Nanyang Technological University

Special Terms for Existing NTU Undergraduate Students

Participation in the Special Terms is optional.
Note: Returning NSmen (who have completed their full-time National Service and who have places reserved in the University) are to refer to the following website if they are enrolling in the Special Terms:

Special Term AY2014-15 Calendar

​ From​To
 SPECIAL TERM I (Optional)  11 May 2015 19 Jun 2015 6 weeks
 Revision & Examination  15 Jun 2015 19 Jun 2015 1 week
 SPECIAL TERM II (Optional)  22 Jun 2015 31 Jul 2015 6 weeks
 Revision & Examination  27 Jul 2015 31 Jul 2015 1 week

Schedule of Activities

Item For Special Term i (Semester S) For Special Term II (Semester T)
Release of Class Schedule in StudentLINK Fri 13 Mar 2015 Fri 13 Mar 2015

Students to plan class timetable and place courses on Waitlist

Tues 24 Mar 2015 – Thurs 26 Mar 2015
(9.30 am – 10.00 pm daily)
Fri 27 Mar 2015 – Sun 29 Mar 2015 (9.30 am – 10.00 pm daily)
Release of course allocation results Mon 6 Apr 2015
Mon 6 Apr 2015
Add/Drop Period Mon 6 Apr 2015 – Wed 8 Apr 2015 (9.30 am – 10.00 pm daily) Fri 10 Apr 2015 - Sun 12 Apr 2015
(9.30 am – 10.00 pm daily)
Commencement of Classes Mon 11 May 2015 - Fri 12 Jun 2015 Mon 22 Jun 2015 - Fri 24 Jul 2015
Examinations Thurs 18 Jun 2015 & Fri 19 Jun 2015 Thurs 30 Jul 2015 & Fri 31 Jul 2015



Only full time matriculated students of NTU are allowed to participate in the Special Terms.

Students will NOT be allowed to register for courses if they have activities that coincide with the Special Term classes.  They include:  

·     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

·      Students who have been called up for In-Camp Training (ICT), or on short-term employment or holidays

Students will be required to declare online that they are not involved in such activities that will clash with the Special Term classes before they can place their choices on waiting list.

Final years students who will be meeting their graduation requirements at the end of S2 AY2014-15 are not allowed to register for Special Term courses unless they have outstanding courses to complete the minor that they are already pursuing.

Course Registration

Students may read up to 2 courses in a Special Term and up to 4 courses in the 2 Special Terms combined, subject to availability of vacancies.

Students will need to refer to the Class Schedule prior to planning their class timetable.  Students may use the STARS Planner to plan their timetable during the following designated periods:         

Special Term I :  Tues 24 Mar 2015 – Thurs 26 Mar 2015
Special Term II:  Fri 27 Mar 2015 – Sun 29 Mar 2015

Each student may place up to 5 choices which can be GER PE, UE or a combination of both on the waitlist through STARS.

Allocation of GER PE and UE will be based on the availability of vacancies and the priority criteria set by the Schools. Priority will be given to students who are completing their studies at the end of this academic year but have yet to fulfil their GER PE/UE requirement. 

At the end of the registration period, students are strongly advised to immediately check their courses registered through STARS (and not NTULearn) to ensure that their records are correct. A student who is still registered for a course after the Add/Drop period or but did not subsequently sit for the examination will be deemed to have read and failed the course. An 'F' grade will appear on his official transcript.

Special Term Fees & Payment Mode

Please click here for information on the special term fees.

Students will receive an e-bill for the courses registered. The same payment modes (CPF Education Scheme, Tuition Fee Loan, NTU Study Loan, GIRO, NETS, cheque) that students have opted for in the main semesters will continue to apply for the special term fees payment unless otherwise advised by the students. For enquiries on e-bill, please contact NSS-Finance at:

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 cannot be used for payment of Special Term fees.

Leave of Absence during Special Term

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

Students participating in the Special Terms are not allowed to apply for leave of absence on personal grounds given the short duration of the special terms and the intensive nature of the classes.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grading Option & File for Award of Minor

Students may opt for S/U grading option (instead of letter-graded) for courses registered in the Special Terms. Similarly, final year students who are completing their last minor course in the Special Term and are due to graduate in AY 2014-15 can apply for the award of their minor. For details, please refer to the relevant websites:

For S/U option

To file for award of minor

Graduating after Special Term II

Students who are reading courses in Special Term II to complete their degree requirements in AY2014-15 will NOT be able to join this year's Convocation.

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