Joint RC Application System

Joint Residential College Application System

This application system is for admissions to:
- University Town College Programme, offered at College of Alice & Peter Tan, Residential College 4, and Tembusu College;
- Ridge View Residential College Programme

1) The application for AY2021/22 admission to the Residential College Programmes (UTCP and RVRCP) for incoming freshmen is closed.

Terms and Conditions

In submitting an application for the University Town College Programme (UTCP) or Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) Programme, the applicant acknowledges that:
  • Students may not be concurrently admitted to the UTCP, RVRC Programme, and the University Scholars Programme (USP).
  • Students enrolled or previously enrolled in the UTCP, USP or RVRC Programme will not be eligible to participate in this exercise.
  • Students are only allowed to submit one application per academic year. Using multiple application numbers to apply multiple times within the same admissions exercise is not allowed.
  • The University reserves the right to reject any applications that do not comply with the above conditions.
*Please note that the application system may not be available from 1:00AM to 3:00AM daily (+8 GMT) for system maintenance.

University Town College Programme

For more information on the programme, please refer to

For enquiries, please email to

Click below to apply to UTown College Programme:

Incoming Freshmen


Ridge View Residential College Programme

For more information on the programme, please refer to

For enquiries, please email to

Click below to apply to RVRC Programme:

Incoming Freshmen

Release of results

Log-in regularly to the admissions system to check your application status.

UPDATE: All results will be released by end July. Please contact should you have any queries about your application status.

Number of applications received

The following table shows the total number of applications received and the number of places being offered at each RC.

Residential College Number of places to be offered1 Number of applications received2
Tembusu College 250 623
College of Alice & Peter Tan 250 423
Residential College 4 250 406
Ridge View Residential College 280 273

1This number shows the total number of places the RCs are looking to fill, and is not an indication of how many vacancies are left. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of places expected to be filled may change to adapt to national or university measures to ensure the health and safety of our community.
2The number of applications received for CAPT, RC4 and Tembusu are accurate as of 20 Apr 2021, 12pm when the application closed.

Application For Financial Aid

NUS offers a suite of donated bursaries and scholarships to help keep the cost of staying in the residential colleges affordable. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for the bursaries and/or scholarships early, while waiting for their residential college admission outcome.

For more information on Donated Bursaries, please refer to

For more information on Donated Scholarships, please refer to