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Singapore Management University: Admissions 2024, Ranking & Fees

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Year of establishment2000
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Also Known AsSMU
Accepted Exams
TOEFLIELTS+2 More
UG/PG Course Ratio5.5
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses7764 SGD for 4 sharing (UG),7764 SGD for 4 sharing (PG)
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Q:   Is Singapore Management University good?

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Despite being established for two decades, SMU was awarded five-star ratings for Overall Excellence, Employability, Facilities, Inclusiveness, Internationalisation and Specialisation in Social Sciences and Management by the QS Stars Asian University Rankings in 2021.

 

Q:   Does Singapore management University accept Indian students?

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Yes, Singapore Management University (SMU) accepts Indian students. According to the SMU website, international students are welcome to apply for admission, and Indian students are among the international students who have been admitted to SMU. Indian students who wish to apply to SMU should check the admission requirements and submit the necessary documents. They should also apply for a student pass and pay the required fees.

Q:   Is Singapore Management University hard to get into?

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Yes it hard to get into SMU.Your academic records must be consistent. You should have scored a minimum aggregate of 60 % in school or undergraduate. You are required to take the GMAT or the GRE; a good score in either is preferred. To showcase language proficiency for certain courses, you might also be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.Meeting these requirements does not guarantee applicants an interview and/or admission into SMU, as admission is on a highly competitive and selective basis.

 

Q:   What is Singapore Management University known for?

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SMU is consistently ranked among the top universities globally. It is ranked 725 in the Best Global Universities ranking.It is also known for world-class research, innovative pedagogy, triple accreditation and wide range of courses. SMU offers various scholarships and grants to support students' education. These include the Lee Kong Chian Scholars' Programme, ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship, Science & Technology Undergraduate Scholarship, and more

 

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Q:   Is there any scholarship for an undergraduate degree in law i.e. LLB from Singapore Management University or from UK's King's law college?

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Hi Shraddha, Yes, scholarships are available but you have to visit the university websites to learn about the university specific criteria. Scholarships are mainly on merit. Also for SMU, the admission requirements varies with your board- IB or CBSE or state board etc. SAT or ACT is required. Additionally for Law applicants a separate interview or writing test is required. There is no minimum limit but a first class is recommended, around 70%. On the other hand, to study in UK you must take the LNAT to be considered for admissions. King's College is a top college so naturally a good percentage above 70% is recommended. You must also take the IELTS. I will strongly advise you to visit their website please for clarity.
 

Q:   What is the procedure for admission and visa to study in Singapore Management University?

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Hi Anshul, Different departments and faculty have different admission requirements. Please check the SMU website for program specific admission details or you need to be more specific with your details for better guidance. For visa information check here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/singapore-student-visa-guide-applycontent5775

 

SMU Singapore Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :SGD 15 - 200
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Fall30ᵗʰ Apr - 30ᵗʰ Jun 2024
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Q:   How to apply to Singapore management University for international student?

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International students who are seeking admission at the Singapore Management University can follow the steps below:

  • Visit the Singapore Management University's admission portal at admissions.smu.edu.sg/apply-now.
  • Start a new application
  • Choose your prefered course to pursue 
  • Fill out the application form with personal details 
  • Upload the credentials and supporting documents as mentioned in the form
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit the form

The University may reach out to you for further process.

Q:   What are the admission requirements and deadlines for Singapore Management University?

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The admission requirements for Singapore Management University (SMU) vary depending on the programme and the applicant's background. Generally, SMU looks for students who have strong academic records, co-curricular involvement, a positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, and critical thinking skills. For undergraduate programs, SMU accepts applications from students with various qualifications, including the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and other international qualifications. SMU also offers graduate programs, such as MBA and Ph.D., that have specific admission requirements. The deadlines for applications vary depending on the programme and the type of applicant. For example, the deadline for undergraduate applications for the academic year 2023-2024 was March 20, 2023, but it was extended to March 22, 2023, due to an unprecedented number of requests. Applicants who receive local university offers in the first window must decide on their choice of university by May 24, 2023. For more information on admission requirements and deadlines for specific programs, applicants should visit the SMU website or contact the SMU Office of Admissions.

Q:   Does SMU require IELTS?

A: 
Yes, it is required. Good TOEFL (minimum of 90) or IELTS (minimum of 6.5) scores for applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor's or Master's level was not in English. SMU's TOEFL institution code is 9014. Please note that test scores (both TOEFL or IELTS) obtained within 2 years from the test taken will be accepted.
 

SMU Singapore Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MBA/PGDM(15 courses)
INR 20 L - 2 Cr
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GMAT
MIM(14 courses)
INR 20 L - 2 Cr
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GMAT
BBA(13 courses)
INR 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 93 & Above, PTE: 66 & Above
LL.M.(4 courses)
INR 20 L - 24 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, TOEFL: 100 & Above
MS(2 courses)
INR 13 L - 15 L
Duration1 year-18 months
Exam AcceptedGRE, IELTS, TOEFL
B.E. / B.Tech(4 courses)
INR 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 93 & Above, PTE: 66 & Above
M.Phil(1 course)
INR 21 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL
B.A.(2 courses)
INR 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 93 & Above, PTE: 66 & Above
LL.B.(1 course)
INR 31 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7.5 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above, PTE: 76 & Above
M.A.(1 course)
INR 25 L
Duration18 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL
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Q:   Does Singapore Management University require SAT for Indian students?

