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University Admission Criteria

The tables below show the minimum subject requirements needed for students taking the new A – Level curriculum to apply for admission into certain courses in the local universities in 2016.

For more information about other courses, please look up the Local Universities Requirements and Pre-requisites at the respective universities’ websites for details.

NUS (National University of Singapore) Courses

S/No.

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Subject Requirements Possible careers
1

 

Architecture Pass in H1 Mathematics or Chemistry or Physics

OR

Pass in ‘O’ level Additional Mathematics

AND

Pass selection test/interview


Architect
2 Computing Min good pass in H1 Mathematics (some courses require good pass in H2 Mathematics

Please refer to 
www.comp.nus.edu.sg 
for respective subjects

 

Programmer, Software Engineer, System Administrator, System Analyst

 

3

 

Business Administration / Business Administration (Accountancy) Pass in H1 Mathematics

 OR

Pass in ‘O’ level Additional Mathematics


Finance Officer, Financial Analyst, Human Resource Officer, Marketing Officer
S/No.

Bachelor Degree 


Minimum Subject Requirements
Possible careers
4 Law Good overall A level results including

At least B grade in H1 General Paper (GP)

OR

A good pass in H2 Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

OR

SAT I Verbal / Critical Reading minimum score of 700 accompanied by a minimum E grade for GP/KI

AND

Pass selection test/interview

Lawyer
5

         

 

Science

Pass in any two of the following H2 subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics and Mathematics

Please refer to 
www.science.nus.edu.sg
for respective subjects

 

Careers in educational establishments, research institutes, chemical, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, public sector, banking and finance

6

Medicine

Good Pass in H2 Chemistry

AND

Good Pass in H2 Biology or H2 Physics

AND

Pass selection test/interview

 

Doctor
S/No. Bachelor Degree Minimum Subject Requirements Possible careers

7 Dentistry

Good Pass in H2 Chemistry

AND

Good Pass in H2 Biology or H2 Physics

AND

Pass manual dexterity test and interview

 

Dentist

8

Pharmacy (Application for Pharmacy is by direct admission only)

 

Very Good Pass in H2 Chemistry

AND

Very Good Pass in either H2 Biology or H2 Physics or H2 Mathematics

 

Pharmacist

9 Engineering
(common)

Pass in H2 Mathematics

AND

Pass in H2 Physics 
or H2 Chemistry

 

Engineer

10

Arts and Social Sciences 

 

Good Passes in H2 subjects

Please refer to
for respective subjects.

Arts Administrator, Teacher, Journalist, Public Relation Officer, Psychologist, Counselor, Social Worker, Sociologist, Theatre Artist

NTU (Nanyang Technological University) Courses
S/No
Course
Minimum Subject Requirements
Possible careers

1           

 

Accountancy
Pass in H1 Mathematics

OR

Pass in 'O' level Additional Mathematics

Accountant, Auditor, Financial Planner

2


 

         

Business



Pass in H1 Mathematics

OR

Pass in 'O' level Additional Mathematics 

Finance Officer,
Financial Analyst

3

Communication Studies


Good Grade (at least B or better) in
General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry (KI)


Journalist, Broadcaster, New / Media audience analyst, Marketing Specialist, Public Affair Officer

4

 

 

Engineering
(common)
Pass in H2 Mathematics

AND

Pass in H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or 
H2 Biology or H2 Computing

AND

Pass in Physics at 'O' level if applicants do not read
H2 or H1 Physics 

Engineer


5Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Good grade in General Paper or
Knowledge and Inquiry

AND

Humanities subjects

AND

Pass selection test/interview

Please refer here for respective subjects.


Arts Administrator, Teacher, Journalist, Public Relation Officer, Psychologist, Counselor, Social Worker, Sociologist, Theatre Artist

S/No.
Course
Minimum Subject Requirements
Possible careers

6 

Sciences

Pass in H2 Mathematics

AND

Pass in H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology 

(For biological sciences, only H1 Mathematics is required)

Please refer to 
http://www.cos.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/Home.aspx
for more information


Careers in educational establishments, research institutes, chemical, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, public sector, banking and finance
7
Art, Design & Media

Pass in 'O' level Mathematics

AND

Good grade in General Paper or Knowledge and Inquiry


In addition, candidates are required to submit the following materials for admission assessment: 

1. A portfolio

2. A Personal Statement

3. A Creative Project

4. Three visuals

Editor, Scriptwriter, Game & Interactive Designer, Photographic Artist, Digital Film Artist, Animation Artist
8 Maritime Studies
Pass in H1 Mathematics 

OR

Pass in 'O' level Additional Mathematics 

AND 

Pass in H1 or ‘O’ level Science Subject

Maritime Engineer
9 Medicine

Pass in H2 Chemistry 


AND 

H2 Biology or Physics 

AND 

Pass selection test/interview 

Doctor
SMU (Singapore Management University) Courses
S/No.CourseMinimum Subject RequirementsPossible Careers

1

Accountancy

 

Good passes in at least 3 H2 content-based subjects, 1 H1 content-based subject, Project Work and General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI)

Other acceptable subject combinations include: 4 H2 content-based subjects, Project Work and GP; OR 3 H2 content-based subjects, Project Work and KI


Law applicants must have A or B grade for GP/KI (H1 / H2 level syllabus)

 

A good pass in Additional Mathematics at O-Level.

