NUS, or National University of Singapore, offers both full-time and part-time MBA programs as well as an EMBA with UCLA. Full-time MBA students complete their studies within 17 months. With 93% of the MBA class being international students, NUS offers a high degree of diversity. 96% accept jobs within 3 months of graduating, and the top functions for graduates are marketing/sales and consulting. The fees are SGD 62,000 (excluding tax), and scholarships are available for domestic and international students.

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Application Deadlines

Round 1: Jan 2019 (Scholarship Qualifying Period)

Round 2: March 2019

Application Fee (Round 1): $50

Application Fee (Round 2): $100

Admissions Facts

 Program length: 17 months

 Acceptance rate (full-time): 20%

Average age of new entrants: 32

 Require standardized test: GMAT/GRE

 Average GMAT score: 662

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: At least 2 years

Application Essay

Season: 2018


We would like you to tell us about your post-MBA immediate career goal, describing your industry, function & country of choice and a plan on how you would achieve this goal. (Max: 300 words)


Considering the vision and values of NUS Business School and a typical NUS MBA class, tell us what makes you a good candidate for admission (max: 300 words)


What is the most critical problem facing your organisation or community? What recommendations would you make to deal with this problem? (max: 300 words)

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2018

Two referee reports are required to complete your application. The two referees can be your current employer, previous employer or corporate client. Two referee reports have to be submitted within the application deadlines.


  1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity/context? (maximum: 1,000 characters including spaces)
  2. How would you rate the applicant among executives at a similar level?
  3. How would you rate the applicant on the following dimensions? (Potential to excel, competency & efficiency, integrity, energy & drive, ability to work in a team, leadership qualities, presentation & communication skills)
  4. In your opinion, what is the candidate’s leadership potential for the next 5 years? (maximum: 1,000 characters including spaces)
  5. Please provide three memorable achievements the applicant attained in your company. (maximum: 1,000 characters including spaces)
  6. Kindly provide and instance when the applicant exhibited any one of the following qualities: Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Exceptional work performance (maximum: 1,000 characters including spaces)
  7. From what you understand of the applicant, what are his/her main motivations or interests in life? (maximum: 1,000 characters including spaces)

Admissions Verdict



“NUS is Singapore's top university, so competition is steep for seats in its MBA program. On the positive side, their GMAT requirements are achievable, but you should have some impressive experiences, ideally in a global context.” Consultant2018

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