Coursework Programmes : Application Information

Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.

 

 

Closing Date

There are two intakes per academic year for most of the coursework programmes; one in Semester 1 (August) and the other in Semester 2 (January). The closing dates are indicated below.

 

January Intake

15 September of the previous year for the following programmes:

  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Science in Applied Physics
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology
  • Joint Master of Science in Science Communication

*Important Notice: There will not be any intake for Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology January 2018. 

 

August Intake

31 January for the following programme:

  • Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

15 March for the following programmes:

  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Joint Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (NUS-SJTU)
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Science in Applied Physics
  • Master of Science in Statistics
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Chemistry for Energy and Environment
  • Joint Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

 

Application

Applicants may apply for the degree programmes via the online application system. Please refer to the User Guide before applying.

Supporting documents (e.g. certificates, transcripts etc) must be submitted together with completed application forms for each programme applied. Application forms can be printed from the online application system after the applicant completes the online application.

Applications are open from 1 December of the previous year to 15 March for the August intake, and from 1 June to 15 September for the January intake.

For the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance programme, application is open from 1 December of the previous year to 31 January. There is only one intake (August intake) per year.

Applications received after the closing date will be considered for the next relevant intake.

Your application will only be processed for the respective intake accordingly, if you have submitted the completed application (application form duly signed, with the application fee payment and all the required documents submitted) before the respective application closing date.

 

 

Application Fees

A non-refundable application fee inclusive of GST is payable for each application you apply. The application fees for coursework programmes are as follows:

S$100 (for both online and paper application)

  • M.Sc in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

S$50 (for both online and paper application)

  • All other coursework programmes

 

Application fees may be made online via the application system. For paper applications, applicants should send the proof of payment together with their application materials. An application without the application fee payment will not be processed.

 

The modes of payment are:

Online Payment

  • Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard or AMEX)
  • Debit Card (applicants must have an online banking account with either of the following banks - POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank)

 

Payment by Cheque

Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and send it together with a cheque (should be crossed) made payable to "National University of Singapore". Please write your name, mailing address and programme applied for at the reverse side of the cheque. Separate cheques are to be written for each programme applied.

 

Payment by Bank Draft

  • Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and send it together with a bank draft (drawn on a bank in Singapore in Singapore Dollar) made payable to "National University of Singapore". Please write your name, mailing address and programme(s) applied for at the reverse side of the bank draft.

 

Payment at NUS Student Service Centre

Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and make payment by NETS or cash at the Student Service Centre (located at Level 1, Yusof Ishak House) during operating hours.

 

 

Instructions on Application

Please note that even though an application is submitted online, relevant supporting documents must be sent via post. In order for applications to be considered for a specific intake, the online application, payment of application fees and available supporting documents must reach us by the relevant deadlines.

You may print the completed Application Form from the application portal by clicking on the 'Application Number' hyperlink in 'Basic Programme Information'.

Applicants who wish to apply to more than one department must submit separate sets of application forms. Each set of application form should be accompanied by proof of payment or payment itself and all supporting documents, sent via surface mail to the respective Department. The completed online application form should be printed and attached together with the supporting documents.

All supporting documents, if not in English, must be accompanied by copies of the English translation of the documents. Any omission of information required in the application or supporting documents will render the application void.

Supporting documents submitted are not returnable.

Unless granted approval by our University, no candidate may concurrently be a student for more than one degree or register as an NUS candidate and of another university/institute.

 

 

Supporting Documents

Transcript

An official transcript of academic records is required from each university you have attended. you are responsible for requesting the transcript(s) from the relevant University. Please use the prescribed form for such request.

Transcripts must be enclosed in an official SEALED envelope with its flap bearing the security seal of the university and the signature of the Registrar or representative.

Graduates from NUS may submit copies of their result slips or transcripts.

 

Other Academic Certificates

In addition to your university's transcripts, you may attach any other academic certificates to support your application.

 

TOEFL/ IELTS

Applicants whose native tongue AND medium of university instruction is not completely in English should submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.

The minimum TOEFL score for graduate coursework programmes are as follows:

  • Paper-based (PBT): 580 
  • Internet-based (IBT): 85 with a minimum of 22 for the writing component (MSc Science Comm applicants will also need to score at least 18 on Reading and Listening)

The minimum IELTS score is 6.0. (For MSc Science Comm applicants, the minimum IELTS score is 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test.)

Please note that the TOEFL/ IELTS scores are valid for two (2) years from the test date. If it has been more than two years since you last took the test, you must take it again to have the scores reported.

Please quote the following institutional codes and department codes for TOEFL:

  • NUS Institutional Code: 9087
  • Chemistry: 62
  • Mathematics: 72
  • Pharmacy: 47
  • Physics: 76
  • Statistics: 59

 

Referee Reports

Recommendations from two (2) academic referees are to be submitted via the online admission system. You should check with your referees and obtain their institutional email address. Email addresses from domains other than the ".edu" may be subject to additional screening and filtering. Once your online application is submitted, an automated email will be sent to your referees.

Alternatively recommendations from your referees can be submitted via hard copy. You should request your referees to return the recommendation form in a SEALED envelope, with its flap bearing their signatures across it.

 

Documentary Proof of Financial Support

International applicants must submit documentary evidence of their ability to support their study (e.g. a bank statement) indicating the availability of funding of at least S$40,000 or its equivalent.

Applicants who are sponsored by an individual or organization will need to submit a letter from the sponsor with details/ documentary proof of the sponsorship.

Those who are working in Singapore and applying for admission to our part-time programme may submit a copy of their recent pay slip.

 

Citizenship Certificate/ NRIC/ Passport

For Singapore Citizens or Singapore PRs, please submit a copy of your Singapore NRIC or citizenship certificate/ re-entry permit.

For applicants with Employment/Dependant Pass, please submit a copy of your Employment/Dependant Pass card as well as your passport.

For international applicants, please submit a copy of your passport page showing nationality.

 

Where to send the forms

Please use the Application Checklist to guide you.

Please send the completed application forms and supporting documents to the department applied for. For refer here for the department addresses.

 

Correspondences from the University

The respective department will correspond with you primarily using email and the online status enquiry during the application process to convey messages such as requesting for outstanding documents, interview notification, etc.

Hence, it is very important that you provide a valid and correct email address and maintain your email account regularly. The University will not be responsible for undeliverable emails and their consequences.

 

Application Outcome

If you have submitted the completed application (with all the required documents) before the respective application closing date, your application will be processed and you will be informed officially of the outcome of your application via email latest as follows:

  • Semester 1 (August Intake): 30 June
  • Semester 2 (January Intake): 30 November

Some programmes (e.g. M.Sc. Quantitative Finance) have an earlier application closing date. The application outcome should be made known to applicants approximately 2-3 months after the application closing date.

Completed/ Incomplete application received after the respective application deadline will be considered for the next intake.

 

Rejection of Application

Inaccurate or false information or omission of material information or no application fee payment will render your application invalid. The University reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or inaccurate. Persons admitted on the basis of inaccurate or false information may be expelled.