Top Public Universities In Singapore

Top Public Universities In Singapore

National University of Singapore

Nanyang Technological University


Singapore Management University

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Singapore Institute of Technology

SIM University

Overview Of Public Universities In Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have initiated a number of innovative programmes, including the broadening of undergraduate education, the introduction of a core curriculum, collaborations with top foreign universities, and the establishment of inter-disciplinary centres. The Singapore Management University (SMU) offers a broad-based business curriculum modelled after that of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) nurtures technically grounded leaders and innovators for society and is established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Zhejiang University.

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) was established in 2009 to provide an industry-focused university education for polytechnic upgraders, in partnership with renowned overseas universities. SIT became an Autonomous University in 2014 began offering its own applied degrees the same year

These universities receive government funding, but are autonomous, which gives them the flexibility to strategise, innovate, and differentiate themselves, as they pursue excellence in education, research and service

SIM University (UniSIM) provides university education to working professionals and adult learners by adopting a flexible learning approach to enable its learners to balance their career, family and studies. It is also one of the two universities selected by the Government to offer an applied degree pathway. Like SIT, it began offering its own full-time applied degree programmes in 2014.


Although it is a private university, UniSIM receives government funding so that its students can pursue subsidised part-time and full-time degree programmes