International Qualifications

From Academic Year 2022-23 admission intake onwards, NTU is no longer accepting applications from UK A Level & IAL holders (CIE/Edexcel/OCR/AQA) whose actual A level results avail in August of the application year as the academic term has started and too late for our consideration for admissions.  Please apply for admission in the following academic year.  

You must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

Submission of IELTS++ (a minimum Overall 6, writing 6) or TOEFL++(a minimum of 90) or SAT (a minimum of 1250 for SAT taken for March 2016 onwards) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) (a minimum of 55) or ACT with Writing (a minimum of composite score of 30 in ACT with Writing in one sitting) or AST English score or C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)) are only compulsory for applicants

  • with PRC Gao Kao qualification (i.e. applicants who will be taking Gao Kao in June 2021 and those who have already taken Gao Kao) OR
  • with Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) qualification OR
  • with South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma (Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo) qualification OR
  • with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) OR
  • with Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate OR
  • with Thailand Mathayom 6 OR
  • who do not take up English language in Junior and Senior High School or taken English language only as a 2nd language.

For IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic, only scores obtained in the 2 years leading up to the application deadline will be considered. The validity period for SAT and ACT is 5 years.

++IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT ® Special Home Edition are also acceptable.

Minimum Subject Requirements
In addition to fulfilling the minimum entry requirements, you must also satisfy the minimum subject requirements for the programmes you apply. Check the  minimum subject requirements of the programme you wish to apply.

Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Requirement for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents applying for admission 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 A: Literature or MTL A:  Language and Literature or  Language B MTL at Standard 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 admission with no prejudice to their application. Admission 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 admission. MOE does not accept direct applications. If you have previously been approved a MTL-in-lieu or are exempted from MTL, please upload the MOE approval letter to the ‘Checklist’ after you have submitted your application.

NTU Entrance Examinations
Applicants with qualifications as deemed fit by the university may be required to sit for an NTU Entrance Examination before a final decision on admission can be made. Please click  here for more information.

Special Medical Conditions to Note
Please read the special medical conditions before selecting the programme you wish to apply.

Estimated Living Expenses 
It is important to have a good idea of the financial costs involved over the length of your undergraduate education in NTU. Besides the Tuition fee and Miscellaneous fee for full-time programmes, the estimated monthly cost of living is as below.

Access this link to estimate your financial need.

 Type Of CostsEstimated Amount (S)
Accommodation (On-campus)S$265 - S$605*
MealsS$300 - S$400
Transport, Books & Personal Expenses S$320 - S$540
 TotalS$885 - S$1545

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

To begin your application, please click here for the application flow.

The Office of Admissions does not engage any 3rd party agent / organization / company  to represent the university or work with any 3rd party agent / organization / company to enrol full-time undergraduate students. All undergraduate admission related correspondences, notifications and e-mails are only sent by authorised personnel from the Office of Admissions. 

Step 1: Apply Online
Application to undergraduate programmes is done online at your own comfort any time during the application period. There is no hard-copy application form. You will receive a confirmation email with your application number after you have successfully submitted the application form.

Types of Application Forms & Deadlines
Click on the appropriate link showing your qualification to submit an application. Only one electronic application form corresponds to your high school qualification can be submitted. Existing students with more than one acceptable high school qualifications and wish to be considered for admission with all the available qualifications should apply using the application form that shows the first qualification they have received. The University reserves the right to reject application submitted after the deadline using a wrong form.

Students currently in final year of high school with actual high school graduation / national examination results available after April 1ST will not be eligible to apply for the LKCMedicine programme and Renaissance Engineering programme.

Students currently in final year of high school with actual high school graduation / national examination results available after mid -July will not be eligible to apply for Art, Design & Media programme.

International Qualifications/ Admission  RequirementsApplication StatusApplication PeriodDeadline For  Document Submission
American High School DiplomaOpen 15 Oct 2021 -
19 Mar 2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upload/Submit documents according to the Checklist within 5 days after application closing date.

This will not include the submission of additional materials for admissions to Art, Design & Media Programme.  These materials must be submitted within the application period. 
Australia NSW HSC / Western Australia TEE / Victoria Cert of Education / Tasmania HSC / Queensland OP / South Australia MatriculationOpen 15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022
Canada Ontario Secondary School Diploma/British Columbia High School and equivalentOpen15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022
French Baccalaureate/ Spanish Baccalaureate/ European BaccalaureateOpen
15 Oct 2021 - 19 Mar 2022
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE)Open

15 Oct 2021 - 19 Mar 2022

India Standard 12 [2] Open 15 Oct 2021- 19 Mar 2022
Indonesian SMA Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN)Open         15 Oct 2021 - 
15 Dec 2021
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma [2][3] Open15 Oct 2021- 19 Mar 2022
Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) [1][2]

