International Qualifications

International Qualifications

SIT was established in 2009 as an initiative by the Ministry of Education to provide upgrading opportunities primarily for polytechnic graduates. SIT accepts a limited number of applicants holding international qualifications; as well as former or current students from the local Autonomous Universities into some of its degree programmes offered. Applicants presenting an International qualification (e.g. Malaysia STPM, UEC, India Standard XII-CBSE, ISCE, Indonesia SMA UAN, Vietnam High School Graduation Certificate, etc) or other qualifications not stated in the preceding groups above may be considered for admission on a case by case basis.

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International Qualifications

Applicants presenting an international qualification from an overseas educational institute, who have completed at least 12 years of formal education may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis for the following degree programmes:


Degree Programme

Subject Requirement(s)

DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore

  • Digital Art & Animation
  • User Experience and Game Design

See programme-specific requirements for all DigiPen (Singapore) programme

Singapore Institute of Technology

  • Accountancy
  • Aircraft Systems Engineering
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Digital Communications and Integrated Media*
  • Hospitality Business
  • Information and Communications Technology (Information Security)
  • Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering 
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services)
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land)
  • Telematics (Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering)
  1. Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
  2. For Health Sciences applicants, please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements
  3. * For DCIM applicants, programme-specific requirements and English Requirements apply

Singapore Institute of Technology and DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore

  • Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation*
  • Computer Science and Game Design*
  • Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems)
  1. Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
  2. * See programme-specific requirements. Additional requirements: A pass in one of the following H2 / HL subjects (Mathematics or Physics or Computing); or a pass in H1 / SL Mathematics

Singapore Institute of Technology and University of Glasgow

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Massey University

  • Food Technology

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Newcastle University

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Mechanical Design And Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Offshore Engineering

Applicants must fulfil admission requirements

Singapore Institute of Technology and Technical University of Munich

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics and Data Engineering
  1. Applicants must fulfil admission requirements
  2. Additional requirements: H2/HL Mathematics, and a H2/HL Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

The Culinary Institute of America

  • Food Business Management (Culinary Arts)
  • Food Business Management (Baking and Pastry Arts)

Please see programme-specific requirements

SAT I and SAT II will be taken into account for admission purposes, where applicable.

Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Transfer of credits is also on a case-by-case basis for certain degree programmes.

Important Notes for International Students

International students who have successfully gained admission to SIT are required to pass the SIT medical examination and complete the ICA Medical Examination Report for the issuance of a Student’s Pass. The ICA medical examination report must be submitted to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) upon the collection of the Student’s Pass. The original copy of the laboratory report for the HIV and the X-ray report must be attached to the medical report only if the medical examination and testing are carried out overseas. At the time of submission, the laboratory reports must not be more than 3 months from the date of issue. Please refer to the ICA website for more information.

At present, there are very limited financial assistance schemes available for international students. International students are required to furnish documentary proof of Certification of Finances during matriculation to declare their financial ability to support their educational and living expenses throughout the period of study at SIT.