Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fees & Scholarships

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    Singapore Institute of Management is a not-for-profit private education provider focusing on innovative, skills-based learning experiences. SIM is home to about 17,261 full and part-time students and around 23% of international students hailing from over 40 countries to study in one of the best education systems in the world.

    Singapore Institute of Management operates under SIM Global Education (SIM GE) offering over 80 academic programs ranging from diploma courses to Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. It has also partnered with reputable universities from Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States to provide post-secondary level of education for international students.

    SIM HQ at Clementi and SIM Management House are two campuses of Singapore Institute of Management. Singapore Cambodia International Academy (SCIA), a member of SIM, offers programs from pre-school to pre-university education. Singapore Institute of Management received the EduTrust Certification by the CPE for its robust academic systems.

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    Singapore Institute of Management Rankings

    SIM is one of the highly reputed universities in Singapore. 2021 rankings of the university as per top agencies:

    • As per US News & World Report 2021:
      • #769 in Best Global Universities
      • #170 in Best Global Universities in Asia
    • As per Webometrics:
      • #3979 in World Rank
      • #7 in Singapore


    Type of institute Private
    Inception year 1964
    Current Enrolment (2020) 17,261
    Modes of study Full time and Part-time
    % of international students (full-time) 23%
    Campuses ` 2
    Total number of programs 80+
    Program Levels 5 (Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, and Professional certificate)
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    Top Programs at Singapore Institute of Management

    SIM offers over 80 programs for international students including Bachelors’, Masters’ and diploma programs. Many part-time programs for employed students are also available.

    SCIA offers a variety of programs at different levels including early childhood, primary, secondary and pre-university education, as well as enrichment programs and parent seminars. Popular Singapore Institute of Management courses:

    Singapore Institute of Management Campus

    Singapore Institute of Management houses two campuses and one education centre in Cambodia.

    • Singapore Cambodia International Academy provides a holistic and rigorous education with a global perspective, situated in Phnom Penh City Center – One Park Condominium.
    • SIM HQ at Clementi covers a total area of about 110,000 square metres. The main SIM campus houses various teaching and learning facilities, an iconic sports complex, a financial training centre, an extended library, and a student hub.
    • SIM Management House has a floor area of around 10,063 square metres, with eight lecture theatres, 12 classrooms, one eating outlet and Administration Office.

    Partner Universities of Singapore Institute of Management

    Singapore Institute of Management provides a range of courses in partnership with top ranking and reputable universities from Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States under SIM GE.

    Country Universities Courses Available
    Australia La Trobe University
    Monash College
    RMIT University
    Bachelor of Applied Science
    Bachelor of Business
    Bachelor of Communication
    Bachelor of Design
    France Grenoble Ecole de Management MSc Fashion Design, Luxury and Management
    MSc Management in International Business
    UK The University of Warwick
    The University of Manchester
    University of Birmingham
    Bachelor of Science
    Master of Science
    US University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Science

    Singapore Institute of Management Admission Process

    SIM offers two doctoral, 14 masters, 47 bachelors and over 30 graduate diploma, diploma and certificate programs. International students applying for Singapore Institute of Management admissions can submit the completed application form and documents till August 22, 2021 for the October session.

    Application Portal: SIM Connect
    Application Fee: SGD 482 (excluding student pass application fee)
    Admission Requirements:

    English Language Proficiency Scores

    International students need to demonstrate english proficiency as an essential requirement for admission to SIM. Accepted scores at Singapore Institute of Management:

    Exams Scores
    IELTS 6.5
    TOEFL PBT 550
    TOEFL iBT 79
    PTE 55

    Singapore Institute of Management Cost of Attendance

    The cost of living in Singapore for international students comprises tuition fee, accommodation cost, meals and other expenses. An estimate of various living expenses for a month at SIM:

    Items Amount (SGD)
    Accommodation Rent 600-1,000
    Food 600-1,200
    Communication 98-208
    Medical Services 104-124
    Transport costs 80-120

    Tuition Fees at Singapore Institute of Management

    Level of study Program Fees (SGD)
    Diploma and Foundation Programs 3,584.50 – 15,900
    Undergraduate Programs 20,544 – 69,336
    Double Bachelors 58,935.60 – 91,870.20

    Singapore Institute of Management Financial Aids

    Singapore Institute of Management offers various financial aid options for international students. New international students having outstanding academic results in high school enrolled in Diploma programs awarded by SIM can avail below mentioned scholarships:

    • SIM GE Academic Excellence Scholarship (Diploma): 100% of the course fee only
    • SIM GE Merit Scholarship (Diploma): 50% of the course fee only
    • SIM Global Education Scholarship for outstanding international students pursuing Bachelor’s degree programs at SIM Global Education, has following categories:
    • Academic Excellence and Leadership: Students with academic excellence and leadership qualities can apply for this scholarship.
    • Sports and Artistic Talent: Athletes with an impressive track record of achievement in sports or individuals with outstanding artistic talents are eligible. The award covers course fees, examination fees, other compulsory fees, and book allowance.

