Selection Criteria

The selection approach is holistic. Together with your passion, motivation, and curiosity, you will be assessed on the following:

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    Academic Performance

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    Essay Writing

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    Co-curricular activities (CCA), Community involvement, and Leadership

ONLY shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview


To apply to USP, you need to complete and submit the *USP Online Application Form. You are required to submit the following information in your application:

  • Personal particulars

  • GCE 'A' level results or equivalent

  • Co-curricular activities (CCA), community involvement, and leadership records

  • *Original essay of about 400 – 600 words

  • Personal aspirations statement of about 150 words

Please note that the system will only permit one application per person. Any attempt to submit a second application will render a system logout

*Using sentences, ideas or any work without giving proper credit is plagiarism. Citation is necessary whenever you use information from a source of any kind, including your own previous work submitted to other institutions.

Terms of Offer

Your place in USP (if selected) is contingent upon your acceptance of an offer to study in one of the seven USP partner faculties/schools.

However, you may apply to USP even if your first or second choice is not one of the USP partner faculties/schools (e.g. 1st choice Medicine, 2nd choice Dentistry, 3rd choice Science).

USP will offer the 'USP Experience' to a select few who have been offered a place in USP but will matriculate in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (a non USP partner faculty).

Please email for more information on the 'USP Experience'.

Students intending to matriculate in one of USP's seven partner faculties should understand how the home faculty curriculum interfaces with the USP curriculum.These details can be found HERE.

Other Information

Special Admission

USP will reserve a small number of places for some groups of exclusively invited applicants each year. The application process and selection criteria will be very similar to those of the other groups.

NS Men / RNS Men

If you have been offered a place in USP but need to defer your matriculation due to national service in Singapore, upon receiving your USP acceptance, USP will reserve a place for you.  A reconfirmation package will be sent during your matriculation year.

* Please note that USP has a residential college (Cinnamon College) and USP is not under the University Town College Programme (UTCP). You will not be able to apply or be admitted to both USP and UTCP at the same time, including the programme at Ridge View Residential College (RVRC).