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

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

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

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