Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

07/04/2020 18:00 hrs

Temporary closure of SIT campuses

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced on 3 April 2020 that Singapore will implement elevated safe distancing measures as a circuit breaker in view of the increasing number of local transmissions of COVID-19. All Institutes of Higher Learning will also be moving to full home-based learning during this period.

In line with this, the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will close all its six campuses from 8 April till 4 May 2020.

During this time, no classes or labs will be conducted in SIT. All lessons will shift to full home-based learning, and students are not permitted to return to campus. To ensure the continuity of its operations, all SIT staff and faculty will telecommute from home.

All physical proctored examinations for SIT degree programmes and SIT joint degree programmes with Overseas University (OU) partners will be converted to online examinations. To allow students more time for preparation, the Academic Year 2019/2020 Trimester 2 examinations have been postponed by three weeks to commence on 27 April 2020. Students enrolled in SIT and joint degree programmes are given the option to convert Letter-graded modules to Pass/Fail modules for the current trimester.

Where required, SIT will make alternative arrangements to ensure that learning outcomes and students’ graduation will not be adversely affected by this disruption. SIT is also looking at ways to help students who face difficulties doing their examinations online. While SIT will be sympathetic to students who genuinely encounter technical difficulties during the online examinations, the university will not hesitate to impose severe sanctions should they violate the SIT honour code.

For comments or questions, please use our feedback form. Students who require support may call the hotline at 6592-1209, which will be in operation starting Wednesday, 8 April, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays).

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Admission FAQ

Q. Will admission interviews be conducted face-to-face on campus? Is it possible to have an interview through video call instead?

Shortlisted applicants will not be required to attend physical interviews at SIT campuses. You will be required to complete a video assessment instead.

Q. How does the video assessment work? Will there be instructions to guide me?

The video assessments will be recorded and submitted through SIT’s video assessment platform. Shortlisted applicants will receive instructions for their video assessments via email.

You may be assigned more than one video assessment if you are shortlisted for more than one programme. Please complete each assessment if you wish to be considered for their respective programmes that you are shortlisted for. The order of programme choices in your application will be taken into consideration in the final offer.

Q. What IT equipment do I need to complete the video assessment?

You will need a computer or laptop equipped with a functional camera, microphone and internet connection to complete your submission.


If you have missed SIT’s application period but would now like to be considered in the 2020 undergraduate admissions exercise, or if you wish to enrol into SIT’s modules for just a trimester to continue with your learning, you may write to the Admissions Division at adm@singaporetech.edu.sg by 17 May 2020. Please furnish your personal details (Full Name, National Identification Number (NID), Contact details, and top 2 programme choices) with reason(s) to support your appeal for a late application e.g. loss of employment due to COVID-19 and would like to pursue a degree for upskilling, or disruption in overseas university studies due to COVID-19. Your appeal will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. You will hear from us by mid-June. If you require any clarification, please contact the SIT Admissions Hotline at 6592 1136 during office hours.

Applicants who wish to enrol in Continuing Education and Training (CET) modular courses offered by SITLEARN Professional Development, the lifelong learning division of SIT, can visit www.sitlearn.edu.sg or write to SITLEARN@singaporetech.edu.sg.