2nd Application Window for Admissions to Tembusu College for Academic Year 2018-19 commences on 2 May!

[Updated] For admissions in AY2018-2019:

The first application window for incoming students into UTCP has closed on 9 April 2018 (11.59pm). 

The second application window for incoming students into UTCP will open from 2 May 2018 (8.30am) to 23 May (11.59pm).

University Town College Programme (UTCP) at Tembusu College is typically a two year residency programme. After two years, students may apply to spend a third year in residency, during which they can take part in the Third Year Experience. A very limited number of students may also be selected to stay a fourth year.

Candidates interested to gain admission to Tembusu College have to submit an application through the Joint Residential College Application System website. Please note that the application system will not be available from 1:00AM to 6:00AM daily (+8 GMT) for system maintenance.

All candidates have to submit an essay as part of the application process. Shortlisted candidates residing in Singapore should be prepared to be called for an interview. Otherwise, alternative interview arrangements will be considered on a case by case basis. The interview session will allow us to get to know you better and learn about your interests and talents. It is also an opportunity for you to find out more about University Town and the College. We are looking to recruit a diversity of people with varied interests.

Before accessing the Joint Residential College Application System, candidates should note the following:

After successful admission via the UTCP, the candidates are required to complete a room registration process at the Office of Student Affairs’ University Hostel Management System (UHMS) portal. The UHMS portal is only available to candidates who have been offered admission to Tembusu College and an NUS undergraduate programme.

So what is it like in this Home of Possibilities?

Armed with a go-pro, our Tembusu Ambassadors snuck around, documenting our facilities and a small number of interest groups, to present to you what goes on in Tembusu College! Take a peek here right now!

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.