FAQs for DDP, CDP and DM

A. Double Degree Programmes (DDPs)
  1. What are the specially-designed double degree programmes (DDPs) offered for direct admission to the first year at NUS?
  2. Who is the course for?
  3. When can I be admitted to a DDP?
  4. How does one apply for a DDP at the point of admission to NUS?
  5. What are the criteria for admission to a DDP?
  6. Can I change my mind about accepting a DDP after being made an offer?
  7. Which Faculty/School do I belong to once I enter a DDP?
  8. What happens if I am not selected for direct admission to a DDP?
  9. What are the qualifications I will receive at the end of the programme?
  10. How many degree scrolls will I receive on completion of the DDP?
  11. How long will it take to complete the course?
  12. What tuition fees will be charged to students doing DDPs? Is there any difference in the tuition fee structure compared with the single degree programmes?
  13. What if I do badly or don't like the course?
  14. What do I need to know about putting together my own double degree combination?
  15. Can you provide some scenarios whereby I would have to withdraw from a DDP as a result of not meeting the continuation requirement?
B. Concurrent Degree Programmes (CDPs)
  1. What is a Concurrent Degree programme (CDP)?
  2. When can I be admitted to a CDP and what are the criteria for admission?
  3. How does one apply for direct admission to CDP in the first year?
  4. What are the criteria for direct admission to a CDP in the first year?
  5. Can I change my mind about accepting a CDP after being made an offer?
  6. Which Faculty/School do I belong to once I enter a CDP?
  7. What happens if I am not selected for direct admission to CDP in the first year?
  8. What are the qualifications I will receive at the end of the programme?
  9. How many degree scrolls will I receive on completion of the CDP?
  10. How long will it take to complete the course?
  11. What tuition fees will be charged to students doing CDPs? Is there any difference in the tuition fee structure compared with the single degree programmes?
  12. What if I do badly or don't like the course?
C. Double Major Programmes (DMP)
  1. What is a double major programme (DMP)?
  2. Who is the course for?
  3. When can I be admitted to a DMP?
  4. How does one apply for a DMP at the point of admission to NUS?
  5. What are the criteria for admission to a DMP?
  6. Can I change my mind about accepting a DMP after being made an offer?
  7. Which Faculty/School do I belong to once I enter a DMP?
  8. What happens if I am not selected for direct admission to a DMP?
  9. How many modules do I have to take for my second major?
  10. Can my second major be taken from another Faculty/School?
  11. How many degree scrolls will I receive, and what are the qualifications I will receive if I have read a DM successfully?
  12. Can I get an honours degree for my second major?
  13. How long will it take to complete the course?
  14. What tuition fees will be charged to students doing DMPs? Is there any difference in the tuition fee structure compared with the single degree programmes?
  15. What if I do badly in, or don't like the second major?
  16. Can I exercise the S/U option on the modules in my second major?

A. Double Degree Programmes (DDPs)

1. What are the specially-designed double degree programmes (DDPs) offered for direct admission to the first year at NUS?

NUS offers the following DDPs for direct admission, namely:

  1. Business Administration/Law
  2. Business Administration/Engineering {any discipline except Engineering Science}
  3. Economics/Engineering {any discipline except Engineering Science}
  4. Economics/Law
  5. Law/Life Sciences
  6. Business Administration/Communications & New Media
  7. Computer Science/Mathematics or Applied Mathematics
  8. Business Administration/Computer Science or Information Systems
  9. Business Administration/Economics

The following DDPs are only available for non-direct admission (i.e. opened to those who completed 1st level of study)

  1. Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering)/Physics
  2. Business Administration (Accountancy)/Law
  3. Business Administration (Accountancy)/Engineering {any discipline except Engineering Science}
  4. Business Administration (Accountancy) /Communications & New Media
  5. Business Administration (Accountancy)/Computer Science or Information Systems
  6. Business Administration (Accountancy) /Economics

Students who are interested to pursue their own double degree combinations may also be able to do so. However, they must have obtained a minimum CAP of 4.00 or 3.75 depending on their admission year after completing between 60 to 80 MCs. Please refer to FAQ question 14 below for more information.

2. Who is the course for?

The specially designed DDPs which allow for direct admission in the first year are aimed at outstanding students who have the capability and desire to explore more than one course of study. DDPs are exacting courses of study and are thus meant for highly motivated and outstanding students.

