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Best 4 Universities in Singapore for Psychology Programme

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Psychology is one of the most popular areas to study at University. Several universities and colleges in Singapore provide Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes in Psychology and cover a wide range of specialisations.

There are four universities in Singapore reputed for their remarkable psychology programmes and offer research facilities for studying perception, developmental psychology, cognition, and behavioural neuroscience.

National University of Singapore (NUS)

National University of Singapore is the first autonomous and research university in Singapore. It is a leading global university also a premier university in Asia. NUS remains the world top 100 universities in all world reputed university ranking systems.

NUS Psychology Ranking
NUS Psychology Ranking

NUS offers six psychology programmes, below are the details of each programme and tuition fee.

NUS Psychology Programme and Tuition Fees

ProgrammeInternational Tuition Fees (with MOE grant)international Tuition FeesIntakesDuration
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology$17,550$29,850Aug, Jan3 years full time
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology$17,550$29,850Aug, Jan4 years full time
Master of Psychology (Clinical)N.A$36,800Aug2 year full time
Master of Social Sciences in Psychology by ResearchN.A$35,450Aug3 year full time
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology by Research$20,350$36,800Aug4- 5 years full time
Doctor of Clinical PsychologyN.A$35,480Aug4 - 5 years full time
All fees listed are Tuition fees per YEAR in Singapore Dollars inclusive of local tax (GST) and apply for the 2019/2020 academic year

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Nanyang Technological University is the second-largest university in Singapore. It is established in 1955 as former Nanyang University, and formed as NTU after the merge with National Institution of Education.

NTU Psychology Ranking
NTU Psychology Ranking

NTU offers eight psychology programmes, below are the details of each programme and tuition fee.

NTU Psychology Programme and Tuition Fees

ProgrammeInternational Tuition Fees (with government grant)international Tuition FeesIntakesDuration
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology (Double Major (Honours))$17,550$31,970Aug, Jan4 years full time
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology$17,550$31,970Aug, Jan4 years full time
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology$17,550$31,970Aug, Jan4 year full time
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology / Linguistics and Multilingual Studies$17,550$31,970Aug, Jan4 year full time
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Media Analytics$17,750$31,970Aug, Jan4 years full time
Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)$19,250$38,300Jan1 year full time
Master of Arts in Psychology (By Research)$4,093$35,850Jan2 - 3 years full time
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology$19,250$35,850Jan2 - 5 years full time
All fees listed are Tuition fees per YEAR in Singapore Dollars inclusive of local tax (GST) and apply for the 2019/2020 academic year

James Cook University Singapore

James Cook University Singapore is the only private university in Singapore and offering PhD programmes and Doctor of Psychology. The psychology teaching and research facilities are excellent here, and JCU Singapore also offers a psychology clinic.

Due to JCU Singapore managing their institutions and providing an outstanding quality of education and welfare for their students, it received the 1st Singapore Education Trust Certification Star Rating (Edu Trust Star) in 2015. This award is the highest level of award in the non-public university sector, and JCU Singapore obtains it again in 2019.

Internationally, James Cook University continuously rank top world-widely.

JCU Singapore offers six psychology programmes, below are the details of each programme and tuition fees.

ProgrammesDomestic Tuition FeesInternational Tuition FeesIntakesDuration
Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Psychological Science)$19,260$20,116Mar, Jul, Nov8 months full time
Bachelor of Psychological Science$28,890$30,174Mar, Jul, Nov2 years full time
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)$25,145$26,001Mar, Jul, Nov1 year full time
Graduate Diploma of Psychology$20,865$21,507Mar, Jul, Nov1 year full time
Master of Psychology (Clinical)$32,100N.AMar2 years full time
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)$31,592N.AMar4 years full time
All fees listed are tuition fees per YEAR in Singapore Dollars inclusive of local tax (GST) and apply for the 2019/2020 academic year

Singapore Management University (SMU)

Singapore Management University is established in 2000, It is Singapore’s third autonomous university. Although SMU is a young university less than 20 years of history, it already at the forefront of world reputed university ranking systems. 

SMU ranked 151-200th for QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Psychology 151 – 200th.

SMU offers three psychology programmes, below are the details of each programme and tuition fee.

SMU Psychology Programme and Tuition Fees

ProgrammeInternational Tuition Fees (with government grant/bond)international Tuition FeesIntakesDuration
Bachelor in Social Science (Psychology)$24,500$44,510Aug4 year full time
Master of Philosophy in PsychologyN.A$34,132.50Aug2 years full time
PhD in Psychology$10,975$17,067Aug4 years full time
All fees listed are tuition fees per YEAR in Singapore Dollars inclusive of local tax (GST) and apply for the 2019/2020 academic year

6 thoughts on “Best 4 Universities in Singapore for Psychology Programme”

    1. Hi Lalit,
      NTU BSocSci (Hons) in Psychology does require the GCE ‘A’ level certificate holders to have a good grade in H1 Level Mathematics. You can click here for further details.
      For NUS, there are no specific requirements on the math subject. For more information, please refer here for more information.

  1. Can we get into NUS/NTU if we took Humanities with psychology in high school ?
    Do we need SAT or ACT if I want to take BA in psychology? ( NTU and NUS )

    1. Hi Clary,

      NTU and NUS accept a number of international qualifications as well, it is not necessary to have ACT or SAT.
      For the NTU entry requirements, you can click here for more information.
      The entry requirements for NUS, you can find them from here.

  2. If my son completed his Bachelor of science in psychology in SIM Global without honors degree, can he enrol his l year honors degree in NUS or can he enrol his 2 years master degree of psychology (clinical) in NUS?

    1. Hi Angelia,

      It will depend on his result and the degree award.
      The entry requirements for the NUS undergraduate degree, you can find them from here.
      For the NUS Master of Psychology (Clinical) entry requirements, you can click here for more information.

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