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Admissions Requirements


General 'A' Level Entry Requirements

If you are applying using the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level Examination in the English medium, you need to obtain 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; or
    • pass in MTL ‘B’ syllabus taken at ‘A’ level; or
    • a minimum of D7 in Higher MTL taken at 'O' level; or
    • an MOE-approved MTL-in-lieu*; or
    • an MOE-approved MTL-exemption*


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 admissions.  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.

* 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.

Minimum Subject Requirements
To be eligible for a programme, you need to satisfy its subject requirement. Check the minimum subject requirements and 'A' level cut-off grades 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 Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA).

Combined Score

Some programmes require additional assessment such as selection test, interview, or portfolios on top of academic results. The details are available here.

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

Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA)                                                                                                       [back to top]

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:                                                                                                        [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 undergraduate programmes 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.

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 Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering over Mechanical Engineering, he should therefore indicate Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering as a 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 summary of application items required to be completed by you is generated, and
  2. an acknowledgment of your application is forwarded to the email address(es) you have provided in the online application form. Please provide a valid email address as your application outcome will be notified 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, 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.

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:


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]
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.

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

  • Ensure that the documents are scanned in its original colors and in 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. A0020XXXX.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 Status Menu (via the Check Status link). (See Step 4 Item 10 below for more information.)

Step 4: Update/Track Progress of Application
By accessing or re-login to the Application Status Menu (via the Check Status link) you can:

  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 inform us via email at It is important that you update/inform any changes in your contact information for proper communication with the University.
  6. Update or Submit (if you have not applied earlier) your Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA) application before closing date.
  7. Update or Submit (if you have not applied earlier) scholarship application before closing date.
  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.



Offer & Acceptance                                                                                                                      [back to top]

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

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

After Acceptance
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If you have accepted the offer and are matriculating in the Academic Year 2020-21, you will receive an email in early June directing you to the Freshmen Portal which contains detailed information on enrolment. Proceed to complete the enrolment procedures only after you have received the email 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 (Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents serving         
Full-Time national service) matriculating only after the Academic Year 2020-21:              [back to top]

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 inform us via email at (quoting your application number) if there is a change in your mailing address, email address and telephone number(s).
RNS matriculate in August Term

You will receive an email pertaining to Health Screening in April 2020. If you are unable to matriculate in AY2020-21, click here to download the Form for Returning National Servicemen, complete and return it to us by the stipulated date.

RNS matriculate in Special Term (May/June)

You will receive an email pertaining to enrolment procedures in March 2020 if you have completed your full-time National Service and wish to matriculate earlier in May/June 2020. You may click on the following for your reference:

Important Dates and Deadlines to Note:
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Admissions StagesEvent Actions Dates / Deadlines
Application for AdmissionOnline Application

Day of A-level results release- 19 March 2020

Change of programme choices

by 19 March 2020

Payment of application fee

by 24 March 2020

Submission of Art, Design & Media (ADM) assignments

by 19 March 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 19 March 2020

Submission of Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA) appraisal form

by 24 March 2020

Online submission of supporting documents

by 24 March 2020

​Submission of REP Online Reference Reportby 24 March 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 19 March 2020
2. by 19 March 2020
3. by 24 March 2020

Scholarship ApplicationOnline Application

by 19 March 2020

Submission of photograph and appraisal form

by 26 March 2020

Offer and AcceptanceOffer/Release of application result

from end-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

Click here for details


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