Cost of Living

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
Items Cost 
 On-Campus accommodation (single/double occupancy)*  S$2,800 to S$5,500
 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 accommodation  S$6,000
 Total estimated costs including accommodation  S$10,400

* 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
  • More information on on-campus accommodation fees can be found here.