List of universities and colleges in Singapore

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This is a list of educational institutions in Singapore.

Publicly-funded institutions[edit]

The publicly-funded educational institutions in Singapore fall under three types: Statutory boards of the Singapore Government are subject to operational regulations set by the government. Autonomous institutions are subject to government oversight but operate as private companies under the Companies Act. Private education institutions (PEIs) are private companies under the Companies Act registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE).

Local universities[edit]

There are six local universities in Singapore.[1][2]

Founded Local university Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
1905 (as King Edward VII College of Medicine; established as NUS in 1980) National University of Singapore[1]
Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Autonomous In operation 38,307 [3]
1981 (as NTI; established as NTU in 1991) Nanyang Technological University[1]
Universiti Teknologi Nanyang
நன்யாங் தொழில்நுட்ப பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Autonomous In operation 33,166[4]
2000 Singapore Management University
Universiti Pengurusan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் நிர்வாக பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Autonomous In operation 9,280[5]
2009 Singapore University of Technology and Design
Universiti Teknologi dan Rekabentuk Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்பம் மற்றும் வடிவமைப்பு பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Autonomous In operation 1,341[6]
2009 Singapore Institute of Technology
Institut Teknologi Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்ப கல்வி நிறுவனம்
Autonomous In operation Approximately 5,000 [7]
2005 (as UniSIM; established as SUSS in 2017) Singapore University of Social Sciences[1]
Universiti Sains Kemasyarakatan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் சமூக அறிவியல் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Autonomous In operation 13,641[9]

Autonomous institutes[edit]

Founded Full name Parent University Partner School Students
1950 (as TTC; established as NIE in 1991) National Institute of Education
NTU   3,528[10]
2001 Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
NUS Peabody Institute  
2004 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy NUS John F. Kennedy School of Government  
2005 Duke-NUS Medical School
NUS Duke University  
2007 S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
2011 Yale-NUS College
NUS Yale University The plan is to start with an initial class of 150 students in the fall of 2013, and to gradually grow each incoming class until a steady state of 250 incoming students per year is reached. This will give a total student enrolment of 1,000.[11]

Partnership programmes[edit]

Founded Full name Affiliation
1998 Singapore-MIT Alliance
1999 Wharton–SMU Research Center
Wharton School of The UoP; SMU
2002 Design Technology Institute
2003 German Institute of Science and Technology
2003 NTU-SJTU Joint EMBA Programme NTU; SJTU
2003 Singapore Stanford Partnership
NTU; Stanford University
2003 The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific


Polytechnics in Singapore provide three-years diploma courses and accept students based on their GCE O-level, GCE A-level or Institute of Technical Education (ITE) results. Most Polytechnic graduates will continue their Bachelor's Degree education with advanced standing options depending on the universities and courses they applied to with their Diploma.

Founded Polytechnic Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
1954 Singapore Polytechnic
Politeknik Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் பாலிடெக்னிக்
SP Statutory board In operation
1963 Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Politeknik Ngee Ann
NP Statutory board In operation
1990 Temasek Polytechnic
Politeknik Temasek
TP Statutory board In operation
1992 Nanyang Polytechnic
Politeknik Nanyang
NYP Statutory board In operation
2002 Republic Polytechnic
Politeknik Republik
RP Statutory board In operation

Arts institutions[edit]

The two arts institutions in Singapore[2] provide three-years diploma courses as well as degree courses and accept students based on their GCE O-level, GCE A-level or Institute of Technical Education (ITE) results like the Polytechnics. Most NAFA and LASALLE graduates will continue their Bachelor's Degree education with advanced standing options depending on the universities and courses they applied to with their Diploma.

Founded Arts institution Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
1938 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Akademi Seni Halus Nanyang
NAFA Private[12][13] In operation 2,300[14]
1984 LASALLE College of the Arts
Maktab Seni Lasalle
LASALLE Private[15][16] In operation

Other institutions[edit]

Foreign institutions[edit]

