Tuition fees and financial aid

SMU has a comprehensive range of financial aid schemes to help students in the payment of their tuition fees. These schemes cover only the subsidised tuition fees. They do not cover the miscellaneous fees charged by SMU. Please click here for more details.
 

 

You may use the Student Financial Needs Calculator to help determine if you are eligible and to find out the type and quantum of financial aid that you may qualify for.
 
 

Fees are payable in two instalments in a year – at the beginning of the first and second semesters. Fees for special term courses are payable separately.
 

Miscellaneous fees are fees charged for registration, information technology, library, sports-related, student activity, insurance and other orientation and academic-related services. They are compulsory and are payable prior to the start of the new academic year.

The Tuition Grant Scheme was introduced by the Singapore Government to subsidise the high cost of tertiary education in Singapore. Applicants admitted into SMU undergraduate programmes are eligible to apply for the subsidy under this scheme. Non-Singaporean students (including Permanent Residents) are required to sign a Tuition Grant agreement in which they will be contractually obliged to work in Singapore-registered companies for a period of 3 years upon graduation. For full details of this scheme and frequently asked questions, please refer to the MOE website.
 

Students paying unsubsidised tuition fees are not eligible to apply for any financial aid or scholarships administered by Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) or SMU.

DDP students are required to pay the higher of the tuition fees if both degree programmes are priced differently e.g. Law students pay the higher tuition fees.
 

Tuition fees do not include accommodation, miscellaneous fees, cost of books and study materials and living expenses.

You may apply for financial aid during the admissions application period. After submitting your online application, you may logon to the Applicant's Self Service platform to apply for financial aid. Applications for financial aid open from June to August for Term 1, November for Term 2 and March for Term 3.

Scholarships

Please click here for details on scholarships.
 

You will also be asked to indicate your choices of scholarships in the online application form for admission. If you have submitted an online application for admission without having indicated your choices of scholarships, you may do so by applying for scholarships through Applicant's Self Service.
 

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