DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
NUS-UM: Admission Requirements
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Admission Requirements

All candidates must demonstrate readiness for full-time graduate study for a period of four semesters and meet all the following requirements:

  1. Hold a good Honours Degree (Distinction/Upper Second Class and above) or higher degree (e.g. Masters or Ph.D. degree) in psychology or a closely related discipline from a recognised university, or in exceptional circumstances, such other qualifications and experience that meet with the approval of the Board of Graduate Studies.


  2. Pass a placement test (interview and /or written test) set by the core programme staff.


  3. Pass any preparatory modules as indicated by the core programme staff on a case-by-case basis.


  4. Provide evidence of meeting UM and NUS language requirements (see below) if English is not a candidate’s first language, and English language proficiency Tests (see below) must have been taken not earlier than two years before the proposed date of admission;


  5. UM Language requirements
    IELTS score of 7.0 (no band less than 7); or
    TOEFL score of 577 + TWE 4.5; or
    TOEFL computer 233 + essay rating 4.5; or
    TOEFL internet of 90 + written 21

    NUS Language requirements
    IELTS core of 6.0; or
    580 for the paper-based TOEFL; or
    237 for the computer-based TOEFL; or
    85 for the internet-based TOEFL (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section)

  6. Have completed an APAC accredited four-year undergraduate sequence in psychology, namely a three-year major in psychology as part of an undergraduate degree plus a fourth year Honours specialisation in psychology, with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%) or equivalent in the last 10 years.


  7. Non-Australian qualifications are required to have an APS comparability assessment (approximately AUD$700) which must be completed in advance of qualification being submitted. Note this can take up to three months.


  8. Be eligible for registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.


  9. Clinical Placement Compliance requirements
  10. Applicants who are admitted into the programme must complete a number of statutory requirements before commencing the programme.
    To be compliant with the University and in the placements, it is a requirement that students complete the following forms and are also aware of:

All paperwork must be completed by successful applicants in order to commence the programme of study. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being excluded from all components of the programme (coursework and practical placement components).

** Online application form can be accessed at the following link only
during the application period.
http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/prospective/grad/coursework/applicationandperiod.html