Course Fees

Course fees indicated here apply to top-up degree courses in the academic year of 2020, with studies commencing on 27 July 2020. All annual fees are based on 120 credits per year, for all top-up degree courses and are inclusive of 7% GST.

Name of the course University/College AY 2020 Fees

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 3D Design Practice

University of Central Lancashire S$22,000

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Design and Media

University of Central Lancashire S$22,000

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fine Art Practice

University of Central Lancashire S$22,000

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Spatial Design

University of Central Lancashire S$22,000

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fashion and Marketing

University of East London S$22,500

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Fashion

University of East London S$22,500

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Arts Management

University of Essex S$21,000

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Theatre Arts

University of Essex S$22,700

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Royal College of Music S$32,200 ^p.a
Subsidised SC#
Fees-S$10,170 ^p.a
Subsidised SPR#
Fees- S$14,250 ^p.a

#SC - Singapore Citizen
#SPR - Singapore Permanent Resident
Fees payable for Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents with Tuition Grant are net of 7% GST subsidy
Fees payable by International Students and Non-subsidised Students are inclusive of 7% GST
Fees for degree courses under the School of Art & Design Programme include the final-year graduation show fee
^ Fees are inclusive of board and lodging for the 7-week residential study visit.

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.

Tuition Grants

Eligible Singapore Citizens who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) course 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 Bachelor of Music (Honours) course 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.

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.

To find out more about the MOE Tuition Grant Scheme, please refer to:

Other Fees

These fees are compulsory fees payable in addition to the course fee and are non-refundable.

All students
Fee Protection Scheme Insurance Fee # S$100 per year
Administrative Fee (including Student Card & Library Membership) # S$300 per course
Hospitalisation Insurance Fee^ S$60 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

These fees are the fees payable during application process and are non-refundable.

Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents International Students
Application Fee & Admission Test/Audition Fee for first choice S$70 S$100

Fee Protection Scheme

NAFA adopts a mandatory Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) to protect the paid fees of both local and international students for One-year Full-time degree programmes, Preparatory English courses and Nafa Foundation Programme. The FPS serves to protect the student’s fees in the event that the PEI is unable to continue operations due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. In addition, the FPS protects the student if the PEI fails to pay penalties or return fees to the student arising from judgments made against it by the Singapore courts.

NAFA has appointed Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd and Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd as our FPS insurance providers. Under the FPS insurance scheme, students’ fees will be insured by the insurer pre-assigned by NAFA. In case of events, as stated above, students will be able to claim their paid fees from the respective FPS insurance provider.

More details of the FPS can also be found in the FPS Instruction Manual, available at

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) course funded by Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) is exempted from Fee Protection Scheme.

Fee Protection Scheme Certificate

Etiqa Insurance Pte Ltd
The policy is valid from 15 Oct 2020 to 14 Oct 2021. To view the certificate, please click here.

Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd
The policy is valid from 17 Dec 2019 to 31 Dec 2021. To view the certificate, please click here.

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.