IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT I MIGHT LOSE THE CONDITIONAL OFFER INTO THE DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD) PROGRAMME FROM DUKE-NUS?

Conditional admission to MD programme may be lost if any of the following occur during your undergraduate programme with SUTD:

  • Withdrawal from SUTD
  • Failure to achieve the required grade on completion of the degree
  • Violate a standard of academic or ethical conduct policy or any other applicable policy of SUTD where the potential outcome could result in a failing assignment or exam grade, a failing course grade, or disciplinary action (including but not limited to probation, suspension, expulsion or removal from the university)

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FINAL ACCEPTANCE OF CONDITIONALLY ADMITTED STUDENTS TO DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD) PROGRAMME FROM DUKE-NUS THROUGH THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK?

Admitted students must have demonstrated academic excellence in their studies and meet the following criteria to be considered for final acceptance into Duke-NUS:

  • 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
  • Complete meaningful clinical/medical and service experiences throughout their undergraduate years
  • Expected to conduct themselves professionally. If concerns should arise at any time regarding a student’s academic performance or personal/professional development, the student may be reviewed by the Admissions Committee resulting in action up to and including withdrawal from the offer
  • Successful graduation from SUTD

WHEN WAS THE FIRST INTAKE FOR THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK?

The first intake was in May 2018.

HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE ENROLLED IN EACH COHORT?

Due to the demanding and unique nature of this programme, we envisage that the intake will be no more than 10 students per cohort. That number may fluctuate depending on the quality of the applicant pool and other considerations.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK?

All applications are centrally managed by SUTD. Click here for application details and closing date. Simply indicate your interest to apply for the SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track in the online application and submit a personal statement.

WILL ALL APPLICANTS BE INTERVIEWED?

Only shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by both SUTD and Duke-NUS independently. Applicants who are not shortlisted for this special track may still be considered for other programmes in SUTD.

WHERE WILL THE INTERVIEWS BE CONDUCTED?

The interviews will be conducted at SUTD campus and Duke-NUS campus accordingly.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK?

We are inviting high-achieving Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who have a strong interest in both treating patients and harnessing technological advancements across disciplines to bring about medical innovations.

WHO WILL BE CONTACTING ME IF I AM SHORTLISTED?

Both SUTD Admissions and Duke-NUS Admissions will contact the shortlisted applicants independently.

HOW DO I CHECK MY APPLICATION OUTCOME?

WHAT IF I AM UNSUCCESSFUL FOR THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK?

As the admissions process is independent for both SUTD and Duke-NUS, the admissions outcome will be independent for both programmes. To be considered for this special track, applicants must be given a firm offer into the undergraduate programme from SUTD AND a conditional offer into the Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme from Duke-NUS. If you had attended an interview with Duke-NUS but were not given the conditional offer into the MD programme, you may appeal to Duke-NUS.

CAN MALES SERVING SINGAPORE NATIONAL SERVICE APPLY? WILL PLACES BE RESERVED FOR NSF FOR POST-NS ADMISSION?

Yes. NSF can apply and places will be reserved for successful applicants who have accepted the offer.

WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES THAT I CAN TAKE UP UNDER THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK?

Students in the SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track can take up the single degree programme offered by either one of the four pillars.

Students who have a place reserved for the DDP or STEP from previous Admissions Exercises, or are keen to apply for DDP or STEP in this Admissions Exercise, may still apply for the SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track. However, should you be offered the SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track, you should decide whether to take up the Special Track or DDP/STEP, but not both special programmes.

This is on consideration of the differing objectives of the special programmes, as well as the complexity of fulfilling the academic requirements of both programmes.

DDP and STEP students who are interested in pursuing an MD can still apply to Duke-NUS after they have completed their degrees with SUTD.

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK?

The duration of the undergraduate programme is 3.5 years over 8 terms and the graduate programme is 4 years. Each new cohort begins the programme in SUTD in May of every year.

I INTEND TO SELF-FINANCE MY STUDIES IF I AM ACCEPTED INTO THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK. WHAT WILL BE THE TUITION FEES?

The annual tuition fees for the undergraduate programme and MD programme will be pegged to the respective prevailing fees charged by

ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THIS TRACK?

Outstanding students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, special talents, good moral character and strong community spirit will be considered for scholarships for the undergraduate programme.

You may apply for scholarships for the graduate programme before the programme at Duke-NUS commences.

I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK BUT I DO NOT WISH TO TAKE UP THE SCHOLARSHIP/RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP FROM AN EXTERNAL ORGANISATION. CAN I STILL ENROL IN THIS PROGRAMME?

You can still enrol in this special track. You will need to inform SUTD of your intention not to take up the scholarship.

CAN I WITHDRAW FROM THE SUTD-DUKE-NUS SPECIAL TRACK DURING THE COURSE OF MY UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES?

Although you are not required to make a binding commitment to Duke-NUS at the time of admission, you should inform SUTD and Duke-NUS of your withdrawal from the track at least the year preceding medical school matriculation. You can still continue with SUTD’s normal undergraduate degree programme should you discontinue with the track, subject to meeting the academic requirements for the undergraduate programme.