Graduation

Undergraduate Students
If you are an undergraduate student in a modular faculty who expects to graduate at the end of a particular semester, you must ‘Apply for Graduation’ (AFG) via myEduRec at the start of that semester during the stipulated period.

If you do not do so, and have not obtained approval to continue with your undergraduate degree programme, your home faculty will complete the AFG process on your behalf.

Graduate Students
For Graduate (Coursework) students, your Faculty/School/Institute will apply for graduation for you when you are completing the course requirements in a particular semester. Should you have any questions on your graduation status, please contact your programme/subject advisor at the Faculty/School/Institute directly.

For Graduate (Research) students, Registrar’s Office will apply for graduation for you once you submit your final approved thesis electronically. Please email gdhelp@nus.edu.sg should you have any questions regarding your graduation status.

Degrees are conferred by the Chancellor throughout the year. You will be conferred when you have completed all necessary requirements pertaining to your respective degree(s). You are considered as graduated only after you have been conferred your degree(s).

The table below shows the conferment dates for the different categories of degrees.

Category Date(s) on which degrees are conferred
1 Graduate Coursework and Graduate Research degrees, and Master of Medicine degree At the end of every month, as and when students complete all necessary requirements.

Some coursework programmes may have specific/fixed conferment dates. Please check with your respective programme administrators.

2 Undergraduate degrees (excluding MBBS and BDS degrees) 31 January (end of Semester 1); or

30 June (end of Semester 2); or

31 August (end of Special Term 2)
3 Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (BDS) 30 June; or

31 January (supplementary pass only)
4 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS) 30 April; or

31 January (supplementary pass only)

The conferment date will be stated in your Conferment Letter, Degree Scroll and Official Academic Transcript.

Upon completing all the requirements of your degree, you will receive an official Conferment Letter from the Registrar. This letter will be electronically sent to your NUS lifelong email account within 3 working days of the conferment date. No hardcopy of the degree conferment letter will be issued.

You may use this conferment letter to show that you have completed your degree requirements, especially in the period before receiving your degree scroll.

  1. Electronic Degree Scroll and Transcript

    NUS is now issuing electronic (e-) degree scrolls and transcripts to our students through the secured OpenCerts platform based on blockchain technology, as part of the Government's Smart Nation initiative.

    These e-documents will facilitate mobility as graduates may share them with potential employers, universities or other parties, who may access and validate them at their own time and convenience.

    Your e-degree scroll and e-transcript will be sent to your NUS lifelong email account latest by end July 2020.

  2. Collection of Degree Scroll and Transcript
    Hard copy degree scrolls and transcripts are usually distributed during the ceremonies. You may self-collect or authorize a proxy to collect the degree scroll(s) and transcript(s) on behalf at Registrar’s Office, or request for the scroll(s) and transcript(s) be mailed to you at a fee according to the relevant degree scroll collection periods.

    Your degree scroll will be withheld if there is a “Hold” on your record. You can log into myEduRec to check for any “Hold(s)” and contact the relevant office to work out the necessary rectification.

    Please refer to the Degree Scrolls website for more information (e.g. collection periods and how to collect). Alternatively, please refer to the following:

    • For All Graduated Students except Class of 2020

      Please click here if your degree(s) was NOT conferred from 31 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

    • For the Class of 2020 only

      Please click here if your degree(s) was conferred from 31 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 only.

    If you need additional copies of the academic transcript, please refer to the Transcripts website for more details.

  3. Student Card
    As your candidature with the University has expired, please destroy the card (by cutting it into pieces) and discard it. Alternatively, you may return it to the Student Service Centre at Yusof Ishak House after July 2020 (please contact the Student Services Centre for more details).

  4. Email & NUSNET Account
    Your student email account (userid@u.nus.edu) will be lifelong upon your graduation. Your NUSNET ID which enables access to various systems, including the myEduRec, online storage (e.g. OneDrive), IM (e.g. Lync) will be terminated 30 days after your conferment date. Please back up the files which you have retained in your OneDrive, if applicable, as soon as possible. If you have any difficulties with accesses, please contact itcare@nus.edu.sg.

    For students with credit balances in their student accounts, please ensure that you have updated your Credit Bank Account details in myEduRec so that a refund can be made to you in due course. Should you face any difficulty with the updating, please send an email to ofnbox3@nus.edu.sg along with your student ID.

  5. Surrender of Student’s Pass and Spouse/Child Social Visit Pass to Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
    International students holding a Student’s Pass must cancel their Student’s Pass within 7 days of being conferred. Please refer to the ICA website for information on how to surrender the Student’s Pass either in person*, or at the checkpoint when leaving Singapore.

