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Degree Programs

Applying to DigiPen (Singapore)

Studying at DigiPen (Singapore)

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Degree Programs

Does DigiPen (Singapore) offer part-time degree programs?

Currently, all our degree programs are offered as full-time degree programs.

Are DigiPen (Singapore) degree programs offered with honors?

All DigiPen (Singapore) degrees can be offered with honors if the student achieves the minimum required cumulative GPA (CGPA). Kindly refer to the Graduation Requirements page for more information.

Are DigiPen (Singapore) degrees well respected by employers?

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is one of the six autonomous universities in Singapore. DigiPen (Singapore) has been in partnership with SIT since 2010, and in the most recent publicly available Graduate Employment Survey listed on the MOE website, our graduates have been highly sought after by the industry. Over the years, DigiPen (Singapore) alumni have gone on to work in public and private sectors — including enterprise software, virtual reality, finance, digital entertainment, and automotive technology — of Singapore’s growing digital economy. These companies include Autodesk, Continental Automotive, DBS Bank, Government Technology Agency (GovTech), ST Engineering, and many more.

How is DigiPen (Singapore) in partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)?

SIT is the fifth autonomous university in Singapore. Besides offering their own degree programs, SIT partners with several overseas universities such as DigiPen (Singapore) to offer programs that support the growth sectors of our economy. All DigiPen (Singapore) students are also SIT students. Under this partnership, all admissions are first routed through SIT, and eligible applicants are able to receive the MOE Tuition Grant and enjoy subsidized tuition fees.

Which institute will the degree certificate be conferred from?

From the 2020 cohort onward, students from the SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) joint degree programs — BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, BS in Computer Science in Interactive Media and Game Development, and BEng in Mechatronics Systems — will graduate with a degree certificate that is jointly conferred by both SIT and DigiPen Institute of Technology.

For the BA in User Experience and Game Design and BFA in Digital Art and Animation programs, students will graduate with a degree certificate conferred by DigiPen Institute of Technology.

Applying to DigiPen (Singapore)

How do I apply for DigiPen (Singapore)’s degree programs?

As part of our partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), our admissions process for undergraduate programs is initiated through SIT’s online application portal. For a detailed step-by-step guide on the online application process, kindly refer to SIT’s undergraduate application guide.

For further information about the application process and/or application portal, please contact the SIT Admissions Office directly at:

Hotline: 6592 1136

How many intakes does DigiPen (Singapore) have per year?

There is only one intake per year. The admissions cycle generally runs from mid-January through mid-March each year. Classes typically commence in the last week of August.

What are the acceptable educational qualifications?

Applicants should possess one of the qualifications listed below:

  • Full-time diploma from any local polytechnic
    • Nanyang Polytechnic
    • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
    • Republic Polytechnic
    • Singapore Polytechnic
    • Temasek Polytechnic
  • GCE ‘A’ Levels
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • NUS High School diplomas
  • Diplomas from other institutions
  • International qualifications

For more detailed information about the educational requirements, see SIT’s Admissions Requirements page.

What is the minimum GPA or score required for applicants to get into DigiPen (Singapore)?

Under our partnership with SIT, the general admissions framework is a two-tiered system. Applicants are shortlisted using a minimum academic threshold, after which they undergo admissions interviews and evaluations to be assessed for the desired skills, profiles, and aptitudes. Applicants will then be selected based on overall standing, which takes into consideration both academic and interview/test performances, as well as other key attributes such as demonstrated skills or relevant work/internship experience.

Additionally, applicants applying to any one of our programs may refer to the Indicative Grade Profile (IGP) published by SIT. This information is to be used as a reference only.

Can polytechnic students apply for admission using their first five semesters’ results?

Yes, polytechnic students in their final semester of their diploma programs can apply for conditional admission with their first five semesters’ results. However, it is mandatory to submit their final semester results upon receiving them to complete their application.

Should male applicants apply for admission into DigiPen (Singapore) before entering full-time National Service (NS)?

Male applicants are encouraged to apply for admission before entering full-time NS. DigiPen (Singapore) will reserve a place for you if you are serving full-time NS in Singapore. You will only matriculate after the completion of your full-time NS obligation, or if you are granted disruption by MINDEF.

I will be sitting for my IB Diploma examinations in May. Can I apply for admission using my forecasted results?

We are unable to assess applications based on forecasted results. Please apply with your actual IB Diploma results.

What are the art portfolio requirements?

Applicants applying to the BFA in Digital Art and Animation program are required to submit an art portfolio that showcases the applicant’s best and most recent work. This portfolio must contain between 10-15 samples of original artwork created by the applicant. See our BFA Admissions Requirements for more details.

Studying at DigiPen (Singapore)

Does DigiPen (Singapore) provide accommodation for students?

We currently do not offer hostel facilities at our campus. Thus, students seeking accommodation will need to do so on their own.

Will there be opportunities for overseas exchange during the course of study?

The Overseas Immersion Program (OIP) is compulsory for all students studying at DigiPen (Singapore). This program allows DigiPen (Singapore) students to study for one trimester at DigiPen Institute of Technology’s U.S. campus in Redmond, Washington, or the Europe-Bilbao campus in Spain. The courses taken in the U.S. and Spain will count toward fulfilling their degree requirements.

Additionally, the OIP is designed to provide students with a greater overseas learning experience that includes lectures, hands-on project work, workshops, and industry visits. Students will get to interact with American or European university professors and mentors while experiencing life in a different culture with their overseas peers.

Will there be internship opportunities during the course of study?

Students who are enrolled in the SIT-DigiPen (Singapore) joint-degree programs — BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation, BS in Computer Science in Interactive Media and Game Development, and BEng in Mechatronics Systems — are required to undertake a 12-month work attachment under the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP), where they will apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in real-world work environments.

For the BA in User Experience and Game Design and BFA in Digital Art and Animation programs, students may opt for a credit bearing internship or work on their projects during their final year.

Can I work while studying at DigiPen (Singapore) as an international student?

All international students of IHLs (Institutes of Higher Learning) in Singapore can work for no more than 16 hours a week during term time. There are no restrictions on work hours during vacation time. Information and updates on the Student’s Pass and work privileges can be found on the ICA website.

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

What are the tuition fees and other miscellaneous fees for the undergraduate programs?

Please see SIT’s Tuition Fees page for detailed tuition fee and grant information.

Does DigiPen (Singapore) offer any financial aid or scholarships?

DigiPen (Singapore) undergraduates have access to various sources of financial aid to help ease the cost of their university expenses. Additionally, students may also apply for the SIT Scholarship. For more information, see SIT’s Scholarships and Financial Aid page.

Besides the above, you may also apply for relevant scholarships offered by the local government or companies (e.g., Smart Nation Scholarship). More information on scholarship eligibility and requirements can be found on the respective government or company websites.

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