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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 2017
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Tropical
    • Location:
    • 463 Clementi Road, Singapore, 599494
    • Phone:
    • +6562489777
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Singapore University of Social Sciences

The Singapore University of Social Sciences (Abbreviation: SUSS) is an autonomous university in Singapore. SUSS champions lifelong learning, offers degrees primarily in the domain of social sciences and applied learning. In 2017, SUSS received its first class of 2,137 graduates.

SUSS academia is organized into UC, five schools and five centres. UC is dedicated to the development of curricula and programmes for full-time students. The schools are classified into The School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences, The School of Business, S R Nathan School of Human Development, The School of Law and The School of Science and Technology that jointly offers more than 60 degree programmes. The five centres are C-three (Counselling), Centre for Applied Research, Centre for Chinese Studies @SUSS, Centre for Continuing and Professional Education and Teaching and Learning Centre.

The university is currently located at SIM HQ, Clementi Road (Clementi, Singapore). SUSS also uses external premises to conduct lessons.

Academic Highlights

The university currently offers more than 70-degree programmes through five schools. In 2014, SUSS started its full-time programmes that takes on the applied degree pathway with emphasis on practice-oriented teaching. All full-time degree programmes are direct honours degrees and may be completed in 4 to a maximum of 6 years. Programmes offer Professional Major and several Major-Minor combinations. The Bachelor of Laws programme will take will take about 4.5 to 5 years and the Juris Doctor (JD) programme 4 years. Both are to be completed within 6 years.

Life in Singapore University of Social Sciences

At SUSS, Community Engagement is conceived as an integral part of the University’s learning ecology and as a process to empower students to further develop and act on their sense of social responsibility, grounded in real-world ideas and practices to contribute meaningfully to society. Students can learn and develop themselves through active participation in thoughtfully-organised service experiences that meet actual community needs, co-ordinated in collaboration between university and community. This creates meaningful connections that facilitate cross-sector collaboration and shared resources that help enhance society’s well-being, guiding students in their journey of growth to become leaders in society. 

School Ranking

Singapore University of Social Sciences ranked #15 in local and 1,866 International. 


The minimum education requirement is a GCE 'A' level, or Diplomas from the 5 local Polytechnic or 2 local Arts Institutions, , or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, or NUS High School Diploma. Applicants with good SAT1 scores may be considered for admission. Certain programmes may require additional admission requirements. The part-time programmes require applicants to acquire two years of full-time work experience, completed full-time National Service for male applicants or be currently employed on a full-time basis and be at minimum 21 years old.In 2018, SUSS received 5,700 applications for 700 full-time places. In 2016, 388 applicants competed for 60 places in the Law Programmes. Applicants into the part-time Accountancy programme will be assessed based on academic merit, relevant work experience and communication skills.

Notable Alumni

Kaesang Pangarep - Entrepreneur and the youngest son of Joko Widodo, the 7th Indonesia President

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