List of Top Colleges and Universities in Singapore

List of Universities in Singapore with Cities, Rankings, Fees

1National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore is the national research university of Singapore. Founded in 1905 as the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States Government Medical School, NUS is the oldest higher education institution in Singapore.

2Nanyang Technological University

The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is the second oldest public autonomous research university in Singapore. NTU has been ranked as overall 1st in the ranking of young universities in the QS World University Rankings since 2015 as of August 2020.

3Singapore Management University

Singapore Management University is the third autonomous university in Singapore. The university provides broad-based business programs modeled after the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. SMU was established on 29 July 2000 and is located in the Downtown area of Singapore.

4Nanyang Polytechnic

Nanyang Polytechnic is a polytechnic located in the precinct of Yio Chu Kang in the town of Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. As an industry-oriented alternative to a broader-based junior college education, polytechnic graduates in Singapore are sought after for work or many continue to complete university degrees.

5S P Jain School of Global Management

SP Jain School of Global Management is an Australian business school that provides modern, relevant and practical global business education. With campuses in the dynamic business hubs of Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney, SP Jain is renowned for offering multi-city undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

6Singapore Polytechnic

Singapore Polytechnic is a post-secondary education institution in Singapore. Established on 27 October 1954, Singapore Polytechnic is the first and oldest polytechnic in Singapore.

7Temasek Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic is a post-secondary academic institution located in Tampines, Singapore. It is the third polytechnic established in the country. Temasek Polytechnic teaches an industry-focused curriculum, which is an alternative to a broader-based junior college/ pre-university education.

8Singapore University of Technology and Design

The Singapore University of Technology and Design is the fourth autonomous university in Singapore, next to Upper Changi MRT station.

9Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic is a post-secondary education institution and a statutory board under the purview of the Ministry of Education, located in Clementi, Singapore. Established in 1963, it is the second oldest polytechnic in Singapore.

10National Institute of Education

The National Institute of Education is an autonomous institute of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Ranked 12th in the world and 2nd in Asia by the QS World University Rankings in the subject of Education in 2015, the institute is the sole teacher education institute for teachers in Singapore.

11Singapore Institute of Technology

The Singapore Institute of Technology is the fifth autonomous university in Singapore. Established in May 2009, SIT is Singapore’s first university of applied learning.

12Republic Polytechnic

Republic Polytechnic is an institution of higher learning in Woodlands, Singapore. Founded in 2002, it was the first school system in Singapore to use the problem-based learning pedagogy for all its diploma programs.

13Yale NUS College

Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts college in Singapore. Established in 2011 as a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore, it is the first liberal arts college in Singapore and one of the few in Asia.

14Kaplan Singapore

Kaplan Singapore is a for-profit private education institution headquartered in Singapore with other campuses in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the People’s Republic of China. It was known as the Asia Pacific Management Institute (APMI) before it was acquired by Kaplan Inc., a subsidiary of the Graham Holdings Company, in May 2005. It was established in 1989 as APMI, a regional provider of management education and lifelong learning programs and services. APMI was among the first private education organizations to be awarded the Singapore Quality Class (SQC) for Private Education Organizations. It is also one of the first management institutions to achieve the ISO 9000 quality certification in Singapore in 1996.

15MDIS – Management Development Institute of Singapore

The Management Development Institute of Singapore, founded in 1956, is the oldest non-profit vocational university for lifelong learning in Singapore. It offers a variety of degree programs such as business management, engineering, fashion design, nursing, mass communications, psychology and hospitality management.

16PSB Academy Singapore

PSB Academy offers Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Singapore. PSB Academy is registered under the Committee for Private Education Singapore.

17Singapore Institute of Management

The Singapore Institute of Management is a provider of private tertiary education and professional training in Singapore. It was founded by the Singapore Economic Development Board on 28 November 1964. SIM is registered under the Committee for Private Education Singapore.

18James Cook University Singapore

James Cook University Singapore is a branch of James Cook University, based in Townsville, Australia. In addition to Singapore and Townsville, JCU operates another campus in Cairns, Australia.

