Singapore Grading System

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Usually, the grading system in universities varies from one country to another. Being one of the most popular destinations for studying abroad and home to world-ranking universities, Singapore attracts several international students every year. If you are planning to study in Singapore, then understanding their grading system is a must for you! Read this blog to know everything about the Singapore grading system.

Singapore Grading System in Top Universities

Before we proceed to understand Singapore’s grading system, here is a list of the top universities in Singapore whose grading system we will be taking into account.

University QS World Ranking 2022
National University of Singapore (NUS) 11
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) 12
Singapore Management University 511-520

Also Read: What are the Requirements to Study in Singapore?

Singapore Grading System

While the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and The National University of Singapore (NUS) follow a grading system that computes up to 5.0-grade points,  Singapore Management University (SMU) adopts a 4.0 grading system.

Letter Grade NTU and NUS5.0 Scale Grade Point SMU4.0 Scale Grade Point (Mark Range%)
A+ 5.0 4.3 (>= 86%)
A 5.0 4.0 (83-85%)
A- 4.5 3.7 (80-82%)
B+ 4.0 3.3 (77-79%)
B 3.5 3.0 (74-76%)
B- 3.0 2.7 (70-73%)
C+ 2.5 2.3 (67-69%)
C 2.0 2.0 (64-66%)
C- N.A 1.7 (60-63%)
D+ 1.5 1.3 (53-59%)
D 1.0 1.0 (50-52%)
F 0.0 0.0 (<= 49%)

Most Common Singapore Grading System

Other than the grading system followed by the top universities in Singapore, here is a detailed structure of the most commonly followed grading system in Singapore.

Grade Scale Grade Description US Grade
A+ 95.00 – 100.00 Distinction A+
AD 95.00 – 100.00 Distinction A+
A 90.00 – 94.00 Excellent A
A- 80.00 – 89.00 A-
B+ 75.00 – 79.00 Very Good B+
B 70.00 – 74.00 B
C 65.00 – 69.00 Good C+
C+ 60.00 – 64.00 C
D 55.00 – 59.00 Pass C-
D+ 50.00 – 54.00 D
F 0.00 – 53.00 Fail F

International Universities that have Campuses in Singapore

Here is a list of the most popular international  universities that have their campuses in Singapore:

As these universities are from different countries, every university might have minor variations in its grading system. Check specific universities before applying.

Cost of Studying in Singapore

More or less the approximate cost of studying in Singapore comes down to the following amount.

Course Average Cost 
UG course $6000(INR-445665.00) – $7000(INR-519942.50) 
PG courses  $7000(INR-519942.50) – $10,000(iNR-7,42,775.00)

Eligibility Requirements to Study in Singapore

For Undergraduate Courses:

  • You must have completed your 12th or an equivalent exam from a recognized board, such as CBSE and ICSE and qualify with 85% minimum marks.
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores are required to study UG courses in Singapore. The score required varies from University to University but it is usually around 6.5.

 For Postgraduate Courses:

  • Students must possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized and reputed University or institute.
  • A minimum 50% score in tests like GMAT, GRE, MAT etc each test are eligible to take admission.The candidate must have a minimum 2.8 CGPA at the graduation level.

Also Read: Singapore Work Visa for Indians

Documents Checklist

Here is the list of documents that you must submit as a part of the requirement to study in Singapore.

  • A letter of acceptance from a recognized institution in Singapore.
  • A current passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • Two recent photographs – passport sized photos are acceptable. (One photo will be attached to the application form and the other photo has to be produced in case of an interview.)
  • A completed application form (to be submitted online).
  • A receipt of payment of the visa application fee.
  • A medical insurance policy that covers treatment costs up to SGD 30,000(INR-16,38,124.67) if required.
  • The statement of purpose, which gives details about your reasons for wishing to study in Singapore.
  • The academic certificates of the applicant are also required if you have studied before or if you have received your education from a school outside your own country.
  • You also have to provide transcripts and/or diplomas with English translation as proof of your academic qualifications. It is best if these documents are stamped and signed by an authorized official from the issuing institution.

To know more about studying abroad in Singapore for your further studies, you can send your queries to us at Leverage Edu or call us anytime at 1800 755 000!

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