Diploma Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions


How many intakes are there per year?

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

Where will I be studying?

All academic lessons and learning will continue to be delivered at LASALLE’s McNally and Winstedt Campuses.

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.

Must I have studied art or design at GCE O-Level to enter the Diploma programme?

No, either subject is not a prerequisite for entry. However, a credit at GCE O-Level or equivalent will give you an edge over other applicants.

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

At the end of your three-year study, you will receive a Diploma certificate.

Will I be awarded a Diploma from LASALLE College of the Arts or the University of the Arts Singapore?

If you are graduating from our Diploma programme, you will be awarded a LASALLE Diploma.

If I have started a similar programme of study at another institution and decide to transfer to LASALLE, will I receive advanced standing when I enter LASALLE?

Students do not receive advanced standing for our Diploma programmes.

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, Singapore Permanent Residents and international students are eligible for subsidised fees for Diploma programmes under the Ministry of Education’s Tuition Grant Scheme.