USP is located in NUS University Town, where it has its very own residential college – Cinnamon College (USP). Within this unique space, USP students develop a sense of belonging through living and learning together, making full use of the facilities and resources. They take classes at the learn lobes adjacent to the college block; they share meals with peers and professors, and sometimes, alumni too; they play sports and organise events in the halls; and they hold numerous thoughtful discussions in the Master’s Commons, floors lounges, suites and their common lounge – fondly known as Chatterbox.

All USP students are expected to fulfil a two-year commitment of their living in the USP residential college (Cinnamon College). This will be in year one and a second year of choice. As USP students choose to do their second year of residential living, they have the freedom and flexibility to build their own unique experiences.

Cinnamon College


Room Type and Rates

Cinnamon College (USP) has 21 floors with 600 rooms. Staying here are USP freshmen, seniors, professors and international students on exchange.

Students can opt for their choice of room on either mixed or single-gender floors. Room with special needs facilities are also available. Room rentals vary across categories, with air-conditioning charged on a pay-as-you-use basis.

Room rental rates are as follows:

Room TypeSemester 1 (18 weeks)Semester 2 (17 weeks)
Single Corridor Room (no air-conditioning) $2,160 $2,040
Single Corridor Room (air-conditioning) $2,430 $2,295
Single Room in a 6-Bedroom Apartment (no air-conditioning) $2,340 $2,210
Single Room in a 6-Bedroom Apartment (air-conditioning) $2,610 $2,465

Students in the 6-bedroom apartment can enjoy their own living room within their apartment, in addition to the student lounge that is available on every floor.

Air-conditioning rates depend on the unit-hours in operation and the temperature setting of the air-conditioning system.

On average, the cost of running an air-conditioning system in a single room should not cost more than $2 a day if it is switched on for 8 hours in a day.

You may view a typical floor plan of Cinnamon College (USP) here.

For more information on the various financial assistance schemes available, please refer to Financial Aid & Scholarships on our website.