Application Forms and Procedures

Applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level results, including full-time National Servicemen (NSF) who have a course reserved in NUS and wish to apply for a change of course.

Online application will commence from 17 February 2023, 4pm after the release of 2022 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level results. Application deadline is 19 March 2023.

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

Ensure that you meet the subject prerequisites of courses 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 (if applicable) and make application fee payment (S$10) online by 19 March 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 Courses”,
  3. submission of relevant supporting documents, and
  4. making the S$10 application fee payment.

Incomplete application will affect the outcome of your application.

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.

School candidates who sat for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level examination in 2022, and full-time National Servicemen (NSF) who have reserved places at NUS and wish to apply for a change in course in 2023 are strongly encouraged to use MyInfo to pre-fill their personal details and academic results.

Depending on the course(s) you have applied for, interview and/or selection test may be required before an admission outcome can be made.

The Admission Selection Committee will consider your application based on academic merits and choice of courses before releasing an outcome online by 3rd week of May.


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 courses. 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 courses 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 January 2023 to March 2023.


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 courses, i.e. if you did not obtain the minimum B3 grade (for old syllabus) / B (for new syllabus) for General Paper (GP) or B in Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) (for new syllabus) required for Law-related courses. You may submit your GP result (at least a C6 / E grade), together with a minimum score of 700 for SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score to satisfy the subject requirement. The validity of SAT scores is five years. Only scores obtained in the five years leading up to the application deadline will be considered.