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General Instructions for Graduate Admission Application

Applicants applying for graduate admission in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine must submit their application online.

Important Note

If you wish to be considered for more than one department/program, you must submit a separate application. There is no limit to the number of applications you can submit. However, each application (completed online application form can be generated from the application system) must be accompanied by proof of payment and supporting documents, and sent via surface mail to the School. The completed online application form should be printed from the Summary tab on the online portal.

With effect from the January 2015 intake, all international applicants (except NUS/NTU graduates), who are awarded the NUS Research Scholarship will be subject to laboratory rotation. Please click here for more information on the laboratory rotation scheme.

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) before the application closing date.

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

The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programs 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 School reserves the rights to reject any applications without giving reasons.

Password for Online Application

When submitting your application online, you will be asked to enter a 6-character Password. Your Password is important and can be used, together with your application number, to access the following online facilities related to your application:

  • Online Application Status Enquiry*
  • Online Update of Contact Details
  • Online Reply to Offer of Admission

*If you have posted the supporting documents and payment (by bankdraft), please allow 4 weeks for postal delivery before checking your admission.

Application Fees

The following non-refundable application fee is payable for each program and department you apply for:

Mode of Application Application Fee
Online application S$50 per application (inclusive of prevailing GST)

Please send your proof of payment or the payment itself together with your application package. Please note that an application without the application fee payment or with insufficient application fee amount will not be processed.

The modes of payment are:

  1. Local Students
    1. Online Payment by any of the methods:
      • VISA, Mastercard or AMEX
      • Debit Card (applicants must have an online banking account with either of the following banks – POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank); or
    2. Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and send it together with a cheque (to be crossed) made payable to "National University of Singapore". Please write your name, mailing address and program(s) applied for on the reverse side of the cheque; or
    3. Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and make payment by NETS at the Student Service Centre located at Level 1, Yusof Ishak House during operating hours.
  2. International Students
    1. Online Payment by any of the methods:
      • VISA, Mastercard or AMEX
      • Debit Card (applicants must have an online banking account with either of the following banks – POSB/DBS, UOB or Citibank); or
    2. 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 program(s) applied for on the reverse side of the bank draft; or
    3. If you are unable to obtain a bank draft in Singapore dollar, you may submit a bank draft in US dollar. The amounts in US dollar include bank charge which will be incurred by the University to process the bank draft.

Supporting Documents

Click here for the checklist of supporting documents required. Please note the following when completing the online application:

  1. Research Proposal
    It is a must that you submit a one page details of your research proposal, indicating the significance and aims of the project.
  2. Certified copy of degree certificate
  3. 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 envelop with its flap bearing the security seal of the university and the signature of the Registrar or representative.

    Graduates from NUS can submit copies of their result slips or official transcripts of their academic records.
  4. TOEFL/IELTS
    Applicants whose native tongue AND medium of university instruction is not English must 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 ranges for NUS are as follows:
    1. 580 for Paper-based (PBT)
    2. 237 for Computer-based (CBT)
    3. 85 for Internet-based (iBT)
    Please quote the TOEFL institutional code 9086 for our School 0677 for the University.

    For IELTS, the minimum score required is 6.5.

    Please note that the TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for two 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.
  5. GRE
    Applicants (except NUS/NTU/SMU graduates) must submit GRE score. A minimum score of 320 for the verbal & quantitative sections and 3.5 for the analytical section is required.

    Please note that the GRE scores are valid for five years from the test date. Please quote our University's code 0677. For more details, please visit http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general_institutions/score_use.
  6. Referee Reports
    Recommendations from 2 academic referees are to be submitted via the online admission system. You should check with your referees and obtain their institutional e-mail address. E-mail addresses from domains other than ".edu" may be subject to additional screening and filtering. Once your online application is submitted, an automated e-mail will be sent to your referees.
  7. Publications
    Please submit a copy of each of your publication(s), if any. The journal's "Impact Factor" field (which allows input of up to one decimal point) is essentially a measure of scientific impact that is based on citation rates for an article or other citable item. It also takes into account the significance of the journals in which result has been published. Please leave it blank if you are unsure.
  8. Documentary Proof of Financial Support
    Applicants who are not applying for Research Scholarship or have indicated their wish to be considered for admission in the event that their Research Scholarship application is unsuccessful, must submit documentary evidence of their ability to support their study. The documentary evidence should be in the form of a bank statement. If their graduate study is to be supported by a sponsor, a letter of confirmation from their sponsor (the sponsor needs to indicate his/her relationship to the applicant), together with the proof of financial standing are needed. Applicant must show documentary proof that they are able to support their study for at least 2 years [estimated cost of living (S$36,000) plus Tuition Fees]
  9. Applicants applying for the Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarship are required to submit a personal essay and a record of co-curricular activities or community service.
  10. All supporting documents which are not in English must be accompanied by an official certified English translation.
  11. Supporting documents submitted are non returnable. Enclosures via e-mails will not be opened and will be deleted.

Submission of Application

Please note that after you have submitted your application online, you are required to send in the hard copy of your application together with the supporting documents via surface mail. If you apply for more than one program/department, please send separate sets of the application together with separate sets of supporting documents to the following address:

Division of Graduate Studies
Dean's Office
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
1E Kent Ridge Road
NUHS Tower Block Level 11
Singapore 119228

Correspondences from the University

The University will correspond with you primarily using e-mail 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 e-mail address and maintain your e-mail account regularly. The University will not be responsible for undeliverable e-mails and their consequences.

Application closing dates and 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 can check your application outcome via the online submission system. Only successful candidates will be notified of their application outcome via email by the following notification periods:

Intake Closing Date Application Outcome
Semester 1 15 November 1st week of June
Semester 2 15 May 1st week of November

Application received after the respective application deadline will be considered for the next Intake.

Due to the large number of applicants seeking admission, we regret that we will not be able to attend to enquiries on the status of applications or receipt of documents. If you are concerned about the delivery of your documents, you may wish to consider sending them via registered mail or courier service.

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.

The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. The School reserves the rights to reject any applications without giving reasons.