Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore

College Overview

Since establishing its first college in Singapore in 1990, RafflesEducation has grown to operate colleges and university in Asia and Europe. Raffles College of Higher Education in Singapore (Raffles Singapore) is located within the historical riverside quay along Merchant Road. The campus facilities boasts state-of-the-art equipment and technological applications to create an engaging and interactive learning experience for students. At Raffles Singapore, our students benefit from a quality education with a well-rounded hands-on experience relevant to the industry. This enables them to improve their career opportunities. Raffles Singapore is awarded the EduTrust certification for four years by the Committee for Private Education (CPE).

Raffles Singapore offers Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) courses awarded by Coventry University, UK. Coventry University has retained its ranking in the Top 15 UK University – five years running (Guardian University Guide 2016 -2020).




Advanced Diploma

Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree

Animation Design

Fashion Design

Jewellery Design

Games Art

Visual Communication Design / Graphic Design

Interior Design

Digital Media Design

Product Design

Fashion Communication and Journalism

Fashion Marketing / International Fashion Business

Retail Management

Design Management

IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Foundation Studies Certificate

Foundation English

Advanced English

HELP - Higher English Language Programme

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements for 6 months Diploma

  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • IELTS 5.5* (or its equivalents)
  • Completion of GCE-O Level with L1R4 credits – 1 English Language and 4 Relevant subjects (score C6 & above) or other qualifications such as:
    • Minimum completion of High School Grade 10
    • Or completion of IGCSE from international schools
  • GCE-O Level students with L1R3 credits, will need to submit Portfolio & Personal Statement for evaluation on their eligibility into the Diploma studies
    • Portfolio – Minimum submission of 5 pieces of artwork using any or a combination of the following media:
      • Photographs / Videos
      • Freehand drawings
      • Paintings / Illustrations
      • Collage / Mood Boards
      • Arts and Crafts (In 2D or 3D format)
    • Personal Statement – To submit 300 to 500 words, which reflects the portfolio submitted & the applicants’ interest in pursuing their choice of programme
  • GCE-O Level students with L1R2 and L1R1 credits, will need to enrol for the Foundation Studies Certificate programme prior to admission into the Diploma courses

Entry Requirements for 18 months Advanced Diploma

  • IELTS 6.0* (or its equivalents)
  • Completion of Raffles Diploma
  • For non-Raffles students – Completion of relevant Diploma/ Advanced Diploma studies
  • Submission of Portfolios, Transcripts and Course syllabus are required for credit transfer assessment

Entry Requirements for 1 year Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

  • Minimum age: 18 years old
  • IELTS 6.5* (or its equivalents)
  • Completion of relevant Advanced Diploma studies
  • Submission of Portfolios, Transcripts and Course syllabus

Entry Requirements for 1 year Master of Arts

  • Minimum Age: 20 years old
  • IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 5.5 across all skills)
    Students with IELTS 5.5 (across all skills), are required to take 3 months HELP (Higher English Language Programme) at Raffles Singapore
  • Honours Degree 2.2 (or its international equivalent) for Lower Second Class Honours in relevant/ design related discipline
  • Applicants, who do not meet the minimum Honours Degree 2:2 (or its equivalents) – Must have a minimum of 3 years working experience in relevant industries or management role in design related fields; or professional certificates by accredited bodies; (and/or post-graduate in marketing – for Design Management)
  • Portfolios in design related works (especially for Graphic Design and Interior Design applicants)

Entry Requirements for 1 year IGCSE

  • Minimum Age: 15 years old
  • IELTS 4.5* (or its equivalents)
  • Minimum completion of High School Grade 9

English Requirements

  • IELTS test result is only valid within 2 years from the date the results are issued*
  • Students, who do not meet the minimum English requirements, are required to take English Placement Test (EPT) at Raffles
  • Minimum EPT result equivalents to IELTS 3.5 is required
  • Based on EPT result, a student could either be exempted from the English courses or enrolled into either 3 months Foundation English or 3 months Advanced English or 3 months HELP (Higher English Language Programme) courses at Raffles Singapore
  • English courses cannot be taken concurrently with Foundation Studies Certificate, IGCSE, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master Degree courses