Diploma Course Fees

Course fees indicated here apply to students entering NAFA in the academic year of 2020, with studies commencing on 27 July 2020. All annual fees are based on 40 credits per year. The cost for additional credits taken will be chargeable at yearly course fees divided by 40 credits of the course.

Academic Year 2020

Programmes Subsidised Fees S$ with Tuition Grant (Per Annum) Non-Subsidised Fees
S$ (Per Annum)##
  Singapore Citizens# Singapore Permanent Residents# International Students##  
3D Design $4,700 $7,250 $10,000 $19,300
Design and Media $4,700 $7,250 $10,000 $19,300
Fine Art $4,700 $7,250 $10,000 $19,300
Fashion Studies $5,150 $7,700 $10,500 $19,800
Arts Management $4,700 $7,250 $10,000 $19,300
Dance $5,650 $7,300 $10,100 $20,300
Theatre $5,650 $7,300 $10,100 $20,300
Music $5,650 $7,300 $10,100 $20,300
Teaching Courses
Art Teaching $5,850 $7,300 N.A. $19,300
Music Teaching $7,750 $9,650 N.A. $20,300
Programmes

3D Design

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$4,700
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$7,250
InternationalStudents##
$10,000

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$19,300


Programmes

Design and Media

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$4,700
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$7,250
InternationalStudents##
$10,000

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$19,300


Programmes

Fine Art

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$4,700
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$7,250
InternationalStudents##
$10,000

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$19,300


Programmes

Fashion Studies

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$5,150
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$7,700
InternationalStudents##
$10,500

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$19,800


Programmes

Arts Management

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$4,700
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$7,250
InternationalStudents##
$10,000

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$19,300


Programmes

Dance

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$5,650
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$7,300
InternationalStudents##
$10,100

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$20,300


Programmes

Theatre

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$5,650
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$7,300
InternationalStudents##
$10,100

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$20,300


Programmes

Music

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$5,650
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$7,300
InternationalStudents##
$10,100

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$20,300


Programmes

Art Teaching

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$5,850
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$7,300
InternationalStudents##
N.A.

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$19,300


Programmes

Music Teaching

Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)

Singapore Citizens#
$7,750
Singapore Permanent Residents#
$9,650
InternationalStudents##
N.A.

Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##

$20,300



# 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

Notes:

  • All subsidised Singapore Citizen (SC) and 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 the necessary adjustment to ensure that the student bills for the subsidised SC and SPR students are revised accordingly to reflect that GST subsidy is provided on both their fees payable and tuition grant.
  • Diploma 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 2020 are approved by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • Fees for Diploma courses under Fashion Studies Programme include the final-year graduation show fee

Tuition Grants

The Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) was introduced by the Government to help students with the cost of tertiary education in Singapore.

Eligible Singapore Citizens are 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) 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.

Eligible international students may choose to apply for a Tier C Tuition Grant only. There is a limited number of Tuition Grants available for international students, and selection is competitive and based on merit. Successful applicants are required to work for a Singapore entity for three years upon graduation.

However, students who have exceeded the maximum TGS cap of ten semesters, or who have graduated from local polytechnics (SP, NP, NYP, TP or RP), universities (NUS, NTU, SMU, SIT, SUSS and SUTD) or LASALLE College of the Arts, are no longer eligible for the Tuition Grant and will have to pay the full course fees for their study at the academy.

SPRs and international students 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.

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

Other Fees

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

  All Students
Administrative Fee for 1st to 3rd candidature years of study (including Student Card & Library Membership) # S$100 per year
Hospitalisation Insurance Fee ^# S$60 per year

Administrative Fee for 1st to 3rd candidature years of study (including Student Card & Library Membership) #
All Students
S$100 per year


Hospitalisation Insurance Fee ^#
All Students
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
#Refundable only if international Student’s Pass application is rejected by ICA


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
Admission Test/Audition Fee for the second choice (optional) S$30 S$30
English Placement Test Fee (if applicable) S$30 S$30

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


Admission Test/Audition Fee for the second choice (optional)
Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents
S$30
International Students
S$30


English Placement Test Fee (if applicable)
Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents
S$30
International Students
S$30



Fees for Preparatory English Course

Preparatory English Course S$2,500 for 8 weeks (Stage 1), fee applies to international students
S$2,500 for 8 weeks (Stage 2), fee applies to international students
Preparatory English Course (Supplementary) S$1,500 for 4 weeks, fee applies to international students
S$1,200 for 4 weeks, fee applies to Singapore Citizens
and Permanent Residents of Singapore
Other fee (non-refundable and inclusive of 7% GST)
Administrative Fee: S$100

Preparatory English Course
S$2,500 for 8 weeks (Stage 1), fee applies to international students

S$2,500 for 8 weeks (Stage 2), fee applies to international students


Preparatory English Course (Supplementary)
S$1,500 for 4 weeks, fee applies to international students

S$1,200 for 4 weeks, fee applies to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents of Singapore


Other fee (non-refundable and inclusive of 7% GST)

Administrative Fee: S$100



Medical Insurance

NAFA students taking full-time programs are covered by a medical insurance scheme that provides 24-hour annual coverage of up to S$20,000 per student for hospitalisation and medical 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 and Internship at 6512 6142 or email [email protected] for enquiries regarding medical insurance claims or application to opt-out from the medical insurance scheme.