Students on DDPs would acquire additional sets of skills and are well-placed for multiple career options upon graduation.

3. When can I be admitted to a DDP?

You can be admitted at the point of admission to NUS, or just after completion of between 60 MCs to 80 MCs, that is, just after the third semester or fourth semester of study at NUS.

4. How does one apply for a DDP at the point of admission to NUS?

In the application form, you will be given 8 choices to rank your preference for a home course – these will all be single degree courses. After that, you will be asked to indicate whether you are interested in DDPs. If you are, then you will need to rank your preference for the DDPs.

Please note that the DDPs will be listed together with the CDPs as the second set of courses. You will be given 8 choices to rank your preference from among the DDPs and CDPs.

5. What are the criteria for admission to a DDP?

Selection for admission to a DDP is based on academic merit and competition among applicants for a limited number of places. To be eligible for admission into a DDP, students must meet the admission criteria of both Faculties, that is:

  1. excellent grades in all the subjects and the General Paper at the A level;
  2. meet the mother tongue (MT) requirement for admission to the university; and
  3. meet the subject pre-requisites, if any, of both Faculties.

Some Faculties/Schools may require their applicants to meet additional criteria such as interviews. For these Faculties/Schools, shortlisted applicants will receive a notification around mid-April to attend the interview.

6. Can I change my mind about accepting a DDP after being made an offer?

Yes. When you are made an offer for a DDP, you will also be offered admission into a home course. At this juncture, you can still indicate whether you wish to accept a place in the DDP or in the single degree course.

7. Which Faculty/School do I belong to once I enter a DDP?

When you receive an offer from NUS, you will be informed of the home course you are admitted to. You will belong to the Faculty/School offering the home course.

Should you decide to drop out of the DDP or if you fail to fulfill the continuation requirement (see Question 13 of FAQs), then you will have to return to your home course.

8. What happens if I am not selected for direct admission to a DDP?

If you are not selected for direct admission to a DDP, you will be considered for single degree programmes based on the choices you have indicated in your application. This is provided you meet the cut-offs and subject pre-requisites of your choices.

Further, you can still apply for a DDP just after completion of between 60 MCs to 80 MCs, that is, just after the third semester or fourth semester at NUS if you have done well. You must apply to both Faculties and obtain the written approval of both Faculties. Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

9. What are the qualifications I will receive at the end of the programme?

Students who complete the course successfully will be awarded two degrees, namely:

  1. Business Administration/Law:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws
    • Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy)(Hons) and Bachelor of Laws
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) and Bachelor of Laws
  2. Engineering/Business Administration:
    • Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy)
    • Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) or Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons)
  3. Engineering/Economics:
    • Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Economics
    • Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  4. Economics/Law:

    • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Economics and Bachelor of Laws
  5. Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering)/Physics:
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physics
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering) and Bachelor of Science in Physics
  6. Law/Life Sciences:
    • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Life Sciences
  7. Business Administration/Communications & New Media:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) and Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Communications & New Media
    • Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Communications & New Media
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy (Hons) and Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Communications & New Media
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy and Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Communications & New Media
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts in Communications & New Media
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts in Communications & New Media
  8. Computer Science/Mathematics or Applied Mathematics
    • Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) (Hons) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematics or Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Mathematics
    • Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) (Hons) and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  9. Business Administration or Business Administration (Accountancy)/Computer Scinece or Information Systems:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) and Bachelor of Computing (Hons) in Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computing (Hons) in Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy (Hons) and Bachelor of Computing (Hons) in Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy and Bachelor of Computing (Hons) in Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) and Bachelor of Computing (Hons) in Information Systems
    • Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computing (Hons) in Information Systems
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy (Hons) and Bachelor of Computing (Hons) in Information Systems
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy and Bachelor of Computing (Hons) in Information Systems
  10. Business Administration/Economics:
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Economics
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy (Hons) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Economics
    • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Economics and Business Administration in Accountancy

10. How many degree scrolls will I receive on completion of the DDP?

On completion of the DDP you will receive two degree scrolls, one for each degree.

11. How long will it take to complete the course?

Normally a DDP will take five years to complete. The length of time each individual student takes to complete the DDP, however, will depend on the way he/she plans the course. The maximum period of candidature for a double degree is six years.

