University Entrance Examinations

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The University Entrance Examination (UEE) is conducted to assess the suitability of selected applicants for admission to undergraduate courses.

General Information


Only selected / shortlisted international applicants presenting qualifications which meet the stipulations indicated below will be required to take the University Entrance Examinations (UEE).

  • Year 12 Indonesian SMA Ujian Nasional (UN) Examination Examination but have yet to receive their actual examination results when applying for admission
  • Year 12 Vietnamese High School Graduation Examination (VHSGE) but have yet to receive their actual examination results when applying for admission
  • Year 12 Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) and are applying for Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy

The University will short-list and invite students to take the UEE based on academic results submitted in their applications.


Examination Date and Examination Venue

 Date

 Venue

21st and 22nd January 2017

Indonesia (Jakarta and Medan)

6th and 7th February 2017

Singapore

23rd and 24th February 2017

Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi)

 

Examination Timetable

 Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam

 

 Time

 Subject

 Duration

 Day 1

 

 

 

 9.00am - 11.00am

 Physics

 2 hours

 12.00pm - 2.00pm

 Chemistry

 2 hours

 3.00pm - 5.00pm

 Biology

 2 hours

 3.00pm - 6.00pm

 Humanities

 3 hours

 Day 2

 

 

 9.00am - 10.30am

 English

 1.5 hours

 1.00pm - 3.00pm

 Mathematics
 ('AO' Level equivalent)

 2 hours

 1.00pm - 3.00pm

 Mathematics
 ('A' Level equivalent)

 2 hours

 

 

Examination Papers

  • Compulsory papers
  1. English
  2. Mathematics ('AO' Level equivalent) or Mathematics ('A' Level equivalent)

Candidates must take the two compulsory papers and a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 elective papers.

  • Elective papers
    1. Biology
    2. Chemistry
    3. Physics
    4. Humanities*

Elective papers should be chosen in view of the subject prerequisites of the courses for which a candidate is applying.  For example if an applicant is applying for Engineering, the applicant should select the Physics paper. If a candidate is applying for Chemical Engineering, he should select both the Chemistry and Physics papers. For the elective paper requirements of courses, please click here.

* The Humanities elective paper consists of 3 sections on Economics, Geography and History.


Registration and Examination Fee

Shortlisted applicants will be informed to register for the UEE about two weeks before the examination.
Candidates may pay the examination fees of S$52 by the following means:

  • Bank draft / cheque.   Prepare a bank draft / cheque of S$52 made payable to the 'National University of Singapore'. Ensure that the bank draft can be cleared by a bank located in Singapore. Write your personal particulars (name, address and application number) on the back of the bank draft. Payment via bank draft must be accompanied by a receipt. Please download the receipt, provide the personal particulars and send it together with your bank draft to:


            Office of Admissions
            National University of Singapore
            University Town
            2 College Avenue West, #01-03 (Stephen Riady Centre)
            Singapore 138607

  • NETS.  Payment should be made at the NUS Office of Admissions.

        Operating hours are from:
         8.30am to 6.00pm (Monday to Thursday)
         8.30am to 5.30pm (Friday)
         Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

  • Credit card.  Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted.  The University does not have the means to accept Debit Cards.  You can make your payment via the credit card payment facility found on the acknowledgement page after you have submitted your application. 

 

Please note the examination fee is non-refundable and we regret that we are unable to accept cash payment.

Other Tests and Interviews


Candidates who have taken the UEE and met the requirements for Architecture, Dentistry, Economics & Law, Industrial Design, Law, Medicine and Nursing courses, will be required to sit for additional admission tests and/or interviews at the University in April/May to further assess their suitability for these restricted courses. Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email.

 

Regional Representative Offices

Indonesia

PT. Creosis International
Graha Rekso Building
Ground Floor Suite GR-W05
Jl. Bulevar Artha Gading Kav A1
Sentra Bisnis Artha Gading
Jakarta 14240 - Indonesia
Tel/Fax: (021) 45856209
Flexi: (021) 30141599
Email: rianacreosis@gmail.com; riana_ang@yahoo.com

Vietnam

Vietnam Centrepoint Ltd
Head Office:
192 Ly Thai To Street, Ward 1, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: 848-38337747
Fax: 848-38337748
Email: thacmacnus@vietnamhopdiem.edu.vn
web: www.vietnamcentrepoint.edu.vn/nus
School office:
No. 26 Le Quy Don, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: 848-9304970/9304812
Fax: 848-9304978

 

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Instructions to UEE Candidates


