National University of Singapore
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (3-5 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Upper ranges of class II, division ii, or a B average.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Honours bachelor's degree (usually 4 years, but 3 years if direct honours); ordinary degree and postgraduate diploma (4 years).
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree, degree class and date awarded.
Description: Instituted in 1980 through merger of University of Singapore and Nanyang University. Has a strong reputation. Former Nanyang University campus became Nanyang Technological Institute, an engineering and technology training facility. From 1981 to 1991 the National University of Singapore conferred the degrees. Nanyang Technological University including the National Institute of Education is now a degree conferring university. Usual admission requirement is the Singapore General Certificate of Education advanced level examinations (12 years of education).
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Course grades reported annually; yearly examinations sat, but results only indicated as pass. Final honours examination results in combination with overall performance yield degree class. Degrees usually conferred in class I, class II division i, class II division ii, or class III.
Language of instruction: English.
Master's: 1-2 years after honours degree with a minimum class II mention; by coursework, examination and dissertation; degrees not classified.
Ph.D.: 2 years after appropriate degree; by research and thesis; degrees not classified.