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Jinkai

04-24-2010, 11:35 AM

Not alot of threads here about SUTD, so I'll start the ball rolling. Has anyone gotten an offer of acceptance? I have, and I would really like to see who has also.

Cheers.


GCE0055

04-24-2010, 12:00 PM

Not alot of threads here about SUTD, so I'll start the ball rolling. Has anyone gotten an offer of acceptance? I have, and I would really like to see who has also.

Cheers.

ur grades?


Jinkai

04-25-2010, 04:12 PM

A-Level Grades: AAAA | GP A | PW A

Regards.


muggermaniac

04-26-2010, 10:25 PM

A-Level Grades: AAAA | GP A | PW A

Regards.

i'm curious. what makes you so interested in applying to SUTD with such excellent grades??


Jinkai

04-27-2010, 12:32 AM

Well...the short answer would be that I'm interested in technology and design. =) Not to mention the broad-based curriculum and collaborators involved makes for something potentially interesting. I know one big concern that most people have is the unestablished-ness of this new uni, but to say that good grades does not equate with considering SUTD? I'm curious as to why you think that.

Cheers.


muggermaniac

04-28-2010, 11:14 PM

one of the SUTD's objectives is to accommodate and allow more poly grads (specifically in design/tech) to further their studies locally.

but you are right too. perhaps, couple of years down the road, this uni could become the next "SMU", and give the other unis a run for their money.


abcdefgh

05-01-2010, 11:06 PM

I've got a place and i've accepted it, got 4H2 As


cherlj

05-01-2010, 11:46 PM

Hey I've got a place too, but have yet to accept it. I got 6As as well. One reason why I chose to apply to SUTD was because of the architecture pillar, and I believe that the school will offer me a more broad-based education than if I went to the programme offered by NUS.

I think it is a common misconception that students will apply to SUTD because they are unable to make it to the present three public universities. What makes SUTD so appealing to me is the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes, with the emphasis on design at its core. Therefore I guess SUTD was created to appeal to a niche group of students who have a particular interest in engineering (with a great emphasis on design) or architecture (traditionally already design-centred).

About the accommodation of poly grads, I believe the SIT (Singapore Institute of Technology) was set up for that purpose (the school requires local applicants to present a poly diploma as a basic admission requirement) SIT was created to built upon the existing collaborations between local polys and overseas institutions, while increasing the opportunities for a university-level education. SIT offers a really interesting array of 'industry-focused' degrees ranging from design to hospitality to engineering.


frozenheart

05-05-2010, 12:33 PM

Hi guys, does anyone of you know what degree program SUTD offers?


mashimaro

05-06-2010, 12:14 AM

i heard that sutd wont start operation until 2011? so wont those who applied have to take a gap year before starting uni? that was my main concern for not applying to sutd. of course this wouldnt be the case for guys serving ns now.


Jinkai

05-07-2010, 01:34 PM

@frozenheart

They call them "pillars of study". There are four:


Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD)
Engineering Product Development (EPD)
Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD)
Engineering Systems and Design (ESD)


@mashimaro

The earliest/first batch will only enroll in May 2012. And yes, some might have to take a so called gap year. That's actually what I'd have to do.

Sincerely, Jinkai


agenda

05-13-2010, 09:29 PM

Will be applying for SU next year, how many here have been offered scholarship?


seeweiren

05-14-2010, 12:42 PM

one of the SUTD's objectives is to accommodate and allow more poly grads (specifically in design/tech) to further their studies locally.

but you are right too. perhaps, couple of years down the road, this uni could become the next "SMU", and give the other unis a run for their money.

That's SIT i guess not SUTD.


muggermaniac

05-15-2010, 12:15 AM

That's SIT i guess not SUTD.

my bad. take back my words :o

i got mixed up between both institutions. there's so much going on with our education system :D


Azizl

05-22-2010, 04:39 PM

@frozenheart

They call them "pillars of study". There are four:


Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD)
Engineering Product Development (EPD)
Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD)
Engineering Systems and Design (ESD)


@mashimaro

The earliest/first batch will only enroll in May 2012. And yes, some might have to take a so called gap year. That's actually what I'd have to do.

Sincerely, Jinkai


I see. So do we have to choose one of these 4 pillars or we have to study in all of them?

By the way, I've visited their websites but I am not sure what the cuurriculum is like n what courses are there. E.g, B. Sc in engineering or whatsoever.

Can someone shed some light to me? Thanks


Azizl

05-22-2010, 04:59 PM

Hi, i've gotten a place in NUS Architecture but will only start my course in 2011 after completing NS.

Basically, I have a strong interest in design, art and innovation. But as to exactly what type of design do I really want to spend my life doing, I am still not sure.

Before there was SUTD back then, I felt that NUS Archi was the most suitable course for me. But after being introduced by my friend about SUTD, I do have thoughts of applying for SUTD next year in 2011. This is in addition to finding out about the life of a registered building architect, which is not really what I wanted.