    • Candidates are only permitted to sit for the papers which they have registered for.
    • Candidates are required to bring along their identity card or passport for identification purposes. Candidates who are unable to produce their identity card or passport in the examination hall will not be permitted to sit for the examination.
    • A candidate who arrives more than thirty (30) minutes after the commencement of a paper will not be permitted to take the examination.
    • Candidates are allowed to leave the examination hall after thirty minutes from the commencement of the examination.
    • Candidates may bring writing materials such as pens, pencils, rulers, erasers and a non-programmable calculator (if required) into the examination hall.
    • Candidates who are caught using a programmable calculator, the calculator will be confiscated for the remainder of the examination and will only be returned at the end of the examination.
    • No candidate is allowed to bring books or papers into the examination hall. Candidates are reminded not to take any paper, including the question paper and unused answer sheets, out of the examination hall.
    • Candidates are to leave their bags at the side of the examination hall. They should keep their valuables (e.g. wallets, parking tickets, etc) with them during the examination. Do not leave any valuable items in unattended bags. The University or its representative will not be held liable for any loss or damage to the items.
    • There should be no communication among candidates in the examination hall. Candidates should indicate to the invigilator if they have any questions.
    • Mobile phones must be turned off during the examination.
    • No candidate is allowed to leave the examination hall during the last 15 minutes of the examination. At the end of the examination, candidates must remain seated until all the examination script and answer sheets are collected. There should be no communication among candidates when the answer scripts are being collected.
    • Smoking is prohibited in or outside the examination hall.

 

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UEE Syllabus and Sample Papers

 

English

The UEE English paper is set based on language proficiency equivalent to students who are taking the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level English examination. Students are strongly advised to be familiar with the use of the academic conventions of in-text citations when writing the essay and to avoid plagiarism.

The English paper contains a short reading passage. Candidates will need to read the passage and respond to the essay prompt. They will be required to write an essay that expresses their opinion and will require them to use information from the passages to support their ideas and reasons. Candidates will need to bring ballpoint pens for the examination.

Click for sample paper: English


Mathematics

The UEE Mathematics paper consists of two sections, Sections A and B.
Candidates taking Mathematics of 'AO' Level equivalent are required to answer all questions in Section A and no more than five questions in Section B.

Candidates taking the Mathematics of 'A' Level equivalent are required to answer all questions in Section A and no more than four questions in Section B.  Please note that no more than three questions can be answered from any single option in Section B. There are 3 options available in Section B – Pure Mathematics, Particle Mechanics, and Probability and Statistics.

Download the Mathematics syllabus here.

Click for sample papers:  Mathematics (A Level)     Mathematics (AO Level)


Biology

The UEE Biology paper consists of a total of 60 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are required to answer all questions.

Download the Biology syllabus here.

Click for sample papers:   Biology (Sample Paper1)    Biology (Sample Paper 2)


Chemistry

The UEE Chemistry paper has two sections. Candidates are required to answer all questions in Section A and any three questions in Section B.

Download the Chemistry syllabus here.

Click for sample papers:   Chemistry (Sample Paper 1)   Chemistry (Sample Paper 2)


Humanities

The UEE Humanities paper comprises three sections.  They are Economics, Geography and History. Candidates must answer a total of five questions from any of the three sections. Those intending to offer Economics or Computing must answer at least three questions from the Economics section.

Download the Humanities syllabus here.

Click for sample papers:   Humanities (Sample Paper 1)    Humanities (Sample Paper 2)


Physics

The UEE Physics paper has a total of 50 multiple-choice questions . Candidates are required to answer all questions.

Download the Physics syllabus here.

Click for sample papers:   Physics (Sample Paper 1)    Physics (Sample Paper 2)

 

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UEE Paper Requirements

Choosing UEE papers for your course

 Course

 Mathematics Requirements

 Elective Paper

 Architecture

 'A' Level equivalent

 Chemistry or Physics

 Arts and Social Sciences

 'AO' Level equivalent (this level is meant for candidates who have also applied for undergraduate courses which do not require ‘A’ Level Mathematics)

 'A' Level equivalent (this level is meant for candidates who have also applied for  undergraduate courses which require ‘A’ Level Mathematics)

 Humanities1

 Biomedical Engineering

 'A' Level equivalent

 Biology and Physics

 Business Administration or
 Business Administration (Accountancy)

 'A' Level equivalent

 Any one of the following:

  •  Biology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Humanities
  •  Physics

 Business Analytics
(Offered by School of Computing)

 'A' Level equivalent

 Any one of the following:

