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What we look for

SUTD practises a comprehensive review of applications, where we consider all academic and personal attributes to assess if you are able to cope with the rigour of our programme and will fit in well. For the former, we look for evidence of competency in Mathematics and the Sciences, i.e. Physics or Chemistry, in the context of the opportunities afforded to them. Apart from the final year exam results, we also take into consideration your academic performance in the 2-3 years leading to the final exam, as well as any supplementary tests (e.g. SAT subject tests) you may have taken. 

With our unique cohort-based and active learning approach, we believe that students who work well in teams, who are not afraid to question the norm and be different, who are intellectually curious, who persevere in the face of difficulties, and who are comfortable being hands-on, will fit in excellently in SUTD. Through your participation in co-curricular activities, accomplishments and portfolios, teacher’s recommendations, and responses to our personal insight questions, we hope to gain a better understanding of you as an individual, and if you have the attributes to flourish in SUTD. 

In view of the current COVID-19 situation, interviews for all shortlisted candidates will be conducted online. 

Minimum requirements

Find out more about the minimum academic requirements for admission for the qualification you are applying under here:

As admission to the University is competitive, do note that satisfying the minimum requirements is often not enough to be competitive for selection. The selection will be based on merit and a comprehensive review as outlined above.

However, as a guide, the University has provided the following reference data to help prospective applicants make an informed choice in applying to the university:

Of the A Level students who were offered in the university admission exercise in 2020:

  • Nearly all had taken Mathematics at H2 level, and 8 in 10 scored at least a B
  • Nearly all had taken either Physics or Chemistry (or both) at H2 Level, and nearly 7 in 10 of those who took H2 Physics and/or H2 Chemistry scored at least a B for either or both subjects