Singapore Management University Fees Structure
The subsidised fees for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents shown are without GST which is separately subsidised by the Singapore Government. The subsidised fees for International Students and non-subsidised fees are inclusive of GST.
Tuition fees may change from year to year for each new incoming cohort. However, students enrolled in this year 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.
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.
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 Scheme. 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.
If you have any questions on the Tuition Grant, please contact the following:
Tuition Grant Unit
Student Placement and Services Division
Ministry of Education, Singapore
1 North Buona Vista Drive
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 citizens 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 apply for the Tuition Grant Scheme and 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, SUSS and approved degree programmes offered by the Polytechnic-Foreign Specialised Institutions (FSIs), the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and the LASALLE College of the Arts.
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.