List of universities in Singapore

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This is a list of universities in Singapore.

Autonomous universities[edit]

There are six autonomous universities (AUs) in Singapore.[1][2] They receive funding from the government and are given the flexibility to strategise, innovate, and differentiate themselves.[2]

University Student
Type University rankings Year founded Notable colleges/schools
Full name Abbrev. QS[3] THE[4] ARWU[5]
National University of Singapore
Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம்
39,536[6] comprehensive and research intensive university 11 23 85 1905 (as King Edward VII College of Medicine)
  1. Duke-NUS Medical School
  2. Yale-NUS College
  3. NUS Business School
Nanyang Technological University
Universiti Teknologi Nanyang
நன்யாங் தொழில்நுட்ப பல்கலைக்கழகம்
31,827[7] comprehensive and research intensive university 12 51 96 1987 (as Nanyang Technological Institute)[8][9]
  1. National Institute of Education
  2. Nanyang Business School
Singapore Management University
Universiti Pengurusan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் நிர்வாக பல்கலைக்கழகம்
9,697[10] specialised and research intensive university 500 2000
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Universiti Teknologi dan Rekabentuk Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்பம் மற்றும் வடிவமைப்பு பல்கலைக்கழகம்
1,341[11] specialised and research intensive university 2009
Singapore Institute of Technology
Institut Teknologi Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்ப கல்வி நிறுவனம்
over 6,000 [12] university of applied learning 2009
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Universiti Sains Kemasyarakatan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் சமூக அறிவியல் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
14,319[14] university of applied learning 2005 (as SIM University)[15][16]

Defunct universities[edit]

Private education institutions[edit]

Private education institutions (PEIs) in Singapore are regulated by the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

Offshore institutes with a local campus[edit]

The following are local branches of foreign universities.[17][18]

PEIs offering external degree programmes[edit]

PEIs may offer external degree programmes (EDPs) with undergraduate or graduate degrees conferred by the institutions' partner universities. The following is a list of PEIs offering EDPs.[19]

Institution Partner universities
Auston Institute of Management[20] De Montfort University; University of the West of England
BMC International College
University of Hertfordshire; Pearson Education
DIMENSIONS International College


University of Hertfordshire; Cardiff Metropolitan University; Cambridge Assessment International Education; Singapore Workforce Development Agency
East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)
Edinburgh Business School; Queen Margaret University; Sheffield Hallam University; Cardiff Metropolitan University; Aston University
ERC Institute
University of Wolverhampton; University of Greenwich; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Informatics Academy
Oxford Brookes University; University of Central Lancashire; University of Wales
ITC School of Laws University of London International Programmes
Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Murdoch University; Griffith University; Monash University; Swinburne University of Technology; Northumbria University; Royal Holloway, University of London; University College Dublin; University of Portsmouth; University of Essex; RMIT University; Birmingham City University
Management Development Institute of Singapore
Grenoble Graduate School of Business; Northumbria University; Oklahoma City University; University of Sunderland; Bangor University; Nottingham Trent University; Southern Cross University; Leeds Beckett University; Teeside University; Edinburgh Napier University; University of Portsmouth
Nanyang Institute of Management
Leeds Beckett University; University of the West of Scotland; York St John University
Ngee Ann Academy King's College London
PSB Academy
Edinburgh Napier University; Coventry University; Glasgow Caledonian University; Cambridge Assessment International Education; La Trobe University; University of Newcastle, Australia; University of Nottingham; University of Hull; University of Wollongong
Raffles College of Higher Education Coventry University; University of Chester
SDH Institute
SIM Global Education (Singapore Institute of Management)
RMIT University; SUNY Buffalo; University of Manchester; Grenoble School of Management; La Trobe University; University of Sydney; University of Birmingham; University of London International Programmes; University of Southampton; University of Stirling; University of Warwick; University of Wollongong
Singapore Raffles Music College University of West London
TMC Academy
University of Northampton; Monash University; University of Greenwich; Griffith University; Western Sydney University; La Trobe University; University of Missouri–Kansas City; University of the West of England

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Times, The Straits (March 3, 2015). "How Singapore's six public universities differ". The Straits Times. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Post-secondary". Ministry of Education, Singapore. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2019". 9 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  4. ^ "World University Rankings 2019". Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  5. ^ "ARWU World University Rankings 2018". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  6. ^ "NUS Students and Graduate Statistics". National University of Singapore. 2017.
  7. ^ "Enrolment by College (AY2017-18)". Nanyang Technological University. 2017.
  8. ^ Mavis Toh. "NUS versus NTU: Looking beyond the rankings". Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  9. ^ 李光耀回忆录 1965 2000. Singapore: 新加坡联合早报. 2000. p. 176. ISBN 978-981-04-2978-2. 南大校园成立附属过大的南洋理工学院的院址。1991年它升格为南洋理工大学。
  10. ^ "Statistical Highlights 2017" (PDF). Singapore Management University. 2017.
  11. ^ Sandra Davie (2015-05-18). "SUTD admits record 386 students for fourth intake , Education News & Top Stories". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  12. ^ [1] Archived 4 March 2019 at [Error: unknown archive URL]
  13. ^ "SIM University To Be Renamed Singapore University Of Social Sciences". 17 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  14. ^ "SUSS Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Singapore University of Social Sciences. 2018.
  15. ^ hermesauto (2017-03-17). "SIM University to be renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  16. ^ "Singapore University of Social Sciences Bill Second Reading Speech by Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills)". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
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  19. ^ a b c "1 in 2 Private Education Institution (PEI) graduates in full-time permanent employment 6 months after graduation" (PDF). CPE. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Engineering, Computing and Business Degrees & Diplomas". Auston. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  21. ^ It was previously called Redhill Tutorial Institution (红山辅导学院) and renamed since 2009.
  22. ^ "About Us". BMC International College. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  23. ^ "About DIMENSIONS | DIMENSIONS". Singapore’s College & Business School | DIMENSIONS International College. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  24. ^ "Milestones and Achievements". EASB East Asia Institute of Management. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  25. ^ "About Us". ERC Institute. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  26. ^ "Our History". Informatics Academy. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  27. ^ It was previously called Asia Pacific Management Institute (亚太管理学院) and renamed since 2009, which is owned by the Kaplan Higher Education in the United States.
  28. ^ It was previously the Training Department of PSB Corporation Pte Ltd that mainly owned by Productivity and Standards Board, and upgraded to private school since 2001.
  29. ^ "Our History". TMC Academy. Retrieved 23 February 2016.