Open

15 Oct 2021- 19 Mar 2022
Malaysia Unified Exam Certificate (UEC) [1][2]

Open 

15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022

Mauritius High School Certificate (HSC) Open

15 Oct 2021 - 19 Mar 2022

Myanmar Matriculation ExamOpen15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022
NUS High School Diploma

 

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Philippines Senior High School Diploma (Katibayan or Katunayan)Open15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022
PRC National College Entrance Exam (NCEE) [Gao Kao curriculum[5]] Open

15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022

​South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma (Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo)Open​15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022
Sri Lanka A-Level Certificate Open15 Oct 2021 - 19 Mar 2022
​Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)Open​15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022
Thai Mathayom 6  Open

15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022

UK A-Level certificates/Cambridge Pre-U [2][4]

Open

15 Oct 2021 - 19 Mar 2022

A-Level (Brunei / Hong Kong) [2][4]Open
15 Oct 2021 - 19 Mar 2022
Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate

Open

15 Oct 2021 - 
15 Jan 2022
All other international qualifications not listed above (including German Abitur, Turkish High School, New Zealand NCEA, Bangladesh HSC, Pakistan HSC, Iran High School Certificate etc)   Open15 Oct 2021 -
15 Jan 2022

Footnotes:
[1] A good pass in E1119 English (preferably score of ‘A’) or IGCSE O Level at First language (A grade) or MUET (at least 4) or MUET on Demand or SAT (at least 1250) or TOEFL/ TOEFL iBT ® Special Home Edition (at least 90) or IELTS/ IELTS Indicator (at least 6 overall, writing 6) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) is compulsory if applying for scholarships and/or non-Engineering/non-Science programmes except Chinese programme.

[2] Applicants awaiting actual results are required to key in their actual results and upload their result slip online under 'Provide Actual Results' at ' Check Status ' link within 3 days from the release date. Failing which, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be processed. No provisional offer will be given before the actual results are available.

[3] You must authorise IBO to release your results directly to NTU for verification purpose.  Please refer to https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/assessment-and-exams/requesting-transcripts/ for details.

[4] You must have taken at least 4 subjects in a single sitting in 'A' (A2) Level or Cambridge Pre-U or a combination of both. Advanced Level subjects taken over separate sittings are unacceptable. Students with only 3 subjects are not precluded from applying and such applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  This is, however, not applicable to international students applying for admission on subsidised tuition fee basis due to limited places available. For applicants who are awaiting for actual results and the results avail only in August, please submit your application in the subsequent admission exercise.

[5] Applicants studying in Gao Kao curriculum but choose to take AP or SAT Subject Tests on their own or did not sit Gao Kao for any reasons must submit their application under this category.

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Step 2: Pay Application fee 
The application fee payable is USD30 /SGD30 (by bank draft), or SGD20 (discounted price for internet payment only) for international applicants. Fee is SGD10 for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. The fee is non-refundable and payable whether your application is ultimately successful or not. Payment by postal order (except Singapore Post postal order), electronic bank transfer or Western Union money transfer is not acceptable. 

Pay the application fee by one of the following methods:

  • Internet Payment (VISA/MasterCard). 
  • Bank draft made payable to 'Nanyang Technological University' with name and application number written on the back of the bank draft. The original bank draft must be posted to NTU.

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Step 3: Submission of Supporting Documents
You are required to submit the required supporting documents by the deadline to complete your application. Failing which, your application will be treated as cancelled. The documents required for submission can be found in your Checklist after application at the ‘Application Tracking Page’. You are able to access the tracking page again Check Status link. The documents include:

  • Personal Identity (to establish your correct identity and facilitate processing of your application).  International applicants to provide passport particulars page. Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents must provide Singapore Identity Card or NS Identity Card (along with copy of passport particular page or birth certificate if colour of IC is not reflected in NS Identity Card) if serving Full-time National Service. International applicants without passport may submit birth certificate or personal Identity Card; 
  • *High school result slip/certificate/Diploma, e.g. American High School Diploma and transcript, GCE 'A' Level Statement of Results & Certificate, Indonesia SMA Rapor Sekolah & SMA UAN, India Standard 12, International Baccalaureate Diploma, Malaysia STPM, Malaysia UEC, PRC Gao Kao/Gao 1, 2 & 3 results slip, Vietnam Grade 10, 11 & 12 results slip/ Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong (Tam Thoi);  
  • Secondary school result slip or certificate, e.g. IGCSE, GCE 'O' Level, India Standard 10, Malaysia SPM & E1119, Grade 10 transcript, PRC Zhong Kao; 
  • University academic transcripts (for current or former university student only); 
  • TOEFL/ TOEFL iBT ® Special Home Edition , SAT, IELTS/ IELTS Indicator or PTE Academic or ACT with Writing (if applicable);
  • International Olympiad Award Certificate (if applicable).
                 