I shan't talk explicitly regarding architecture as it would be off topic.

Some things i like about SUTD is the integration of design, engineering and even marketing throughout the whole project which is probably what a product needs, to be successfully made and eventually be brought to the global market to be sold and used worldwide.

This course trains us not only to be designers or engineers but even entrepreneurs, i suppose. Furthermore, the collaboration with the MIT and the Zhejiang university is another attractive factor. (I would really love to go for an exchange program there)

However, I do have some burning questions. For a new university, no one would know its outcome but really, while the education SUTD provide seems very promising and prepares students well,
1) what would be our future career prospects? Engineer? just like another engineering graduate from NUS/NTU?
2) can an SUTD graduate who took architecture eventually be recognised as a registered architect under the Board of Architects?
(in NUS, one has to go though 4 years of B.A.Arch and 1 year of M.Arch and then work for 2 years before taking that test to be registered as a qualified architect under BoA)

Thanks!


Jinkai

05-23-2010, 11:20 AM

@Azizl

Students will study general science and math modules for the first 1.5 years, after which they choose 1 pillar. The syllabus isn't shown because it isn't finalised yet. From what they say during the tea sessions though, it will be based heavily on the MIT curriculum, with changes made where applicable for this design-centric (amongst other goals) university.

For hints on future career prospects, you might want to take a look at the companies that are cited as offering internships to SUTD students.

As for your other questions, I think the best way to get them answered is to go for the publicity events SUTD organises! There will be 1/2/3? more admission cycles, so go and take a look, it won't hurt ;)

Sincerely, Jinkai


cherlj

05-23-2010, 02:34 PM

@frozenheart
The earliest/first batch will only enroll in May 2012. And yes, some might have to take a so called gap year. That's actually what I'd have to do.


Yup, to be exact school will start on 23 April 2012 for the first batch.

@Azizl

Hi! I was offered both NUS architecture and a place in SUTD too.

To answer your first question, graduates from SUTD will not be limited to their respective fields of study. The school is currently working to provide opportunities for local and international internships to prepare students for work in various industries (such as aerospace, biomedical/healthcare, consumer electronics, digital media, environment, manufacturing, buildings/structures etc).

Various establishments such as Microsoft, IBM, DBS, DSTA, Keppel, ST Engineering, Far East Organisation etc have already signed on for the internship programmes. More will be added to the list, and there is the potential to provide full-time employment upon graduation.

About your second question, SUTD offers a Master of Architecture with a major in Sustainable Design. Students with get a B.Arch in 8 semesters and the M.Arch in 10 semesters. On the other hand, they may choose to leave SUTD after 8 semesters to pursue their M.Arch elsewhere. The best part is that the SUTD degree will be accredited by both the Board of Architecture of Singapore and the National Architectural Accrediting Board of USA!

The main difference between NUS Archi and SUTD is that the curriculum is interdisciplinary with a focus on sustainable design. The curriculum will not just be limited to archi but also be interdisciplinary, infused with other courses in the humanities, arts, social sciences and business/management. In other words, graduates will better prepared for the industry and will be exposed to a wider array of possible career tracks.

Hope I managed to clarify your doubts!


smash

05-23-2010, 06:42 PM

Hi all! I hv also been accepted into SUTD but hv yet to confirmed via the online confirmation process. I would like to know if anyone has received the SUTD scholarship alrdy cos apparently, I only got the letter of offer. :( It would definitely be much better with a scholarship in hand. If we didnt manage to get it, is there another round of interview or anything whereby we can apply for it?


Jinkai

05-24-2010, 07:37 PM

@smash

The scholarship should have came with the letter of offer.

Regards, Jinkai


smash

05-25-2010, 08:17 PM

@ Jinkai

Oh i see! That means I wont get the scholarship :(((((( Do u know of any ways to apply for it again? If not, I might hv to go for other scholarships then. Im going for MOE teaching scholarship, but hv anyone any idea if getting a SUTD engineering or architect degree can get u into a teaching career?

1 more wk left to decide! :D


Haecceity

06-18-2010, 04:10 PM

In general (from experience) - I have had Physics teachers who studied engineering at a uni level. So yes, I do know that you can go into teaching with an engineering degree. I'm not too sure about architecture though. Good luck!


Helfin

06-21-2010, 06:20 PM

SUTD Facts and Figures:
Vacancies avilable : 500
Scholarships available : 100
Applicants : 650+
Offered : 120
Accepted : 80

Sounds like they purposely delayed intake to 2012 because they are not getting enough good applicants. I wonder if there will be people question SUTD why they are not admitting up to 500 students when they have 500 vacancies? Playing the "it is not easy to get in and we are damn good" game with the rest of the Universities? Not that I disagree, but the way the newspaper wrote it, the truth really is not as pretty.


Haecceity

06-22-2010, 09:34 AM

They are hoping that there will be more applicants for 2011 and 2012 (e.g. girls will only apply then). They have to leave space for those applying only in 2011 and 2012! Also, they delayed the opening before they opened applications, if I recall correctly. Also, what newspaper article are you referring to?