A minimum of "S" grade in Mother Tongue Language at H1 level or General Studies in Chinese at H1 level OR Mother Tongue Language and Literature at H2 Level OR a D7 grade in Higher Mother Tongue at O-Level; OR a Pass in Mother Tongue B Syllabus.

Successful applicants who have not met the Mother Tongue requirement will be offered Conditional Admission and are required to satisfy this requirement before graduating from SMU.

SAT is optional but an added advantage for those with strong scores (see Notes on SAT below). Interview or essay writing for shortlisted applicants.

Accountant

2



Business Management

 

Finance Officer, 
Financial Analyst


3




Science (Economics)

 

Economist

4

Social Science


Teacher, Journalist, Psychologist, Counselor, Social Worker, Sociologist, Arts Administrator, Public Relation Officer
5

Science (Information Systems Management)

 

Information System Analyst


6

Laws


Lawyer


S/No. Course Minimum Subject Requirements Possible Careers
7 THE SUTD-SMU Dual Degree Programme In Technology And Management Outstanding GCE ‘A’ Level

Strong interest to pursue EPD, ESD or ISTD pillars and business management

Demonstrate strong communication skills and leadership potential

Consultancy, Banking and Finance, Health Care, Energy, Transportation, Aerospace and Manufacturing 


 


SUTD (Singapore University of Design & Technology) Courses
S/No.
Course
Minimum Admission Requirements
Possible Careers
1Architecture and Sustainable DesignGood passes in at least 3 H2 content-based subjects, 1 H1 content-based subject, Project Work and General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI). Other acceptable subject combinations include: 4 H2 content-based subjects, Project Work and GP; or 3 H2 content-based subjects, Project Work and KI.

SAT scores (optional) can be used to meet the minimum subject requirement for General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI).

Applicants should meet the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirement for admission by having one of the following:

- minimum of D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the 'O' Level examination

- minimum of ‘S’ grade for the H1 MTL paper or General Studies in Chinese

- minimum of 'S' grade for the H2 MTL paper taken at the 'A' Level examination

- a pass in the MTL 'B' Syllabus paper at the 'A' Level examination


Applicants who have been exempted from MTL as approved by MOE, the MOE-approved subject-in-lieu will be considered as your MTL subject.

NOTE:
Admission to the University is based on competition and merit. It would be dependent on the applicant's academic standing, competition amongst the applicants and other achievements.

Architect, Engineer, Researcher
2Engineering and Product Development
3Engineering Systems and Design
Software Programmer/ Analyst/ Hardware/ Software System Integrator

 

4Information Systems Technology and DesignSoftware Engineer, System Administrator, Electronics Engineer

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Courses
S/No.CourseMinimum Subject Requirement(s)
Possible Careers

1Sustainable Infrastructure EngineeringApplicants must have obtained passes in at least two subjects at A/H2 Level and offered either General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) in the same sitting.

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirements:

A minimum 'S' grade for the H1 or H2 MTL paper or General Studies in Chinese taken at the GCE A Level examination.

Pass in the MTL 'B' Syllabus paper at the A Level examination

A minimum D7 for the higher MTL paper taken at the O Level examination.

For those who are exempted from MTL, the MOE-approved subject-in-lieu will be considered as their MTL subject. Those who did not fulfil the MTL requirement may be offered 'provisional admission', and are required to (i) attain any of the minimum requirements as a private candidate, or (ii) attend equivalent courses conducted by language schools, which are approved by SIT, before being allowed to graduate.
Engineers in land transport industry such as LTA, SMRT, SBS, Singapore Technologies, Keppel Group and Sembcorp Industries.
2AccountancyAccountant, Auditor, Banker
3Pharmaceutical EngineeringPharmaceutical Engineer
S/No.
Course Minimum Subject Requirement(s)
Possible Careers

   4

Computer Science

Digital Art
& Animation 

Game Design

      H2 Mathematics


Additional requirements such as personal statements or art portfolio may be required for specific courses
Software and Applications Manager; Software Systems Architect; IT Service Manager; Information Technology Project Manager; Web and Multimedia Developer; and Cloud Solutions Architect.
5 Chemical Engineering

H2 Mathematics, and a H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

H2 Mathematics, and a H2 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

 

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineer
6 Electrical Engineering
& Information Technology
Electrical & Electronic Engineer
7 Criminology
& Security
Shortlisted applicants will be required to sit for a written test.

 

Police/Prison Officer, Social Worker, Social Researcher, Solicitor
UniSIM

S/No. Course Minimum Subject Requirements at ‘A’ Levels Possible Careers
1

Accountancy 


Passes in at least three H2
content-based subjects, General Paper and Project Work.

 

Shortlisted applicants are then assessed on their non-academic qualities or achievements, a written response to a video, a cognitive test and their performance at individual and group interviews.

 

 

 

Accountant
2

Business Analytics 


Finance Officer, Financial Analyst, Financial Planner
3

Early Childhood Education 


Childcare education officers
4 Finance Finance Officer, Financial Analyst, Financial Planner
5

Human Resource Management 


Human Resource Practitioner
6

Marketing 


Marketing Executive
7

Supply Chain Management 


Supply chain planning, logistics and transport, inventory and warehousing, port/airport management, trade and pricing, and procurement.
8

Social Work 


Social Worker