MSc in Venture Creation



The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science in Venture Creation, hereafter referred to as the MSc (Venture Creation), is a multidisciplinary programme that draws from the expertise of:
NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education
NUS Business School
NUS Faculty of Engineering
NUS School of Computing
NUS Faculty of Science
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

It is an immersive graduate degree programme that combines experiential learning with the academic rigour of Asia's top university. Designed to transform mindsets and accelerate translation of ideas into solutions, this programme is offered on a full-time basis (with an estimated duration of 12 months to 18 months) and targets aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to launch new ventures with success by providing mentorship in business development and access to NUS technologies, as well as opportunities to network for market access.

The programme was previously marketed as the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship.

Overview - MSc Entrepreneurship

Deep dive into entrepreneurship

Our core modules give you all the guidance, skillsets and opportunities you need to transform ideas into viable businesses.


Build a strong technical foundation

Harness the expertise of six academic departments to deepen your technical knowledge and skills through a range of elective modules.

Elective Modules

go global

Click here for information on Core Modules and Elective Modules

Graduate Requirements

To graduate from the MSc (Venture Creation) programme, students are required to:

  1. Complete 28 MCs of Core modules and 12 MCs of Elective modules
  2. Maintain a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.0 (maximum out of 5.0).
 July (2 weeks)  August to December  January to June
Summer programme in entrepreneurship 

A two-week programme that offers an immersive experience of entrepreneurship in Singapore and Southeast Asia, to educate and inspire, and to create opportunities to connect deeply with peers and with the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Experiential entrepreneurship internship 

A semester-long-start-up internship experience. Work alongside co-founders of innovative start-ups, feel the energy and get into the action, figure out what it takes for a business to thrive, connect with like-minded people from the start-up community, and forge a network of friends and future partners. 

New venture creation

With the goal of helping students understand the process, challenges, risks and rewards of starting up a new business, this module equips students with the tools to improve their chances of successfully starting their own businesses.

+ Elective modules

 Lean startup practicum

This module provide guidance and support to accelerate ideas into viable businesses. Through a step-by-step hands-on approach and mentorship, students will be empowered with the knowledge, skillsets and tools to bring their startups from ideation to fruition.

+ Elective modules 

Intake & Application Period

Next Intake: August 2021

   Internationals  Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
Online Application Opens 1 November 2020
Online Application Closes  28 February 2021 31 March 2021 

Admissions criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree - preferably with Honours - from a recognised academic institution
  • Strong interest in entrepreneurship and innovation, including demonstrated involvement in entrepreneurial activities
  • Applicants whose medium of university instruction is not English are required to demonstrate
    English proficiency by possessing either:
MSc Entrepreneurship Admissions Criteria

Do note that the TOEFL score or IELTS result is only valid for two years after the test, and the validity period should not expire before the beginning of the application period for the relevant intake.

Documents required

  • Your resume
  • Complete or current transcripts and degree scroll
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable)


excluding GST


Singaporeans and Singapore PRs may enjoy tuition fee subsidies.

There is an application fee of $50. 

• Apart from tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee (as published by NUS Registrar’s Office) payable every regular semester.

• Admissions to the programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. A non-refundable and non-transferable acceptance fee of S$5,000 - which will be credited towards your tuition fees - is payable upon acceptance of offer. 

• All fees quoted here are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated. The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.


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Is work experience required for admission into the programme?

Work experience is not a pre-requisite for admission into the programme. However, because admission to the programme is on a competitive basis, applicants are encouraged to provide, along with their educational qualifications, details of any relevant work experience (including demonstrated involvement in entrepreneurial activities) so that their applications are more complete and representative of their achievements.

Is a video personal statement compulsory for admission into this programme?

For the AY2021/2022 intake, the video personal statement is no longer compulsory. Instead, shortlisted candidates will be required at a later stage to complete timed video interview.

I am interested to apply for the AY2021/2022 intake but the Graduate Admission System (GDA2) only shows the AY2020/2021 intake. Am I applying for the correct intake?

Applicants can rest assured that they are applying for the correct intake and may proceed with their applications.

Technically, classes for the AY2021/2022 intake do not begin until August 2021. Because the AY2021/2022 cohort of the MSc in Venture Creation programme will start their Summer Programme in Special Term Part 2 (5 July 2021 to 16 July 2021), the intake period is reflected in GDA2 as AY2020/2021 Semester 4.

What support and funding is available to aspiring student entrepreneurs at NUS?


In this area, the MSc in Venture Creation programme taps on the expertise of NUS Enterprise, which plays a pivotal role in fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among the NUS community, and developing Singapore’s start-up ecosystem. NUS Enterprise spearheads flagship initiatives such as the NUS Overseas College programme and BLOCK71.

Student entrepreneurs interested in the support and funding initiatives offered by NUS Enterprise can find out more here:

What career support services can NUS offer to graduates of the programme who prefer to enter the workforce instead of becoming entrepreneurs?

The Centre for Future-ready Graduates offers career resources that can be accessed by graduating students. The Centre aims to enhance students’ employability and ensure that they are career-ready upon graduation. Some of the support initiatives include career readiness programmes, campus recruitment talks, career fairs, and even one-on-one coaching with a certified career advisor.

Find out more here:

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02 June 2021