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Criteria for QE

Eligibility Criteria for Qualifying Examination for foreign-trained dentists:

Category A 

(i)         Offer of employment, and 

(ii)        Singaporean/PR, married to Singaporean/PR and children of PR's, or 

(iii)       possess recognised higher qualification. 

Applicant should fulfil criteria (i) and any of criteria from (ii) to (iii). 

Category B

(i)         Full-time MDS students in NUS.


The examination will be conducted in English.


Language Tests - For foreign-trained applications

Foreign-trained applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit examination results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Occupational English Test (OET), within the minimum score accepted by the SDC (below), subject to a 2-year validity period based on the date of the test.

IELTS   :  at least 7 for ALL components (Listening, Reading, Writing AND Speaking) in academic module.

TOEFL  : at least 250 marks for computer based test or 600 marks for paper-based test or 100 marks for internet- based test

OET     : at least Grade B