List of universities and colleges in Singapore

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This is a list of educational institutions in Singapore.

Publicly-funded institutions[edit]

National universities[edit]

As of 2014, there are six publicly-funded universities in Singapore.[1]

Founded University Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
1905 (as Raffles College; established as NUS on 8 August 1980) National University of Singapore[1]
Universiti Nasional Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Autonomous In operation 37,900[2]
1981 (as NTI; established as NTU on 1 July 1991) Nanyang Technological University[1]
Universiti Teknologi Nanyang
நன்யாங் தொழில்நுட்ப பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Autonomous In operation 33,200[3]
12 January 2000 Singapore Management University
Universiti Pengurusan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் நிர்வாக பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Autonomous In operation 9,250[4]
2009 Singapore University of Technology and Design
SUTD Autonomous In operation 1,341[5]
28 December 2009 (full-time degrees from 2014 onwards)[6] Singapore Institute of Technology
Institut Teknologi Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்ப கல்வி நிறுவனம்
Autonomous In operation Approximately 5,000 [7]
14 April 2005 (full-time degrees from 2014 onwards)[6] SIM University[1]
Universiti SIM
சிம் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
UniSIM Private
In operation 12,611[8]

Autonomous institutes[edit]

Founded Full name Parent University Students
1950 (as TTC; established as NIE on 1 July 1991) National Institute of Education
NTU 12,964
2004 Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy NUS  
2005 Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
2007 S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies NTU  
April 2011 Yale-NUS College
யேய்ல்-சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம்
NUS 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.[9]

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-year diploma courses and accept students based on their GCE O-level, GCE A-level or Institute of Technical Education (ITE) results.

Polytechnics offer a wide range of courses in various fields, including engineering, business studies, accountancy, tourism and hospitality management, mass communications, digital media, humanities, social sciences and biotechnology. There are also specialised courses such as marine engineering, nautical studies, nursing, aviation management, social enterprise and optometry. They provide a more industry-oriented education as an alternative to junior colleges for post-secondary studies. About 40% of each Primary 1 cohort will enrol in polytechnics.

Polytechnic graduates with good grades can continue to pursue further tertiary education at local and many overseas universities, notably those in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and be exempted for modules completed in their polytechnics.

Founded Polytechnic Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
27 October 1954 Singapore Polytechnic
SP Public In operation 15000
1963 Ngee Ann Polytechnic
NP Public In operation 15000
6 April 1990 Temasek Polytechnic
TP Public In operation 15000
1992 Nanyang Polytechnic
NYP Public In operation 15000
2002 Republic Polytechnic
RP Public In operation 15000

Polytechnic (poly) – foreign specialised institution (FSI) tie-up[edit]

Polytechnics have also been actively working with many foreign universities to provide their graduates a chance to study niche university courses locally. For example, Ngee Ann Polytechnic has engaged Chapman University in the United States to provide a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Producing for graduates of the school's Film and Media Studies department. Likewise, Nanyang Polytechnic has tied up with the University of Stirling in Scotland to provide a course in retail marketing. This is known as the Poly-FSI tie-up.[10]

Poly FSI course
Singapore Polytechnic Massey University, New Zealand Food technology
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Chapman University, USA Film and TV
Nanyang Polytechnic University of Stirling, UK Retail marketing

Private arts institutions[edit]

There are two publicly-funded private arts institutions in Singapore.[11]

Founded Institution Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
1938 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts NAFA Private In operation 2,300[12]
1984 LASALLE College of the Arts LASALLE Private In operation

Other institutions[edit]

Art institutes[edit]

Founded Institute Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
2003 M.A.D. School MAD Private In operation
2006 Singapore Raffles Music College SRMC Private In operation
2007 CG Protege Animation School CGP Private In operation

Foreign universities[edit]

Founded University Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
2003 James Cook University Singapore
JCU Singapore Private In operation 3700
2011 Embry–Riddle Asia
ERAU Asia Private (Non-Profit) In operation 400
2010 Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Private In operation
2006 University of Nevada Las Vegas Singapore
UNLV Singapore Private In operation 200
2008 Curtin University Singapore
Curtin Singapore Private In operation 1700
2010 Temple University Singapore[13]
Fox School of Business Private In operation
2005 Cardiff Metropolitan University: Asia Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University Asia Private In operation 700[14][15]
2002 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: Asia Campus
Queen Margaret University Asia Private In operation 1500[16]

