What Is it?

The Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) is part of a suite of Work-Study Programmes offered by Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). WSDeg is a work-study programme that allows students to acquire deep, work-relevant skills, which will help students better transit to the workplace upon graduation.

WSDeg achieves this by closely integrating classroom learning with structured on-the-job training. These programmes involve companies and universities co-designing and co-delivering curricula that closely interconnect theory and practice, as well as co-assessing students’ performance at the work place.

Who Is It For?

The WSDeg is suitable for Polytechnic and Junior College students who are keen to pursue a degree at local universities. The programme is also opened to working adults.

How Will I Benefit?

As a student, you will:

  • Gain a strong grounding of theory in real work environment, enhancing your job-readiness upon graduation.

  • Receive support from your sponsoring company. This may include (but is not restricted to) tuition fee sponsorship, stipends and sign-on bonuses.

  • Gain an opportunity to learn more about your sponsoring company’s work culture.

  • Stand a good chance to be offered career opportunities with your sponsoring company upon graduation.

How Does It Work?

The Work-Study Degree (WSDeg) will generally be delivered in either of two modes:

  • Term-in/Term-out: students alternate between spending one to two terms (or trimesters) in university and at the workplace; or

  • Work-day/Study-day: students alternate between working a few days of the week in the partner company, and studying for the remaining days of the week.

How do I apply?

A list of the WSDeg offered by universities is in the table below.

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Prospective students who are interested to find out more about the programme may contact

  • Bachelor of Computing (Information Security)
  • Bachelor of Science (Business Analytics)
  • Bachelor of Science (Data Science & Analytics)

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Prospective students who are interested to find out more about the programme may contact

  • Bachelor of Business (Business Analytics)
  • Double Degree Programme in Accountancy and Business (Business Analytics)
  • Bachelor of Business Banking & Finance (Wealth Management Track)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Design Stream)
  • Bachelor of Science (Maritime Studies)
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Applied Physics

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Prospective students who are interested to find out more about the programme may contact

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Technology (Information Security) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Technology (Software Engineering) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Offshore Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering (Electromechanical Systems) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Telematics (Intelligent Transportation System Engineering) with Honours
  • Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Business with Honours
  • Bachelor of Science in Computing Science with Honours

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

Prospective students who are interested to find out more about the programme may contact

  • Bachelor of Accountancy (part-time programme)
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Minor (part-time programme)
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (full-time programme)
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management with Minor (full-time programme)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Minor (full-time programme)
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance with Minor (full-time programme)
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing with Minor (full-time programme)
  • Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management with Minor (full-time programme)