Overseas Admissions

So much of who we are

is where we have been

William Langewiesche

Admissions Coordinators

Admissions coordinators advise you on your overseas university applications and work with you to process your applications.

 

The NYJC counsellors, Mdm Harbinder or Ms Saira are NOT the school counsellor / official. 

 

The school counsellor/official is your Civics Tutor. This is because school counsellors have to write a holistic evaluation of you and your CT is in the best position to do so.

UK Universities

Mr Chan Cheng Lin chan_cheng_lin@moe.edu.sg

Refer to the student guide below

US Universities

Mdm Ainon

ainon_mohamed_osman@moe.edu.sg

Refer to the student guide below

China Universities

Mdm Ma Yuexia

ma_yuexia@moe.edu.sg

Refer to the student guide below

Australia Unis

Mr Chan Cheng Lin

chan_cheng_lin@moe.edu.sg

Refer to the student guide here

HKU

Mdm Ainon

ainon_mohamed_osman@moe.edu.sg

Refer to the student guide here

Rest of the world

Miss Celine Leow

leow_kiat_peng_celine@moe.edu.sg

Refer to general guide below

 
 
 
 

How to apply to overseas universities

The processes and requirements for overseas universities can differ quite significantly from local university procedures. The steps outlined below is a general guide to applying for overseas universities. For specific instructions to applying for UK, US and China universities, please refer to the links in this page.

Research

  • Explore and narrow down your choices

  • Determine the application method and subject requirements

  • Download student guide and read it (if available)

01

Apply

  • Attend the Term 3 Overseas Procedures Briefing

  • Contact the teacher coordinator

  • Request for teacher referees

  • Register for selection tests

  • Apply for scholarship and financial aid

02

Achieve

  • Sit for selection tests and interview

  • Accept offers 

  • Apply for student visa

  • Commencement of studies

03

1/  Method of Application

  • Access the “International Admissions” webpage for every university that you are applying for and note the different methods of application and deadlines.

  • You should start doing as soon as possible, latest by Sept in your JC2 year as some deadlines can be very early. Your teachers also may not be available at the end of the year to support your application.

  • Typically, you will be asked to submit documents like your transcripts, predicted grades, graduation certificate, test scores and references.

  • The common methods of submissions are

    • Uploading to a portal e.g. Hong Kong and German universities

    • Emailing to the admissions office e.g. US universities

    • Snail mailing e.g. Japanese and some Canadian universities

  • The school may need to upload or mail the transcripts/predicted grades/graduation certificate directly to the university on your behalf. Many universities do not usually accept transcripts directly from a candidate.

2/   Register for additional tests
  • You may need to take additional tests for some universities e.g. German universities may require you to take a language proficiency test to qualify for courses taught in German

3/   Transcripts
  • The school does not keep original transcripts. All original transcripts of Promo, Prelims and A levels have been signed by the Principal and given to you. If you have lost your original transcripts for Promo or Prelims, please approach the General Office.

  • If you have lost your O or A level transcripts, please approach Ministry of Education.

  • If you require the school to submit transcripts on your behalf, you will have to email the certified transcripts to the teacher coordinator.

 
4/   Predicted Grades
  • Upon request, the school will generate your predicted grades. Your predicted grades are generated based on your internal exam results, most likely prelim results.

  • Predicted grades are confidential and will be sent directly to the university.

5/   Graduation Certificate
  • Please check the university website for the requirements or template of the graduation certificate required and inform the coordinator of the requirements accordingly.

  • Note that MOE schools do not issue graduation certificates. This certificate is produced specifically for your application purposes.

6/   References
  • If you require a reference from a teacher, please approach an appropriate teacher at least 4 weeks before the application deadline. 

  • If your application deadline falls during the December holidays, inform your teacher at least 4 weeks before the start of holidays.

  • Inform the teacher of the deadlines and template of the reference, if any. 

  • Learn more about approaching teachers for references here.

7/   Working with the admissions coordinator
 

Step 1: Contact the admissions coordinator

  • Email the admissions coordinator and inform him/her of your pending application.

  • Inform the admissions coordinator at least 3 weeks before the deadline. If the application deadline falls during the  December holidays, inform the admissions coordinator at least 3 weeks before the start of holidays.

  • In your email, include the following​​

  • In general, the admissions coordinator will collate all the necessary documents and submit it to the university.

