Knowledge is power.
But it is nothing without human connections.
We encourage and enable co-curricular activities ranging from sports to performing arts, and constantly support diverse interest groups and entrepreneurial communities at SMU. You can even start your own student club! We believe that the exchange of ideas and perspectives inside and outside the classroom is powerful in building a new generation of leaders and game-changers.
It isn’t just about responding to change.
It’s about making change that matters.
Our students understand the need to embrace the community around them. They have given more than 2.5 million hours in community service, translating to 285 years to make a difference in someone’s life. Our signature SMU LifeLessons programme will help you uncover your values and purpose through contemplation and reflection in everything you do here.
A flexible curriculum empowers and
nurtures adaptable leaders.
At SMU, we design our curriculum so that you can learn to find solutions for complex problems. Our core curriculum comprises broad-based modules that cut across a wide array of disciplines to broaden your intellectual horizon. Juxtaposed with an unrivalled flexibility of second majors and double degrees, you will learn to be an adaptable leader in this volatile world.
The global economy is changing.
We need visionary leaders who are adaptive.
The new SMU Global Impact Scholarship is designed to nurture a new generation of leaders, committed to solving complex global and local challenges, thus making an impact on society. As a Global Impact scholar, you can go on a global programme annually and will be immersed in a robust scholars’ core curriculum. In addition, you will also have the option to complete an SMU Bachelor-Master programme.
QS Grad Employability Ranking
In the most recent QS Global Employment Ranking, SMU outperformed other local universities in Partnership with Employers. We are ranked 8th in Asia. SMU is also ranked amongst Top 30 universities globally in Employer-Student Connections as well as Graduate Employment Rate.
SMU Access (New)
100% of tuition fees covered for all Singaporean needy students! SMU Access guarantees a financial aid package equal to the full tuition fees for all eligible undergraduate students with effect from Academic Year 2017/2018. Click here to find out more.
"My experience at SMU was deeply empowering. SMU taught me how to work things out on my own that led me to become a resourceful and confident person. In my new venture, I'm bringing the same pedagogy and belief to the young preschoolers in my childcare centre."
Liaw-Tan XinhuiFounder and Managing Director, Little Koala Pte. Ltd.Bachelor in Business Management
"I found the multi-disciplinary approach and project-based curriculum at SMU attractive. The small classroom size was also appealing as it ensured that one is less able to hide in shadows and therefore, created a participative environment."
Joshua LiawDirector, Client Coverage, Wholesale Banking, Standard Chartered BankBachelor of Science in Economics
"I chose SMU [because it] was a brand new university (I joined in 2002, two years after it was founded) and the community was small and tight knit. I was also drawn to its curriculum, which was based on Wharton – a combination of broad-based learning with an opportunity to specialise in a specific area.Career guidance helped me to better market myself on paper and in person."
Kaushal DugarFounder and CEO, Teabox IncBachelor in Business Management
"SMU has prepared me well for running my own company, Oompr! Pte Ltd.The SMU pedagogy is one that places heavy emphasis on real-world project works, which helped develop my leadership and management skills."
Tay Wei KiatCo-Founder/CTO, Oompr! Pte LtdBachelor of Science (Information Systems)
"The highlight of my SMU life was my exchange semester in Pusan, Korea, as well as my final semester that was spent with classmates from around the world. Life is a lot more colourful when you embrace opportunities and friendships beyond Singapore’s shores."
Jolyn ChuaHead of Marketing, GlobalroamBachelor of Science (Economics), Second major in Marketing
"I think SMU pushes you beyond your boundaries, it stretches your limits, and it teaches you that you can be more than what you think you are.It helps you grow as a person, it makes you confident, it also shows you that there is more to life than just studying and just the books."
Dawn PhungSenior Consultant, Corporate Tax Services, Ernst & Young Solutions LLPDouble Degree in Accountancy and Business Management
"SMU’s curriculum was extremely flexible and it allowed me to explore various subjects. It allowed me to experiment, understand what I liked and then excel in them."
Harsh SaxenaSenior Consultant, Carrots Consulting Pte LtdBachelor of Business Management
"SMU fully supports and encourages its students to develop international exposure. My one and a half years spent abroad encapsulate how SMU is about daring to believe and daring to achieve what you want, no matter how intimidating the path may seem at first."
Goh Di KunAssociate Director (Group Projects & Consulting), Singapore TelecommunicationsBachelor of Science (Economics)
"SMU is also very active in providing career opportunities for the students.The school maintains very good ties with the commercial sector, so I knew I would be in good hands and landed an internship with Allen & Gledhill LLP, which is a market leader in commercial law."
Tay Yu XiPractice Trainee, Allen & Gledhill LLPDouble Degree in Law and Business Management
"I chose SMU’s Social Science programme for its hands-on approach to learning and because it allowed for a lot of interaction with professors.There are many opportunities for individualised attention."
Peng LiAssistant Director, Ministry of Social and Family DevelopmentBachelor of Social Science
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Your success is no longer about being good at one role.
It’s about mixing what you’re good at doing and what you love doing.
There’s always something amazing happening at SMU. Whether it’s on campus or around the world, our students, faculty, staff and alumni are out seizing the day.