The online application form is meant for applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting a diploma from one of the local polytechnics or institutions in Singapore. This includes full-time National Servicemen (NSF) with local polytechnic diplomas, who have a programme reserved in NUS and wish to apply for a change of programme.

Submission of a complete application

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

Your application will be only considered after you complete the application process. This consists of the following:

  • Successful submission of online application form
  • Receive an acknowledgement email titled “Acknowledgement of Application to NUS Undergraduate Programmes”,
  • Electronic submission of supporting documents
  • Payment of application fee

Application Form

Applicants are allowed to submit only one application online as duplicate applications will not be considered. 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 and the acknowledgement email for future reference.

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 7 February 2024.

Electronic Submission of Supporting Documents

You are encouraged to get ready soft copies of the supporting documents stated on the Supporting Documents Guide before you proceed with your online application. You will be prompted to upload them before you submit your application.

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

Additional supporting documents, can be submitted to the Office of Admission via the Applicant Portal after you have submitted your application form. Please note that all document submissions have to be submitted by the application closing date.

You may check if your supporting documents have been received 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.

SAT scores can be used to meet the minimum subject requirement for Law-related programmes if you have scored a minimum of 700 for Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing component. The validity of SAT scores is five years. Only scores obtained in the five years leading up to the application deadline will be considered.