Selection of applicants for undergraduate courses will be based on academic merit. Due to keen competition for limited vacancies, the choice order of courses will also determine the selection outcome. Hence, applicants are advised to list out their course choices in their order of preference.

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level

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Polytechnic Diplomas from Singapore

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Who should use this form

The online application form for Polytechnic Diploma holder is meant for: 

  • Applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting a diploma from one of the local polytechnics in Singapore. This includes full-time National Servicemen (NSF) with local polytechnic diplomas, who have a course reserved in NUS and wish to apply for a change of course.

Do not use this form if you are:

  • Presenting an international diploma or one that was obtained from a private institution.
  • Presenting the Singapore-Cambridge CGE 'A' Level examination results.
  • Presenting an International qualification.
  • A current or former undergraduate or graduate student applying for a change in course, transfer, or admission.


Submitting a complete application

A complete application consists of the following:

Application form

Applicants are allowed to submit only one application online as duplicate applications will not be considered.  

Forms which are downloaded and printed from our website will not be accepted. An acknowledgement screen showing your 8-digit application number will be displayed if your online application has been successfully submitted. You should save or print a copy of the acknowledgement page for future reference.

Necessary preparation before filling in the online form:

To cut down on your application time, you are advised to have the following documents ready for reference:

  • Polytechnic results – To count the number of grades obtained and/or indicate cumulative GPA for all semesters or first 5 semesters
  • Secondary Education results – To fill in subjects and grades for Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level results; SPM results (if applicable)
  • ITE certificate (if applicable)
  • High School Education Results (if applicable; especially for international qualifications)
  • Essay of 2000 characters (approximately 300 words) under Outstanding Achievement section. It is advisable that you craft your essay in word document first before copying it into this section. This section is an opportunity for you to list the activities/ achievements that you have been involved/ attained besides your academic work. If you choose not to fill in this section, you will not be considered under the Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme.
  • National Service documents (male applicants only/if applicable) - Date of Enlistment and Operationally Ready Date

It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the online form if you have the above documents ready on hand before applying.

Electronic Submission of Supporting documents

Supporting documents can be submitted in 2 phases: core documents will need to be submitted as part of the application form, while any additional supporting documents can be submitted via the Online Application Status Facility.

Before beginning your application, please prepare the following documents in soft copy format (only .jpg, .jpeg and .pdf formats accepted):

  • Complete set of polytechnic examination results (or first 5 semester results for current final semester student), consolidated into 1 file. The results have to be official documents taken from polytechnic website with your polytechnic name indicated on the results or transcripts. The university does not accept results without the polytechnic name or unofficial copies.
  • Secondary School / Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level results (all sittings) / SPM results (if applicable)
  • ITE certificate / Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Level result / Polytechnic Foundation Programme examination results / certificate (if applicable)
  • High School Examinations / Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level results (if applicable)
  • Diploma Plus Programme certificate / transcript (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Merit (if applicable, only for those graduated students)
  • Additional result slips e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, AP, SAT and SAT Subject Tests (if applicable)
  • NRIC (front and back)/ Birth Certificate / Passport
  • Re-entry permit if you are a Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Medical reports if you have or had any major illnesses or disabilities (if applicable)
  • Criminal records (if applicable)

Please refer to the sample of the required documents at the following links:

Additional supporting documents, such as documents related to your Achievements, can be submitted to the Office of Admission via the Online Application Status Facility after you have submitted your application form.

Please note the following before you upload additional documents through the Online Application Status Facility:

  • Ensure the documents are in upright or portrait orientation.
  • Save all documents to a single .Zip file and upload it at the Online Application Status Facility. Ensure your .Zip file is correct and does not exceed 2 MB  as the option for viewing the uploaded file after submission is unavailable.
  • Ensure submission of documents by 21 February as only complete application will be considered.
  • You are not required to mail or fax your documents after you have uploaded your documents. Unless requested by the Office, submission through email is not required; please  also do not re-upload the documents after you have successfully uploaded the first round as duplicate submissions may slow down the application processing process.

More instructions are provided in the Online Application Status Facility.

You may check if your supporting documents have been received through the online status enquiry 3 – 5 work days after you have submitted the documents online.

Full-time National Service status

Singapore Citizens / Singapore Permanent Residents who are or will be serving or had served full-time National Service in Singapore should indicate their full-time national service status on the online application form accordingly.  

If you are waiting to be enlisted for NS, please do not choose your NS status as “NOT APPLICABLE” in the online form.  Please choose your NS status as “Registered/Waiting to be enlisted” instead. Those who have registered but have not enlisted or have not yet been notified to enlist need not provide the date of enlistment and/or ORD in the application form. However should you have registered at any point in time, you should inform the Office of Admissions immediately.

You are required to indicate your Enlistment Date & ORD if you have chosen the following NS status:


You are required to indicate your Enlistment Date if you have chosen the following NS status:


If you are exempted from NS, please choose ‘EXEMPTED’ and you are required to send the necessary documents (endorsed by MINDEF) to Office of Admissions for our processing. 

NUS High School Diploma
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International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
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Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents:
  • With International Qualifications, and
  • Not currently or previously enrolled in any University / Tertiary Institution(s)
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International Applicants
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