10 March 2020
The National University of Singapore is starting a new entry path this year to allow working adults to enter full-time undergraduate degree programmes, using their job experience and work referrals as qualifying factors.
Adults who do not have a university degree can apply for full-time degrees in business, engineering and arts and social sciences through this scheme, known as Advance@NUS.
Previously, working adults typically take up part-time degrees and their academic grades would be the main consideration for admission.
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that academic grades attained years earlier “do not fully reflect the current eligibility of applicants”.
Professor Susanna Leong, NUS vice-provost (master’s programmes and lifelong education) and dean of NUS’ School of Continuing and Lifelong Education, said the initiative aims to encourage working adults to complement their practical work experience with academic rigour.