Advance@NUS


Applications are now open till 30 April 2020. Submit your application here.
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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 will present an excellent opportunity to adults with working experience 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 programmes offered under the Advance@NUS for undergraduate admission Academic Year 2020 / 2021 are:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School of Business

Faculty of Engineering

Click on the links below for more information:

TUITION FEES


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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


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)

Note:

  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Application for Academic Year 2020/21 undergraduate admissions is open from 2 March to 30 April 2020.

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 bachelor's degree programme.

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

  1. Personal particulars
  2. Education history
  3. Professional Qualifications
  4. Name and contact information of two (2) referees who are willing to complete a written reference for you
  5. Personal statement
    (Some degree programmes may require more than one statement)

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
Citizen
 Singapore
Permanent
Resident

NRIC / 11B

  • Copy of front and back is required
Y Y

Re-entry Permit

Y

Passport

  • Copy of passport biodata page is required
Y

National Service (NS) Documents

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

  • OR

  • 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.
Y Y

Diploma transcript and scroll

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

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.
Y Y

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)
Y Y

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.


OR

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.)

Y Y

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.


OR

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.)

Y Y

Company Sponsorship Letter (if any)

  • Should you be financially sponsored by your company, the official approved sponsorship letter must be printed on the company letterhead with endorsement by the HR or HOD.
Y Y


Note:

  • 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).

ADMISSION TIMELINE



For admission to Academic Year 2020/2021  Activities/Events

2 March - 30 April 2020

Application period

May - June 2020

Release of application outcome

June - July 2020

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

June - July 2020

Acceptance of admission offer and submitting photograph for Student Card
Verification exercise of documents submitted online
Pre-enrolment activities and Incoming Students Registration Matters

10 August 2020

Start of Semester 1, Academic Year 2020 / 2021


Note:

  • 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.
    Information on your Conditions of Offer of Admission to NUS and Details for Registering as an Incoming Students will be included.
  • After accepting your admissions offer, you will be asked to produce original hard-copies of your documents for verification purposes.
  •  

OTHER INFORMATION


Click HERE for the NUS Scholarship and Financial Aid Brochure.

Frequently Asked Questions


For FAQs, click HERE.
Note: Check back here regularly for new updates to the FAQs.

If you still have questions, please feel free to email to ApplytoAdvance@nus.edu.sg



Click here to APPLY 



For enquiries, get in touch with us at ApplytoAdvance@nus.edu.sg

 
02 April 2020