Admission to AY2013-14 Undergraduate Programmes
You are offering the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level Examination in the English medium and must have obtained all of the following:
- At least two passes in subjects at H2 level and attempted General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) in the same sitting;
- Meet one of the following Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirement:
- A minimum of 'S' grade in H1 MTL or General Studies in Chinese or H2 Mother Tongue Language & Literature (MTLL) taken at 'A' level
- Pass in MTL ‘B’ syllabus taken at ‘A’ level
- A minimum of D7 in Higher MTL taken at 'O' level
A Mother Tongue subject (Chinese/Malay/Tamil) taken at a separate sitting of the GCE 'A' level examination is acceptable for purpose of admission. H1 non-Tamil Indian Language (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu) or H1 Foreign Language (French, German, Japanese) may be taken in lieu of MTL.
Candidates who do not satisfy the MTL requirement may still submit an application for admission. If selected, he/she will be admitted on a provisional basis. During their course of study, they will be required to meet the minimum MTL requirement before they are allowed to graduate.
Minimum Subject Requirements
To be eligible for a programme, students must satisfy its subject requirement. Check the minimum subject requirements of the programme you wish to apply.
Computation of University Score
In computing the University Score, the University will take into consideration the following:
- General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)
- Project Work
- Best four content-based subjects (i.e. 3 H2 and 1 H1 content-based subjects, of which one must be a contrasting subject. Students may take KI in lieu of GP. KI is considered a H2 subject and can be considered as a contrasting subject to both Arts and Science. Students who take KI need not take a H1 content-based subject. Possible subject combinations and subjects to be counted in the University Score are given here.
A H1 subject will be counted as half of a H2 in terms of points computation.
MTL may be included in the computation of the University Score. The better of the two scores (i.e. with and without MTL) will be the University Score of the candidate.
SAT is not required for applicants presenting A-level certificates.
If your subject combination is beyond the norm, please click here for more details.
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not indicate that the applicant can be admitted as admission to the University is based on open competition.
H3 programmes will not be considered in the computation of the University Score. Candidates who have taken H3 programmes may be considered for admission under Non-Academic Achievements.
Some programmes require additional assessment such as selection test, interview, or portfolios on top of academic results. The details are available here.
Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Bonus Point Scheme
Students who have done well in their H1 MTL or H2 MTLL at the GCE 'A' level examination are eligible for MTL bonus points for the following programmes in the University:
- Communication Studies
- Linguistics & Multilingual Studies
- Arts (Education) with specialisation in Chinese Language and Literature
- Arts (Education) with specialisation in Malay Language and Literature
The following MTL bonus points will be awarded:
- Two bonus points for applicants who have passed (at least an E grade) H2 MTLL;
- One bonus point for applicants who obtained an A grade in H1 MTL;
- One bonus point for applicants who obtained at least a B grade in H1 General Studies in Chinese; and
- Students offering any combinations of MTL-related subjects are allowed to accumulate the MTL bonus points allocated for each subject, including a combination of H1 MTL and H2 MTLL.
- The cap on bonus points for MTL will be three.
Please visit MOE website for more information.
Special Medical Conditions to Note
Please read the special medical conditions before selecting the programme you wish to apply.
Non-Academic Achievements (NAA) / Discretionary Criteria (DC) [back to top]
Besides academic performance, applicants with exceptional talents and/or outstanding achievements can be considered for admissions to NTU under the ‘Non-Academic Achievements (NAA)/Discretionary Criteria (DC)’ scheme. Applicants are required to submit an essay of not more than 300 words and provide at least 1 online appraisal (maximum 3) to support their applications. Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview and produce relevant supporting documents for verification.
Learn more about Non-Academic Achievements (NAA)/Discretionary Criteria (DC).
Candidates who are at least 25 years of age with at least 4 years of working experience (after graduation from Junior College) as at 1st July of the admission year may apply for admission as Mature Applicants.
