The Special Term caters to Undergraduate (UG) students under the modular faculties system who wish to graduate earlier.
- UG students admitted to non-modular faculties namely, Medicine / Dentistry / Law where the programme structure and duration are fixed (except Law DDP students whose 2nd degree is registered with a modular faculty), are excluded.
Some Faculties/Schools may offer graduate modules during the Special Term for graduate students (research and coursework) to read.
If you are a current overseas student registered at another University, NUS welcomes you to join us as a Non-Graduating (Exchange or Non-Exchange) student during the Special Term.
Returning Full-Time National Servicemen (NSmen) who have places reserved for them in NUS and will be registering as UG students in the upcoming Semester 1 can join the Non-Graduating Programme in the Special Term.
Details on Special Term
|Part 1||May to June (6 Weeks)|
|Part 2||June to July (6 Weeks)|
Students may register for modules in either Part 1 or 2, or both.
The list of modules available in each Special Term is published in November of each Academic Year (AY).
In general, students take no more than two modules per part of the Special Term.
#1Non-Graduating students may have module restrictions.
|Penalty||Fee Payment||Special Term (Part 1 & 2)|
|No penalty||Fees not payable||
By end of Instructional Week 1 of each part of special term
|"W" grade* for module(s)||Fees payable#2||
By end of Instructional Week 2 of each part of special term
|"F" grade for module(s)||Fees payable#2||1st day of Instructional Week 3 onwards of each part of special term|
Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the actual effective periods of “W” and “F” grade.
#2Fees payable are only applicable for Undergraduates, Returning National Servicemen, Graduate and Non-Graduating Non-Exchange Students only.
Please refer to the "Important Deadlines on Examination-Related Matters" in the RO Examination Directory for the dates of examination, results release, declaration of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) option#3, submission of Special Consideration form and application for result review. The Examination Venue and Seat Assignment will be available at the RO Examination Directory about 1 week before the start of the exams. For Examination Timetable/ Schedule, please refer to the NUS Timetable Builder System.
For Part-time BTech students, the BTech Office will inform students of the Special Term Examination Timetable/Schedule and date of results release via email once the information is confirmed nearer the time.
For information on S/U option#3 matters and/or to declare S/U option, please refer to the useful links in the RO Examination Directory.
#3Declaration of S/U option is not applicable for Non-Graduating students and majority of the Graduate Students.