asked questions


UAS is a private university formed by an alliance between LASALLE and NAFA. It is supported by the Ministry of Education of Singapore with funding for eligible subsidised bachelor’s students. UAS will validate, confer and award the degree programmes offered by LASALLE and NAFA. The two arts institutions will remain as separate legal entities with their own identity and heritage, while offering an expanded range of programmes under UAS.

As an alliance of LASALLE and NAFA, UAS brings the best of both arts institutions by building on the strong artistic traditions and innovative teaching approaches of both. UAS seeks to provide an innovative and socially impactful arts education where graduates reimagine a better world and apply their original creative solutions to global challenges.

Faculty from both LASALLE and NAFA will continue to deliver programmes in both arts institutions, with UAS providing opportunities for collaborations and the sharing of best practices. Students can look forward to being mentored by an experienced and dedicated faculty of award-winning artists, designers, educators and researchers.

Applications will open from 2 October 2023 for the first UAS intake in August 2024. Applications will close once the programme seats have been filled up. Please visit LASALLE or NAFA for more updates.

Students can look forward to a world-class art and design educational experience at Singapore’s first arts university. Through the LASALLE and NAFA alliance represented by UAS, there will be even more learning opportunities through a greater variety of cross-college modules and joint electives; a nurturing and dedicated faculty of artist-educators; an inclusive and thoroughly creative learning environment; and an engaging experience with opportunities for real-world industry projects and internships.

Those presently serving NS may apply in the next available application window. If successful, they will be able to commence their education at UAS following the end of their NS. For instance, interested applicants may apply in October 2023 for possible enrolment in the cohort starting in August 2025.

Prospective students may visit the UAS website to browse programmes, or visit LASALLE or NAFA to apply.

Please visit LASALLE or NAFA to find out more.

Programmes range from bachelor’s and master’s level. Please check out our comprehensive list of programmes here or visit LASALLE or NAFA.

Prospective students may visit LASALLE or NAFA to apply or email for more information.

Each appeal will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will review your portfolio, references and relevant work experience.

Yes, you may combine your A-Level results.

Yes, you may. You will be given a conditional offer if your application is successful and are required to submit a relevant document to validate your attainment of the minimum English Proficiency Requirement by the deadline stipulated by the Student Admissions Office.

There is one intake commencing in August each year. Please visit the websites of LASALLE and NAFA to find out more.

All the bachelor’s programmes are 3-year full-time programmes. There are no part-time bachelor’s programmes available.

Applicants may be considered for direct entry into Year 2 of a bachelor’s programme if they meet the relevant academic, portfolio/audition and interviews requirements.

The duration of NAFA’s master’s programmes is two years for full-time and three years for part-time. The duration of LASALLE’s master’s programmes, with the exception of MA Art Therapy and MA Music Therapy, is one year for full-time and two years for part-time.

Your application status will be informed via email to you within four weeks after your portfolio interview. For some cases, it may take longer than four weeks.

You are not able to apply again for the same programme within the same Academic Year. Please try again next year.

Please visit NAFA or LASALLE for more information on your Tuition Grant eligibility. For further clarifications, please contact the Student Admissions Office.

Yes, Singapore Citizen and Permanent Resident students will be eligible to take up the Tuition Grant for selected bachelor’s programmes at UAS.

Tuition Grants are not available for international students for publicly-funded degree programmes. However, we will provide scholarship and bursary awards for outstanding applicants each year. Please visit LASALLE and NAFA to find out more.

International Tuition Grant graduates may apply for deferment of the service obligation for further studies at Application for deferment is subject to MOE’s approval on a case-by-case basis.

Please visit LASALLE (BA (Hons)) | LASALLE (Postgraduate) and NAFA to find out more.

Yes, you can apply for CPF Education Loan Scheme via CPF Board portal with your SingPass. Students will also be notified of the application period via email.

Yes, you can.

We do not operate any hostel, however, the campuses are located in the heart of the city and there are many accommodation options in the vicinity.

Yes, for international students holding a valid Student’s Pass, you are able to work up to 16 hours per week during term time and full time during the vacations.