13 December 2019
Students applying to study at the National University of Singapore have had greater success at winning a place in their top choice course.
This is a result of NUS’s move to award bonus admission points for first-choice courses.
Figures provided by NUS show that 1,050 applicants landed a place in a course they listed as their top choice this year because of the bonus point scheme.
The bonus points apply only to courses where entry is based purely on converting a student’s grades into points, and not to courses such as medicine and law, where students are assessed on their aptitude and interests through interviews.
The university’s initiative is in line with the Ministry of Education’s move to expand aptitude-based admission into post-secondary institutions and universities.