Application Procedures

 
 
 
 
 
 
Applicants applying for graduate admission in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine are required to submit their application online via the Graduate Admission System at https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/GDA2/Home.aspx.

After the submission of the application online, applicants are required to send the hard copy of their application together with the supporting documents via surface mail to the following address by the application closing date:

Division of Graduate Studies
Dean's Office
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
1E Kent Ridge Road
NUHS Tower Block Level 11
Singapore 119228
Applicants are advised to read carefully the general instructions before submitting their application online.
Application Deadlines
There are 2 intakes per academic year, one in August and the other in January. All applications must reach the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Dean's Office by 15 November (of the previous year) for the August intake, and by 15 May (of the previous year) for the January intake.
Application Outcome
For applicants who have submitted the completed application (with all the required documents) before the respective application deadlines, their applications will be processed and they can check their application outcome via the online admission system. Only successful candidates will be notified of their application outcome via email by the following notification periods:
Intake Closing Date Application Outcome
Semester 1 (August) 15 November 1st week of June
Semester 2 (January) 15 May 1st week of November
Applications that are received after the respective application deadline will be considered for the next intake.

Admission interviews for local applicants are usually conducted in March and August for the August and January intake respectively.

For foreign applicants, the admission interviews are generally conducted in the respective countries in March and August. Applications must be submitted by 15 November for the March interviews and by 15 May for the August interviews.

For suitably qualified students, the interviews may be waived at the discretion of the School Graduate Program Committee.

General Information
For information on the various research scholarships available, please refer to here. Application for research scholarships can be submitted together with their online admission application.
Shortlisted applicants, especially those who applied for the research scholarship, may be required to attend an interview. Wherever possible, the interview will be held in the applicant's country. The usual periods of overseas interviews will be in March/April for the August intake and August/September for the January intake.
Yes, it is compulsory for applicants (except NUS & NTU graduates from relevant disciplines) to submit GRE scores. Please quote '0677' for the University code. There is no Department Code.

Yes, it is compulsory for applicants to submit TOEFL scores. Please quote '0677' for the University code and '9086' for the Department Code.

Applicants whose medium of university instruction is in English can be exempted from the TOEFL requirement. Applicants would have to provide a letter from their university to indicate that the medium of instruction is in English.

There is no age limit. As long as you meet the minimum admission requirements, you are eligible to apply. Each application is considered on its own merits.
The documentary proof of financial standing should be in the form of a bank statement for international students and for applicants working in Singapore, a copy of their recent pay slip and bank statement. If you are going to be supported by a sponsor, we will need a letter of confirmation from your sponsor (the sponsor needs to indicate his/her relationship to you), together with the financial status proof. You must have sufficient funds to support your study [estimated cost of living (S$30,000) plus Tuition Fees] for at least two years.
You need not indicate a specific topic if you don't have one in mind. You should, however, indicate the research area(s) that you are interested in. You may refer to the Research@SoM for the list of research interests of all the staff members in the various departments in the School.
You need not indicate any proposed supervisor(s) if you are unable to at the point of application. However, it is helpful that you indicate the area of research that you are interested in to facilitate the application process.
Research applicants will be informed of the results of their applications by early June for the August intake and by early November for the January intake.
System Related Information 
Please email your enquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

  1. Full Name (as submitted in the online application)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Degree applied for (example: MSc/PhD)
  4. Faculty/Department applied for (example: Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine/Biochemistry)
Upon receiving the above information, GDHelp shall then inform our IT administration to verify and retrieve the answer to your secret question so that you can proceed to reset the password.
The email notification will be sent to your email address as you have indicated in the online admission system. To verify that your email address has been indicated correctly, please email your enquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

  1. Full Name (as submitted in the online application)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Degree applied for (example: Master's/Ph.D./Bachelor's)
  4. Faculty/Department applied for (example: School of Design & Environment / Real Estate)

Upon receiving the above information, GDHelp shall then inform our IT administration to verify and retrieve the answer to your secret question so that you can proceed to reset the password.

Since your institution has a different grading system, you may leave this field blank.
The total maximum upload limit is currently 2mb. Please reduce the file size if possible. Alternatively, you may email the supporting documents indicating your name and application number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
We would advise that you check with your bank to ensure that online payment services have been made available for your account.

Alternatively, you may consider making arrangement with your family or friend who is able to help you make the online payment on your behalf or opt for other modes of payment:

  1. For Local Students: Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and make payment by NETS at the Student Service Centre (located at Level 1, Yusof Ishak House) during operating hours.
  2. Complete the relevant Application Fee Form and send it together with a bank draft (drawn on a bank in Singapore in Singapore dollar) made payable to "National University of Singapore". Please write your name, mailing address and program applied for at the reverse side of the bank draft.
If you are unable to obtain a bank draft in Singapore dollar, you may submit a bank draft in US dollar of USD18.50 (for S$20 fee) or USD37 (for S$40 fee) respectively. The amounts in USD include bank charges which will be incurred by the University to process the bank draft.
If the payment is successful, you will be directed to a confirmation page. Alternatively, you can check directly with your bank for confirmation on the transaction of payment.
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