Jinkai

06-22-2010, 09:57 PM

@Helfin

What truth are you referring to? Not quite sure I get it from your post.


Helfin

06-23-2010, 02:21 PM

There were 2 news reports. 1 in Straits Times and 1 in Zaobao. Both said SUTD is very successful. I might agree with trying to be successful, but the numbers really don't look that good.

@Haecceity, they postphoned it to 2012 before admissions probably because they researched the data from all 3 local Unis and found themselves in bad competitive disadvantage?


Haecceity

06-23-2010, 02:41 PM

@Haecceity, they postphoned it to 2012 before admissions probably because they researched the data from all 3 local Unis and found themselves in bad competitive disadvantage?
And how would postphoning it significantly help their case? It would give them more time to market, yes, but the fact remains that they are a new school, and it will be their first batch: something that no amount of marketing can cover up.


Helfin

06-23-2010, 03:06 PM

And how would postphoning it significantly help their case? It would give them more time to market, yes, but the fact remains that they are a new school, and it will be their first batch: something that no amount of marketing can cover up.

If the 3 universities now offer 80-90% (?) of current A levels, then SUTD will find it hard to get top students for all vacancies. So the best strategy will then be to postphone opening and let more marketing sink in while easing pressure on the tough fight in the market?

By the way I am not saying this is wrong. I am just guessing the strategy.


Haecceity

06-23-2010, 03:37 PM

I agree with your point; it is a possibility. And also: SUTD opens in April, which is different from the other three unis opening in August. This already differentiates it from the other unis. Whether it is effective though... we'll only know in 2012. :D


Jinkai

06-23-2010, 03:42 PM

As someone enrolling in 2012, I think that if its "success" is to be based on filling the quota of 500 regardless of the quality of the students chosen, then I would rather it be "unsuccessful".

So the best strategy will then be to postphone opening and let more marketing sink...

OR they may be using the extra time to prepare the necessary manpower and facilities required to run a university...

Healthy skepticism is good, but please give a little thought before doing any second guessing...

PS: I believe one marketing reason for having matriculation in April 2012 is that they could simultaneously attract and admit students who would have matriculated into other local universities in July 2011/2012.
Thereby, perhaps, doubling the number of pioneer applicants.


Helfin

06-25-2010, 10:38 AM

Healthy skepticism is good, but please give a little thought before doing any second guessing...

PS: I believe one marketing reason for having matriculation in April 2012 is that they could simultaneously attract and admit students who would have matriculated into other local universities in July 2011/2012.
Thereby, perhaps, doubling the number of pioneer applicants.

Jinkai, if you read economics and marketing books outside our syllabus, marketing needs time to sink in. And the researched calculation for marketing is, if you have 1 year headstart, the competitor who starts 1year later needs about 10 years of marketing to catch up with you.

So what SUTD is doing is not wrong. Neither did we say it is wrong. We are just guessing using the numbers provided BY SUTD in the news articles.


Jinkai

06-25-2010, 07:13 PM

@Helfin
And the researched calculation for marketing is, if you have 1 year headstart, the competitor who starts 1year later needs about 10 years of marketing to catch up with you.

That's an interesting phenomena, is there any online resource that I can read regarding it?

Still, I'm not quite sure how this observation is relevant. If you're saying that SUTD needs 10 years of marketing for every year a competing university has a head start in, how would 1 more year of marketing in 2011 give it much of an edge against say, NUS which was formed and branded in 1980 (source wikipedia)? Or are you comparing the present matriculate-in-2012 SUTD with the past matriculate-in-2011 SUTD? I'm not sure if you can define them as competing.

I quote you from an earlier post:
Both said SUTD is very successful. I might agree with trying to be successful, but the numbers really don't look that good.

To me, this seems like a judgement on the strategy of SUTD in postponing the matriculation date, i.e. not merely a guess at what their strategy is.

Btw I'm using 'marketing' in the loosest sense, but you seem to have a more precise definition for it. Do enlighten if so?

Anyway, before we get too off-topic, those applying to/who have accepted their offer from SUTD, do post in this thread regarding your own experience.

Cheers, Jinkai


Pieones

07-08-2010, 01:33 PM

My opinion, Jinkai, you are getting too uptight. Nobody said anything about SUTD standards. But only making observations on news angles and actual numbers.


Kynaston

09-20-2010, 08:17 PM

Hi. I am also accepted into SUTD. Just wondering, anyone here also got the offer to a student exchange programme in Zhejiang University?


pregnantboy

11-30-2010, 08:52 AM

any poly students here got into sutd so far? if so, what's your GPA?

