Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Entry Requirements & Admission Deadlines 2021

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    Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is one of the leading private education institutions, with a total student population of around 17,261 candidates. The institute offers quality education in Singapore for international students with over 80 Bachelors’, Masters’ and diploma programs through SIM GE.

    Academic programs taught at Singapore Institute of Management include Business, IT & Computer Science, Nursing along with specialty programs such as Aviation and Construction Management. SIM follows a semester-based curriculum with intake sessions in April and October for diplomas and certificate courses.

    Students can apply for the September session till July 12, 2021 and for October session till August 15, 2021. Aspiring candidates are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or 70% at high school level. Students can apply at the college through the official website with an application fee of SGD 481.5. SIM provides financial assistance for international students through various bursaries and scholarships to study in Singapore.


    Application Portal University application portal
    Application Fee (non-refundable) SGD 481.50
    Average SAT Scores 1233
    Mode of Payment Master-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Seasons Fall/Spring
    Work Experience Not required
    Financial Aid SIM GE Bursary, Grants, Scholarships, Loans

    Top Programs at Singapore Institute of Management

    Singapore Institute of Management offers over 80 full-time and part-time academic programs through over 10 partner universities in the USA and Europe. Students applying for SIM courses need to fulfill specific program requirements along with entry requirements.

    Program Fee (SGD) Duration Intakes
    Diploma Accounting 11,770 15 months Apr / Oct
    Diploma Banking and Finance 11,770 15 months Apr / Oct
    Diploma International Business 11,770 15 months Apr / Oct
    Diploma Information Technology 9,630 12 months Apr / Oct
    Diploma Management Studies 11,770 15 months Jan / Apr / Jul / Oct

    Singapore Institute of Management Admission Deadlines

    International students seeking enrollment in Singapore Institute of Management are advised to submit applications at least two months prior to deadlines. The college does not entertain late applications.

    Intakes Deadlines
    January Session November 22, 2021
    April Session March (Closed)
    July Session June 13, 2021
    October Session August 15, 2021

    Singapore Institute of Management International Admissions

    International students applying for SIM admissions must fulfill the academic and English Language requirements and submit scanned copies of the supporting documents (in PDF format) along with the e-application form.

    Application Portal: SIMGE website
    Application Fees: SGD 481.50
    Entry Requirements:

    • ‘O’ and ‘A’ level certificates, diplomas, degree certificates, exam transcripts or equivalent
    • Translated and notarised copies are required if documents are not in English.
    • English Language Tests to Study in Singapore
    • Passport copies and Passport-sized photographs.
    • Statement of purpose
    • CV
    • Financial Statement covering cost of living in Singapore
    • Two reference letters

    English Proficiency Test Scores

    International students are required to meet the below mentioned English language requirements. Applicants who do not meet the English Language requirement may be recommended to take a Certificate in English Language (CEL) program at SIM.

    Exams Scores
    IELTS 5.5
    TOEFL PBT 550
    TOEFL iBT 59
    PTE 42
    SAT 550 (critical reading & writing)
    English ACT Total score of 24 with at least 20 for writing
    SIM English test Advanced 1 level

    Country Specific Requirements for International Students

    International students must have qualifications equivalent to Year 12 in Singapore, when applying for undergraduate courses. Specific requirements for a few countries:

    Country Requirements
    India Senior School Certificate (Year 12): overall 70% and above for 4 subjects, excluding Physical Education.
    Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE ‘A’ level subject pass. ‘O’ level English pass to meet the English requirement.
    Malaysia Year 12 Senior High School leaving results of Chinese Independent Schools 5 credit passes (minimum B4).
    Foundation Certificate issued by Malaysian Institutions at GPA 2/4.

    Visa Process for International Students

    International students are required to apply for a Singapore student visa before commencement of studies. Documents required for visa application include:

    1. SIM Offer Letter
    2. Original Birth Certificate
    3. Original Education Qualifications
    4. Medical Report
    5. Passport
    6. Passport-sized photograph (with white background)
    7. Terms & Conditions of Student’s Pass (STP) Card
    8. Booking a re-appointment with ICA

    All international applicants also need to provide evidence of sufficient financial funds to cover all expenses for at least one calendar year before a visa will be issued. After the submission of the completed ICA form and payment of the fee, students can schedule an interview if required.

    Singapore Institute of Management Undergraduate Admissions

    Singapore Institute of Management offers over 40 undergraduate programs and various part-time programs. SIM undergraduate courses include Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Science.

    Undergraduate Entry Requirements:

    • Official high school transcript(s).
    • Certification of Finances
    • English language requirements
    • Statement of Purpose
    • CV (if required)
    • Program specific requirements

    Popular undergraduate courses at Singapore Institute of Management:

    Course Academic requirements
    Bachelor of Business [B.Bus] International Business IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0)
    Successful completion of a SIM or equivalent Polytechnic Diploma
    Bachelor of Computer Science [B.C.S] Cyber Security IELTS score of 6.0
    TOEFL 79
    PTE: 57
    Bachelor of Arts [B.A] Communication IELTS- 6.5
    Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification or higher.

    Singapore Institute of Management Graduate Admissions

    Singapore Institute of Management offers a variety of graduate courses including graduate diplomas and certificates. The course-specific requirements for popular SIM graduate courses are given below:

    Requirements Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics Graduate Diploma in Digital Marketing
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required
    GMAT/GRE GRE: 318 GRE: 318 GRE: 318 GRE: 318
    TOEFL/IELTS Required Required Required Required
    Work Experience 2+ years Required 2+ years Required
    Professional CV/Resume Required Required Required Required
    Recommendations Required (2 letters) Required (1 letter) Required (2 letters) Required (2 letters)
    Admission Interview By invitation only By invitation only By invitation only By invitation only

    Application Outcome & Acceptance of Offer at SIM

    Applicants will be informed by e-mail of the application outcome within one month before the course starts. Shortlisted candidates must confirm the offer and accept the student contract document. International applicants applying to a full-time program must submit an online Student’s Pass (STP) application form, further approved by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

    The institute is ranked as number one for maintaining order and security across the world in comparison to all other institutes offering management courses to study in Singapore. SIM’s holistic learning approach and vibrant learning environment provides students with an all-rounded global education.


    Ques. What is the acceptance rate of Singapore Institute of Management?

    Ans. SIM enrolls over 17,000 students every year, students also have the opportunity to study at different overseas universities partnering with SIM GE. Applications are assessed on the basis of academic merit as well as other qualities of an individual.

    Ques. What is the application closing date for Singapore Institute of Management in 2021?

    Ans. Students can apply for the September session till July 12, 2021 and for October session till August 15, 2021.

    Ques. Where is the Singapore Institute of Management admission office?

    Ans. Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd
    461 Clementi Road, Singapore 599491

    Ques. How much GPA is required for Singapore Institute of Management admissions?

    Ans. Students are required to have at least 2.8 GPA at high school level.

    Ques. What are the tuition fees at Singapore Institute of Management?

    Ans. Tuition fees at Singapore Institute of Management ranges from 9,000 SGD to 12,000 SGD per year.

    Ques. What are the intake sessions at Singapore Institute of Management?

    Ans. SIM accepts applications for January, April, July and October sessions.


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