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 get plugged into the SUTD community even before the main cohort matriculates in September. The Early Matriculation Exercise is available to SC/PR students who have a place reserved in SUTD for that Academic Year.

For Incoming AY2024 Freshmen
SUTD Early Matriculation Exercise 2024 is open for Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident students who have a place reserved in SUTD for the Academic Year 2024 intake. This year, there will be two exercises:
  • Early Matriculation @ Spring (January 2024)
  • Early Matriculation @ Summer (June 2024)
Students who do not wish to matriculate early in January (EM@Spring) may still participate in the early matriculation exercise in June (EM@Summer). Details for the latter will be sent to students in May 2024.

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 the official SUTD student card and start enjoying the benefits of an SUTD student!  

What’s in it for me?

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

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 the SRC page 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. (Early Fab Lab Training is available for EM@Spring students only)

Take Part in Fifth Row Clubs and Activities

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.

There are over 75 student groups on campus and they are grouped into 5 clusters. The clusters are Arts, Community, Sports, Culture, and Makers.

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 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 studentlife@sutd.edu.sg

Volunteer in Outreach or be a Student Helper

Join us as volunteers in our various outreach activities such as the SUTD Open House, learning journeys or help with student sharing at your alma mater, 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.

Integrated Learning Programme (ILP)

The Integrated Learning Programme (ILP) 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 over 6 weeks each, 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.

Find out more about ILP.

Students who have signed up for Early Matriculation (both Spring and Summer) will receive an official email and registration link from the Office of Admissions by end-June 2024 to register for ILP.

Travel at Concessionary Rates on Public Transport

As an Early Matriculated student, you will receive an Undergraduate Travel Concession Card from the TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Offices (CCROs) and enjoy travel on public transport at concessionary rates.

For EM@Spring 2024, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions from the Office of Student Administration (OSA) once your travel concession card is ready to be collected (expected to be ready by end-Feb 2024).

Intern with SUTD Research Centres or Start-ups

(Available for EM@Spring only) 

Students are eligible to apply for and be considered for internship with one of our SUTD research centres or start-ups. These internships held during the period of February to June, provide an opportunity for you to work on real world projects, build your network and have a taste of possible career pathways that can shape your future selection of pillars and tracks. 

For those interested in entrepreneurship or have your own start-up ideas, an internship at an SUTD start-up could give you a head-start. You will get to learn the ropes of entrepreneurship from your seniors and get involved in the entrepreneurship eco-system right here at SUTD.

For EM@Spring 2024: The list of available internships will be sent to you via email after you have completed the Online Matriculation Exercise (OMEx) in mid-Dec 2023.

You will then be invited to submit your resumes directly to the respective organisations. Interviews and selections will be done in January 2024, and the internships are expected to start from February till June 2024.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme

(Available for EM@Spring only)

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.

Find out more about UROP.

For EM@Spring 2024: The list of available UROPs and instructions to apply will be sent to you via email after you have completed the Online Matriculation Exercise (OMEx) in mid-Dec 2023.

Are there any costs involved?

Tuition fees are not chargeable until September 2024. Only the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees (CMF) will be charged.

  • EM@Spring: CMF paid in January 2024 will cover you till August 2024.
  • EM@Summer: CMF paid in June 2024 will cover you till December 2024.

ILP Classes are chargeable. Please refer to the ILP page for class schedules and fees.