Adult Learners Scheme

The Adult Learners Scheme (ALS) is an alternative pathway for working adults to apply for admission into NTU full-time undergraduate programme.  We recognise the value that adult learners bring to the classroom with their work and life experiences that will enrich the diversity of our undergraduates. This scheme will take into account applicants' work experiences and professional achievements alongside their academic qualifications in the selection process.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for Adult Learners Scheme, applicants must:

  • Be a Singaporean Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) throughout the duration of study.
  • Be at least 25 years old as at 1 July of the application year.
  • Possess at least 4 years of working experience (full-time national service may be included if relevant to the programme applied for).


Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview. 

Admission Procedures:    
Students, regardless of nationality, should apply under one of the following five groups that corresponds to their high school qualifications.
In the application, please provide the working experience (at least 4 years of working experience) at the Application Status Menu (via the Check Status link based on your application group).

Application GroupApplication Period
Click  here for Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level 
You are presenting the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level certificate.
Day of result release to 19 March 2021.
Click here for Diploma awarded by a Polytechnic or equivalent institution in Singapore
You are presenting a polytechnic diploma from one of the five polytechnics in Singapore; or a diploma from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), LASALLE College of the Arts or BCA Academy.
1 - 21 February 2021
Click here for International Baccalaureate Diploma
You are presenting the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma awarded by International Baccalaureate Organization.

15 October 2020 to 19 March 2021

Click here for NUS High School Diploma
You are presenting the NUS High School Diploma awarded by NUS High School of Mathematics & Science.

1 December 2020 to 15 January 2021

Click here for International & Other Qualifications
You are presenting an international qualification (e.g. Malaysia STPM/UEC, India Standard 12, Indonesia SMA UAN, PRC GaoKao, Vietnam High Graduation Certificate, etc) or other qualifications not specified in the preceding groups above.

Please view application flow chart check application period according to your high school qualification here.