Admission Requirements

Application is open to high-achieving Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who fulfil the following criteria:

  • Have outstanding academic results with either GCE A-Levels, local Polytechnic Diploma, International Baccalaureate Diploma or NUS High School Diploma – (As reference, applicants should score at least 3 ‘A’s at H2 and 1 ‘B’ at H1 at GCE A-Level, or the equivalent, to be eligible)

  • Have good records of leadership experience and community service

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills

  • Interested in harnessing technological advancements to bring about innovations in medicine and healthcare

How to Apply

  1. Simply indicate your intention to apply for the SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track in the online application form via the SUTD admissions portal. Please refer to the application timeline for the SUTD undergraduate programme.

  2. Applicants who are offered and have accepted a degree programme at SUTD, and had indicated their intention to apply for the SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track, will be invited by Duke-NUS to complete the online Duke-NUS Conditional Admissions application in the year of their matriculation.

    Process for Duke-NUS Conditional Admissions Application Timeline
    Receive invitation to complete the online Duke-NUS Conditional Admissions application End May
    Application period Early June to mid-June
    Interviews Early July to mid-July
    Receive outcome of the application By end July
  3. Completed applications will be reviewed and only selected applicants will be invited for interviews. 

  4. Only students who have accepted a place in SUTD’s undergraduate programme and accepted Duke-NUS’s conditional admission offer to its Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme will be in the SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track.

Important Note

Successful applicants will receive a conditional admissions offer for the MD programme at Duke-NUS. Students are expected to maintain a stipulated academic performance and fulfil conditions stated in the conditional offer for successful admission into the MD programme upon their graduation from SUTD.

As a clerical necessity, students will need make an MD application (this does not imply that the students are re-applying to medical school) by 1 September in their third year, at Term 6. Subsequently, students will also need to submit the academic transcript for Term 6. The application for MD programme scholarship and financial aid shall also be made during this period.

A general overview of the final acceptance criteria is illustrated below.

Final Acceptance Criteria
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) – as an indication of academic performance
  • Complete the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) exam by September of the year prior to entry
  • Evidence of meaningful clinical/medical experience
  • Successful graduation from SUTD
  • Expected to conduct themselves professionally

Although students are not required to make a binding commitment to Duke-NUS at the time of admission, they should inform SUTD and Duke-NUS of their withdrawal from the track at least the year preceding medical school matriculation.


Outstanding students who are offered admissions will be awarded attractive SUTD-administered scholarships which cover the SUTD undergraduate programme.

Separate applications have to be made for scholarships to cover the Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme. Find out more on scholarships and financial aid for the MD programme.