    *Note:
    • Over-the-counter services will be restricted at the ICA Building during the circuit breaker period.
    • To surrender the Student’s Pass in person at ICA Building, students need to click here to submit a request for urgent services at ICA Building. Only those who receive an approval appointment letter will be granted entry into the ICA Building.
    • Students who are unable to access the ICA premises can write in to UG/GD Help enquiry box for assistance.

    Due to limited counter services at ICA Building in lieu of the COVID-19 situation, NUS will assist students with the e-cancellation of their Student’s Pass. If you wish to cancel your Student’s Pass and continue to stay in Singapore/apply for Long Term Visit Pass, please complete the Request for Cancellation of Student’s Pass form and email to regbox2@nus.edu.sg.

    Graduating students who intend to look for a job in Singapore may apply for a Long Term Visit Pass which is valid for one year and is non-renewable. They are advised to apply online once they have completed all graduation requirements (i.e. upon release of examination results), to factor in the expected delay in processing time.

    Graduating international students are reminded that they need to be on a valid pass to remain in Singapore at all times.

    Please see here for more details.

 
  1. Commencement

    Commencement 2020 has been postponed to 12 to 20 January 2021. Students with degree conferment dates that fall between 31 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, both dates inclusive, are cordially invited to attend the Commencement 2020 ceremonies.

    Please refer to the email sent to the Class of 2020 on 6 June 2020 or visit the Commencement website for more details. For enquiries on Commencement matters, please send an email to commencement@nus.edu.sg.

  2. Graduation Employment Survey
    Graduating students will be sent a link to the annual Graduate Employment Survey 6 – 12 months after conferment. Please refer to the Ministry of Education’s website for more information. We greatly appreciate your participation as your response provides feedback on NUS' policies, programmes, and employment prospects of our graduates.

  3. On-going Support for your Career Aspirations
    Achieving your career ambitions requires a lifelong journey of personal growth, continued learning, job transitioning and accruing of responsibilities. The Centre for Future-ready Graduates (CFG) is here to support you. Download the CFG Career Services for Alumni guide to start accessing our job portal and professional services.

  4. Staying Connected with NUS
    The NUS Office of Alumni Relations serves as a link between our alumni and the University. As an alumnus, you will be receiving the following benefits:

    • Invitations to alumni events
      Receive invitations to homecomings, concerts, talks, movie screenings and more. These are opportunities to network with and meet other alumni who share common interests.
      P.S. Save the date for NUS Day of Service, an annual event on every first Saturday of September and give back to our community!
    • Receive quarterly e-magazines
      Receive The AlumNUS magazine EDMs and communications to update you on key developments in the University.
    • AlumNUS privilege card
      Download the NUS Virtual Card application and login with your lifelong email to access your personalized AlumNUS e-card. With your e-identity, enjoy a wide range of privileges exclusively for alumnus of NUS such as complimentary access to all NUS Libraries and a host of benefits and discounts on campus and island wide through over 100 participating merchants.
    • Usage of the Shaw Foundation Alumni House (SFAH)
      Situated on 11 Kent Ridge Drive, SFAH is alumni’s home on campus. Enjoy our cosy F&B outlets and complimentary use of facilities including meeting rooms and workstations.

    Please follow us on our new Instagram account. For enquiries, you can email oarconnect@nus.edu.sg.

  5. Library Membership
    The library membership of students who have completed their studies and graduated ceases with the release of examination results. However, you can apply for an external library membership as an alumnus. Please check the details at the Library website.

  6. Tertiary Student EZ-link Card
    If you hold the Tertiary Student EZ-link Card, you will not be eligible for concessionary travel upon the conferment of your degree. Please refer to the Transit Link website for more information.

  7. Fulfillment of MOE Tuition Grant / Service Obligation Scheme
    Graduating students who are Singapore Permanent Residents or international students and have received the MOE Tuition Grant or have taken up the MOE Service Obligation Scheme will be contractually obliged to work for Singapore-based companies for 3 years upon graduation. Information on fulfillment of the tuition grant bond is available at the Ministry of Education Tuition Grant website. You are encouraged to stay in Singapore to seek employment with a valid pass issued by ICA and update your latest contact details at MOE TGonline.

Commencement is a University-wide event held annually in the month of July. Commencement each year is meant for students who have completed their studies, and been conferred their degrees between 1 July of the preceding calendar year and 30 June of the current calendar year, both dates inclusive.

You will be issued your degree scroll(s) and complimentary official academic transcript(s) during your commencement ceremony.

Please refer to the Commencement webpage for more details from March onwards.