Advisory and Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019):

Early Matriculation

Be recognised as an SUTD Student early - get a headstart by getting involved!

To help ease your transition to university life, SUTD welcomes students who would like to immerse themselves in SUTD even before the main cohort matriculates in September. Rolled out for the first time in 2017, the Early Matriculation Exercise takes place every January and is available to students who have a place reserved in SUTD for that Academic Year.

For Incoming AY2020 Freshmen
In view of the change in start of term from May 2020 to September 2020 for incoming students for AY2020, the Early Matriculation Exercise will be extended to:
  • Students from the first application window who matriculate online by 13 May 2020
  • Students from the Special Application Window* who matriculate online by June 2020
 *The Special Application Window, from 4 May to 17 May 2020, is only open to students who did not apply in the first window.

Incoming freshmen who matriculate by the dates as stipulated above, will be able to sign up for the Special Summer Programme (SSP). Find out more about the SSP.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, some of the other benefits as stated below will be suspended till further notice.

Through this special exercise, you can re-connect with friends, make new ones, meet future school mates and engage in meaningful activities before classes start formally. Upon completing the matriculation procedures, you will be issued with an SUTD student card on that day and start enjoying the benefits of an SUTD student, including access to facilities, participation in Fifth Row activities, sign up for the Integrated Learning Programme (ILP), earn pocket money under the Student Helper Scheme and many more!  

What’s in it for me?

There are various benefits to matriculate early. As part of the SUTD community, you can:

  • Gain access to university facilities and resources, including sports, library, fabrication laboratory, and more
  • Take part in 5th Row Clubs and activities
  • Earn the opportunity to represent SUTD in competitions as a bonafide SUTD student
  • Volunteer in outreach activities and share your passion!
  • Earn some pocket money under the Student Helper Scheme. As a matriculated SUTD student, you may sign up for the Student Helper Scheme and get paid while helping out at the Fab Lab, Library, Office of Admissions and Office of Marketing.
  • Take part in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP)
  • Sign up for bridging courses under the Integrated Learning Programme (ILP)
Access to University Facilities and Resources

Sports Facilities

The Sports and Recreation Centre (SRC) offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities to cater to the different interests and needs of its’ students and staff. Upon matriculation, you will be able to access these facilities at the SRC. You may refer to this link for more details of the following:

  • List of indoor facilities
  • List of outdoor facilities
  • Operating Hours
  • Booking of sports facilities


Students will have access to library and digital resources, including space usage, the loan of books, usage and loan of gadgets and access to online e-resources.

Fabrication Laboratory

Upon matriculation and completion of mandatory Fab Lab equipment training, students will be able to access 3D printers, laser-cutters and other general purpose tools, subject to availability.

Fifth Row

Co-curricular activities are termed as Fifth Row in SUTD, as it is the fifth ‘subject’ students do every term in addition to their four academic subjects. Hours are set aside for Fifth Row so that you can pursue your passions.

Fifth Row is an important aspect of the holistic education that SUTD offers. Beyond promoting campus vibrancy, it provides opportunities for you to develop yourself beyond academics to your fullest potential.

To foster strong synergy amongst the deeply diverse groups, the student clubs are categorized into four clusters led by cluster representatives. The clusters are arts, social, specialists and sports.

There are over 90 student groups on campus, ranging from the arts, sports and special interests. The list of student groups could be found here.

Represent SUTD in Competitions

As a fully matriculated student, you are also eligible to partake in the sporting activities SUTD has to offer. In addition, if you meet the selection criteria, you will also have the opportunity to participate and represent SUTD at the sports competitions, which are organised by the local Tertiary Sports Councils*, or other ‘Open’ competitions.

*SUTD is represented at the Singapore Universities and Institute Varsity Polytechnic Sports Councils. The former comprises of representatives from all the six local Universities whilst the latter includes all the local Universities, Polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education. As part of these sporting communities, SUTD sports teams will have the opportunity to participate and represent SUTD at the sports competitions which are organised by these councils annually. In addition to that, there are also potentially other open or national tertiary competitions. For details, you may email to

Volunteer in Outreach

Join us as volunteers in our various outreach activities to schools and “infect” others with the same passion which fuelled your decision to join the University. You can inspire and change lives! Simply register your interest to be a volunteer and we will keep you informed when opportunities arise.

