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Application & Application Periods

Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes 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 University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.


Applications for admission to graduate coursework programmes, are available online as well as via paper. You are advised to apply online.

Please note that even though an application is submitted online, relevant supporting documents must be sent via post. In order for you to be considered for a specific intake, your online application, payment and available supporting documents must all reach us by the relevant deadlines. Please read the general instructions here first before proceeding to apply online. For access to the online system, please visit the website here.

Application for each coursework programme must be accompanied by an application fee of S$50.00 (inclusive of GST) which is not refundable.

If you are unable to apply online, you may write to fasbox4@nus.edu.sg for a set of the application materials.

Application Periods

The application periods are indicated in the table below.

Intake Application Period Coursework Programme
Semester 1
1 October (in the year preceding the intake) to 15 January (in the same year as the intake) Master of Social Sciences (Applied Economics)
1 November (in the year preceding the intake) to 15 January (in the same year as the intake)

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 Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Science (Applied Geographic Information Systems)
Master of Social Work
Graduate Diploma in Social Work

The outcome of application will be made known by late May for the August intake.

To check the status of your application which was submitted on-line, please click here.