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Admission Criteria

- General 

- Additional Subject Requirements

- List of Acceptable

- Special Medical 
  Conditions to note

- Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA)

Admission Procedures

Important Dates & Deadlines to note



Living on Campus

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Submit an Application

Pay application Fee

Upload Supporting Documents at Checklist Page
(if applicable)

Additional Submission Package for Art, Design & Media (ADM) Programme

Check Status

Check Estimated Outcome Period

Apply for Scholarship
(if applicable)

Application for Teacher (if applicable)

Accept Offer

Submit an Online Appeal


Enrolment Procedures

Freshmen Guide

Obtain Matric Number

Student's Pass Application
(for foreigners only)

Notes to NSFs matriculating only after the Academic Year 2020-21

NTU Honour Code


Admission Criteria:

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General Requirements
You are a Polytechnic Diploma Holder or a Final Year Student from a local polytechnic in Singapore.

  • You should have a relevant diploma from a local polytechnic or a recognised institution in Singapore (see List of Acceptable Diplomas below).
  • You are only eligible to apply for admission if you have graduated from the diploma before the commencement of the new Academic year.
  • If you have a Diploma with Merit or Diploma with Distinction, you may apply for any programme in NTU, regardless of your diploma (except for LKCMedicine Programme).
  • If you are a graduating student at one of the local polytechnics, you may apply with your cumulative first 5 semester results. If you meet the admissions criteria, you will receive an offer. You are still required to submit your final semester results as a proof that you have graduated from the diploma course.
  • If you are a graduating student with results from 4 semesters only (due to exchange, internship, etc), you may apply with your cumulative 4 semesters results, first. You are required to submit your final 2 semester results as soon as they are available.

You are presenting a diploma from

  • One of the five local polytechnics in Singapore namely: 

    Ø  Nanyang Polytechnic

    Ø  Ngee Ann Polytechnic

    Ø  Republic Polytechnic

    Ø  Singapore Polytechnic

    Ø  Temasek Polytechnics


  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
  • LASALLE College of the Arts
  • BCA Academy
  • National Institute of Early Childhood Development
  • Institute of Technical Education (Work-Study Diploma [WSDip])
  • Singapore Sports School – Auckland University of Technology (Diploma in Sports Management & Exercise Science only)

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Applicants will be assessed based on their polytechnic results and any other academic or non-academic achievements presented for admission. Applicants may also be assessed by other additional means, such as interviews and tests. 

Applicants are required to submit the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results, if available, to fulfil the subject requirements for selected programmes where applicable.

Additional Subject Requirements
Some programmes may have additional subject requirements:

  • Applicants for Nanyang Business School programmes
    Mathematics skills are essential for entry into Nanyang Business School (NBS).
    Polytechnic applicants are therefore required to take a NTU Mathematics elective upon admission to NBS if

    - Applicants do not have ‘O’ level Additional Mathematics
    - Grade obtained for ‘O’ level Additional Mathematics is C6 or below

    Successful polytechnic applicants who do not meet the minimum Mathematics requirement above will be advised on the registration for the Mathematics elective upon matriculation into the University.

  • Applicants for other NTU undergraduate degree programmes
    Please refer to the footnote under the List of Acceptable Diplomas for details on the additional subject requirements for the respective degree programmes. 


List of Acceptable Diplomas
Click here to find out more information on the programmes that you can apply for based on your diploma.

Special Medical Conditions to Note
Please read the special medical conditions before selecting the programme you wish to apply.

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 300 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.

To learn more about Aptitude-based Admissions, click here.   

Adult Learners Scheme
Candidates who are at least 25 years of age with at least 4 years of working experience as at 1st July of the admission year may apply for admission under Adult Learners Scheme. Shortlisted applicants may be invited 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.

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.

Admission Procedures:

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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 undergraduate programmes is done online by submitting an electronic application form during the application period. You are required to submit only one (1) electronic application form. There is no hard-copy application form.

Implied choice scheme. Applicants choosing any programme with a second major will also be considered for its corresponding programme with no second major, in a manner succeeding any of the 1st to 5th choices if selected in the application form, and if they have not been earlier selected as one of the five choices. For example, an applicant indicated 1st choice Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering with a second major in Food Science & Technology, 2nd choice Mechanical Engineering and no other choices; he will be considered for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering with a second major in Food Science & Technology, Mechanical Engineering, followed by Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. If the applicant wishes to be considered for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering over Mechanical Engineering, he should therefore indicate Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering as the second choice. To find out more about this scheme, click here.

Your online application has been submitted successfully if

  1. an Application Status Menu showing your application number and a summary of application items required to be completed by you is generated, and 
  2. an acknowledgment of your application is forwarded to your email address(es) you have provided in the online application form. Please provide a valid email address as you will be notified of your application outcome through email. You are strongly encouraged to add as a trusted email address to avoid our emails going to the junk folder. For Hotmail account users, click here for the steps.


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 password. 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
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
  • Via cashier's order/bank draft made payable to 'Nanyang Technological University' and mailed to Office of Admissions

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.
The documents required for submission (if applicable) can be found in the Checklist after application.

If there is/are no link(s) provided for you to upload the relevant documents, this means you are not required to submit any documents for verifications at the moment. If we require more information from you, we will contact you via email or your contact number.

You are strongly encouraged to make use of the uploading feature (except for the additional documents required for the Art, Design & Media (ADM) programme) as it saves cost and speeds up the processing of your application.

Please refer to the sample formats by clicking on the following respective links.  You are to upload the results from earliest examination date to latest examination date; i.e. from 1st semester – 6th semester (if applicable).