12. What tuition fees will be charged to students doing DDPs? Is there any difference in the tuition fee structure compared with the single degree programmes?

AY2006/07 cohort and before:

For the AY2006/07 cohort, students in a DDP will pay the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the home course (see Question 7 of FAQs) for all five years of study.

The prevailing tuition fee refers to the subsidised fee amount after taking into consideration the Tuition Grant provided by the Ministry of Education. For more information on fees, please click here.

AY2007/08 cohort:

For the AY2007/08 cohort, students in a DDP will pay the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the home course (see Question 7 of FAQs) for the first four years of study. The prevailing tuition fee refers to the subsidised fee amount after taking into consideration the Tuition Grant provided by the Ministry of Education. For more information on fees, please click here.

For the fifth year of study, in view of limited or no Tuition Grant from the Ministry of Education, the home course fees payable are pegged as follows:

  • DDPs where one of the degrees is in Engineering or Computing (except for any DDPs involving Law) : two times the prevailing fee
  • All other DDPs (including all DDPs involving Law) : four times the prevailing fee

However, in view of the financial implications for students, NUS will offer scholarships to all DDP students (no application needed) to help offset part of the tuition fee payable in the fifth year. In other words,

  • For DDPs where one of the degrees is in Engineering or Computing, students will only need to pay the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the home course (except for any DDPs involving Law);
  • For all other DDPs, students will pay two times the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the home course (including all DDPs involving Law).

AY2008/09 cohort and AY2009/10 cohorts:

For the AY2008/09 cohort and after where differentiated cohort-based fees are implemented, students in a DDP will pay the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the home course (see Question 7 of FAQs) for the first four years of study. The prevailing tuition fee refers to the subsidised fee amount after taking into consideration the Tuition Grant provided by the Ministry of Education. For more information on fees, please click here.

For the fifth year of study, in view of limited or no Tuition Grant from the Ministry of Education, the fees payable are pegged as follows:

  • DDPs where one of the degrees is in Engineering or Computing (except for any DDPs involving Law) : two times the prevailing fee
  • All other DDPs (including all DDPs involving Law) : four times the prevailing fee

However, in view of the financial implications for students, NUS will offer scholarships to all DDP students (no application needed) to help offset part of the tuition fee payable in the fifth year. In other words,

  • For DDPs where one of the degrees is in Engineering or Computing, students will only need to pay the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the second degree* (except for any DDPs involving Law);
  • For all other DDPs, students will pay two times the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the second degree* (including all DDPs involving Law).

* Note: Following a clarification of MOE's funding policy subsequently, it was concluded that the fees in the fifth year should be pegged to the home course rather than the second degree. As such, depending on the DDP combination, students from the AY2008/09 and AY2009/10 cohorts will either pay a lower or higher fee. However, to ensure that no student is worse off as a result of implementing MOE's directive mid-stream, transitional arrangements have been made such that the fees for the fifth year will be charged at the lower of the home course or second degree fees.

AY2010/11 cohort and after:

For the AY2010/11 cohort and after, students in a DDP will pay the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the home course (see Question 7 of FAQs) for the first four years of study. The prevailing tuition fee refers to the subsidised fee amount after taking into consideration the Tuition Grant provided by the Ministry of Education. For more information on fees, please click here.

For the fifth year of study, in view of limited or no Tuition Grant from the Ministry of Education, the fees payable are pegged to the home course as follows:

  • DDPs where one of the degrees is in Engineering or Computing (except for any DDPs involving Law): two times the prevailing fee
  • All other DDPs (including all DDPs involving Law): four times the prevailing fee or the Total Tuition Fee, whichever is lower.

However, in view of the financial implications for students, NUS will offer scholarships to all DDP students (no application needed) to help offset part of the tuition fee payable in the fifth year. In other words,

  • For DDPs where one of the degrees is in Engineering or Computing, students will only need to pay the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the home course (except for any DDPs involving Law);
  • For all other DDPs, students will pay two times the prevailing tuition fee of the Faculty/School offering the home course (including all DDPs involving Law).

13. What if I do badly or don't like the course?

Students can choose to leave the programme, or can be asked to leave the programme if they fail to meet continuation requirements.

