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National University of Singapore Admissions 2024: Acceptance Rate & Deadline

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What’s new at NUS? All those who are planning to take admission in 2024 for MBA The application period for the August 2024 intake begins on August 1, 2023. To be considered for their 2024 intake, please ensure that your application is complete with all essential documentation and test scores in plenty of time to satisfy the NUS MBA application deadlines. NUS enrolls around 32,000 students in undergraduate programmes and 14,500 in graduate courses each year. NUS is a good option for Indian students because they can apply using their GATE scores. Instead of the GRE or GMAT, students can submit a GATE result with a minimum of 90%. NUS's admission process is exceptionally selective, with a 5% acceptance rate.

The early admission cycle for the August 2024 intake will run from May 1 to July 30, 2023. The regular admission cycle for the August 2024 intake will run from October 1, 2023 to March 15, 2024.

Read: Study in Singapore - Colleges, Eligibility & Scholarships

National University of Singapore Admission Highlights 2024



Applications Portal

Official website

Application Fee

SGD 20 

Acceptance Rate

5% -10% approx

English Language Tests Accepted

TOEFL / IELTS / PTE / Duolingo

Standardised Tests Required

Bachelors: SAT or ACT

Masters: GMAT / GRE

International Application Deadlines

August 1

Which NUS 2024 courses are you interested in?



1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (35 Courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 20.99 L - 37.09 L

B.E. / B.Tec (15 Courses)

4 years

INR 10.91 L - 23.77 L

MIM (17 Courses)

12 months-2 years

INR 19.41 L - 37.09 L

MBA/PGDM (2 Courses)

17 months

INR 51.93 L - 56.08 L

PG Certificate (7 Courses)

39 weeks-1 year

INR 10.72 L - 11.51 L

BBA (8 Courses)

3-4 years

INR 10.91 L - 23.77 L

M.A. (7 Courses)

12-18 months

INR 22.04 L - 26.46 L

BSN (1 Courses)

3 years

INR 11.84 L

B.Sc. (6 Courses)

4 years

INR 10.91 L - 21.17 L

B.Arch (2 Courses)

4 years

INR 11.78 L

M.Arch (2 Courses)

2 years

INR 24.08 L - 24.14 L

MBBS (1 Courses)

5 years

INR 41.2 L

Others PG (7 Courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 15.46 L - 26.58 L

B.A. (9 Courses)

4 years

INR 10.91 L - 21.17 L

Others UG (7 Courses)

4 years

INR 10.91 L - 21.17 L

BDS (1 Courses)

4 years

INR 41.2 L

B.Pharma (2 Courses)

4 years

INR 21.17 L - 23.55 L

MDS (1 Courses)

3 years

INR 59.75 L

LL.B. (1 Courses)

4 years

INR 23.77 L

MPH (1 Courses)

24 months

INR 16.91 L

LL.M. (1 Courses)

1 year

INR 22.04 L

Executive MBA/PGDM (1 Courses)

15 months

INR 71.09 L

MEng (1 Courses)

18-24 months

INR 25.22 L

PG Diploma (3 Courses)

1 year-36 months

INR 13.5 L - 22.04 L

B.J.M.C. (1 Courses)

4 years

INR 10.91 L

MPA (1 Courses)

1 year

INR 19.41 L

What are the admission dates for NUS for 2024?

Given below are the dates with different intake:


Open Date 

Closing date august

August Intake 

Jan 1, 2024 

Feb 28, 2024

January Intake 

Jul 1, 2023 

Aug 31, 2023


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National University of Singapore Admission FAQs

Q:   What is the application fee of NUS?


The application fee is S$20 (plus the applicable Goods and Services Tax).  Please keep in mind that money must be received by the application's deadline. The application cost is non-refundable. Several modes are available:

  • S$10 by electronic payment using Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, AliPay, or PayNow. This payment method does not accept debit cards. After you have submitted your application, you can make your payment using the Online Payment option on the Acknowledgement Page. You can also make your payment by logging in to the Applicant Portal with your application number and PIN.

