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Tuition Fees

SUTD will freeze tuition fee increases for Singapore Citizens enrolled in government-subsidised postgraduate programmes in AY2020. This will help mitigate the impact of costs to Singaporean households during these challenging times.

Postgraduate tuition fees follow a fee schedule that is set at the year of admission, with pre-planned annual increases over the course duration. With the freeze in tuition fee increases Singaporean postgraduate students from the AY2020 intake will pay the AY2019 fees in their first year of study. For Singaporean postgraduate students from the AY2019 intake or earlier, the pre-planned fee increases for AY2020 will be deferred, and they will pay the AY2019 fees in AY2020. The fee schedule for the remaining course duration will be reviewed before the start of AY2021.

The freeze in tuition fee increases for AY2020 does not apply to fees payable by Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) and international students (IS).

(A) (i) Tuition fees for new full-time students admitted in AY2020 are as follows:

Tuition Fees  Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee
(Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens(SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
Per academic year  S$14,300  S$24,300  S$50,950
 Per term  S$7,150  S$12,150  S$25,475

(A) (ii) Tuition fees for new part-time students admitted in AY2020 are as follows:

Tuition Fees  Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee
(Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens(SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
 Per academic year  S$7,150  S$12,150  S$25,475
Per term  S$3,575  S$6,075  S$12,737.50

(B) (i) Tuition fees for existing full-time students admitted in AY2019 are as follows:

Tuition Fees  Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee
(Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens(SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
Per academic year  S$14,300  S$24,550  S$51,450
 Per term  S$7,150  S$12,275  S$25,725

(B) (ii) Tuition fees for existing part-time students admitted in AY2019 are as follows:

Tuition Fees  Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee
(Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens(SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
Per academic year  S$7,150  S$12,250  S$25,725
 Per term  S$3,575  S$6,125  S$12,862.50

(C) (i) Tuition fees for existing full-time students admitted in AY2018 are as follows:

Tuition Fees  Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee
(Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens(SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
Per academic year  S$14,240  S$20,150  S$51,240
 Per term  S$7,120  S$10,075  S$25,620

(C) (ii) Tuition fees for existing part-time students admitted in AY2018 are as follows:

Tuition Fees  Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee
(Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens(SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
 Per academic year  S$7,120  S$10.050  S$25,620
Per term  S$3,560  S$5,025  S$12,810

Note: The tuition fee for the MSSD programme may be subjected to change annually in September.

Eligibility Guidelines for Ministry of Education (MOE) Subsidised Fee

The substantial tuition subsidy from the Government of Singapore comes in the form of a MOE Subsidy which is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is offered to all admitted students up to the maximum programme duration. Students need not apply for the MOE Subsidy if they are eligible.

i) Students with a Higher Degree Qualification
Students who have previously enjoyed MOE subsidy in a graduate programme will not be eligible for MOE subsidy in another graduate programme at the same or lower level. Instead, such students will be required to pay the non-subsidised fees for the graduate programme that they now wish to undertake. For example, students who had previously enjoyed MOE subsidy in a Masters programme and had attained the Masters degree will not be eligible for subsidy in another programme at Masters degree or lower level. In addition, if they wish to upgrade in another discipline area where the programme has a combination of Masters and PhD candidature, they will not be eligible to enjoy MOE subsidy during the Masters candidature.

ii) Transferred or Re-admitted Students
Students who are transferred or re-admitted within SUTD or across Autonomous Universities* will be eligible to receive MOE subsidy up to the maximum programme duration for the new programme less number of terms of MOE subsidy received for the previous programme.

* Autonomous Universities refer to Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Please note the following for tuition fee payment:

  1. Full-time students are required to pay tuition fees for 2 terms per academic year in September and January. Part-time students are required to pay tuition fees for 4 terms in September and January of two consecutive years while academic calendar is 6 terms.
  2. For Singapore Citizen students and Singapore Permanent Resident students paying subsidised fees, Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the tuition fees is subsidised by MOE. The fee amounts quoted here are exclusive of GST.
  3. International students are to pay non-subsidised fees.
  4. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees is to be borne by students.
  5. Citizenship changes which result in tuition fee rate changes will be effected in the term only if email notification (together with Singapore NRIC or collection slip) to Office of Student Administration is received no later than the end of Week 2 of the term. Notification received/issue date after Week 2 of the term will have the revised tuition fee effected only in the following term.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 years and above

Eligible Singapore Citizens (SC) students aged 40 years and above will pay tuition fees that are 60% lower than the standard subsidised tuition fees payable by other SC students who are below 40 years old. Click here for more information or click this link http://www.skillsfuture.sg/enhancedsubsidy.

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees (CMF), which are payable as long as they remain registered as students with the University. These compulsory annual miscellaneous fees are charged for registration to student council, students’ activities, ** insurance, sport facilities, IT facilities and academic related services. These fees are non-refundable.

The Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees for all full-time students are payable over two instalments in September and January; and for all part-time students are payable over four instalments in September and January in two consecutive years. The Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees for AY2020 payable by all full-time and part-time students are as follows:

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees Singapore Citizens (SC)
and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)(Inclusive of GST)
International Students
(IS)(Inclusive of GST)
 One-Time Enrolment Fee to Student Activities & Services (Student Council) S$10.00  S$10.00
Compulsory Miscellaneous Fee per term S$149.50 S$211.00

** Insurance coverage will cease

  • as at date of conferment for graduating students
  • as at leave approval date or leave start date (whichever is later) for students taking Term Leave of Absence (1 term or more).

Click here for more information on Insurance or click this link https://sutd.edu.sg/Admissions/Undergraduate/Fees-Financial-Matters/Compulsory-Miscellaneous-Fees/Student-Insurance-Scheme.

Note: The CMF may be subjected to change annually in January.

Fee Billing and Payment Modes

Students will receive their bills at the commencement of each term and payment is due 30 days from the commencement of term. An email notification will be sent to the student’s SUTD email account when the bill is ready. Students will be able to check their bills via the SUTD Student Portal.

Students are able to pay their bills via cheque, cashier order, demand draft, GIRO, DBS/POSB ATM, DBS/POSB internet banking and eNETS via the SUTD student portal.

Late Payment Penalties

Late payment fee of S$50.00 will be imposed on the student’s account and negative service indicator (NSI) will be activated for fees remain outstanding more than 30 calendar days from due date. Upon NSI activated, student will not be able to access MyPortal to view exam results, print transcripts or enrol for modules.

Refund Policy

Students who apply for leave of absence or leave SUTD, either through withdrawal of their own accord or end of candidature by SUTD, after two weeks from commencement of each academic year will be liable to pay fees for the entire term. Requests for refund will not be considered.

For billing related enquiries, please write to studentfinance@sutd.edu.sg or call +65 6303 6888.

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