@kynaston yeah i was also offered the zhejiang immersion programme thingy. i think it's merely a consolation for not getting the scholarship.


agenda

03-05-2011, 11:55 PM

anyone here who has been offered the scholarship willing to post your results?

so that we can have an idea of where is the ceiling to receive the scholarship offer, i've a place in SMU might be tempted to apply if I can get the scholarship or even get into the fast track SUTD-MIT programme


yjiajun

04-02-2011, 06:05 PM

Hi, may I know how was the interview for admission to SUTD like?


clovertong

04-07-2011, 10:23 AM

Hi, may I know how was the interview for admission to SUTD like?
The interview is quite unformal...more on personal questions base on what u write in ur personal statement and education background ...there should have 3 interviewers...my one is around half an hour...this is all i can remember...haha...coz i got fever on my interview day...wish u good luck...


Splitfirz

04-10-2011, 05:10 PM

Let's keep this thread alive! :)

I got offered the SUTD Scholarship for admission year 2014! :)


dindin

04-19-2011, 09:57 PM

Hi, when can we know our application outcome? Especially for those who had their interview recently? And what through what medium, letter, email or call? Thank you


fincayra

04-19-2011, 11:17 PM

Hi I was called up for an interview earlier today. The guy said that schedules were pretty tight.

By the way, Splitzfire, can you tell us how you got the scholarship? Like, did you do something particularly impressive during the interview? What is your A-level results like? Thank you!


Splitfirz

04-20-2011, 10:01 AM

Hi I was called up for an interview earlier today. The guy said that schedules were pretty tight.

By the way, Splitzfire, can you tell us how you got the scholarship? Like, did you do something particularly impressive during the interview? What is your A-level results like? Thank you!

Hi,

All the best for the interview! :)

Well, I guess you would just have to be yourself, be sincere and show to the panel that you really want to make a difference to the society. SUTD aims to nurture potential engineering leaders.

The interview's not tough, its more of a chit-chat session. The selection panel is also very friendly, they don't bite :)

Oh, I was from a polytechnic btw


Splitfirz

04-20-2011, 10:02 AM

Hi, when can we know our application outcome? Especially for those who had their interview recently? And what through what medium, letter, email or call? Thank you

They would come down to your house personally to hand you the scholarship offer with admission :)


fincayra

04-20-2011, 11:38 PM

Hi,

All the best for the interview! :)

Well, I guess you would just have to be yourself, be sincere and show to the panel that you really want to make a difference to the society. SUTD aims to nurture potential engineering leaders.

The interview's not tough, its more of a chit-chat session. The selection panel is also very friendly, they don't bite :)

Oh, I was from a polytechnic btw

Thanks for the advice! That's rather reassuring. Do you happen to know anything else about the scholarship (i.e. what is the criteria to be awarded the scholarship)? Because I would really like to get into SUTD but my parents are less keen... I'm hoping that a scholarship will make them change their mind.

(P.S. Is it really true that they went over to your house to personally hand you the scholarship?)


Splitfirz

04-21-2011, 03:45 PM

Thanks for the advice! That's rather reassuring. Do you happen to know anything else about the scholarship (i.e. what is the criteria to be awarded the scholarship)? Because I would really like to get into SUTD but my parents are less keen... I'm hoping that a scholarship will make them change their mind.

(P.S. Is it really true that they went over to your house to personally hand you the scholarship?)

hi fincayra,

Well, I'm not really sure how they award the scholarships but results are just one part of the criteria (just like all other scholarships). It's good to have some form of leadership/comm service background though.

Jiayous and keep us informed of your interview ;)


fincayra

04-21-2011, 09:42 PM

Well, I'm not really sure how they award the scholarships but results are just one part of the criteria (just like all other scholarships). It's good to have some form of leadership/comm service background though.


Oh dear... I don't really have any leadership positions (unless you count being a GP rep) I doubt the 0.0 hours of CIP on my CCA cert helps either... At least I had 72 hours in secondary school.


Splitfirz

04-22-2011, 10:59 AM

Well, i would personally suggest you go for it!
Don't let such things dampen your spirits. No harm trying right? :)


fincayra

04-23-2011, 01:15 AM

Well, i would personally suggest you go for it!
Don't let such things dampen your spirits. No harm trying right? :)

Haha, thanks for the encouragement!

Will do my best and report back tmr. =)


fincayra

04-24-2011, 01:56 AM

YES! =)

It went pretty okay :)


SUTD_Rep

04-25-2011, 12:26 AM

Hi Din Din,

We are processing the outcome for shortlisted candidates by batches but all applicants are expected to hear from us by mid-May via post.

Feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have any other questions.

Cheers,
SUTD


dindin

04-25-2011, 09:51 AM

sure, thank you very much. really anxious now knowing that the only thing i can do is to wait...


Skraps

04-25-2011, 05:01 PM

Hi can anyone enlighten me whether the sutd scholarship is a needs-blind scholarship?


fincayra

04-26-2011, 12:04 AM

Hi can anyone enlighten me whether the sutd scholarship is a needs-blind scholarship?

