Step 1 (End May 2021): Secure at least three (3) modules (courses) from the initial application submitted
This may be more difficult in AY2021/22 Semester 1 due to limited outbound exchanges and fewer modules being available to visiting students. If students are unable to secure at least 3 modules at this stage, students will have their application deemed unsuccessful. NUS is unable to accede to any appeals given the limited number of modules and the strict timeline for immigration matters. Students who are intending to do both modules and non-credited research will need to secure at least 2 modules.
Step 2 (Mid-June 2021): Receive Acceptance Letter (email) from NUS Registrar’s Office which includes information on application of on-campus housing, Student’s Pass (Visa), and Entry Approval
This is contingent upon three modules being secured in Step 1.
Step 3 (Mid-July 2021): Receive housing application outcome
There are limited spaces given social-distance requirements. Students should be prepared to live off campus due to operational constraints. For information on off-campus housing options, please refer here
Step 4 (Mid-July 2021): Receive Student’s Pass application outcome from Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
This may be more difficult in AY2021/22 Semester 1 due to strict border control measures. Student’s Pass approval cannot be guaranteed by NUS.
Step 5 (Mid-July 2021): Receive Entry Approval (EA) application outcome from Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
This may be more difficult in AY2021/22 Semester 1 due to strict border control measures. Approval cannot be guaranteed by NUS. In the event of a rejection, students can attempt a second or third application, if feasible.
The EA will indicate the travel period students can arrive in Singapore. Please take note of the last day students can arrive in Singapore, given the last quarantine (Stay at Home Notice (SHN)) requirements.
Last day to clear arrival immigration in Singapore to serve quarantine (SHN) subsequently on campus or at a dedicated facility:
For students requiring 21 days of SHN: 19 July 2021
For students requiring 7 days of SHN: 2 August 2021
Immigration, border control and quarantine measures are constantly evolving. Please refer to the latest information here
and calculate the last day to clear arrival immigration and quarantine period here