Academic Related Matters

Qualifying English Test (QET) (for undergraduate students)

Students who do not possess the necessary English Language qualifications will have to sit for the Qualifying English Test (QET) set by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). Please click on the links below for the following information:

Students should sit for the QET in their first year of study and to complete the English modules (if needed) early so that there will be no delay in their graduation. With effect from AY2014/15, the policy of assigning students who have not taken the QET by their third year of study to read two modules (ES1000 and ES1102) concurrently will no longer apply. Such students will have to bear the consequences of any delay to their graduation due to their late attempt of the QET.

Diagnostic English Test (for graduate students)

Unless exemption has been granted, all international graduate students are required to sit for the Diagnostic English Test (DET), which will determine if he/she is required to read additional Graduate English courses. Students should sit for the DET before starting their course of study as any late attempt at the DET may result in a delay to their graduation.

For information on the registration and test dates, please click here.

For information on the following, please click here.

  • DET Sample Paper
  • Meaning of the DET results
  • Information on Graduate Engiish Course (GEC)

Language Module Placement Test

(for students who wish to take language module(s))

Undergraduate students who wish to read either Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Malay, Tamil, Thai or Vietnamese offered by the Centre for Language Studies and who have previous knowledge of the language that they intend to study are required to take a test for advance placement and may be admitted into a module at a higher level. Please refer to the following webpage for more information on the placement tests:

Module Registration

Module Registration at Education Records System (ModReg@EduRec) is the University’s consolidated module registration platform for all NUS students belonging to the following categories:

  • Undergraduate* (UG)
  • Graduate (GD)
  • Non-graduating (NG)
  • Continuing & Professional Education (CPE): Graduate Certificate (GDCert) and Specialist Certificate (SpCert)

*Except students from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (MBBS) and Faculty of Dentistry.

By ensuring parity in the allocation of modules, while taking into consideration students’ needs and preferences, this system will streamline the registration of modules to allow students to fulfil their graduation requirements in a timely manner.