NUS Application for 2017/ 2028 Academic year

By | June 23, 2017

NUS Application for 2017/ 2028 Academic year

Application for Academic Year 2017-2018 will commence on 14 October 2016.

Please note the application closing date for the various qualifications as follows:

Qualification TypeApplication Closing DatesDocuments Submission Deadline
Indonesian Ujian Nasional (UN)/Ebtanas25 December 2016, Sunday28 December 2016, Wednesday
Vietnam National High School Graduation ExaminationUnified Examination Certificate (UEC)1 January 2017, Sunday4 January 2017, Wednesday
All qualifications except:

  • STPM
  • Indian Standard 12 (CBSE, ISCE and Stateboards)
28 February 2017, Tuesday3 March 2017, Friday
STPMIndian Standard 12 (CBSE, ISCE and Stateboards)31 March 2017, Friday3 April 2017, Monday


You would be considered an international applicant if you are neither a Singapore Citizen nor Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) and not presenting the qualifications listed below:

  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE A level
  • Diploma from a Polytechnic in Singapore
  • International Baccalaureate
  • NUS High School Diploma

Admission requirements and closing dates

If you are an international applicant seeking admission to NUS, you should have completed or are completing high school, that is, at least twelve years of general education by July of the year of application. You may view the list of acceptable high school qualifications and applicant group types in the table below.

Please ensure that you select the correct qualification and applicant group type before submitting an online application.

Applicant Group type to choose:

  1. If you have completed high school final examination, please select ‘I have completed the high school final examination’ in section 3 ‘High School Education’ of the application form.
  2. If you are sitting for the high school final examination and results will be available after application closing date, please select ‘I will be completing the high school final examination after application closing date’ in section 3 ‘High School Education’ of the application form.

Application closing dates apply according to your high school qualification. Unless otherwise specified, your complete application with all supporting documents must reach the Office of Admissions by the application closing date.

  1. ‘A’ Level (AQA, Cambridge, Edexcel, London, OCR, Oxford International AQA)
  2. American High School Diploma
  3. Australian High School
  4. Brunei ‘A’ Level
  5. Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
  6. Danish Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary Leaving Examination)
  7. European Baccalaureate Diploma
  8. French Baccalaureate Diploma
  9. Gao Kao or PRC National College Entrance Examination
  10. German Abitur
  11. Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)/ Hong Kong ‘A’ Level
  12. Indian Standard 12 (Central and ISCE Boards)
  13. Indian Standard 12 (State and other Boards)
  14. Indonesian Ujian Nasional (UN)/Ebtanas
  15. Italian Diploma di Esame di Stato
  16. Mauritius High School Certificate
  17. New Zealand National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
  18. Oman Thanawiya Amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
  19. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) / Canadian Pre-U
  20. Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  21. Sri Lanka ‘A’ Level
  22. Swiss Matura/ Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate
  23. Turkish High School
  24. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  25. Vietnam National High School Graduation Examination
  26. Other High School Qualifications


Students, including home study students, may submit the following scores to compete for undergraduate admissions:

i. ACT with Writing and SAT Subject Tests, or
ii. SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or
iii. Advanced Placement score report

For more information, click here.

Applicants presenting accredited Diplomas obtained from a Polytechnic in Singapore should apply under Polytechnic Diplomas from Singapore in February 2017.

Students presenting the Foundation, Matriculation or Twinning qualifications with appropriate university exam results may also apply and compete for admission to NUS.


Application outcomes are released in batches. The final batch of application outcomes will released around mid-July 2017.