Cost of Living

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It is important that you understand the budget required, and are financially prepared for full-time undergraduate studies in NUS.

The annual costs below have been derived based on a conservative estimate for a reasonably comfortable lifestyle, excluding the vacation period. The actual amount could be higher or lower depending on each student’s expenditure and lifestyle

On-Campus accomodation (single/double occupancy)*
S$2,625 to S$7,000
Meals S$2,600
Personal expenses S$2,200
Transportation within Singapore S$800
Average cost of books / supplies S$400
Total estimated costs excluding accomodation S$6,000
Total estimated costs including accomodation S$10,000

* Students are responsible to source for their own accommodation in Singapore. Off campus accommodation are available at market rates, and students will need to independently source for such accommodation.


  • All amounts stated are in Singapore dollars
  • The costs are calculated on an annual basis, excluding the vacation period