Q: Do I need a degree or work experience?
A: Yes. Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree from a recognized university in any discipline/ subject. Preference is likely to be given to those with Honours and those who have relevant work experience.
Q: How much are the fees?
A: Tuition fees are expected to be about $77,656.32 (inclusive of GST). You should also budget for books and travel costs during placements. You may find more information about the miscellaneous fees and payment procedures at:
Q: When do I have to pay?
A: Tuition fees are payable at the start of each semester (x4) = $19,414.08 (inclusive of GST)
Q: Can I use Skillsfuture Credit to offset my tuition fees?
A: Please refer to the Student Service Centre website for more information.
Q: Can I get help with fees? How do I apply?
A: Yes. Successful applicants will be invited to apply to a number of different scholarship organizations including the Ministry of Health clusters, individual hospitals, National Council of Social Services etc. Benefits and length of employment bond may vary.
Q: Can I do the course part-time?
A: No. The program is intensive and full-time for two years with mostly day-time teaching. Vacation periods are in June and December.
Q: Are non-Singaporean/PRs eligible to apply?
A: Yes but you may not be eligible for scholarship funds.
Q: Is there an age-limit for applicants?
A: No. Mid-career candidates are encouraged to apply but the scholarship organizations may give preference to younger applicants.
Q: Do I need to have English as my first language?
A: No but you will be required to provide evidence of English proficiency with a TOEFL score of 620 or IELTS of 7.5.
Q: How do I find out more about what SLPs do?
A: Please visit the Speech and Language Therapy Singapore website for more information.
Q: What will the curriculum be like?
A: The structure of the curriculum is shown on the curriculum webpage. There are 18 modules: 11 modules cover the theoretical foundation for interventions across the full range of clinical cases (child/adult language and speech, voice, fluency and swallowing), 4 modules involve clinical placements in hospitals and schools, and 3 modules involve an applied research project.
Q: Whom can I ask to be a referee?
A: The best people to ask are those who are familiar with your academic background and/or your current job performance, i.e., one academic referee and one employer.
If you are still a student, then you may use two academic referees, and if you have been working for more than three years (classified as mature student), then you may use two employers or one employer plus one colleague as referee.
Q: When is the next intake?
A: The next intake will begin in January 2019. For the 1st intake we received over 150 applications for around 20 places. If your application is not successful this time, you might want to try again later.
Q: I have Hepatitis B, can I apply?
A: Hepatitis B carriers cannot be admitted to the programme. Speech and Language therapists do come into direct physical contact with patients who would then be put at risk.
Q: Whom can I approach to certify my certificates and transcripts?
A: If you do not have copies of the certificates and transcripts certified by the respective university/school, please bring the originals to NUS Division of Graduate Medical Studies for our verification when you submit the complete application package.