Step 2: Certify your transcripts and send to teacher coordinator

  • Bring your original transcripts and all copies to the General Office. The staff there will inspect your transcripts and certify them as true copies.

  • If method of submission is

    • Portal upload - Scan the true copies and send the pdf documents to the admissions coordinator

    • Email - Scan the true copies and send the pdf documents to the admissions coordinator

    • Snail mail - Place the copies in the admissions coordinator's pigeonhole.

 

Step 3: Inform your teacher referees to send their references to the teacher coordinator

  • Inform your teacher referees to send their references (in pdf format) to the admissions coordinator at least 1 week before the deadline.

Step 4: Check your application with the universities

  • The admissions coordinator will collate all the necessary documents and send them to the university.

  • After which, it is your responsibility to follow up with the universities and ensure that they have received your application.

 

How to apply to UK universities

Application Timeline

21 May

Applications start

15 Oct

Oxbridge, Dentistry, Medicine, Vet Sci deadline

15 Jan

Regular deadline

21 Sept

Final deadline

Offers and acceptance

Extra

Adjustment

Clearing

3rd week (Feb)

A level results release

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

SEPT

20 Sept Cambridge deadline

A level examinations

JC2

Prepare

  • Explore and narrow down your choices to 5 choices

  • Check out subject pre-requisites and selection criteria

  • Download student guide and read it 

01

Apply

  • Set up online account in UCAS

  • Request for teacher referral

  • Write your personal statement

  • Register for selection tests

  • Apply for scholarship and financial aid

02

Achieve

  • Sit for selection test and interview

  • Accept offers via UCAS

  • Enter Clearing if rejected

  • Apply for student visa

  • Commencement of studies

03

Additional Testing

  • Many UK universities require you to take additional tests. 

  • You will generally register and sit for these tests in the year before admissions. This means that if you are a female who wishes to enter a UK university in the year following your graduation, you will need to sit for test during your JC2 year.

  • RELC Examinations Bureau conducts Admissions Tests for students who wish to further their studies in Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Nanyang Technological University, universities in UK such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and so on. ​

Important Information

 

  • Please download and read the Student Guide to UK applications before you set up your UCAS account. There are important instructions and internal deadlines that you have to follow.

  • Every year, there will be a UK Application Briefing held at the start of Term 3. Watch out for the announcement and attend the briefing.

  • Note that the school does NOT work with any external agencies to process your application.

Resources

 

How to apply to US universities

Application Timeline

FEB

MAR

NOV

DEC

JAN

APR

DEC

JC1

JUN

JC2

JC1 Dec / JC2 Jun

Sit for SAT/ACT

A level examinations

3rd week (Feb)

A level results release

1 Nov

Early Decision / Early Action deadline

31 Dec

Regular Decision deadline

Offers and acceptance

Prepare

  • Explore and narrow down your choices

  • Check out subject pre-requisites and selection criteria

  • Download student guide and read it 

01

Apply

  • Set up online account in Common App

  • Request for teacher referees

  • Write your personal essay and supplementary essays

  • Register for SAT / ACT

  • Apply for scholarship and financial aid

02

Achieve

  • Sit for SAT/ACT and interview

  • Accept offers via Common App

  • Apply for student visa

  • Commencement of studies

03

SAT / ACT

  • Students interested in applying for US universities will need to take the SAT / ACT. Serious applicants should take their SAT for the first time in JC1 (during December holidays) and attempt to improve their score in JC2 (Mar - Jun).

  • Refrain from taking your SAT during December in JC2. Not only would it distract you from studying for A levels, you may not be able to meet the deadline stipulated by the university.​

  • Most colleges and universities in the United States require SAT or ACT for admissions. Remember, application requirements vary, so be sure to confirm which test(s) you must take with the institutions to which you plan to apply. 

Important notes

  • Please download and read the Student Guide to US applications before you set up your Common App account. There are important instructions and internal deadlines that you have to follow.
  • Every year, there will be a US Application Briefing held at the start of Term 3. Watch out for the announcement and attend the briefing.

  • Note that the school does NOT work with any external agencies to process your application.

 

How to apply to China universities

Overseas Education Talks

Every year, there will be talks conducted on studying overseas by the admissions teachers. Check the space below for recordings of the briefings.