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What will I learn?

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences is one of the two degrees that will be awarded to students upon successful completion of a 5-year double-degree programme in biomedical sciences and Chinese medicine.

The B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences will be awarded by Nanyang Technological University while the Bachelor of Medicine (Major in Chinese Medicine) will be awarded by the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China.

The period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences at NTU is three academic years after which the student will proceed to BUCM for their 4th and 5th years.

During the period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, a candidate must pursue such courses of study as may be prescribed by Regulations made by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the School of Biological Sciences.

Successful completion of the programme requires a candidate to have:

  • obtained a total of not less than 152 academic units within the maximum period permitted, unless a candidate has been granted exemption by the School from taking certain courses, on a case-by-case basis;
  • gained a pass grade in all the major and general education requirement courses as determined by the School of Biological Sciences; and
  • fulfilled such other requirements as may be prescribed by the Academic Board.

Courses of Study

The courses of study and the distribution of the courses for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences will be determined by the School of Biological Sciences with the approval of the University.

Each course will be assigned a certain number of academic units as determined by the University.

The distribution of the courses of study and the associated number of academic units are shown in the table below.

There are five compulsory components in the curriculum:

Major Core courses

Major Core courses are offered throughout the programme of study. The courses are foundation courses designed to provide essential training in the fundamental biomedical sciences.

Major Elective courses

Major Elective courses provide students with opportunities to explore specialized areas of biology in more depth and intensity. The students may select their courses of study according to their own interests and career goals. Emphasis will be placed on group work and discussion of research papers.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
SG$74,250.00 (41,92,547) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Science

60 Nanyang Drive,


637551, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

For GCE 'A' level certificate holders:

  • General entry requirements of NTU
  • At least H1 level pass in Mathematics AND H2 level pass in one of Physics OR Chemistry OR Biology
  • At least ‘O’ level pass or equivalent in Chinese Language

For Polytechnic graduates:

  • General entry requirements of NTU
  • Graduates holding any of the diplomas listed are eligible for application. Graduates with a Certificate of Merit (or equivalent honour) in other diplomas are also eligible to apply.
  • At least ‘O’ level pass or equivalent in Chinese Language

Submission of IELTS (a minimum Overall 6, writing 6) or TOEFL (a minimum of 90) or SAT (a minimum of 1250 for SAT taken for March 2016 onwards) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) (a minimum of 55) or ACT with Writing (a minimum of composite score of 30 in ACT with Writing in one sitting) or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) are only compulsory for applicants

With PRC Gao Kao qualification (i.e. Applicants who will be taking Gao Kao in June 2020 and those who have already taken Gao Kao) OR

With Taiwan General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) qualification OR

With South Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT)/High School Diploma qualification OR

Who do not take up English language in Junior and Senior High School or taken English language only as a 2nd language.

For IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic, only scores obtained in the 2 years leading up to the application deadline will be considered. The validity period for SAT and ACT is 5 years.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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