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Advance@NUS is a new admissions pathway for adult learners to earn their first bachelor’s degree as full-time undergraduates. This new pathway allows adult learners with rich professional experience, but do not have a university degree to apply to one of the six undergraduate degree programmes offered.

The selection process focuses on professional experience rather than academic qualifications. Applicants with Polytechnic Diplomas admitted to a 3- or 4-year programme may be granted Advanced Placement Credits in relevant modules for up to a maximum of 40 Modular Credits, which is equivalent to one year of undergraduate study.

This new pathway presents an excellent opportunity for adults learners to broaden their knowledge base and skills, and improve their future career prospects.

NUS welcomes the experience, maturity and motivation of adult learners who will add to the rich diversity of our undergraduate community. 

If you're still thinking about why NUS should be the university for you, click here to read more.

The application portal for the Academic Year 2021/2022 intake opens from 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021

The programmes offered under the Advance@NUS for undergraduate admission Academic Year 2021/2022 are listed below. (Please check back here for updates as we hope to confirm additional programmes soon.)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School of Business

Faculty of Engineering


Click on the links below for more information:


Applicants must:   
  1. be a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR).
  2. be at least 25 years old in the year of matriculation.
  3. NOT already have a bachelor's degree.
  4. have at least 4 years of full-time working experience (excluding National Service).


  • You must be at least 25 years of age in the year of matriculation with at least 4 years of full-time work experience (excluding National Service) as of 1 July of the application year.
  • You may additionally submit any of the following information, if you believe it will be advantageous to your application:
    • Evidence of additional post-diploma academic preparation, including the advanced diploma, specialist diploma, IB Diploma and SAT I Test.
  • You may be required to sit for an entrance test for further assessment, or undergo a bridging / refresher course, or be interviewed.


There is only one intake and one application period for each Academic Year (AY).

Application for Academic Year 2021/2022 undergraduate admissions opens from 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021.

Instructions on applying to one of the full-time undergraduate degree programmes offered under the Advance@NUS scheme are as follow:


Step 1 - Apply online
Apply by submitting an electronic application form via the Advance@NUS Application Portal during the application window. A hard-copy application form will not be accepted.

You may apply to only ONE of the six bachelor's degree programme offered.

In your application, you will be required to furnish the following:

  1. Personal Particulars
  2. Professional Qualifications
  3. Personal Statements
  4. Referees' Information
    • Names and contact information of two (2) referees who are willing to complete a written reference for you.
    • One of them must be a current or previous supervisor, and the other can be a supervisor or co-worker.
  5. Academic Qualifications

It is important to provide a valid email address and to check your email regularly as we will correspond with you via email only.


Step 2 - Upload supporting documents
You are required to upload your supporting documents to the Application Portal before submitting your application.

Files must be in PDF format, and not exceeding 1.5MB in size.

See table below for the list of supporting documents required for submission:

Supporting Documents Required  Singapore

a) NRIC / 11B

  • Copy of front and back is required

b) Re-entry Permit


c) Passport

  • Copy of passport biodata page is required

d) National Service (NS) Documents

  • Completion of NS liability (i.e. ORD)
    Certificate of Service (COS) / Service transcript is required.


  • Exemption from NS liability
    The exemption letter from MINDEF is required.

  • For full-time national servicemen who are currently serving NS:
    • A letter from MINDEF with expected date of completion of service is required.
      (Note: You must have completed your NS before the semester starts)
  • For regular servicemen or servicewomen:
    • A letter from MINDEF with the expected date of completion of service is required.

e) Certification on current employment

  • A letter from the HR/Head of Department (HOD) is required.
    The letter must be printed on the company letterhead and endorsed by the HR or HOD with the company stamp.
    It should not be dated more than 3 months from the application date and the following details must be stated:
      • Your current position / title
      • Your date of commencement at the current place of employment (DD/MM/YYYY)

Note: For any system-generated letter, endorsement by the HR or HOD with company stamp is still required.                          


The CPF Yearly Statements with your name, month and year of contribution, and company name indicated. The whole employment period is required.

(Note: This is applicable only to Singapore Citizen and Singapore Permanent Resident.)

f) Certification on Previous Job Position

A letter from the previous company is required.
The letter must be printed on the company letterhead and endorsed by the HR or HOD with the company stamp.
The date of joining and leaving (DD/MM/YYYY) must be indicated in the letter.                


