Tuition Fees

The tuition fees per annum for new students admitted in Academic Year 2019/20 are as follows:

(Full-time & Part-time)
Per Annum Amount
Fees payable by Singapore Citizens students
(refer to Note 1 & 2)
Fees payable by Singapore Permanent Residents students (refer to Note 1)
International Students
International Students with Service Obligation
(refer to Notes 1 and 3) / Graduate Assistantship Programme (refer to Note 1)

1. All fee amounts quoted here are subsidised by the Singapore government (through the Ministry of Education, MOE) and are exclusive of prevailing GST. The applicable GST is subsidised by the MOE.

2. Students in MOE-subsidised coursework programmes who are Singapore Citizens and aged 40 and above (based on the year which the student turns 40 years old) may be eligible for higher subsidy under the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. The fees payable will be 60% lower than the standard subsidised fees payable by other Singaporean students. The amount of fees payable will be reflected in their individual student bill.

Students who are not eligible for MOE subsidy are also not eligible for the enhanced subsidy.

3. In some MOE-subsidised programmes, the University may deem it feasible, based on industry demand, to implement a Service Obligation for International Students. Students who are eligible and have signed the Service Obligation Agreement will pay reduced tuition fees. Please refer to the Service Obligation Scheme for more details. The determination of this feasibility is at the sole discretion of the University.

4. Students who have previously enjoyed government subsidy or sponsorship by a Singapore government agency (such as scholarships offered by the Ministries, Public Service Commission and Statutory Boards) in a graduate programme should refer to the Eligibility Guidelines for MOE Subsidy.

Students who are not eligible for MOE subsidy are also ineligible for some scholarships. For more details, please refer to Scholarships/Awards.

All students affected as above are to refer to their individual student bills for the amount of fees payable.

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The fees indicated above are subject to change at any time. From January 2004, all fees are inclusive of Goods and Service Tax. All students, whether registered on a full-time or part-time basis, are charged the mandatory miscellaneous fees.

Students who have previously enjoyed government subsidy in a graduate programme will not be eligible for government subsidy in another graduate programme at the same or lower level. Instead, such students will be liable to pay "higher fee without MOE subsidy" for the graduate programme that they now undertake.

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All full-time graduate students, including research scholars (local and foreigners) and foreign self-financing students, must subscribe to a medical insurance policy which helps to pay (in part or full) medical expenses incurred as a result of hospitalisation/accident/mental health treatment.

* Service obligation where the International Student is required to work in Singapore-based companies for 3 Years upon graduation. Singapore-based companies refer to local and international companies that have a base in Singapore that is registered with the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) as well as companies of such local and international companies registered with ACRA that are based overseas.
Whether as Self-Financing students or Research Scholars, the likely expenditure items to be incurred are:

Other Expenditure

Type of Expenses
Cost Estimates
Application Fee
Online Application


The fee is inclusive of prevailing GST. This one-time payment is to be made via cheque or bank draft in favour of “National University of Singapore.” Application will only be processed if full fee is received
Miscellaneous Fees
S$250 (Full-Time)
S$150 (Part-Time)
On Annual basis
Academic Related

• Examination
for PhD and Msc
One-time fee
Pre-enrolment Medical Examination    
Standard Medical Examination (includes Chest X-Ray)
Medical Examination without Chest X-Ray

Standard Medical Examination with Student Pass Examination

The medical examination can be done by your own physician or at the University Health Centre 20 Lower Kent Ridge Road Level 1, Singapore 119080


The monthly living expenses for a single foreign graduate student are estimated about S$1,500 to S$2,000. Below is a list of estimated expenditure. Note that these figures may vary accordingly depending on students’ personal needs and lifestyle patterns.

Monthly Estimated Cost


  • Halls/Residence (within campus)
  • Alternative Housing (outside campus)

S$200 - S$600
S$600 - S$1,000
S$400 - S$600
Public Transport
S$100 - S$300
Books & Stationaries
S$200 - S$300
S$200 or more