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Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

MDIS offers well-accredited courses in:

  1. Business and Management
  2. Engineering
  3. Fashion Design
  4. Health and Life Sciences
  5. Information Technology
  6. Mass Communications
  7. Nursing
  8. Psychology
  9. Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

These programmes are offered in collaboration with renowned universities in France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Apart from the main Singapore campus, MDIS has three international campuses – Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Johor, Malaysia; and Chennai, India, set up in 2008, 2013 and 2015 respectively. MDIS also has representative offices in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, as well as agents throughout Southeast Asia.

MDIS Facilities

MDIS has a history of providing training and educational services to the community and nation. The S$35 million MDIS Campus in Stirling Road occupies a three-hectare land area and boasts of 70 well-equipped classrooms, five computer laboratories, four life sciences laboratories, four engineering laboratories and workshops, three fashion labs, a psychology laboratory, a hospitality training centre, a media hub (TV and Radio studios), as well as the MDIS Bakery and Culinary Studio. The campus also has an amphitheatre to house art performances and other events, as well as fully-equipped sports facilities such as a gymnasium and badminton courts.

The campus is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing students access to the World Wide Web anywhere on campus. In addition, MDIS enhances students’ learning experience with the Blackboard Learning System and video streaming technology that allows online access to lecture notes, learning resources and recorded lessons anytime, anywhere.

MDIS has another learning centre, MDIS Dhoby Ghaut, at Orchard Road.

MDIS Integrated Campus of the Future

The MDIS Residences@Stirling is the very first hostel in Singapore to be awarded the Green Mark GoldPlus Award. Costing S$80 million, the 15-storey hostel consists of 782 air-conditioned rooms, 14 suites, a lecture theatre and cafeteria. The eco-friendly hostel can accommodate some 1,700 students and is fully-integrated so that students can live, learn and play in an interactive and conducive environment.

MDIS Residences@Stirling

Accommodation is an important consideration while you are living away from home. International students should make the accommodation arrangement before they leave the homeland. There is a wide variety of accommodation options in Singapore and the type of accommodation you choose will depend on your personal budget. International students can approach MDIS for assistance on the accommodation arrangement.

Hostel Rates

(All rates are in Singapore Dollars)


Room TypeSingle
Double Sharing with Balcony(DBL)Double Sharing with Bay Window (DBW)Quad Sharing with Balcony (QBL)Quad Sharing with Bay Window (QBW)
Rental per pax / per monthS$ 882.75S$ 722.25S$ 668.75S$ 535.00S$ 481.50

Deposit: One (1) month rental payable upon confirmation of the room.

NOTE: All prices are inclusive of 7% GST.

Rates as of 13th June 2011

Booking Info

Application is to be made after receiving approval of admission to MDIS.

The hostel room will be reserved upon receipt of the student's photocopy of his/her passport, In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter / Student's Pass (if available), Conditional Offer Letter and Student Contract from MDIS (if available) and fully completed Hostel Application Form.

Based on room availability, the Hostel Management will send a confirmation email to student requesting for a non-refundable registration fee of S$53.50, one (1) month deposit and 2-month / 6-month / 12-month of rental fees to be made within seven (7) days in order to secure the reservation.

Payment can be made by Telegraphic Transfer. Bank details will be provided upon confirmation.

Fostering Vibrant Learning and Living

Ensuring that students living abroad can still feel at home, MDIS creates a dynamic environment for learning, living and meeting new friends from all over the world.

MDIS Residences Resident Committee (MRRC) was formed in January 2013 to encourage a spirit of comradeship and fellowship amongst residents of the MDIS Hostel. In 2014, the MRRC organised several activities; such as the Welcome Barbeque in May, where 120 students came together to meet, mingle and enjoy some good food.