Coursework Programmes : Admission, Programme and University Requirements

The admission and programme requirements vary for each of the degree programmes. Please refer to the degree that you are interested in applying.


Admission and Coursework Requirements


Department of Biological Sciences:

  • Master of Science in Forensic Science (details will be available soon)


Department of Chemistry:

Department of Mathematics:

Department of Pharmacy:

Department of Physics:

Department of Statistics and Applied Probability



English Language Requirement

All international students are required to take an English Language proficiency test (Diagnostic English Test) unless exemption has been granted. This test will determine whether candidates would need to take the Graduate English course. Masters students are required to achieve an intermediate level of proficiency in the Graduate English course. To fulfil the English Language requirement, students must obtain a Grade C and above. A module fee of S$2,000 will be imposed on students who repeat the Graduate English module(s) due to their failure to obtain the minimum grade required.


Continuation Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum Cumulated Average Point (CAP) of 3.00 for graduation.
A student will be issued a warning for any semester in which his/her CAP falls below 3.00.
If in the following semester, the student's CAP again falls below 3.00 but above 2.5, he/she will be placed on probation.

The candidature of a student may be terminated if he/she obtains the following:

  • A CAP of less than 2.50 for two consecutive semesters
  • A CAP of less than 3.00 for three consecutive semesters


Duration of Candidature

Students may be admitted on a full-time or part-time basis depending on the programme. However, international students on Student Pass must pursue their studies on a full-time basis.
For the minimum and maximum candidature periods of the various degrees, please refer here.