Admissions Requirements

The MUSPP programme seeks individuals who have a strong interest to help shape and improve urban living conditions in the 21st century, informed by knowledge domains in digital technology, urban planning, and policy-making.

Applicants from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds are welcomed. Applicants to the MUSPP programme should possess the following:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Proficiency in English (A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 580 / 92 / 237 is required if English was not the medium of instruction in your last degree)

Admissions Process

  1. Prepare your application materials, including:
    • Your Statement of Objectives (1,000 words)
    • Original Bachelor’s and Master’s degree transcript and certificate
      Please provide your latest official transcripts and official letter of certification from your institution stating the expected date of graduation or award of degree if you have not graduated from your degree programme. For non-English documents, an official English translation must be provided.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report
      If the medium of instruction during your last degree was not in English, please submit your IELTS or TOEFL scores no later than 2 weeks after the application deadline.
    • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score report
      Not required, but GRE scores will be considered if they are included in the application.
    • Names, titles & e-mail addresses of your 2 recommenders/referees
      Do notify your recommenders beforehand as they must submit their respective online recommendations within 1 week after you submit your application.
    • Relevant supporting documents
      Academic and/or industry portfolio, awards, publications, etc.
    • Identity Card or Passport
  2. Submit your online application early to facilitate processing.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview (in-person, Skype or telephone)
  4. Admissions letters are sent out together with details of any awarded scholarships

Application Fees
All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of S$21.80 (inclusive of prevailing Goods & Services Tax). Please make payment by the application closing date for your application to be processed. Applicants will be prompted to make payment in the online application portal during your application submission.The following payment modes are available:

  • DBS/POSB ATM
  • DBS/POSB internet banking
  • eNETS Debit (local bank only)
  • Credit Card (VISA/Master)

Key Dates

Application Period
Early admission: 19 February 2024 (for first priority consideration for scholarships and admission)
Regular admission: 31 March 2024
Extended admission: 30 April 2024

Notifications
By June 2024

Programme Start
September 2024

Tuition

Fees for students admitted in AY2024

Singapore Citizens: S$14,350(payable in two terms, per term S$7,175)

Permanent Residents: S$25,350(payable in two terms, per term S$12,675)

Non-subsidized fee (incl. GST): S$41,450(payable in two terms, per term S$20,725)

Fees for students admitted in AY2023

Singapore Citizens: S$14,350(payable in two terms, per term S$7,175)

Permanent Residents: S$25,350(payable in two terms, per term S$12,675)

Non-subsidized fee (incl. GST): S$41,430(payable in two terms, per term S$20,715)

Note: The tuition fee for the programme may be subjected to change annually in September.

Eligibility Guidelines for Ministry of Education (MOE) Subsidised Fee

The substantial tuition subsidy from the Government of Singapore comes in the form of a MOE Subsidy which is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is offered to all admitted students up to the normal programme duration. Students need not apply for the MOE Subsidy if they are eligible.

i) Students with a Higher Degree Qualification

Students who have previously enjoyed MOE subsidy in a graduate programme will not be eligible for MOE subsidy in another graduate programme at the same or lower level. Instead, such students will be required to pay the non-subsidised fees for the graduate programme that they now wish to undertake. For example, students who had previously enjoyed MOE subsidy in a Masters programme and had attained the Masters degree will not be eligible for subsidy in another programme at Masters degree or lower level. In addition, if they wish to upgrade in another discipline area where the programme has a combination of Masters and PhD candidature, they will not be eligible to enjoy MOE subsidy during the Masters candidature.

ii) Transferred or Re-admitted Students

Students who are transferred or re-admitted within SUTD or across Autonomous Universities* will be eligible to receive MOE subsidy up to the normal programme duration for the new programme less number of terms of MOE subsidy received for the previous programme.

* Autonomous Universities refer to Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Please note the following for tuition fee payment:

  1. 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 from the AY2022 intake and beyond. The tuition fees for intakes prior to AY2022 will be subject to annual revision in September.
  2. Students are required to pay tuition fees for 2 terms per academic year in January and September.
  3. 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.
  4. International students are to pay non-subsidised fees.
  5. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees is to be borne by students. The fees listed are inclusive of prevailing GST.
  6. The prevailing GST rate is 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024.
  7. 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.

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

Eligible Singapore Citizens (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. Click here for more information: https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/enhancedsubsidy.

Scholarships

Eligibility

Scholarships are open to Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and International students who:

  • Are full time students pursuing the Master of Science in Urban Science, Policy and Planning
  • Have good academic standing
  • Possess leadership potential, integrity and good character
  • The quantum will be used towards the annual subsidised tuition fee (after Tuition Grant) and other study-related expenses

Candidates may request to be considered for a scholarship at the same time as application for admission to SUTD. Awardees will be notified upon acceptance to the Master’s programme. The decision of the selection committee is final, and enquiries or disputes surrounding its decisions will not be entertained.

Scholarships for Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents

Ng Teng Fong – SUTD Graduate Scholarship

Stephen Riady – SUTD Graduate Scholarship

SUTD Graduate Scholarship

Scholarships for International Students

Ng Teng Fong – SUTD Graduate Scholarship (for citizens of HK and China)

Stephen Riady – SUTD Graduate Scholarship (for citizens of ASEAN – Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

SUTD Graduate Scholarship (for all nationalities)

Tuition Information

Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees
In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees (CMF), as long as they remain registered as students with the University. This fee is non-refundable. More information on the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fees.

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 GIRO, DBS/POSB ATM, DBS/POSB internet banking and eNETS via the SUTD student portal.

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

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 for fees remain outstanding more than 30 calendar days from due date. Upon NSI activated, 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 end of candidature by SUTD, after two weeks from commencement of each academic year 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.