Special Term (for Current Undergraduates)

NUS undergraduate students who wish to read Special Term modules must register through the Special Term Registration System (STRS) Please refer to the detailed information below.


Students must register for the modules they would like to read through the Special Term Registration System (STRS). Please refer to the user guide on registering the modules through STRS.

There are two Modules Registration periods, one for each part of the Special Term. Students are required to register for the lecture and tutorial classes separately on different dates during each registration period.

Please refer to the schedule here.


The classes will be allocated through balloting. Students can access to the system to check the balloting results the day after the respective lecture and tutorial registration has ended.

Students who are not successful in the balloting can send in an appeal via STRS. Please note that all appeals submitted will only be processed after the end of the appeal period. On the day of the outcome of appeals, students can access to STRS and check whether the module(s) they have appealed for have been allocated to them.


The information on tuition fees for Special Term for full-time undergraduate students (within normal candidature, as well as the Special Term immediately following the expiry of normal candidature period) can be accessed here (refer to the section on ‘Tuition' for the Special Term Fees).

The tuition fees for Special Term for full-time undergraduate students beyond normal candidature period is the full, un-subsidised fees (refer to the column “Fees payable by students not in receipt of MOE Tuition Grant” here) pro-rated by the number of MCs read by the student in the Special Term.

For part-time BTech students, please refer to the BTech programme website.


Students are encouraged to participate in the Online Student Feedback Exercise, which will be held one week before the start of the Special Term Examination.

Please click here to participate in the exercise. Please note that the online feedback application will be opened only one day before the exercise.  Students can refer to the Academic Calendar for the dates.


  1. Dropping of modules
    1. Students may register to read modules which they are currently enrolled in (i.e. the immediate preceding semester 2) for the Special Term.  However, such module(s) will be automatically dropped if the students subsequently passed the module(s) in the Semester 2 concerned. That is, the students' names will be deleted from the list of students who are registered for the affected Special Term modules.
    2. Students who have to drop modules after Week 1 because they fail the pre-requisite modules in the Semester 2 examinations will not be granted a fee waiver.
    3. Students are not able to exercise the S/U option on the modules dropped during the "F" grade period.

  2. Registering for examinations
    1. Students who register for the Special Term modules will be automatically registered for the examinations to be held in the last week of Special Term Parts 1 and 2.

  3. Applying/Not Applying for graduation
    1. Students who have applied for graduation in the Semester 2 preceding the Special Term they have registered modules for, are required to go to the Dean's Office of their respective Home Faculties to withdraw their apply-for-graduation request. Students are to check their respective faculties' websites for the dates to withdraw apply-for-graduation request.
    2. Students who satisfy all graduation requirements and intend to graduate after completion of the Special Term modules will only be conferred, at the earliest, on 31 August and they will be eligible to attend the Commencement ceremony only in the following year.


Please click here for the list of frequently asked questions.


Email: ST-admin@nus.edu.sg
Hotline: (65) 6516 5860
(Please note that the above hotline is used only during the Lecture and Tutorial registration period.)

For enquires relating to Faculty matters, including students in the part-time Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme, please contact the Faculty Administrators.