Study in Singapore

With the passage of time, top ranking universities have started setting up their campuses around the world and Singapore, being one of the youngest nations has attracted many such universities to set up their campuses in this South-Asian country. Interestingly, Singapore has surpassed several, comparatively, young nations in when it comes to being developed technologically and in terms of infrastructure. So, it is presently a hotspot of world-class education and the cost of living and studying in Singapore is relatively lesser than the other top study destinations.

Some highlights

Comparatively Lower Cost of Education

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Singapore is perhaps one of the study destinations which offers world-class education at an affordable cost. This is the reason why it has been able to attract a vast number of international students every year.

Too many Choices, too little Time

Most of our students pursue Management and related programs in Singapore. However, there are multitude of courses and programs available for international students, at both UG and PG levels, ranging from the most generic to niche ones.

Scholarships to the Rescue

One of the key to being a popular study destination is the amount of support a country can lend to its students and Singapore is known for the exciting scholarships, bursaries and loans they offer. In fact, the Ministry of Education is known to provide grants to students enrolled in the polytechnics and local universities.

Hone your English-language skills

While English proficiency is one of the key to pursuing any English-medium course abroad, Singapore being a South-Asian country has an added advantage. It is not always compulsory for students to appear for IELTS, PTE or TOEFL to study in Singapore.

 

But what about Visas?

All international students are required to have a Singaporean visa ahead of studying in the country. This is called a Student pass and to obtain it, students must provide the proof of enrolment in an academic programme and bank records to the Singapore Consulate.

 

 

All about the life in Singapore

Singapore, also known as the 'little red dot' is basically a island city. But with the heritage of being culturally diverse and the added benefit of being one of the developed Asian nation, it is a tourist hotspot. And needless to say, it is home to offshore campuses of several top ranked world universities, along with a few Singaporean universities and colleges.

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What is the cost of studying in Singapore?

Singapore is perhaps one of the study destinations which offers world-class education at an affordable cost. This is the reason why it has been able to attract a vast number of international students every year. Global universities like London School of Business and Finance, James Cook University, Curtin University, RMIT University and Amity among others are known for their world-class degrees which are reputed the world over have their campuses in Singapore. Apart from them, the Nanyang Institute of Management and Singapore Institute of Management have the reputation of being among the best of management schools of the world. 

But what would it cost an international student to study in Singapore? And what is the cost of living over there?

The answer is reflected in the fact that compared to the US, Australia or any of the top study destinations, the tuition fee and the cost of living in Singapore is dramatically lesser.

For an Undergraduate program, the tuition fee ranges from SG$ 24,000 to SG$ 38,000 and for any Post-Graduate program it is somewhere between SG$ 17,000 and SG$ 35,000. The cost however varies from University to University and it is just an approximate value based on recent studies.

When it comes to the cost of living in Singapore, it is again comparatively lesser than what an average student spends in other developed study destinations like the US, UK or Australia among others. Taking into account the accommodation, travel, food, clothing, books, medical and other expenses, an international student spends an average about SG$ 750 to SG$ 2,000 a month. But as always, this depends upon the kind of lifestyle a student follows and the budget they maintain.

International students have the option to stay either on-campus or off-campus and the cost will vary accordingly. The cost is also dependent on the location of stay. There are private hostels and apartments are available for rent as well. It is advisable to plan and prepare for their accommodation ahead of arriving the country as that option is also now available.

Top Courses to Pursue in Singapore

Most of our students pursue Management and related programs in Singapore. However, there are multitude of courses and programs available for international students, at both UG and PG levels, ranging from the most generic to niche ones.

Given that it is an emerging powerhouse of technology, there is also huge demand for Engineering students and several universities and colleges in the country are known for their world-class Engineering courses. That being said, along with Engineering, students also pursue Computer Science and IT, Fashion, Banking and Commerce, Tourism and Hospitality in the Universities located over there. 

Which examinations/tests are required to apply and study in Singapore?

While English proficiency is one of the key to pursuing any English-medium course abroad, Singapore being a South-Asian country has an added advantage. It is not always compulsory for students to appear for IELTS, PTE or TOEFL to study in Singapore. But this does not mean students with little or no knowledge of English can make it to the Singaporean universities. But yes, the rules are more or less relaxed.

This, again, depends upon the university a student is applying into and their individual requirements and the exceptions vary from cases to cases.

So, before jumping into any conclusion, it is advisable to contact your counsellor to know what is and what is not required for admissions.

What about scholarships to study in Singapore?

One of the key to being a popular study destination is the amount of support a country can lend to its students and Singapore is known for the exciting scholarships, bursaries and loans they offer. In fact, the Ministry of Education is known to provide grants to students enrolled in the polytechnics and local universities.

However, these grants and scholarships are provided either based on academic merit and/ co-curricular excellence. Bursaries are awarded based on financial needs of the applicant and usually do not exceed SG$ 1,500 per year. 

Singapore also offer students study loans at affordable interests. However, these are mostly provided by the institutions and cover only certain expenses.

Visa to study in Singapore

All international students are required to have a Singaporean visa ahead of studying in the country. This is called a Student pass and to obtain it, students must provide the proof of enrolment in an academic programme and bank records to the Singapore Consulate. The bank record is necessary to proof that they have enough money support the student through the study period. The proof of enrolment is basically the offer letter acquired by the student from the education provider in Singapore.

On an average, it takes at least 4 weeks to obtain the student pass and in case of institutions with PEO status, it is 2 weeks.

All new applications for Student pass must be submitted at least one month before the course begins.

To know more about the visa process, students must consult their counsellors who are regularly updated on these issues.

Note: Except Immigration Exemption Order holders, all international students must apply for the Student Pass, if they want to pursue full-time studies in Singapore’s IHL.

All About Life in Singapore

Singapore, also known as the 'little red dot' is basically a island city. But with the heritage of being culturally diverse and the added benefit of being one of the developed Asian nation, it is a tourist hotspot. And needless to say, it is home to offshore campuses of several top ranked world universities, along with a few Singaporean universities and colleges. But when we talk about the life in Singapore, it is somehow unique as compared to the other Asian nations.

The population is mostly made up of people from the Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian ethnicity. And this diverse environment is also reflected in the cuisines and other aspects of the society. 

While the mental image of Singapore is usually filled with images of skyscrapers and the cityscape (and the Merlion of course), but Singapore also has natural escapades which have attracted nature lovers from across the globe.

So, do you dream pursuing your higher studies from top universities in Singapore? Let us help you out.