Apply to NTU: 2017-18 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

By | January 17, 2017

Apply to NTU: 2017-18 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Admission Criteria:

General Requirements
You are offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).


Students sitting for the May 2017 IB Examination may submit their applications (except application for Medicine, Arts (Education) and Science (Education) programmes) before closing date and provide actual IB Diploma results when they are released.

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.

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

Discretionary Admissions
The University recognises students with exceptional talents and outstanding achievements for discretionary admission. Students may apply for consideration under this scheme by completing the relevant section in the online application form.

Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Requirement for Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) Schools, Privately-Funded Institutions (PFIs) and all other IB World Schools
All students, regardless of nationality, from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), School of The Arts Singapore (SOTA), St Joseph’s Institution and Singapore Sports School (SSP), and students (Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only) from ACS (International) Singapore,  St Joseph’s Institution International and Hwa Chong International School as well as all other IB World Schools must fulfil any one of the following minimum requirements:

  • MTL ‘B’ at Standard Level or Higher Level at IB Diploma; or
  • a grade D7 for Higher MTL at ‘O’ Level; or
  • a pass in MTL ‘B’ or a grade S for General Studies in Chinese or H1 MTL or H2 MTLL at ‘A’ Level; or
  • an MOE-approved MTL-in-lieu or MTL-exemption.


Students who are exempted from studying an official MTL or approved to study a MTL-in-lieu must submit to the university the MTL exemption letter or the MTL-in-lieu approval letter issued by the Ministry of Education.

Students who have not satisfied the requirement above may be admitted on a provisional basis and will be required to attain the MTL within the period of their University study.

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.

NTU will however extend the same subsidised tuition fee rate to the student up to their maximum programme duration (less the number of semesters of Tuition Grant received for the previous programme). GST on the NTU subsidised tuition fee is however to be borne by the student.

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:

1. How to Apply
2. Offer and Acceptance
3. After Acceptance
4. Verification of Original Documents

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 is done online by submitting an electronic application form during application period. You are required to submit only one (1) electronic application form.

To help fill in the application form correctly, it is important you read the Guide to filling in the Application Form. Preview your completed application form and print/save a copy for your own reference before you click the Submit button.

Your online application has been submitted successfully if

  1. an Application Tracking Page 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.

Take note of the unique application number assigned to you and keep the acknowledgement message as proof of application.

At the Application Tracking Page, 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 using your application number and password you created during application. Applicants who wish to apply for Scholarships may proceed to submit an application at the Scholarships Application menu on the Application Tracking Page.

Please note that your application is incomplete and cannot be processed until the application fee and required supporting documents are received within the stipulated deadlines.

To apply, click on the ‘Submit an Application’ link located at the Quick Links box above.

Step 2: Pay Application Fee                                                                                  
Payment can be made using one of the following methods:

  • Internet Payment by VISA or MasterCard at the Application Tracking Page via the Check Status link
  • 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 and Financial Aid


Read the payment instructions available at the Application Tracking Page and decide on your preferred and appropriate payment option. Learn more about the payment modes and instructions.

Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents                                                               
You are strongly encouraged to submit softcopies of documents by uploading online at the Application Tracking Page via the Check Status link or you may submit hardcopies by post or hand, unless instruction stated otherwise.

To begin submission, access the Checklist from the Supporting Documents menu at the Application Tracking Page (via the Check Status link) for the list of items required for submission, summarising as follow:

  1. Personal Identification:
    • For Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents: Copy of Identity Card (front & back) ;
    • For Singapore Full-time National Servicemen (NSF): NS Identity Card (e.g. 11B) along with copy of passport particular page or birth certificate.
    • For international applicants: Copy of Passport particulars page or Copy of Birth Certificate/Identity Card for international applicants without passport
  2. Academic Records, etc :
    • IB Diploma transcript OR official computerised results slip/ results summary
    • High School leaving certificate (if applicable)
    • Junior/Secondary School examination results (e.g. ‘O’ Level, Year 4 IP transcript, IGCSE) & leaving certificate (if applicable)
    • Mother Tongue subject & grade & approval letter from MOE if any (if applicable)
    • University academic transcripts (if applicable)
    • Report on Medical Condition (if applicable)
    • TOEFL, SAT I, IELTS or PTE Academic (if applicable)

To submit your documents, use one of the following methods but not both:

  1. Softcopy submission (by Uploading Online)

    To upload your documents to the Checklist, take note of the following:

    • Ensure that the document is scanned in its original colours and in upright orientation.
    • Ensure that the scanned files are in JPG 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.
    • Ensure that all items listed under ‘Compulsory Submission’ are uploaded.
    • After completed upload, click on the ‘Confirm’ button at the bottom of the page to declare complete uploading of documents.  Only complete applications will be processed.
    • If you are awaiting actual IB results, you must also click the ‘Confirm’ button after the upload of your available documents.- If you are sitting/have sat for the November IB examination and results are not yet available, upload later at Check Status link under “Provide Actual Results” latest by the closing date of 24 March.

