The normal minimum criteria for admission as a Masters or a Graduate Diploma candidate for a coursework programme are indicated below. However, meeting them does not imply automatic acceptance into the respective programme.
Please click on the following links for the admission requirements of the respective programmes.
- Master of Arts (Chinese Culture and Language)
- Master of Arts (Chinese Studies)
- Master of Arts (English Language and Linguistics)
- Master of Arts (Literary Studies)
- Master of Arts (Southeast Asian Studies)
- Master of Economics
- Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- Master of Science (Applied Geographic Information Systems)
- Master of Social Work
- Graduate Diploma in Social Work
|Doctor of Clinical Psychology||
- A good NUS Honours degree (at least Distinction/Second Class Upper Division) or Masters degree in Clinical Psychology or equivalent from a recognised university (e.g. a 3-year Bachelors degree with PGradDip plus equivalent to honours research experience or Clinical Masters in Psychology) or closely related discipline or, in exceptional circumstances, such other qualifications and experience that meet with the approval of the Board of Graduate Studies; and
In the case of those who already possess a Master of Clinical Psychology qualification, pass the Doctoral Programme Entrance Examination for entry (DPEE); and
Be selected at interview conducted by a panel of at least three members of the Clinical Psychology faculty team; and
Pass any preparatory modules as indicated by the core programme staff on a case-by-case basis; and
Provide evidence of meeting NUS language requirements if English is not a candidate's first language, and the tests must have been taken not earlier than two years before the proposed date of admission.
Please look out for any updates on this webpage from 1st September 2019 onwards for the next application period for the Doctor of Clinical Psychology Programme.
Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not English should submit their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language. As such, only if the applicant meets both criteria, i.e. native tongue is not in English AND medium of university instruction is not in English, must they submit the TOEFL/IELTS. However, as some Departments/Programmes may be more stringent in their requirement, please check the website of the respective Department(s)/Programme(s) you are applying to or contact them directly if you are unsure.
The following minimum TOEFL score is required:
- 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or
- 580 for the paper-based test; or
- 237 for the computer-based test.
Alternatively, an IELTS result of 6.0 is required.
Some Departments/Programmes may set higher requirements than those stated above e.g., the Master of Social Work requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
TOEFL or IELTS results are only valid for two years after the test and the validity should not expire before the beginning of the application period for the coursework programme.
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has indicated that score reports are valid only if our University receives them directly from ETS.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to send an electronic copy of their TOEFL/IELTS score report instead of a hardcopy. Please arrange to have your report sent to us at the appropriate address indicated at the testing organisation’s website.
The Faculty's TOEFL institution code is 9081.
Note: Competition for admission to our graduate programmes is very keen. Applicants who have more evidence of academic achievement may want to consider submitting them to strengthen their applications, eg, GRE scores.