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National Institute of Education

Address: 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616

Description National Institute of Education

  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Singapore
  • Language of instruction: English.

National Institute of Education (NIE) is Singapore's leading public teacher education university. The university is in the top 10 educational institutions of the country, occupying the 8th position in the national ranking.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in National Institute of Education

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Teacher Leader Program (TLP)

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Tuition: subsidized by MOE.

This program is aimed at forming the three main groups of teachers Senior Teachers, Lead Teachers and Master Teachers.

Graduation program

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Tuition: subsidized by MOE.

NIE higher education diplomas are the first stage of qualification in a teaching career, but interested applicants may be offered a special education diploma program (DISE), which allows children and young people with various disabilities (intellectual, physical, sensory, behavioral and psychological) to be taught.

Undergraduate (teacher education)

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Tuition: subsidized by MOE.

Graduates who have successfully completed their undergraduate programs in the direction of “Bachelor of Arts” or “Bachelor of Science” receive professional knowledge and skills for working in primary school.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 16 months.

Master's programs in teacher education (PGDE) train teachers in elementary and high schools and colleges. Students enrolled in the PGDE (Primary) and PGDE (Secondary) programs will focus on teaching one or two school subjects. The university provides the opportunity to obtain the following degrees: MA, MSc, MEd, PhD, EdD.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university provides a fully equipped hostel for its students.

The cost of living is $ 216 -432 $ / month.


  • NIE has developed international cooperation programs: among partners, the University of Helsinki, Stockholm University, VIA College, the University of Hong Kong Education and others.
  • All pedagogical programs are subsidized by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE), allowing selected candidates to receive free education.

Equipment National Institute of Education

NIE's main building is located in the capital of Singapore and has its own large library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university is dominated by two-semester study programs.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

According to pedagogical programs subsidized by the Ministry of Education, admission is carried out:

  • for undergraduate programs you must apply through the Nanyang Technological University website
  • For Master's programs, you must apply on the Singapore Ministry of Education website.

When studying on programs funded from the budget, a student cannot study at the same time at another university.

To enroll in a master's program on a paid basis, you must:

  • copy of the diploma of higher education / transcripts (min. step - bachelor)
  • passport size statement
  • copy of identity card
  • TOEFL / IELTS certificate
  • completed form of term paper / additional research information / additional information EdD
  • GRE Score (Applicable to Non-Singapore Autonomous University Applicants)
  • copy of transcript
  • Characteristics from 2-3 teachers, able to characterize the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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