    SIM also offers various bursaries along with scholarships to study in Singapore.

    • SIM Global Education Bursary: The bursary worth is up to SGD 2,000 and is tenable for one year of study.
    • AMP Education Bursary: Available for students who are pursuing polytechnic or university education.

    Singapore Institute of Management Alumni

    Singapore Institute of Management offers various benefits for its connected community of fellow alumni and alma mater.

    • Besides keeping up-to-date on the latest, there are various opportunities for alumni to participate in mentorship programs for current and future students.
    • Alumni members can share their story and experiences or offer internships and inspire currently enrolled students to excellence.

    Notable Alumni

    • Aloysius Pang - Singaporean actor
    • Kim Lim - Business Magnate
    • Chase Tan - National basketball player
    • Low Kay Hwa - Singaporean novelist

    Singapore Institute of Management Placements

    The career development office at Singapore Institute of Management comprises career guidance & internship, employer engagement and alumni engagement units. Students holding a valid Singapore work visa can avail various job opportunities and career workshops through below given platforms:

    SIM Professional Development and Enterprise Learning (SIM PDEL), Singapore's leading professional partner, offers industry-relevant, skills-based executive development and enterprise learning programs for students.

    Career Connect platform at Singapore Institute of Management helps students through:

    • Career workshops
    • Career guidance (Resume review, mock interview, profiling etc)
    • Internship and job opportunities
    • Career events (career talks, company visits, networking events, career fairs etc)

    Students have access to UNICORN, an online hub to browse for internships, jobs, and career events. Career Champs (CC) is a student centric platform at SIM which aims to boost employability, facilitate career transition and progression.

    Average salaries offered to Singapore Institute of Management graduates & alumni (Emoluments):

    Degree Average Salary (SGD)
    MBA 140,000
    Bachelor of Science 54,000
    Bachelor of Arts 50,000

    Also See: MBA Jobs in Singapore

    Singapore Institute of Management offers a range of academic programs for international students along with development courses for continuing learning opportunities. Student reviews of Singapore Institute of Management demonstrate the diverse and vibrant community of learners, and the positive impact of various mentorship, internships and career guidance programs available at the institution.


    Ques. How much does it cost to study at SIM?

    Ans. Tuition fees at Singapore Institute of Management ranges from 3584.50 – 91,870.20 SGD for diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

    Ques. How can I join the Singapore Institute of Management?

    Ans. Students can apply for SIM admissions via the official website till August 22, 2021 for the October intake session.

    Ques. Does SIM offer subsidies on tuition fees?

    Ans. Students can apply for a tuition subsidy, limited to a maximum of 50% of the tuition fee or SGD 5,000 per year or any other amount as determined by the Sivadas-HEB Education Fund Committee.

    Ques. What is the eligibility criteria for SIM scholarships?

    Ans. Outstanding Year 12 equivalent qualifications along with community contribution and co-curricular activities involvement record are essential requirements for scholarships.

    Ques. What are the rankings for Singapore Institute of Management?

    Ans. SIM ranked #3979 in world university rankings and #7 in Singapore by Webometrics.

    Ques. Does the Singapore Institute of Management offer a full-time MBA program?

    Ans. Yes. SIM GE offers a full time MBA at its partner university in the UK, University of Birmingham.

    Ques. What is the ranking for Singapore Institute of Management as per US News & World Report?

    Ans. SIM ranked #769 globally and #120 in Asia as per US News & World Report.

    Ques. Is the BBA program available at Singapore Institute of Management?

    Ans. Yes. SIM GE offers a full-time BBA program through its partner universities in Australia, including RMIT University and La Trobe University.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.Sc Cyber Security and Management
    October (15th Aug 2020)
    $24,807 /Yr
    M.Sc International Business
    October (8th Apr 2020)
    $19,163 /Yr
    B.Sc Data Science and Business Analytics
    August (8th Apr 2020)
    $7,360 /Yr
    B.C.S Cyber Security
    July (17th Apr 2020)
    $7,678 /Yr
    Diploma Banking and Finance
    October (31st Jul 2020)
    $8,121 /Yr
    Diploma International Business
    October (31st Jul 2020)
    $8,121 /Yr
    USD 7,360/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.5|TOEFL79|PTE55
    Application Deadline: 08 Apr, 2020
    USD 7,678/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.0|TOEFL70|PTE54
    Application Deadline: 17 Apr, 2020
    USD 24,807/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.5|TOEFL92|PTE62
    Application Deadline: 15 Aug, 2020

    Diploma Banking and Finance

    15 months
    On Campus
    Full Time
    USD 8,121/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS5.5|TOEFL79
    Application Deadline: 31 Jul, 2020
    USD 19,163/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.5|TOEFL88|PTE59
    Application Deadline: 08 Apr, 2020


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    Singapore Institute of Management Admissions

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $7,360 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $18,605 / Year
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