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Old 13-05-2015, 07:06 PM   #1762
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I'm not sure but I'm trying to be optimistic.

"You would be considered a Local Applicant if you are a:

Student who has attended a junior college, polytechnic or selected high schools in Singapore and attained any of the following qualifications:
Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level
Diploma (from local Polytechnics)
NUS High School Diploma
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma"

^according to nus, we are local applicants. So even if the 16-18% thing is true, I believe we have a slight advantage compared to international students with international qualifications.
A person can be a 'Local Applicant' and also an international student. International students are define by their nationality, not by their qualifications. There's no question of whether the cap is 18% or not. It is. You can read MInistry of Education's parliamentary replies. Unless you think they're lying.

That's said, I do believe that foreigners who have studied in the Singapore system have an advantage over those who did not. But such advantage seems marginal.
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