Information for Returning National Servicemen (RNS) 

NUS will reserve a place for you if you are serving full-time National Service (NS) in Singapore. You will only enrol after the completion of your full-time NS obligation, or if you are granted disruption by MINDEF. 

You can contact the University with your full name, NRIC/FIN, course reserved and scheduled enrolment year on the following matters via AskAdmissions:

  • Update of personal particulars and contact information
  • Relinquish place reserved.

Enrolment procedure

You will receive a letter from the University in October 2020 if you are due to enrol in the University in August 2021. For more information, please refer to the Confirmation of Enrolment Exercise.

Application for early enrolment

If you wish to enrol before you complete your NS, you should complete and submit the RNS Early Enrolment Request Form to the University with the relevant documents confirming your disruption approved by MINDEF, SPF or SCDF. This will assist the University in reviewing your early enrolment request.

Application for a change in course

To understand the process for change of course, click here.

Some applicants may wish to apply for a change of course while serving full-time NS. You can submit a fresh admission application at based on the application window of the application group. You should only indicate the course(s) that you wish to be considered in your new application. 

Your reserved course will be automatically withdrawn if your new application is successful. If you do not wish to accept the new course offer, it would be advisable for you to:

  • Submit an appeal during the appeal period to reinstate your previous reserved course. The success of your appeal will be at the discretion of the University, and
  • Accept the new offer, while waiting for the outcome of your appeal.

  • If you are unsuccessful in your new application, you will remain in the reserved course if you had accepted the reserved course earlier.


    Application for deferment of studies

    Places will only be reserved for applicants serving full-time National Service (NS) in Singapore as they are required to complete their NS liability before pursuing tertiary education.

    Applicants with existing service obligations (such as employment/scholarship bond) should apply for admission only when these obligations are discharged and they are ready to commence classes in the University in the year of application for admission to NUS.

    If you are unable to enrol in August 2021, complete the RNS Deferment Request Form and return it with the relevant supporting documents to the University by the stipulated date.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Click here for Frequently Asked Questions relevant to RNSmen.

    Special Term (ST) enrolment for RNSmen matriculation in 2021

    You may wish to read iBLOC and/or Special Term modules to fulfil your undergraduate degree requirements while waiting for your enrolment in August 2021. Please visit the following websites for more information.

    Application Period: 19 September 2020 to 23 October 2020

    Special Term* Modules:
    Application Period: 1 February 2021 to 1 March 2021
    *For RNSmen who will ORD before 20 April 2021