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Admissions, Fees & Scholarships


The minimum entry requirement for admission into this programme is a Bachelor degree with good honours in a relevant discipline. Candidates should be keen to pursue research at the intersection of IT and business.



At least two academic referees’ reports are required for each application.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - International Test

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants whose medium of instruction for their Bachelor degree is not in English are required to submit TOEFL (international test) scores.

SMU’s TOEFL institution code is 9014. Test taken within 2 years will be accepted.

For TOEFL registration, visit this website

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Students may choose to substitute TOEFL scores with IELTS scores. For applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not English. The tests must be taken within 2 years before the proposed date of admission.

For IELTS registration, visit this website

GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)

Except for special approval granted by SMU, all applicants are required to take GRE or GMAT. GRE/GMAT (may be waived for SMU, NTU and NUS graduates).

SMU’s GRE institution code is 2861. Test results obtained within 5 years will be accepted.

For GRE registration, visit this website

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

Students may choose to substitute the GRE scores with GMAT scores. GRE/GMAT (may be waived for SMU, NTU and NUS graduates). However, applicants whose Bachelor degree is not in one of the listed disciplines may still be requested to submit GRE Computer Science score even with GMAT submission.

The GMAT code for this programme is F8D-Z4-31.

Test results obtained within 5 years will be accepted.

For GMAT registration, visit this website


This programme is offered on a self-funded basis only. Programme fees1 applicable to intakes from August 2018 onwards:

Tuition Fees Billing Structure

  • Application Fees : SGD $15 (inclusive of GST)
  • Registration Fees
    • Singaporeans/Singapore Permanent Residents : SGD $400 (inclusive of GST)
    • Foreigners : SGD $500 (inclusive of GST)

Full Programme Fees Payable :

Citizenship Per Academic Year Total Fees (2 years)
Singapore Citizen2 SGD $10,250 SGD $20,500
Singapore Permanent Resident2 SGD $14,350 SGD $28,700
Foreign Student3 SGD $34,132.50 SGD $68,265

1 The Singapore Management University reserves the right to alter fees as appropriate.

2 The AY2018 tuition fees shown for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents are without GST.

3 The AY2018 tuition fees shown for Foreign Students are inclusive of GST


Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Postgraduate)

The Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Postgraduate) is an industry scholarship that empowers individuals pursuing Infocomm Media (ICM) related studies at the Masters or PhD level. Individuals pursuing postgraduate studies in specialised ICM areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Immersive Media, and Digital Content Creation can chart your future with this scholarship.


Vingroup Young Talent Scholarship

The Vingroup Young Talent Scholarship is the first scholarship established at SMU that will provide full financial support for Vietnamese students pursuing a postgraduate programme at SMU. The mission of the Scholarship Program is to find talents and develop them further and provide them with rewarding opportunities so that they have the ability to lead and advance the development of science and technology in Vietnam in the future. For Vietnamese students pursuing the Master of Science in Computing/ Master of Philosophy in Information Systems/ PhD in Information Systems or Computer Science programme, the scholarship covers full tuition fees as well as partial miscellaneous fees and living allowance* during the recipient’s period of study.

*Terms and conditions apply.


Last updated on 15 Sep 2021 .