Lifelong Learning Initiative (LLI) for NUS Alumni FAQ

Before you apply

This initiative is to encourage NUS Alumni to embrace lifelong learning.

As an Alumnus, you are able to study a maximum of two (2) modules under this programme before July 2020. However, during each semester, you will be offered only one (1) module if you are successful in your application.

If you are successful in your application, you will only be offered one module per semester.

In the application process, you are able to select up to five (5) modules and rank them in order of your preference. However, if you are successful in your application, you will be offered admission for only one module per semester.

For the duration of this initiative, you are only entitled to 2 free modules. 

There are 2 regular semesters in an academic year. Each semester is 17 or 18 weeks in length, including the examination period. Please refer to this link for more information on the academic calendar structure:

Existing pre-requisites may apply for modules taken for credit. If you do not have the pre-requisites but do have relevant work experience, please do provide such information to support your application so that it can be assessed in totality by the faculty offering the module.

No fee is chargeable in the first year of offer for this initiative. However, with effect from August 2018, a Student Services Fee is payable per semester but only upon acceptance of admission offer. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. No other fees will be charged.

At present, Student Services Fee (Payable per regular semester except for Special Term) is S$261.85 (includes prevailing GST)

You are able to submit an application via the NUS Online Application Portal. At present, there is no application fee.

All modules will be graded unless otherwise stated that it has an audit option. Graded means you will need to attend class and participate in all graded activities including but not limited to, projects, continual assessments, tests, final examinations etc.

Auditing a module means:  

You are not completing any assignments/tests and sitting for the final examination for that module

* There will be no seat allocated to you during the final examination

* You will not get a letter grade shown for the module in your transcript. An ‘AUD’ grade will be shown instead, indicating that you have audited the module.

Yes, you may choose to audit a module IF this mode of study is being offered for that module. You have to indicate your choice when you are accepting your admission offer. However, do note that there are modules where the graded arrangement is compulsory for all students. Such information will be indicated on the module listing.

Advanced placement credits (APCs) or exemption may be granted for the modules taken and passed. More information on APCs and exemptions can be found at:

Advanced Placement Credits (APCs) or exemption may be granted for the modules taken and passed towards the relevant programmes. However, such credits are valid for 5 years. You will need to check directly with the faculty admissions office on using the relevant modules taken under this initiative to apply for admission to their programmes. More information on APCs and exemptions can be found at:

You may find more information on the module at by using the module code.

    No, there is no age limit as long as the applicant is an alumnus of NUS.

Depending on the scheduling for a particular module, classes may be offered during the day or evenings. Please check the listing of modules on SCALE's website for such information. Class schedules are subject to changes without prior notice and classes may be cancelled if insufficient students registered.

Other faculties may be offering their modules in subsequent phases of this programme.  Check our website for updates.

No. Only modules listed are available for alumni and modules on offer may differ from year to year.

You are eligible to apply and you should include information on all your academic qualifications as well as your work experience so that your application can be assessed in totality by the faculty offering that module.

You are certainly eligible to apply, and you should submit information on all of your academic qualifications and relevant work experience for the respective faculties/schools to use to evaluate your application for the module that you would like to study.

Classes are generally held one to two times a week for each module. Some modules may be offered in an intensive mode e.g. 5 days in a row for a week.  Please check the list of modules on SCALE’s website for information on class schedules.

Class schedules are subject to changes without prior notice and classes may be cancelled if insufficient students registered.

You may contact the faculty offering the module directly on the admission criteria.

Please refer to the application periods mentioned on the website for the respective semesters.

As a student under our Continuing Professional Education track, you will have access to the necessary laboratories for the module you have signed up for as well as the libraries in NUS.

You can apply for an official academic transcript (fees apply) from the Student Services Centre or through Online Transcript Application portal (at: and select CPE Programme/ Others) managed by the NUS Registrar’s Office.

After you submit an application

You can edit your application any time before the closing date. However, once you edit your application, your original application will become null and void. Your edited application is now in draft stage until you hit the “Submit” button on the last step of the application process and a new timestamp is assigned to your application.  It is only then that your edited application is officially submitted.

If you are unsuccessful in your application, you can reapply for the next run of the module or select other modules in the subsequent semester. There is no wait-list. Please note that there are limited spaces available for each module and offer will be made on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you are successful in your application and have received an offer for the module of your choice, you will need to act on the offer by the stated deadline. If you are accepting the offer, you are required to complete the online registration process and upload a recent passport photo of yourself.  This will be printed on your Student Card. 

If you do not respond in the above manner by the stated deadline, you will be deemed as having rejected the offer. 

You will be notified of your application outcome by early July (for Semester 1) or by early December (for Semester 2). A notification will be sent to your registered email to check on the application outcome via the NUS Online Application Portal.

Upon accepting your offer

You must complete your registration as a student of NUS by completing the Registration Part One exercise. Information on the registration exercise will be sent to your registered email about a week after the deadline for accepting offer.

You will be billed after completing the Registration Part One and Two online exercise. With your registered student status, you may then view your bill and make a payment online via Education Records System (EduRec).

You are able to check your student bill via Education Records Systems (EduRec) and pay your fees online at To view, navigate to My Homepage > Financials> Manage Student Financials> Student/Preliminary Bill. 

No. The SFC scheme which is managed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) may only be used for payment of tuition fees and examination fees (billed as part of course fees) of approved courses which may be found in the SFC Course Directory at

Semester 2 of Academic Year 2018/2019 starts on 14 January 2019. You may also refer to the NUS Academic Calendar.

You can check directly in the Education Records System (EduRec) or with your faculties’ website or IVLE for your timetable.

Depending on when (within the academic calendar) you withdraw, a corresponding letter grade ("W" or "F") may be awarded. Please refer to this link for more information: 

To withdraw from the programme, please complete this form (only accessible within NUS Student Network) and to  the address indicated on the form. The Student Services Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

You may login to EduRec to view your exam results. To subscribe to SMS exam result, login to EduRec and navigate to Academics > Examinations > click on ‘Subscribe to SMS Notification’.

Unofficial Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts can be printed from EduRec (via Academics > Examinations) with your active NUSNET ID. Please refer to the User Guide in the NUS Student Portal to view unofficial transcript at (accessible via NUS Student Portal).

Official Transcripts 

Official transcripts are prepared by the Registrar’s Office and have the University seal imprinted on it. You can apply for an official transcript through Online Transcript Application: (select CPE Programme/ Others). A fee applies for each official transcript requested.

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