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University admissions: NUS and NTU need to cast net wider, faster

NUS and NTU are broadening their admissions criteria beyond grades, and giving out more university places based on aptitude. But they need to do this faster.

The two biggest local universities here are taking steps to broaden their admissions net further, in a move that will benefit school leavers vying for a university place from this year.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) said recently that they are taking further steps to use a wider range of criteria to allocate places.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2020, with the headline 'University admissions: Need to cast net wider, faster'. Print Edition | Subscribe