Full-time Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Application Criteria

Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students with the following education backgrounds:

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level

  • Passes in at least 2 H2 content-based subjects and General Paper (GP) in the same sitting, a pass in Project Work (PW), and a pass in an H1 contrasting subject.
  • H1 MTL or HMTL will be included in the computation of the UAS if it improves the UAS of the candidate.
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Polytechnic Diploma from Singapore
  • A full-time diploma from Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic or Temasek Polytechnic.
Advanced diplomas / specialist diplomas / conversion diploma / part-time diploma / CET diploma / certificate courses cannot be considered for the purpose of full-time programme admission.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

  • A diploma from an IB School.

NUS High School Diploma

  • A diploma from NUS High School.

International and Other Qualifications

  • A minimum of 12 years of completed formal education (view the list of acceptable International Qualifications), and
  • One of the following standardised tests: SAT^ or ACT# (with writing test). SAT/ACT score must be obtained within the last 5 years at point of application.

^ For SAT, we require a minimum total score of 1,260 with at least 630 each for Reading and Math. You may submit your SAT scores directly to SUSS (recommended) or through SAT. Our Institution Code for SAT is 7382. All scores must be submitted to SUSS by 31 March of the admission year. For more information on SAT, please visit http://sat.collegeboard.org/home.

# For ACT, we require a minimum composite score of 28 with at least 8 for Writing. All scores must be submitted to SUSS by 31 March of the admission year. For more information on ACT, please visit http://www.act.org/.  

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo one or more interviews and/or take written admission or other evaluation tests as may be prescribed by SUSS from time to time.

All applications are considered individually on merit, and the offer of admission is dependent on the number of places available in individual programmes. Admission is solely at the discretion of SUSS and the decision is final and binding. SUSS reserves the right to refuse admission and is not obliged to offer an explanation for the non-admission of unsuccessful candidates.

Minimum Age Requirement

Applicants who are Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or International Students* must be at least 18 years of age as of 1 January of the matriculation year or have completed a minimum of 12 years of formal education beginning with Primary 1 or equivalent, regardless of qualification type.
*Foreign students applying with international qualifications may be waived the minimum age related requirement at the discretion of the University.


Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Requirement for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

You need to meet one of the following MTL requirements if you have the following education background:

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level / NUS High School Diploma

  • Minimum of D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the GCE 'O' Level examination.
  • Minimum of 'S' grade for the H1 MTL paper or General Studies in Chinese taken at the GCE 'A' Level examination.
  • Minimum of 'S' grade for the H2 MTL and Literature taken at the GCE 'A' Level examination.
  • Pass in the MTL 'B' Syllabus paper at the GCE 'A' Level examination.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

  • Pass in SL/HL MTL A: Literature, MTL A: Language and Literature, or Language B MTL paper at IBDP Examination.

IB SL Language ab initio or IGCSE MTL First Language examination does not meet MTL requirement.

You should fulfil the requirement with your assigned MTL (i.e. Chinese, Malay or Tamil) or MTL-in-lieu (i.e. Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, French, German, Japanese or Arabic). Students assigned Burmese or Thai as their MTL-in-lieu and who have studied in a Junior College or Millennia Institute should have applied for MTL exemption at the post-secondary level, and would have received an approval letter from MOE. Approval from MOE is required for any change of language offered or exemption from the MTL requirement.

For those who have obtained MOE's approval to be exempted from offering an MTL or MTL-in-lieu, please submit your approval letter to the Full-time Admissions office no later than 30 June in the year of admission.

Applicants who have not satisfied the requirements above may be admitted on a provisional basis and will be required to attain the MTL requisite within the period of their University study before being permitted to graduate from the University.

English Proficiency Requirement

If you do not have a Grade C6 in GCE 'O' level English Language (or equivalent), you may be required to take additional test(s).

Applicants with qualifications where English is not the medium of instruction are required to submit an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, or TOEFL score (internet-based) of 85, or MUET* (Malaysian University English Test) score of Band 4.0, or a PTE Academic score of 58, or a C1 Advanced score of 180. All test scores (IELTS / TOEFL / PTE Academic / C1 Advanced) must be obtained within the last 2 years at point of admission. All results must be submitted to SUSS by 31 May of the admission year.

*MUET test scores must be obtained within the last 5 years at point of admission

Male Applicants

Male applicants who have yet to enlist or are currently enlisted in the National Service may have their places reserved for up to two years, if they are successful in their application.

Adult Learners Scheme

SUSS has been offering an alternative admission pathway for adult learners to pursue full-time undergraduate programmes under the Adult Learners (AL) scheme. A limited number of places are set aside for adult learners under the AL scheme.

Adult learners must fulfil the following conditions to be admitted under the AL scheme:

  • Must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident; and
  • Meet the admissions criteria1; and
  • Be at least 25 years old in the year of matriculation; or
  • Possess at least four years of full-time working experience2.

1 Consideration will be given to the applicant’s working experience and the relevance of the working experience to the chosen course of study.
2 Includes National Service (for male applicants).

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