|May to Mid-September||Register 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 September||Sit for UCAT|
|October to Mid-March||Online Admission Application|
|April||Selection Interview (Multiple Mini Interviews)|
|April to June||Offer and Acceptance|
|June to July||Health Screening|
All applications to LKCMedicine must be submitted online between October and mid-March via the NTU application portal here.
- 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).
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
|International Baccalaureate Diploma|
|National University of Singapore High School Diploma|
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.
For more details on the UCAT, including information on how to prepare for it, please click here.
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:
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:
For more details, students can visit the UCAT website.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.