LKYSPP Pre-arrival Information 2018 for PhD Students
(as at 2 July 2018 – please check for updates)
1. LKYSPP Course Schedule
2. Arrival in Singapore
3. Arrival Guide (for International Students)
4. Orientation Programme
5.1. Registration Part One
5.2. Registration Part Two
6. Medical Examination
8. Student Pass (for international students)
9. Long Term Visit Pass
LKYSPP Course Schedule – 2018/2019 Semester 1
Please check for updates.
International students should aim to arrive by Monday 30 July 2018.
The Orientation Programme commences on Tuesday 31 July 2018 and includes briefing sessions, introductory courses and special events. The orientation schedule will be available beginning July 2018.
Registration Part One will take place around mid-June 2018 after applicants’ records are transferred from the Graduate Admission System to the Integrated Student and Information Service (SIS).
In Registration Part One, students have to update their personal particulars, agree to abide by the policies which form their Acceptance Record; and complete the Authorisation Requirements (www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/administrative-policies/acceptance-record.html).
Please login at https://isisregpart1.nus.edu.sg using your Application Number and password from the Graduate Admission System. If you have forgotten your password, please reset it at https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/GDA2/Applicant.aspx/Account/ForgetPassword.
Under Payment Address, please update as follows:
c/o LKYSPP (PhD)
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road
Do take note of your NUSNET ID and password. You need this info to log in to NUS systems. Your userid is eXXXXXXX (e followed by 7 digits) and your NUS email address is eXXXXXXX@u.nus.edu.
Change / Reset NUSNET Password
Students will be issued with the default NUSNET ID and password after they complete the Registration Part One. The NUSNET ID and password will only be activated two days later.
Upon activation, students are required to change their default NUSNET password at the Password Portal (http://exchange.nus.edu.sg/passwordportal/). This step is necessary in order for them to access any NUS online services.
Students who have forgotten their NUSNET password after changing it may reset it through short message service (SMS). A step-by-step guide on how to use the SMS service is accessible at the Computer Centre’s website (https://comcen.nus.edu.sg/services/mobile/nusnet-password-reset-via-mobile). Alternatively, you can email ITCare@nus.edu.sg to reset your password, stating your full name, Student ID and attach a scanned image of your NUS Student Card.
The admission records are still in the progress of being transferred. Therefore, it is normal that might you receive an error message stating:
"Records of incoming students who have accepted offer of admission offer online are transferred to the Pre-registration system in batches. Your admission record is not yet in the system. Please try again in three days’ time.” Please be patient and try again later.
Registration Part Two will take place at Registrar’s Office on 31 July 2018 (Tuesday), 2.15 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. at the UTown Auditorium 1, Town Plaza (http://utown.nus.edu.sg/about-university-town/town-plaza/), Kent Ridge Campus. Please bring along the original copies of ALL documents that you submitted in support of your application as these will be checked during registration. Please also bring along your passport / NRIC for identification purposes. Candidates found to have given inaccurate or false information will be required to withdraw from the programme and to refund all Scholarship monies received by them or expended on their behalf.
6.1 A medical examination is needed for all foreigners who apply for employment and immigration passes (including student passes). A candidate who does not pass the medical examination will be required to return to his / her home country as the relevant pass cannot be issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) under such a circumstance. The ICA medical report form is available at:
Please note that the laboratory report for HIV and the X-ray report submitted to ICA should be within three months from the date of issue.
6.2 All admitted students are required to undergo a Pre-admission Medical Exam. The University reserves the right to refuse your admission if you decline to undergo such medical exams. The NUS Admission Medical Examination Report form can be downloaded at: http://www.nus.edu.sg/uhc/images/downloads/Graduate.pdf
6.3 The medical reports, laboratory test and X-ray reports must be completed in English. The chest X-ray report should bear the student’s particulars such as name, identification number and date of birth.
6.4 You can:
(i) Make your own arrangements for the medical examinations and submit the NUS Pre-Admission Medical Examination Form after you arrive in Singapore to the University Health Centre (UHC) latest by 13 August 2018.
Students may be required by the University/UHC to undergo further medical exams or tests if their medical exam is found to be incomplete / results unsatisfactory.
(ii) Undergo the medical examinations in Singapore at the University Health Centre. Please make an appointment at:
University Health Centre: 20 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Level 1, Singapore, 119080
7. 1College Green
LKYSPP international students can apply to stay at College Green Hostel, which is within walking distance of the Bukit Timah Campus where the LKY School is located. Accommodation is on a shared basis. Four students will occupy one housing unit, with each given an individual bedroom that is partially furnished. Information on College Green Hostels is available at http://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/students/college-green-dunearn-road-hostels.
If you wish to apply for College Green, please do so 1 May to 31 May 2018, and let us know by 1 June 2018 that you have done so.