Yup, it's needs-blind. There are bursaries for the financially-needy.
http://www.sutd.edu.sg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28&Itemid=30


Skraps

04-26-2011, 10:09 AM

Oh ok thanks for enlightening me :)


DarKniGhT

04-29-2011, 12:55 AM

A-Level Grades: AAAA | GP A | PW A

Regards.

:eek::eek::eek::eek:

u wuld be able to stand a high chance in law/medicine degree. why SUTD?


fincayra

05-03-2011, 01:56 AM

YAY!!!!!

I got accepted!!!

:D:D:D

Does anyone know when they will officially send the letter? Cos I found out from the Joint Acceptance Portal.


HoraceTJH

05-03-2011, 08:04 AM

Haha:D Congrats:D One of the admin people will call you soon. Then they will personally send the letter to your doorstep. The acceptance letter also comes with an invitation card to the tea session:D


fincayra

05-03-2011, 11:40 PM

Haha:D Congrats:D One of the admin people will call you soon. Then they will personally send the letter to your doorstep. The acceptance letter also comes with an invitation card to the tea session:D

Really? They really come to your house personally and not just mail the thing? Oh wow. :eek:

Oh darn. I just realised I live in a very ulu area. I hope they can find the place...


Chengjunhoe

05-04-2011, 04:56 PM

Hello my friends...

I'm a Singaporean IB student studying overseas and planning to apply to SUTD, looking at the first few posts I reckon I'm on with tough competition =/ You guys have amazing grades! I'm not sure about IB grade requirements for SUTD though.

I heard it's really hard to get in, but other than that, I wanna ask:

1) Do they have specific subject requirements? Like NUS is really strict about it but I'm not sure about SUTD. I couldn't find anything on the webbie

2) Is it necessary to make that YouTube video or portfolio? I know it's not compulsory, but by how much would it improve your chances of getting in?

3) Interview, what do they ask you?


yjiajun

05-04-2011, 09:34 PM

They asked personal questions, like if you had any leadership opportunities, CIP, etc. The first thing they asked me to do was to tell them about myself. Yup, normal typical interview questions. Why SUTD and not the others? How can you contribute to SUTD?


And yay I got accepted! :D


yjiajun

05-04-2011, 09:36 PM

And nope it isn't compulsory to submit a Youtube video. But I think if would be more advantageous to do so if you have some good stuff to show.


fincayra

05-11-2011, 03:11 AM

Hello my friends...

I'm a Singaporean IB student studying overseas and planning to apply to SUTD, looking at the first few posts I reckon I'm on with tough competition =/ You guys have amazing grades! I'm not sure about IB grade requirements for SUTD though.

I heard it's really hard to get in, but other than that, I wanna ask:

1) Do they have specific subject requirements? Like NUS is really strict about it but I'm not sure about SUTD. I couldn't find anything on the webbie

2) Is it necessary to make that YouTube video or portfolio? I know it's not compulsory, but by how much would it improve your chances of getting in?

3) Interview, what do they ask you?

Hi again!

1) They are not really strict about the subject combinations. I asked them about it during the admission interview, and they said that it would be more advantageous if you studied H2 Physics or physics at O Level. But they will discuss with you during the admission interview to see if you can cope with the workload. If they think you can succeed in SUTD, they will take you in anyway, as their unique curriculum is such that physics isn't the only thing they're teaching; they also teach bio and chemistry. (You can see the subject modules on the website.) So as long as you're passionate and smart, I think they'll accept you. Then you can go for the physics bridging courses conducted about a month before school starts, if I'm not wrong.

2) Nope it's not necessary! I didn't make a video, but I still got selected :D I did make an online portfolio though, and they didn't really ask me about it during the interview. I think that if you want to make a video or portfolio to strengthen your application, go for it! :D

3) The interview for me was more like a nice chit chat sessions. The interviewers were very very nice and friendly (it was the best interview experience I ever had :D). They mainly asked me personal questions regarding what I wrote in my application essay. So don't worry about the interview, it's really non-stressful! (compared to some other interviews I've gone through anyway :D)

Hope this helps! And all the best for you exams! Study hard!


fincayra

05-11-2011, 03:13 AM

And yay I got accepted! :D

Congratulations! Are you going for the tea session thingy?


magier

05-11-2011, 10:47 AM

do u guys really think it's worth the extra 16k for sutd instead of nus? personally, financial concerns is vital for my decision..


Chengjunhoe

05-12-2011, 12:08 AM

do u guys really think it's worth the extra 16k for sutd instead of nus? personally, financial concerns is vital for my decision..

Crap. Isn't it 11k? =/ That will definitely not tip in my favour...


magier

05-12-2011, 11:45 AM

Crap. Isn't it 11k? =/ That will definitely not tip in my favour...

