Admission is based on academic merit as well as open competition among all eligible applicants. In addition to fulfilling admission requirements for the applicant category that you belong to, you should also ensure that you fulfil the subject pre-requisites for the courses which you wish to be considered for.

Please note that the subject pre-requisites presented below are subject to changes every year. You are strongly encouraged to visit our website regularly for further updates.

IBDP Examination Session May 2021 and beyond


  • MAA = Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
  • MAI = Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
Single Degree Course Subject Pre-requisites Selection test/ Interview
Architecture Pass in SL Chemistry or MAA or Physics; or HL MAI. Yes
Business Administration Pass in SL MAA or HL MAA or HL MAI. No
Business Administration (Accountancy) Pass in SL MAA or HL MAA or HL MAI. No
Business Analytics Pass in HL MAA. No
Computer Engineering (Jointly offered by Faculty of Engineering and School of Computing)# Pass in HL MAA; and HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science. No
Computer Science courses@ Pass in HL Computer Science or MAA or Physics; OR good pass in either SL MAA or HL MAI. No
Dentistry Pass in HL Chemistry; and either HL Biology or Physics. Yes
Engineering Pass in HL MAA.

Please refer to https://cde.nus.edu.sg/ for details.
No
Food Science and Technology Any two HL passes in Chemistry or Biology or Physics or Computer Science or MAA. No
Humanities and Sciences Please refer to https://chs.nus.edu.sg/programmes/#prog-majors for details.
Industrial Design Pass in SL MAA or Physics or Economics or Visual Arts; or HL MAI. Yes
Information Security Pass in HL Computer Science or MAA or Physics; OR a good pass in SL MAA or HL MAI. No
Information Systems ^ Pass in HL Computer Science; OR a good pass in SL MAA or HL MAI. No
Landscape Architecture Pass in SL Chemistry or MAA or Physics; OR HL MAI. Yes
Law + At least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance. Yes
Medicine Pass in HL Chemistry; and either HL Biology or Physics. Yes
Music Application for the Music course has to be filled directly to the Conservatory. Please refer to https://www.ystmusic.nus.edu.sg/ for more information Yes
Nursing Pass in any two of the following HL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, MAA or Physics. Yes
Pharmacy % Very good pass in HL Chemistry; and a very good pass in HL Biology or MAA or Physics. No
Pharmaceutical Science Very good pass in HL Chemistry; and a very good pass in HL Biology or MAA or Physics. No
Real Estate Pass in SL Chemistry or MAA or Physics; OR HL MAI. No

# Students without HL Physics need to have SL Physics or 'O' Level Physics or equivalent and would be required to take specified Physics bridging modules.

@ Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/programmes/ for more information.

^ Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/is_is_prospective.html for more information.

+ Students will require a minimum grading of 5 points for SL/HL English A: Language and Literature, SL/HL English A: Literature, SL/HL English B or SL Literature & Performance to apply.

% Students applying to Pharmacy should refer to https://pharmacy.nus.edu.sg/study/undergraduate/bachelor-of-pharmacy/ for important information on the ‘Fitness to Practise’

Cross-Disciplinary Programme Subject Pre-requisites Selection test/ Interview
Data Science and Economics A very good pass in HL MAA. No
Environmental Studies Good pass in HL Biology. No
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Please refer to https://chs.nus.edu.sg/programmes/ppe/ for details Yes

  • MAA = Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
  • MAI = Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
DDP / CDP / Double Major Programmes / Minor Programmes / Specialisation Programmes / Special Programmes Subject Pre-requisites Selection test / interview
Double & Concurrent Degree Programmes
Arts & Social Sciences (NUS) & Arts (Sciences Po) Please refer to http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/ for more information.

