We understand that the disruption caused by COVID-19 has impacted students, schools and communities in a multitude of ways.

That’s why Yale-NUS has gone test-optional, for Cycle 2020-21 and 2021-22 only, to give students greater flexibility in applying. Our admissions process is holistic and takes into account all information presented by the applicant. Applicants who are not able to submit a standardised testing score will still be assessed thoroughly in a holistic process, using all the material they submit, like their essays, extra-curricular records, in-school grades and letters of support.