Singapore Management University Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Cost of Attendance, Scholarships & Placements

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    The Singapore Management University was established in 2000. It is a public research university located in the Downtown Area of Singapore. It is an autonomous university established as being the third one in Singapore. It is a home to 11,000+ undergraduates and postgraduates. 58% international students enrolled in masters program, come from 50 different nations to study in Singapore.

    Accredited by AACSB International, EQUIS, and AMBA, SMU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, business analytics, accountancy, financial service, economics, information system, and many more.  It includes 9,144 full-time undergraduates and 2,477 full-time & part-time postgraduates. It also includes international students and has around 8% of the international students in the undergraduate student body while 58% of them are in the postgraduate student body.

    Singapore Management University Rankings

    Singapore Management University is counted among the top universities in Singapore and features in the list of some of the top ranking agencies. Let’s check the latest rankings of SMU:

    • QS World University
      • 99th in Asia University Rankings 2021
      • #511-520 in the QS world university ranking 2021
      • 76th in Social Sciences & Management
      • 38th Globally for Business & Management Studies
    • Winner of Great Companies by Dads Awards 2021
    • Singapore's best employers 2021 by The Straits Times


    Type Public
    Campus Setting Urban
    Type Autonomous university
    Application mode Online portal
    Number of Students 11,621
    Academic calendar Semester-based
    Financial Aids Scholarships, grants, and loans
    % of international students UG: 8%
    PG: 58%
    Faculty 388
    Schools 6
    Alumni 22,800
    Admission helpdesk
    +65 6828 0100
    Official website

    Singapore Management University Programs

    SMU offers 15 double degree combinations, 300+ programs with double major combinations across 6 schools, under bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs.

    • The university offers undergraduate degree programs through every school. The degree programs include bachelor’s of Accountancy, Business Management, Economics, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computing & Law, Laws, Social Science, etc.
    • The major postgraduate disciplines include accountancy, business management, economics, information system, law and others.
    • The popular postgraduate programs and courses include MSc in CFO leadership, masters of business administration, MSc in accountancy, Management, MSc in quantitative finance, innovation, wealth management, Economics, and many more.
    • Besides the UG and PG programs, it offers academic research programs along with doctorate programmes.
    • The university has an availability of an Academy including flexible short courses for working professionals. Through this academy, the university offers 400 courses for students.[21]

    Singapore Management University Campus

    With a wide campus area of around 4.5 hectares, SMU campus engages in offering several facilities and events that grab student's attention It is surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and a range of retail outlets.

    • The campus has 7 buildings that include administration buildings, the Li Ka Shing library along with the six schools housed in five more buildings.
    • It includes 120+ student clubs and organizations and allows for significant personality development features for the students.
    • The facilities for students include auditoriums, theatres, halls, seminar rooms, classrooms and many other similar facilities.
    • Other basic facilities include art and culture centre, basement studio, gymnasium and fitness centres, sports hall, swimming pool, libraries and others.
    • Besides all these, it offers essential facilities of insurance coverage, disability facilities, housing, dining and ease services, financial services and many more.

    Singapore Management University Residence Facilities

    The University offers housing and residence facilities on the campus and the students can also consider living off-campus near the University.

    • The residence options are different for categories of freshmen and undergraduate students, masters and PhD students, exchange students and are even different for the global summer program students.
    • The residence options include Prinsep Street Residences that are open for undergraduates and freshmen, Yo:Ha hostel- Pearl's Hill open for full-time undergraduates as well as master's and PhD students as well.
    • It also offers Dwell- Selegie open for exchange students and LYF Funan Singapore for global summer program students.
    • The basic amenities include Study table with chair, dining table, sofa settee and coffee table, TV cabinet, microwave oven and induction cooker, washing machine, refrigerator and many more.
    • The Yo:Ha hostel- Pearl's Hill rates 2021-22 for the University’s housing options are:-
    Description Accommodation charges Utility charges Admin charges
    Twin sharing 1,025 SGD 90 SGD 120 SGD
    Quadruple sharing 630 SGD 62.50 SGD 120 SGD

    Singapore Management University Admission Process

    The University has a systematized admission procedure that has to be followed certainly. The university requires students to fill their application forms prior to the deadline.