Foreign institutes[edit]

Founded Institute Type Status Students
Full name Abbreviation
2000 INSEAD Asia Campus
欧洲工商管理学院 (亚洲校区)
INSEAD Asia Private In operation  
2004 S P Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Campus SPJCM Singapore Private In operation  
2006 ESSEC Business School, Asia Pacific Campus
ESSEC Business School Private In operation  
2006 James Lind Institute[17][18][19] JLI, Singapore Private In operation  
2008 DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
DigiPen理工学院 (新加坡校区)
DigiPen Singapore Private In operation  
2012 St. Gallen Institute of Management in Asia[20]
SGI Private 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 Type Students
15 July 1993 Stansfield College University of London International Programmes 266 Serangoon Central Drive, #04-251 Private 500
2007 Asia Pacific Centre for Management Leadership Aventis School of Management; Baruch College of The CUNY; Chartered Institute of Marketing 100 Orchard Road Private 680
1996 Auston Institute[21] London South Bank University, Chichester University Unity Street, Robertson Walk Private  
1966 BMC International College
University of Hertfordshire Blk 130 Jurong East Street 13, #03–221 Private  
1984 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 Private 3,500
2003 ERC Institute
University of Wolverhampton; University of Greenwich; Temple University; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 30 Prinsep Street Private 2,000
2002 Informatics Academy
Oxford Brookes University; RMIT University; University of Portsmouth; University of Central Lancashire; University of Wales 45 Middle Road near Bugis MRT Station Private  
2011 International Executive Education Center
Temple University Fox School of Business 75 Bukit Timah Road, Boon Siew Building Private  
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 Private  
Kaplan Singapore[23]
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
1973 Marketing Institute of Singapore
University of the West of England; University of Buckingham 410 North Bridge Road Private  
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 Private 12,000
2007 Melior International College Bachelor and Master ProgramCQUniversity, Advance DiplomaMelior International College 108 Robinson Road Private 890 Asia
1998 Ngee Ann - Adelaide Education Centre
University of Adelaide 97 Tank Road Private 500
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 Private 30,000
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 Private 33,500
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 Private  
1981 TMC Academy
University of London International Programmes; University of Hertfordshire; Liverpool John Moores University; University of Greenwich; University of Gloucestershire; University of Aberdeen; Monash College 250 Middle Road, 38C Jalan Pemimpin Private  


  1. a b c NTU, NUS and SIM 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]


  1. ^ "Post-secondary education". Ministry of Education, Singapore. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Retrieved June 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NUS Students and Graduate Statistics". National University of Singapore. 2014. 
  3. ^ "NTU Facts & Figures". Nanyang Technological University. 2014. 
  4. ^ "Statistical Highlights 2014". Singapore Management University. 2014. 
  5. ^ Sandra Davie (2015-05-18). "SUTD admits record 386 students for fourth intake , Education News & Top Stories". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  6. ^ a b "UniSIM, SIT to launch full-time degree programmes". Today Online. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  7. ^ [1] Archived 13 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "SIM University Annual Report 2011" (PDF). SIM University. 2011. 
  9. ^ [2] Archived 4 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ [3] Archived 15 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Post-secondary education". Ministry of Education, Singapore. Ministry of Education, Singapore. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  12. ^ [4] Archived 27 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Temple University Singapore Partner". IEEC. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "East Asia Institute of Management 东亚管理学院". EASB. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  15. ^ [5] Archived 26 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "Queen Margaret University College". GB: 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  17. ^ "Clinical Research Training Courses, Clinical Research Institute in India". Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  18. ^ "Culture shock News: Universiti Sains Malaysia & James Lind Institute Collaborate to Offer Clinical Research Courses". Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  19. ^ "Usm Komited Bantu Negara Palestin, Perkukuh Jenama Di India". Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  20. ^ "University of St.Gallen | University of St.Gallen Singapore Hub - St.Gallen Institute of Management in Asia (SGI)". Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  21. ^ "Engineering, Computing and Business Degrees & Diplomas". Auston. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  22. ^ "ERC Institute". ERC Institute. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  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.