Official registration for the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT), a key admissions requirement at LKCMedicine, may have only just closed, but figures show a growing interest among Singapore students to enrol at the School.
This year, 750 students studying at local schools indicated that they plan to apply to the School, a 15 per cent increase on last year.
Overall, 897 students applied to sit for BMAT in order to apply for a place in the School’s third cohort.
Since the School opened, applications have steadily risen. In its first year, 847 students sitting for BMAT indicated an interest in LKCMedicine. This rose to 861 last year.
While the number of students to be admitted in its third intake has yet to be released, the School will likely offer more than the 78 places that were up for grabs to the second cohort.
LKCMedicine Dean Professor James Best said, “I’m very pleased that interest in our School continues to be so strong. The next intake of students will also have the privilege of being taught in our new state-of-the-art future classrooms which are being built at the NTU and Novena Campuses.” The Experimental Medicine Building, which will form LKCMedicine’s permanent home at NTU, will be ready by mid-2015.