*Students' awaiting final results should provide the actual results within 3 days after the release date. The certified copy of the result slip or results downloaded from official website must be uploaded online at Check Status link.

Please use only one of the following methods (preferably by uploading) for submission:

1.    By Uploading Online
You are strongly encouraged to make use of the uploading feature as it saves cost and speeds up the processing of your application. Uploading of scanned image from original result slip/certificate in its original colour is acceptable. Photocopies of academic results must be certified by your school teachers/principal or any gazetted officers before uploading.  You WILL NOT need to mail your documents after uploading them. Submission through email is not acceptable.  If you are admitted, you must be able to produce the original copy of the uploaded document for verification upon request.

Please take note of the following when uploading the documents to the Checklist (contact us via the enquiry form if you need assistance):

    • Ensure that the documents are scanned in its original colour.
    • Ensure that the scanned files are in Word (insert image file, copy & paste is not acceptable) or PDF format.
    • Save all pages of the same document to one file and then upload the file to the same location as one item. The file size should not exceed 5MB.
    • Ensure that you have selected the right file to the correct location for uploading as no re-uploading is allowed and there will be no option for viewing the uploaded file after uploading.
    • Ensure that all items listed under 'Compulsory Submission' are uploaded. 
    • After complete uploading, click on the 'Confirm' button at the bottom of the page to declare complete uploading of documents. Only complete applications will be processed.  
    • If you are awaiting final results, you must also click the 'Confirm' button after complete uploading of the available documents. Uploading of final results can be done later but within 3 days after the results release date and the link for uploading can be found at the Check Status link.

Note: Ensure that you have uploaded ALL required/available documents BEFORE you click the 'Confirm' button as you will not be able to access the Checklist again once the button is clicked. 

2.    By Post or Hand Delivery
If you are unable to upload the required documents, please print the Checklist, clip as cover page of your documents for submission to the following address. You should write your application number on the top right hand corner of all documents and top left hand corner of the envelope. All academic results must be certified by your school teachers/principal or any gazetted officers before posting. DO NOT send original certificates and documents.

Office of Admissions
Nanyang Technological University
Student Services Centre, #03-01
42 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639815             

Completion of Application for LKCMedicine Programme
You are required to complete the following at 'Tracking Page' after submitting the online application form.  You may access the page again through the  Check Status link.

  • Forward to two referees, the instructions to complete the online referee report, no later than 3 working days after the application closing date. One of the referee must be your Form Teacher.
  • Complete the detailed Criminal Records Declaration.

Submission of Application Documents for Art, Design & Media Programme:
It is compulsory to submit the required materials as determined by the School of Art, Design & Media for admission assessment if Art, Design & Media is one of your choices of study. 

  • Refer to the NTU School of  Art, Design & Media website for specific submission instructions and details.
  • Submission of portfolio must be uploaded at this link by the closing date of application for admission. No work will be accepted if sent by email attachment. Late submission will not be accepted. 

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    At this Check Status link, you are able to:

    • Access the Checklist for submission of supporting documents.
    • Pay application fee online via VISA/MasterCard.
    • Check your documents submission status; application fee payment status.
    • Update choices of your programmes, your contact information within application period.
    • Submit scholarship online application form within application period.
    • Upload final results within 3 days once available. Failing which, your application will be deemed incomplete and no longer be processed.
    • Check application outcome.

    We do not email an applicant on receipt of the supporting documents. Applicants are required to track their submission online.

    Do note that the application outcome is estimated to be released during the period stated in 'Estimated Application Outcome' column.

    International Qualifications/ Admission RequirementsShortlisting For Entrance ExamEstimated Application Outcome [4]Appeal Period
    American High School Diploma[1]-Mid Jun - mid Jul 2022

    TBA
     

    Australia NSW HSC / Western Australia TEE / Victoria Cert of Education / Tasmania HSC / Queensland OP / South Australia Matriculation-
    Mid Jul 2022TBA
    Canada Ontario Secondary School Diploma/British Columbia High School and equivalent [3]-
    Mid Jun - mid Jul 2022TBA
    French Baccalaureate/ Spanish Baccalaureate/ European Baccalaureate[3]-Mid Jul 2022

    TBA

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE)[3]-Mid Jul 2022
    TBA
    India Standard 12 -End Jun 2022

    TBA

    Indonesian SMA Ujian Akhir Nasional (UAN)Mid Feb 2022
    Mid Apr - end Jun 2022

    TBA

    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma [2] -End Apr - end Jul 2022TBA

     

    Malaysia Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) [3]-End Apr - end Jun 2022
    TBA
    Malaysia Unified Examination Certificate(UEC) [3]-Early Apr - end Jun 2022

