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Singapore Institute of Management 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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The Singapore Institute of Management is one of the leading private education institutions in Singapore providing admissions to management degrees. The organization offers some unparalleled programs that are at par with some of the best courses provided in the United Kingdom and USA. Students from over 80 countries enroll at this prestigious and one of the top colleges of Singapore to have access to world-class education at an affordable cost.

With a total student population of around 17,000 candidates, nearly 3,500 of which are international applicants, the institute ensures global education to its students with a variety of undergraduate full-time degrees, part-time degrees, as well as master and graduate diploma courses to choose from. It offers more than 40 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs alternatives for its aspirants.

The institute does not have a fixed GPA but every year offers a tough competition for its aspirants. A minimum grade of 60% is however highly recommended when applying for the organization along with impressive English language proficiency scores like TOEFL etc. Some other salient points to be taken a note of when applying for admissions at Singapore Institute of Management are as follows:

  • Fresh intakes at the institute are offered in the 2 seasonal terms of Fall And Spring.
  • Students can apply at the college using the online application portal available at the official website.
  • A nonrefundable fee of SGD 481.50 and SGD 96.30 is charged from international and domestic candidates, respectively.
  • SAT/ACT scores are highly recommended especially for the domestic students. A minimum SAT score of 1233 or equivalent ACT score must be submitted.
  • It provides financial assistance for international students as well in the form of awards, scholarships, grants and loans.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) admission updates

  • In-person classes would gradually start in August 2020.
  • Advisories with regards to the safe reopening of the Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore campus is being circulated throughout the campus.
  • Recreational activities such as the gym and other sports facilities will be closed as of now.


Application PortalUniversity application portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)Local students: SGD 96.30
International students: SGD 481.50
Average ACT/SAT ScoresSAT: 1233
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceNot required
Financial AidSIM GE Bursary, Grants, Scholarships, Loans

Admission Deadlines

International students seeking enrollment in various diverse courses offered by institutes at udnergfaute and graduate level are requested to submit their applications before the deadlines for them to be considered for admission. The college does not entertain late applications. Here are the Important Dates and Deadlines for the enrollment seasons:

Important DatesUndergraduateInternational Students
Fall SemesterApril 2020April 2020
Spring SemesterOctober 2020October 2020

International Student Admissions

Singapore Institute of Management hosts international students from various countries. The SIM global education is in partnership with top-ranking universities from across the globe. The programs are developed and awarded by different institutions, mainly from Australia, Europe, USA and the UK.

How to apply?

Application Portal: Students may apply online through the University application portal

Application Fee: International students: SGD 481.50

Basic Admission Requirements: following documents are required:

  • Official high school transcript(s).
  • Certification of Finances
  • CV
  • International applicants should provide TOEFL/IELTS scores.

Supporting documents:

  1. Educational certificates (e.g. ‘O’ and ‘A’ level certificates, diplomas, exam transcripts, etc). Translated and notarised copies are required if documents are not in English. By the application closing date, you must have attained the minimum qualification required for the programme.
  2. NRIC or FIN/passport (for international applicants).
  3. Passport-sized photograph. Your photo must be taken in the last 3 months. It is to be in JPEG format, 400 by 514 pixels, and file size of around 60KB.
    1. Payment of application fee. This fee (inclusive of 7% GST) is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.
    2. International applicants are supposed to mail in the original notarised documents to SIM for verification.
    3. Applicants will be informed by email of the application outcome within one month before the course starts. When the students have received the offer, they must go online to confirm the offer and accept the student contract document.

Admission criteria

  • Senior School Certificate (Year 12): overall 70% and above for 5 subjects, excluding Physical Education. A pass in English to meet the English language requirement. A 50% in Year 10 Mathematics to meet the Mathematics requirement.
  • Senior School Certificate (Year 12): overall 70% and above for 5 subjects, excluding Physical Education. A pass in English to meet the English language requirement.
  • Secondary School Certificate (Year 10): overall 60% and above for 5 subjects, excluding Physical Education. OR Senior School Certificate (Year 12): overall 60% and above for 5 subjects, excluding Physical Education. A pass in English to meet the English language requirement.

English Proficiency Test Scores

Every international student, whose native language is not English must present English proficiency scores. The minimum requirement for the same is as follows.

TestMinimum required score for all Programs
Pearson Test57

Visa Process for International Students

Immigration documents required by Enrolled International Student are:

Passport: The expiration date of your passport should always be valid at least 6 months in the future. To extend your passport, please contact your country’s local consulate/embassy in Singapore.

Aspirants will be required to submit the following documents while applying for a Singapore student visa.

  1. ICA In-principle Approval Letter
  2. SIM Offer Letter
  3. Original Birth Certificate
  4. Original Education Qualifications
  5. Medical Report
  6. Embarkation/Disembarkation Card
  7. Passport
  8. Passport-sized photograph (with white background)
  9. Terms & Conditions of Student’s Pass (STP) Card
  10. 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, Singapore offers various choices Of programs. This college is reputed to provide more than 40 undergraduate programs, diverse part-time programs for their students across its lush main campus. Students and aspirants who are looking to develop their passion in the future, this university can be the perfect choice for them.

Where to Apply: Students may apply online through the University application portal

Application Fee: SGD 96.30

Admission Requirements: following documents are required:

  • Official high school transcript(s).
  • Certification of Finances
  • SAT score of minimum 1233
  • CV

Some of the popular undergraduate courses are as follows:

CourseAcademic requirement/ English language proficiency
Bachelor of businessIELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0); Successful completion of a SIM or a Polytechnic Diploma approved by La Trobe University;
Bachelor of computer scienceIELTS- 6.0; TOEFL 79; Pearson Test score of at least 57 for English (Academic) (with at least 57 for Reading / Writing and at least 50 for Speaking / Listening)
Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)IELTS- 6.5; TOEFL -580 with TWE 4.5 (paper-based) 92 (IBT); Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English

Singapore Institute of Management: Graduate Admissions

The institute offers a varied platter of courses from all the top categories. The course-specific requirements for some of the courses are given below:

RequirementsGraduate Certificate in Business AnalyticsGraduate Diploma in Business AnalyticsGraduate Diploma in Business AnalyticsGraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing
GMAT/GREGRE: 318GRE: 318GRE: 318GRE: 318
Work Experience2+ yearsRequired2+ yearsRequired
Professional CV/ResumeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
RecommendationsRequired (2 letters)Required (1 letter)Required (2 letters)Required (2 letters)
Admission InterviewBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation only

Team for handling graduate admissions can easily be contacted at the following number

SIM Headquarters
461 Clementi Road
Singapore 599491
+65 6248-9746

The programs at SIM GE and SIM IA are also supervised by respective Academic Boards. This affiliation makes it easier for students to experience and explore different study cultures all around the world. The Singapore Institute of Management in Singapore has also been ranked as number one for maintaining order and security across the world in comparison to all other Institute of Management, which undoubtedly gives it credit points when seeking to study in Singapore.

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