  1. For candidates admitted to NUS before AY2011/12*: if your CAP falls below 4.00 for the home course for two consecutive semesters, you will be required to leave the DDP by withdrawing from the second degree programme. (Students admitted to NUS in AY2010-11 and earlier who are admitted into DDPs after their first year, or who self-design their DDPs will follow this continuation requirement).
  2. For candidates admitted to NUS from AY2011/12* onwards: if your CAP falls below 4.00 for the home course, or below 3.50 for the second degree, or both, for two consecutive semesters, you will be required to leave the DDP. However, this DDP continuation rule is not applicable in the final graduating semester.
  3. For students admitted from AY2014/15 onwards: A student who does not maintain a CAP of 3.75 in modules contributing to the original degree; and a CAP of 3.25 for the second degree for any two consecutive semesters will be required to withdraw from the DDP by withdrawing from the second degree programme. A warning will be issued if the CAP falls below 3.75 for the original degree in a semester, or below 3.25 for the second degree, or both. However, this DDP continuation rule is not applicable once a student's total cumulative modular credits exceeds 160MCs.

Specific DDPs (e.g. with Law) may stipulate other continuation requirements. Please refer to the specific DDP websites for details.

For students leaving the programme, your academic advisor will advise you on the modules you need to complete the degree requirements of your home course. Upon withdrawal, all the modules taken to fulfil the requirements of the second degree will be reflected in the transcript and included in the computation of the CAP for the single degree.

*Refers to cohort academic year.

14. What do I need to know about putting together my own double degree combination?

Students interested to pursue their own double degree combinations must have obtained a minimum CAP of 4.00 or 3.75 depending on their admission year after completing between 60 to 80 MCs (excluding MCs earned from student exchange programmes or advanced placement credits). Written approval to embark on the DDP must be obtained from the relevant Faculties. Students are advised to seek proper advice from their academic counsellors in planning their modules as early as possible in their candidature.

  1. For candidates admitted to NUS before AY2011/12*: if your CAP falls below 4.00 for the home course for two consecutive semesters, you will be required to leave the DDP by withdrawing from the second degree programme. (Students admitted to NUS in AY2010/11 and earlier who are admitted into DDPs after their first year, or who self-design their DDPs will follow this continuation requirement).
  2. For candidates admitted to NUS from AY2011/12* onwards: if your CAP falls below 4.00 for the home course, or below 3.50 for the second degree, or both, for two consecutive semesters, you will be required to leave the DDP by withdrawing from the second degree programme. However, this DDP continuation rule is not applicable in the final graduating semester.
  3. For candidates admitted to NUS from AY2014/15 onwards: if your CAP falls below 3.75 for the home course, or below 3.25 for the second degree, or both, for two consecutive semesters, you will be required to leave the DDP. However, this DDP continuation rule is not applicable once a student's total cumulative modular credits exceeds 160MCs.

S/he will continue with the first degree (i.e., originally offered degree) programme. Upon withdrawal, all the modules which the student has taken to fulfil the requirements of the second degree will be reflected in the transcript and included in the computation of the CAP for the single degree.

* Refers to cohort academic year.

More details on the Double Degree Programme framework and guidelines can be found here.

15. Can you provide some scenarios whereby I would have to withdraw from a DDP as a result of not meeting the continuation requirement?

Please see below for a table of such scenarios. These (non-exhaustive) scenarios apply to candidates admitted to NUS from AY2014/15 onwards.

Situation Consecutive Semesters Home Degree 2nd Degree Consequence
Situation 1 First Semester* Below 3.75 3.25 and above Warning
Next Semester 3.75 and above Below 3.25 Withdraw DDP
Situation 2 First Semester* 3.75 and above Below 3.25 Warning
Next Semester Below 3.75 3.25 and above Withdraw DDP
Situation 3 First Semester* 3.75 and above Below 3.25 Warning
Next Semester 3.75 and above Below 3.25 Withdraw DDP
Situation 4 First Semester* Below 3.75 3.25 and above Warning
Next Semester Below 3.75 3.25 and above Withdraw DDP
Situation 5 First Semester* Below 3.75 Below 3.25 Warning
Next Semester Below 3.75 Below 3.25 Withdraw DDP

*This semester refers to the semester following the student’s first active semester during which the S/U options of the grade free scheme are exercised.

