Study in Singapore

Study in Singapore

Why Study in Singapore? Study in Singapore Fact File
Singapore Education System Advantages of Studying in Singapore
Required Tests Applying for the Visa
Cost of Studying & Living Colleges List
Colleges and Universities List    

There's nothing like the transformative experience of studying abroad to gain new perspectives, create fresh impressions and be inspired by what's happening beyond your corner of the world. So what makes Singapore so refreshingly different from other countries for a Study Abroad experience?

Why Study in Singapore?

An exciting city at the Heart of Asia.

Best of East and West
No other city offers a more alluring mix of cutting-edge infrastructure, world-class education system and dynamic cosmopolitan vibe thanks to a blend of Eastern and Western cultures. Beneath the city's towering skyscrapers, you'll discover the rich and vibrant sights and sounds of ethnic precincts like Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. Combine with our status as a leading finance, business and education hub with our colourful multi-cultural heritage, you will experience a unique learning experience that is global yet Asian.

Cultural Inspiration
Stimulate your mind in an environment where ethnic diversity is celebrated, and immerse your soul in Singapore's melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian history and culture. As English is widely used, you will never feel out of place while experiencing the local culture. The meeting of minds is more than just making new friends, take the opportunity to pick up an Asian language here, while immersed in a milieu enriched by the variety of spoken vernaculars.

24/7 Fun In And Out Of the Sun
Outdoor sport fans and sun-seekers will have a blast thanks to the year-round sunny climate. Activities such as wakeboarding, windsurfing, over-night biking excursions and dragon boat racing are readily available for the full tropical island experience. Culture aficionados can have their pick from the museum, international and local music, and art offerings throughout the year. For party-goers, Singapore takes partying to dizzying heights with an array of themed nightclubs, multi-outlet mega clubs, live music bars, pubs and beach bars. Whatever your leisure preferences, there's always something new to discover on this surprising island.

Gastronomic Delights
Now don't say we didn't warn you. The probability of falling passionately in love with Singapore over the food alone is very high. From the budget-conscious to the discerning, Singapore will enthral, titillate and tickle your taste buds with the wide array of international and Asian flavours. With eateries in almost every part of the island operating round the clock, it's easy to see why eating is considered a national pastime, if not obsession, in this food paradise.

The Living Space
There is good reason why Singapore is also referred to as a 'city in the garden'. With lush belts of greenery contributing to the cityscape, Singapore offers a comfortable living environment. The city's hostels, homestays, private and public apartments are unrivalled for their modernity and comfort.

It is easy and inexpensive to get around Singapore on our integrated transport system of efficient air-conditioned bus services, modern Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) lines and affordable taxi services.

Gateway To Asia
Singapore's excellent geographical position makes travel within the Asian region a breeze. Using Singapore as your base, explore the ancient cities of Cambodia or island-hop your way through Indonesia or Thailand. China and India are a mere 5-6 hour flight away. With so many budget airlines operating from Singapore's Changi Airport, backpacking is an affordable reality.

Singapore Fact File

Full Country name: Republic of Singapore
On 22 December 1965, Singapore became a republic, with Yusof bin Ishak as the republic's first President.
Like most of Southeast Asia, Singapore is generally hot and humid.
Location: Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia
The four official languages of Singapore are Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English.
Singlish: Singapore English usually come from other languages spoken in Singapore, especially Malay and Hokkien.
Capital of Singapore: Singapore
Singapore Currency: SGD (Singapore Dollar)

Singapore Education System

The education system in Singapore evolves around the premise that every student has unique aptitudes and interests.  We adopt a flexible approach to allow you to develop your potential to the fullest.
Singapore have a strong education system. Singapore students aim high and they achieve very good results. This is recognised around the world. We have good schools, with capable school leaders and teachers, and facilities that are amongst the best in the world.

Polytechnics were established in Singapore to offer students practice-oriented studies at the diploma level.  There are currently five polytechnics in Singapore:

Nanyang Polytechnic
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Republic Polytechnic
Singapore Polytechnic
Temasek Polytechnic

They offer a wide range of courses such as Engineering, Business Studies, Mass Communication, Design and Info-Communications.  Specialized courses such as Optometry, Marine Engineering, Nautical Studies, Nursing, Early Childhood Education and Film are also available for those who wish to forge a specific career path.

Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
ITE is an alternative post-secondary institution for those opting to develop their technical skills and knowledge in various industry sectors.  Besides providing full-time institutional training and traineeship programmes for secondary school leavers, ITE also provides continuing education programmes for working adults.


The three local universities in Singapore:

National University of Singapore (NUS)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Singapore Management University (SMU)

They mould outstanding graduates with internationally recognized degrees. Research and scholarship opportunities are also available to post-graduate students.

In addition to local universities, many of the world's leading foreign universities have also established their presence in Singapore. These leading foreign universities have either set up a physical campus (institutes of higher learning) or have joint collaborations/programmes with local universities (local tie-ups).

Advantages of Studying in Singapore:

Students can obtain a recognized foreign university degree without having to travel to a western country.
Singapore is a safe city with a low crime rate and a stable political environment.
Strategically located at the heart of Asia, Singapore is only a few hours apart from other Asia countries by air.
Singapore is a multilingual county and provides a conducive environment for students to improve their English proficiency.
Singapore’s rich multicultural heritage is highlighted through the various ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians) living together harmoniously over the past few decades
Singapore’s high standards of living including personal freedom, high quality of healthcare, schools, is something that students can look forward to.
Singapore offers a thriving arts and cultural scene, especially with the opening of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, featuring top artistes from all over the world. Ethnic districts such as Little India, Chinatown, Malay Village also adds flavour to the culture and history of Singapore.
With many multinational companies in Singapore, there are good job opportunities for executives and professionals who are bilingual and familiar with the Chinese culture.

Required Tests:

Singapore institutions accept IELTS or equivalent as a proof of English proficiency.

Polytechnic Diploma & Bachelor programs requires overall band score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Master Degree requires IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 or equivalent depending on the program.

Cost of Studying:

Annual tuition fees range from
Diplomas- 1 - 2 years (Cost- S$9000- S$15000)
Bachelors- 2-4 years (Cost- S$ 24000- S$35000)
Masters- 1- 1.5 years (Cost- S$ 18,500- S$ 30000) 

Under The Tuition Grant Bond fees may be subsidized with the obligation for the international student to work for three years in Singapore.

Cost of living:

The standard of living in Singapore is amongst the highest in Asia. An international student in Singapore spends on average about S$750 to S$2,000 a month on living expenses. This amount of course, varies depending on your individual lifestyle and course of study.

Applying for Visa

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