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Old 24-04-2015, 08:30 PM   #1231
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Guys! i am deciding between SMU social sciences and NTU sociology, any recommendations? thanks in advance!
It really depends on what u are looking for. Main benefit for NTU is straight honors. However, SMU graduates do get a higher starting pay and they have more internships. Also do consider the culture difference and decide on which you prefer!
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Old 24-04-2015, 08:38 PM   #1232
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guys is ntu econs good? im accepted into ntu econs and is waiting for smu accountancy outcome so will like to knw if ntu econs is worth going for if smu didnt get?

and one more thing if your smu interview you did not get the course will they give u another course and will you need to go for another interview?
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Old 24-04-2015, 08:40 PM   #1233
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Just my two cents

Hi guys, would like to share some of my experience with relation to university admission.

Last year despite having RP of 73 I couldn't get into a course of my choice with 72.5 as the minumum entry RP. This course was what I wanted but I placed it as one of my last choice so by the time I was called for the interview it was already somewhere end of may. My point here is arrangement of choices is definitely of paramount importance. To future applicants do remember to refine your choices time and again to make sure you place a course (which yoyour RP has met the course's RP so that your application don't get thrown from One course to another). This year I placed it as first choice and after the test and interview, I received acceptance two days later.

Good luck to all who have yet to receive offers, keep up the faith!
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Old 24-04-2015, 08:41 PM   #1234
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Hi, may i know what is your rank points if you are from the JC route? I am offered Chinese (First choice NTU mass comms which, obviously, rejected me). What i am surprised is that i am rejected by NTU socio which is my second choice, coz my RP (72.75) meets the COP of 72.5 from last yr. It gives me the feeling that NTU socio is very popular this year!

I guess i will most likely end up in NUS FASS which accepted me, but will still try my best to appeal to NTU mass comm!
wow you got into fass through 72.75 directly?!
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Old 24-04-2015, 08:48 PM   #1235
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how will nus inform u of application outcome? fail got inform anot?
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Old 24-04-2015, 08:56 PM   #1236
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how will nus inform u of application outcome? fail got inform anot?
they'll send you snail mail with regrets that they couldnt accept you due to high competition..somewhere in may..
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Old 24-04-2015, 09:17 PM   #1237
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Hi guys,could some of you give me some of your opinion on which school to choose? I have been accepted into NUS FOS for science & NTU SBS for biological sciences with 2nd major in biomedical structural biology(new course).

My original plan was to study pharmacy as I am interested in research regarding drugs and vaccines. However, nothing ever goes according to plan & I scored RP of 84.3 which even the professors in NUS say I would likely not qualify for DA. So now I'm stuck between these 2 choices. Below are some of the pros/cons I am considering:

NUS:
+World ranking,strong alumni, great history, renown in research
- very competitive
-special programme (eg. joint degree, oversea programme, minor etc) are mainly granted to top students that I dont think I can ever qualify for
- I would like to study life science with specialization in biomedical sciences but I am worried about bidding for the pharmacy modules as I am sure it is popular

NTU:
+ direct honours
+ my second major consist of modules related to vaccine and drug designing (which is what I want to study)
- world ranking, alumni, history not as good as NUS but I think it is decent for a young uni
- still havent receive any reply from nanyang scholarship
- I would need to drop my second major if I cannot maintain gpa 4.0

Overall, transport is a problem for both uni, so I am just going to ignore it. Also, I dont feellike there is a great difference between student life in the 2 uni (if you are aware of huge differences, please share). I know in the field of research, a honour degree is not going to get me anywhere so I am planning to pursue PhD after completing my undergraduate. I'm currently undergoing a 4 month internship with IBN, Astar and aware of the bleakness in R&D. If you are still reading this long post, thank you very much for your time & I hope that you could give me some constructive comments or even discuss further about some things. Currently, I am leaning more towards NTU & I think I should stop hogging up university spots.
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Old 24-04-2015, 09:43 PM   #1238
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Hi, may i know what is your rank points if you are from the JC route? I am offered Chinese (First choice NTU mass comms which, obviously, rejected me). What i am surprised is that i am rejected by NTU socio which is my second choice, coz my RP (72.75) meets the COP of 72.5 from last yr. It gives me the feeling that NTU socio is very popular this year!

I guess i will most likely end up in NUS FASS which accepted me, but will still try my best to appeal to NTU mass comm!
I believe its because NUS focuses more on the holistic aspect for admission.. your internship etc helped you. Whereas NTU is probably more desperate to reserve places for ppl with better results purely and does not view DA as highly as NUS... considering how they always mention that more and more top students are selecting NTU.
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Old 24-04-2015, 09:46 PM   #1239
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Hi guys,could some of you give me some of your opinion on which school to choose? I have been accepted into NUS FOS for science & NTU SBS for biological sciences with 2nd major in biomedical structural biology(new course).