B. Concurrent Degree Programmes (CDPs)

1. What is a Concurrent Degree programme (CDP)?

CDPs involve a combination of a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from the same Faculty/School or from two different Faculties/Schools and allow a student to pursue a Bachelor's and a Master's degree concurrently. The programme structure allows some of the requirements for the Bachelor's degree to be double counted towards the Master's degree or recognising Masters modules towards Bachelor requirements so that a student could graduate in four and a half to five years with both degrees, something which would normally take between five and a half and six years if pursued separately.

Students on CDPs would acquire additional sets of skills and are well-placed for multiple career options upon graduation.

The following CDPs are currently being offered –

2. When can I be admitted to a CDP and what are the criteria for admission?

For the following CDPs, students will be admitted after a period of study:

 A student must have:

  1. informed his/her original Faculty/School by writing to the Vice-Dean (Undergraduate Matters) before applying to the programme
  2. completed at least 80 modular credits (MCs) for his/her undergraduate programme with his/her original Faculty/School; at least 40 of those completed MCs must be from modules in his/her undergraduate major(s)
  3. an overall CAP of at least 4.00
  4. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is recommended but not mandatory
  5. performed well in an interview

If a student is enrolled in the University Scholars programme (USP), he/she must have completed at least 4 modules that can count towards the existing 6-module Minor in Business (to be renamed Minor in Management) programme with an average grade point for those completed modules of at least 4.00

Preliminary Acceptance: At end of Year 2 of study, students interested in applying for this programme must achieve the following:

  • Pursuing an honours degree in BEng, BSc, BBA or BComp
  • Minimum CAP of 4.00
  • Completed at least three of the five prescribed Mathematics modules and have obtained at least an average of A- in these modules

Final Acceptance: At end of Year 4 of study, students must have obtained the following:

  • Complete BEng, BSc, BBA or BComp with 2nd Upper Honours
  • Completed 5 prescribed Mathematics modules with average of B+
  • Obtained a high GRE score (Verbal: 450, Quantitative: 750 and Analytical Writing: 4.0)

Initial Round of Admission: The first round of admission targets Life Sciences students from the matriculation cohort of AY2010/11 at the end of their Year 1. For subsequent rounds of admission, LS students at the end of their Year 1 will be considered for the programme.

The selection criteria are as follows:

  • Academic achievements;
  • Interest profile in biophysical sciences;
  • An interview to assess student's potential and suitability for the programme; and
  • Other criteria to be determined by the Joint Programme Committee

Interim arrangements will be made to admit suitable and interested current NUS students from matriculation cohorts of AY2009/2010 and earlier. These students may require longer than the typical 4 years to complete the programme. These students can proceed to KCL to read the M.Res. upon completion of the BSc (Hons) degree component.

3. How does one apply for direct admission to CDP in the first year?

In the application form for admission to NUS, you will be given 8 choices to rank your preference for a home course – these will all be single degree courses. This will be the first set of courses that you will have to choose from.

After that, you will be asked to indicate whether you are interested in the CDPs. If you are, then you will need to rank your preference for the CDPs.

Please note that the CDPs, will be listed together with the DDPs as the second set of courses. You will be given 8 choices to rank your preference from among the DDPs and CDPs.

4. What are the criteria for direct admission to a CDP in the first year?

Selection for admission to a CDP is based on academic merit and competition among applicants for a limited number of places. To be eligible for admission into a CDP, students must meet the admission criteria of the relevant Faculties/Schools, that is:

  1. excellent grades in all the subjects and the General Paper at the A level;
  2. meet the mother tongue (MT) requirement for admission to the university; and
  3. meet the subject pre-requisites, if any, of the relevant Faculties/Schools.

Applicants may also need to meet additional criteria such as attending interviews that are required by the Faculty/School. Shortlisted applicants to these Faculties/Schools will receive a notification around mid-April to attend the interview.

5. Can I change my mind about accepting a CDP after being made an offer?

Yes. When you are made an offer for a CDP, you will also be offered admission into a home course. At this juncture, you can still indicate whether you wish to accept a place in the CDP or in the single degree course.

6. Which Faculty/School do I belong to once I enter a CDP?

You will belong to the Faculty/School in which you are reading for the undergraduate degree.

Should you decide to drop out of the CDP or if you fail to fulfill the continuation requirement (see Question 12 of FAQs), then you will have to return to your home course.

