Last Updated: 01 February 2021

From Pre-University to University Education

preu-to-uni

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.