To qualify as a mature applicant, you are required to submit a Personal Statement of not more than 200 words and 2 Referee Reports from at least one employer. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Tuition Grant (TG) Eligibility for Current or Former Students of NTU, NUS, SMU, SUTD, Poly-FSI, SIT, NAFA-RCM and LASALLE-Goldsmiths
Under the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) TG policy, subsidised full-time undergraduate students who transfer or re-admit within or across NTU (Nanyang Technological University), NUS (National University of Singapore), SMU (Singapore Management University), SUTD (Singapore University of Technology & Design), Poly-FSI (Polytechnic-Foreign Specialised Institution), SIT (Singapore Institute of Technology), NAFA-RCM (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts-Royal College of Music) or LASALLE-Goldsmiths (LASALLE College of the Arts-Goldsmiths College) are eligible for TG up to the normal programme duration for the new programme less the number of semesters of TG received for the previous programmes. E.g. a student who has availed 2 semesters of TG in his previous programme is therefore eligible for 4 semesters of TG (starting from Semester 1) for his new programme with a normal duration of 6 semesters.
Students who hold/obtain a degree or higher qualification through subsidy or sponsorship by the Singapore Government will NOT be eligible for TG to pursue a second programme of the same or lower level.
Learn more about Tuition Grant.
Admission Procedures: [back to top]
How to Apply
- Step 1: Submit application form
- Step 2: Pay application fee
- Step 3: Submit supporting documents
- Step 4: Update/track progress of application
Step 1: Submit application form
Application to NTU is done online by submitting an electronic application form during application period. You are required to submit only one (1) electronic application form. There is no hard-copy application form.
Your online application has been submitted successfully if
- an Application Status Menu showing your application number and summary of application items required to be completed by you is generated, and
- an acknowledgment of your application is forwarded to the email address(es) you have provided in the online application form.
Take note of the unique application number assigned to you and keep the acknowledgement message as proof of application.
At the Application Status Menu, you may proceed to complete the application items required. You will be able to access and view the same page again and continue to complete the necessary items via the Check Status link above using your application number and identification number. Applicants who wish to apply for Scholarships may proceed to submit an application via the Application Status Menu.
Applicants selecting Arts (Education) and/or Science (Education) as one of their choices are also required to submit the online "application for teacher form" to MOE.
Please note that your application cannot be processed until the application fee and required supporting documents are received within the stipulated deadlines.
To apply, click on the Apply Now link located at the beginning of the page.
Step 2: Pay Application Fee [back to top]
Application Fee is S$10. Payment can be made using one of the following methods:
- Internet Payment by VISA or MasterCard at the Application Status Menu
- Via DBS/POSB Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Singapore
- Cash/NETS through Office of Finance at NTU Student Services Centre, Level 3
Read the payment instructions available at the Application Status Menu and decide on your preferred and appropriate payment option. Learn more about the payment modes and instructions.
To understand how to generate Bill Reference Number for payment via DBS/POSB ATM, please click here for the screenshots.
Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents [back to top]
Required supporting documents are to be uploaded to our website under the “Application Status Menu” via Check Status link.
As you are allowed to upload only one file only once for each item, ensure you have sorted, scanned and saved all related and relevant pages of your documents in a single file in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word file format before you upload. Each upload should not exceed 5 MB. To begin uploading, click on ‘Upload’.
If there is no link under the Action/Status column of the item Relevant Documents, this means you are not required to submit any documents for verification at the moment. If we require more documents from you, we will contact you via email or your contact number.
Login here to check and access your Application Status Menu.
To put all results into one document, please do the following:
- Do a print-screen of your document
- Paste it to Microsoft Word. Alternatively, you can also scan and saved the required results in pdf format.
- Once you have pasted all the required documents into the file, you can then save the file.
- Kindly ensure that the Microsoft Word application is closed before you upload the documents to us.
If you encounter any issues uploading your file(s) while using Internet Explorer browser, you may wish to use other browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari.
Online uploading is not applicable for submission of materials required for consideration into the Art, Design & Media programme. You are required to submit by post or hand by the application closing date. Please click here for the mailing address.
