This is a list of universities in Singapore.

Full Universities & CollegesEdit

Local UniversitiesEdit

Founded University Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
3 July 1905 National University of SingaporeTemplate:Ref label
In Operation 33,000[1]
1 July 1991 Nanyang Technological UniversityTemplate:Ref label
In Operation 30,256[2]
12 January 2000 Singapore Management University
In Operation 4,742[3]
14 April 2005 SIM UniversityTemplate:Ref label
UniSIM Private
Publicly funded
In Operation 12,611[4]
28 December 2009 Singapore Institute of Technology
SIT Public
In Operation 750(up to 5,000)[5]
August 2011 Singapore University of Technology and Design
SUTD Public
In Operation Expected to reach 6,000[6]
April 2011 Yale-NUS College
YNC Public
In Operation The plan is to start with an initial class of 150 students in the fall of 2013, and to gradually grow each incoming class until a steady state of 250 incoming students per year is reached. This will give a total student enrollment of 1,000.[7]

Local Polytechnics In SingaporeEdit

Polytechnics in Singapore provide three-year diploma courses and accept students based on their GCE O-level, GCE A-level or Institute of Technical Education (ITE) results.

Polytechnics offer a wide range of courses in various fields, including engineering, business studies, accountancy, tourism and hospitality management, mass communications, digital media, humanities, social sciences and biotechnology. There are also specialised courses such as marine engineering, nautical studies, nursing, aviation management, social enterprise and optometry. They provide a more industry-oriented education as an alternative to junior colleges for post-secondary studies. About 40% of each Primary 1 cohort will enrol in polytechnics.

Polytechnic graduates with good grades can continue to pursue further tertiary education at local and many overseas universities, notably those in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and be exempted for modules completed in their polytechnics.

Founded Polytechnic Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
1954 Singapore Polytechnic
SP Government In Operation 15000
1963 Ngee Ann Polytechnic
NP Government In Operation 15000
1990 Temasek Polytechnic
TP Government In Operation 15000
1992 Nanyang Polytechnic
NYP Government In Operation 15000
2002 Republic Polytechnic
RP Government In Operation 15000

Polytechnic (Poly) - Foreign Specialised Institution (FSI) Tie-upEdit

Polytechnics have also been actively working with many foreign universities to provide their graduates a chance to study niche university courses locally. For example, Ngee Ann Polytechnic has engaged Chapman University in the United States to provide a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Producing for graduates of the School's Film and Media Studies department. Likewise, Nanyang Polytechnic has tied up with the University of Stirling in Scotland to provide a course in retail marketing. This is known as the Poly-FSI tie-up.[8]

Poly FSI course
Ngee Ann Polytechnic,
Singapore polytechnic
University of Newcastle, UK Naval architecture
Singapore Polytechnic Massey University, New Zealand Food Technology
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Chapman University, USA Film & TV
Singapore Polytechnic University of Manchester, UK Optometry
Nanyang Polytechnic University of Stirling, UK retail marketing
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Wheelock College, USA Early Childhood Education

Art InstitutesEdit

Founded University Type Status Students
Full name Abbrev.
1938 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts NAFA Private In Operation 2,300[9]
1984 LASALLE College of the Arts LASALLE Private In Operation
2006 Singapore Raffles Music College SRMC Private In Operation

Foreign UniversitiesEdit

Founded University Type StatusStudents
Full name Abbrev.
2003 James Cook University Singapore
JCU Singapore Private In Operation 1200
2005 ESSEC Business School ESSEC Private In Operation 200
2006 University of Nevada Las Vegas Singapore
UNLV Singapore Private In Operation 200
2008 Curtin University Singapore
Curtin Singapore Private In Operation 1700
1998 The University of Adelaide, Ngee Ann - Adelaide Education Centre Pte Ltd
NAAEC Private In Operation 500
2010 Temple University Singapore
Fox School of Business Private In Operation -
2005 Cardiff Metropolitan University: Asia Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University Asia Private In Operation 700[10][11]
2002 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: Asia Campus
Queen Margaret University Asia Private In Operation 1500[12]

Foreign InstitutesEdit

Founded Institute Type Status Students
Full name Abbreviation
2000 INSEAD Asia Campus
INSEAD Asia Private In Operation  
2004 S P Jain School of Global Management, Singapore Campus SPJCM Singapore Private In Operation  
2008 DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
DigiPen Singapore Private In Operation  

Schools of Foreign University or InstituteEdit

Founded School Type Status Students
Full name Subordination
2000 University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Asia Campus
University of Chicago GSB Private In Operation  
2007 New York University Tisch School of the Arts,
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Private In Operation  

Other institutions providing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees coursesEdit

The institutions listed below do not confer any undergraduate or graduate degrees; only the institutions' partner universities are able to confer these degrees.

