Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees at SMU are highly subsidised by the Singapore Government through the Tuition Grant Scheme. To qualify for the subsidised tuition fees, students would need to be eligible for the Tuition Grant.

Annual Tuition Fees for AY 2014/15 Entering Freshmen (Regular Term 1 and Term 2)

Degree Annual Subsidised Fees Payable by Singapore Citizens Annual Subsidised Fees Payable by Permanent Residents Annual Subsidised Fees Payable by International Students Annual Non - Subsidised Fees
Bachelor of Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Management
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management)
Bachelor of Social Sciences
$ 11,100 $ 15,550 $ 22,200 $ 37,830
Bachelor of Law $ 12,300 $ 17,200 $ 24,600 $ 40,420

Special Term Tuition Fees for AY 2014/15 (per course)

Special Term (or Term 3) is for additional optional courses.

Degree Subsidised Fees Payable by Singapore Citizens Subsidised Fees Payable by Permanent Residents Subsidised Fees Payable by International Students Non - Subsidised Fees
Bachelor of Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Management
Bachelor of Science (Economics)
Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management)
Bachelor of Social Sciences
$ 1,110 $ 1,555 $ 2,220 $ 3,783
Bachelor of Law $ 1,230 $ 1,720 $ 2,460 $ 4,042

 

The subsidised fees shown are without GST which is separately funded by the Singapore Government. The non-subsidised fees are inclusive of GST.

Tuition fees may change from year to year for each new incoming cohort. However, students enrolled in AY2014-2015 will pay fixed fees throughout the normal duration of studies (4 years duration) i.e. this cohort will not be subjected to further fee increases during this period for the Regular Terms.

Current SMU students will not be affected by the AY 2014-15 fees as they will continue to pay the fees that applied to their respective cohort year.

AY 2014-15 entering freshmen who are not eligible for or choose not to apply for the Singapore Government Tuition Grant are required to pay the non-subsidised fees mentioned above.

National Servicemen

National Servicemen, whose enrolment into university is delayed due to their national service obligations in Singapore will pay the relevant tuition fees in the year of application and offer.

Tuition Grant

Students who are Singapore Citizens (including those holding Government scholarships) are required to sign a Declaration for Tuition Grant Eligibility form to facilitate SMU's assessment of their eligibility for the Tuition Grant to be eligible for subsidised tuition fees. Students who are found not to be eligible for the Tuition Grant will be charged the non-subsidised tuition fees.

Permanent Residents and international students who are eligible for and intend to take up the tuition grant must apply for the Tuition Grant. Those eligible must sign a Tuition Grant Agreement, which will require them to work in Singapore-based companies for 3 years upon graduation from SMU. Those who are not eligible, or choose not to apply for the grant, are required to pay the non-subsidised fees. The latter will not be bound by the 3-year work obligation.

For details and Frequently Asked Questions on the tuition grant scheme, click here.

If you have any questions on the tuition grant, please contact the following: Tuition Grant Unit
Higher Education Division
Ministry of Education

1 North Buona Vista Drive Singapore 138675
Tel: +65 6872-2220

Email : MOE_TGonline@moe.gov.sg

Tuition Grant Eligibility

  • 1) Students with a Bachelor's degree or higher qualification

     

    Students (regardless of nationality) who already hold a degree or higher qualification will be eligible to receive tuition grant if they are offered admission into a second course of the same or lower level at Singapore’s publicly-funded tertiary institutions1, as long as they did not attain their degree or higher qualification through subsidy by Ministry of Education (MOE) or sponsorship by the Singapore Government2.

    Singapore citizen students are required to complete a Declaration for Tuition Grant Eligibility form to enable the university to assess their eligibility for the Tuition Grant.

    Non-Singapore citizens, including Permanent Residents, will need to sign the Tuition Grant Agreement which requires them to work in Singapore-based companies for 3 years upon graduation.

  • 2) Transfers within SMU or from the other publicly-funded tertiary institutions or re-admitted undergraduate students

    Students (regardless of nationality) who transfer or are re-admitted within SMU or are transferred from the other publicly-funded tertiary institutions1 will be eligible for tuition grant up to the maximum course duration of the new course at SMU (that is, 4 years), after subtracting the number of semesters of tuition grant received for the previous degree course.

    Number of semesters of tuition grant eligible for new course = Maximum course duration for new course – Number of semesters of tuition grant received for previous course

    1SMU, NUS, NTU, SUTD, SIT and approved degree programmes offered by the Polytechnic-Foreign Specialised Institutions (FSIs). 2This includes the receipt of a government sponsorship (such as those offered by agencies, Ministries, Public Service Commission and Statutory Boards) for local or overseas study.
    Note : Regulations governing tuition grant matters are subject to change from time to time.

Last updated on 20 Mar 2014.

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