7. What happens if I am not selected for direct admission to CDP in the first year?

If you are not selected for direct admission to a CDP, you will be considered for single degree programmes based on the choices you have indicated in your application. This is provided you meet the cut-offs and subject pre-requisites of your choices.

Further, you can still apply for a CDP at a later stage (see Questions 2 & 3 of FAQs) if you have done well. All the CDPs will consider applications from students who have done well at the appropriate stage of study in NUS.

9. How many degree scrolls will I receive on completion of the CDP?

On completion of the CDP you will receive two degree scrolls, one for each degree.

10. How long will it take to complete the course?

Since the CDP structure allows some requirements for the bachelor's degree to be double counted towards the master's degree, a student could obtain in a minimum of four and a half to five years a bachelor's as well as a master's degree that normally take between five and a half and six years to complete if pursued separately.

11. What tuition fees will be charged to students doing CDPs? Is there any difference in the tuition fee structure compared with the single degree programmes?

  1. For Concurrent Degree Programmes within NUS, students will pay the prevailing undergraduate tuition fees for the Bachelor's degree programme and pay the prevailing graduate tuition fees when they embark on the Master's degree programme.
  2. NUS-CMU Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media) and Master of Entertainment Technology Programme
    Students in the NUS-CMU Concurrent Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media) and Master of Entertainment Technology (MET) will pay the prevailing fees for the Bachelor's degree programme and pay the CMU tuition fees during the time that they are undertaking the modules in partial fulfillment of the MET in CMU.
    A limited number of full scholarships (from IDA Singapore) will support students through the entire five years of study.  The scholarship covers tuition fees and miscellaneous expenses at the School of Computing (SoC), NUS and the Entertainment Technology Centre (ETC), CMU. The application period for the scholarships starts from February and ends in April each year. Please click here for details.
  3. NUS-NYU Bachelor of Laws / Graduate Bachelor of Laws  (Honours) (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM) Programme
    Students in the NUS-NYU LLB and LLM programme are responsible for the payment of tuition fees charged by NUS for the LL.B. programme and the tuition and fees charged by NYU School of Law for the LL.M. programme. Admitted students are eligible for consideration for NYU's merit-based scholarships for the LL.M. portion of the programme.
  4. Bachelor of Science (Computational Biology) Honours from NUS and Scientiae Magister in Computer Science (Computational Biology) from Brown University
    Students will pay Brown tuition fees during the time they undertake instruction at Brown in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the concurrent degree. They will also provide their medical insurance coverage.
  5. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences from NUS and Master of Research (M.Res.) in Molecular Biophysics from Department of Biomedical Sciences, King's College London (KCL)
    NUS students enrolled for the M.Res. as part of this concurrent degree will pay UK home student fees.

12. What if I do badly or don't like the course?

Students can choose to leave the programme, or can be asked to leave the programme if they fail to meet continuation requirements.

  1. For the Concurrent BEng or BComp (Hons) and MSc (Mgt): If your CAP falls below 4.00 for the home course for two consecutive semesters, you will be required to leave the CDP. For students leaving the programme, your academic advisor will advise you on the modules you need to complete the degree requirements of your home course.

  2. For the Concurrent BBA (Hons)/BBA (Accountancy) (Hons) and MSc (Mgt): Students must maintain a CAP of at least 3.50 for modules counting towards the MSc(Mgt) degree and an overall CAP of at least 3.50. Students who fail to do so will be required to leave the CDP. For students leaving the programme, your academic advisor will advise you on the modules you need to complete the degree requirements of your home course.

  3. For the NUS-CMU Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media) and Master of Entertainment Technology: Students must maintain a CAP of 4.00 or above out of 5.00 and/or demonstrate strong creative talents, that is, strong performance in projects undertaken as part of the academic curriculum. These will be projects in specified courses as set out by SoC. Students who fail to meet the criteria will not be allowed to remain in the CDP, but may continue with their BComp studies at NUS.

  4. For Bachelor of Laws and Master in Public Policy:

    The following students will be asked to leave the CDP, even if all other requirements are met, if:

    • the student falls below the top 50% of students in modules counting toward the LLB for completed Law modules for 2 consecutive semesters; or
    • CAP falls below 3.00 for completed MPP modules for 2 consecutive semesters; or
    • CAP falls below 3.50 for completed MPP modules for 3 consecutive semesters; or
    • fail any particular MPP module twice; or
    • fail 3 or more MPP modules

    In addition, a student who, at the point of entry into the MPP component of the programme, does not stand within the top 55% of his cohort will be asked to leave the programme.

