International Baccalaureate Diploma

You are offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

All Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident applicants as well as foreign students from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), School of The Arts Singapore (SOTA), St Joseph’s Institution and Singapore Sports School (SSP) must be at least 18 years of age as of 1st January of the year of matriculation or have completed a minimum of 12 years of formal education beginning with Primary 1 or equivalent. If you do not meet the requirements, you will need to provide your schooling history from Primary 1 in the form enclosed and upload it to your application for assessment of your eligibility for admission after you have applied for admission. 

Students sitting for the upcoming May 2024 IB exam may submit their applications (except for Medicine, Arts (Academic Discipline & Education), and Science (Academic Discipline & Education)) before closing date in on 19 March 2024 and provide the actual IB results upon release in July.

Important: Mandatory granting access of official transcript via International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to receive outcome of application:
Students applying for admissions to NTU Singapore are REQUIRED to grant NTU direct access to their official transcripts via IBO, latest by the NTU application closing date of 19 March 2024 (for students taking the October/November 2023 exam session or earlier) or before July 2024 (for students taking the May 2024 exam session). Failing which, the application will be deemed incomplete and not processed further.

Students are strongly advised to do so before their IB results are released in January or July (depending on the exam session), by submitting their transcript requests through their schools' IB coordinators. After the results are released, each request will incur a USD $17 fee and must be submitted directly to IBO via the “IBO request for results service” link.  

Please note students who opt to retake exam papers must re-grant access. 

Minimum Subject Requirements
To be eligible for a programme, students must satisfy its minimum subject requirements

Note: For programmes requiring Mathematics as a prerequisite, both Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (MAA) and Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation (MAI) are acceptable.

Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Requirement for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents applying for admissions must fulfil any one of the following minimum requirements under MOE mother tongue policy:

  • a grade D7 for Higher MTL at Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level; or
  • a pass in MTL 'B' or a grade S for H1 MTL or H2 MTL Language and Literature or General Studies in Chinese at Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level; or
  • a pass in MTL Language A or Language B at Standard Level or Higher Level at IB Diploma; or
  • an MOE-approved MTL-in-lieu*; or
  • an MOE-approved MTL-exemption*.

Students who have not satisfied the requirement above may still apply for admissions with no prejudice to their application. Admissions will be on a provisional basis and students are required to attain the MTL within the period of their University study.

* For students who have been away from Singapore's school system for some years, the University will submit the application for MTL-in-lieu or MTL-exemption on your behalf if you are offered admissions. MOE does not accept direct applications. You will need to provide your academic transcript for the last 2 years of studies prior to university admission for MOE’s assessment.

Special Medical Conditions to Note
Students are advised to check the special medical conditions for selective programmes before apply.

Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA)
Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA) take into account students' passions, interests and strengths. Applicants with exceptional talents and/or outstanding achievements beyond schools’ co-curricular activities can be considered, subject to a minimum level of academic competence, for admissions under ABA. Academic grades of relevant subjects may be an indication of aptitude as well. Applicants are encouraged to provide details on their achievements, an essay of not more than 500 words under ABA section of the application form and submit at least 1 (maximum 2) appraisal online to support their applications. Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview and present relevant supporting documents for verification upon request.

Learn more about Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA).


Admissions Procedures:                                                                                                                         

Step 1: Submit Application Form
Fill in one online application form, via Apply Now.

Before clicking the Submit button, preview your completed form and save a copy for reference.

Your form is submitted successfully when 1) an application number is generated and shown on the login page on screen; 2) you receive an email acknowledging your application.

At Application Tracking Page, proceed to complete the list of other items required. Ensure all items listed as ‘Compulsory’ are completed. To access the same Page later, login via Check Status, using your application number and password you created during application. Applicants who wish to apply for Scholarships may do so at this stage.

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Step 2: Pay Application Fee
The application fee payable is SGD25 for international applicants, SGD15 for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. The fee is non-refundable and payable whether your application is ultimately successful or not.

Pay the application fee online by VISA/MasterCard. If you have a bank account in Singapore, you may use PayNow to make the payment.  To learn more and make payment, go to Check Status link. 

 Payment by postal order, bank draft, electronic bank transfer or Western Union money transfer is not acceptable. 


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Step 3: Submit Supporting Documents    
Login to Check Status and upload items at the Supporting Documents Checklist:

i.Personal Identification

  • Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents: NRIC (front & back)
  • Singapore Full-Time National Servicemen (NSFs): NS IC (front & back) and passport information page
  • International applicants: passport information page

ii.Academic Records

  • School-issued IB results slip/summary; or official IB Diploma transcript & certificate
  • Senior High School leaving/graduation certificate (if applicable)
  • Junior High/Secondary School exam results (e.g. 'O' Level, Year 4 IP transcript, IGCSE)
  • Mother Tongue Language documents (for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only).  Provide one of the following:
    • Mother Tongue Language subject & grade; or
    • MTL in-lieu subject & grade (along with MOE approval letter); or
    • MOE approval letter for MTL exemption. (If you have misplaced the letter, request for a replacement from MOE Customer Service at; or
    • Transcript for the last 2 years of studies prior to university admission.
  • International Olympiad (IO) Medal Award (if applicable)
  • University Academic Transcript (if applicable)  

iii.Report/Record of Medical Condition/Special Need (if applicable) 

Follow the guideline below to upload to the Checklist: 

  • Scan your document in original colour and upright orientation, and save as JPG or PDF format. For a document with multiple pages, scan and save as a single file in PDF format.
  • Your file size must not exceed 5MB. DO NOT zip or compress file.
  • Each item can only be uploaded once. Ensure correct file is selected.
  • Check ALL compulsory items are uploaded BEFORE clicking 'Confirm' at the end of Checklist.
  • DO NOT further submit physical copies.