    • Application Portal- Online mode
    • Application fee- UG: 15 SGD and PG: 100 SGD
    • Application deadlines- UG: October 16, 2020 to March 19, 2021 and PG: varies

    Undergraduate Admission Requirements

    • The completed application form
    • Minimum of 12 years of formal education with good grades
    • English proficiency proofs
    • Interview required
    • High school and secondary school transcripts along with higher results if any
    • SAT or ACT scores
    • Any other special achievement
    • Medical documents

    Postgraduate Admission Requirements:-

    • Bachelor’s degree with good grades
    • Past experience of 2 years
    • GMAT or GRE scores as per the program requirement
    • A cover letter with strong interpersonal skills and techniques
    • Any outstanding experience along with any new achievement would be an additional document

    Singapore Management University Cost of Attendance

    Before pursuing a degree at Singapore Management University, it’s imperative to get a rough idea of the expenses in Singapore one has to incur:

    Tuition Fees

    The tuition fee as per bachelor degree programs for international students are as follows:-

    Description Expense (International)
    Bachelor of Laws 27,050 SGD
    Other Bachelors 24,500 SGD
    Miscellaneous student activity fee 320.63 SGD

    Living Expenses

    The students require funds of approximately 2,000 SGD monthly. The cost of attendance for international students attending the University is:-

    Description Expense (International)
    Accommodation 250 SGD to 800 SGD
    Utilities 40 SGD to 100 SGD
    Transportation 200 SGD
    Telecommunication 50 SGD
    Books and supplies 200 SGD
    Personal 100 SGD to 300 SGD
    Food 300 SGD to 450 SGD

    Singapore Management University Scholarships

    The SMU-Administered scholarships offered for international students are:

    Scholarship Basic Eligibility Benefits
    Lee Kong Chian Scholars Program Enrolled in full-time course in the university
    Leadership and communication skills
    Co-curricular activity record required
    Tuition fee waiver
    16,000 SGD global opportunities grant
    5,000 SGD annual allowance
    Bond-free scholarship
    ASEAN Undergraduate scholarship Enrolled in full-time course in the university
    Students from ASEAN countries
    Good character record
    Co-curricular activity
    Leadership and communication skills
    Annual free covering for four years
    5,800 SGD annual allowance

    The University offers donor and other scholarships to study in Singapore as well including the following criteria and benefits as follows:-

    Scholarship Basic Eligibility Benefits
    SUTL Scholarship Enrolled in full-time course in the university
    GPA of 3.0
    21,000 SGD per year for 4 years
    Bangkok Bank Scholarship Enrolled in full-time course in the university
    Students from Thailand or Thai nationality
    Good character record
    Co-curricular activity
    Financial need
    25,000 SGD per year
    Internships with Bangkok companies
    Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Scholarship Enrolled in full-time course in the university
    Students from Singapore, Malaysia and other countries
    Academic results
    Leadership and communication skills
    Sports skills
    87,400 SGD per year
    Kewalram Chanrai Group Endowed Scholarship Full-time undergraduate student
    Good academic achievement
    Leadership skill
    CCAs and community involvement
    Financial need
    30,000 SGD per annum

    Singapore Institute of Management Alumni

    The Singapore Management University has around 22,800 alumni residing all over the world. The perks for the alumni by the university are:-

    • It offers a facility of alumni career and development initiative through a program SMU IndustryCONNECT.
    • It also has an alumni job board engaged in offering jobs and internships to the alumni of the university.
    • The university also has mentoring services and allows the alumni to be connected.
    • The alumni are also allowed to have job opportunities through the alumni job board and they can register to the portal.
    • The alumni also have an advantage of the lifelong email opportunity. They can access email throughout their life and ask for their services anytime.
    • The alumni also receive birthday privileges in the form of coupons, discounts, and other necessary services for outlets.
    • The alumni also get a digital alumni card through which the alumni can access several services, online transfers, registrations, and the like.

    Singapore Institute of Management Placements

    SMU offers several graduate career services and opportunities for the students. It has catered to more than 100 career workshops, 100+ recruitment talks, more than 250 employers visited the campus and attended virtual sessions, and many more such arrangements.

    • 100% of the MBA students get internships after their course completion.
    • The university has The Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Career Centre through which it offers several career services and opportunities to the students.
    • The University engages in organizing events and career fairs for the students' support and helps them attain their desirable jobs and internships.

