Entry Requirements 


Application Process

May to Mid-SeptemberRegister for an account and book the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
(Indicate that you are applying to international universities that require the UCAT and select “Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU, Singapore)”)
July to end SeptemberSit for UCAT
October to Mid-MarchOnline Admission Application
AprilSelection Interview (Multiple Mini Interviews)
April to JuneOffer and Acceptance
June to JulyHealth Screening
July Matriculation

All applications to LKCMedicine must be submitted online between October and mid-March via the NTU application portal here​.

 Applications must include the following information:
  • Academic results
  • UCAT scores
  • Personal statement
  • Essay on achievements beyond schools' co-curricular activities and online appraisal form from one to two appraisers (If applicant would like to be considered under the Aptitude-based Admissions scheme)
  • Two referee reports: One of the referees must be the applicant’s civics tutor/form teacher (GCE A-level, IB, NUSHS and international qualifications) or personal tutor/mentor (Polytechnic).

Academic Qualifications

Applicants should possess the requisite pre-university qualifications to be admitted to the LKCMedicine MBBS programme. Predicted grades are not accepted for admissions. Current final-year high school students, whose actual high school graduation / national examination results, would be available after April of the Academic Year will not be eligible to apply for Medicine programme in that same Academic Year.

GCE A-Level Certification
  • H2 Pass in Chemistry and H2 Pass in either Biology or Physics.
  • All H2 subjects and attempted General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) must be taken at one sitting.
  • Meet Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirement.
  • More details can be found here.
​International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Pass in HL Chemistry and Pass in either HL Biology or Physics.
  • Meet Mother Tongue requirement.
  • More details can be found here​.
National University of Singapore High School Diploma
  • Major CAP of 2.0 in Chemistry and either Biology or Physics
  • CAP of 1.0 in one other major and in English Programme
  • Meet Mother Tongue requirement
  • More details can be found ​here.
Polytechnic Diploma
  • ​A good GPA in a Health Science-related diploma.
  • A list of relevant diplomas can be found here.
International Qualifications
  • ​A list of acceptable international qualifications can be found here.
  • For further advice on other international qualifications, you may contact NTU Office of Admissions​.



University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Applicants will have to register for the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) and take the UCAT as part of the criteria for entry to the LKCMedicine MBBS programme.

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a computer-based admissions test, used by a consortium of UK Universities and non-UK associate member universities including Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) to help select applicants for medical and dental degree programmes. 

It is a two-hour test consisting of five separately timed subtests in multiple-choice format. It is an aptitude test focused on assessing a range of mental abilities and knowledge candidates should already have. 

If one is applying to the AY2024-25 intake of LKCMedicine, one should take UCAT between 10 July and 28 September 2023, prior to applying to LKCMedicine. Only results of the UCAT taken in the twelve-month period prior to admission to LKCMedicine will be considered in the selection process.

A copy of the UCAT leaflet can be downloaded here

For more details on the UCAT, including information on how to prepare for it, please click here

UCAT Registration

Registration for the UCAT is a two-step process of registering an account and booking a test, using the Pearson VUE registration system. 

Key dates for UCAT  
16 May 2023 UCAT account creation opens
20 June 2023 Test booking opens
10 July 2023 Testing starts
21 September 2023 Test booking ends
28 September 2023 Last test day
Early November 2023 Results delivered to LKCMedicine


UCAT Fees & Financial Assistance


The test fee is payable at the time of booking by major debit/credit card:

  • Tests taken in the UK: £70 (approximately SGD$116)
  • Tests taken outside the UK:  £115 (approximately SGD$191)

The UCAT can be taken in Singapore or overseas. Students can use the test centre locator function from UCAT website to find the nearest Pearson VUE test centre. There are currently two test centres in Singapore:

  • Pearson Professional Centers-Singapore, 51 Cuppage Road, #05-02/03/04, Singapore 229469
  • NTUC Learning Hub Pte Ltd, NTUC Trade Union House, 73 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189556

For more details, students can visit the UCAT website. 

Financial Assistance

Schools can consider either of the two payment options for students who are eligible for financial assistance:

Option 1: Schools can pay by credit card or debit card when the students book their test
Option 2: Schools can buy UCAT International Vouchers in advance for their students to use as payment to book a test.

  • Vouchers can be purchased singly or in volume.
  • All vouchers are pre-paid. Vouchers are non-refundable and non-returnable.
  • Vouchers can be purchased until midnight (local time) on 18th September 2023.
  • Vouchers must be redeemed by midnight (local time) on 28th September 2023.
  • Vouchers are only valid for tests taken outside the UK during the 2023 UCAT test cycle (10 July - 28 September 2023).

Please visit the Pearson VUE UCAT Voucher Store for details and the guidance document for instructions https://www.ucat.ac.uk/media/1553/ucat-international-voucher-instructions-2023.pdf




Referee Reports

Applicants are required to nominate two individuals to complete the online referee report. One of the referees must be the applicant's Civics tutor/form teacher (GCE A-level, IB, NUSHS and international qualifications) or personal tutor/mentor (Polytechnic). 

The online referee report is in question-and-answer format. There are two questions which will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Instructions and login details will be provided to applicants who will in turn forward the login information to their referees. 



Personal Statement

Applicants to the MBBS programme will have to submit a personal statement as part of the application process.


The personal statement is an essay of not more than 300 words, introducing the applicant including, but not limited to, the reasons for wishing to study medicine and of any experience that may have driven the desire to become a doctor. Leadership experience and teamwork ability should be highlighted. The personal statement must be furnished in the application form, and it may be followed up at the interview stage.


Aptitude-based Admissions (ABA)

All applicants must achieve the minimum academic requirements. Applicants who are nevertheless concerned about the competitiveness of their academic scores, and have other exceptional talents, passions, interests, and strengths to highlight, should also complete the ABA portion of the online application form. This should be supported by an essay of achievements (not more than 500 words; different from the Personal Statement) and at least one (maximum two) appraisal online.


First-time applicants for admissions will first be considered under the standard admissions route.

  • If the relevant cut-off scores are met, the applicant would be shortlisted and invited for the interview without being considered under the ABA scheme.
  • If the relevant cut-off scores are not met, the applicant will be considered under the ABA scheme.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the interview together with applicants shortlisted via the normal route. All applicants would be assessed together. 



Applicants will be selected for interview around April each year on the basis of their online applications and UCAT scores. The interview will be conducted in the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) format. To understand the MMI process better, click here​.


Health Requirements

Applicants offered admission to LKCMedicine must fulfill the standardised set of screening and vaccination requirements stipulated by the Ministry of Health, Singapore. The health requirements can be found here​. These requirements are subject to changes by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.



Criminal Record Declaration

Applicants to LKCMedicine undertaking the MBBS programme are required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form in the NTU online admissions application portal. It should be noted that a positive criminal record declaration may not necessarily prevent an applicant from being accepted into the MBBS programme.