NUS scores with bonus admission points; 9% more A-level applicants get first-choice course

NUS' initiative is in line with the Ministry of Education's move to expand aptitude-based admission into post-secondary institutions and universities.
NUS' initiative is in line with the Ministry of Education's move to expand aptitude-based admission into post-secondary institutions and universities. PHOTO: ST FILE

9% more A-level applicants gain entry into first-choice course this year; intake also up

The National University of Singapore's (NUS) bold move to award bonus admission points for first-choice courses has paid off for its incoming students as well as the university.

Figures from NUS show that this year, 9 per cent more A-level applicants - about 1,000 - landed a place in a course they listed as their top choice.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2018, with the headline 'NUS scores with bonus admission points'. Print Edition | Subscribe