Singapore University of Technology and Design Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline ,,Singapore

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Srishti Chatterjee

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) offers programmes related to Engineering, Technology, and Architecture. Over the years, it has collaborated with top colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide to provide the best opportunities to deserving students. Such collaborations have also helped the university to develop a comprehensive and modern curriculum for students who wish to attain advanced skills in their respective professional fields.

SUTD is an ecosystem that thrives on a positive mind-set and innovative ideas of students and faculty members. Research topics such as the Impact of Globalization on the Environment and Depleting Natural Resources motivate students to create sustainable projects and models for a better tomorrow.

The university’s focus on interdisciplinary research and the digital revolution has helped students excel in their academic and professional lives. It has received accreditation by Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) for three of its Engineering programmes, viz. Engineering Systems, Design and Information Systems Technology and Design, and Engineering Product Development. The Masters of Architecture programme is a five-year course, recognised as one of the necessary credentials by the BOA (Board of Architects) Singapore to register as a professional. These accreditations and recognitions underline the professional relevance of SUTD’s programmes.

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

SUTD has a unique academic structure which is designed around the following key concepts:

  • Interdisciplinary learning and research
  • Design focus and human-centred
  • Digital competency as a foundation
  • Addressing large-scale real-world problems


These concepts are further translated into the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. It offers five undergraduate, six graduate, and four PhD programmes in the following study areas:


SUTD Study Areas


Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

To be eligible for the undergraduate programmes, applicants must complete at least 12 years of high school education and fulfill the country-specific eligibility conditions. For instance, Indian applicants must complete Grade 12 and submit SAT scores of Physics and Mathematics Level II. Applicants may also undertake the SUTD’s University Entrance Examination (UEE) in lieu of SAT Subject Tests. Those applying with State and other Boards (except Central and ISC Boards) are highly encouraged to supplement their applications with SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics Level II and Physics. Apart from this, students need to showcase English language proficiency for which the university accepts any of these tests with competitive scores:


For master’s programmes, applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree or its Singapore equivalent that establishes 15 years of education in a relevant field. For PhD programmes, students need to have at least a bachelor’s degree or above with excellent academic standing. Submitting a GRE report is not compulsory, but it is recommended as GRE scores are considered while evaluating applications. Additionally, IELTS or TOEFL test scores need to be submitted to validate English language proficiency.


Do note that the eligibility requirements and English proficiency test scores might vary from programme to programme. Therefore, it is recommended that students refer to the official website of SUTD for accurate details regarding entry requirements.

What all documents are needed for application?

Students will need to upload the documents in PDF formats while submitting their online applications. The following documents must be submitted along with the online application forms as per the programme or course:

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

SUTD does not charge any application fee from undergraduate applicants. However, graduate applicants need to pay a non-refundable amount of application fee of SGD 21.40 for all programmes.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

SUTD follows a cohort-based fixed fee model, where the tuition fee for a cohort intake remains unchanged throughout the normal candidature of students. However, tuition fees for every new cohort are subject to change each academic year. Given below is an estimate of the tuition fee charged by the university per academic year:


SUTD Annual Tuition Fee


Note: The tuition fees might be different for each programme, and it also changes for every year or term. Therefore, the students must visit the official portal of SUTD for accurate details on tuition fees and other expenses.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

SUTD offers a limited number of scholarships to international students based on merit or research work. Apart from this, international students can also take the help of external scholarships and aids from private institutions or their country’s government to study at SUTD.


For undergraduate students, the university offers the following scholarships:

  • SUTD Global Excellence Scholarships: It is offered to international students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievements. The beneficiary student’s tuition fee is subsidised, and an allowance of SGD 5,000 is provided once in every two terms. This scholarship also provides an optional grant of up to SGD 15,000 for students who graduate from SUTD and opt for postgraduate degrees at SMU or SUTD within three years.
  • ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarships: Offered to UG aspirants of ASEAN countries, excluding Singapore, this scholarship recognizes students who have outstanding co-curricular records, showcase leadership skills, and required academic grades.


SUTD offers the following scholarships to graduate students:

  • SUTD President’s Graduate Fellowships: This fellowship offers complete tuition fee support along with a monthly stipend of SGD 3,000 to eligible international graduate students. The additional benefits include internships, sponsored overseas studies, and much more.
  • SUTD PhD Fellowships: This fellowship offers complete tuition fee support and a monthly stipend ranging from SGD 2,000 to SGD 2,500 to eligible international graduate students.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

The application opening dates and deadlines might vary from programme to programme. Also, the university changes these dates frequently due to the availability of seats or any other reason. Therefore, students must visit the official website of SUTD for precise details about the application dates and deadlines.


