Admission Requirements


Applicants must have:


Educational Background

A good undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Applicants in the process of earning a degree and are about to graduate are welcome to apply.


English Language Requirement

Good TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not the mother tongue or medium of prior undergraduate instruction.

The TOEFL score must be at least 100 for the internet-based test.

For IELTS, the overall band score must be at least 7.0.


Admission Interviews

A strong performance in the interview (conducted for shortlisted candidates only).

Although GMAT/GRE is not mandatory, a good GMAT/GRE score will strengthen your application. Candidates with good GMAT/GRE scores will be considered favourably for study awards. Our GMAT institution code for this programme is DRT-MK-56 (MSc in Finance). Our GRE institution code for this programme is 4642 – NUS Business School MSc Programmes. More information on GMAT/GRE. More information on GMAT/GRE.

We do not require you to have work experience for admission into the programme. Applicants with some postgraduate work experience are also welcome to apply, though they may also wish to consider applying to our NUS MBA programme instead.


“It is my utmost privilege to be in the pioneer batch of the NUS MSc in Finance. The curriculum exposed me to a wide range of hands-on challenges that broadened my understanding of the financial industry. With case studies assignments and real-life data packaged in our classes, learning was engaging and stimulating. Having classmates from different backgrounds and cultures exposed me to different working styles and challenges that help me grow both as a person and a team-player. This exposure also helped me established relationships that last beyond our classroom.”