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 Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science and 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
  • Master of Science in Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Joint Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (NUS-SJTU)
  • Master of Science in Forensic Science
  • 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
  • Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Joint Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science and 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 uploaded in the application system.

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.

Your application will only be processed for the respective intake accordingly, if you have submitted the completed application (with the application fee payment made and all the required documents uploaded) 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

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

S$50 

  • All other coursework programmes

 

Application fees must be made online via the application system. 

  • 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)

 

 

Instructions on Application

Applicants who wish to apply to more than one department must submit separate applications. Application fee must be made for each application made.

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.

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

You should upload a copy of your official transcript of academic records from each university you have attended. If you do not have an official transcript copy, you are responsible for requesting the transcript(s) from the relevant University. You may use the prescribed form for such request.

 

Other Academic Certificates

In addition to your university's transcripts, you may upload 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.

*Referee reports are not required for application to the MSc Mathematics, MSc Quantitative Finance, MSc Data Science and Machine Learning and MSc Statistics programme.

 

Documentary Proof of Financial Support

International applicants must upload 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 upload 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 upload a copy of their recent pay slip.

 

Citizenship Certificate/ NRIC/ Passport

For Singapore Citizens or Singapore PRs, please upload a copy of your Singapore NRIC or citizenship certificate/ re-entry permit and your passport information page.

For applicants with Employment/Dependant Pass, please upload a copy of your Employment/Dependant Pass card and your passport information page.

For international applicants, please upload a copy of your passport page information page.

 

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 completed the 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.