    According to Emolument, the average salaries of the graduates and alumni according to the degree can be seen as:

    Degree Average Salary (SGD)
    Executive MBA 243,000
    Executive Masters 300,000
    Masters in Science 95,000
    Masters in management 102,000
    Master of Finance 96,000
    BBA 94,000

    A student can earn up to 8,450 SGD per month living in Singapore and salary range from 2,140 SGD to 37,700 SGD per year.


    Ques. What is the total enrolment of the students in the University?

    Ans. The University has a total of more than 11,621 students enrolled.

    Ques. Where can the students apply for admissions at SMU?

    Ans. The international applicants can apply through the online portal present on the University’s website.

    Ques. What is the application fee of the Singapore Management University?

    Ans. The application fee for UG students is 15 SGD and for PG students it is 100 SGD.

    Ques. What does the cost of attendance include at SMU?

    Ans. The cost of attendance for the University includes the tuition and fees along with the meal plans and housing expenses including other expenses and costs as well.

    Ques. What are the scholarships or financial aid options available for the international students?

    Ans. The University offers financial aids in the form of loans, scholarships, grants, and many more. Some of the examples include SUTL scholarships, ASEAN undergraduate scholarships, and many more.

    Ques. Is there any helpdesk for the students to clear their queries?

    Ans. Yes, the students can contact the University through or through +65 6828 0100.

    Ques. How many student clubs and organizations are available in the university?

    Ans. The university has an availability of around 120+ student clubs and organizations.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.Sc Management
    Round 1 (30th Jun 2021)
    Round 2 (31st Aug 2021)
    Round 3 (31st Oct 2021)
    $33,255 /Yr
    Term 1 (30th May 2021)
    $86,306 /Yr
    Bachelor Accountancy
    Term 1 (19th Feb 2021)
    $18,130 /Yr
    Bachelor Business Management
    Term 1 (19th Feb 2021)
    $18,130 /Yr
    Ph.D Law Juris Doctor
    January (30th Jun 2019)
    August (31st Jan 2019)
    $17,571 /Yr
    USD 33,255/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.5|TOEFL90|GMAT660
    Application Deadline: 30 Jun, 2021

    Bachelor Accountancy

    4 years
    Full Time
    USD 18,130/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.5|TOEFL93
    Application Deadline: 19 Feb, 2021
    USD 86,306/Yr
    Ranked #51 out of 300 by QS Global Ranking 2018
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.5|TOEFL90|GMAT600
    Application Deadline: 30 May, 2021
    USD 49,883/Yr
    Exam Scores: TOEFL100|IELTS7|GMAT660|GRE318|PTE65
    Application Deadline: 15 Mar, 2021

    Bachelor Business Management

    4 years
    Full Time
    USD 18,130/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS6.5|TOEFL93
    Application Deadline: 19 Feb, 2021


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    Singapore Management UniversityNational University of Singapore
    collegedunia score4.1 Out of 106.8 Out of 10
    ranking (overall)# 511 QS World University 2022
    # 511 QS World University 2021
    # 769 US News 2021
    # 11 QS World University 2022
    # 21 Times Higher Education 2022
    # 11 QS World University 2021
    programsUG Programs -7
    PG Programs -19
    Doctorate Programs -1
    UG Programs -59
    PG Programs -54
    Doctorate Programs -20
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   USD 18130
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 34047
    [For PG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 12987
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   USD 15836
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - USD 5068 Per Year
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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
    $18,130 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $34,047 / Year
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    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall
    • Hospital
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    NTUC Income Ctr/Bras Basah Rd0.10 km
    SMU0.14 km
    Hotel Grand Pacific0.14 km
    Cath Of The Good Shepherd0.14 km
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    Shopping Mall

    The Cathay0.46 km
    Bugis Street0.70 km
    Plaza Singapura0.71 km
    Clarke Quay0.76 km
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    Helicopter landing2.59 km

    Book Store

    SMU Booklink0.14 km
    Mary Martin Booksellers Pte Ltd0.37 km
    Book Point0.38 km
    Tecman Pte Ltd0.39 km
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    Cystic Acne Treatment in Singapore by Aesthetics Central Clinic0.98 km
    EH Heart Specialist Private Limited - Cardiologist1.87 km
    Alex Ooi & Associates Obgyn Consultants1.88 km
    Psychiatric & Stress Disorder Clinic Bose1.91 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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