SMU Visiting Student Programme, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 4 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
Expect a revolutionary time at Singapore Management University - one that stretches your intellectual abilities and offers extraordinary possibilities. Fast forward your dream and live the Singapore Management University experience! Here you can study the SMU Visiting Student Programme.


Have you always wanted to study at Singapore Management University for one term or more as a free-mover student on a fee-paying basis? You now can, via the SMU Visiting Student Programme!

Embark on the adventure of your lifetime and discover Singapore Management University and the new Asia! With Singapore Management University, you are in a learning environment where fresh thinking and innovation are highly valued and encouraged. Singapore Management University provides an interactive and participative experience - one that is current, relevant and cutting-edge. Besides a top-class curriculum and an excellent faculty, Singapore Management University embraces a culture of versatility and creativity. At our state-of-the-art city campus, students enjoy world-class e-learning facilities and amenities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 4 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students under the Visiting Student Programme are eligible to take any courses in the final course list for exchange students, subject to them meeting the prerequisites (if any) and availability. Visiting students are also eligible for Asian Studies certification.

Only undergraduate programmes/ schools (Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information Systems, Law, Social Scieneces) are open to visiting students. A list of courses available for visiting students will be sent to applicants about two weeks before course registration. Postgraduate courses are not open to visiting students and visiting graduate students may only take undergraduate courses.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Students on this programme will have to meet SMU's admissions criteria and read courses from a selected list.

The visiting student programme period will usually be one or two terms. Each term is 15 weeks long, including a week-long mid-term break and another week of revision and examinations.

Students must have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate studies and must continue to be registered as degree-seeking students at their home universities throughout their intended duration of exchange at SMU.

Students must have obtained a GPA of 3.0 out of 4, or equivalent.

As the medium of instruction at SMU is English (except for language courses), students must be proficient in the English language in order to benefit from their studies at SMU. Students from non-English-medium institutions must fulfil at least one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of at least:
  1. 550 for the paper-based test; or
  2. 213 for the computer-based test; or
  3. 79 for the internet-based test
  • IELTS result of at least 6.5; or
  • any other English Language qualifications as determined by SMU.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • USD 7610 International

The tuition fees for the Visiting Student Programme is based on the number of courses (minimum of 2) enrolled for one term (inclusive of GST).

  • 2 courses - S$10.312
  • 3 courses - S$14,180
  • 4 courses - S$17,188


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.