More polytechnic graduates reading law, medicine

S'pore universities accepting growing number of poly grads, seeing more diverse student mix

A spokesman for the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine said it currently has about 50 students across the five years of studies who came from polytechnics.
A spokesman for the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine said it currently has about 50 students across the five years of studies who came from polytechnics. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

For decades, law and medicine courses here have been filled with top junior college graduates, but universities say this demographic is starting to change.

More polytechnic graduates are making a presence in these two fields of study, with faculties observing a more diverse mix of students in recent years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 21, 2019, with the headline 'More from polytechnics reading law, medicine'. Subscribe