Coursework Programmes Admission Guide

Students follow a prescribed course of study comprising several courses and undertake a project on which a dissertation will be written. For most programmes, the dissertation can be replaced by a few extra courses.  The course of study involves formal classes, lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory work and written examinations.

NTU Post-graduate Incentives

To encourage lifelong learning and make postgraduate education more accessible, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is introducing new initiatives to defray the cost of a majority of its coursework-based master’s programmes starting from the new academic year in 2024.  

All Singaporeans and Permanent Residents:
From the academic year starting in 2024, Singaporeans and permanent residents who enrol in self-funded master’s by coursework programmes at NTU will enjoy a $5,000 subsidy, with those in need of financial aid will receive up to $10,000.

All NTU Alumni:
All NTU alumni will receive an additional 10 per cent tuition fee rebate. These initiatives, announced by NTU President Prof Ho Teck Hua at the NTU Alumni Homecoming event, are meant to promote lifelong learning and make postgraduate education more accessible for all.

The new alumni rebate and subsidy for a majority of NTU’s coursework-based master’s programmes add to the University’s efforts to encourage lifelong learning.

Admissions Eligibility

You need to have at least a good Bachelor degree.

If you are an existing final year undergraduate, you may apply for admission with provisional degree certificate and / or yearly examination results to date.

Required Test Score

For applicants whose native language is not English. The TOEFL/IELTS score is to be submitted with the application for admission. Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of application. Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS would still be eligible to apply, but they may be subjected to an interview/test if deemed necessary by the School.

In light of the post-Covid-19 pandemic, we have implemented revised requirements for admission test scores. It is important to note that we will exclusively accept the following online tests for admission. Additionally, these tests must have been taken no later than 31 December 2023. Test report reflecting date beyond 31 December 2023, will not be eligible to meet admission requirements.

  1. TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  2. TOEFL ITP Plus for China students
  3. IELTS Indicator
  4. IELTS for UKVI
  5. GRE Take Home Test
  6. GMAT Online Test
Schools Minimum Score Required
Nanyang Business School ​600 (paper-based)
250 (computer-based)
100 (Internet-based)
School of Computer Science & Engineering ​ ​
School of Material Science & Engineering 
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering ​
NTUpreneur600 (paper-based)
250 (computer-based)
92 (Internet-based)
School of Biological Sciences600 (paper-based)
250 (computer-based)
85 (Internet-based)
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information  
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering ​
​563 (paper-based)
223 (computer-based)

85 (Internet-based)​ 
Nanyang Centre for Public Administration
580 (paper-based
230 (computer-based)
88-89 (Internet-based)​ 
(Min 5.5 for each skill module)
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences ​ ​
​580-583 (paper-based)
237 (computer-based)
85 (Internet-based)
School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
580-583 (paper-based)
237 (computer-based)
85 (Internet-based)
School of Humanities577 (paper-based)
233 (computer-based)
90 (Internet-based)
(Min 6.0 for each skill module)
School of Art, Design & Media600 (paper-based)
250 (computer-based)
90 (Internet-based)
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies  600 (paper-based)
250 (computer-based)
100 (Internet-based)

Programmes Minimum Score Required
M.Sc. (Applied Economics)563 (paper-based)
223 (computer-based)
85 (Internet-based)
M.Sc. (Applied Gerontology)600 (paper-based)
250 (computer-based)
85 (Internet-based)

  1. IELTS is acceptable in lieu of TOEFL. Please refer to IELTS website for the required IELTS scores for different programmes. (under "IELTS Handbook" - "Interpretation of Results")
  2. Applicants without TOEFL/ IELTS, or do not meet the TOEFL/ IELTS requirements may still be considered for admission on case-by-case basis.

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Application has to be done online.

Application Period

Coursework programmes generally has one intake per year - August. To check specific application period, you may wish to check individual programme's application period. 

Intake in July/ August or January is subjected to the school’s selection and recommendation.

