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 STPM overall results

A score of at least B for all subjects, and MUET of 200
Most recent High School exam results

Expected to score at least B for all subjects, and MUET of 200 by application closing date.
1) ACT with Writing or SAT and
2) SAT Subject Tests or Advanced Placement Test
Not required Not required
English Requirement Minimum MUET score of 200 Minimum MUET score of 200
Programme Eligibility Eligible for all programmes Eligible for all programmes
Application Closing Date 3 March 2024
Notes For applicants who have sat for the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination in 2024, please update and submit your actual results within 3 calendar days upon the release of results to the NUS Office of Admissions.

Internet print-out of your Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) results can be accepted provisionally. The print-out must clearly reflect your full name.

Updating and submission of your final examination results can be made via the Applicant Portal. Please indicate your full name and application number on the document(s) submitted. Multiple and duplicate submissions of document(s) will affect the processing and outcome of your application.

To check if we have received your document submission, please login to Applicant Portal after 3 working days.


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 programmes

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 programmes. However, you should order your choices accordingly to your preference, as you will be admitted to the highest ranked programme that you have qualified for.

Application outcome

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

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.

English Language Requirement

The medium of instruction at NUS is English. To enable you to benefit from an NUS education, we expect you to have achieved a minimum level of English proficiency. For certain qualifications, you are also required to furnish additional English Language test scores.

Applicants may present any of the following to fulfil the English Language requirement:

Test Minimum Acceptable Score
C1 Advanced / Cambridge English: Advanced 180
EL1119 C6 (Examination taken in 2020 or earlier)
B1 (Examination taken from 2021 onwards)^
IELTS# 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components
MUET 200 (for 2020 examination and before)
240 (for 2021 examination onwards)
PTE Academic
PTE Academic Online
62 overall with 62 in Reading and Writing components
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • TOEFL iBT Paper Edition
TOEFL Essentials Test* 10
TOEFL revised Paper-delivered Test 580

The validity of C1 Advanced / Cambridge English: AdvancedPTE AcademicTOEFL and / or IELTS  scores is two years. Only scores obtained in the two years leading up to the application deadline will be considered.

The validity of MUET score is five years. Only scores issued in the five years leading up to the application deadline will be considered.

The NUS institution code for TOEFL is 0786. The score report must reach the Office of Admissions by your application closing date failing which your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be processed for admissions consideration.

# IELTS Indicator score is not accepted.
* NUS only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
^ Attained a minimum of B1 in EL1119 examination, which is graded based on CEFR Level.