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What will I learn?

The Faculty of Dentistry provides a four year undergraduate dental course leading to the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree. The BDS (Honours) degree is conferred on students with outstanding performances in all their professional examinations. The Faculty has an undergraduate student population of 182.

The NUS BDS degree is recognised by the Singapore Dental Council as a valid qualification for registration to practise in Singapore. Upon completion of their courses, BDS graduates should be able to practice immediately, usually in a government hospital or clinic, serving out their bonds.

The four-year dental course is divided into preclinical (years 1 and 2) and clinical (years 3 and 4) components. The methods of instruction include lectures, tutorials, seminars practical, laboratory, technique work, demonstrations and clinical treatment of patients under supervision.

Students in the preclinical years spend a major portion of their time at the Faculty of Medicine while those in the clinical years spend most of their time at the Faculty of Dentistry treating patients under the supervision of staff.

The Faculty of Dentistry is organised into 5 disciplines covering the disciplines of Oral Sciences, Oral, and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics, Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry. Dental education is delivered through comprehensive didactic and clinical sessions. The broad experience and specialisation of the academic staff combine to provide the dental undergraduate with the requisite skills for general practice.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$61,850.00 (34,92,377) per year
Start date

Expected June 2022


Faculty of Dentistry

National University of Singapore,

9 Lower Kent Ridge Road,

119083, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have completed a good pass in at least 3 ‘Advanced’ Level subjects is required for candidates to submit an application. Many applicants submit good passes for 4 or more ‘Advanced’ Level subjects for our consideration. English Language Requirements: EL1119 minimum acceptable score C6; IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET-200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based.

For international students

Year 12 or good higher level pass in Chemistry
- Good higher level pass in either Biology or Physics
- Good higher level pass in a third subject
- Good grades in English

NUS High School - Major CAP of at least 2.0 in Chemistry and either Biology or Physics
- CAP of at least 1.0 in one other major and in English Programme and Research Project.

English Language Requirement: Applicants may present any of the following to fulfill the English Language requirement: IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET – 200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based; EL1119 - C6.


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