      – If you are sitting for the May IB examination, upload later at Check Status link under “Provide Actual Results” within 3 days once available.

      Note: Ensure that you have uploaded ALL required/available documents BEFORE you click the ‘Confirm’ button as you will not be able to access the Checklist again once the button is clicked.

      Contact us at or if you need assistance.

  2. Hardcopy submission (by Post or Hand Delivery)
    At the Application Tracking Page, print out a copy of the Checklist to be used as the Cover Page of your supporting documents.  Write your application number on the top right-hand corner of your documents and on the top left-hand corner of the envelope. Arrange your documents in the order of the Checklist. Your documents should reach us no later than five days after the closing date of application. DO NOT submit original documents.

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.

In addition to the above, you are highly encouraged to grant NTU the online access to your official DP results transcript at the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) website.

You are able to do so for free (for up to 6 universities destination) by submitting your transcript request to your school’s DP coordinator, as long as your request is made before the release of your DP results in January or May 2017 depending on your exam session.

After the release of results, each transcript request will incur a cost of USD17 and must be submitted directly to IBO via

Submission of Application Documents for Art, Design & Media Programme:
Applicants who have chosen Art, Design & Media must submit the required materials as determined by the School of Art, Design & Media for admission assessment.

The Checklist must be printed as the cover for the submission and the required materials must be hand delivered, or sent by courier service, or using standard mail to reach us within 5 days after the closing date of application for admission. Online uploading is not applicable. Work sent by email attachment is not acceptable.

Please refer to the NTU School of Art, Design & Media website for specific submission instructions and details.

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 8 below for more information.)

Step 4: Update/Track Progress of Application
By accessing or re-login to the Application Tracking Page (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.
    3. View and Check your application fee payment status and supporting documents submission status.Applicants are advised to check the progress of their application online (via the Check Status link).
    4. View and Make Changes to your programme choices before the application closing date.
    5. 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 or It is important you update/inform any change in your contact information for proper communication with the University.
    6. Submit scholarship application before closing date.
    7. Provide actual results (if you did not provide earlier in your application form).- If you are sitting for the November 2016 IB Examination, key in your actual results AND upload a copy of your results slip/statement before the closing date under the ‘Provide Actual Results’ item.

      – If you are sitting for the May 2017 IB Examination, key in your actual results AND upload a copy of your results slip/statement under the ‘Provide Actual Results’ item no later than 3 days after the release date.

      In addition, you should grant NTU the online access to your official results transcript at the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) website.

      You are able to do so for free (for up to 6 universities destination) by submitting your transcript request to your school’s DP coordinator, as long as your request is made before the release of your DP results in January or May 2017 depending on your exam session.

      After the release of results, each transcript request will incur a cost of USD17 and must be submitted directly to IBO via


    1. Complete application for the LKCMedicine programme (for applicants who have chosen Medicine as their choice) by- Revising/Confirming BMAT Number
      – Revising/Finalising Personal Statement
      – Completing two online Reference Reports
      – Performing Criminal Records Declaration

      Note: Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) in April 2017.

  1. Check your application outcome/status.
    – If you are sitting for the May 2017 IB Examination, the outcome will be available within 1 to 2 weeks after the submission of actual results. No provisional offer prior to submission of actual results will be made.

Offer & Acceptance

If you are offered admission, you may proceed to accept and secure your offer online 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 instruction given.

After Acceptance


If you have accepted the offer and are matriculating in the Academic Year 2017-18, you will receive from mid June an email directing you to the freshmen portal which contains detailed information on enrolment.  Please proceed to complete from mid June the enrolment procedures as displayed on theNTU 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 AY2017-18.

Note to successful applicants (Singaporean & Singapore Permanent Residents serving full-time national service) matriculating only after the Academic Year 2017-18:
If you are matriculating only after Academic Year 2017-18, you will receive an acknowledgement letter in September/October (of the year of acceptance) 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


All matriculated students, regardless of nationality, admitted using an international qualification or the International Baccalaureate Diploma must complete Verification of Original Documents exercise, in the first semester of study around mid-September/early October. Details of the verification 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:

Admissions StagesEvent Actions Dates / Deadlines
Application for AdmissionOnline Application

15 October 2016
– 19 March 2017

Change of programme choices

by 19 March 2017

Update of contact
1. at Application Tracking Page
2. via email/letter

1. by 19 March 2017
2. from 20 March 2017

Payment of application fee

by 24 March 2017

Submission of supporting documents

by 24 March 2017

Submission of Art, Design & Media (ADM) assignments

by 24 March 2017

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 2017
2. by 19 March 2017
3. by 22 March 2017

Scholarship ApplicationOnline Application

by 19 March 2017

Submission of photograph and appraisal form

by 26 March 2017

Offer and AcceptanceOffer/Release of application result

from end April 2017

Acceptance of offer

from 2 January 2017

Online appeal of application result


After AcceptanceOnline Matriculation

Click here for details

Qualifying English Test (QET)

Click here for details

Freshmen Welcome Ceremony

Click here for details

TBA – To be announced

Contact Us:

For admissions matters and enquiries, please email or

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