Uploading of Reference or Recommendation Letter is not required.  Reference letter or appraisal when needed will be an online form that requires you to forward to the person appraising you.  The instructions on submission will be available at ‘Check Status’ link.

You are encouraged to upload the documents immediately after applying.  The latest you should upload the documents is within 3 days after application closing date. Incomplete application without required supporting documents or late submissions of documents will no longer be processed.

For applicants sitting for the May 2024 IB exam:
Submit your actual IB results at 'Provide Actual Results' via Check Status, within three days upon release in July. Note that it is MANDATORY to grant NTU direct access to your official transcripts via International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to receive the outcome of your application.

Students are strongly advised to do so before their IB results are released in July, by submitting their transcript requests through their schools' IB coordinators. After the results are released, each request will incur a USD $17 fee and must be submitted directly to IBO via the “IBO request for results service” link. It will also result in a longer waiting time to receive the outcome of your application.  

Please note students who opt to retake exam papers must re-grant access. 

For Art, Design and Media (ADM) applicants only:
ADM applicants must submit  additional materials for assessment by 19 March 2024.  

Follow strictly the  ADM submission requirements

For applicants sitting for the May 2024 IB exam:
Application outcome is available two to three weeks after submission of actual IB results in July. No conditional offer prior to submission of actual results will be provided.

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Step 4: Update/Track Progress of Application
You are advised to check the progress of your application online. Incomplete application after deadline will not be considered. By logging on to Check Status, you can

  1. Pay application fee online via VISA/Mastercard or PayNow.
  2. Access the Checklist for submission of supporting documents
  3. C​heck your fee payment and documents submission status (in 4-5 working days)
  4. Change your programme choice(s) (before application closes) (optional)
  5. Update your contact information (before application closes)

    Note: It is important to provide up-to-date contact details. For changes after closing date, please log a request by completing the enquiry form.

  6. Apply for scholarships (optional)

  7. Provide actual IB results (only if you did not provide earlier in your application)

    For applicants sitting for the October/November 2023 IB exam:
    Key in your results and upload your results slip/statement at 'Provide Actual Results', latest by 19 March 2024.

    For applicants sitting for the May 2024 IB exam:
    Key in your results and upload your results slip/statement at 'Provide Actual Results', within three days upon release in July. Note that it is MANDATORY to grant NTU direct access to your official transcripts via International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) before July 2024.
    Note: For submission of revised grade(s), please log a request by completing the enquiry form.

  8. For LKCMedicine applicants only:
    Complete your application for LKCMedicine (before application closes)
    • Confirm/Update UCAT Number.
    • Review/Finalise Personal Statement.
    • Perform Online Criminal Records Declaration.
    • Submit two Online Referee Reports.

      -The Online Referee Report is in question-and-answer format, Applicants are required to refer to ‘this instruction’ at ‘Check Status and forward the instructions to the 2 referees to complete the submission online no later than 3 working days after the application closing date.
      -Shortlisted applicants are to attend Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) in April.

  9. Check your application progress/status

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Offer and Acceptance                                                                                                                       
If you are offered admissions, proceed to accept your offer online by the stipulated deadline.

If you are not offered admissions or your choice of programme, you may submit an appeal during the online appeal exercise. If successful, proceed to accept the offer with the instruction given.

Matriculating in Academic Year 2024-25 
If you are matriculating in Academic Year 2024-25, complete the enrolment procedures as mentioned in the offer letter or after receiving email notification in early June.  A summary is available at Freshmen Guide under Important Dates (download a PDF version.) Information will be updated periodically.

Full-Time National Service (NSF) matriculating after Academic Year 2024-25:
This is applicable only to Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents serving full-time national service.  You will receive in September/October (of the year of acceptance) an acknowledgement letter 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 email address, please log a request to update us by completing the enquiry form.

Verification of Original Documents 
NTU checks the authenticity of your academic results directly with IBO.   You may be required to come in person for verification of specific documents sometime in August/September after matriculated as a student of NTU. Such notification will be sent to student's NTU email account closer 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.

Returning National Servicemen matriculating in August 2024
You will receive an email pertaining to Health Screening in April 2024. If you are unable to matriculate in AY2024-25, click here to download the Form for Returning National Servicemen, complete and return it to us by the stipulated date.

Returning National Servicemen matriculating in Special Term (May/June)
You will receive an email pertaining to enrolment procedures in March 2024 if you have completed your full-time National Service and wish to matriculate earlier in May/June 2024. You may click on the following for reference:



Admissions StagesEvent ActionsDates / Deadlines
Application for ​Admissions Online application  15 October 2023
- 19 March 2024
Change of programme choicesby 19 March 2024
Update of contact
1. via Check Status
2. via enquiry form

1. by 19 March 2024
2. from 20 March 2024
​Criminal Records Declaration​by 19 March 2024
Payment of application feeby 22 March 2024
Submission of supporting documentsby 22 March 2024
Submission of Art, Design & Media (ADM) additional materialsby 19 March 2024

Completion of application for LKCMedicine programme
1.Personal Statement
2.Two Online Referee Report 19 March 2024 22 March 2024

Application for ScholarshipsOnline applicationby 19 March 2024
Submission of photograph and appraisal formby 26 March 2024
Offer and AcceptanceOffer/Release of application outcomeFrom April 2024
Acceptance of offer 2 January - 24 May 2024
Online appeal of application outcome17 May – 2 Jun 2024
Click here to appeal.
After AcceptanceOnline MatriculationClick here for details
Qualifying English Test (QET)Click here for details
Freshmen Welcome CeremonyClick here for details
For admissions matters and enquiries, please submit using the “Enquire Here” button.