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Nanyang Technological University Admissions 2020-2021, Requirements, Deadlines & Visa Process

Nanyang Technological University, located in Singapore, is an increasingly sought after university on a global scale. It has a QS World University Ranking of 11. Previous terms acceptance rate for the university was observed to be around 35%. The application period is from 15th October to 19th March of the next year for undergraduate programs. For admissions in August, the application period is from November to January.

  • The application for admission is done via the institution’s website for both graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Applications can be tracked at the university’s application status tracking portal.
  • SAT Scores are also accepted as proof of English language proficiency.
  • The outcome of the application will be made available by mid-July for undergraduate students and from the end of May to June for graduate students.


Admission Requirements for International StudentsOnline Portal
GRE Code0291
TOEFL Code9705
Minimum GMAT Score600
Minimum GRE Score320 (verbal & quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)
Mode of PaymentInternet Payment Bank Draft
Intake seasonsSummer and Winter
Work ExperienceRequired for PG admissions
Financial AidScholarships and Loans
Academic CalendarSemester-based

Nanyang Technological University Admission Deadlines

International applicants who wish to enroll with Nanyang Technological University must send their applications by the following deadlines:

Undergraduate applicantsJan 15
Mar 19
Postgraduate applicantsJan 31 for Aug Semester
July 31 for Jan Semester

English Langauge Proficiency for International Students

International applicants for Nanyang technological University are required to submit proof of language proficiency. Applicants can submit TOEFL/IELTS or SAT/ACT writing section scores. The minimum test scores requirements for admissions are as follows:

TestMinimum score required (UG)Minimum score required (PG)
TOEFL (iBT)90100
pBT- 600
cBT- 250

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants are required to apply for an entry visa from their country of residence, if necessary.

  • International students should apply for an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter by the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) through Nanyang Technological University.
  • Students requiring an entry visa will have the entry visa included in the IPA letter.
  • The entry visa only lets you stay for a period of 30 days in Singapore.
  • Students should submit the IPA letter to the university. Upon doing so, they will receive a student pass which is necessary for continued stay and accessibility of campus facilities.

Nanyang Technological University Undergraduate Admissions

Nanyang Technological University offers 48 undergraduate programs in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Science, Business, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The admission process for these programs is similar. The details of the requirements are mentioned below:

Where to Apply: NTU website

Application Fee:

  • 30 SGPD (via bank draft)
  • 14.50 SGPD (via online payment)

Admission Requirements:

  • High school transcripts/scores/diploma.
  • Secondary school transcripts/scores.
    • Translations of transcripts, if required.
  • Proof of 12 years of general education.
  • Proof of language proficiency
    • Test scores accepted- IELTS/TOEFL or SAT/ACT writing
  • Supporting documents- International olympiad award certificate (if available), documents for establishing personal identity.
  • Applicants are required to fulfill minimum subject requirements according to the program opted. For details, click here.
  • Additional documents are required for Art, Design, and Media Programs.
    • Portfolio
    • Visual aptitude
    • Creative project
    • Personal statement and writing sample.

Nanyang Technological University Graduate Admissions

Nanyang Technological University offers 65 graduate programs. The basic admission criteria for international applicants in the PG programs is the same. The details of admission requirements and process are as follows:

Where to Apply: NTU website

Application fee: 21.4 SGPD

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant degree.
  • Official transcripts of the previous education.
    • Translations of the transcripts, if required.
  • Applicants are required to have relevant work experience.
  • Some programs may not require work experience, like MSc Business Analytics.
  • English language proficiency test scores
  • Standardized test scores- GMAT/GRE are required for admissions for applicants of Business programs.
  • Supporting documents like SOP are required for certain programs- MPA, etc
  • Applicants for National Institute of Education are suggested to visit the institute page for detailed entry and language proficiency requirements.

Applicants for Nanyang Technological University can track their applications at Application Status Portal. The estimated decision varies according to the residential country of the applicant. For Indian applicants estimated outcome is around the end of the month of June. Applicants are suggested to ensure that they visit the program page at the official website of the university before applying for a program.

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