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The six Autonomous Universities conduct separate admission exercises as guided by the following broad university admission framework for ‘A‘ Level and Polytechnic graduates.
For ‘A’ Level Applicants
- Minimum application criteria: 2 H2 passes, an attempt at General Paper (or Knowledge and Inquiry) taken at the same sitting, and a sub-pass in a Mother Tongue Language (MTL).
- A minimum MTL proficiency is required (‘S’ grade in H1 MTL or pass in MTL ‘B’ or D7 in GCE ‘O’ Level HMTL). Students who do not obtain a sub-pass for MTL under the current ‘A’ level curriculum can be granted provisional admission but must meet the universities' MTL minimum requirement (by taking MTL classes) sometime before they graduate.
- Grades for the following subjects will be considered for admission: 3 H2 and 1 H1 content-based subjects (at least one of which must be from a contrasting discipline), GP (or KI), PW. Students who score well may also have their MTL grades taken into consideration for admission.
- Additional faculty admission criteria such as interviews or aptitude tests
- Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) performance (considered qualitatively)
For Polytechnic Graduates
- Polytechnic results
- Additional admission criteria such as GCE ‘O’ Level results, interviews or aptitude tests
- CCA performance (considered qualitatively)
The universities also practise aptitude-based admissions, to take into account students’ demonstrated academic and non-academic aptitudes and strengths holistically alongside general academic grades.
Please refer to the respective university websites for more details on admission requirements.