BA (Hons) Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions


Will I be getting a degree conferred by Goldsmiths, University of London or the University of the Arts Singapore?

Students who commenced their studies in LASALLE College of the Arts before August 2024 will be graduating with a degree conferred by Goldsmiths, University of London. Students who commence their studies in LASALLE from August 2024 onwards will be graduating with a degree conferred by the University of the Arts Singapore (UAS).

What is UAS and how will I benefit from it?

UAS is a private university formed by an alliance between LASALLE College of the Arts and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. It is supported by the government, which will continue to provide funding for subsidised Diploma and BA (Hons) students, as is currently the case at LASALLE. UAS will validate, confer and award degrees in respect to the programmes offered by LASALLE. It will also support both arts institutions in the provision of a shared UAS experience which includes a common curriculum. All academic programmes will continue to be developed, designed and delivered by LASALLE at its McNally and Winstedt Campuses.

Where will I be studying? Will UAS have a physical campus of its own?

All academic lessons and learning will continue to be delivered at LASALLE’s existing McNally and Winstedt campuses. Meanwhile, UAS Ltd will offer common curriculum modules from the National Design Centre which is in close proximity to LASALLE.


How many intakes are there per year?

There is only one intake per year, starting in August.

When can I apply for admission and how do I apply?

Admissions typically open in October for the following August intake until places are filled. Click here for more information about the application process and closing date.

Can I transfer to another university midway through the BA (Hons) programme at LASALLE?

There is no direct transfer arrangement with other universities. If you wish to transfer to another university, you need to apply there and meet their admission requirements.

What qualifications will I get at the end of my study?

At the end of your three-year study, you will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree.

If I have obtained a relevant qualification in my previous institution, will I receive advanced standing when I enter LASALLE?

You may receive advanced standing or Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) if the qualification you have is recognised by LASALLE, subjected to portfolio/audition assessment and interview. In some instances, students have enrolled directly into the second year of the BA (Hons) programme.

What if I don’t meet the minimum entry requirements, am I automatically not eligible to apply?

We have provisions for special entry for which each application is considered on a case-by-case basis. Considerations include the standard of your portfolio, references and relevant work experience.

Cancellation of programmes

LASALLE reserves the right to cancel any class for pedagogical reasons if it does not meet the minimum class size. LASALLE is unable to accept liability for the cancellation of proposed programmes of study prior to their scheduled start.


As LASALLE is a private institution, are fees much higher than that at the government institutions?

In late 1998, the Singapore government announced plans to upgrade LASALLE to play a central role in the development of creative and artistic manpower in Singapore. The upgrading plans included granting LASALLE with financial support from the Ministry of Education. Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for subsidised fees for selected BA (Hons) programmes under the Ministry of Education’s Tuition Grant Scheme.