    TBA

    Mauritius High School Certificate (HSC)[3]-End Jun - mid Jul 2022

    TBA

    Myanmar Matriculation ExamMid Feb 2022
    Mid Apr  - end Jun 2022
    TBA
    NUS High School Diploma-Check here-
    Philippines Senior High School Diploma (Katibayan or Katunayan)[3]-Mid Jul 2022TBA
    PRC National College Entrance Exam (NCEE) [Gao Kao Curriculum]-
    Mid Mar 2022 - Notification on whether or not invited for admission interview.
    End Jun 2022 - Interview outcome.
    TBA

    ​South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma (Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo)​-​Mid Mar 2022 - Notification on whether or not invited for admission interview.
    End Jun 2022 - Interview outcome.
    TBA
    Sri Lanka A-Level Certificate[3]-Mid Jul 2022
    TBA
    ​Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT)
    ​-
    Mid Mar 2022 - Notification on whether or not invited for admission interview.
    End Jun 2022 - Interview outcome.
    TBA
    Thai Mathayom 6[3] 
     -Mid Jul 2022
    TBA
    UK A-Level certificates/Cambridge Pre-U-
    May - End Jun 2022
    (Applicants sitting 2022 May/Jun 'A' Level exams will not be considered for admissions. Please apply in subsequent admission exercise)
    TBA
    A-Level (Brunei / Hong Kong)-May - end Jun 2022

    TBA

    Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate -
    Mid Mar 2022 - Notification on whether or not invited for admission interview.
    End Jun 2022 - Interview outcome

    TBA

    All other international qualifications not listed above (including German Abitur, Turkish High School, New Zealand NCEA, Bangladesh HSC, Pakistan HSC, Iran High School Certificate, etc)Mid Feb 2022 (if applicable)
    Mid May- end Jul 2022
    TBA

    TBA - To be announced
    Footnotes:
    [1]  High School final year students must provide at least up to Grade 12 Semester 1 results at application.  Final transcript to be submitted within 3 days when available.  Advanced Placement (AP) score must be submitted by mid-July of the application year.

    [2] The outcome of IB Diploma applicants sitting for May exams will be made known within 1 to 2 weeks after the submission of actual results. You are required to key and upload result slip (screen capture from official website acceptable) under ‘Provide Actual Results’ at ‘Check Status’ link within 3 days from the release date. No provisional offer will be made based on predicted grades.

    [3] Applicants in final year of high school must submit actual results within 3 days from the release date. The admissions decision will be made known within 2 to 3 weeks after the submission of actual results. No provisional offer will be made based on predicted grades.

    [4] If you have applied to the Medicine programme at LKCMedicine and are shortlisted for admission, you will be required to attend the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) in April. If you did not receive an invitation for the MMI in early April, it will deem that your application for the Medicine programme is unsuccessful.

    Student’s Pass for international students

    NTU will assist international students admitted to the fulltime programmes on Student’s Pass application (including visa for visa required countries).  Please view application flow chart.

    Matriculating in Academic Year 2021-22
    If you are matriculating in Academic Year 2021-22, proceed to complete the enrolment procedures as displayed in the online acceptance link and click on the relevant link below for the summary of the admission procedures applicable to you. 

    Please ensure that your contact numbers and email address are valid. If there is any change, please inform via our enquiry form immediately as various confirmations such as Hall allocation notifications will be sent to you via email only.

    Matriculating after Academic Year 2021-22
    This is applicable only to Singaporean & Singapore Permanent Residents serving full-time national service. You will receive an acknowledgement email in September/October of the acceptance.  A confirmation email will be sent subsequently in December prior to the year of matriculation. If there is a change in your email, please update us, quoting your application number, via the enquiry form.

    Verification of Original Documents
    NTU checks the authenticity of your documents with one of the following methods:

    1.  At Official website
    If available, you are required to provide the login credential along with the result slip at submission or authorise NTU to access your results directly.

    2.   From Source by Email or Post
    We may check directly with the organisation, school or college who awarded the qualification or inform student to request the organisation, school or college who awarded the qualification to forward their academic results directly to us by email or post. Email submission is preferred.   

    • By Email - It must be from the organisation, school or college email and a suitable member or staff of the organisation, school or college.   Student's name and application number must be included in the subject of the email.
       
    • By Post – It has to be directly from the organisation, school or college who awarded the qualification in sealed envelope and post it to us at:  Office of Admissions, Nanyang Technological University, Student Services Centre #03-01, 42 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639815

    3.   In person
    Student may be required to come in person for verification of specific documents sometime in mid-September/ early October after matriculated as a student of NTU. Such notification will be sent to student's NTU email account closer to the verification period.

    For admissions matters and enquiries, please submit using the “Enquire Here” button.