Nanyang Technological University


Founded in 1956, Nanyang University operated for a long time as the only private university in Singapore which taught in Chinese,  it’s later merger in 1981 with the University of Singapore resulted in it’s rebranding as the Nanyang Technological Institute.

Then another merger came in 1991, this time obtaining the name of Nanyang technological University, as a result of these multiple mergers, Nanyang became the second largest university in the country, and was internationally recognized as one of the best young universities globally.

Programs Offered

Currently, Nanyang Technological University offers programs in ten areas of interest, those being ​​​​​​​​​​Accountancy and Business, ​ ​​​​​​​​​​Art, Design & Media, ​ Communication Studies, ​​​​​​​​​​Education,​ ​​​​​​​​​​Engineering ​ ​​​​​​​​​​Humanities,​ ​​​​​​​​​​Medicine, ​​​​​​​​​​Science, ​​​​​​​​​​​Social Sciences and​ ​​​​​​​​​​Sport Science; amongst those programs are the following:

  • Accountancy 
  • Design Art 
  • Media Art 
  • Communication Studies 
  • Arts (Education) 
  • Science (Education) 
  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Bioengineering with a Second Major in Food Science and Technology 
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 
  • Civil Engineering with a Second Major in Business 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Electrical & Electronic 
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Information Engineering and Media with a Second Major in Business Materials Engineering 
  • Maritime Studies 
  • Chinese 
  • English 
  • History 
  • Linguistics and Multilingual Studies 
  • Philosophy 
  • Medicine 
  • Biological Sciences with a Minor in Business 
  • Chemistry & Biological Chemistry 
  • Mathematical Sciences with a Minor in Finance 
  • Sport Science and Management

Admission requirements

Application is handled online, and comes with an application fee regardless of acceptance status, Nanyang Technological University requirements are rather straightforward, as proof of fluency in English or their Mother Tongue for Singapore students as well as High-School level education are the main aspects taken into consideration, however any applicant may be required to perform in an Entrance Examination as the university sees fit.

Student Life

Nanyang counts with USPecial Workshops, a platform that allows students to get closer to arts and disciplines different from their chosen course through skill-based workshops, as such any student in Nayang will find itself with a wider range of skills and a wider social circle than their single course enrollment would initially suggest.

Part-time work

Nanyan Technological University doesn’t favor part-time work on it’s student body, while nationals and residents don’t really have any restrictions, the university doesn’t have a job center or any sort of aid to find part-time work, when it comes to international students Nanyang Technological University recommends against part-time work as a way to sustain studies, while it is possible to work with a letter of endorsement the process has to be renewed, and isn’t even available for exchange students.


Tuition Fee for Singapore Citizens: S$8,200

Tuition Fee for Singapore Permanente Residents: S$11,500

Tuition Fee for Subsidized International Students: S$17,550

Tuition Fee for Non-Subsidized Lab Based Students: S$32,950

Tuition Fee for Non-Subsidized Non-Lab Based Students: S$31,970


Nanyang Technological University is currently ranked as the 86th best university in the world, which makes it the 2nd best university in Singapore.

University Contact

Address:  50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Phone: (65) 67911744

Email: [email protected]


As one of the best universities in the country, and one of the best young universities in the world, there’s no reason to not consider Nanyang Technological University when choosing to study in Singapore, Engineering is clearly it’s forte, but it’s other programs aren’t any less developed, and many of them offer the chance to earn a double degree which only helps to make it a better prospect.