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

At the beginning of each semester, all students must enrol in the modules they will read during the semester.

(1) Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students select and bid for modules through the Centralised Online Registration System (CORS) with their Student Number and PIN which can be obtained from the Registration (Part One) System. Please check the latest information and the bidding schedule at:


(2) Graduate Students

Graduate students have to proceed to the respective Departments/Faculties to register for their modules. Please take note of the schedule for module add/drop.


(3) Non-Graduating Students

Non-graduating students may check for the modules they have been offered and access the relevant course materials at:

Upon arrival at NUS, they would have to register for the lecture/tutorial timeslots at the respective Department Office. For adding and dropping of modules, please do it online here.