List of universities in Singapore

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This is a list of universities in Singapore.

Autonomous Universities (AUs)[edit]

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

Founded Autonomous University Students Notable Colleges/Schools
Full name Abbrev.
1905[Notes 1][3] National University of Singapore
Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம்
39,536 [4]
  1. Duke-NUS Medical School
  2. Yale-NUS College
1981[Notes 2][5] Nanyang Technological University
Universiti Teknologi Nanyang
நன்யாங் தொழில்நுட்ப பல்கலைக்கழகம்
  1. National Institute of Education
  2. Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine[Notes 3]
2000 Singapore Management University
Universiti Pengurusan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் நிர்வாக பல்கலைக்கழகம்
2009 Singapore University of Technology and Design
Universiti Teknologi dan Rekabentuk Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்பம் மற்றும் வடிவமைப்பு பல்கலைக்கழகம்
2009 Singapore Institute of Technology
Institut Teknologi Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்ப கல்வி நிறுவனம்
5,000 [9]
2017[Notes 4][10][11] Singapore University of Social Sciences
Universiti Sains Kemasyarakatan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் சமூக அறிவியல் பல்கலைக்கழகம்

Private Education Institutions (PEIs)[edit]

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

Offshore institutes with local campus[edit]

The following are local branches of foreign universities.[14]

PEIs offering EDPs[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.[15]

Institution Partner Universities Address
Auston Institute of Management[16] De Montfort University; University of the West of England 50 Ophir Road
BMC International College
University of Hertfordshire; Pearson Education
  • 130 Jurong Gateway Road
  • 190 Clemenceau Avenue
  • 715 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
DIMENSIONS International College


University of Hertfordshire; Cardiff Metropolitan University; Cambridge Assessment International Education; Singapore Workforce Development Agency 58 Lowland Road
East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)
Edinburgh Business School; Queen Margaret University; Sheffield Hallam University; Cardiff Metropolitan University; Aston University 9 Ah Hood Road
ERC Institute
University of Wolverhampton; University of Greenwich; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 30 Prinsep Street
Informatics Academy
Oxford Brookes University; University of Central Lancashire; University of Wales 100 Victoria Street
ITC School of Laws University of London International Programmes 45 New Bridge Road,Level 2
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
  • 80 Jurong East Street 21, #06-02, Devan Nair Institute
  • 8 Wilkie Road, Level 2, Wilkie Edge
  • 1 Selegie Road, Levels 6, PoMo
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 501 Stirling Road
Nanyang Institute of Management
Leeds Beckett University; University of the West of Scotland; York St John University 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #04-05 The Central Singapore 059817
Ngee Ann Academy King's College London 391A Orchard Road
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
  • 6 Raffles Boulevard
  • 11 Lorong 3 Toa Payoh
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 461 Clementi Road
Singapore Raffles Music College University of West London 456 Alexandra Road
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 250 Middle Road

Defunct universities[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Founded in 1905 as the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School. Became NUS after the merger of Nanyang University and University of Singapore.
  2. ^ Founded as Nanyang Technological Institute in 1981. In 1991, NTI merged with the National Institute of Education to form Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
  3. ^ Collaboration between Imperial College London and NTU
  4. ^ SIM University restructured into SUSS in 2017.


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  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ "Engineering, Computing and Business Degrees & Diplomas". Auston. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  17. ^ It was previously called Redhill Tutorial Institution (红山辅导学院) and renamed since 2009.
  18. ^ "About Us". BMC International College. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "About DIMENSIONS | DIMENSIONS". Singapore’s College & Business School | DIMENSIONS International College. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 
  20. ^ "Milestones and Achievements". EASB East Asia Institute of Management. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  21. ^ "About Us". ERC Institute. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  22. ^ "Our History". Informatics Academy. Retrieved 23 February 2016. 
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ 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.
  25. ^ "Our History". TMC Academy. Retrieved 23 February 2016.