In addition to this, international students also need to fulfill the other requirements set by the university like submitting their GMAT / GRE scores along with proof of English language proficiency. You also need to submit a set of official transcripts of your previous academic credentials issued by the registrar of the institution you attended. Your transcripts should be in the English language. Along with this, you also need to submit a Resume clearly indicating dates of employment in Month/Year format.

Q:   Does NUS accept international students?


Yes, it does accept international students. If you are a foreign applicant seeking admission to NUS. In that case, you should have completed or be finishing high school, that is, at least twelve years of general education by July of the application year. Applicants with Indian standard 12 Central, ISC, State, and other board qualifications should submit standard 12 exam results (or most recent high school results if they will only be completing high school after the application closing date) and a good pass in five subjects, including English. Applicants must provide original copies of their identification, high school results, secondary school results, and other material papers submitted in support of their application when they arrive in Singapore for enrolling at NUS.

Q:   How can Indian students get into NUS?


The minimum program-wise eligibility criteria that international applicants need to meet before applying to the National University of Singapore are given below:

Undergraduate Level Eligibility Requirements

Basic Education:

  • Class 12 Central Board or other State Board with impressive grades in all five major subjects (including English)

Exam Name 



  • Minimum overall 6.5 bands with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components


  • Minimum score of 92-93 for internet-based or 580 for paper-based


    62 with 62 in Reading and Writing components


  • Minimum 200


  • A minimum score of 600 for evidence-based Reading and Writing section and 650 for the mathematics section


  • A minimum composite score of 29 with a minimum of 8 in the Writing component

Note: Students may also support their English proficiency with an SAT score alone.

Graduate Level Eligibility Requirements

Basic Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with honors 

English Proficiency :

Test Name 



  • Minimum 6 bands for MS
  • Minimum 6.5 bands for MBA


  • A minimum score of 85–92 for MS
  • A minimum score of 100 for an MBA

Standardized Exams (either of):

Exam name 



  • A minimum score of 650 (must for MBA)


  • A minimum score of 320 in Verbal and Quantitative and 3.5 in Analytical (optional)

Note: Indian applicants may submit their GATE score with a minimum score of 90% instead of GRE or GMAT to apply to NUS. Also, GRE:

     requirements can be waived off in exceptional cases such as in the case of applicants holding a work experience of more than 10 years. In this case, they must also show their powerful performance in academic history and score impressively well in the interview rounds.

Q:   How hard is it to get into NUS as an international student?


The acceptance rate for NUS is less than 10% which means there is tough competition and students with excellent academic records can only get admitted there. Out of 100 only 10 students are able to get the chance. With a typically low acceptance rate, NUS is a highly competitive institution. The university receives thousands of applications each year, especially from within Asia. However, due to a limited number of seats in every class, the acceptance rate drops to only 5% or approximately Although the acceptance depends on course to course availability and requirements. 

Q:   Can Indian students get scholarships in NUS?


The university offers a wide range of scholarships for international students. They provide scholarships for freshmen international students as follows: 

Scholarships Name 


Amount Awarded 

ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship

citizens of an ASEAN* member country

  • S$5,800 annual living allowance 

Science & Technology UG Scholarship 

excellent high school grades

  • S$6,000 annual living allowance

Read More: Scholarships in Singapore for Indian Students

Q:   How much is NUS MBA fees for Indian students?


The cost of an MBA in Singapore is quite competitive and represents excellent value for a globally rated curriculum. Tuition costs for the August 2023- 2024 admission are S$84,000 (before Goods and Services Tax).

Full-Time Part-Time

*Inclusive of Goods & Services Tax (GST). The difference in fees for Full Time and Part Time due to respective GST applied for installments due in 2023 and 2024.

