SIM University (UniSIM) has had to increase another 200 places to meet demand for places in Singapore's fourth and newest university. This is on top of the 1,000 places it has planned for originally. Those who qualify but are not offered places in the January intake will be offered a place in its July intake instead.
At the close of the two-month application period last Friday (11 July to 30 September 2005), 2,100 working professionals and adult learners have submitted their applications to upgrade their qualifications at SIM University. About 1,770 have applied to study in its degree programmes and 330 for its diploma and certificate programmes. Polytechnic diploma holders form 90% of the applicants.
For its degree programmes, 29% applied for its business degrees and 19% for the Electronics and Multimedia degrees. The Psychology and InfoComm programmes received 13% and 12% of the applications respectively. The remaining 27% of the applications are for the English, Chinese, Tamil, Mathematics and Communication Studies degrees programmes.
One of its newest programmes, the Bachelor of Arts degree in Tamil language and Literature, launched recently in August, received double the number of applicants for the 50 places available for January 2006 intake.