My original plan was to study pharmacy as I am interested in research regarding drugs and vaccines. However, nothing ever goes according to plan & I scored RP of 84.3 which even the professors in NUS say I would likely not qualify for DA. So now I'm stuck between these 2 choices. Below are some of the pros/cons I am considering:

NUS:
+World ranking,strong alumni, great history, renown in research
- very competitive
-special programme (eg. joint degree, oversea programme, minor etc) are mainly granted to top students that I dont think I can ever qualify for
- I would like to study life science with specialization in biomedical sciences but I am worried about bidding for the pharmacy modules as I am sure it is popular

NTU:
+ direct honours
+ my second major consist of modules related to vaccine and drug designing (which is what I want to study)
- world ranking, alumni, history not as good as NUS but I think it is decent for a young uni
- still havent receive any reply from nanyang scholarship
- I would need to drop my second major if I cannot maintain gpa 4.0

Overall, transport is a problem for both uni, so I am just going to ignore it. Also, I dont feellike there is a great difference between student life in the 2 uni (if you are aware of huge differences, please share). I know in the field of research, a honour degree is not going to get me anywhere so I am planning to pursue PhD after completing my undergraduate. I'm currently undergoing a 4 month internship with IBN, Astar and aware of the bleakness in R&D. If you are still reading this long post, thank you very much for your time & I hope that you could give me some constructive comments or even discuss further about some things. Currently, I am leaning more towards NTU & I think I should stop hogging up university spots.
Some misconceptions here. NTU is as competitive as NUS if you are fighting to get a good honours degree. NTU also has a good world ranking. Personally, I prefer NTU...
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Old 24-04-2015, 09:49 PM   #1240
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Liao, which course are you from?

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Old 24-04-2015, 09:50 PM   #1241
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Hi guys,could some of you give me some of your opinion on which school to choose? I have been accepted into NUS FOS for science & NTU SBS for biological sciences with 2nd major in biomedical structural biology(new course).

My original plan was to study pharmacy as I am interested in research regarding drugs and vaccines. However, nothing ever goes according to plan & I scored RP of 84.3 which even the professors in NUS say I would likely not qualify for DA. So now I'm stuck between these 2 choices. Below are some of the pros/cons I am considering:

NUS:
+World ranking,strong alumni, great history, renown in research
- very competitive
-special programme (eg. joint degree, oversea programme, minor etc) are mainly granted to top students that I dont think I can ever qualify for
- I would like to study life science with specialization in biomedical sciences but I am worried about bidding for the pharmacy modules as I am sure it is popular

NTU:
+ direct honours
+ my second major consist of modules related to vaccine and drug designing (which is what I want to study)
- world ranking, alumni, history not as good as NUS but I think it is decent for a young uni
- still havent receive any reply from nanyang scholarship
- I would need to drop my second major if I cannot maintain gpa 4.0

Overall, transport is a problem for both uni, so I am just going to ignore it. Also, I dont feellike there is a great difference between student life in the 2 uni (if you are aware of huge differences, please share). I know in the field of research, a honour degree is not going to get me anywhere so I am planning to pursue PhD after completing my undergraduate. I'm currently undergoing a 4 month internship with IBN, Astar and aware of the bleakness in R&D. If you are still reading this long post, thank you very much for your time & I hope that you could give me some constructive comments or even discuss further about some things. Currently, I am leaning more towards NTU & I think I should stop hogging up university spots.
WHat kind of environment do you think you will thrive in? Considering how ppl always mention that NUS is more competitive etc... Maybe NTU will be a better choice if you prefer a more lepak environment?

You mentioned that it is a new major in NTU.. I don't think its wise to be the guinea pig batch for something as important as uni education.

Lastly, I dont't think you will be offered the Nanyang scholarship as your results probably isn't good enough (no offence)

Nonetheless, at the end of the day, if you really have the potential and determination, I am sure you will be able to achieve your goals regardless of your choice of uni.
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Old 24-04-2015, 10:04 PM   #1242
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hi i saw a few getting into FASS with rank points of 72++

i also got rank points of 72.5 which i know is way off the cut off for FASS. But i opted for MT bonus points scheme since i got an A for my chinese in A levels. So my rank points will be around 73 if im not wrong. 73 is a little above the 10th percentile for mt related FASS. I dont mind getting into FASS(mt related)...

have anyone got into fass (mt related) and do you think i'll be able to get in?
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Old 24-04-2015, 10:17 PM   #1243
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Hi guys, would like to share some of my experience with relation to university admission.

Last year despite having RP of 73 I couldn't get into a course of my choice with 72.5 as the minumum entry RP. This course was what I wanted but I placed it as one of my last choice so by the time I was called for the interview it was already somewhere end of may. My point here is arrangement of choices is definitely of paramount importance. To future applicants do remember to refine your choices time and again to make sure you place a course (which yoyour RP has met the course's RP so that your application don't get thrown from One course to another). This year I placed it as first choice and after the test and interview, I received acceptance two days later.

Good luck to all who have yet to receive offers, keep up the faith!
i think it might be bcos rp is jus a rough gauge of the admission criteria.. i believe each faculty have their own unique 'index' when ranking students. think about it... y would fass rank a sci subject as important as humanities subject... so even tho ur rp is about cut off point, ur actual score in terms of the 'index' might not be able to make the cut.
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Old 24-04-2015, 10:45 PM   #1244
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hey for those who have alr received offers from nus, whats the estimated time before i receive sms from nus after my application status has changed from "processing" to " have been processed" on the portal?
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Old 24-04-2015, 10:49 PM   #1245
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Liao, which course are you from?
Haha, NTU biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine DDP...
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