The Nanyang Fellows MBA programme attracts only the top talent. As such, we are highly selective in handpicking individuals to be part of this programme. While we look for leadership potential, strong academic capability, and good personal qualities (ethics, integrity, and social responsibility), we also try to ensure a good diversity of backgrounds to add to the richness of this programme.


Admission Requirements

  1. A good bachelor’s degree
  2. Minimum eight years of professional experience
  3. TOEFL score >100 IBT; IELTS score >6.5, if English was not the medium of instruction at the undergraduate level​
  4. Sponsorship nomination from your government agency or organisation, if applicable 


Application Deadlines

Round 1: 1 November
Round 2: 15 January
Round 3: 31 March*

We accept these online tests only if they're taken no later than 31 Dec 2023:

  • GMAT Online Exam
  • GRE Test at Home
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • TOEFL ITP Plus for China students
  • IELTS Indicator

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Application Process

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Candidates must meet our Admission Requirements and only completed applications will be assessed. An application is considered complete when we have received all your supporting documents, information, and application fee.

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Apply for the programme via our online application system. You may also login to the system to check your application status after submission.

Your application should demonstrate:

  • Strong intellectual capability
  • Solid career progression
  • Professional achievements
  • Leadership potential
  • Cultural sensitivity

The essay questions are compulsory and you should articulate your thoughts clearly, using good judgement with respect to the word limit. 

No separate application for scholarships is required. Simply tick on the box relating to the scholarship you are applying for in the online application form and complete the essay for scholarship consideration.

Fill in the application form and upload the following supporting documents:

CV or Resume
Concise document describing your responsibilities and accomplishments

Educational Documents
Degree scroll/certificate(s) and academic transcripts of each university attended (official English translation is required for non-English certificates and transcripts)

Passport Photo
Coloured photo (taken within the last three months) in hi-resolution jpeg format

Passport or NRIC
For all applicants, kindly upload a scanned copy of valid passport. For Singapore Citizens and SPR, the scanned copy of NRIC is also accepted.

TOEFL or IELTS score report
Applicants are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS if English was not the medium of instruction used at the tertiary level.

Referee Reports
Applicants are required to nominate two referees in the online application form. Upon nomination, an online referee report form will be sent to them for their completion.

Professional Membership Certificates, if any

Upon submitting your application, you will be required to pay an application fee of S$100 via VISA or Mastercard. If you are unable to pay via VISA or Mastercard, please issue a cheque payable to “Nanyang Technological University” (indicate your full name and address on the reverse).

After assessment of your application is completed, we will shortlist candidates for the interview stage. The interview is by invitation only and you will be informed via e-mail if you have been shortlisted.

The announcement of shortlisted candidates will be made after the deadline of the application round and is not a one-time exercise – subsequent announcements will also be made as warranted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an admission interview. The interview may be conducted online or on campus. This interview will help us to better understand your application and assess your suitability for the programme.

Leadership Potential
The Nanyang Fellows MBA programme is for future leaders, and we want to ensure that all participants have proven leadership potential. We will carefully assess your leadership potential through your application essays, referees’ testimonials, and interview outcome.

Strong Academic Capability
We look for candidates who have strong proven academic performance, as the intellectual demands of this programme are rigorous and require excellent analytical abilities and good communication skills. Apart from a good academic record, we will also consider your GMAT (if any) and TOEFL scores to evaluate your academic abilities.

Character and Personal Qualities
As a future leader, we expect from you the highest levels of personal integrity and character. As you will be learning and working closely with other Fellows, we expect qualities of mutual respect and civil decorum, and the genuine desire to share and contribute towards community fellowship and cooperation, fostering camaraderie and furthering friendship and goodwill amongst all.

Candidates who have completed the interview will move to the final selection stage whereby the Admissions Committee will meet for deliberation and candidates for admission are selected. Announcement of offered candidates will be made via an email notification from the admissions office.

Please note that only successful candidates will be notified. Applicants are advised to check the online application system for their application status. We are unable to confirm or release information via phone.

Should you receive an admission offer via email, you are required to complete the acceptance of the offer within the stipulated time or the offer will lapse automatically. The acceptance must be accompanied by a non-refundable enrolment fee of S$10,000 (inclusive of GST) which is deductible from the total tuition fees payable.





(August 2024 intake) 

Enrolment Fee  (Upon Acceptance Of Offer) 


Tuition Fee* 



*The Tuition Fee encompasses segments in NTU and partner universities (UC-Berkeley and Tsinghua).

**Goods and Services Tax (GST) is applicable solely to the tuition fees associated with the NTU segment, with the prevailing GST rate set at 9%.

Accommodation, airfare, miscellaneous and overseas travel expenses are not included in the tuition fee.




We offer full and partial scholarships to outstanding candidates of exceptional ability and sterling track record. 

Interested applicants submit an essay to apply for scholarships together with the programme application. Details of the essay requirements are in the programme application form.

There is no bond or obligation for the scholar to be employed by Nanyang Technological University or in Singapore. Each scholarship is tenable for a period of one year (from start to end of programme) only.

ASEAN Development Scholarship

This full scholarship is open to nationals of ASEAN member countries (excluding Singapore). As part of the school’s effort to accelerate economic and social progress in the Member States of ASEAN, successful scholars must demonstrate not just strong career progression, but also a commitment to champion efforts that contribute towards the development of their home countries and/or the wider ASEAN community. Singapore citizens and permanent residents, as well as recipients of other scholarships or bursaries, are not eligible to apply.

Women In Leadership Scholarship 

As part of our commitment to recognise the increased representation of women leaders in the workforce, this scholarship is awarded to talented and motivated women who have demonstrated potential to make significant contributions both during and after the Nanyang Fellows MBA programme.

NTU Social Innovation Scholarship

With NTU's steep tradition in technology and innovation, we are committed to nurturing innovative public and private sector leaders. This scholarship is offered to leaders who have made significant contribution to nation-building by demonstrating innovation in their respective fields and industries.

Transformative Leader Scholarship

This is a scholarship offered to exceptional leaders who embrace collective transformation in their organisations and have achieved outstanding career milestones in their respective fields.

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