How to track the status of my NUS application

With the steps on how to track the status of my NUS application, all applicants are advised to log in to the Applicant Portal with their 8-digit Application Number and PIN to track their application status and for regular updates.

Check Application Status

Confirmation of receipt of online application

Upon successful submission of your application, an 8-digit application number will be assigned to you.  You will also receive an acknowledgement email to the email address you have provided in the online application.

You should save and/or print a copy of the acknowledgement page/email for your own reference.

An acknowledgement email will be sent to you each time you submit changes to your programme choices or contact details during the application period.

Applicant Portal

After submission of your application, you can login to the  Applicant Portal with your application number and PIN to access the following online facilities related to your application:

Please note that the application number and PIN can only be used during the admission period, from the point of online application to end-August.

    • Check Application Status
    • Submit Supporting Documents
    • Reply to NUS’ offer of admission
    • Payment of Application Fee
    • Submit an appeal for admission
    • Update your contact information, choice of programmes, achievements, personal statement and household income information

If you have posted your supporting documents and bank draft, please allow 2-3 weeks for postal delivery before checking for a status update. In addition, it is possible for your documents and payment status to be updated separately, that is, we may update the status of your documents first and that of your payment after it has been processed. In this instance, you should check for an update to your payment status at a later date.

PIN (Personal Identification Number)

If you have forgotten/misplaced your PIN after submitting an online application, you can reset it via the Applicant Portal.

You will need the following information to reset your PIN:

  • Application Number
  • Email address that was provided in your online application form

Due to data security reasons, we regret that we are unable to reset your PIN over the phone and/or via email.

Correspondence with the Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions will correspond with you primarily using email and the Applicant Portal during the application process to convey messages such as document requests, interview notification, etc. Please provide a correct and functional email address and maintain your email account regularly. The Office of Admissions will not be responsible for undeliverable emails and their consequences.

Application outcome

Applicants can log in to the Applicant Portal with your 8-digit Application Number and PIN to track your application status and for regular updates. Outcome of applications for most applicants (except Indian Standard 12, Gao Kao and IB applicants) will be released periodically, up to end June. If your application is successful, you are required to accept the offer online via the Applicant Portal. by the stipulated deadline given in the electronic offer letter. The conditions of offer and other useful information pertaining to enrolment will be found on the acceptance portal indicated in the electronic letter.

Rejection of application

Inaccurate or false information or omission of material information will render your application invalid. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or inaccurate. Students admitted on the basis of inaccurate or false information may be expelled.

Remember that university application processes can be lengthy, and it may take some time for your application to be processed and reviewed. Be patient and allow sufficient time for the university to make a decision. If the application process has significantly changed or you are experiencing difficulties, contacting the admissions office is the best course of action. They will be able to provide you with personalized assistance and information specific to your application.