Nanyang Technological University

Special Terms

Participation in the Special Terms is optional.
The website is for existing students. For returning NSmen (who have completed their full-time National Service and who have places reserved for them in the University) who are enrolling earlier in the Special Terms, they are to refer to this website:

Schedule of Special Term AY2013-14

 SPECIAL TERM I (Optional)  12 May 2014 20 Jun 2014 6 weeks
 Revision & Examination  16 Jun 2014 20 Jun 2014 1 week
 SPECIAL TERM II (Optional)  23 Jun 2014 01 Aug 2014 6 weeks
 Revision & Examination  28 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 1 week

Special Term AY 2013-14 - Schedule of Activities

Item For Special Term i (Semester S) For Special Term II (Semester T)
Release of Class Schedule in StudentLINK Fri 14 Mar 2014 Fri 14 Mar 2014

Plan class timetable using STAR Planner

Students to place their choices on Waitlist

Tue 25 Mar 2014 – Thurs 27 Mar 2014
(9.30 am – 10.00 pm daily)

Fri 28 Mar 2014 – Sun 30 Mar 2014 (9.30 am – 10.00 pm daily)
Release of Allocation Results Mon 7 Apr 2014
Mon 7 Apr 2014
Add/Drop Period Tue 8 Apr 2014 – Thurs 10 Apr 2014 (9.30 am – 10.00 pm daily) Fri 11 Apr 2014 - Sun 13 Apr 2014
(9.30 am – 10.00 pm daily)
Commencement of Classes Mon 12 May 2014 - Fri 13 Jun 2014 Mon 23 Jun 2014 - Fri 25 Jul 2014
Examinations Thurs 19 Jun 2014 & Fri 20 Jun 2014 Thurs 31 Jul 2014 & Fri 1 Aug 2014


Only full time matriculated students of NTU are allowed to participate.

The following categories of students are NOT allowed to register for the Special Terms if the activities coincide with the Special Term classes:  

·     Students who are on attachment or internship e.g. Industrial Orientation, Industrial Attachment, Professional Attachment and Professional Internship and Enhanced Industrial Attachment / International Research Attachment

·      Students who are participating in the overseas summer programmes 

·      SPMS students who are registered for the SPMS special term research courses i.e. Undergraduate Research Experience 

Final years students who will be fulfilling their graduation requirements at the end of S2 AY2013-14 are not allowed to read courses in the Special Terms unless they are completing their last minor course.Leave During Special Term

As participation in the special term is optional, the University will not issue any supporting document for use to excuse students from any activities or defer their In-Camp Training (ICT).

As the duration of the Special Term is short and the classes conducted are intensive, students are not allowed to apply for Leave of Absence if they are registered for a course.

Students will be required to DECLARE that they will not be away during the Special Term classes or examinations for activities such as In-Camp Training (ICT), attachment programme, sports, holiday, part time employment, etc before they place courses on waitlist.

Course Registration

Students may read up to 2 courses in the 2 special terms combined, subject to availability of vacancies.  

Please refer to the Class Schedule before you plan your timetable.  You may use the STARS Planner  to do so during the following designated periods:         

Special Term I :  Tue 25 Mar 2014 – Thurs 27 Mar 2014
Special Term II:  Fri 28 Mar 2014 – Sun 30 Mar 2014

Each student may place up to 5 choices which can be GER PEs, UEs or a combination of both on the waitlist through STARS. Students who place fewer than 3 choices on the waitlist will be prompted to place at least 3 choices.

Allocation of GER PEs and UEs is by computer balloting, subject to availability of vacancies and priority criteria set by the Schools. Priority will be given to students in their final semester of study with only GER PE/UE requirement to fulfill for graduation at the end of this AY. The courses allocated will be registered for you.   

A student who is still registered for a course after the Add/Drop or but did not subsequently sit for the examination will be deemed to have read and failed the course. 'F' will appear on his official transcript. 

In order to avoid misunderstanding, students are strongly advised to check their courses registered through STARS (and not EdveNTUre) to ensure that their records are correct. 

Special Term Fees

For more information on the fees chargeable and courses that are excluded from the charging of Special Term fees, please click here.

Payment Mode

Existing students will receive an e-bill for the courses they are taking in the special terms. The NSS Finance will bill based on the same payment modes (CPF Education Scheme, Tuition Fee Loan, NTU Study Loan, GIRO, NETS, cheque, cash) used for the main semesters, unless otherwise advised by the students. Payment mode for any balance payment will be indicated on the e-bill. Please contact the NSS Finance at the following numbers should you have further enquiries on your e-bill for the special terms.

6790 4619 CPF Education Scheme/PSEA/Study Loan
6790 5060 Tuition Fees
6790 5140 Tuition Fee Loan

Note:    Scholarships and Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fees Subsidy are not available for payment of special term fees.

S/U Option & File for Award of Minor

Students may exercise their S/U option for courses registered in the special term. Similarly, final year students who are completing their last minor course in the special term and are due to graduate in AY 2013-14 can apply for award of their minor. For details, please refer to the website:

Graduating after Special Term II

Students who are only left with GERPE/UE AU to fulfill in order to graduate at the end of this AY and are reading courses in Special Term II to complete their degree requirements will NOT be able to join the Convocation this year.

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