    Students who leave the CDP are permitted to work toward the LLB, while adhering to prevailing regulations. Modular credits completed in the CDP will be counted towards the fulfillment of the degree requirements for LLB, subject to the normal limits of the curriculum.

  5. For Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) or Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons) and Master in Public Policy:

    Students whose academic performance falls under any of the following categories shall be asked to leave the CDP, even if all other requirements are met:

    • CAP falls below 4.00 for completed BBA modules for 2 consecutive semesters; or
    • CAP falls below 3.00 for completed MPP modules for 2 consecutive semesters; or
    • CAP falls below 3.50 for completed MPP modules for 3 consecutive semesters; or
    • fail any particular MPP module twice; or
    • fail 3 or more MPP modules

  6. Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) and Masters in Social Sciences in Psychology
    • SJAP (based on both undergraduate and graduate PL modules) fall below 4.00 over two consecutive semesters.
  7. Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) and Master in Public Policy
    • CAP falls below 4.00 for completed FASS modules for 2 consecutive semesters; or
    • CAP falls below 3.00 for completed MPP modules for 2 consecutive semesters; or
    • CAP falls below 3.50 for completed MPP modules for 3 consecutive semesters; or
    • fail any particular MPP module twice; or
    • fail 3 or more MPP modules
  8. For the NUS-NYU Bachelor of Laws / Graduate Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM):

    Students' eligibility to continue in the LLM will be governed by NYU's regulations governing the LLM. Students who exit from the LLM will be entitled to have any credits successfully completed at NYU (to a maximum of 40 credits) transferred back to NUS towards the LLB on a pro rata basis. Subject to NUS's regulations concerning maximum candidature, they will be permitted to read their remaining credits, if any, toward the LLB at NUS.

    Students who leave the CDP are permitted to work towards BBA or BBA (Hons) (and for those in the USP, subject to approval, remaining with the USP), while adhering to prevailing regulations. Modular credits completed in the CDP will be counted towards the fulfillment of the degree requirements for BBA or BBA (Hons) (and the programme requirements of the USP, if applicable), subject to the normal limits of the curriculum.

  9. For the Bachelor of Science (Computational Biology) Honours from NUS and Scientiae Magister in Computer Science (Computational Biology) from Brown University:

    Students in this concurrent programme must maintain a CAP of 4.00 or above (out of 5.00) for their BSc requirements. A student whose CAP falls below 4.00 for two consecutive semesters in NUS will not be allowed to remain in the concurrent programme, but may continue with his BSc study at NUS.

  10. For the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences from NUS and Master of Research (MRes) in Molecular Biophysics from Department of Biomedical Sciences, King's College London (KCL) :

    Students in this concurrent programme must maintain a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 4.00 or above (out of 5.00) for their BSc (Hons) degree requirements while they are in NUS. A student whose CAP falls below 4.00 for two consecutive semesters in NUS will not be allowed to remain in this programme, but may go on to complete the BSc degree in Life Sciences at NUS.

    While the student is in KCL, he/she must meet the minimum continuation requirements as stipulated by KCL for the MRes degree. A student who does not meet the requirements will have to withdraw from the programme.

    If the student fails the research project at KCL but passes all the coursework modules, he/she will be awarded the BSc (Hons) degree from NUS. If the student fails any part of the coursework modules, he/she will have to complete the unfulfilled components of graduation requirements for the NUS BSc (Hons) degree.

C. Double Major Programmes (DMP)

1. What is a double major programme (DMP)?

A DMP is a single degree programme in which a student satisfies the requirements of two majors, a primary major and a second major.

2. Who is the course for?

Double Majors are conceived as an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge and capacities with a significant degree of depth by pursuing a second major alongside their primary major. By acquiring an additional set of skills, students are well-placed for multiple career options.

3. When can I be admitted to a DMP?

Students can be admitted at the point of admission to NUS, or by applying to the relevant Faculties/Schools no later than the 5th semester of study (Faculties/Schools may stipulate earlier application). For a list of Double Major Programmes available at the point of admission, please refer to the website of the Office of Admissions.

