Step 1 Receive Acceptance Letter (email) from NUS Registrar’s Office
The letter will include information on application of on- campus housing, Student’s Pass (Visa), and Entry Approval.
Step 2 Receive Student’s Pass application outcome from Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
Many of the pre-arrival aspects, particularly those involving immigration, border control and quarantine measures, are beyond the University’s control. Any possible changes may be on short notice and cause disruption to students’ plans.
Applicants are required to secure the following:
a) A Student’s Pass, and
b) Entry Approval/ Vaccinated Travel Pass for travel to Singapore
Students extended an offer of admission will be sent an email containing application instructions for both.
Step 3 Apply and Receive Entry Approval (EA)
All international students entering Singapore require Entry Approval. Students can apply for entry 2 to 5 weeks before the planned date of entry.
From 1 November 2021, all international students entering Singapore will be required to be fully vaccinated
as an entry requirement.
Entry Approval employs a quota system and is reviewed on a weekly basis. NUS is unable to guarantee approval and If unsuccessful, students may make a second or third application, if feasible.
As these regulations are subject to frequent calibration by the government, we encourage frequenting the Safe Travel Office website
for the most up-to-date regulations.
|*Note on Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)*
Students in certain countries/regions are permitted quarantine-free entry into Singapore under Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL). Please take note that only specific flights are VTL eligible. For the most up to date information on eligibility and COVID-19 testing requirements, please visit the VTL webpage
Students who apply via VTL will receive a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) in lieu of Entry Approval. No separate Entry Approval application is necessary.