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Portfolio for Admission

 NUS Medicine Portfolio Submission 

Step 1: Submit an online application through the NUS Office of Admissions (OAM)

Upon application, you will receive an 8-digit NUS Application Number. You will need to provide the NUS Application Number at the personal particulars section of your portfolio submission.

Step 2: Submit your NUS Medicine Portfolio from 13 January 2022

Aptitude Based Admissions (ABA) Scheme
Applications submitted through this route will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee on the basis of exceptional talent and achievement in addition to academic results.
All applicants who have attended the FSA and/or SJT previously must submit their application under ABAS. An applicant will only be granted a chance for repeat assessments under this scheme.
If you have been shortlisted for medicine previously, please highlight your accomplishments since your last interview.
The portfolio review and academic grades will determine if applicants are shortlisted for the interview.
If you meet the cut-off point for Medicine, you will be shortlisted and invited for the FSA and SJT, and will not be considered an ABAS candidate.
Standard Scheme
Applications submitted through this route will be evaluated purely based on academic grades.
Your portfolio will be reviewed during the Focused Skills Assessment (FSA).


Scheme Applicant Portfolio Referee Report*
ABA Scheme 8 March 2022, 12 noon 8 March 2022, 12 noon
Standard Scheme 19 March 2022 25 March 2022

* Please provide sufficient time for your referee to submit their recommendation report. The earlier you start on your portfolio, the more time your referee will have to complete it.

Shortlisting will take place from 22 March – 31 March 2022.

Please check your shortlist status via You will not receive any hardcopy or email notifications. Applicants who provide a valid mobile number on the NUS Office of Admissions application form will receive an SMS notification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

You are required to submit a portfolio consisting of the following items.
The portfolio submission will take approximately 20-30minutes to complete.

Personal Statement

This is an introduction of yourself to the admissions committee and the interviewer, we will like to learn about experiences that have shaped your desire to study medicine.

Word Limit: 500 words

* This is separate from the 2000 character essay on the NUS application form (Step 1).

List of Achievements

Please provide your top achievements and the activities you have participated in over the past 2-3 years.

You may include both school and non-school activities/achievements.

Max Limit: 10 Items.

View Sample List of Achievements

Official Testimonial

The testimonial is an official document by your school providing insight on both academic ability and character of the student. Your form teacher, counsellor or principal usually writes the testimonial. Please submit the official testimonial from your JC, Polytechnic or high school. It should be on your school/MOE letterhead. If it is not available at the time of submission, you may submit the draft certified with your school stamp.

Please note:
We only require the 1-2 page report of your testimonial in school.
Please do not submit the MOE report that includes your CCA list and grades.
You may upload 1 file of up to 1MB. Please check that the scanned document is legible and clear.

Referee Reports

Please nominate 2 referees. Your referee should know you well but must not be related to you.
You will require the following information from your referee:
- Full Name
- Designation
- Organisational Email Address (Exception to use personal emails is allowed for MINDEF email domains)
- Contact Number

Once you have provided your referee details, an email will automatically be sent to your referee.
View Sample Referee Report (you may provide this to your referee)

Supporting Documents (Only for ABAS)

You may upload any supporting documents that will help you with your application.
You may upload 1 file of up to 3MB.

 Contact Us 
Contact Details:

We have a high call volume during this period. If you are unable to reach us through phone, please email us. We will respond within 1-2 working days.
Office hours: Mon – Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: CLOSED
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