2007 Asia Pacific Centre for Management Leadership Aventis School of Management; Baruch College of The CUNY; Chartered Institute of Marketing 100 Orchard Road Private 680
1996 Auston Institute[13] London South Bank University, Chichester University Unity Street, Robertson Walk Private  
2003 M.A.D. School by Chatsworth Mediart Academy[14] 30 Merchant Road, #03-22-24 Riverside Point Private  
1966 BMC International College
University of Hertfordshire Blk 130 Jurong East Street 13, #03-221 Private  
2002 Design Technology Institute
EUT; NUS 10 Kent Ridge Crescent Private  
2005 Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School 8 College Road  
1984 EASB East Asia Institute of Management
Edinburgh Business School; Queen Margaret University; University of Southern Queensland; Cardiff Metropolitan University; Aston University 9 Ah Hood Road Private 3,500
2003 ERC Institute
University of Wolverhampton; University of Greenwich
  • ERC@RV 343 River Valley Road
  • ERC@Bugis 470 North Bridge Road, North Bridge Commercial Complex
  • Private 2,000
    2003 German Institute of Science and Technology
    NTU; NUS; TUM-SIT 10 Central Exchange Green #03-01, Pixel Building Singapore 138649 Private  
    2002 Informatics Academy
    Oxford Brookes University; RMIT University; University of Portsmouth; University of Central Lancashire; University of Wales 45 Middle Road near Bugis MRT Station Private  
    2011 International Executive Education Center
    Temple University Fox School of Business 75 Bukit Timah Road, Boon Siew Building Private  
    1998 Johns Hopkins in Singapore, Division of Biomedical Sciences (DJHS)
    Johns Hopkins Medicine in Singapore (JHS) & NUS 31 Biopolis Way Private  
    Kaplan Singapore[15]
    Murdoch University; Griffith University; Monash University;Swinburne University of Technology;Northumbria University; University College Dublin; University of Bedfordshire; University of Hull; University of South Australia;Northeastern University
  • 51 Cuppage Road, Levels 2 to 4
  • 8 Wilkie Road, Level 2, Wilkie Edge
  • Private  
    1973 Marketing Institute of Singapore
    Northumbria University; University of Buckingham 30 Prinsep Street Private  
    1956 Management Development Institute of Singapore
    Grenoble Graduate School of Business; Oklahoma City University; Southern Cross University; University of Bradford;Northumbria University;University of the West of England;University of Sunderland;Nottingham Trent University; University of Wales 501 Stirling Road Private 12,000
    2007 Melior International CollegeBachelor and Master ProgramCQUniversity, Advance DiplomaMelior International College 108 Robinson Road Private 890 Asia
    1950 National Institute of Education
    NTU 1 Nanyang Walk Public 12,964
    2003 NTU-SJTU Joint EMBA Programme NTU; SJTU 11 Law Link Private  
    PSB Academy
    CSU, Long Beach; Loughborough University; University of London International Programmes; The UoN, Australia; University of Nottingham; University of Western Australia; University of Wollongong
  • 355 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
  • 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah
  • Private 30,000
    1964 Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Global Education)
    IMI; RMIT University; SUNY Buffalo; The University of Manchester; The University of Sheffield; The University of Sydney; University of Birmingham; University of London International Programmes; University of Southampton; University of Stirling; University of Warwick; University of Wollongong 461 Clementi Road Private 33,500
    2005 Singapore Institute of Technology University of Glasgow; Newcastle University;University of Nevada, Las Vegas;The University of Manchester;Technical University of Munich EFG Bank Building 25 North Bridge Road Public 2,000
    1947 Singapore Institute of Commerce
    Victoria UniversityTemplate:Dn;RMIT University; University of New Brunswick 1192 Upper Serangoon Road Private  
    1966 SMa School of Management
    Murdoch University;RMIT University;The University of Manchester; Chartered Institute of Marketing; Edith Cowan University; University of Melbourne; University of Central Lancashire;Singapore Media Academy; International Trade Centre (ITC), Switzerland 410 North Bridge Road Private  
    1993 Stansfield College
    University of London International Programmes; Victoria UniversityTemplate:Dn;RMIT University Springleaf Tower, 3 Anson Road Private 1,500
    1998 Singapore-MIT Alliance
    MIT; NTU; NUS 10 Kent Ridge Crescent Public  
    2003 Singapore Stanford Partnership
    NTU; Stanford University 50 Nanyang Avenue Private  
    2009 Singapore Delft Water Alliance
    Delft University of Technology; NUS 2 Engineering Drive 2 Public  
    1981 TMC Academy
    University of London International Programmes;University of Hertfordshire;Liverpool John Moores University; University of Greenwich; University of Gloucestershire;University of Aberdeen;Monash College 250Middle Road, 38C Jalan Pemimpin Private  
    2003 The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific
    GIT; NUS 11 Law Link Private  
    1999 Wharton–SMU Research Center
    Wharton School of The UoP; SMU 81 Victoria Street Private-Government Aided  


    1. Template:Note labelTemplate:Note labelTemplate:Note label NTU, NUS and SIM are also members of the LAOTSE (Links to Asia by Organising Traineeship and Student Exchange) -Network. The City University of New York - Baruch College is America's Largest AACSB Accredited Business School


    See alsoEdit

    Template:Education in Singapore Template:Asia topic

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