Course Fees


Course fees indicated here apply to students entering NAFA in the academic year of 2023, with studies commencing in 31 July 2023. All annual fees are based on 120 credits per year. The cost for additional credits taken will be chargeable at yearly course fees divided by 120 credits of the course.

Name of the course University/College Subsidised Singapore Citizen
(with Tuition Grant)
(without GST) #
Subsidised
Singapore Permanent Resident
(with Tuition Grant)
(without GST)#
Non-subsidised
International Student
(without Tuition Grant)
(With GST)##
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Design Practice University of the Arts London (UAL) S$8,600 S$12,050 S$27,450
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Art University of the Arts London (UAL) S$8,600 S$12,050 S$27,450
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Performance Making University of the Arts London (UAL) S$9,600 S$13,450 S$29,500
Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Instrumental & Vocal Teaching Royal College of Music, London S$10,220^ S$14,300^ S$32,550^
Bachelor of Music (Honours) Royal College of Music, London S$10,220^ S$14,300^ S$32,550^


^ Fees are inclusive of board and lodging for the 7-week residential study visit.

# Fees payable for Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents with Tuition Grant are net of GST subsidy

## Fees are inclusive of 8% GST in 2023. The GST payable will increase from 8% to 9% from 1 Jan 2024.

Fees for Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Design Practice, Fine Art and Performance Making include the final-year graduation show fee.

For International students or students on non-subsidised fee, the GST on first semester fee payable stated in student contract is computed based on the prevailing GST rate at offer stage and is due 7 workdays from contract signing date. To enjoy prevailing 7% GST in 2022, payment must be made by 31 Dec 2022.

All subsidised Singapore Citizen (SC) and Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) students studying the MOE-subsidised full-time diploma and degree programmes at NAFA will enjoy GST subsidy provisions on tuition fees and tuition grant. NAFA will make necessary adjustments to ensure that the subsidised SC and PR students are billed accordingly, to reflect GST subsidy on both their fees payable and tuition grant.

Tuition fees are payable by semester, twice yearly. Fees listed exclude airfares. The academy reserves the right to modify the rules & regulations, course contents, class schedule and fee structures without prior notice.

Undergraduate courses offered by NAFA are funded by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) and exempted from the Fee Protection Scheme under the Edutrust requirements of the Committee for Private Education (CPE)

Fees for AY 2023 are approved by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE)

Tuition Grants

Eligible Singapore Citizens who are enrolled in the full-time MOE-funded degree courses will be automatically awarded a Tier A Tuition Grant, which is the highest level of tuition fee subsidy, Singapore Citizens thus pay the lowest tuition fees. There is no bond obligation.

Eligible Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) who are enrolled in the full-time MOE-funded degree courses may choose to apply for a Tier B Tuition Grant only. Successful applicants are required to work for a Singapore entity for three years upon graduation.

Students who had attended MOE-funded degree programmes but did not graduate from the course will have to pay the non-subsidised fees for the semesters when they are no longer eligible for Tuition Grant. However, students who have graduated from local universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SIT, SUSS and SUTD) or LASALLE College of the Arts degree programmes are no longer eligible for the Tuition Grant and will have to pay the full course fees for their study at the academy.

SPRs who applied for the grant successfully are required to execute a Tuition Grant Agreement with the Government of Singapore, represented by the Ministry of Education (MOE). NAFA will guide matriculated students with their application for the Tuition Grant. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete the process of the Tuition Grant Agreement within the deadline set by the MOE. SPRs and international students who do not fulfil the obligations, or do not complete serving their Tuition Grant bonds will be required to pay liquidated damages. Liquidated damages will be computed based on the prevailing Tuition Grant (as advised by MOE) received during the course of study, plus 10% compounded interest per annum.

There is no Tuition Grant available for international students.

To find out more about the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme, please refer to: https://tgonline.moe.gov.sg

Application Fee

Application fee (inclusive of GST) is non-refundable and payable upon course application. NAFA reserves the right to withdraw the applications if the application fee remains unpaid and documents are not received by the due date.

  Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents International Students
Application fee S$70 S$100

Application fee is inclusive of prevailing 7% GST in 2022. The GST payable will increase by 1% from 7% to 8% from 1 Jan 2023 and another 1% from 8% to 9% from 1 Jan 2024.

Application Fee
Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents
S$70
International Students
S$100

Application fee is inclusive of prevailing 7% GST in 2022. The GST payable will increase by 1% from 7% to 8% from 1 Jan 2023 and another 1% from 8% to 9% from 1 Jan 2024.

Other Fees


All students
Administrative Fee (including Student Card & Library Membership) # S$250 per year
Hospitalisation Insurance Fee^ S$60.56 per year

^Compulsory unless the student chooses to opt-out, subject to NAFA’s Office of Student Care (OSC)’s evaluation on the medical insurance coverage

# Fees are inclusive of 8% GST in 2023. The GST payable will increase from 8% to 9% from 1 Jan 2024.

The fee payable stated in student contract is computed based on the prevailing GST rate at offer stage. To enjoy prevailing 7% GST in 2022, payment must be made by 31 Dec 2022.

Medical Insurance

NAFA students taking full-time programs are covered by a medical insurance scheme that provides a 24-hour annual coverage of up to S$20,000 per student for hospitalisation and treatments in government and restructured hospitals in Singapore and overseas (if student is involved in school-related activities), throughout the course duration.

Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents or non-Student’s Pass international students who are protected by their own insurance coverage in Singapore can opt-out from the scheme arranged by the academy if the preceding condition holds. Student’s Pass holders are not allowed to opt-out of the insurance scheme. Students who wish to opt-out from the medical insurance scheme must submit copy of their medical insurance policy together with their Student Contract.

Please call the Office of Student Care at 6512 6142 or email [email protected] for enquiries regarding medical insurance claims or application to opt-out from the medical insurance scheme.