Generally, the application timelines for UG and PG programmes are as follows:

Event Type

UG Programmes

PG Programmes

Application Opens






How to apply to UG or PG programme?

Before initiating the application process, ensure that you meet the minimum eligibility requirements of the course and programme. All students need to apply directly to the university using SUTD’s online portal. Do note that the university only accepts online applications. New applicants need to create an account first and then login with their credentials. You can use this link to register first: After registering, you can login to the university portal here: and follow the steps given below.


Step 1: Students who have already created accounts can log in with their user IDs and passwords to start the application, or they will need to register on the portal first.




Step 2: After saving your credentials, log in with your new password. Click on ‘Start a New Application’ and select their application type and programme to continue with the application.




Step 3: Scroll down and select the ‘International’ option in the ‘Qualification Type’ category and choose your qualifications to proceed further. After that, you can complete the application by selecting the desired programmes to submit the necessary documents.




Step 4: Fill in your details as required and ensure to complete all the sections of the form.




Lastly,sign a declaration and pay the application fee (if applicable) before applying. Now, you can check the status of your application by logging in to the application portal with the same user ID and password.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

UG applicants can expect decisions on their applications by early-May. Students are usually notified within one month after they submit their online application forms. Notifications regarding the application status are generally conveyed through e-mails.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

SUTD selects applications of students based on their merit and competition in that particular year. Students need to provide answers to some profiling questions and may also need to appear for an interview round after getting selected by the university. Currently, the interview round is conducted online for international applicants.

The chances of securing admission to SUTD are high if a student has the required academic qualifications and English language proficiency scores. The university is relatively lenient when it comes to academic grades as compared to other Singaporean universities. Therefore, the deciding factor could be the IELTS or TOEFL or any other English proficiency test scores. Graduate students usually need to attach more than one recommendation letter. They also need to write around 1,000 words in the personal statement to accentuate their interest in the subject and the university. If students have all the documents in place, getting into this university will be relatively easier. The chances of securing a seat at SUTD can increase if a student attaches proof of participation in co-curricular activities. 

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

Although, the exact number is not available on the SUTD website, a sizable proportion of international students pursue various courses at the university.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

Undergraduate and graduate applicants who have enrolled in a full-time degree course can apply for on-campus employment opportunities. They need to follow these guidelines and rules that are listed below:

  • Students can work up to 16 hours per week during academic term and up to 36 hours per week during vacations.
  • Graduate students who are already getting scholarships, stipends, or allowances must confirm their work eligibility with the organisation funding their scholarships/grants.
  • Students who are on an absence leave can apply for part-time jobs, and on getting approval, the SUTD department that hires students will need to pay the insurance coverage.
  • Undergraduate students will get a remuneration of SGD 10 per hour, whereas graduate students will get a remuneration of SGD 15 per hour

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

SUTD is a single campus autonomous university located next to Upper Changi MRT Station in Singapore City. As on 2019, it has collaborated with 45 institutions across 15 countries, which encompass 29 exchange partners in 12 countries, and 31 summer programmes in 10 countries. Its major collaboration with international institutions includes:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Zhejiang University (ZJU)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Duke-NUS Medical School
  • University of California, Berkeley

Is on-campus housing available?

SUTD’s Student Housing blocks are conveniently located on the campus which is just a stone's throw away from the academic blocks and sports facilities. On-campus housing facilities vary for freshmore (freshmen), undergraduate, graduate, and non-graduating students. The table below explains the types of accommodation, housing fees, and facilities available for different kinds of students:


Student Type

Accommodation Type

Housing Rate (in SGD)


Double room with single bed and mattress

September to May



Single room & double room (both with single bed and mattress)

May to August

Single room: 5,472

Double room: 4,446

September to August

Single room: 7,616

Double room: 6,188


Single (ensuite) and single (non-ensuite) both with single bed and mattress

September to September

Single room (NE): 6,550

Single room (E): 9,402

One Bedroom Unit (E): 14,382

One-bedroom Unit (ensuite)

January to September

Single room (NE): 4,103

Single room (E): 5,664

One Bedroom Unit (E): 9,009


Note: The room rent may comprise other charges, and they are prone to frequent changes. Therefore, students should visit the official website of the SUTD for exact details on housing rent and related charges.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

Students can contact the university directly for any queries:

Address: 8, Somapah Road, Singapore City 487372, Singapore


E-mail ID:

Contact: +65-6303-6600

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