Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
For SUSS graduate programmes that are conducted in the English Language, you must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR)* if your undergraduate degree is not awarded by an English-medium university, or your undergraduate degree is awarded by an English-medium university but the language of instruction was not English.
* at least an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 85 (internet-based), or a PTE Academic score of 58, or C1 Advanced score of 180 [score must be obtained within the last 2 years at point of application].
Applicants with an undergraduate degree that was conducted in English but awarded by a non-English medium university must produce an official letter from the university to certify as such in order to seek waiver of the ELPR requirement.
In addition, please take note of the following:
• Applicants with relevant work experience but with other qualifications may be considered on an individual basis.
• Applicants with social outreach or volunteering experience have an added advantage.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo one or more interviews and/or take such written admission or other evaluation tests as may be prescribed by SUSS from time to time.
All applications are considered individually on merit, and the offer of admission is dependent on the number of places available in individual programmes. Admission is solely at the discretion of SUSS and the decision is final and binding. SUSS reserves the right to refuse admission and is not obliged to offer an explanation for the non-admission of unsuccessful candidates.
The full programme fee (as at September 2022) for international students is $33,897.60 (including GST).
The amount of course fees you pay in each semester depends on the number of courses you take in that semester. The course fees cover all study materials, classes, tutor supervision, assignments and examinations. They do not include fees for textbooks and other additional items specified by SUSS from time to time.
In addition. all international students are required to hold a valid Student's Pass issued by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for their studies at SUSS, and will pay an annual miscellaneous fee of $380.00 (excluding GST). The miscellaneous fee consists of items such as copyright licensing fees, computer fees, student insurance, etc.
All fees are reviewed annually and may be revised. SUSS reserves the right to adjust the fees without prior notice.
All international students are required to hold a valid Student's Pass issued by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Your offer of admission to SUSS is conditional upon your successful application of your Student's Pass. Please refer to the requirements on ICA's website.
You need to apply for your Student's Pass via ICA's SOLAR system. Upon approval, you will be issued the In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter, which you can download and print from the SOLAR system.
For international students who do not require an entry visa to Singapore, you will only need to show your passport and disembarkation card to get through Singapore immigration.
For international students who require an entry visa to Singapore, the IPA letter will serve as a single-trip entry visa upon arrival in Singapore. Please show your passport, disembarkation card and the IPA letter to the Duty Officer at the Immigration Checkpoint when arriving Singapore. You will be issued a short term Social Visit Pass.
Overstaying is a punishable offence under the Immigration Act. You are to take note of the expiry dates of the IPA letter/Social Visit Pass and complete the formalities in getting the Student's Pass before the period of stay expires. It is also your responsibility to apply for an extension of the Student's Pass at least one (1) month before it expires. An international student is deemed to be residing illegally in Singapore if he/she does not have a valid Student's Pass.
According to the conditions stated by ICA, an international student must surrender the Student's Pass within 7 days of the date of cessation or termination of studies. Those who surrender at ICA (Visitor Services Centre, ICA Building Level 4) will be granted a short term visit pass to allow them to exit the country. If you intend to leave Singapore upon completion of your studies, you may surrender it with a cancellation form to the Immigration Officer at the checkpoint. For students who are overseas, you may return the Student's Pass and cancellation form to ICA by registered post to the following address:
Visitor Services Centre
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
10 Kallang Road
Singapore has launched a COVID-19 Vaccinated Travel Framework to facilitate the re-opening of its borders. This new travel framework replaces previous SafeTravel Lanes such as the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL).
You are advised to refer to the latest travel requirements and advisories found here, when planning your entry into Singapore.
The TraceTogether programme and mobile app are developed to support Singapore's efforts to combat COVID-19 by enabling community-driven contact tracing. The app works by using Bluetooth signals to record other nearby TraceTogether devices.
Although the government is stepping down the use of TraceTogether as a COVID-19 contact tracing tool, you are still encouraged to download the app, as some venues may still require you to check-in using TraceTogether. More information on TraceTogether can be found here.
SUSS do not offer on campus residential places or hostels. Refer to the accommodation options here.
The estimated living expenses in Singapore vary across individuals. You may use EDB's Cost of Living Calculator for an estimate based on your lifestyle preferences.