Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS)

Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS)

The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine offers admission to a small number of talented and qualified individuals through a route known as the Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS).

The ABAS was developed as a way of exercising discretionary criteria in admitting a small number of students to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Applications submitted through this route will be evaluated by the Selection Committee on the basis of exceptional talent and achievement, in addition to academic results.

Students who wish to be considered under the ABAS must submit a portfolio (in addition to the formal application via the NUS Office of Admissions portal) consisting of the following:

Your application for admission will first be considered under the standard admissions pathway by the NUS Office of Admissions. If your University Admissions Score meets the cut-off point for Medicine, you will be shortlisted and invited for the assessment. You will not need to apply under the ABAS scheme.

If you do not meet the cut-off point set by the NUS Office of Admissions, your application will be considered under the ABAS. You will not need to submit another portfolio, as your ABAS application will serve as your portfolio for the assessment if you are shortlisted.

If you have previously attended the admissions assessment, you must also submit your portfolio under the ABAS. You will not be granted an assessment if you fail to comply with this requirement. This is because under the normal admissions criteria, a candidate is not granted repeat assessment for Medicine.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the admissions assessment together with candidates shortlisted via the normal route. All candidates from the normal route and ABAS will be assessed together. Your performance in the assessment will determine the outcome of your offer.

Before applying under ABAS, interested applicants must have also submitted an online application through the NUS Office of Admissions portal by the application deadline.

ABAS applications for the Academic Year 20/21 is now open.