Admission Requirements

There are two ways to enter the programme:


Apply to enter at the point of admission

Students may indicate their desire to enter the programme when applying to NUS FASS (applicable for Cohort 2019 onwards) on the NUS Admissions Portal. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their 'A' level/IB/High School qualifications, and application essay. Please submit your essay at the PPE Direct Admissions Portal. Applicants must indicate their intended Specialisation discipline (Philosophy, Political Science, or Economics); they may apply for a change of Specialisation at a later point in time. (Submit your application essay by 22 March 2019. If you are applying for early admission to enter NUS, submit your application essay by 1 February 2019.)

Apply to enter from the end of your second semester onwards

Students may indicate their desire to enter the programme after their first year of study in NUS FASS (applicable for Cohort 2018 onwards) using the Major Declaration System. They will need to attain a CAP of at least 4.0 with at least 40MCs graded modules*, and score at least an average of A- (with no grade lower than a B+) for the exposure modules of Philosophy (GET1029), Political Science (PS1101E), and Economics (EC1101E). Students may include S/U modules when declaring the major by revealing the original grades. Students will need to indicate their intended Specialisation discipline (Philosophy, Political Science, or Economics); they may apply for a change of Specialisation at a later point in time. (*Note: Students who wish to include pre-allocated compulsory SU modules in the 40MCs may inquire with the PPE administrative staff.)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Tel: +65 6516 6133
  • Email: fashelp@nus.edu.sg
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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