List of universities in Singapore

This is a list of universities in Singapore.

Local universities

Local Autonomous Universities

There are six autonomous universities (AUs) in Singapore.[1][2]

University Student
Type Year founded University rankings
Full name Abbrev. QS[3] THE[4] ARWU[5]
National University of Singapore
Universiti Kebangsaan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம்
42,369[6] comprehensive research intensive university 1905 (as King Edward VII College of Medicine) 11 19 71
Nanyang Technological University
Universiti Teknologi Nanyang
நன்யாங் தொழில்நுட்ப பல்கலைக்கழகம்
32,015[7] comprehensive research intensive university 1981 (as Nanyang Technological Institute)[8][9]
19 36 88
Singapore Management University
Universiti Pengurusan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் நிர்வாக பல்கலைக்கழகம்
8,656[10] specialised research intensive university 2000
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Universiti Teknologi dan Rekabentuk Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்பம் மற்றும் வடிவமைப்பு பல்கலைக்கழகம்
1,341[11] specialised research intensive university 2009
Singapore Institute of Technology
Institut Teknologi Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் தொழில்நுட்ப கல்வி நிறுவனம்
8,500++ [12] specialised university of applied learning 2009
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Universiti Sains Kemasyarakatan Singapura
சிங்கப்பூர் சமூக அறிவியல் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
14,841[14] specialised university of applied and lifelong learning 2005 (as SIM University)[15][16]

Local Publicly-Funded Private University: University of the Arts Singapore

In March 2021, Minister for Education Lawrence Wong announced that Singapore’s first arts university will be established in an alliance between the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts, in a system akin to the University of the Arts, London.[17] The formation of the University of the Arts Singapore (UAS)[18] will see both colleges under the umbrella university be given degree-awarding powers independent of their current foreign partners, where the current long-distance degrees are issued through foreign universities. Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs) enrolled in the approved degree programmes at the university of the arts will pay subsidised fees, comparable to those at autonomous universities here.[19]

The seventh local university of Singapore will be the only publicly-funded private university other than the now defunct and restructured UniSIM in Singapore, and also the only university of the arts with its own degree-conferring power in Singapore slated to open in 2024.[18]

Constituent colleges:

  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • LASALLE College of the Arts

Defunct universities

Private education institutions

Private education institutions (PEIs) are regulated by the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

Local campuses of foreign universities

The following private education institutions are local branches of foreign universities.[20][21]

External degree programmes

The following private education institutions offer external degree programmes (EDPs) with undergraduate or graduate degrees conferred by the institutions' partner universities.[22][21]

InstitutionPartner universities
Auston Institute of Management[23]De Montfort University; University of the West of England
BAC College (Singapore)University of London International Programmes
Beacon International College


Pearson Education; Cardiff Metropolitan University
DIMENSIONS International College


University of Hertfordshire; Cardiff Metropolitan University; Cambridge Assessment International Education; Singapore Workforce Development Agency
East Asia Institute of Management (EASB)
Edinburgh Business School; Queen Margaret University; Sheffield Hallam University; Cardiff Metropolitan University; Aston University
ERC Institute
University of Wolverhampton; University of Greenwich; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Informatics Academy
Oxford Brookes University; University of Central Lancashire; University of Wales
International Management & Sports College University of Portsmouth,Edith Cowan University,OTHM Qualifications,
Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Murdoch University; Griffith University; Monash University; Swinburne University of Technology; Northumbria University; Royal Holloway, University of London; University College Dublin; University of Portsmouth; University of Essex; RMIT University; Birmingham City University
London School of Business and FinanceUniversity of Greenwich; Concordia University Chicago; Xiamen University
Management Development Institute of Singapore
Grenoble Graduate School of Business; Northumbria University; Oklahoma City University; University of Sunderland; Bangor University; Nottingham Trent University; Southern Cross University; Leeds Beckett University; Teesside University; Edinburgh Napier University; University of Portsmouth
Nanyang Institute of Management
Leeds Beckett University; University of the West of Scotland; York St John University
PSB Academy
Edinburgh Napier University; Coventry University; Glasgow Caledonian University; Cambridge Assessment International Education; La Trobe University; University of Newcastle, Australia; University of Nottingham; University of Hull; University of Wollongong
Raffles College of Higher EducationCoventry University; University of Chester
SDH Institute
Singapore Institute of Management
RMIT University; SUNY Buffalo; University of Manchester; Grenoble School of Management; La Trobe University; University of Sydney; University of Birmingham; University of London International Programmes; University of Stirling; University of Warwick; University of Wollongong
Singapore Raffles Music CollegeUniversity of West London
TMC Academy
University of Northampton; Monash University; University of Greenwich; Griffith University; Western Sydney University; La Trobe University; University of Missouri–Kansas City; University of the West of England
Nanyang Insititute of Social Sciences
Jinan University

See also

  • Lists of universities and colleges by country


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