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Yes, Singapore Management University requires Indian students to submit SAT scores as part of their application for undergraduate programs. The minimum total score required is 1350, with at least 650 for evidence-based reading and writing. However, SMU also considers other factors such as academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership potential, and aptitude. Indian students must also maintain a minimum percentage of 80 in order to stand a good chance of admission

Q:   How can I get into Singapore Management University from India?

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To get into Singapore Management University from India, you need to follow the admission requirements set by the university.
Firstly check the admission requirements for international students on the SMU website. The requirements include a minimum total score of 1,350 on the SAT with at least 650 for evidence-based reading and writing, or a minimum score on the ACT. Apply for admission to SMU during the application window, which typically opens in October. You can check the application status for the intake you are interested in. You can also contact the university's International Office for assistance. You must also meet the graduation requirements for the SMU degree. You must submit GRE or GMAT scores to apply for admission to SMU.

Q:   How much is Singapore management University application fee for international students?

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As of my last update in September 2021, the application fees for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Singapore Management University (SMU) were as follows:

  1. Undergraduate courses: SGD 15
  2. Postgraduate courses: SGD 100
 

Q:   How much is the tuition fee at Singapore Management University?

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Singapore Management University offers a diverse range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across various specialisations. The tuition fee varies as per the choice of course. A list of courses along with their tuition fee at the Singapore Management University is given below:

Course1st Year Tuition Fees (INR)
B.E/BTechINR 27.32 Lakh
BBAINR 27.21 Lacs - INR 27.71 Lakh
MSINR 13.13 Lacs - INR 20.74 Lakh
PGINR 24.71 Lakh
MBA/PGDMINR 42.66 Lakh
LLbINR 30.35 Lakh
UG INR 27.71 Lakh
Executive MBA/PGDMINR 70.68 Lakh
M.PhilINR 20.84

Note: The fees can be indicative, students are advised to refer to the official website of Singapore Management University for more information.

 

Q:   Are SAT subject tests required for admission at Singapore Management University?

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SAT subject tests are not required for admission at SMU. These tests do not replace your high school academic grades.
 

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Q:   List the recruiters for MBA programme at Singapore Management University.

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The recruiters for MBA programme at Singapore Management University are listed below:

  • Alibaba
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Caterpillar
  • Citibank
  • Deloitte
  • Garena
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Johnson and johnson
  • KPMG
  • Loreal
  • Master Card
  • Microsoft
  • SAP
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting
  • PwC Singapore
  • Sephora (Luxola)
  • Synpulse
  • Matchmove Pay
  • Thyssenkrupp

 

 

Q:   Does Singapore Management University offer placements?

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Yes, Singapore Management University does offer placement opportunities to all its students. Various top recruiting companies across industries participate in the placement sessions of Singapore Management University. Some of the major recruiters include Barclays Bank, ACCENTURE, Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase, Infosys, Coca-Cola, etc.

 

Q:   Who are the top recruiters for MBA programme at Singapore Management University?

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Some of the companies associated with MBA programmes at Singapore Management University are Apple, EY, Deloitte, Citibank, Intel, SAP, IBM, Microsoft, etc.
 

SMU Singapore Rankings 2024

BOverall University Grade
by Shiksha
Business AnalyticsC++
#30
PoliticsC++
#201-230
FinanceA++
#41
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Q:   What is the ranking of Singapore Management University?

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Some of the world rankings of Singapore Management University according to the QS World Rankings are given as follows:

YearQS World Rankings 
2020477
2021501-550
2022501-550
2023551-600
2024501-550
 

Q:   What is the Engineering and Law course rankings at SMU Singapore?

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The QS Rankings for Engineering and Law courses at Singapore Management University are given as follows:

Year QS- Engineering & TechnologyQS- Law Rankings
2019369101-150
2020397101-150
2021385101-150
2022401-45051-100
2023NA101-150
 

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Q:   Where is Singapore Management University located?

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The campus of Singapore Management University features the School of Information System, School of Economics, School of Accountancy, School of Law, School of Business, and School of Social Sciences.

  • These buildings are connected to a walkway and are open to the general public as well. Also, the campus comprises seminar and conference rooms, digital classrooms, and an administrative building.
  • In addition, it includes accommodation units with all the basic amenities. Not only this, the public conveyance is easily accessible from the campus.
  • Moreover, it has well-equipped gym halls, laboratories, a sports room, and a swimming pool, as well as free Wi-Fi accessibility.
  • The 2,700 square meter Law Library has the capacity to hold 16,000 print volumes and is able to accommodate seating for more than 500 users.
 

Q:   Is SMU recognised internationally?

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A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching.

SMU is recognised by the University Grants Commission and approved by the Government of India. It is the first ever Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the country for higher Education and Health Care services.
 
 
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Choosing between Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Singapore Management University (SMU) for a B.Tech in Singapore depends on your individual academic goals, career aspirations. Here's a breakdown of key factors to consider:

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Singapore Management University’s MBA programme ranked 51 in the Financial Times 2022 Global Ranking. Apart from this, 90% of graduates get employment offers 6 months after graduation. In all, this makes the MBA programme at SMU good for students.

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Singapore Management University is famous for its highly interactive, collaborative, and project-based approach to learning. SMU Singapore is home to over 12,000 students across undergraduate, postgraduate professional and postgraduate research programmes.

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