The QET is an English Language examination set by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). Students admitted to Bachelor degree programmes but do not possess the necessary English Language qualifications must sit for the QET.
The purpose of the QET is to discern the level of English Language support appropriate to the students, for example, whether the student will benefit from a Basic English course or an English for Academic Purposes course, which will help them meet the language needs of their other courses. Please refer to the CELC website for the details.
For New students, please refer to the exemption criteria listed on Registrar's Office QET website to check whether you are required to sit for the QET.
For Senior students, please log in to the Education Records System. Go to Academics > Academic Records > View milestones. If a QET milestone is reflected, you are required to sit for the QET.
You are required to bring the original certificate/qualification to the Registrar's Office. After verification, we will send you a confirmation email to notify you of the status. For administrative reasons, we shall appreciate it if you could make an appointment by sending an email to QET@nus.edu.sg before you come.
All students can only sit for the QET once.
Students admitted to Bachelor degree programmes but do not possess the necessary English Language qualifications must sit for the QET. If you are unable to take the first QET scheduled for the academic year, then you have to take the second QET. You may check the QET date at the Registrar's Office QET website.
The QET is one of the university requirements which must be taken by students who do not possess the necessary English Language qualifications. Students who do not sit for the QET throughout their candidature will not be eligible to graduate.
You can get a copy of the sample QET paper and its format here.
Students may use any one of these academic citation formats: APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), and Harvard.
An example of an in-text citation format is:
Crossover is a process by which two or more parent solutions are taken to reproduce one or more child solutions, or offspring ((Koza, 2010).
An example of an end-of-text citation format is:
Koza, J. (2010). Human-competitive results produced by genetic programming. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 11, 251–284.
Yes. Students must register online for the QET. Each registered student will be assigned a seat number in the exam hall. More details on this can be found at the Registrar's Office QET website.
Date of release of the QET results will be made known to students on the day of the QET and also via the Registrar's Office QET website. Students can check their results online via myEduRec.
Students who have taken and passed the QET at NTU or SMU and attained an exemption grade in an English Proficiency module in NTU or SMU will be exempted from the QET in NUS. You are required to obtain a certification letter from your previous University as proof that you have satisfied the English requirements.
If you have sat for the QET and –
No. Students must sit and pass the QET before they can register for the module(s).
For further queries, please email your queries to QET@nus.edu.sg