The tuition fee is comparatively more expensive than a few universities in Singapore. In the table we have compared a few of the MBA university's fees:

University Name

Fee (MBA) 

Nanyang Technological University

INR 65.35 L

National University of Singapore

INR 51.93 L - 56.08 L

Singapore Management University

INR 43.4 L

Q:   Is NUS MBA worth it?


NUS Business School's MBA programme is highly ranked by several business journals such as the Financial Times, Economist, and Businessweek, and it is regarded as one of the top MBA programs in the region. With Asia's premier MBA (Master of Business Administration), you can develop a global business perspective with a concentration on Asia.  The NUS MBA programme is genuinely revolutionary. 

Within three months of graduation, almost 94% of the graduating class received at least one employment offer. The NUS MBA programme is highly diversified, encompassing a wide range of industries and professions like as technology, entrepreneurship, healthcare, education, energy, and construction. 

Q:   What GMAT score is required for NUS MBA?


 For education, a Bachelor’s degree is a must above all the requirements. Other various NUS MBA requirements are as follows: 


Eligibility / Scores 

Work Experience 

Min. 2 years of post-bachelor full-time work experience 


A GMAT score of 600 or higher would be a positive indicator. The average GMAT score for a full-time MBA is 670, and 650 for a part-time MBA.


Minimum score of 7.0 


Minimum score of 100


Q:   What is the NUS acceptance rate?


The acceptance rate for NUS is less than 10% which means there is tough competition and students with excellent academic records can only get admitted there. Out of 100 only 10 students are able to get the chance. With a typically low acceptance rate, NUS is a highly competitive institution. Each year, the university receives over thousands of applications, especially from within Asia. However, due to a limited number of seats in every class, the acceptance rate drops to only 5% or approx.

Q:   How can I apply for NUS Singapore from India?


Applications to all the courses offered by NUS are done via online application portals of the university. Check out the steps below to see how to fill undergraduate and postgraduate applications on dedicated portals:

Undergraduate Applicants:

International applicants need to follow these steps to apply to an undergraduate programme at NUS:

Step 1: Visit and sign up to apply.

Step 2: Enter personal details and contact information.

Step 3: Enter details of academic qualifications.

Step 4: Enter information on university/tertiary education.

Step 5: Enter the information on all outstanding achievements.

Step 6: Insert the programme details and paste the application material in the boxes provided.

Step 7: In this step, input the following:

  • Next-of-kin information
  • Personal identification number
  • Application fee
  • Financial aid
  • Other information
  • Tuition grant

Step 8: Read the declaration carefully.

Step 9: Press the ‘Continue’ button to complete the application.

Graduate Applicants

International applicants need to follow these steps to apply to a graduate programme at NUS:

Step 1: Sign up on the university’s application portal at

Step 2: Click on ‘Create New Application’ and choose the following:

  • Programme type
  • Faculty
  • Programme
  • Department
  • Specialisation (area of study)
  • Source of finance
  • Specify in case of ‘other source of finance’
  • Academic load

Step 3: Read the instructions from the faculty/department/school carefully.

Step 4: Fill up the information as stepping through the application process.

Step 5: The system will perform an application completeness check for the selected programme.

Step 6: Once the above steps are completed, fill up the declaration section.

Step 7: Click on the 'Submit' button in the declaration page to complete the submission.

Step 8: To make an online payment for the application/acceptance fee and view details of your application (e.g. application status and admission status), click ‘View Application/Make Payment/Submit Reply on Offer of Admission’ at the menu on the left.

Step 9: To make changes to basic programme information for an application, click ‘Edit’.

Step 10: To apply to multiple programmes within the same application cycle and to change the order of preference, please click on the ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ links as required.


Q:   What all courses are available to international students at NUS?


