Information on admissions requirements, how to apply and submission of supporting documents

Admissions Requirements

  • A good NUS High School diploma
  • Interview for shortlisted applicants. Law shortlisted applicants must also take a writing test

Interviews for shortlisted applicants

Law Interviews/Writing Tests —  Law interviews and writing tests for shortlisted applicants are conducted in the month of April. Click here for important information on this.

Business Management Interviews — Shortlisted applicants, including those who are not residing in Singapore, are required to attend face-to-face interviews at SMU campus. As such, under normal circumstances, the Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) does not conduct telephone/Skype interviews.

English Requirements for Law Applicants

Law applicants must have the following English requirements:

  • English Language Subject CAP of B+ or better and
  • B+ or better in EL5102 English for Academic Purposes or EL5101 Language in Society II and EL6103 Language in Society III

Discretionary Admissions

Under the Discretionary Admissions (DA) framework, SMU will consider applicants who may not have met the cut-off academic grade but have other outstanding achievements and attributes that SMU values, and whom SMU assesses to have the ability to successfully complete an undergraduate degree. These attributes supplement and complement the core qualities (beyond academic abilities) that SMU looks for in all students admitted to the university: critical thinking abilities, communication skills, and attitude (e.g. motivation, perseverance, determination, curiosity). Up to 15% of places are set aside each year for applicants admitted under Discretionary Admissions.

SMU will look for evidence of outstanding achievements/attributes. Examples include but are not limited to the following:

  • Excellence and/or leadership in sports and/or arts;
  • Impactful leadership and/or participation in community service and volunteer programmes;
  • Significant awards and achievements in area/s relevant to the course applied for;
  • Noteworthy involvement in work (internship) relevant to the course applied for;
  • Noteworthy involvement in entrepreneurial activity;
  • Ability to overcome significant difficulties and life challenges.

Applicants who wish to be considered under the Discretionary Admissions scheme are to provide details in the Achievements section of the online application form for admission, and submit copies of supporting documents, where available, to attest to these achievements.

How To Apply

We welcome applicants, regardless of nationality, to apply with the NUS High School Diploma.

SMU advocates for the rights of students with disabilities and special needs, and regards them as equal, integral and contributing members of the student body. Our online application for admission has a section asking applicants to indicate if they have any disabilities or special needs. Please complete this section if you have such disabilities or special needs. 

Academic Year 2018-19 application opening date : 16 October 2017
Academic Year 2018-19 application closing date : 19 March 2018, 11.59pm Singapore time
Please refer to the application links on the right side of this page (desktop view), or right below this page (mobile-phone view)

Submission of Supporting Documents

1) Online Uploading of Supporting Documents (Compulsory)

After applying online, please upload the following documents using the online upload function at Applicant’s Self Service. Academic results/transcripts/certificates must clearly show the applicant’s name, and the name and logo of the awarding institution.

  • NRIC for Singapore Citizens; NRIC and Passport Particulars Page for Permanent Residents; Passport Particulars Page and Singapore Student Pass for Non-citizens.
  • Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level results.
  • NUS High School Transcript of Academic Record.
  • NUS High School Diploma Certificate.
  • School Testimonials/Extra Curricular Activity/Co-Curricular Activity/Special Achievements/Award Records, if any, that are relevant to what you have indicated on your online application form (Under CCAs and Achievements).
  • Medical report, if you have any disabilities or major illness.
  • Criminal offence records, if applicable.

2) Paper/Hardcopy Submission of Supporting Documents (Optional)

If you wish to submit other documents on top of the online submission, you may mail the hardcopy documents to SMU. Before sending the documents to us, please access Applicant's Self-Service to print a copy of the Checklist Summary (Checklist Summary will be displayed on your computer screen when your online application has been submitted successfully) and place it on top of your supporting documents. Please do not submit original documents.

Mail your hardcopy documents to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Financial Assistance
Singapore Management University
Level 3, Administration Building
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065

Or drop them at the Drop box (8am-9pm daily) : The box is located outside Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

3) Application Fee

An application fee of S$15 is payable. Please click here for the various payment methods.

 

Enquiries:

Tel : (+65) 6828 0980
Walk-in Available During Office Hours : Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.45pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

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