How to Apply

Medicine - Undergraduate

How to Apply

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

To protect the health and well-being of staff, candidates and everyone involved in the 2020 MBBS admissions exercise, the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine will be implementing admission assessments at NUS via a series of online interviews1.  These will take the place of the usual live, in-person interviews.

Candidates will need to upload all the required documents onto our on-line admissions portal here. Candidates will be invited to attend two independent interviews online. Instructions will be indicated in letters to all candidates.

We would like to take the opportunity to assure you that entry requirements to the MBBS undergraduate degree programme at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine remain unchanged.

1The online interviews are held to minimise the risk of  infection whilst ensuring that the School is still able to select candidates who demonstrate the right attributes and values as future doctors.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply through the NUS Office of Admissions portal

Step 2: Submit a portfolio to the NUS Medicine Admissions portal consisting of the following:

Interested applicants must have indicated Medicine as the first or second choice in their application, to be considered for Medicine.

Applicants who have taken the FSA and/or SJT before must apply via the Aptitude-Based Admissions Scheme (ABAS) in order to be considered for a second assessment.

All shortlisted candidates must attend the admissions assessment in April each year, to be considered for admission. Shortlisted candidates who fail to submit a portfolio will not be considered for shortlisting.

Application Timeline

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All applicants must apply online through the NUS Office of Admissions portal and submit a portfolio to NUS Medicine Admissions portal consisting of the following:

  • A personal statement (500 words)*
  • List of co-curricular activities
  • Official testimonial from your junior college or high school
  • Two referee reports (applicable only to shortlisted candidates. Instructions and login details will be provided to nominated referees to fill up an online questionnaire consisting of 6-8 questions.)

*This is a separate statement from the 2000-characters essay found in the NUS OAM application. The 2000-characters essay is not applicable to NUS Medicine application.

Interested applicants must have indicated Medicine as the first or second choice in their application, to be considered for Medicine.

Applicants who have taken the FSA and/or SJT before must apply via the Exceptional Individual Scheme in order to be considered for a second assessment.

All shortlisted candidates must undergo a Focused Skills Assessment (FSA) and a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) in end March or April each year, in order to be considered for admission. More information on the portfolio, FSA and SJT is available here. The FSA & SJT assessment dates can be viewed here. Shortlisted candidates who fail to submit a portfolio will not be allowed to sit for the FSA.