Medallists in the following competitions will be accorded special consideration under the University's discretionary admission scheme when they apply for undergraduate studies at NUS School of Computing (SoC):

    1. Gold, silver and bronze medallists in International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI)
    2. Gold and silver medallists in Singapore's National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI)
    3. Gold medallists of national-level Informatics competitions in the following countries: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

 

To apply for special consideration, medallists should submit the “SoC Admissions for Medallists” form to the following address: admission-medallists@nus.edu.sg. They must also submit an online application for undergraduate studies with the NUS Office of Admissions at http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam by the respective closing dates based on the educational qualifications they possess.

Medallists may seek further information on this special admission from SoC Office of Undergraduate Studies (or email their queries to: admission-medallists@nus.edu.sg.)

Gold medallists in similar competitions from other nations will be considered on request.

 

Special Consideration in Admissions for Medallists in Physics/Mathematics Competitions

Medallists in the following competitions will also be accorded special consideration under the University's discretionary admission scheme when they apply for undergraduate studies at NUS School of Computing (SoC):

    1. Gold, silver and bronze medallists in International Olympiad in Physics
    2. Gold, silver and bronze medallists in International Olympiad in Mathematics

 

To apply for special consideration, medallists should submit the “SoC Admissions for Medallists” form to the following address: admission-medallists@nus.edu.sg. They must also submit an online application for undergraduate studies with the NUS Office of Admissions at http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam by the respective closing dates based on the educational qualifications they possess.

Medallists may seek further information on this special admission from SoC Office of Undergraduate Studies (or email their queries to: admission-medallists@nus.edu.sg.)

Gold medallists in similar competitions from other nations will be considered on request.

 

Module Exemption for NOI and IOI Medallists

On admission to NUS School of Computing, these IOI / NOI medallists may exercise the option for exemption from the Computing modules listed in the table below. Students who opt for this module exemption are required to take other graded modules (of their choice) to fulfill the modular credit requirements needed for their programme requirements. However, if they, in addition to exercising the option, also sit for and pass the placement tests for the relevant modules, they will receive the respective credits for the modules. In the event that they sit for and fail the placement tests for the relevant modules, the module exemption still holds, but they are required to take other graded modules (of their choice) to fulfull the modular credit requirements needed for their programme requirements.

Category Module exemption 1
IOI Gold/Silver/Bronze Medallists (Singapore students)

CS1010, CS1020, CS2010, CS2040, CS2040C  2

IOI Gold/Silver/Bronze Medallists (International students)

CS1010, CS1020, CS2010, CS2040, CS2040C 2

Singapore NOI Gold Medallists

CS1010, CS1020 2

Singapore NOI Silver Medallists

CS1010

Gold medallists of National Informatics Competition from the following countries:
  • China, India, Indonesia, Japan,
  • South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

CS1010

 

To apply for placement test for CS1010, please check out details here. For placement tests of other Computing modules stated above, please email to: admission-medallists@nus.edu.sg

 

Module Exemption for Medallists in International Olympiad in Physics / Mathematics

Module exemption for these medallists will follow the guidelines laid down by Departments of Physics and Mathematics, respectively, in Faculty of Science.

1 CS1010 Programming Methodology (4 MCs), CS1020 Data Structures and Algorithms I (4 MCs), CS2010 Data Structures and Algorithms II (4 MCs), CS2040/C Data Structures and Algorithms ( 4 MCs) . For Cohort 2017 onwards, CS2040 and CS2040C Data Structures and Algorithms are for students enrolled in Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science), Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering), and Bachelor of Computing (Information Security). Bachelor of Science (Business Analytics) and Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) students will continue to take CS1020 and CS2010.

2 In addition, those medallists who have undergone formal training (of about 115 hours) in intensive programming in SoC, in preparation for international competitions, can apply for advanced placement and grade transfer for CS3233 Competitive Programming (4 MCs). The formal training is provided by staff from SoC, and covers the contents of CS3233 and beyond.