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Tuition Fees

AY2018 tuition fee is currently unavailable. For reference, indicative tuition fees for full time students admitted in AY2017 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee (Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens (SC) Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
Per academic year S$13,600 S$19,050


Per term S$6,800 S$9,525


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

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. Students are required to pay tuition fees for 2 terms per academic year in January and September.
  2. For Singapore Citizen students and Singapore Permanent Residents students paying subsidised fees, Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the tuition fee is subsidised by MOE. The fee amounts quoted here are exclusive of GST.
  3. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees is to be borne by students. The fee amounts quoted here are inclusive of GST
  4. 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. Notification received/issue date after Week 2 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
With effect from 1 July 2015, 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 Singaporean students who are below 40 years old. However, this is not applicable to students paying non-subsidised tuition fees. Click here for more information.

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees (CMF), as long as they remain registered as students with the University. This fee is non-refundable.

The Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees for AY2017 payable by all students over two installments in September and January are as follows:

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees Singapore Citizens (SC)
and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
International Students
One-time CMF (charged for new enrolment only)
Student Activities & Services (Student Council) S$10.00 S$10.00
Grand Total One-Time Fee (inclusive of GST) S$10.00 S$10.00
CMF per term (charged at the start of each term in September and January)
Student Activities & Services (Student Council) S$12.50 S$12.50
Health & Insurance **  
Academic Related  
Sport Facilities S$30.00 S$30.00
Grand Total Term Fee (inclusive of GST)  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.​

Note: The CMF may be subjected to change annually.

Fee Billing and Payment Modes 

Students will receive their bills no later than third week from the commencement of each term and payment is due 30 days from the billing date. 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. A penalty of $50 will be imposed for late payment.

Students are able to pay their bills via cheque, cashier order, demand draft, NETS, credit card, GIRO, DBS/POSB ATM, DBS/POSB internet banking and eNETS via the SUTD student portal.
For billing related enquiries, please write to or call +65 6303 6888.

Refund Policy

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

MOE’s financial assistance information:

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