Founded Foreign institution Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
2003 James Cook University Singapore
JCU Singapore In operation 3700
2011 Embry–Riddle Asia
ERAU Asia In operation 400
2010 Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey In operation
2006 University of Nevada Las Vegas Singapore
UNLV Singapore Ceased local operations 200
2008 Curtin University Singapore
Curtin Singapore In operation 1700
2010 Temple University Singapore[17]
Fox School of Business In operation
2005 Cardiff Metropolitan University: Asia Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University Asia Merged 700[18][19]
2002 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: Asia Campus
Queen Margaret University Asia In operation 1500[20]
2000 INSEAD Asia Campus
欧洲工商管理学院 (亚洲校区)
INSEAD Asia In operation  
2004 S P Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Campus SPJCM Singapore In operation  
2006 ESSEC Business School, Asia Pacific Campus
ESSEC Business School In operation  
2006 James Lind Institute[21][22][23] JLI, Singapore In operation  
2008 DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
DigiPen理工学院 (新加坡校区)
DigiPen Singapore In operation 850
2012 St. Gallen Institute of Management in Asia[24]
SGI In operation  

Affiliated institutions[edit]

The institutions listed below do not confer any undergraduate or graduate degrees; only the institutions' partner universities are able to confer these degrees.

Founded Institution Affiliation Address Students
PSB Academy
Edinburgh Napier University; Coventry University; Loughborough University; University of London International Programmes; The UoN, Australia; University of Nottingham; University of Western Australia; University of Wollongong 30,000
1956 Management Development Institute of Singapore
Grenoble Graduate School of Business; Oklahoma City University; Southern Cross University; University of Bradford; Northumbria University; University of the West of England; University of Sunderland; Nottingham Trent University; University of Wales 501 Stirling Road 12,000
1964 Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Global Education)
IMI; RMIT University; SUNY Buffalo; The University of Manchester; The University of Sheffield; The 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 33,500
BMC International College
University of Hertfordshire Blk 130 Jurong East Street 13, #03–221  
1966 SMa School of Management
Murdoch University; RMIT University; The University of Manchester; Chartered Institute of Marketing; Edith Cowan University; University of Melbourne; University of Central Lancashire; Singapore Media Academy; International Trade Centre (ITC), Switzerland 410 North Bridge Road  
1973 Marketing Institute of Singapore
University of the West of England; University of Buckingham 410 North Bridge Road  
1980 DIMENSIONS International College


University of Hertfordshire; University of Chester; Pearson Education; Singapore Workforce Development Agency 58 Lowland Road
1993 Stansfield College University of London International Programmes 137 Cecil Street, Level 9 500
1981 TMC Academy
University of Hertfordshire; Liverpool John Moores University; University of Greenwich; University of Gloucestershire; University of Aberdeen; Monash College 250 Middle Road, 38C Jalan Pemimpin  
1983 Informatics Academy
Oxford Brookes University; RMIT University; University of Portsmouth; University of Central Lancashire; University of Wales 45 Middle Road near Bugis MRT Station  
EASB East Asia Institute of Management
Edinburgh Business School; Queen Margaret University; University of Southern Queensland; Cardiff Metropolitan University; Aston University 9 Ah Hood Road 3,500
Kaplan Singapore
Murdoch University; Griffith University; Monash University; Swinburne University of Technology; Northumbria University; Royal Holloway, University of London; University College Dublin; University of Bedfordshire; University of Hull; University of South Australia; Northeastern University
1996 Auston Institute[34] London South Bank University, Chichester University Unity Street, Robertson Walk  
1998 Ngee Ann - Adelaide Education Centre
University of Adelaide 97 Tank Road 500
1998 Johns Hopkins in Singapore, Division of Biomedical Sciences (DJHS)
约翰·霍普金斯大学医药学院 (新加坡) 生物科学部
Johns Hopkins Medicine in Singapore (JHS) & NUS 31 Biopolis Way  
2003 ERC Institute
University of Wolverhampton; University of Greenwich; Temple University; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 30 Prinsep Street 2,000
2007 Asia Pacific Centre for Management Leadership Aventis School of Management; Baruch College of The CUNY; Chartered Institute of Marketing 100 Orchard Road 680
2007 Melior International College Bachelor and Master ProgramCQUniversity, Advance DiplomaMelior International College Ceased Operations 890 Asia
2011 International Executive Education Center
Temple University Fox School of Business 75 Bukit Timah Road, Boon Siew Building  


  1. a b c NTU, NUS and SUSS are also members of the LAOTSE (Links to Asia by Organising Traineeship and Student Exchange) Network. The City University of New York – Baruch College is America's largest AACSB-accredited business school.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "Post-secondary". Ministry of Education, Singapore. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
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  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ It was previously called Redhill Tutorial Institution (红山辅导学院) and renamed since 2009.
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