Please take note of the application procedures, including the application window, at http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/apply/ .
Yes
Business Administration & Business Analytics Pass in HL MAA. No
Business Administration & Communications and New Media 1 Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses. No
Business Administration & Computer Science courses 2 Pass in HL Computer Science or MAA or Physics; OR a good pass in SL MAA or HL MAI. No
Business Administration & Information Systems 2 Pass in HL Computer Science or MAA; OR a good pass in SL MAA or HL MAI. No
Business Administration & Law 3 Pass in SL MAA or HL MAA or HL MAI AND at least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance; or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance. Yes
Business Administration & Master in Public Policy Pass in SL MAA or HL MAA or HL MAI. Yes
Business Administration & Master of Science (Management) Pass in SL MAA or HL MAA or HL MAI. Yes
Business Administration (Accountancy) & Master in Public Policy Pass in SL MAA or HL MAA or HL MAI. Yes
Business Administration (Accountancy) & Master of Science (Management) Pass in SL MAA or HL MAA or HL MAI. Yes
Business Analytics & Economics Pass in HL MAA. No
Economics & Business Administration 1 Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses. No
Economics & Law 3 Pass in HL MAA; AND at least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance; or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance. Yes
Engineering & Business Administration Pass in HL MAA. No
Engineering & Economics Pass in HL MAA. No
Computer Engineering & Business Administration 4 Pass in HL MAA; and HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science. No
Computer Engineering & Economics 4 Pass in HL MAA; and HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science. No
Information Systems & Economics Pass in HL Computer Science or HL MAA; OR a good pass in SL MAA or HL MAI. No
Information Systems & Master of Science (Management) (NUS) 5 Pass in HL Computer Science or HL MAA; OR a good pass in SL MAA or HL MAI. Yes
Law & Master in Public Policy 3 At least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance; or Yes
Mathematics & Computer Science A good pass in HL MAA; and a good pass in HL Computer Science or Physics or Chemistry or Biology. No
Double Major Programmes
Please refer here for the full list of Double Major Programmes. No
Minor Programmes
Please refer here for the full list of Minor Programmes. No

Specialisation Programmes
Computer Engineering (Internet of Things Specialisation) 4 Pass in HL MAA; and HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science. No
Computer Engineering (Robotics Specialisation) 4 Pass in HL MAA; and HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science. No
Biomedical Engineering (Robotics Specialisation) Pass in HL MAA. No
Civil Engineering (Digitalization in Urban Infrastructure Specialisation) Pass in HL MAA. No
Electrical Engineering (Internet of Things Specialisation) Pass in HL MAA. No
Electrical Engineering (Robotics Specialisation) Pass in HL MAA. No
Environmental Engineering (Digitalization in Urban Infrastructure Specialisation) Pass in HL MAA. No
Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering Specialisation) Pass in HL MAA. No
Mechanical Engineering (Robotics Specialisation) Pass in HL MAA. No
Special Programmes
Engineering & Medicine (Duke-NUS) Will be considered for the Programme if admitted to an Engineering course. Yes
Engineering Scholars Programme Will be considered for the Programme if admitted to an Engineering course. Yes

1 Minimum admission criteria for Business Administration or Business Administration (Accountancy) is a pass in SL MAA or HL MAA or HL MAI.

2 Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/dd_computing_business.html for more information.

3 Students will require a minimum grading of 5 points for SL/HL English A: Language and Literature, SL/HL English A: Literature, SL/HL English B or SL Literature & Performance to apply.

4 Students without HL Physics need to have SL Physics or 'O' Level Physics or equivalent and would be required to take specified Physics bridging modules.

5 Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/cdp_bcompis_msc.html for more information.

IBDP Examination Session November 2020 and earlier


  • MAA = Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
  • MAI = Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
Degree Course Subject Pre-requisites Selection test/ Interview
Architecture Pass in SL Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics

Yes

Business Administration Pass in SL Mathematics

No

Business Administration (Accountancy) Pass in SL Mathematics

No

Business Analytics Pass in HL Mathematics

No

Computer Engineering (Jointly offered by Faculty of Engineering and School of Computing)# Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science

No

Computer Science courses@ Pass in HL Computer Science or Mathematics or Physics; OR good pass in SL Mathematics

No

Dentistry Pass in HL Chemistry and either HL Biology or Physics

Yes

Engineering Pass in HL Mathematics.

Please refer to https://cde.nus.edu.sg/ for details.
No
Food Science and Technology Any two HL passes in Chemistry or Biology or Physics or Computer Science or Mathematics.

No

Humanities and Sciences Please refer to https://chs.nus.edu.sg/programmes/#prog-majors for details.

No

Industrial Design Pass in SL Mathematics or Physics or Economics or Visual Arts

Yes

Information Security Pass in HL Computer Science or Mathematics or Physics; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics.

No

Information Systems^ Pass in HL Computer Science; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics

No

Landscape Architecture Pass in SL Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics

Yes

Law+ At least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance.

Yes

Medicine Pass in HL Chemistry and either HL Biology or Physics

Yes

Music Application for the Music course has to be filled directly to the Conservatory. Please refer to https://www.ystmusic.nus.edu.sg/ for more information

Yes

Nursing Pass in any two of the following HL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics

Yes

Pharmacy%

Very Good Pass in HL Chemistry and
Very Good Pass in HL Biology, HL Physics or HL Mathematics

No

Pharmaceutical Science Very Good Pass in HL Chemistry and
Very Good Pass in HL Biology, HL Physics or HL Mathematics
No
Real Estate Pass in SL Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics

No

# Students without HL Physics need to have SL Physics or 'O' Level Physics or equivalent and would be required to take specified Physics bridging modules.

@ Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/programmes/ for more information.

^ Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/is_is_prospective.html for more information.

+Students will require a minimum grading of 5 points for SL/HL English A: Language and Literature, SL/HL English A: Literature, SL/HL English B or SL Literature & Performance to apply

%Students applying to Pharmacy should refer to https://pharmacy.nus.edu.sg/study/undergraduate/bachelor-of-pharmacy/ for important information on the ‘Fitness to Practise’

Cross-Disciplinary Programme Subject Pre-requisites Selection test/ Interview
Data Science and Economics A very good pass in HL Mathematics. No
Environmental Studies Good pass in HL Biology. No
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Please refer to https://chs.nus.edu.sg/programmes/ppe/ for details Yes

  • MAA = Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
  • MAI = Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation
DDP / CDP / Double Major Programmes / Minor Programmes / Specialisation Programmes / Special Programmes Subject prerequisites Selection test / interview
Double & Concurrent Degree Programmes:
Arts & Social Sciences (NUS) and Arts (Sciences Po) Please refer to http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/ for more information.

Please take note of the application procedures, including the application window, at http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/apply/.
Yes

Business Administration & Business Analytics

Pass in HL Mathematics

No

Business Administration & Communications and New Media

Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses.1

No

Business Administration & Computer Science courses

Pass in HL Computer Science/ Mathematics/ Physics; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics2

No

Business Administration & Information Systems

Pass in HL Computer Science; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics2

No

Business Administration & Law6

Pass in SL Mathematics AND at least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance; or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance.

Yes

Business Administration & Master in Public Policy

Pass in SL Mathematics

Yes

Business Administration & Master of Science (Management)

Pass in SL Mathematics

Yes

Business Administration (Accountancy) & Master in Public Policy

Pass in SL Mathematics

Yes

Business Administration (Accountancy) & Master of Science (Management)

Pass in SL Mathematics

Yes

Business Analytics & Economics

Pass in HL Mathematics

No

Information Systems and Master of Science (Management) (NUS) Pass in HL Computer Science; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics.3

Yes

Economics & Business Administration Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses.1

No

Economics & Law3

Pass in HL Mathematics AND at least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance; or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance.

Yes

Engineering & Business Administration

Pass in HL Mathematics.

No

Engineering & Economics

Pass in HL Mathematics.

No

Computer Engineering & Business Administration 5 Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science. No
Computer Engineering & Economics 5 Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science. No

Information Systems & Economics

Pass in HL Computer Science; OR a good pass in SL Mathematics

No

Law & Master in Public Policy3

At least a grading of 5 points in SL English or SL Literature & Performance; or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 accompanied by a minimum grading of 4 points for SL English or SL Literature & Performance.

Yes

Mathematics & Computer Science

A good grade in HL Mathematics AND a good grade in HL Computer Science, HL Physics, HL Chemistry or HL Biology.

No

Double Major Programmes:
Please refer here for the full list of Double Major Programmes. No
Minor Programmes:
Please refer here for the full list of Minor Programmes. No
Specialisation Programmes
Computer Engineering (Internet of Things Specialisation) 5 Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science. No
Computer Engineering (Robotics Specialisation) 5 Pass in HL Mathematics and either HL Physics or Chemistry or Computer Science. No
Biomedical Engineering (Robotics Specialisation) Pass in HL Mathematics. No
Civil Engineering (Digitalization in Urban Infrastructure Specialisation) Pass in HL Mathematics. No
Electrical Engineering (Internet of Things Specialisation) Pass in HL Mathematics. No
Electrical Engineering (Robotics Specialisation) Pass in HL Mathematics. No
Environmental Engineering (Digitalization in Urban Infrastructure Specialisation) Pass in HL Mathematics. No
Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering Specialisation) Pass in HL Mathematics. No
Mechanical Engineering (Robotics Specialisation) Pass in HL Mathematics. No
Special Programmes:
Engineering & Medicine (Duke-NUS) Will be considered for the Programme if admitted to an Engineering course

Yes

Engineering Scholars Programme Will be considered for the Programme if admitted to an Engineering course

Yes

1 Minimum admission criteria for Business Administration or Business Administration (Accountancy) is a pass in SL Mathematics.

2 Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/dd_computing_business.html for more information.

3 Students will require a minimum grading of 5 points for SL/HL English A: Language and Literature, SL/HL English A: Literature, SL/HL English B or SL Literature & Performance to apply.

4 Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/cdp_bcompis_msc.html for more information.

5 Students without HL Physics need to have SL Physics or 'O' Level Physics or equivalent and would be required to take specified Physics bridging modules.