Pre-master Programme

A joint educational framework collaborated by NUSRI, NUS and Partner Universities to offer students an intellectually rewarding experience, inside and outside the classroom, while nurturing their talents to be competent and resilient in the ever-changing environment.

1. Introduction

Under the proposed “Pre-Master” framework, suitable Year 3 candidates with good academic standing from Partner Universities will be selected to spend a bridging period (one semester, Sept to Jan) at NUSRI during their fourth year undergraduate study. In the second semester, the students will return to their home universities to complete their Bachelor degree study. This immersion prepares them both in the aspect of English writing and communication skill as well as Chemistry domain knowledge before they can apply for M.Sc. admission at NUS-Chemistry.

2. Programme Advantages and Features

√ NUS stands as a beacon to institutions not just in Asia but across the world
√ All courses are taught in English which helps students to adapt to international environment quickly Innovation and global vision
√ Opportunity to apply for the NUSRI-affiliated Ph.D programme with full scholarship

3. Certificate

Upon successfully completing the bridging courses at NUSRI, the students will receive a certificate from NUSRI to confirm their attendance of the bridging courses and their B.Sc. degree from home universities.
Upon completing the one-year Master Programme at NUS, if the students meet the minimum CAP for graduation requirement, they will be awarded the master degree from NUS.

4. Requirements

√ Meet the minimum CAP requirement for NUS  M.Sc. Admission Standard:Average score≥82.0
√ IELTS≥6.0 or TOEFL≥85 (minimum 22 for writing)

5. Partner Universities

Shanghai Normal University
Tianjin University
North China Electric Power University

6. Processes

Before each “3+1+1” programme year, partner university will nominate its qualified students who have applied for the programme under the joint framework to be interviewed by a panel from NUS and NUSRI. Upon completion of the interview and assessment, the panel will determine whether each nominated student may be admitted to attend the one-year bridging course at NUSRI.

7. Fees

Bridging Period @ NUSRI Master Programme @ NUS
Period Sept to May (following year) Aug to May (following year)
Tuition RMB40,000 Tuition fees for self-funded graduate coursework programmes

8. Application Form

Please fill out the Application Form and submit it to the coordinator in charge of the programme.
Application Form.doc

9. Contacts

Echo Zhang Tel:+86 512 62990061
Yang Ran Tel:+86 512 62990095
Address:No. 377 Linquan Street, Level 2, Block 3, Public Academy, Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China 215123.

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