If you want to study in Singapore, two universities in particular are bound to be at the top of your list. National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) are both consistently ranked among the global top 15 in the QS World University Rankings®, and are typically extremely close together in the table.
This year, NUS is the highest ranked Singaporean university, by one place. NUS ranks in 11th to NTU’s 12th. With not too much difference between the two academically, it’s worth digging a little deeper when comparing these two universities.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
|QS World University Rankings® 2022|
|Located in south-west Singapore, next to Kent Ridge.||Located in the western part of Singapore. It has the largest university campus in the city-state (200 hectares).|
|Around 43,885 students of which 31,760 are undergraduates and 12,125 are postgraduates||Around 32,940 students, of which 24,580 are undergraduates and 8,360 are postgraduates|
International tuition fees & financial aid
|Undergraduate students who aren’t subsidized by the MOE Tuition Grant will pay between S$32,250 and S$39,050 (~£15,950 to £20,870) per year for most courses.|
At graduate level, non-subsidized annual tuition fees at NUS start at S$38,750 (~£20,710) for arts and social sciences subjects. The government-subsidized annual cost would be S$21,400 (~£11,440).
Offers a range of financial aid options, such as the Rotary Student’s Loan
|Undergraduate students who aren’t subsidized by the MOE Tuition Grant will pay A$31,970 – $36,830 (~£17,100 – £19,690) per year for most courses.|
At graduate level, NTU students with the Tuition Grant can pay as little as S$7,075 (~£3,780) a year for a master’s degree.
Offers financial aid for international undergraduate students, including the NTU Study Loan.