Singapore Management University

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Officially incorporated on 12 January 2000, Singapore Management University (SMU) is Singapore’s third university. Its educational and administrative practices are modeled after American institutions. To deliver its world-class curriculum, an outstanding faculty has been handpicked to advance knowledge in teaching and research. Besides recruiting some of the best academics in their field, SMU also taps successful businessmen for their specific expertise and management skills to combine academic vigor with hands-on business savvy. Today, SMU is home to over 5,000 students and comprises six schools. SMU also has a dedicated Office of Research, a number of centers of excellence, and provides public and customized programs through Executive Education. Formerly occupying Singapore’s historical Bukit Timah campus, the university has moved into its permanent campus right in the heart of Singapore. The new state-of-the-art 4.5 hectare campus, located in the civic district of the city, will support the university’s eventual 6,000 undergraduates, along with students in its future graduate programs.

Known For

Business, Management and Information Systems are the main focus of Singapore Management University.

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Financial Assistance Available


For students with outstanding academic results, strong leadership potential and excellent track records in co-curricula activities and/or community service, a host of attractive scholarships and awards are available. (Scholarships) (Awards) (Financial Assistance Schemes, loans and bursaries)


Some master programs may offer scholarships or loans through banks. Check the program you are interested in at:


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Full fees for international students are approx. S$22,830 (all degrees except Law) and S$23,600 (Law). Figures are in Singapore Dollars.

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Fees vary among the programs. Check the program you are interested in at:

Living costs:

The estimated monthly expenses of an international student in Singapore are as follows (in Singapore dollars):

Meals (University canteens and food centers): $250 – $400

Accommodation: $225 – $400

Transport expenses (locally): $100 – $150

Other expenses (stationery, toiletries, laundry, recreation, etc): $300 – $500

General Application Procedure


  • At least 12 years of education and have taken a national/international examination that is recognized for the purpose of admission.
  • SAT I: Reasoning Test scores (> 1300 for old SAT format and > 1900 for new SAT format)
  • Applicants for Bachelor of Laws must take the SAT I Reasoning Test and achieve the following requirement:
    • Old SAT Format: A minimum score of 700 for the verbal component
    • New SAT Format: A minimum combined score of 1400 for both Critical Reading and Writing Components
  • ACT or GMAT (If SAT is not available)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For applicants whose medium of instruction in school is not in English)
  • Interview for all short-listed candidates. Candidates who are not residing in Singapore will be interviewed by telephone.
  • SMU does not conduct any entrance examinations.
  • It is compulsory for all applicants holding international qualifications to take the SAT I: Reasoning Test. SAT serves as an international benchmark for SMU to assess applicants coming from around the world. Applicants taking the SAT Reasoning Test should indicate 2861 (SMU Institution Code) on their SAT Registration forms. A copy of your SAT scores will be sent directly to SMU. SAT II Subject Tests are not required for admission.
  • If the SAT Reasoning Test is not available in your country, the applicant is expected to take ACT or GMAT. Applicants taking ACT, including applicants from China should indicate the code number 5284 on their ACT Registration forms. A copy of your ACT scores will be sent directly to SMU.
  • TOEFL or IELTS is compulsory for applicants whose medium of instruction in school is not in English. TOEFL applicants should indicate the code number 9014 on their answer sheets. A copy of your TOEFL scores will be sent directly to SMU.
    • The minimum score for TOEFL: Paper-based: 550, Computer-based: 213, Internet based: 79 – 80
    • The minimum score for IELTS Overall band of 6.5
  • Applicants with good pre-university qualifications will be considered for Advanced Standing at SMU. Students with Advanced Standing may be granted exemptions of up to 5 courses. Advanced standing will only be considered when successful applicants have accepted the offers of places at SMU.
  • Foreign students must possess a valid Student’s Pass to be able to study at SMU. SMU will assist in the application of student passes for all international students coming to SMU.
  • After applying online, please submit the following to SMU:
    • copies of relevant supporting documents.
    • application fee of S$15 – cash or cheque made payable to Singapore Management University

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A master program generally requires: a relevant bachelor degree, GMAT or GRE and work experience. Requirements and application procedures vary among the programs. Check the program you are interested in at:

Important Dates


One year is made up of three academic terms (First Term: Late August to early December; Second Term: January to late April; Third Term Early May to early August). Admission for new students takes place during the first term only and the usual deadline is at the beginning of April


Deadlines and intakes vary among the programs. Check the program you are interested in at:

Degrees Offered


Bachelor of Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Management
BS Economics
BS Information Systems Management
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Social Science


MS Applied Finance
MS Wealth Management
MS Applied Economics
MS Economics
MS Finance
MS Operations Management
MS Management
Master of IT in Business (Financial Services)
Master of Professional Accounting


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