19LASALLE College of the Arts

LASALLE College of the Arts is a publicly-funded post-secondary arts institution and a soon-to-be University of the Arts by 2023 in alliance with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore.

20Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts; is a publicly-funded post-secondary arts institution and a soon-to-be University of the Arts by 2023 in alliance with LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts offers courses in Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree level.

21Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore

The Duke–NUS Medical School is a graduate medical school in Singapore. The school was set up in April 2005 as the Duke–NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore’s second medical school, after the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and before the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

22German Institute of Science & Technology Singapore

The German Institute of Science and Technology – TUM Asia is an institute for research and education situated in Singapore, formed in 2002 as the Asian campus of the Technical University of Munich.

23Curtin University Singapore

Curtin Singapore is a campus of Australia’s Curtin University. Curtin Singapore is an Australian-based university that provides local and international students with the opportunity to receive Australian university education in Singapore.

24TMC Academy

TMC Academy is a recognized Private Education Institution with multiple academic and corporate awards. TMC Academy offers higher education programs to local students and international students from over 30 countries. Our full-time and part-time programs range from certificate, diploma, higher diploma, undergraduate degree to master’s degree; across disciplines including Accounting, Business & Management, Engineering, Hospitality & Tourism, Infocomm Technology, Psychology & Counselling, Mass Communication and English Language.

25Singapore Raffles Music College

Singapore Raffles Music College is a tertiary music institution in Singapore registered with the Council for Private Education. It was recently awarded the EduTrust Provisional award in 2014, certifying that SRMC has reached high standards in key areas of management and provision of educational services.

26SIM University

SIM University was a private university in Singapore from 2005 to 2017. The university was established and managed under the Singapore Institute of Management Group. It was only Singapore’s private university after Nanyang University. The university practices an Open-door academic policy towards working adults.

27Informatics Academy Singapore

Established in 1983 to address Asia’s need for IT expertise, Informatics Academy has transformed through the years into a center of excellence in higher learning.

28Auston Institute

Auston Institute – higher education institution in Singapore. One of the attractions of the capital of Singapore is the main campus of Auston Institute. Auston Institute has garnered a reputation as a strong educational institution as it is among the top 30 universities of Singapore.

29Aventis School of Management

Aventis School of Management is an international graduate business school based in Singapore. It was founded in 2007.

30EASB East Asia Institute of Management

East Asia Institute of Management, popularly known as EASB is one of Singapore’s leading private education institutes. EASB offers programs in Hospitality & Tourism Management, Business Management, Events Management, Sports Business Management, Accounting, Finance, International Banking & Finance, Business Information Systems, Marketing, Nursing, Medical Bioscience, Real Estate Management, Psychology, and Performing Arts. EASB has a growing community of international students.

31Ngee Ann-Adelaide

Ngee Ann Academy (formerly known as Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre) has been providing high-quality tertiary education in Singapore since 1998. Since March 2018, it has become a fully-owned subsidiary of Ngee Ann Education Holdings. Its new logo represents a new and refreshed institution that continues to serve its stakeholders with the same commitment, quality and passion that it has for the past 20 years. Ngee Ann Academy (NAA) will continue to provide high-quality education and training and see all students benefit from the educational programs and move on to greater heights in their respective careers.

32BMC International College

BMC International College was founded in 1966 as Redhill Tutorial Institution. It was renamed as Royale School of Commerce in 1967 and again as People’s Park Commercial School later the same year. Its name was changed again to Kim Tian Commercial School in 1979 and to BMC Commercial Training Centre in 1980. In 2003, it pioneered the Mendaki Tuition Scheme (MTS) and was renamed BMS Academy. It finally received its current name in 2009.

33Biblical Graduate School of Theology

Biblical Graduate School of Theology is an evangelical theological seminary in Singapore. The current principal is Lai Pak Wah.

34Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly called the Institute of Medicine (IoM), is an American nonprofit, non-governmental organization. The National Academy of Medicine is a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Research Council (NRC).

35University of Nevada Las Vegas Singapore

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a state research institution home to over 28,000 students and 10 prestigious colleges. UNLV’s first international campus was established in Singapore in 2006 and presently features the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. Its Asia-based campus currently has over 300 undergraduate, 15 graduate and 100 continuing education students studying the hospitality and tourism field.