I'm looking @ the whole course of study.. sutd: 11k x 4, nus/ntu:7k x 4.. well, some pros of sutd are;
- MIT-type of study approaches (MIT is world renowned, it is really quite an opportunity to taste their approaches)
- smaller teachers : students ratio (u will have more aids to explore deeper into topics?)

cons are;
- despite the promised on obtaining accreditation by 2014, the bachelor will not be fully accredited until at least the 3rd batch (2017)
- risk (nus is already established and recognised for its engineering education, how long will sutd take to outshine our current universities?)
- transport (there will be a kent ridge station for nus by later part of the year for comparison)

Is this a better choice than nus considering the fees that we have to pay and the risk that we have to take? My take would be, if they want the pioneer batch to bear the risk and attract more talents, shouldn't they offer a much more competitive fees? At least it will ease the candidate's burden on paying off the bank loan after the education..


SUTD_Rep

05-14-2011, 10:47 PM

Hi Magier, Junhoe & any other students who have concerns about the SUTD school fees,

We do not want any talented and promising students who are interested in an education at SUTD to be denied an opportunity to study here. Therefore, we are offering up to 100 SUTD scholarships to our first cohort of students, that is about 20% of our cohort and is a very high percentage! If you get this scholarship, your tuition fees will be covered :).

There is also generous support from the industry. Organisations such as A*STAR, Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Far East Organization, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Keppel Corporation, China Construction, Public Utilities Board and SPRING Singapore, are offering industry-supported scholarships to SUTD. These scholarship packages are of different values and terms and conditions. Please check out their respective website or the BrightSparks portal for more information.

In addition, we also have a series of financial aid options available, from study awards, bursaries to various loans schemes to ease the financial load. Please check out our website for more details.

More importantly, we would like to assure you that the SUTD education is definitely worth the money. The higher tuition fee is necessary as we are providing a curriculum of high academic quality that is designed by MIT. Students will be getting a MIT-like education at one-fifth of MIT’s tuition fees!

SUTD will also have a low student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, which enables SUTD to provide a totally new and active learning experience for the students.

The SUTD education is also designed with the industry in mind. We take the outside-in approach where industry demands drive the curriculum development. There are also lots of opportunities at SUTD for you to get hands-on practice in addition to theoretical knowledge. Check out also the list of more than 30 companies, such as Google, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Keppel Corporation, etc, who have pledged internship opportunities both locally and internationally. With such strong industry support, you can be assured that you will have a place in the industry upon graduating from SUTD.

If you have further queries, about our fees or the financial support options available, please get in touch with our Office of Admissions at [email protected]

We hope you do not miss this opportunity for a unique educational experience :).

SUTD Rep


clouds

05-19-2011, 09:02 AM

Congratulations! Are you going for the tea session thingy?

Hey there! Both of you got into SUTD right? May I know the date of your interview and when you were accepted? I went for the interview on 19th April and now still no news. Its really taking too long and I still haven't heard from them. When was the tea session? I think it means I didn't get accepted since tea sessions were on going from last to this week..

Thanks guys! I really appreciate any information I can get on this :/


dindin

05-20-2011, 12:13 AM

dont worry clouds :) my interview was in march 25! and i got my letter just last week, it feels horrible waiting, how about you try calling their hotline or send enquiries to them ,wish you all the best luck


HoraceTJH

05-20-2011, 08:29 PM

i got accepted, when the person called and delivered the letter to my house. Tea session is tomorrow. Should use this chance to find out more of the course and answer all the queries that you might have about the courses in SUTD:D\


Jargon

05-22-2011, 12:20 PM

Congrats to everyone who got accepted by SUTD! Just to ask, anyone got called for interviews on 23/24/25 of May?


typhoon

05-25-2011, 12:00 AM

Hi everyone ,I got accepted by SUTD on April 29, but unfortunately I am overseas student so that I cannot join the activitis hold by SUTD recently ,so for those who went to how do you find about SUTD?


fincayra

05-25-2011, 02:47 AM

Hi everyone ,I got accepted by SUTD on April 29, but unfortunately I am overseas student so that I cannot join the activitis hold by SUTD recently ,so for those who went to how do you find about SUTD?

Hi typhoon! Congratulations on getting accepted! Are you going to accept the offer?

If you want to find out more about SUTD, you can always go to their website to take a look. I highly recommend reading the FAQs http://www.sutd.edu.sg/undergrad_faq.aspx.

You could also post any questions you have here on the forum, or email one of the SUTD people. (I can PM you the email if you like.)

Hope this helps!


typhoon

05-25-2011, 10:52 AM

Hi typhoon! Congratulations on getting accepted! Are you going to accept the offer?

If you want to find out more about SUTD, you can always go to their website to take a look. I highly recommend reading the FAQs http://www.sutd.edu.sg/undergrad_faq.aspx.

You could also post any questions you have here on the forum, or email one of the SUTD people. (I can PM you the email if you like.)

Hope this helps!

Thank you very much, I have accept SUTD's offer, hope to see you at SUTD next year!


