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Admissions to AY2021-22 Undergraduate Programmes

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Admission and scholarship applications can be completed fully via online. Shortlisted applicants who are unable to participate in any admissions tests or interviews should contact the schools directly for alternative arrangements. For other requests, please send an email to
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Admissions Criteria

Minimum Subject Requirements

Special Medical Conditions to note

Admissions Procedures

Important Dates and Deadlines to note



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Guide to Filling In Application Form

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Complete Application for LKCMedicine Programme
(if applicable)

Submit Additional Materials for Art, Design & Media (ADM) Programme
(if applicable)

Check Status (Update Application/Track Progress)

Check Estimated Outcome Period

Apply for Scholarship
(if applicable)

Accept Offer

Submit an Online Appeal

Enrolment Procedures

Student's Pass Application
(for foreigners only)

Check/Update English Proficiency
(if applicable)

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Admissions Criteria:                                                                                                                                   [back to top]

General Requirements
You are offering the NUS High School Diploma awarded by NUS High School of Mathematics and Science.

Minimum Subject Requirements
To be eligible for a programme, students must satisfy its minimum subject requirements.

Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Requirement for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents applying for admissions must fulfil any one of the following minimum requirements under MOE mother tongue policy

    • a grade D7 for Higher MTL at Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level; or
    • a pass in MTL 'B' or a grade S for H1 MTL or H2 MTL Language and Literature or General Studies in Chinese at Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level; or
    • an MOE-approved MTL-in-lieu*; or
    • an MOE-approved MTL-exemption*.

Students who have not satisfied the requirement above may still apply for admissions with no prejudice to their application. Admissions will be on a provisional basis and students are required to attain the MTL within the period of their University study.

* For students who have been away from Singapore's school system for some years, the University will submit the application for MTL-in-lieu or MTL-exemption on your behalf if you are offered admissions. MOE does not accept direct applications.

Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA)
Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA) take into account students' passions, interests and strengths. Applicants with exceptional talents and/or outstanding achievements beyond schools’ co-curricular activities can be considered, subject to a minimum level of academic competence, for admissions under ABA. Academic grades of relevant subjects may be an indication of aptitude as well. Applicants are encouraged to provide details on their achievements, an essay of not more than 500 words under ABA section of the application form and submit at least 1 (maximum 2) appraisal online to support their applications. Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview and present relevant supporting documents for verification upon request.

Learn more about Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA).

Special Medical Conditions to Note
Students are advised to check the special medical conditions for selective programmes before apply.

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 (Nanyang Technological University), 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.

If you have graduated from a part-time undergraduate degree programme awarded by then-SIM University and was enrolled in the degree programme between 2001 to 2008, please contact us at for more details on tuition fees.

Learn more about Tuition Grant.

Admissions 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
Fill in one online application form, via Apply Now.

Before clicking the Submit button, preview your completed form and save a copy for reference. For help, see Guide to Filling In Application Form.

Your form is submitted successfully when 1) a confirmation page with your application number, i.e. the Application Tracking Page, is generated; 2) you receive an email acknowledging your application.

At Application Tracking Page, proceed to complete the list of other items required. To access the same Page later, login via Check Status, using your application number and password you created during application. Applicants who wish to apply for Scholarships may do so at this stage.

Step 2: Pay Application Fee

To pay online by VISA/Mastercard, login to Check Status.

To learn more, login to Check Status.

Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents

Login to Check Status and upload items at the Supporting Documents Checklist:

i. Personal Identification

  • Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents: NRIC (front & back)
  • Singapore Full-Time National Servicemen (NSFs): NS IC (front & back) and passport information page/birth certificate
  • International applicants: passport information page 

ii.  Academic Records

  • Transcript of Academic Record (all results pages) & Diploma certificate
  • School Leaving Certificate, Testimonial & Transcript of Student Development Record
  • Transcript of Research Record
  • Mother Tongue Language subject & grade at 'O' or 'A' Level; or
    MTL in-lieu subject & grade (along with MOE approval letter); or
    MOE approval letter for MTL exemption 
  • International Olympiad (IO) Medal Award (if applicable)
  • NUS transcript for undergraduate module taken (if applicable)
  • AP Student Grade Report (optional)
  • SAT Subject Tests (optional)
  • IELTS/TOEFL/SAT/PTE Academic/ACT with Writing (optional)
  • University Academic Transcript (if applicable) 

iii. Report/Record of Medical Condition/Special Need (if applicable) 

Follow the guideline below to upload to the Checklist: 

  • Scan your document in original colour and upright orientation, and save as JPG or PDF format. For a document with multiple pages, scan and save as a single file.
  • Your file size must not exceed 5MB. DO NOT zip or compress file.
  • Each item can only be uploaded once. Ensure correct file is selected.
  • Check ALL compulsory items are uploaded BEFORE clicking 'Confirm' at the end of Checklist.
  • DO NOT further submit physical copies.
  • For help, email

You are strongly encouraged to upload your document.

