Tuition Fees

SUTD aims to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. To realise this vision, we admit talented promising students and provide financial support based on merit and need.

Tuition fees at SUTD are highly subsidised by the Singapore Government. This substantial subsidy comes in the form of a tuition grant administered by the Singapore Government that allows eligible students to pay subsidised tuition fees.
 
For Singapore Citizen students and Singapore Permanent Resident students paying subsidised fees, the tuition fees are exclusive of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is separately subsidised by MOE.

Academic Year 2022

Tuition fees for new students admitted in AY2022 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee (Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens
(SC)

 
Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) International Students
(IS)
(Inclusive of GST)
Per academic year  S$13,500 S$19,050 S$29,150 S$60,936.50
Per term S$6,750 S$9,525 S$14,575 S$30,468.25
Academic Year 2021

Tuition fees for existing students admitted in AY2021 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee (Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens
(SC)

 
Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
 
International Students
(IS) (Inclusive of GST)
Per academic year  S$13,300 S$18,750 S$28,700 S$60,722.50
Per term S$6,650 S$9,375 S$14,350 S$30,361.25
Academic Year 2020

Tuition fees for existing students admitted in AY2020 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee (Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens
(SC)

 
Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
 
International Students
(IS) (Inclusive of GST)
Per academic year  S$13,200 S$18,600 S$28,450 S$60,615.50
Per term S$6,600 S$9,300 S$14,225 S$30,307.75
Academic Year 2019

Tuition fees for existing students admitted in AY2019 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee (Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens
(SC)

 
Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
 
International Students
(IS) (Inclusive of GST)
Per academic year  S$13,200 S$18,500 S$28,250 S$60,615.50
Per term S$6,600 S$9,250 S$14,125 S$30,307.75
Academic Year 2018

Tuition fees for existing 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) (Inclusive of GST)
Per academic year  S$13,050 S$18,250 S$27,950 S$60,455
Per term S$6,525 S$9,125 S$13,975 S$30,227.50
Academic Year 2017

Tuition fees for existing students admitted in AY2017 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee (Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens
(SC)
Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) International Students
(IS) (Inclusive of GST)
Per academic year  S$12,900 S$18,050 S$27,600 S$67,838
Per term S$6,450 S$9,025 S$13,800 S$33,919
Academic Year 2016

Tuition fees for existing students admitted in AY2016 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee (Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens 
(SC)
Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) International Students
(IS)
(Inclusive of GST)
Per academic year S$12,400 S$17,350  S$26,000 S$66,768
Per term S$6,200  S$8,675  S$13,000 S$33,384
Academic Year 2015

Tuition fees for existing students admitted in AY2015 are as follows:

Tuition Fees Subsidised Fee Non-Subsidised Fee (Inclusive of GST)
Singapore Citizens Singapore Permanent Residents International Students
Per academic year

S$11,900

S$16,650 S$23,800 S$65,056
Per term S$5,950 S$8,325 S$11,900 S$32,528

SUTD adopts a cohort-based fixed fee model whereby the tuition fee for a cohort intake will remain unchanged throughout the normal candidature of students. However, tuition fees for every new cohort are subject to change from year to year. 
 
Please note the following for tuition fee payment:

  1. All fee amounts quoted here are based on the subsidised fees payable by students who take up the Tuition Grant (TG) scheme. Please check your TG eligibility.

  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. International students will be liable to pay GST on their tuition fees payable. The fee amounts quoted here are inclusive of 7% GST. From 1 January 2023, GST will be increased to 8%.

  4. 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 7% GST. From 1 January 2023, GST will be increased to 8%.

  5. Students are required to pay fees for 8 academic terms (i.e. normal course duration).

  6. Students who are required to take a subject during their vacation term(s) or term(s) beyond the normal programme duration of 8 academic terms will have to pay fees based on subject credits. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees is to be borne by students.

  7. Students who do not sign the Tuition Grant Agreement or who are not eligible for the tuition grant will have to pay non-subsidised tuition fees.

  8. 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.


SUTD Community Grant

Eligible Singapore Citizens who are pursuing full-time undergraduate studies who do not receive a scholarship or qualify for financial aid would be provided with the SUTD Community Grant to help defray the costs of an SUTD education. The grant is tenable up to 8 academic terms of undergraduate studies at SUTD, provided that the student continues to meet the eligibility criteria. The SUTD Community Grant is applicable for the AY2020 to AY2025 intakes and will be reviewed before the start of AY2026. More information about the SUTD Community Grant.


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

Eligible Singapore Citizen (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. More information about the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy.


National Servicemen

National Servicemen, whose enrolment into SUTD is delayed due to their national service obligations in Singapore, will pay the prevailing tuition fees at the time they accepted their offer of admission. If the National Serviceman does not accept the place first offered and accepts offers in the subsequent years, he will pay the tuition fee effective in the later year of offer which he has accepted.


Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees (CMF). These compulsory annual miscellaneous fees are charged for registration to student council, students’ activities, insurance**, sport facilities, IT facilities and academic related services. The CMF are also payable by students who are away on their Independent Activity Period (IAP), Internship, Co-Curricular Activities and Overseas Exchange Programme. Students are required to pay CMF for 8 terms (i.e. normal course duration). These fees are non-refundable.

The Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees for AY2022 payable by all students charged on a term basis 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).

More information in Insurance.
 
Note: The CMF may be subject 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 if fees remain outstanding for more than 30 calendar days from due date. Upon NSI activation, students 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 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.

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



Tuition Grant

The MOE Tuition Grant is a grant provided by the Government of Singapore to help students manage the costs of full-time tertiary education in Singapore. Eligible Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and international students enrolled in full-time undergraduate courses at the autonomous universities may receive it.

Eligible Singapore Citizens are automatically awarded a Tier A Tuition Grant, which is the highest level of tuition fee subsidy, when you commence your studies. Singapore Citizens thus pay the lowest tuition fees. There is no bond obligation.

Eligible Permanent Residents may choose to apply for a Tier B Tuition Grant only. Successful applicants are required to work for a Singapore entity for three years upon graduation.

Eligible international students may choose to apply for a Tier C Tuition Grant only. There is a limited number of Tuition Grants available for international students, and selection is competitive and based on merit. Successful applicants are required to work for a Singapore entity for three years upon graduation.

If you do not apply for a Tuition Grant, or if you do not complete the registration and signing process, you will need to pay non-subsidised fees.


For more details on Tuition Grant Eligibility, click here.