admitted to the course previously reserved.

If he is unsuccessful in his new application, he will remain in the course previously reserved, provided he had accepted the reserved course.

Special Term (ST) enrolment for RNSmen matriculation in 2017

Details are provided on the Registrar's Office website for more information.

Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions by RNSmen.