Requirement Applicants who have completed the high school final examination Applicants who will be completing the high school final examination after application closing date
Minimum to apply Indian Standard 12 (State and Other Boards) exam results Most recent High School exam results prior to High School graduation
Good passes in 5 subjects including English. Able to submit actual results before June 2022, and good passes in 5 subjects including English.
1) ACT with Writing or SAT and

2) SAT Subject Tests or Advanced Placement Test
Required Required
English Requirement Not required Not required
Course Eligibility Eligible for all courses Not eligible for Dentistry/Law/Medicine/Nursing

(Subject to the availability of eligible applicants, Architecture/Industrial Design/Landscape Architecture may mount an additional aptitude test in June to determine course eligibility)
Application Closing Date 28 February 2022

For applicants who would be sitting for the Indian Standard 12 examination in 2022, please submit your actual results within 3 calendar days upon result release to the NUS Office of Admissions.

Internet print-out of your Indian Standard 12 results can be accepted provisionally. The print-out must clearly reflect your full name.

Submission can be made by uploading your documents via the Applicant Portal. Please indicate your full name and application number on the document(s) submitted.  You may check the status of your document submission via Applicant Portal after 3 working days.

Multiple and duplicate submissions of document(s) will affect the processing and outcome of your application.

For applicants who would be sitting for the ACT with Writing or SAT Test in 2022, please submit your score reports by 22 May 2022 to the NUS Office of Admissions.

For applicants who have sat for the Advanced Placement test in 2022, please submit your AP test scores by 7 July 2022, 2359 hours (Singapore Time) to the NUS Office of Admissions.


Outstanding Achievements

While academic merit plays a key role in deciding the outcome of your application, we also consider exceptional achievements in co-curricular activities and competitions.  You must have attained a very high level of achievement or leadership positions in activities. Examples of such achievements include International Science Olympiad medals, top national awards, national team sportsmen and exceptional rank in top university entrance examinations (e.g. IIT/AIEEE rankings, etc).

Participation in activities and achievements at intra school, house or class level (e.g. best student, most courteous, science/arts/cultural projects, etc) do not, usually, have a strong bearing on the outcome of your application.

Choice of courses

All applicants are allowed a maximum of 8 choices in your application.
Please list them according to your preference.
The order of the choices does not increase or decrease your chances in any of the courses. However, you should order your choices accordingly to your preference, as you will be admitted to the highest ranked course that you have qualified for.

Application outcome

The outcome of your application for admission will be released between May to July. 


The decision on your application was made after careful consideration by the Admissions Selection Committee on the basis of your academic and non-academic records and the keen competition for limited vacancies.

An appeal for admission should be submitted only if you have additional information regarding your academic and non-academic achievements that was not presented in your earlier application.

You should submit an online appeal in late May or early June via Applicant Portal. Please do not submit multiple appeals to various departments in the University. Mass emailing to multiple parties within NUS outside the appeal protocol will result only in slowing down the appeal process. The NUS Office of Admissions makes the final decision on all appeals.

Verification of Documents

Successfully admitted applicants will be called upon for verification of their submitted documents when school terms starts.

When applicants arrive in Singapore for enrolment into NUS, they must bring along original copies of their identification, high school results, secondary school results and other material documents which they have earlier submitted in support of their application.

For applicants who are required to submit their C1 Advanced/Cambridge English: Advanced, IELTS, SAT and SAT Subject Tests and/or TOEFL scores, internet printout results of C1 Advanced/Cambridge English: Advanced, IELTS, SAT and SAT Subject Tests and/or TOEFL scores may first be sent to our office to support your application. Applicants are required to submit a copy of the original score report(s) to the Office of Admissions once it is available.

The University reserves the right to expel students who fail to turn up for the verification of documents or failing to provide the required documents.