The CPF Yearly Statements with your name, month and year of contribution, and company name indicated. The whole employment period is required.

(Note: This is applicable only to Singapore Citizen and Singapore Permanent Resident.)

g) Diploma transcript and scroll
  • Copy of front and back is required, including the legend / grading system.

h) GCE 'A' Level Result / STPM Result / Advanced Diploma Transcript and Scroll / Specialist Diploma Transcript and Scroll / Industrial Trade Certificate / Degree Transcript / SAT / TOEFL / IELTS (if any)

  • Copy of front and back is required, including the legend / grading system.

i) Information on withdrawal from previous degree programme studied (if any)

You are required to provide the official withdrawal letter and the transcript for modules that you have completed. If you have withdrawn from one of the local universities, you are also required to provide the official documents from the university with the following information:

  • Name
  • NRIC
  • Programme enrolled
  • Date of admission
  • Date of withdrawal / dismissal
  • Number of modular units / credits required to graduate (inclusive of exemption upon admission)
  • Number of modulate units/credits granted as exemption upon admission
  • Number of modular units/credits eligible to enjoy TFS at start of programme (for programme & buffer for failed and repeat modules)
  • Number of modular units/credits consumed so far (for programme & buffer for failed and repeat modules)


  • A certified copy of an English translated version must accompany supporting documents that are not in English.
  • Any inaccurate, false or incomplete information will render your application invalid. Persons admitted based on such information may be expelled or required to withdraw from the University.

    Step 3 - Pay the application fee

    The application fee is S$50 (excluding prevailing GST).

    After submitting your online application, you will be directed to the online payment portal to pay your application fee.

    Please note that your application will be processed only after you have paid your application fee. We will send an e-receipt to your registered email to confirm your payment.

    The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Available online payment methods are: Credit / Debit Card (VISA, Mastercard); or, Internet Direct Debit; or, Credit Card (AMEX).    


For admission to

Academic Year 2021/2022


1 December 2020 – 31 January 2021

Application period

March 2021

Release of application outcome

March - June 2021

Bridging / Refresher Course; or, Entrance Test; or, Interviews


Acceptance of admission offer and submitting photograph for Student Card

June 2021 onwards

Pre-enrolment activities and Incoming Students Registration Matters*


*Please refer to section 'Acceptance and Registration Information' for more information.


Verification exercise of documents submitted online.

10 August 2021

Start of Semester 1, Academic Year 2020 / 2021


  • The above timeline is an estimation and may be subject to change at our discretion.
  • You will receive an email notification once your application outcome is released. Please provide a valid email address.
  • You are required to access the Advance@NUS Application Portal to check for your application outcome.
  • Accepting your admissions offer is also through the Advance@NUS Application Portal. You may refer to the section 'Acceptance and Registration Information' for instructions on acceptance and registration as a student.
  • After accepting your admissions offer, you will be asked to produce original hard-copies of your documents for verification purposes.


Tuition Fees

Please click here for information on fees for full-time undergraduate programmes.

Financial Aid

For more information on Financial Aid, please click here.


Conditions of Offer

Your admission to NUS is subjected to the following requirements found

First-Year Registration Matters


Period / Date

Instructions / Remarks

Accepting the Admission Offer & Submitting Photograph for Student Card

As stated on portal

Students are to accept their admission offer via the Advance@NUS Application Portal, and upload a recent passport photo for their student card. Please click here to check the photograph submission requirement.

Deadline for Pre-Admission Medical Examination

Early August 2021

Please refer to University Health Centre’s website for instructions on how to make an appointment for their pre-admission medical examination.

Note: Student should accept the admission offer before proceeding to schedule appointment online.


(Part One)

Early June 2021 onwards

Student will be prompted with an email notification from the Registrar’s Office ( on when student is able to proceed with Registration (Part One).

Registration Guide will be uploaded here by end May.                         


(Part Two)


End June 2021 onwards

Student Card will be posted to student before term starts for completion of Registration (Part Two) online.

Registering for the Qualifying English Test (QET)

Early July 2021

Students are required to sit for the QET. Registration information is available here.

Module Registration

End July 2021

Student who have completed Registration (Part One) may proceed to enrol in module classes via the Module Registration platform with the Education Records System (ModReg@EduRec).