NUS offers a variety of taught and research courses in the form of degrees programmes and other programmes, such as:

  • Concurrent degree programmes
  • Minor programmes
  • Joint-degree programmes
  • Double-major programmes
  • Double-degree programmes
  • Part-time programmes

Special Undergraduate Programmes

NUS has partnered with over 300 universities spread across more than 40 countries, which allows students to be a part of the Student Exchange Programmes. Apart from the full-time bachelor’s degree programmes, the undergraduate aspirants may choose from the following list of programmes:

  • Student Exchange Programme (SEP)
  • NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC)
  • University Scholars Programme
  • University Town College Programme (UTCP)


Through its 17 faculties, departments and schools, NUS education covers more than 2,000 modules each semester.

Q:   What documents are needed for the application at NUS?


International students need to provide the following set of documents at the time of application at National University of Singapore:

Note: These are general requirements for applying to NUS and may vary with different courses. It is recommended to check the exact requirements from the course page of the official website.

Q:   How many colleges and campuses does the National University of Singapore have?


The university has 17 faculties, departments, and schools spread across 3 main campuses in Singapore. NUS offers the majority of university’s academic, research, and administrative facilities within its main campus in Kent Ridge sprawling across 150 hectares of land. Apart from this, there are 11 international colleges in other countries. The three national campuses are:

  • Kent Ridge
  • Outram
  • Bukit Timah

    Campus Highlights

    Every campus has something unique to offer. Check out the highlights of each of NUS campus:

    Kent Ridge Campus:

    • University Town (UTown) – extension
    • Residential college
    • Academic and recreational facilities
    • Student residence halls
    • Sports facilities
    • Arts and cultural activities

    Outram Campus:

    • Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS)
    • Medical education shaping future practitioners

    Bukit Timah Campus:

    • Law faculty
    • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    Overall, NUS has more than 200 student clubs that organise numerous activities promoting student engagement and overall development.

    Events and Activities:

    • Symposiums, talks, forums featuring prominent speakers
    • Bazaars, carnivals, fairs with stalls
    • Exhibitions, performances, concerts, recitals conducted by NUS Centre for Arts and NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Q:   Does NUS have accommodation?


 All national and international students may find a variety of options to live within and near the university campus.

Options available for all students:

  • Residence halls
  • Student residences
  • Residential colleges

On-Campus Residence Halls for Undergraduates

  • Eusoff Hall
  • Kent Ridge Hall
  • King Edward VII Hall
  • Prince George’s Park (PGP) House
  • Raffles Hall
  • Sheares Hall
  • Temasek Hall

Benefits of On-Campus Accommodation

  • 70 food and retail outlets
  • 7 well-equipped modern libraries
  • Wi-Fi and LAN connectivity

Off-Campus Student Residences for Undergraduates

  • Prince George’s Park Residences
  • UTown Residence

Students with Special Needs —

NUS on-campus accommodation has the facility of special rooms designed for students with special needs. Those who need special attention due to a serious medical condition may indicate at the time of application. This would help the authorities allocate the most appropriate room available for such students.

Q:   how to apply for NUS accommodation?


Steps to Apply for On-Campus Accommodation

Step 1: Check eligibility: Check out if the eligibility and selection criteria to apply for on-campus accommodation.

Step 2: Explore hostel options: Find out the available hostel options on the campus.

Step 3: Check hostel rates: Get information on hostel rates.

Step 4: T&C of hostel application: Carefully read and understand the ‘terms and conditions’ of the hostel.

Step 5: Application process:

  • Register on the University Housing Management System (UHMS) Hostel Application portal
  • Pay an application fee of SGD 26.75 via Amex, Master or Visa debit/credit, or eNETs
  • Apply for accommodation
  • Upon being accepted to stay at NUS for one academic year, pay another acceptance fee of SGD 200 to secure the spot for the second semester

    Graduates Eligibility for On-Campus Accommodation

    • Students enrolled in the full-time programmes are eligible to apply for the on-campus accommodation at NUS
    • Part-time students or students who have withdrawn their admission from NUS are not eligible for hostel residence
    • Students with any outstanding financial arrears or students who are on Leave of Absence (LOA) are not eligible to apply for or live on the university premises

    Note: International students must possess valid passes that are as issued by the Immigration and Customs Authority (ICA) or the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) throughout their stay in an NUS hostel.

