English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements


Academic work at NUS Engineering cannot be completed satisfactorily without adequate proficiency in English.  This point is deliberately emphasised because graduate students at NUS Engineering submit regular reports, take written examinations and are expected to participate actively in classroom discussions.  International applicants may demonstrate their English proficiency by means of TOEFL/IELTS/GRE test scores. Applicants must be able to submit at least one score/result e.g. TOEFL/IELTS/GRE, as part of the application.

Applicants can either:

  • upload a copy online and produce the original TOEFL/IELTS/GRE scoresheets during matriculation; or

  • upload a copy online and request Educational Testing Services (ETS) or testing institutes to send original TOEFL /IELTS/ GRE scores to NUS. (Scores should be sent to the Department in which the applicant is interested in pursuing his/her research. Institution code of NUS is 0677 (for GRE) and 9084 (for TOEFL) and with specific department code).

Tests score submission validity period :

  • GRE

    Validity: 5 years (after test date)


    Validity: 2 years (from date of test)


    Validity: 2 years (from date of score issued)

Applicants who graduated from English-medium universities and have yet to sit for the tests, may be required at the discretion of the Head of Department or Vice Dean (Graduate Programmes), NUS Engineering to undergo such tests to assess their suitability for University study and to appear for interviews.