Chengjunhoe

05-25-2011, 12:24 PM

Hi everyone ,I got accepted by SUTD on April 29, but unfortunately I am overseas student so that I cannot join the activitis hold by SUTD recently ,so for those who went to how do you find about SUTD?

o.0 are you an IB student? I've faced problems in the application page and have sent many emails but not gotten a reply...


typhoon

05-25-2011, 09:33 PM

o.0 are you an IB student? I've faced problems in the application page and have sent many emails but not gotten a reply...

I applied with Alevel. I think they will reply yr email soon,so don't be too worried about that. You can also post yr problems here to see whether we could provide any help. BTW, which country are you from?


Chengjunhoe

05-27-2011, 12:48 AM

I applied with Alevel. I think they will reply yr email soon,so don't be too worried about that. You can also post yr problems here to see whether we could provide any help. BTW, which country are you from?

Oh in the IB, for each subject, the maximum mark is a 7. But in the application page, the maximum mark they allowed us to choose is a 6. I emailed them about the problem already but it was weeks ago.

I'm a Singaporean studying in China, Shanghai in particular lol.


typhoon

05-27-2011, 10:55 AM

Oh in the IB, for each subject, the maximum mark is a 7. But in the application page, the maximum mark they allowed us to choose is a 6. I emailed them about the problem already but it was weeks ago.

I'm a Singaporean studying in China, Shanghai in particular lol.

I think this problem you should contact them via e-mail , they will treat your application case by case. Did you send your e-mail to [email protected]?They commonly reply me in 3 working days.So you may try again if they did not reply you for too long. But don't be too worry about that since for international applications it will not be closed until August and the admission officers are very kind and very willing to solve the problems of applicants.

I am a Chinese studied Alevel in Singapore, my city is very close to Shanghai.Aha~^_^


xxx789632145

05-28-2011, 12:56 PM

Anyone has an offer with trip to MIT?


Chengjunhoe

05-28-2011, 03:11 PM

I think this problem you should contact them via e-mail , they will treat your application case by case. Did you send your e-mail to [email protected]?They commonly reply me in 3 working days.So you may try again if they did not reply you for too long. But don't be too worry about that since for international applications it will not be closed until August and the admission officers are very kind and very willing to solve the problems of applicants.

I am a Chinese studied Alevel in Singapore, my city is very close to Shanghai.Aha~^_^

Haha so we are kinda like opposites. Anyway they replied my email and solved the problem!! <3


fincayra

06-12-2011, 05:05 PM

Thank you very much, I have accept SUTD's offer, hope to see you at SUTD next year!

Yay! See you there too :D


bobby1111

06-14-2011, 02:44 PM

Hi everyone, I'm Vietnamese and I'm going to apply SUTD this year with international qualification :D So they require and English certification (TOEFL/IELTS/SAT or something like that). I took IELTS (6.0) in Jan and SAT in May (1560, ouch low) and in June (Still waiting for the result, hope it's not so bad), however, I don't find it high enough to apply to SUTD. This make my worried. Do you think I'm able to go to SUTD with that scores? Anyone could give me an advice whether I should re-take IELTS again... I'm so worried :(
Which things (School record or English qualification) do they prefer?
Then, does anyone here apply with a video? :D


killerpup

07-20-2011, 09:29 AM

Hi guys!
was just wondering what did you guys write for your application essay? is there like any tips you could offer? (:


deadben

01-23-2012, 10:44 PM

My A level grades are ABB/DD, PW:B

Judging from the rest of the peeps who have posted their grades, I can safely say that mine is probably the worst... oh yes and I have got the acceptance letter from SUTD personally delivered to my house too :D with no scholarship or whatsoever though :/


killerpup

01-28-2012, 12:31 AM

i heard that SUTD accepts poly students with grades of even gpa 2.5 - 3.0, with recommendations from their lecturers to help them get into SUTD

Is it true? this is unfair as students who score better have lesser chances than students who don't do as well. How will these students cope with the curriculum after entering the uni?

Can SUTD disclose whats the min gpa they accept from poly students?
I'm highly curious as to where do you stand on this issue, where poly students have to basically have to score GPA of >3.5 to get into uni? or to open up more spaces for poly students? cause what you're saying now is making no sense. now that SUTD gives poly students who did averagely well with good testimonials a chance to get in, why is it an issue as well? Singaporeans are really so hard to please sometimes.


clovertong

01-28-2012, 08:00 PM

i heard that SUTD accepts poly students with grades of even gpa 2.5 - 3.0, with recommendations from their lecturers to help them get into SUTD

Is it true? this is unfair as students who score better have lesser chances than students who don't do as well. How will these students cope with the curriculum after entering the uni?

Can SUTD disclose whats the min gpa they accept from poly students?

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I personally score GPA 3.76 and got an offer from SUTD with no scholarship and no any trip....some of my friends with GPA above 3.5 even don't have a chance to get interview....I believe the students with poly GPA 2.5-3.0 but accepted by SUTD must have something really special and unique... results doesn't mean everything....


deadben

01-29-2012, 02:23 PM

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I personally score GPA 3.76 and got an offer from SUTD with no scholarship and no any trip....some of my friends with GPA above 3.5 even don't have a chance to get interview....I believe the students with poly GPA 2.5-3.0 but accepted by SUTD must have something really special and unique... results doesn't mean everything....

