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.


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. You will also need to complete the Duke-NUS Conditional Admissions application form

  2. If shortlisted, you will be required to attend the Special Track Applicant Day where you will work in a group and be assessed on a design activity, and attend an individual interview. The assessment will be made jointly by faculty from SUTD as well as faculty/clinicians from Duke-NUS/Changi General Hospital/SingHealth. For AE2021, the Special Track Applicant Day will be conducted virtually, on 26 March 2021 and 1 April 2021, from 1.30PM to 5PM. Applicants who did not attend either of the sessions will not be considered for the programme. You will also attend a 30-minute interview with a member of the Duke-NUS Medical School’s MD Admissions Committee on another day. Duke-NUS Medical School will arrange this interview with you separately.

  3. Upon review by the Admissions Committees of both SUTD and Duke-NUS, you will be informed of the outcome of your admission offer to SUTD and the conditional admission offer to Duke-NUS separately by early May. 

  4. Do confirm your acceptance of the SUTD undergraduate programme admission offer and the Duke-NUS conditional admission offer by the stipulated deadlines in the offer letters. The conditional admission offer to Duke-NUS is also contingent upon your acceptance of the SUTD undergraduate programme admission offer.

  5. Note that in the event that you are not shortlisted for the SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track, you will still be considered for the SUTD undergraduate (single degree) programme. 

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.

Special Programmes & Scholarships