The NUS High School online application form is meant for applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting the NUS High School Diploma seeking admission to NUS. It includes full-time National Servicemen (NSF) with the NUS High School Diploma who have a programme reserved in NUS but wish to apply for a change of programme.

You are strongly encouraged to read the Application Guide before you start applying.

Ensure that you meet the subject prerequisites of programmes applied for. You will need to complete all relevant sections of the application form before submitting it online. Do make sure you have sufficient time to apply, submit supporting documents and make application fee payment (S$10) online by 31 December 2023.

Your application will be only considered after you complete the application process. This includes:

  1. Successful submission of online application form,
  2. Receiving an email titled “Acknowledgement of Application to NUS Undergraduate Programmes”,
  3. Submission of relevant supporting documents, and
  4. Making the S$10 application fee payment.

Incomplete application will affect the outcome of your application.

If you wish to amend details such as contact information and/or choice of programmes after application submission, you may do so via the Applicant Portal by 31 December 2023.

With effect from 2021, NUS introduces the usage of Myinfo to pre-fill your personal details. Myinfo is a service that allows SingPass users to manage their personal data and pre-fill forms in digital services transactions. This includes government-verified data that is retrieved across participating Government agencies and data you contributed to form your Profile.

Please do not submit original certificates and documents. The Office of Admissions will not be held responsible for damage or loss of original certificates or documents submitted. All documents submitted will not be returned.

You may check if your supporting documents have been received by the University through the Applicant Portal 3-5 working days after your online submission via the application form or the Applicant Portal.

Multiple or incomplete submission(s) of the supporting documents may affect the processing of your application.


Inaccurate or false information or omission of material information will render your application invalid. NUS reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or inaccurate. Students admitted on the basis of inaccurate or false information may be expelled.

Aptitude Based Admissions

The University is adopting a holistic approach to assess applicants for admissions into their chosen degree programmes. This means that besides academic grades, other factors, such as the applicant’s interest, aptitude, and prior preparation, will also be used to admit the applicant.

This holistic assessment subsumes the Aptitude-Based Admission of earlier years. All applicants for all degree programmes will now be required to list up to three of their achievements, or co-curricular activities, or non-academic activities (e.g. volunteering work, competitive sports) and to answer short response questions, besides providing their grades.

Examples of relevant achievements you may indicate include (but are not limited to):
  • Medals won at the International Olympiads (Biology, Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics and Physics)
  • Representing Singapore in arts or sports competitions
  • Active participation in community service and volunteering work
  • Internship or substantial work experience that is related to your degree choices
  • Key leadership positions in community service, or sports/arts associations, outside the school environment
  • Leading role in entrepreneurship efforts
  • Creation of a new software or app, or contribution to an open-source software, that is used by many people

Note that each College / Faculty / School considers different factors for its holistic assessment. If you are shortlisted, you may be asked to provide additional information specific to that College / Faculty / School, or be required to take a test, or to go for an interview. These will be communicated to you at the appropriate time.

Click here to view a sample of the mandatory short response questions.

Applicants who wish to be considered under the Aptitude Based Admission scheme for Medicine should apply under the school’s Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS) from February 2024 to March 2024.

Medicine Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS)

The Medicine Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS) was developed as a way of exercising discretionary criteria in admitting a small number of students to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Applications submitted through this route will be evaluated by the Selection Committee on the basis of exceptional talent and achievement in addition to academic results. For details and online application, please click here.