The application dates and online application system can be found at:
7.2 Other Accommodation Options within NUS
You can also opt for a place in student residences located on the Kent Ridge Campus, The options are described at: http://nus.edu.sg/osa/housing/graduate/application-guide.html
If you wish to apply, please do so between 8 May and 4 June 2018, and let us know by 5 June 2018 that you have done so.
Please note that you can only submit an application when your status in the Graduate Admission System is updated as “Offer Accepted”. The update will be done when your acceptance forms have been received.
The University Hostel Management System (UHMS) manual can be found at:
If you opt for student residences on Kent Ridge Campus, you should take note of the following:
- You will need to re-apply for accommodation in the subsequent semesters.
- There is an Internal Shuttle Bus that will take you to the Bukit Timah Campus. The journey takes about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
7.3 Accommodation for Families
Unfortunately, as we have limited resources, we do not encourage students to bring their families to Singapore. Family members cannot be accommodated at College Green.
There is, however, some housing for families on Kent Ridge Campus (http://nus.edu.sg/osa/housing/graduate/application-guide.html). Family accommodation is in high demand and is not guaranteed.
If you would like to apply for family accommodation, please do so between 8 May and 4 June 2018, and let us know by 5 June 2018 that you have done so.
The University Hostel Management System (UHMS) manual can be found at:
If you opt for accommodation on Kent Ridge Campus, you should take note of the following:
7.4 Check-in Date
- There is an Internal Shuttle Bus that will take you to the Bukit Timah Campus. The journey takes about 30 to 40 minutes.
- It is important that you submit all the supporting documents required. Any omission will cause your application to be rejected.
- If you are not successful in your application for PGP housing, you will need to make alternative arrangements.
Please also note:
- The PGPR (Married Apartment) and UTown Residence (Married Apartment) are for married graduate students whose spouses are accompanying them during the full duration of their NUS study. The unit is able to accommodate up to a max of 2 occupants (2 adults).
- Only PGPR (Married Apartment Type 1) is able to accommodate children (maximum 2). The children’s age should not exceed 12 years old during the period of stay. Students are responsible for the behaviour and safety of their children in the apartments.
- UTown Residence is in close proximity to the Town Green Plaza which hosts lively activities throughout the year. Some noise is to be expected from these activities. Students who are sensitive to noise may want to take this into consideration when selecting hostel preferences.
The official check-in date is Sunday 5 August 2018. You can request early check-in on 30 July 2018. LKYSPP Orientation begins on 31 July 2018.
NUS Registrar’s Office will be writing to you in June regarding the application of your Student Pass.
After you have applied for a student pass, Registrar’s Office will email you your student pass in-principal approval (IPA) letter. For students who require a visa to enter Singapore, a visa will be incorporated in the IPA. Students need not apply for a separate visa, and may enter Singapore by producing the IPA letter at the checkpoints.
After you complete student registration on 31 July 2018 (Tuesday), Registrar’s Office you issue you a serialised appointment letter for completion of student pass formalities at the Off Site Exercise (OSE) for Student’s Pass Application by International Students.
The OSE will take place on 2 August 2018 (Thursday) at the UTown Seminar Room 2, Town Plaza (http://utown.nus.edu.sg/about-university-town/town-plaza/), Kent Ridge Campus.
Please attend the OSE at the time indicated on your serialised appointment letter. (It will be between 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.)
Please note that you will need to submit your ICA medical report as part of the completion of student pass formalities.
To facilitate a smooth application process at the OSE, please note the following:
- Bring the serialised appointment letter and report to UTown Seminar Room 2, Town Plaza (http://utown.nus.edu.sg/about-university-town/town-plaza/), at the appointed date and time.
- Make payment on the SOLAR website, print the payment receipts and bring them together with other required documents by ICA prior to applying for your student pass. Students are advised to have all documents and photos before reporting to ICA.
- Students who do not come at the appointed time or bring their appointment letters and/or without the required documents and payment receipts by ICA may be rejected.
- Students who missed their appointment, or are unable to get their medical reports in time or intend to leave Singapore after applying for their student pass, are advised to apply for their Student’s Pass at the ICA headquarters via e-appointment.
- To avoid unnecessary delays, take photos that meet ICA photo requirements as soon as you are in Singapore. Paid photo-taking service at a fee is available at UTown, Seminar Room 5, (http://utown.nus.edu.sg/about-university-town/town-plaza/), The photograph vendor also provides paid photocopying and printing services.
If your family members are accompanying you on a long-term basis, they will have to apply for a long-term visit pass (LTVP).
Please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/event/socialvisitpass.html for more details. Please note that the University’s sponsorship is at its discretion and will be exercised on a case-by-case basis.
Please ensure that you have family accommodation confirmed before bringing your family to Singapore.