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How to Apply to a Singapore University

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Studying at a Singapore university will be one of the most amazing experiences in your life. Our university application guide can help you prepare for your coming to study in Singapore.

A Singapore University Application Guide

There are seven steps to the Singapore university application:

  • Step 1 – Choose your course and university
  • Step 2 – Submit your application 
  • Step 3 – Submit the required application documents 
  • Step 4 – Receive your admission decision 
  • Step 5 – Accept offer letter 
  • Step 6 – Apply for the student visa (Read our information on the Singapore Student Visa to make sure you are aware of the requirements in advance) 
  • Step 7 – Arrive in Singapore

Check the Intakes

Universities in Singapore have different intakes as university programmes are offered by both local public universities and also the overseas universities with a local campus. Ensure and prepared for the university intakes so you won’t miss out your favourite university.

Below tables give you an overview of the undergraduate and postgraduate intakes of some popular universities in Singapore.

Important Dates for Singapore Universities Undergraduate Admission

Name of UniversityIntakeApplication Commence DateApplication Closing DateEstimated Date of Application Outcome
NUSAugMid-OctEnd-FebMid-May to end Jul
NTUAugMid-OctMid-Jan End-Apr to early May
SMUAugMid-OctMid-MarFeb to Jul
SUTDMayMid-OctMid-MarMid-Mar to early-Apr
JCU SingaporeMar, July, NovAll time1 month before course start1 month before course start
Curtin SingaporeFeb, July, NovAll time1 month before course start1 month before course start

Important Dates for Singapore Universities Undergraduate Admission

Name of UniversityIntakeApplication Commence DateApplication Closing DateEstimated Date of Application Outcome
NUSAugMid-OctEnd-FebMid-May to end Jul
NTUAugMid-OctMid-Jan End-Apr to early May
SMUAugMid-OctMid-MarFeb to Jul
SUTDMayMid-OctMid-MarMid-Mar to early-Apr
JCU SingaporeMar, July, NovAll time1 month before course start1 month before course start
Curtin SingaporeFeb, July, NovAll time1 month before course start1 month before course start

Apply Study in Singapore

Your application process to studying in Singapore are pretty similar the same whether you are planning to apply an undergraduate course or a postgraduate course.

In Singapore, the undergraduate courses are taking three to four year to complete, it also commonly known as the bachelor’s degrees. The years of completing a postgraduate course depend on the type of it.

Postgraduate taught courses are usually referred to as the master’s degree, and it normally takes a year to complete in Singapore. Courses are including Masters of Arts (MA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MSc) and others.

Postgraduate research courses are commonly known as PhD courses, and it usually takes three to five years to complete.

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