Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up)Awarded by: Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Nursing rebate worth S$3,000 is now available for the May 2023 intake. Terms and conditions apply.

This programme is supported under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 
For Union members below 40 years can enjoy course fee subsidy capped at S$250 per qualifying member per year. 
For Union members aged 40 years and above can enjoy higher course fee subsidy at S$500 per qualifying member per year. 
For more information, refer to here and here

Programme Objective 

The Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) programme is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB).

The programme will enable you to develop the required critical, enquiring approach to nursing that supports the high quality, safe, evidence based and effective care across dynamic, contemporary healthcare environments. Graduates of this programme will possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to practice collaboratively across health care settings and communities and within the context of the Singapore Nursing Board’s Domains of Practice and the global perspectives of health.

Methods of Assessment

A variety of formative and summative assessment methods are used in the programme. Each module is assessed on whether students have met its learning outcomes. Formative feedback is provided to inform you on how you are progressing and to provide you with constructive guidance to inform your development. The Programme has a set of evidence-based standards around student feedback, which will help ensure that you receive the highest quality formative feedback and ‘feed-forward’. Assessment methods include the use of essays; projects; portfolios; reflective analysis and practical assessments or Observable Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

University Awards

  • Double award winners of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which recognises the University for its Internationally Acclaimed Research
  • The Guardian University Guide 2017, which compares entry requirements with final degree awards, ranks ENU top in the UK for adding value to students
  • Scored five stars for teaching, employability and internationalism in the 2016 QS Stars
  • 95.1% of Edinburgh Napier University's undergraduate students and 92% of postgraduate students are in work or further education six months after graduation (HESA 2014/15)
  • More than half of Edinburgh Napier University's research was rated either "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Supported more than 350 student start-up companies, and a 2014 report by Biggar Economics named Edinburgh Napier University as the most successful university in Scotland for graduate enterprise and start-ups

Why Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is an ambitious and innovative university with strong links to the health and social care sector and industry. Our University Vision is to be an enterprising and innovative community, renowned internationally, with an unrivalled and excellent student learning experience. 

Our key values are to be professional, ambitious, innovative and inclusive.  We create and support personalised learning opportunities to develop talent and solutions that really matter.  Our programmes are created in collaboration with the health and social care sector and industry and are taught by academics and industry professionals who are experts in their fields, giving students the best chance of academic and career success. We are double award winners of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which recognises the University for its Internationally Acclaimed Research. 

With around 19,500 students from more than 130 countries, we are one of Scotland’s largest universities. We are also the largest UK provider of higher education in Hong Kong and have further transnational education partnerships in Singapore, China, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Thailand.

Accreditation by Ministry of Education, People's Republic of China

Edinburgh Napier University has gained accreditation by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China for all programmes delivered in Singapore at MDIS. For more information, visit


MDIS School of Health and Nursing

Bruce Harper-Mcdonald from Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) gives an overview of the Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-Up) programme here at MDIS. This programme is awarded by Edinburgh Napier University, UK and accredited by Singapore Nursing Board.  It is fully taught by the ENU faculty, the largest School of Health and Social Care in Scotland.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will have the knowledge and skills to gain graduate-level employment as a Nurse, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Nurse Manager, Nurse Educator or Nurse Researcher. Graduates can also further their studies by taking up a Master's Degree to pursue career prospects in more senior positions.

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) programme is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB).

Learning Outcomes

This programme aims to develop your interest in - and knowledge and understanding of contemporary health care, in order to:

  • Prepare you at graduate level with the necessary critical abilities, knowledge and skills to support high quality, safe and effective care within dynamic health care environments
  • Enhance your current knowledge and skills to enable you to further develop your career in nursing
  • Develop higher levels of competence in providing excellent care in a dynamic health care environment
  • Develop the leadership and evidence based, decision-making skills to enhance your practice and work co-productively within services and communities
  • Enhance the development of advanced communication and interpersonal skills

Faculty and Staff 

The School of Health and Nursing faculty is made up of experienced and well qualified industry professionals.

Dr Liz Adamson
Associate Professor of Nursing
MDIS School of Health and Nursing

Dr Liz Adamson is an Associate Professor of Nursing and currently an integral team member on the BSc Nursing (Singapore) Programme. Liz has been involved with the programme for 15 years in a number of roles including both Programme and Module Leader. Liz has extensive experience in home and international education provision within clinical and Higher Education settings. Liz’s research interests include feedback for learning and development of compassionate caring skills amongst student nurses. Liz also led a collaborative multidisciplinary medical devices development programme which focused on finding practical solutions to healthcare problems. The work was acknowledged through a Lothian Health Innovation Award.

Healthy Lives

Promoting Excellence in Older People's Care

Advancing Practice Through Research 

Assessing Health and Planning Care 

Leadership and Innovation: From Theory to Practice

Management of Chronic Disease

Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Practice

Exploring the Theory and Application of Law and Ethical Reasoning in Nursing Practice



The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 90 (Lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (Tutorial)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 15 (Practical)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Duration  Commencement  Completion
24 months  May 2023 (Closing date 30 April 2023)  May 2025 

Fees & Structure

Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 8% GST)
Part-time S$19,440.00 S$700.00- S$1,568.00

Application fees: S$162.00


# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate.

# Local:

  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.

# International:

  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.

# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

Registered nurses with Singapore Nursing Board who hold a certificate or diploma in nursing and a current practicing certificate (full and conditional registration only) issued by SNB.

Note: All applications are subject to University approval. Graduates of the Healthcare Professional Conversion Programme, the 2-year Diploma in Nursing (Accelerated) by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), are eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Science Nursing (Top-up) programme.   


English Language Requirements

IELTS with a minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5)


C6 in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels




Grade 6 or above in SPM


Approved Edinburgh Napier University admission equivalents


Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.


Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111
 Maybank  1800 629 2265


For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000
 Maybank  1800 968 2265
 UOB  1800 226 6121
 OCBC  1800 363 3333
 DBS  1800 111 1111
 POSB  1800 339 6666
 AMEX (Only 24 Months)  -

For any programme enquiries, contact 6247 9111 (between Mon-Fri)

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Quick Information

Duration of Course
Part Time: 24 months

Commencement Dates

Part Time Programme
May 2023 (Closing date 30 April 2023)


Contact Details

Local students:

+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline:

+65 6278 8000

+65 6796 7005

+65 6796 7009