MN Admission

Admission Requirements

Application for will open from 1 February to 31 March every year.

Applicants who fulfil all entry requirements and have good recommendation from Chief Nurse / Director of Nursing and Head of Department will be offered direct entry into the programme.

Eligible applicants (non-direct entry) will be requested to attend admission interview.

Academic Requirements

  • possess a Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited programme; and
  • have a CAP of 3.2; and
  • have a minimum TOEFL score of 580/237/85 for the paper-based, computer-based and internet-based, respectively (for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not English).

SNB APN Certification Requirements

  • possess a full registration with Singapore Nursing Board; and
  • have at least 2 years of post-Advanced Diploma relevant experience, or at least 5 years post-registration experiences of which at least 3 years of relevant clinical experience if without advanced diploma prior to Masters; and
  • obtain a Master of Nursing degree


SNB will not grant provisional license to MN graduates who do not meet all the requirements

How to Apply


  1. Application opens from 1 February to 31 March every year.
  2. Apply online at
  3. Have all supporting documents in English. If not, they must be accompanied by copies of the English Translation of the documents.
  4. Certify true copies of all the relevant supporting documents with the application.
  5. Obtain an official transcript of academic records is required from each university you have attended. You are responsible for requesting the relevant University to send the transcript(s) DIRECTLY TO US. Please use the prescribed form for such request.
  6. Provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) using the provided template.
  7. Obtain recommendations from Chief Nurse and from the Current Medical Head of Department, recommendations are to be submitted via the online admission system. Applicants are required to include the email address of the referees in their online application.
  8. After online submission, print and submit a hardcopy of the online application together with all the certified true copies of supporting documents by surface mail to reach ALCNS by application deadline. Refer to the ALCNS document checklist for submission of hardcopy application.

    Our address:
    NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies
    Level 2, Clinical Research Centre, Block MD11
    10 Medical Drive
    Singapore 117597
    (Attn: Master of Nursing)

Admission Timeline

Date Item Remarks
1 February to 31 March Application opens
First two weeks of April Collation of application documents Applicants will be informed if there is any missing document or any additional document required.
Second half of April Selection Panel to review applications
First week of May Applicants will be informed of their application status Acceptance letter will be issued.
Successful applicants are required to undergo medical screening.
Eligible applicants will be informed to attend admission interview.
Mid May Admission Interview
Within one week from Admission Interview Release of interview results Successful applicants will be informed of the admission results.
Exceptional cases for admission will be submitted to Board of Graduate Studies (BGS) for approval.
End June Release of final admission results for exceptional cases Acceptance letter will be issued upon receiving approval from BGS.

Health Requirements

Admission to Master of Nursing is also subject to the following health requirements stipulated by the Ministry of Health. Candidates being offered a placement in the Master of Nursing programme are required to undergo a medical examination which may be done by any registered medical practitioner or at the University Health Centre (UHC). Table 1 shows the proposed screening and vaccination requirements for Master of Nursing students admitted into NUS. These requirements will be according to the latest MOH guidelines.

Screening and Vaccination Requirements for MN Students admitted into NUS

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) All students should be immune or vaccinated.
Students should produce official records of previous vaccinations as proof of immunity. Self-declaration is not sufficient.
Varicella (Chickenpox) All students should be immune or vaccinated.
Students should either be screened for immunity, or produce official records of previous vaccinations as proof of immunity. Self-declaration is not sufficient.
Pertussis All students enrolled in Paediatric Track should be vaccinated.
Influenza Students are encouraged to receive the influenza vaccination.
Hepatitis B All students should be screened for hepatitis B carriage or should show documented serological evidence of immunity against hepatitis B (i.e. anti-HBs ≥10 mIU/mL). Students who do not have documented serological evidence of immunity against hepatitis B (i.e. anti-HBs ≥10 mIU/mL) should be vaccinated with the primary course series (i.e. 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine).
For those who are unable to acquire immunity after vaccinations (i.e. anti-HBs < 10 mIU/mL)), they should be counselled on the risks of infection during the course of their training.#

Hepatitis C


All students must be screened for Hepatitis C and HIV.#


# Students tested positive for Hep B, Hep C and/or HIV should not perform or assist in EPPs. From AY2015 onwards, students should not be rejected from the programme or clinical training based on Hep B, Hep C or HIV infection status alone. The students should, however, be counselled to understand that their employability and areas of practice may be restricted in future.

Tuition Fees & Others

S$42,600 (inclusive of GST) over 4 semesters (with effect from AY2017/2018 onwards) and is charged on term based (S$10,650 per semester)

Other Fees

Details of the Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees and fees payment guideline can be found here

Application Fee (Non-refundable)

Online Application S$50.00 (inclusive of GST)