  •  Biology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Humanities
  •  Physics

 Chemical Engineering

 'A' Level equivalent

 Chemistry and Physics

 Civil Engineering

 'A' Level equivalent

 Physics

 Computer Engineering
(Jointly offered by Faculty of Engineering and School of computing)

 'A' Level equivalent

 Physics

 Computer Science courses

 'A' Level equivalent

 Any one of the following:

  •  Biology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Humanities2
  •  Physics

 Data Science and Analytics

 'A' Level equivalent

 Any one of the following:

  •  Biology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Physics

 Dentistry

 'A' Level equivalent

 Chemistry and either Biology or Physics

 Electrical Engineering

 'A' Level equivalent

 Physics

 Engineering Science

 'A' Level equivalent

 Physics

 Environmental Engineering

 'A' Level equivalent

 Chemistry and Physics

 Environmental Studies

 'A' Level equivalent

 Biology or Chemistry

 Industrial Design

 'A' Level equivalent

 Chemistry or Physics

 Industrial & Systems Engineering

 'A' Level equivalent

 Physics

 Information Security

 'A' Level equivalent

 Any one of the following:

  •  Biology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Humanities2
  •  Physics

 Information Systems

 'A' Level equivalent

 Any one of the following:

  •  Biology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Humanities2
  •  Physics

 Law

 'A' Level equivalent

 Any one of the following:

  •  Biology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Humanities
  •  Physics

 Materials Science & Engineering

 'A' Level equivalent

 Physics

 Mechanical Engineering

 'A' Level equivalent

 Physics

 Medicine

 'A' Level equivalent

 Chemistry and either Physics or Biology

 Nursing

 'A' Level equivalent

 At least one of the following:

  •  Biology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Physics

 Pharmacy

 'A' Level equivalent

  Chemistry and either Biology or Physics

 Project and Facilities Management

 'A' Level equivalent

 Chemistry or Physics

 Real Estate

 'A' Level equivalent

 Chemistry or Physics

 Science

 'A' Level equivalent

 At least one of the following:

  •  Biology
  •  Chemistry
  •  Physics

(Depending on the subject the candidate wishes to take in the course.)

1Candidates intending to read Economics must answer at least 3 questions from the Economics section of the Humanities paper
2 Humanities is not a compulsory elective paper for Computing applicants. Candidates, who intend to read Computing and choose to take the Humanities paper, must answer at least 3 questions from the Economics section of the Humanities paper.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Q1.    Can I ask a friend or relative in Singapore to make payment on my behalf for the University Entrance Examination?

Ans.    Yes, you may do so.  Please ensure that whoever represents you has a copy of payment receipt form downloaded from the web and that he/she is able to furnish your name, address and application number when completing the form.


Q2.    Can I answer more than the required number of questions at the exam?  Will the examiner select the best marks if I do so?

Ans.    You should not answer more questions than required. You should follow the instructions given to you and only answer the required number of questions.   Please note that extra questions attempted will not be marked.   At the end of each examination, please remember to write the question number clearly on the cover page of your answer script.   Failing to furnish the question number will render your answers not being marked by the examiner.


Q3.    I have applied for the Arts and Social Sciences course but worry that I will not perform well for the Humanities paper at the University Entrance Examination as I have not studied the subjects in English. What should I do?

Ans.    Candidates interested to pursue a course in Arts and Social Sciences must take the Humanities paper.   The syllabus and sample papers are available and can be downloaded from the UEE website to assist you in the preparation for the UEE.


Q4.    I have been invited to take the University Entrance Exam.  Besides the compulsory papers, English and Mathematics, what other papers must I take?
 
Ans.    In addition to the compulsory papers which are English and Mathematics, candidates must select at least one other elective paper or up a maximum of three elective papers. The elective paper(s) to take will depend on the courses the candidate has applied for. The candidate must select elective papers that meet the subject prerequisites for the courses.
 

Q5.    When will I know my University Entrance Examination results?

Ans.    UEE results will not be released to candidates. The University will select candidates for admission based on their performance at the UEE.



Q6.    How are my results at the University Entrance Examination assessed for admission?  Do you look at the overall performance or the marks for the individual subjects?
Ans.    Both the candidate's overall UEE performance as well as individual subject marks will be taken into consideration for admission.


Q7.    I have been invited to take the University Entrance Examination.  I have taken the TOEFL / IELTS.   Do I still have to take the UEE English paper?


Ans.    Yes, you are required to take the English paper as English is a compulsory paper in the UEE.

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