Singapore University Key Facts and Unique Aspects


  • Search for courses in Singapore.
  • Not sure what you want to study? Try this tool which allows you to enter you primary courses (it is designed for A-Levels, but you can put in your three Higher Levels for IB or Advanced Placement courses).

Key Points:

  • Tuition Fess are 10% higher for Non Citizens, but still heavily subsidised. Singapore Permanent Residents and International Students paying subsidised fees must take up the tuition grant and sign a Tuition Grant Deed, which will require them to work in Singapore-registered companies for three years upon graduation. At SMU, for example,
    • Singaporeans pay S$11,300
    • Permanent residents pay S$15,800
    • International students with a subsidy pay S$24,100
    • International students with no subsidies pay S$42,970
  • With permission of the university, you can work part time while studying.
  • The number of international students may be capped at each university. At Nanyang, for example, it is 18%.
  • Advanced placement recognition policy varies considerably by institution. Check the Collegeboard AP website for specific details. 
  • Direct Entry into your major: 
  • Not sure what you want to study? Try this tool which allows you to enter you primary courses (it is designed for A-Levels, but you can put in your three Higher Levels for IB or Advanced Placement courses).
  • Looking for a deeper exploration of career possibilities? Career Explorer offers one of the most comprehensive and interesting set of reports after answer questions for about 30 Minutes. And it is completely free.
  • Bridge U’s Guide to Study in Singapore
  • Entry Qualifications
  • Competitive programs require specific
  • US High School diploma: Minimum matriculation is award of High School Diploma. To attain a score over 400 applicants must present additional examinations. SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate standalone subjects and third level can be taken into account. Generally, to attain scores in excess AP/IB or third level is required.
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Cool Country facts

Application Process

  • Apply directly through each university.
  • Typicaly applications open late fall (November), close in February, but decisions are not released until the exams results come out–July for IB.

Application timeline:

  • When to do what by

Tuition fees:

  • Average Tuition fees (in US Dollars/year):
    • Citizens: $XXX
    • International students: $XXXX
  • Examples for international students

Research Links


Unique aspects



  • National University of Singapore
  •   Singapore Management University
  •  Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  •  SUSS


  • Nanyang Polytechnic University 
  •  Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  •  Republic Polytechnic
  • ingapore Polytechnic
  •  Temasek Polytechnic


Arts and  Fine Arts Education

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Founded Autonomous University Students Notable Colleges/Schools
Full name Abbrev.
1905 National University of Singapore
Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம்
  1. Duke-NUS Medical School
1981 Nanyang Technological University
Universiti Teknologi Nanyang
நன்யாங் தொழில்நுட்ப பல்கலைக்கழகம்
  1. National Institute of Education
  2. Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
2000 Singapore Management University
Universiti Pengurusan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் நிர்வாக பல்கலைக்கழகம்
9,697 SMU offers a broad-based business curriculum modelled after that of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
2009 Singapore University of Technology and Design
Universiti Teknologi dan Rekabentuk Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்பம் மற்றும் வடிவமைப்பு பல்கலைக்கழகம்
1,341 established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Zhejiang University
2009 Singapore Institute of Technology
Institut Teknologi Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்ப கல்வி நிறுவனம்
2017 Singapore University of Social Sciences
Universiti Sains Kemasyarakatan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் சமூக அறிவியல் பல்கலைக்கழகம்