NTU aims to admit 50% of its students using broader criteria

Nanyang Technological University draws about 30,000 applications a year.
Nanyang Technological University draws about 30,000 applications a year.ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

Holistic process will be used for entry to about 60 degree courses

Five years ago, about 90 per cent of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) undergraduates were admitted based solely on their A-level or polytechnic grades, with the rest needing interviews, portfolios and aptitude tests to supplement their grades to secure a place.

This year, more than one-third won places based on more than just their grades, or 38 per cent of NTU's 6,400 freshmen.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 17, 2019, with the headline 'NTU aims to admit 50% of its students using broader criteria'. Print Edition | Subscribe