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Entry Requirements How to Apply Financial Matters

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

MASTER OF FINE ARTS FINE ART
Awarded by University of the Arts Singapore (UAS)

 
  1. Research proposal (800 - 1000 words): The proposal requires applicants to identify the area of art practice that they intend to focus and develop during their study period, and their artistic position upon graduation.

  2. Personal statement (400 - 500 words): The statement of purpose introduces the applicants to the Admissions Committee. This is an opportunity for the committee to know more about the applicants, their interests and background, and why they wish to pursue an MFA.

  3. Portfolio submission: The applicant’s portfolio should contain artworks documented in digital format (up to 15 images and/or 10 minutes of moving images or sound work). This should be submitted via a URL within a PDF document.

  4. Performance at interview: Interviews are normally held as part of the admissions process. Interviews are conducted in-person, or via an online platform for overseas applicants.

  5. Reference letters: Applicants will need to register two referees who can give an informed view of their academic ability and suitability for the course.
Interview Date
6 June 2024

Note: You will be notified of the outcome of your application 4 to 6 weeks after your portfolio interview or audition. Some application outcomes may take longer than expected.

 

A Bachelor's degree from a recognised local or international institution in Fine Art or related disciplines.

The programme team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional references
  • A combination of these factors
Each application will be considered on its own merit, but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases.

The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

  • Related academic or work experience
  • The quality of the personal statement
  • A strong academic or other professional references
  • A combination of these factors
Each application will be considered on its own merit, but we cannot guarantee an offer in each case.

 

If English was not your primary medium of instruction throughout your school education, you must provide evidence of any of the following at enrolment*:

Entry Into IELTS TOEFL - iBT PTE ACADEMIC
MFA 7.0 100 65

*Not applicable to applicants who have completed their NAFA degree or degrees from other institutions where English is the medium of instruction.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online

Application for the August 2024 intake has closed. Please visit us on 1 October 2024 to apply for the August 2025 intake.

Keep the Application Acknowledgement for your reference and submit the required documents

Keep the Application Acknowledgement for your reference and submit the required documents for verification within five working days from the application date at:

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Campus 1 (Admissions counter at level 1)
80 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189655

Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays

Alternatively, you can email a copy of the required documents to [email protected].

Required documents for verification:
  1. NRIC for Singapore Citizens (SC) or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR), passport and valid Student’s Pass card (if applicable) for international students
  2. English qualifications (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL iBT), if applicable
  3. Certified true copies of academic certificates and transcripts.

Make payment of the Application Fee at the cashier counter in NAFA or online

Make payment of the Application Fee at the cashier counter in NAFA or online at https://payment.nafa.edu.sg/Students. Applicants who are paying online will be required to upload the above documents during application.

Upload portfolio

Upload your Research Proposal, Personal Statement, Portfolio and reference letters here.

Receive an email

You will receive an email from the Student Admissions Office on the details of your portfolio interview upon receipt of all required documents and portfolio.

Application outcome

Receive the outcome of your application via email within 4 – 6 weeks after your Portfolio Submission/Interview/Audition or Admission Test.

FINANCIAL MATTERS

To know more about the details related to the degree fees, please click the links below:

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

NAFA-appointed overseas education counsellors provide programme advice and application services to international students for diploma and bachelor’s degree admission. Countries and regions with NAFA overseas education counsellors include China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Overseas admissions tests start from August 2022 to March 2023 (test dates vary between countries). Applications made through non-NAFA appointed education counsellors will not be accepted. For a full list of NAFA appointed overseas education counsellors, click here.

 

All international applicants must meet the admission requirements for NAFA Diploma programmes. If you are only able to submit your full results in mid-2021, you may use your school examination results or trial examination results for registration. You must provide a letter from your school to certify that these results are true and correct, and that you are currently waiting for the release of your final results. In this case, you are also required to sit for the NAFA English Placement Test.

 

International students residing overseas are encouraged to apply for admission to NAFA through the appointed education counsellors, where applicable. Applications made through non-NAFA appointed education counsellors will not be accepted. These appointed counsellors may charge up to S$4,000* in service fees per student. NAFA does not receive service fees on behalf of the counsellors. The payment schedule of these service fees are as follows:

Phase 1 - One week before Admission Test/Audition

All fees paid in this phase are non-refundable.
Your application fee, test fees, and administrative costs of document verification and translation will be collected once you sign the agency contract.

Phase 2 - Collection of student contracts

Collection of 50% of the total service fees specified in the signed agency contract with the applicant before completing Phase 2 of the NAFA online registration.

Phase 3 - Upon collection of SOLAR+ code from ICA

Collection of the 50% balance in service fees specified in the signed agency contract (ICA processing fees and Issuance fees shall be borne by students).

*Graduating international NAFA diploma students may wish to contact the appointed education counsellors to get assistance for their degree application and/or Student’s Pass matters. No additional service fees should be collected by the counsellors.

View the list of overseas education counsellors

All international applicants are required to apply for a Student’s Pass through the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore after acceptance by an educational institute to pursue full-time studies in Singapore.

View more details for living in Singapore

Overseas Education Counsellors (Agents)

International students residing overseas are encouraged to apply for admission to NAFA through the appointed education counsellors, where applicable. These appointed counsellors may charge up to S$4,000* in service fees per student. NAFA does not receive service fees on behalf of the counsellors. The payment schedule of these service fees are as follows:

Phase 1 - One week before Admission Test/Audition

All fees paid in this phase are non-refundable.
Your application fee, test fees, and administrative costs of document verification and translation will be collected once you sign the agency contract.

Phase 2 - Collection of student contracts

Collection of 50% of the total service fees specified in the signed agency contract with the applicant before completing Phase 2 of the NAFA online registration.

Phase 3 - Upon collection of SOLAR+ code from ICA

Collection of the 50% balance in service fees specified in the signed agency contract (ICA processing fees and Issuance fees shall be borne by students).

*Graduating international NAFA diploma students may wish to contact the appointed education counsellors to get assistance for their degree application and/or Student’s Pass matters. No additional service fees should be collected by the counsellors.

View the list of overseas education counsellors

Living In Singapore

All international applicants are required to apply for a Student’s Pass through the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore after acceptance by an educational institute to pursue full-time studies in Singapore.

View more details for living in Singapore
Admission Information

Important Dates

Application for the August 2024 intake has closed. Please visit us on 1 October 2024 to apply for the August 2025 intake.

International students residing overseas are encouraged to apply as early in August for the following year’s intake for admission to NAFA through the appointed education counsellors, where applicable. 

View the list of overseas education counsellors