English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose native tongue and medium of University instruction is not English are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by means of TOEFL* / IELTS** test scores. Applicants who graduated from English-medium Universities may be required to sit for the TOEFL/IELTS test, at the discretion of  NUS Engineering, so as to assess their suitability for admission.

*TOEFL is the abbreviation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
**IELTS is the abbreviation for the International English Language Testing System.

The examining authorities for the respective tests are:





Other tests (including the TOEFL Institutional Test) and those that claim to be predictions, estimations, equivalents, simulations, etc. of the TOEFL or IELTS are unacceptable.

To meet the English requirement for our M.Sc. programmes in Engineering, the minimum score expected is :

  • 85 (for TOEFL internet-based test) or

  • 6.0 (for IELTS (Academic)).

The TOEFL score or IELTS result is only valid for 2 years after the test and should be valid at the beginning of the application period for the designated MSc degree.

Applicants will need submit the scanned copy of their TOEFL / IELTS scoresheets during their online application. For verification purposes, the original copy can either be:
(a) verified upon admission; or
(b) applicant may request Educational Testing Services (ETS) to send original TOEFL scores to NUS. (Institution code of NUS-Faculty of Engineerin is 9084).