Trimester Programmes

Admission IntakeSchool/ CentreOpening of Application PortalClosing of Application Portal
August IntakeNTU Entrepreneurship Academy1 November31 January
School of Biological Sciences1 November31 January
School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
School of Social Sciences
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies1 September31 December
November IntakeSchool of Social Sciences - Applies only to MSc (Applied Economics)15 February31 May


Semester Programmes

Admission IntakeSchool/ CentreOpening of Application PortalClosing of Application Portal
August IntakeLee Kong Chian School of Medicine1 January30 April
Nanyang Centre of Public Administration - Applies to English Programmes1 November31 January
School of Art, Design & Media1 November28 February
School of Civil & Environmental Eng.1 November31 January
School of Materials Science & Eng.
Wee Kim Wee School of Communications & Information - Applies only to MSc in Information Studies and MSc in Information Systems
School of Computer Science & Eng.1 November29 February
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Eng.
School of Computer Science & Eng. - Applies only to MSc in Data Science1 November1 February
School of Electrical & Electronic Eng.1 November31 March
School of Humanities1 November28 February
January IntakeNanyang Centre of Public Administration -Applies to English Programmes1 July30 September
School of Electrical & Electronic Eng.1 July30 September
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Eng. - Applies only to MSc in Project Management and MSc in Mechanical Eng.1 July31 August
School of Materials Science & Eng.1 July30 September
School of Humanities - Applies only to MA in Creative Writing & Publishing1 June31 August

Programmes under Nanyang Business School (NBS) and National Institute of Education (NIE) have a separate application process. Do note that their application period may be different.

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Supporting Documents For Application

You must upload electronic copies of your supporting documents to the application portal. Documents uploaded must be in English. Otherwise, they must be accompanied by certified translations in English language.

Application fee will be charged for each Coursework application. Payment can be made online before submitting application by VISA/Mastercard.

General Information on Supporting Documents

1. Passport/Identification card (NRIC)

  • Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) has to upload NRIC and Re-entry permit. 
  • A copy of the personal particulars page of your passport or identification card

2. One recent passport-sized colour photograph

  • Image showing full face must be taken within the last 3 months.
  • Photograph must be in colour and taken against a white background.


4. Degree Certification and Official Transcripts (Bachelor and/ or Masters)

4.1. Degree Certificate

a. Original Language
b. Official translation in English (if original is not in English)

4.2. Official Transcripts

a. Original Language
b. Official translation in English (if original is not in English)
c. Grading or marking scale of the Transcript (Interpretation of Grades/Marks)

(Translation can be done by the Home University or any official authorized parties)

Note on Official Transcripts

  • A copy of official transcript with detailed academic results (marks obtained in each subject, not just grades obtained, wherever possible) is required from each university attended. It should show the university name with the official stamp or it should be certified and translated by the university. 
  • If the transcript is in a language other than English, please provide an official English translation as well and the subjects in the translation should be listed in the same order as that of the original transcript (label the transcript if need be).
  • The applicant is responsible for requesting transcripts from his/her university or universities.

5. Other Supporting documents (if applicable)

  • Referee Report (For applications to RSIS and Master of Media & Communication Programmes)
  • Resume

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Notes on Application

  • Applicants has to use the same application number if applying for more than one programme in the same intake (i.e. August intake). For applications under different intake, please use a new application number. 
  • Application fee payment can be made online before submitting application by VISA/Mastercard. Please ensure that application fee is made to the correct Coursework Application Number (eg C22xxxxx) and programme code. Application fee payment is non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Complete set of supporting documents (must be legible) have to be uploaded via the application portal. Do not send paper copies. Late submission will not be accepted. The School may contact applicants for additional information or documents at a later date (if required).
  • You may check your application status 3 working days after you have made successful online payment.
  • Applications will be deemed invalid and will not be processed if payment is not made by the stipulated deadline and applicants will have to re-apply as a fresh applicant. No further notification will be sent to these applicants.

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To gain a comprehensive understanding of the financial obligations throughout your postgraduate education at NTU, it is crucial to consider various cost factors. In addition to the Tuition fees and Miscellaneous fees applicable to full-time programmes, it is essential to account for the estimated cost of living, as outlined below.

Type of Costs Estimated Amount (SGD)
Accommodation (On-Campus) $516 - $756
Meals $300 - $800
Transport (within Singapore) $80 - $200 (buses and trains)
Personal Expenses $300 - $630

*The estimated cost of accommodation is based on the rate of a single room or twin-sharing room.

Last updated: March, 2024

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