Step 4: Update/Track Progress of Application
By accessing or re-login to the Application Status Menu you can:
- View and Check your application fee payment status and supporting documents submission status.
- View and Make changes to your programme choices before the application closing date.
- Update or Submit your non-academic achievements/discretionary criteria admissions application (section 5 of the application form) before the application closing date.
- View and Update your contact information before the application closing date.
- For changes in contact after the closing date, please update us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important you update any change in your correspondence addresses as you will also be notified of the application outcome in writing by post and email.
- Update or Submit (if you have not applied earlier) scholarship application before closing date.
- For mature applicants only: View and Check your personal statement and referee reports submission status.
- For applicants selecting Arts (Education) and/or Science (Education) as one of their choices: Submit the online application for teacher form to MOE before closing date.
- For applicants selecting Medicine programme: View and Check your submission status. If you are shortlisted for the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), you are required to attend in April.
Offer & Acceptance [back to top]
You will be notified of your application result in writing via letter posted to your mailing address stated in your application form.
If your application is successful, you are required to accept the offer via the acceptance portal within the stipulated deadline as stated in the offer letter.
If you are not offered your choice of programme, you may make an appeal during the online appeal exercise. If successful, proceed to accept the new offer as specified in the offer letter.
After Acceptance [back to top]
If you have accepted the offer and are matriculating in the Academic Year 2013-14, you will receive an admissions package containing detailed information on your enrolment. Please proceed to complete the enrolment procedures as displayed on the NTU Online Acceptance Form
You are to refer to the detailed instructions and procedures, and make use of the forms provided in the Freshmen Guide.
Note to successful applicants (Singaporean & Singpore Permanent Residents serving
full-time national service) matriculating only after the Academic Year 2013-14: [back to top]
If you are matriculating only after Academic Year 2013-14, you will receive an acknowledgement letter in September/October (of the year of application) for the programme you have accepted.
Keep the letter as proof of acceptance and remember your application number for future correspondence. A confirmation letter will be sent to you subsequently in DECEMBER prior to the year of your matriculation. If there is a change in your mailing address, please update us, quoting your application number, via email to email@example.com.
Note to Returning National Servicemen (RNS) with a place reserved for Academic Year 2013-14:
Click here to find out medical examination information for your admission to AY2013-14. If you are unable to matriculate in AY2013-14, download the Form for Returning National Servicemen, complete and return it to us by the stipulated date.
If you have completed your full-time National Service and wish to matriculate earlier during the Special Term in May/June 2013, please click
Important Dates and Deadlines to Note: [back to top]
|Application for Admission
early March 2013
- 1 April 2013
||Change of programme choices
by 1 April 2013
||Payment of application fee
by 4 April 2013
||Submission of Art, Design & Media (ADM) assignments
by 1 April 2013
||Submission of application for teacher form to MOE (only applicable to applicants selecting Arts (Education) and/or Science (Education) as one of their choices)
by 1 April 2013
||Submission of Non-Academic Achievements/Discretionary Criteria appraisal form
by 4 April 2013
||Submission of supporting documents
by 4 April 2013
||Submission of personal statement and 2 referee reports (for mature applicants only)
by 4 April 2013
||Completion of Application for LKCMedicine programme
1. Update/Submission of Personal Statement
2. Upload of Official Testimonials from School
3. Criminal Records Declaration
4. Submission of two Online References
1. by 1 April 2013
2. by 1 April 2013
3. by 1 April 2013
4. by 4 April 2013
by 1 April 2013
||Submission of photograph and appraisal form
by 4 April 2013
|Offer and Acceptance
||Offer/Release of application result
from early April 2013
||Acceptance of offer (1st Window)
2 January – 2 June 2013
||Online appeal of application result
15 May – 2 June 2013
||Acceptance of offer (2nd Window)
8 June – 20 June 2013
Click here for details
||Qualifying English Test (QET)
Click here for details
||Freshmen Welcome Ceremony
Click here for details
For admissions matters and enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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