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Admission to Singapore universities for international students - NUS, NTU, SIM, SIT Application Deadlines

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International students who want to do their higher studies from Singapore can choose their study domain from the three categories of study institutions available. The undergraduate programs’ intakes are once a year whereas graduate (or post graduate) programmes have two intakes. The intake month varies from university to university. Following are the application dates for your references along with their intake months.

Start shortlisting your colleges you want to study and apply according to their application dates.

  1. Universities

The universities of Singapore are of two types – autonomous and private. There are 6 government funded, local universities. The following list comprises of deadlines of those 6 autonomous universities as well as of top private institution. The deadlines are for the international candidates with foreign degrees.

UniversityType of ProgramIntakeStart Date of applicationEnd Date of application
NUS*UGAugust15 OctoberMarch-End
PGAugust16 MayMid-November
January16 November15 May
NTUUG/PGAugust15 OctoberMid-March
SMUUGAugust16 October-
PG*Varies from course to course
PGSeptemberMid MayJune
January10 September23 September
SUTDUGMay8 October19 March
PGVaries from course to course
PhDSeptemberNA28 February
JanuaryNA15 September
Singapore University of Social SciencesUGFull Time – JulyNA19 March
Part Time – JanuaryNA30 September
Part Time – JulyNA31 March
PGJanuaryNA30 September
JulyNA31 March
INSEADPGSeptemberNARound 1 - Mid – September
NARound 2 – Mid November
NARound 3 – 9 January
NARound 4 – 06 March
JanuaryNARound 1 – Mid -February
NARound 2 – Mid – April
NARound 3 – Early June
NARound 4 – End July
James Cook UniversityRolling Admissions #*
MDIS (Tashkent) – Foundation YearPGSeptemberMid – MayMid – July
SP JainUGJanuary--



Qualification TypeClosing dates of application
Indonesian Ujian NasionalJanuary 01, 2019 (Tuesday)
Vietnam National High School Graduation Examination
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
All other Qualifications except – Indian Standard 12 (CBSE, ISC and Stateboards)February 28, 2019
Indian Standard 12 (CBSE, ISC and Stateboards)March 31, 2019

#  All Masters’ programs offered at SMU have different intakes with distinct application deadlines. Please refer to the individual program to know more about their intake sessions and the respective last dates.

#* Rolling Admissions take place in James Cook University. It is also important to note that for every intake, the application lines close one month prior to that particular intake.

  1. Polytechnic Institutions

Singapore has 5 Polytechnic colleges. The application dates for these five are given below for your reference to fill the form timely.

UniversityType of ProgramStart Date of ApplicationEnd Date of Application
Ngee Ann PolytechnicFull time DiplomaMid – DecemberMid – January
Nanyang Polytechnic12 January 31 January
Republic Polytechnic15 – March19 - March
Singapore PolytechnicMid – NovemberNovember - End
Temasek Polytechnic18 December17 January
  1. Arts

There are two arts schools available in Singapore with more than 4000 creative minds. Refer the dates given below to understand the admission cycle of both these universities.

UniversityType of ProgramIntakeStart Date of ApplicationEnd Date of Application
LASALLE College of ArtsUGAugustOctober16 November
PGJanuary-October - End
AugustEarly - October-
Nanyang Academy of Fine ArtsUGJulyAugustMarch
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