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SUTD NEED Scholarship

  • Open to all nationalities

  • Full tuition fees

  • Monthly stipend of:

    • S$2,500 (Singapore Citizens)

    • S$1,500 (Singapore Permanent Residents and International Students)

  • CPF contribution (Singapore Citizens only)

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for new 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) International Students (IS)

[on Graduate Assistantship Programme]

(Inclusive of GST)
Total Programme Fee S$14,100 S$19,750 S$30,150


Note: The tuition fee for the 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. Students are required to pay the full tuition fees prior to the start of the 18 months full time programme in 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.

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 in May/June 2018 prior to the programme at SUTD are as follows:

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees Singapore Citizens (SC)
and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
International Students
One-time CMF
(charged at the start of the programme at SUTD in May/June)  
One-time registration fee to Student Activities & Services (Student Council) S$10.00 S$10.00
Student Activities & Services (Student Council) S$25.00 S$25.00
Health & Insurance **  
Academic Related  
Sport Facilities S$60.00 S$60.00
Grand Total Term Fee (inclusive of GST) S$309.00 S$432.00

** 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 in January.

Fee Billing and Payment Modes

Students will receive their bills prior to the start of the programme and payment has to be made prior to the start of the programme at Chang Gung University (CGU) in September. 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.

For Singapore Citizen students and Singapore Permanent Residents students, payment can be made 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 International students, payment can be made via cashier order or demand draft.

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, students will not be able to access MyPortal to view exam results, print transcripts, enroll for modules or view class timetable.

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 term will be liable to pay fees for the entire term. Requests for refund will not be considered.

For billing related enquiries, please write to or call +65 6303 6888.

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