Applicants should be Singapore citizens, permanent residents or residents in Singapore.In addition, you will need to meet these minimum requirements:
- An undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution
- Good communication skills (written and spoken English)
- At least two years of work experience
- 21 years and above
Applicants must complete and submit an online application to Singapore University of Social Sciences by the specified deadline.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo one or more interviews and/or take such written admission or other evaluation tests as may be prescribed by Singapore University of Social Sciences.
The offer of admission is dependent on the number of places available in individual programmes.
The decision of the Admissions Committee of Singapore University of Social Sciences is final and binding. Singapore University of Social Sciences reserves the right to refuse admission and is not obliged to offer an explanation for the non-admission of unsuccessful candidates.
The structure of the programme starts with the compulsory courses and the examination is held three weeks after the last class. This is followed by a one-week break before the next course starts. Elective courses are offered after the compulsory courses are completed.
to view the programme curriculum for Graduate Diploma in Gerontology.
to view the programme curriculum for Master of Gerontology.
The programme is for professionals in the eldercare industry such as social workers, nurses, occupational and physiotherapists, counsellors and managers. It is also suitable for those who wish to switch careers and enter the eldercare/silver industry.
The programme is recognised by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, National Council of Social Service, Ministry of Health, Gerontological Society and Workforce Development Agency. Graduates can apply for positions in government, statutory boards, profit and not-for-profit agencies and eldercare services.
The University offers course fee concession for some master's programmes. Please click here
for more details.
VWO's Charities Capability Fund (VCF) - For Counselling, Social Work and Gerontology programmes only
To apply for VCF Funding, please visit the NCSS website
. Applicants from health-related organisations should check with their respective organisations and health clusters for possible sponsorship.
For Gerontology Programme: Interested VWO staff can be advised to apply for VCF under non pre-approval on a case by case basis.
Alice Lim Memorial Fund
To apply for Alice Lim Memorial Fund, please click here
for more details.
Anonymous donors are sponsoring study grants for needy students pursing the this graduate programmes at Singapore University of Social Sciences. Please click here for more details.