Prospective Students



Prospective students need to meet certain requirements for a successful application into the SSM programme. Admission interviews are conducted on a selective basis and non-academic achievements will also be considered.

Read more on the most Frequently Asked Questions about the SSM programme.

Application Group ​Requirements
Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level

  H1 level pass in Mathematics or
  GCE 'O' level equivalent pass in Additional Mathematics

Diploma awarded by a local Polytechnic in Singapore


  • A polytechnic diploma (regardless of specialization) from Nanyang Polytechnic,   Ngee  Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic

  • GCE 'O' level in Additional Mathematics preferred. Those who do not meet the Maths requirement but can show potential may be called up for interviews and considered on a case-by-case basis

  • Graduates from certain diploma programmes from Republic Polytechnic's School of Sports, Health and Leisure are considered for direct entry admissions into second year of the SSM programme

Singapore Sports School Diploma Programmes

    • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Diploma in Business Studies
    • Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management

    Student-athletes are encouraged to apply for Aptitude-Based Admissions (APA); an admission scheme for applicants with exceptional talents and/or outstanding achievements beyond schools’ co-curricular activities, subject to a minimum level of academic competence.

International Baccalaureate

  Mathematics at standard level

NUS High School Diploma

  Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics


International Qualification

  • Completed at least 12 years of general education

    • Additional Mathematics at Junior High School level / Mathematics at IB standard level

Find out more about application dates, admission procedures and fees at the Apply to NTU website.