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Entry Requirements & Selection Criteria



    Academic Qualifications
    Applicants should possess the requisite pre-university qualifications to be admitted to the programme:​ ​
    ​Qualification ​Requirements
    Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level Certificate
    • H2 Pass in Chemistry and H2 Pass in either Biology or Physics
    • All H2 subjects and attempted General Paper (GP) or Knowledge & Inquiry (KI) must be taken at one sitting
    • Meet Mother Tongue Language (MTL) requirement.
    • More details can be found here.
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Pass in HL Chemistry and Pass in either HL Biology or Physics
    • Meet Mother Tongue requirement. 
    • More details can be found here.
    National University of Singapore High School Diploma
    • Major CAP of 2.0 in Chemistry and either Biology or Physics
    • CAP of 1.0 in one other major and in English Programme
    • Meet Mother Tongue requirement.
    • More details can be found here.
    Polytechnic Diploma
    • A good GPA in a Health Science-related diploma.
    • A list of relevant diplomas can be found here.
    International Qualifications

    BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
    Applicants will have to register for the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and take the BMAT as part of the criteria for entry to the LKCMedicine MBBS programme. If one is applying to the AY2018-2019 intake of LKCMedicine, one should take the BMAT in November 2017, prior to applying to LKCMedicine. Only results of the BMAT taken in the 12-month period prior to admission to LKCMedicine will be considered in the selection process.
    The BMAT is produced, administered and marked by the Admissions Testing Service, which is working with two test agents in Singapore for BMAT: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC) and the British Council, Singapore. This year’s BMAT will take place on 2 November 2017. Students from the Singapore school system may register with the RELC. Students outside the Singapore school system may do so with the British Council, Singapore. You can download a copy of the BMAT leaflet here.
    For students not residing in Singapore, please find an authorised test centre near you here.​ 
    For more details on the BMAT, including information on how to prepare for BMAT, please click here. You may also watch the BMAT introductory video here.
    BMAT Registration​ ​
    • Make payment at AXS station
    • Submit online registration form​ one day after making payment (for students from the Singapore School System)
    British Council, Singapore
    • Download form from the British Council, Singapore website (for students outside the Singapore school system)
    • Submit completed form in person at the British Council, Singapore office, or post it to the British Council Singapore together with a cheque
    School/colleges/polytechnics within Singapore school system​​ ​ ​ ​ ​
    ​​Anderson Junior College Anglo-Chinese Junior College ​Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Catholic Junior College​ ​Dunman High School
    ​Hwa Chong Institution ​Innova Junior College ​Jurong Junior College ​Meridian Junior College ​Millennia Institute
    ​Nanyang Junior College ​Nanyang Polytechnic ​National Junior College ​Ngee Ann Polytechnic ​NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
    ​Pioneer Junior College ​Raffles Institution ​Republic Polytechnic ​River Valley High School ​School of the Arts Singapore
    ​Serangoon Junior College ​​Singapore Polytechnic ​Singapore Sports School St. Andrew's Junior College​ St Joseph's Institution
    ​Tampines Junior College Temasek Junior College Temasek Polytechnic Victoria Junior College Yishun Junior College
    BMAT Fee
    The BMAT 2017 fee will be published in due course on the RELC and British Council Singapore websites.
    ​Key Dates ​
    ​1 Sep 2017
    ​BMAT registration opens
    ​1 Oct 2017
    ​BMAT standard registration closes
    *NOTE: Late fees will apply if students register from 2 Oct - 15 Oct 2017.
    ​2 Nov 2017 ​BMAT takes place
    ​25 Nov 2017 Release of BMAT results
    ​BMAT Financial Assistance
    ​BMAT Financial assistance is available for students currently under the MOE Financial Assistant Scheme (MOE FAS). MOE FAS guidelines can be found here. Students should submit their registration form, supporting documents and non-subsidized portion of fees to their schools by mid-September 2017 (exact date to be confirmed)
    Polytechnic students should seek advice from their polytechnics on their eligibility for financial assistance

    Personal Statement
    Applicants to the MBBS programme will have to submit a personal statement as part of the application process. The personal statement is an essay of not more than 300 words, introducing the applicant including, but not limited to, the reasons for wishing to study medicine and of any experience that may have driven the desire to become a doctor. Leadership experience and teamwork ability should be highlighted. The personal statement must be furnished in the application form, and it may be followed up at the interview stage.

    Non-Academic Achievements (NAA)/ Discretionary Criteria (DC)
    All applicants must achieve the minimum academic requirements. Applicants who are nevertheless concerned about the competitiveness of their academic scores, and have other exceptional talents they wish to draw attention to, should also complete the NAA/DC portion of the online application form. More information about NAA/DC can be obtained here.

    Applicants will be selected for interview around April each year on the basis of their online applications and BMAT scores. The interview will be conducted in the Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) format. To understand the MMI process better, do go through these MMI FAQs and watch this video.

    Health Requirements
    Applicants offered admission to LKCMedicine must fulfill the standardised set of screening and vaccination requirements stipulated by the Ministry of Health, Singapore. The health requirements can be found here. These requirements are subject to changes by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.

    Criminal Record Declaration
    Applicants to LKCMedicine undertaking the MBBS programme are required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form in the NTU online admissions application portal. It should be noted that a positive criminal record declaration may not necessarily prevent an applicant from being accepted into the MBBS programme.