Student Helper Scheme

The student helper scheme is introduced to provide opportunities for SUTD students to help out at various SUTD departments and get paid while doing so. Payment is pegged at $8.75/hour for approved activities. You may indicate your interest for the preferred student helper programme in the registration form. Respective offices may then contact you for further selection.

Student Helper (Admissions)

The Office of Admissions is looking for energetic and committed individuals to help out during our Admissions Exercise. Admissions student helpers are on a part-time basis and you may take on the role of either

  • administrative support for admission/scholarship interviews;
  • logistical support at Acceptance Tea sessions; or
  • helpers at workshops for Pre-University students

Responsibilities include:

1. Training required
All interested students are to attend a mandatory training session by Admissions personnel, which includes familiarization of roles & responsibilities and campus tour routes etc. More details will be provided on a later date.

2. Time commitment
- Acceptance Tea sessions (selected Saturday mornings)
- Admissions/ Scholarships interviews (selected weekdays and Saturdays )
- Workshop helpers (varied timings)

Student Helper (Library)

Library student helpers can choose to be attached to the Library on a full time or part time basis, and the scope of work will be tailored according to your time commitment. The various job roles include: hosting of external partners for Library tours and attend to general queries; conducting research (e.g. academic research; participating in special projects undertaken by Library.

1. Training required
All interested students are to attend a mandatory training session by Library personnel. More details will be provided on a later date.

2. Time commitment
Attend and complete the mandatory training session. The exact time commitment for Library student helpers will be based on the job scope.

Student Helper (Fabrication Lab)

The Fabrication Laboratory @ SUTD is looking for energetic student helpers who are interested in hands-on operation of selected Fab LabMOBILE and Fab Lab tools and machinery (e.g. 3D printers, laser cutters, hand tools, etc.). As Fab Lab helpers, you will assist with activities in the Fab Lab and support the running of workshops for external partners, which may be at extended working hours. Point to note: All Fab Lab student helpers are to register with the Fab Lab if they wish to use the Fab Lab after office hours.

1. Training required
All interested students are to attend a mandatory briefing by Fab Lab personnel and pass a written test before they can be Fab Lab student helpers.

2. Time commitment
Attend and complete the three-day training program (total of 18 hours). Undertake up to 8 hours per month for approved Fab Lab activities such as Fab Lab undergraduate-supervisor (evening hours), equipment calibration and servicing, etc. This excludes manning of workshops that are organized for external partners.

For more information on the Student Helper Scheme, you may email to 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programme

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) is a Fifth Row activity where SUTD undergraduates are given the opportunity to explore their research interest and participate in different phases of standard research activity which include developing research plans, writing proposals, conducting research,
analyzing data and presenting research results in oral and written form.

In addition to fostering a spirit of learning and inquiry amongst our undergraduates by engaging faculty and students on cutting edge and innovative research projects, UROPers (students taking UROP) become familiar with the faculty, learn about the pillars, and engage in hands-on application of theories learnt in class.

The practical skills and knowledge gained can eventually be applied to careers after graduation or as graduate students. Registration starts in early March.

More information about UROP can be found here.

Integrated Learning Programme

The Integrated Learning Programme II (ILP2) is an optional SUTD bridging programme offering preparatory courses in Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry and Biology for students who will be commencing study in the upcoming academic year.
This programme is designed with the aim of ensuring students' readiness for the Freshmore foundation curriculum as well as providing a holistic learning experience to enthuse the students about the subjects. While the topics are taught in a compact schedule, each subject will be delivered in an interactive lecture format which may include inquiry-based and experiential learning through interesting case studies, 1D Big-D design experiences, learning journeys and problem solving to gain a better appreciation of the theoretical concepts taught. More information about ILP can be found here

Travel at Concessionary Rates on Public Transport

As an Early Matriculated student, you are able to apply for the Undergraduate Concession Card directly from any TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Offices (CCROs) and enjoy travel on public transport at concessionary rates.

Are there any costs involved?

While tuition fees are not chargeable till classes begin, there will be a minimal charge for Early Matriculation in the form of the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fee (CMF) for one term which will go towards coverage for health and insurance, student activities and usage of sports facilities. Payment details along with the Early Matriculation details will be sent to incoming students who have accepted the admission offer.

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