Admission Process

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The NUS MBA programme accepts applications on a rolling basis during the application cycle.

The NUS MBA does not engage any external agencies to undertake student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in the NUS MBA must apply directly to the NUS Business School Graduate Studies Office and not through education agents.

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1. Online Application Form

Only online applications will be accepted.

2. Preference of Programme

To start the application, you need to indicate at least one MBA programme as Preference 1 under the “Preference” section. If you are interested in... READ MORE
To start the application, you need to indicate at least one MBA programme as Preference 1 under the “Preference” section. If you are interested in more than one MBA programme, you need to add another application under the “Manage Applications” section. Please indicate your order of preference.

For each MBA programme you have chosen to apply, you will be given a different application number. If you have chosen more than one MBA programmes, we will process the application according to your order of preference.


3. Double Degree Programmes

Applicants for the NUS-Peking University MBA (PKU) and the NUS-HEC Paris MBA (HEC) have to apply to both NUS and the respective partner universities. Admittance... READ MORE
Applicants for the NUS-Peking University MBA (PKU) and the NUS-HEC Paris MBA (HEC) have to apply to both NUS and the respective partner universities. Admittance into the double degree programmes is conditional on the applicant getting an admission offer from both NUS and the partner university.

Applicants interested in the NUS MBA-Master in Public Policy (MPP) or the NUS MBA-Master in Public Administration (MPA) has to indicate their choice of double degree in the “Preference” section for the MBA programme. Do note that applicants for the NUS MBA-MPP or NUS MBA-MPA degrees are not allowed to have any specialisations.


4. Specialisations

You only need to state a specialisation preference, if you intend to apply for the NUS MBA Specialisation in Healthcare Management. If you do not... READ MORE
You only need to state a specialisation preference, if you intend to apply for the NUS MBA Specialisation in Healthcare Management.

If you do not intend to specialise or you are choosing the other specialisations (Marketing, Finance or Strategy & Organisation), you do not need to indicate any specialisation in the online form.


5. Supporting Documents

Please note that you will need to upload the following supporting documents (size limit: 10MB) as part of your online application: – A copy of... READ MORE
Please note that you will need to upload the following supporting documents (size limit: 10MB) as part of your online application:

– A copy of your resume
– A copy of your undergraduate degree scroll
– A copy of your undergraduate degree transcripts/mark sheets*
– A copy of your Test Taker’s GMAT/GRE report**
– A copy of your IELTS/TOEFL report (if the medium of instructions for your undergraduate studies was not in English)
– A copy of your passport, NRIC or Employment Pass (upload only ONE that is applicable to you)
– A passport-sized photograph
– A copy of your “Financial Supporting” documents*** (such as your latest payslip or bank account statement)

*The official transcripts and attested copy of degree scroll for your application will be required after you are offered a place in the NUS MBA or its double degree programmes. The official transcripts must be sent to NUS Business School directly from the University and the official transcripts must be in English.

** You also need to indicate your GMAT/GRE and TOEFL / IELTS results in the application portal under the “Other Tests” section. Your official score report must be sent to the NUS Business School directly. GMAT codes are DRT-MK-35 (Full Time MBA) or DRT-MK-59 (Part Time MBA). GRE DI code is 7539. TOEFL code is 9082 Department Code 02. The IELTS code is 0677.

*** Please upload your financial supporting documents to show how you are planning to finance your tuition fees and living expenses. You can use more than one financing option. The supporting documents required for the respective financing options are as follow:

i. Self-Sponsored – Bank account statements or latest income statement (endorsed by the company’s Finance or HR department) with indication of your salary being credited to your name
ii. Company-Sponsored – A Letter of Sponsorship by Company
iii. Others – Documents that will support your financing option
If you are not able to provide the above-mentioned documents, kindly provide a letter to state your financing options and the reasons for not being able to provide the financial supporting documents.


6. Admissions Essays

All applicants to the NUS MBA programme have to complete three essay questions via the online application system. The word limit for each essay is... READ MORE
All applicants to the NUS MBA programme have to complete three essay questions via the online application system. The word limit for each essay is 300 words. If you are a re-applicant to the NUS MBA Programmes, you will need to complete an additional re-applicant essay.

*Please note that you are only required to complete 1 set of essays regardless of the number of preferences you have indicated on your application form.


7. Referee reports

Two referee reports are required to complete your application. The two referees can be your current employer, previous employer or corporate client. In the online... READ MORE
Two referee reports are required to complete your application. The two referees can be your current employer, previous employer or corporate client.

In the online application system, you are required to provide contact information about your referees. This information is important as it allows us to contact your referees. The email will contain information on how to access and submit the online referee report. Under the online application system, you could also initiate to send out the online referee form to your two referees before you complete your online application. The online referee form will only be valid for two weeks after you initiate to send out.


Two referee reports have to be submitted within the application deadlines.

8. Declaration

Please fill in this section last. Please ensure that ALL sections are completed before you submit the form. Once you click the submit button, your... READ MORE
Please fill in this section last. Please ensure that ALL sections are completed before you submit the form. Once you click the submit button, your online application is submitted and no further changes can be made.


9. Others

Only fully completed (where all the above mentioned items have been uploaded, included and submitted) online applications will be reviewed and processed.

Completed online application will take between 6 to 10 weeks to process. Always state your Application Number when corresponding with the Admissions Team.
NUS MBA is a journey of self discovery, culture immersion and leadership improvement. The most valuable asset I learnt is “leading from who you are”.
YANG XIAO LU
China, Class of 2017
2015 Intake, Full time