If you wish to withdraw from NUS after completion of Registration (Part One) but have yet to complete Registration (Part Two), please write to the with your reason(s) for withdrawal.

If you wish to withdraw from NUS after completion of Registration (Part Two), please complete and submit the ‘Withdrawal from the University: Application Form’ to the Faculty/School’s Dean’s Office. A letter confirming your withdrawal from the University will be sent to you within 2 weeks after receiving your form.

Any student who registers for modules and subsequently withdraws from the University after the 2nd instructional week of the semester or the 1st instructional week of the Special Term is liable to pay full fees for that semester or Special Term.

NUS Code of Student Conduct & NUS Student Data Protection Policy

Read and understand the student discipline and University rules and regulations which can be found here.

Financial Matters


Period / Date

Instructions / Remarks


  • Tuition Grant
  • Tuition Fees
  • Miscellaneous Student Fees
  • Tuition Fee Policy
  • Fee Payment Procedures
  • Late and Partial Payment Penalties
  • Refund Policy
  • Financial Assistance


Not Applicable

Please click here for more information.

Application for Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy by MENDAKI

To be confirmed

Please click here for more information.

Application for use of CPF savings under Education Scheme

To be confirmed

Please click here for more information.

Course & Special Programme Information by Faculties

Please click here for more information.

Student Housing & Transport


Period / Date

Instructions / Remarks

Application for NUS Hostels


i) Halls

ii) Residences

iii) Residential Colleges


Application Periods


Dates will be available on the respective websites

i), ii)

Please click here for application portal.

Please click here for application guide.



Please click here for UTCP information.

Please click here for RVRC application process.

Application for Undergraduate Concession Card for local travel

July 2021

Please click here for more information.

Student Season Parking

Date available on the Student Services website.

Please click here for more information.


Relevant Administrative Departments

Please click here for more information.



NUS Merit Scholarships

There is a limited number of highly coveted NUS Merit Scholarships to be awarded to high calibre individuals who exhibit outstanding leadership qualities and professional experience.

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Scholarship Benefits
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Shortlisting & Awarding Process

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Be Singapore Citizens
  2. Have strong leadership qualities and potential
  3. Have good professional background
  4. Demonstrate strong interest in programme and ability to overcome adversity and obstacles
  5. Be applying for admission to a full-time undergraduate degree programme at NUS via Advance@NUS

 Scholarship Benefits

  1. Tuition fees (after MOE Tuition Grant subsidy)
  2. S$6,000 annual living allowance
  3. S$2,000 one-time computer allowance upon enrolment
  4. Guaranteed an offer of a 1-semester Student Exchange Programme (SEP) with one of NUS’ overseas partner universities
  5. Guaranteed offers of on-campus accommodation for the first 2 years of undergraduate studies, provided the Scholar submits a complete hostel admission application every year within the prescribed application periods, and fulfils NUS’s eligibility criteria for NUS on-campus accommodation. This guarantee applies only to the halls of residence and student residences, and not to the residential colleges
  6. Scholarship is bond-free 

 Terms & Conditions

  1. The NUS Merit Scholarship is offered to read a full-time undergraduate course at NUS, which has been offered to the scholar at the time of the scholarship offer, and is tenable for the normal candidature period.
  2. Recipients of the scholarship (scholars) may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary, grant, award or allowance without prior approval from the University.
  3. The scholarship will be monitored and renewed every semester provided the scholar maintains a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 3.5 (or equivalent) and good conduct.
  4. Scholars will be required to take part in community involvement programmes or projects deemed appropriate and/or directed by the University.
  5. If the scholar decides to withdraw from the University and/or terminate the scholarship prematurely, the University reserves the right to impose repayment of all scholarship monies disbursed to the scholar.

 Shortlisting & Awarding Process

  1. All Advance@NUS applicants will be considered automatically for the scholarship through their applications for admission.
  2. Applicants will be assessed on their suitability for the scholarships, based on the strength of their applications.
  3. Applicants will be informed of the scholarship outcomes by late June.
  4. NUS reserves the right not to award any scholarship if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. The decision of the selection committee is final. Enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained.

For more information on other Scholarships, please click here.


Frequently Asked Questions

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01 October 2020