English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

TOEFL/IELTS/GRE Tests

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:

  • submit TOEFL/IELTS/GRE scoresheets certified by their Universities with an original stamp; or

  • request the NUS Department to certify their scoresheets if they are in Singapore; or

  • 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)

  • TOEFL

    Validity: 2 years (from date of test)

  • IELTS

    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 Department/Division Head or Vice Dean (Graduate Programmes), NUS Engineering to undergo such tests to assess their suitability for University study and to appear for interviews.