Q:   What is the cost of living in NUS for international students?


Cost of Living at NUS for international students

Given below is an idea of the annual cost required to stay at NUS:


Cost* (in SGD)

On-campus accommodation (single/double occupancy)




Personal expenses


Transportation within Singapore


Average cost of books and supplies


Total estimated costs excluding accommodation


Total estimated costs including accommodation


Source: National University of Singapore

*Cost is subject to change with progressive years. We recommend students to check the latest cost on the university website.

Q:   How to get into NUS from India for Masters in Computer Science?


 Students must satisfy the following prerequisites to graduate from the NUS MComp CS curriculum.


Entry Criteria


Min. 3


  • A good honors degree in computing
  •  A good honors degree in a related discipline with 2 years IT industry experience; or
  •  A good bachelor's or honors degree in business-related discipline with 2 years IT industry experience.


Marks - 90/120


Marks - 650/800


Marks - 6/9


Marks - 320/340

  • Minimum GRE score of 320 (verbal & quantitative) and 3.5 (analytical) is required 

Q:   Is MS in Computing good at NUS?


The Master of Computing programme is a broad and demanding graduate programme with area specializations. It includes the most recent research discoveries, both applied and fundamental. The degree also delivers advanced and in-depth IT knowledge to equip students for IT professional challenges. Students must pass 10 modules, with at least five courses chosen from their specialty (for a total of 40 modular credits). Individual students can pursue independent study and research in the field of their choice through the dissertation option.

Q:   How much is a Master's in computing at NUS?


The application fee for NUS is S$20 but for MS in Computing is S$100 which is non-refundable. Admission to the programme is based on a competitive process. Acceptance of the offer is subject to a non-refundable and non-transferable acceptance fee of S$5,000 (excluding applicable GST), which will be applied to your tuition expenses.

Q:   Does NUS offer computer engineering?


The National University of Singapore (NUS) College of Design and Engineering offers the Master of Science (Computer Engineering), often known as MSc (Computer Engineering).

The MSc (Computer Engineering) programme aims to equip students with in-depth knowledge and good hands-on skills in hardware, firmware, and software design and implementation. The programme is intended for students interested in pursuing specialised areas in computer engineering, researchers and technical personnel working in related industries, those interested in aligning themselves with Singapore's digitalization efforts, and those interested in transforming their business strategies onto digital platforms.

Q:   Is it difficult to get into NUS MBA?


The NUS MBA acceptance rate is 12.6% which makes it a highly competitive program. It's essential to keep in mind that the acceptance rate varies based on the cohort you're applying to. Because there are so many applications from these countries, the acceptance percentage is lower for the Chinese and Indian cohorts, for instance. Candidates must exhibit exceptional academic success, leadership potential, and a great fit with the program's ideals and culture in order to be accepted. Successful candidates can anticipate getting access to a top-notch business education and a large alumni network.

It is ranked 8th in the world By QS world university rankings in 2024. 

Q:   What GPA do you need for NUS MBA?


An average GPA of 3.5 is required for NUS MBA. other then this there are various NUS MBA requirements such as:

  • English Proficiency Scores (IELTS 7.0 /TOEFL 100 min. )

  • Two Letters of Reference

  • 2 years of work experience

  •  GMAT / GRE 

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Q:   How can I improve my writing skills in IELTS?


To earn a higher score, utilize more synonyms, words, and phrases that are not repetitious and have the same meaning as the words in the know more visit IELTS Writing

Q:   How can I study for the IELTS Listening test at home?


The IELTS Listening section is a high-scoring section. With the appropriate plan, you may raise your total IELTS band score and increase your chances of doing well in this part. Check out the IELTS Listening Tips and thoroughly prepare for this section.

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Ielts reading test require wide range of reading skills including gist, detail, skimming etc. you can learn more about the IELTS Reading Tips and Reading Tips for IELTS Diagram Label and acquire the IELTS band scores you seek. 

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