19 March 2018
From this year, students applying to the National University of Singapore will be given 1.25 bonus points for their first choice. This applies to courses where entry is based purely on converting a student’s grades into points. It does not apply to courses such as medicine and law where students have to be assessed through interviews in addition to their grades.
NUS senior deputy president and provost Ho Teck Hua revealed that currently, 65 per cent of students given a place in their first-choice course take up the offer, while only 45 per cent of those given their second-choice course do so.
This move is in line with NUS’s belief that students passionate about what they study tend to perform better.
Meanwhile, NUS will also be increasing the number of double major combinations as well as introducing a new degree in pharmaceutical science.
An additional 200 scholarships in the new academic year will also be on offer, over and above the 230 bond-free merit scholarships currently in place.