Diploma Course Fees

Course fees indicated here apply to students entering NAFA in the academic year of 2019, with studies commencing on 29 July 2019. 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 2019

Programmes Subsidised Fees S$with Tuition Grant (Per Annum)
  Singapore Citizens# Singapore Permanent Residents# International Students ## Non-Subsidised Fees S$ (Per Annum)##
3D Design $4,600 $7,150 $9,900 $19,200
Design and Media $4,600 $7,150 $9,900 $19,200
Fine Art $4,600 $7,150 $9,900 $19,200

Fashion Studies

$5,050 $7,600 $10,400 $19,700

Arts Management

$4,600 $7,150 $9,900 $19,200
Dance $5,550 $7,150 $9,900 $20,200
Theatre $5,550 $7,150 $9,900 $20,200


$5,550 $7,150 $9,900 $20,200
Teaching Courses

Art Teaching

$5,750 $7,150 N.A. $19,200

Music Teaching

$7,650 $9,500 N.A. $20,200

# 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


  • All subsidised Singapore Citizen (SC) and Permanent Resident (PR) 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 PR 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
  • Fees for AY 2019 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 10 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 are the fees payable during application.

These are the fees payable during application Singapore Citizens & PR 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

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

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 his/ her 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.