If you prefer to submit hardcopy:

  • Print Checklist for use as cover.
  • Arrange your hardcopies in order of Checklist.
  • Write your application number at top right corner of each document, and at top left corner of envelope.
  • Your documents should reach our Office no later than five days after the closing date of application.
  • DO NOT submit original documents. 

Important Note: Unless instructed otherwise, DO NOT use a combination of both methods to submit your documents, i.e. either upload for all or submit hardcopy for all.


For Art, Design and Media (ADM) applicants only:

ADM applicants must submit additional materials for assessment.  

  • Follow strictly the ADM submission requirements.

Step 4: Update/Track Progress of Application
You are advised to check the progress of your application online. By logging on to Check Status, you can

  1. Pay your application fee online via VISA/Mastercard
  2. Access the Checklist for submission of supporting documents
  3. Check your fee payment and documents submission status (in 4-5 working days)
  4. Change your programme choice(s) (before application closes) (optional)
  5. Update your contact information (before application closes)

    Note: It is important to provide up-to-date contact details. For changes after closing date, email
  6. Apply for scholarships (optional) 
  7. For LKCMedicine applicants only:
    Complete your application for LKCMedicine (before application closes)              

    • Confirm/Update BMAT Number
    • Revising/Finalising Personal Statement
    • Perform Online Criminal Records Declaration 
    • Submit two online Referee Reports

    - The Online Referee Report is in question-and-answer format, and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Instructions and login details will be provided to applicants to forward to their referees.
    - Shortlisted applicants are to attend Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) in April.

  8. Check your application progress/status


Offer and Acceptance                                                                                                                                 [back to top]

If you are offered admissions, proceed to accept your offer online by the stipulated deadline.


If you are not offered admissions or your choice of programme, you may submit an appeal during the online appeal exercise. If successful, proceed to accept the offer with the instruction given.


After Acceptance                                                                                                                                         [back to top]

If you have accepted the offer and are matriculating in the Academic Year 2021-22, you will receive from mid June an email directing you to the Freshmen Portal which contains detailed information on enrolment.  Proceed to complete from mid June 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 Portal.

Click on the relevant link below for a summary of the specific enrolment procedures applicable to you.

Applicants are advised to visit this section again for the latest updates on the enrolment procedures for AY2021-22. 

Note to successful applicants enlisting or serving Full-Time National Service (NSF) matriculating only after Academic Year 2021-22:
If you have accepted the offer and are matriculating only after Academic Year 2021-22, you will receive in September/October (of the year of acceptance) an acknowledgement letter 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


Verification of Original Documents                                                                                                           [back to top]

All matriculated students, regardless of nationality, must complete Verification of Original Documents exercise, in the first semester of study around mid-September/early October. Details of the exercise will be provided via student's NTU email accounts prior to the verification period.

Those who fail to complete the exercise or who are unable to present the required original documents for verification without valid reasons will be required to withdraw or deemed to have withdrawn from the University.


Important Dates and Deadlines to Note:                                                                                                   [back to top]

Admissions Stages Event Actions  Dates / Deadlines
Application for ​AdmissionsOnline application

  1 December 2020
- 15 January 2021

Change of programme choices

by 15 January 2021

Update of contact
1. via Check Status
2. via email/letter

1. by 15 January 2021
2. from 16 January 2021

​Criminal Records Declarationby 15 January 2021
Payment of application fee

by 20 January 2021

Submission of supporting documents

by 20 January 2021

Submission of Art, Design & Media (ADM) additional materials

by 20 January 2021

Completion of application for LKCMedicine programme
1. Personal Statement
2. Criminal Records Declaration
3. Two Online Referee Reports

1. by 15 January 2021
2. by 15 January 2021
3. by 18 January 2021

Application for Scholarships Online application

by 15 January 2021

Submission of photograph and appraisal form

by 22 January 2021

Offer and AcceptanceOffer/Release of application outcome

from March 2021

Acceptance of offer (1st Window)

2 January – 
24 May 2021

Online appeal of application outcome

10 May – 26 May 2021

Acceptance of offer (2nd Window)

1 June – 17 June 2021

After AcceptanceOnline Matriculation

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Qualifying English Test (QET)

Click here for details

Freshmen Welcome Ceremony

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