As mentioned quite a number of times in this whole section of the forum, they do not only see your grades.

Since you have done the application for SUTD, im sure you have come across a 500-word essay, CCA qualifications, Teacher's recommendation and also your own video/website/online portfolio bout your yourself in any rit?

Judging from this, their speciality actually came from the other requirements of the application dont you think?


koala_lover

04-05-2012, 05:58 PM

for those who recently applied using a level results, has anybody received any calls/email from sutd?


leo22081991

04-05-2012, 07:07 PM

quite alot ppl have actually received their offer letters alr. I went for interview 2 weeks ago still havent received anything yet, but my friends went last week and they were offered just a few days ago.

you can actually try to call the admission office, they can check for u the application status. mine is still being processed i guess..


koala_lover

04-06-2012, 12:17 AM

quite alot ppl have actually received their offer letters alr. I went for interview 2 weeks ago still havent received anything yet, but my friends went last week and they were offered just a few days ago.

you can actually try to call the admission office, they can check for u the application status. mine is still being processed i guess..

i've just received my interview notice. thanks anyway!


cymn_td

04-26-2012, 01:03 PM

I went interview yesterday afternoon. Offer letter came today's morning. But no scholarship mentioned :((


Aresden

06-19-2012, 02:02 PM

the semester started right?
Any thoughts from SUTD students like how r u finding their teaching etc....?


Aresden

10-27-2012, 04:04 PM

the semester started right?
Any thoughts from SUTD students like how r u finding their teaching etc....?

still awaiting SUTD rep/students to answer :)

your insights r greatly appreciated.


phantomband2503

01-27-2013, 01:33 AM

quite alot ppl have actually received their offer letters alr. I went for interview 2 weeks ago still havent received anything yet, but my friends went last week and they were offered just a few days ago.

you can actually try to call the admission office, they can check for u the application status. mine is still being processed i guess..

did u manage to get in??


phantomband2503

01-27-2013, 01:34 AM

did u manage to get in?


tmthuy

03-27-2014, 01:36 AM

SUTD just emailed me yesterday telling me that I got a place. I submitted my application on 20th March, went for an interview on 24th, and received offer on 26th.

I got AAAC/C A for A level.

However, I'm quite worried. I haven't heard anything about scholarship yet. To whoever applied to SUTD, does the scholarship offer also come with the admission offer?


thepsychic

03-27-2014, 08:42 AM

SUTD just emailed me yesterday telling me that I got a place. I submitted my application on 20th March, went for an interview on 24th, and received offer on 26th.

I got AAAC/C A for A level.

However, I'm quite worried. I haven't heard anything about scholarship yet. To whoever applied to SUTD, does the scholarship offer also come with the admission offer?

It should come with the offer. Mine did. They offered me the merit scholarship which covers all 3 years tuition fee.


tmthuy

03-27-2014, 08:47 AM

It should come with the offer. Mine did. They offered me the merit scholarship which covers all 3 years tuition fee.

Really? :eek: I'm dead

How's your A level result?


thepsychic

03-27-2014, 10:03 AM

Really? :eek: I'm dead

How's your A level result?

I was already offered a place and a 1 year scholarship via early admission even before the results were out. But they called me again after the release of results and told me that they were offering me the merit scholarship instead... AAA/BBA. Maybe you should call and ask them!!! Your results arent far from mine so you should get it too!!


tmthuy

03-31-2014, 10:09 PM

Yes the scholarship offer arrived today!!!!


Anyone else going SUTD tea session this coming Saturday??


turbin95

04-17-2014, 06:11 PM

I got accepted on wed, going to the tea acceptance this sat


I got accepted on wed, going to the tea acceptance this sat

I got mine on Tuesday. Going to the tea session this Saturday too.


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Hey I've got a place too, but have yet to accept it. I got 6As as well. One reason why I chose to apply to SUTD was because of the architecture pillar, and I believe that the school will offer me a more broad-based education than if I went to the programme offered by NUS.

I think it is a common misconception that students will apply to SUTD because they are unable to make it to the present three public universities. What makes SUTD so appealing to me is the interdisciplinary nature of its programmes, with the emphasis on design at its core. Therefore I guess SUTD was created to appeal to a niche group of students who have a particular interest in engineering (with a great emphasis on design) or architecture (traditionally already design-centred).

About the accommodation of poly grads, I believe the SIT (Singapore Institute of Technology) was set up for that purpose (the school requires local applicants to present a poly diploma as a basic admission requirement) SIT was created to built upon the existing collaborations between local polys and overseas institutions, while increasing the opportunities for a university-level education. SIT offers a really interesting array of 'industry-focused' degrees ranging from design to hospitality to engineering.

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