  1. SPM (E1119)
  2. Nanyang Polytechnic
  3. Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  4. Republic Polytechnic
  5. Singapore Polytechnic
  6. Temasek Polytechnic

To upload your documents (if applicable) to the Checklist, please take note of the following:

  • Ensure that the documents are scanned in its original colour and in the upright orientation.
  • Ensure that the scanned files are in JPEG or PDF format.
  • Save all pages of the same document to one file and then upload the file to the same location as one item. Each upload should not exceed 5 MB.
  • Ensure that you have selected the right file to the correct location for uploading as no re-uploading is allowed and there will be no option for viewing the uploaded file after uploading.
  • Submission of documents must be completed by the stipulated deadlines. Only complete applications will be processed.
  • You will not need to mail your documents after uploading them. Submission through email is not acceptable.
  • If you encounter any issues uploading your file (s) while using the Internet Explorer browser, you may wish to use other browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari.


Instructions on how to provide shared link of the supporting document for your appeal.

  • Provide only relevant documents that is able to substantiate your appeal.
  • Collate/Scan all pages into 1.pdf file.
  • The name of the file must be your Application Number [e.g. PF0123456.pdf]
  • Upload file to Google drive.
  • Set the Privacy Setting: 'Anyone with the link'.
  • Test the link before you paste the shared link in your write-up via the appeal portal.


Important note: No amendments to the shared link provided after submission/closing date of appeal. Do revert the Privacy Setting: "Off" after you have received your appeal outcome or by end of August.

Additional Submission Package for Art, Design & Media Programme:
It is compulsory to submit the required materials as determined by the School of Art, Design & Media for admission assessment if Art, Design & Media is one of your programme choices. The additional submission package for ADM must reach us by the stipulated deadline. Online uploading is not applicable. Work sent by email attachment is not acceptable.

Click here for the instructions of the submission package and details of the Document Drop box located at Level 1, Student Services Centre (next to SASD Lobby).

Please refer to the NTU School of Art, Design & Media website for the requirements for submission of ADM package.

Completion of Application for LKCMedicine Programme:
Applicants who have chosen Medicine as their choice will be required to complete their application and upload the additional supporting documents required by the programme at the Application Tracking Page (via the Check Status link). (See Step 4 Item 10 below for more information.)

Step 4: Update/Track Progress of Application
You can log in to the Check Status link to do the following: 

  1. Pay your application fee online via VISA/MasterCard.
  2. Access the Checklist for submission of supporting documents (where applicable).
  3. View and Check your application fee payment status and supporting documents submission status.
  4. View and Make Changes to your programme choices before the application closing date.
  5. View your contact information. For changes in contact information, please update us via email to It is important you update/inform any changes in your contact information for proper communication with the University.
  6. Update or Submit your Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA) application before closing date (if you have not applied earlier).
  7. Update or Submit your scholarship application before closing date (if you have not applied earlier).
  8. For applicants who have chosen Arts (Education) and/or Science (Education) as one of their choices: Submit the online application for teacher form to MOE before closing date.
  9. For applicants who have chosen Medicine as one of their choices: Complete application for the LKCMedicine programme by
      • Revising/Confirming BMAT Number and Personal Statement
      • Completing two online Reference Reports
      • Performing Criminal Records Declaration
    Note: If you have applied to the Medicine programme at LKCMedicine and are shortlisted for admission, you will be required to attend the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) in April 2020.
  10. Check your application outcome/status online.



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If you are offered admission, you may proceed to accept and secure your offer via the acceptance portal by the stipulated deadline.

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


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If you have accepted the offer and are matriculating in the Academic Year 2020-21, you will receive an e-mail from mid-June directing you to the freshmen portal which contains detailed information on enrolment.  Please proceed to complete the enrolment procedures as displayed on the NTU Online Acceptance Form from mid-June 

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 & Singapore Permanent Residents serving full-time national service) matriculating only after the Academic Year 2020-21:
If you are matriculating only after Academic Year 2020-21, 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 via email in DECEMBER prior to the year of your matriculation. Please email to (quoting your application number) if there is a change in your mailing address, email address and telephone number(s). 

Note to Returning National Servicemen (RNS) with a place reserved for Academic Year 2020-21:

Click here for information on the medical examination for your admission to AY2020-21.  If you are unable to matriculate in AY2020-21, 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 2020, please click

Important Dates and Deadlines to Note:

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Admissions StagesEvent Actions Dates / Deadlines
Application for AdmissionOnline Application

  1 - 21 February 2020

Change of programme choices

by 21 February 2020

Payment of application fee

by 26 February 2020

Submission of Art, Design & Media (ADM) assignments

by 21 February 2020

Online application for teacher form to MOE (only applicable to applicants selecting Arts (Education) and/or Science (Education) as one of their choices)

by 21 February 2020

Submission of Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA) appraisal form

by 26 February 2020

Online submission of supporting documents

by 26 February 2020

​Submission of REP Online Reference Report​by 26 February 2020
Completion of Application for LKCMedicine programme
1. Update/Submission of Personal Statement
2. Criminal Records Declaration
3. Submission of two Online Reference Reports

1. by 21 February 2020
2. by 21 February 2020
3. by 26 February 2020

Scholarship ApplicationOnline Application

by 21 February 2020

Submission of photograph and appraisal form

by 28 February 2020

Offer and AcceptanceOffer/Release of application result

From Mid March 2020

Acceptance of offer (1st Window)

2 January – 24 May 2020

Online appeal of application result

9 May – 24 May 2020

Acceptance of offer (2nd Window)

1 June – 17 June 2020

After AcceptanceOnline Matriculation

Click here for details

Qualifying English Test (QET)

Click here for details

Freshmen Welcome Ceremony

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For admissions matters and enquiries, please email

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