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Founded in 2000, the Singapore Management University, or SMU is one of the leading universities of Singapore, with a deep emphasis on research and teaching. As one of the only institutions that focus on business and management studies, SMU has curated for itself a solid niche with a high impact in research and education. SMU is committed to creating groundbreaking studies with a broad global effect as well as a diverse group of innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for the knowledge-based economy. It is dedicated to providing students with a collaborative, participatory, and technologically augmented learning environment.


According to QS Top Universities, SMU had around 7.5K undergrad students. Out of these, about a thousand students are international students. The official records of the university, as of 12 September 2022, show enrollment of 9883 students in the undergraduate programs. Out of these, 5512 are females and 4371 are males. Bachelor of Business Management witnessed the maximum intake of students while the Bachelor of Science (Software Engineering) saw the least. While most degrees saw more female students, Bachelor of Science (Information Systems) and Bachelor of Laws saw almost double the number of male students as for female students. Females made up 56% and Males made up 44% of the undergrad student population. Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents formed 91% while International Students composed 9% of the undergrad enrollments. Undergrad degrees also saw representation and students from 35 foreign countries.

The University’s international students come from India, China, ASEAN countries, Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East, Maldives, Japan and South Korea. SMU has over 300 partner universities spanning 50 countries for exchange programs, giving students 100% opportunities to participate in a global exposure program.

Students who receive a Tuition Grant are able to pay subsidized tuition fees for their course of study. The fees for the annual year 2023-24 are as follows the subsidised fees for Bachelor of Laws is 27,400.00 SGD or 16,80,506.58 INR. The subsidized fees for all other degrees is 24,850.00 SGD or 15,24,109.07 INR. The unsubsidized fee for the Bachelor of Laws is 49,950.00 SGD or 30,63,551.23 INR. The fee for all other degrees is 45,600.00 SGD or 27,96,755.48 INR. There are additional charges for additional courses for term 3 as well.

TUITION GRANT: Permanent Residents and International Students will need to apply for a Tuition Grant as part of their online admission application form. In addition, Permanent Residents and International Students who take up the Tuition Grant are required to work in a Singapore entity for 3 years upon graduation from SMU. Those who are not eligible, or choose not to apply for the Tuition Grant, will pay the non-subsidised fees. Such students will not be bound by the 3-year work obligation.

1. SMU-Administered Scholarships: Lee Kong Chian Scholars’ Programme, ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship, Science & Technology Undergraduate Scholarship, SMU School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) Scholarship

2. Donor and other Scholarships: Bangkok Bank Scholarship, CCPL Scholarship, Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Scholarship, Diana Koh International Scholarship, Goh Foundation Scholarship, Hiew Yoon Khong and Lee Su Chin Scholarship, Ian R. Taylor Asia Scholarship, Karim Family Foundation Scholarship, Kewalram Chanrai Group Endowed Scholarship, L.I.T. Scholarship, Li Ka Shing Endowed Scholarship, Lim Hang Hing Scholarship, Linklaters Scholarship, Ng Kai Wa Scholarship, Prima Ceylon Scholarship,

AccomodationsSGD$250 - S$800 (15,333.09-49,065.89 INR)
UtilitiesSGD 40-100(2,453.29-6,133.24 INR )
TransportationSGD 200 (12,266.47 INR)
TelecommunicationsSGD 50 (3,066.62 INR)
Books and StationarySGD 200 (12,266.47 INR)
Personal ExpensesSGD 100-300 (6,133.24- 18,399.71 INR)
FoodSGD 300-450 ( 18,399.71- 27,599.56 INR)

1. A minimum of 12 years of formal education with good passes in a national/international examination that is recognized for the purpose of admission(ISC/CBSE/State Board for Indian Applicants). (3= GPA OR 85%+)

2. One of the following standardized test scores is required: SAT, or ACT (American College Test), IELTS(Academic Test), TOEFL, or C1 Advanced, or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).

3. Interview for shortlisted applicants. Shortlisted Law applicants must also take a writing test.

4. The minimum standardized test scores requirements (SAT / ACT / IELTS / TOEFL / C1 Advanced / PTE Academic) stated below will be minimally sufficient for applicants to make a competitive application. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee applicants an interview and/or admission into SMU, as admission is on a highly competitive and selective basis.

● 95.1% of fresh graduates from the 2021 cohort were employed within six months of final examinations

● 68.3% were offered full-time permanent jobs before graduation

● Graduates across all six Schools enjoyed higher starting salaries

● Mean and median gross monthly salaries at $4,896 and $4,500 respectively, are at an all-time high

● The top three industries of employment for SMU graduates were Financial and Insurance, Information and communication, and Legal, Accounting, and Auditing.