4. How does one apply for a DMP at the point of admission to NUS?

In the application form, students will be given 8 course choices to rank their preference for a home course – these will all be single degree courses. After that, students will be asked to indicate whether they are interested in DMPs. If students are, then they will need to rank their preference for the DMPs. Please note that the DMPs will be listed together with the DDPs and CDPs as the second set of courses. Students will be given 8 choices to rank their preference from among the DMPs, DDPs and CDPs.

5. What are the criteria for admission to a DMP?

Selection for admission to a DMP is based on academic merit and competition among applicants for a limited number of places. To be eligible for admission into a DMP, students must meet the admission criteria of both Faculties/Schools, that is:

  • good grades in all the subjects and the General Paper taken at the Singapore-Cambridge A level examination;
  • meet the mother tongue (MT) requirement for admission to the university; and
  • meet the subject pre-requisites, if any, of both Faculties/Schools.

Some Faculties/Schools may require their applicants to meet additional criteria such as interviews. For these Faculties/Schools, shortlisted applicants will receive a notification around mid-April to attend the interview.

6. Can I change my mind about accepting a DMP after being made an offer?

Yes. When students are made an offer for a DMP, they can proceed to consider accepting the offer via the online common acceptance platform. If students do not wish to accept the DMP, they can proceed to submit an online appeal for a single degree course via https://myaces.nus.edu.sg/uasonline/Login during the online appeal period which usually starts around 3rdweek of May each year.

7. Which Faculty/School do I belong to once I enter a DMP?

Students will belong to the Faculty/School offering their first Major. For example, if students are offered Economics with Mathematics, their first Major would be Economics offered by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) and the second major would be Mathematics which is offered by Faculty of Science (FOS). In this example, the students' home faculty will be FASS.

8. What happens if I am not selected for direct admission to a DMP?

If students are not selected for direct admission to a DMP, they will be considered for single degree programmes based on the choices they have indicated in the application. This is provided these students meet the cut-offs and subject pre-requisites of their choices.

Furthermore, students can still apply to read a second major during their course of study at NUS. All second majors will consider applications from current students. Faculties/Schools will make the selection according to their criteria, for example, the places available and CAP requirement.

9. How many modules do I have to take for my second major?

A second major will consist of at least 48 MCs of modules.

For students admitted prior to AY2014/15,

  • up to 8 MCs can be double counted; and
  • at least 16 MCs must be at level 3 or above.

For students admitted from AY2014/15 onwards,

  • up to 16 MCs can be double counted; and
  • at least 16 MCs must be at level 3 or above.

10. Can my second major be taken from another Faculty/School?

The second major may be taken in the same Faculty/School as the primary major, or from a different Faculty/School.

11. How many degree scrolls will I receive, and what are the qualifications I will receive if I have read a DM successfully?

Students who complete a DM successfully will receive one degree scroll, for the primary major only. The second major will, however, be recorded in the transcript.

12. Can I get an honours degree for my second major?

No, the second major will be a non-Honours major.

13. How long will it take to complete the course?

The DMP has been designed in such a way that generally with proper planning, students need not take more than four years to complete both their primary and second majors. At most, it is envisaged that some students may take four and a half years.

14. What tuition fees will be charged to students doing DMPs? Is there any difference in the tuition fee structure compared with the single degree programmes?

Double Major students are working towards a single degree and thus will pay the same fees as those pursuing single majors.

15. What if I do badly in, or don't like the second major?

There is no formal exit process. Students may decide to discontinue the second major at any time and work towards completing their primary major. They are, however, required to inform the Faculties/Schools if they plan to drop the second major. In such cases, the modules associated with the second major will continue to count towards the student's CAP. Double Major students will not be barred from continuing because of poor academic performance but they might be advised by their respective Faculties/Schools against continuing if they are performing badly.

16. Can I exercise the S/U option on the modules in my second major?

The S/U option is available for modules that are part of a student's second major requirements provided they are Level 1000 modules (with or without pre-requisites) and Level 2000 modules offered without other NUS modules as pre-requisites, unless otherwise stipulated by the Faculties/Departments.

Students admitted prior to AY2014/15 should refer to the relevant set of FAQs relating to the S/U option at https://share.nus.edu.sg/registrar/student/info/SU-FAQs.pdf.