New students who wish to apply for a place in one of the six Halls
during Freshman Accommodation Exercise will be selected based on their pre-University Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) and availability.
New students who wish to apply for a place in the Residences during Freshman Hostel Accommodation Exercise will be randomly selected and allocated based on availability.
New students who wish to apply for a place in one of the Colleges should first apply for admission to one of the following programmes:
- Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) Programme, housed in RVRC
- University Scholars Programme, housed in Cinnamon College
- University Town College Programme, housed in College of Alice & Peter Tan (CAPT), Residential College 4 (RC4), and Tembusu College
Please note that you will not be able to apply or be admitted to RVRC Programme, UTCP, and USP at the same time.
For more information on the application windows and application process, please visit the following websites: RVRC, USP, & UTCP.
For semester 2 hostel application exercise, unless stated otherwise, the default selection criteria are based on random selection and availability.
Allocation will be based on availability and the prevailing selection criteria.
Students who obtained their Singapore PR status during their studies in the University will be assisted for their 1st year of studies subject to availability of accommodation and declaration during application. From year 2 onwards, allocation will be processed as a Singaporean applicant.
International students are assured accommodation in year 1 and 2 of their studies in NUS subject to the submission of a hostel application (inclusive of the LOA period). This assurance is only valid for semester 1 applications submitted within the stipulated exercise periods.
New international students (excluding Singapore Permanent Resident) not selected by the Halls or Colleges will be randomly selected and allocated based on availability.