36SMF Institute of Higher Learning

SMF Institute of Higher Learning – higher education institution in Singapore. The home of the main campus of SMF Institute of Higher Learning is Singapore’s capital – Singapore. SMF Institute of Higher Learning has garnered a reputation as a strong educational institution as it is among the top 40 universities of Singapore.

37MDIS Singapore — Management Development Institute of Singapore

The Management Development Institute of Singapore, founded in 1956, is the oldest non-profit vocational university for lifelong learning in Singapore. It offers a variety of degree programs such as business management, engineering, fashion design, nursing, mass communications, psychology and hospitality management.

38IPOS International

IPOS International is the expertise and enterprise engagement arm of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).

39Singapore University of Social Sciences

The Singapore University of Social Sciences is the sixth autonomous university in Singapore. Established in 2017, SUSS focuses on applied degree programs primarily in the social sciences. In 2017, SUSS received its inaugural class of 2,137 graduates.

40Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

The SingaporeMIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a leading research center in Asia established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore to identify and conduct research on critical problems of societal significance for today.

41ERC Institute Singapore

ERC Institute is expanding our Academic Team. We are looking for facilitators who go beyond teaching and education.  ERC Institute (ERCI) was founded in 2003 by ERC Holdings, a well-reputed entrepreneurial group established in 1999

42Marketing Institute of Singapore

Marketing Institute of Singapore Business School offers its students a quality education in the different aspects of Marketing, Business and Sales. MIS was established in 1973 as the national membership body for sales and marketing.

43Stansfield College

Stansfield College, founded in 1993, is a registered center and specialist provider of University of London International Programmes in Singapore. Stansfield, EduTrust certified, offers over 70-degree programs and the Stansfield Group has been awarded the status of ‘Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organisation’ (SQC), which is given by the Singapore government to organizations deemed to be world-class.

44Temple University Singapore

Temple University Singapore – higher education institution in Singapore. The main campus of the university is located in Singapore – the capital of Singapore. Temple University Singapore is one of the top educational institutions in Singapore that never leaves the country’s top 5 places to study.

45Chatsworth Mediart Academy

Established in 2003, Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy (CMA) is the first Marketing, Advertising & Design Integrated School in Asia, providing a series of Marketing + Advertising + Design (M.A.D.) integrated courses for students who aspire to be leaders in the marketing, advertising and creative industries. Since then, our students are equipped with a designer’s comprehensive skill set, the marketing professional’s analytical.

46Singapore Institute of Engineering Technology

The Singapore Institute of Technology is the fifth autonomous university in Singapore. Established in May 2009, SIT is Singapore’s first university of applied learning.

47New York University Tisch School of the Arts

The New York University Tisch School of the Arts is the performing, cinematic and media arts school of New York University, and is among the most competitive film schools in the world to enroll in.

48University of New South Wales Asia

The University of New South Wales Asia was the first international university campus for the University of New South Wales in Singapore which opened on 12 March 2007. UNSW Asia was the first foreign university and fifth university in Singapore.

49European Business Schools

European Business Schools – higher education institution in Singapore. The home of the main campus of European Business Schools is Singapore’s capital – Singapore. European Business Schools is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities of Singapore taking its rightful place among the top 5 educational institutions of the country.

50GEOS Language Centre

GEOS Language Centre was established on 02 September 1997 at Orchard Tower in Singapore. The core business of the school focused on English classes for the Japanese housewives and businessmen who reside in Singapore. Such service was then extended to Koreans in the early 2000s. Thereafter, the school started to venture into a more International market in the mid-2000s. To date, apart from Japanese and Korean students, we have had students from Russia, Brazil, Spain, Italy, France, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Vietnam and even South Africa.

51London School of Business and Finance

The London School of Business and Finance is a private business school in the United Kingdom. It is owned by the for-profit education corporate group Global University Systems. LSBF was founded in 2003 by the entrepreneur Aaron Etingen. By 2015 it had become one of England’s largest private colleges.

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