Study in Singapore - Way2college

Study in Singapore - Way2college

Study in Singapore - Way2college

Singapore offers an international experience of culture, colour and education. It's no wonder, this small, but very populated, island nation is beoming such a popular study abroad destination. Three publicly funded universities exist in Singapore. The National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University - two of which appear in the 2016 QS World University Rankings Top 100 Universities. Singapore also has five polytechnics, offering two and three year diplomas, in many different subject areas.  Additionally, Singapore plays host to both an increasingly diverse private education scene and a growing number of offshore campuses.  A number of these private institutions offer qualifications with completely international curricula, such as those for the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Moreover, others offer international undergraduate programs from universities in countries such as Australia.

All national and international students are free to apply to the Singaporean Ministry of Education for a Tuition Grant once they have been admitted to their program of choice. This scheme allows for a grant of between SIN$14,000 and SIN$16,000 for most programs to be paid against tuition fees, thus reducing the amount considerably. For programs such as medicine and music, the grant can be as much as SIN$65,500 a year.

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Entry requirements for undergraduates are 85% above. SAT is required for NTU & SMU. NUS doesn't require SAT.
  • Private sector: undergraduate required. Postgraduate: first class degree is required.
  • Admission process:-

    • A student must choose the institute or university and download their application form. After duly completing the same, it should be sent to the institute along with testimonials of earlier education completed.
    • The English language proficiency tests i.e. the IELTS score should also be mentioned in the application.
    • After the institute peruses the application it decides the selection of the candidate, if the candidate receives a letter of acceptance from the institution the students should apply for a Student’s pass or visa.

    What is the Application procedure for Singapore?

    Application procedures are dependent on the type of institutions the students are applying to. In general, one needs to check the application procedures with the educational institution of choice.

    In general, the Singapore application process is very simple; following documents are required to apply for any PEO in Singapore.

    • Application Fee Draft
    • Application form
    • Academic Documents
    • Passport Copy
    • Birth Certificate
    • Passport Size snaps
    • Work Experience letter ( if applicable)

    What are the VISA Application requirements?

    Like the application process, Singapore visa process is also very simple. For Singapore, the institute applies for the visa on behalf of the student. The student has to fill two visa forms:-

    Form v36
    Form 16

    The funds to be shown are:-
    Bachelor/ Masters - S$ 30000 (Rs.10 Lakhs approx.)
    Diplomas - Rs.5 -10 Lakhs. .

    What are the housing options available?

    Below is a guide on types of accommodation available to international students:


    Estimated Cost per month

    University ~ Halls of Residence

    S$155 - S$800

    Boarding School

    S$6,000 - S$15,000 per academic year

    Private Hostel


    Room in public housing

    S$300 - S$600

    Whole unit in public housing

    S$1000 - S$2000

    Room in private housing

    S$800 - S$1,200

    Whole unit in private housing

    From S$1,000

    • Rental varies depending on geographical area, demand, facilities provided and the number of people sharing.
    • Boarding fees cover lodging, meals, laundry, tutorials, pastoral guidance, 24-hour security, recreational facilities, orientation & development programmes.
    • Public housing refers to government-subsidized flats developed by the Housing and Development Board, commonly called the HDB flats.

    The classified advertisements in the local newspapers are a good source of listing of rooms and apartments for rent.

    How much does Singapore education cost?

    The education costs in Singapore vary according to the duration of the course. On an average the duration is as follows:-

    • Diplomas- 6 months- 2 years (Cost- S$5000-s$ 20000)
    • Bachelors- 2-4 years (Cost- S$ 24000- S$55000)
    • Masters- 1- 1.5 years (Cost- S$ 18,500- S$ 30000)

    What are the living expenses?

    Below is a guide on the cost of living in Singapore. Some typical fees are:


    Average per month in S$


    S$200-S$1,500(rentals vary with geographical area, type of accommodation, demand, facilities provided and the number of people sharing)





    Public transport

    S$40-S$100(varies with types of student concession pass)


    S$30-S$50(varies with usage and package)

    Books & Stationery

    S$30-S$100(varies with courses)

    Medical Hospitalisation Insurance

    S$5 - S$8

    Personal expenses

    S$100-S$200(varies with individuals)



    What are the advantages of studying in Singapore?

    By being in Singapore, you will get a chance to be plugged into an education system that promotes excellence and be part of a progressive, cosmopolitan community. Following are some of the advantages of studying in Singapore:-

    • Hub for Educational Excellence
    • Stable Economy
    • Infrastructure and Accessibility
    • A Multicultural Nation with a High Quality of Life
    • A Vibrant City Lifestyle

    Can I work while am studying?

    Foreign students are not allowed to engage in any form of employment in Singapore, whether during term time or vacation time, unless they are studying at government universities (NUS, NTU, SMU). The students studying at these universities are allowed to work part time- 16 hrs a week.

    What are the possibilities for me to stay in Singapore after studies?

    In general, after course completion the students are allowed to stay in Singapore for 1 month on Social Visit Pass.
    Employment pass is required to work in Singapore; the employer applies for the same on behalf of the employee.

    Are Scholarships available?

    The PEOs like MDIS, PSB Academy provide scholarships to the international students. Generally scholarships vary between S$1000- S$10000 and are given on merit basis. One has to check the updated status on scholarships with the institutes at the time of applying.


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    0 # Tushar 2017-08-04
    Hello Sir, May I know the specialisation in MBA and also suggest some good B-Schools in Thane ?
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    0 # Mukesh 2017-08-05
    There are various specialisation in MBA i.e. Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, etc, find some good MBA colleges Sikkim Manipal University - Thane ; Dy Patil Institute Of Management Studies ; Institute Of Management & Computer Studies (Imcost) ; Swayam Siddhi College Of Management & Research
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    0 # Jayesh 2017-07-21
    hii, I am from Pune, plz tell me what are the graduation options I can do in "medical field"
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    0 # Shruti 2017-07-22
    Hello, good to see that you are from Pune, in medical field, you can do MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, etc.
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    0 # Aarav 2017-07-21
    Hello. I am from Darrang, plz tell me What are the points to consider for selecting a B. Ed college?
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    0 # Shruti 2017-07-22
    You should consider the fee structure and if you consider doing this course from other place except Darrang, you should consider hostel facilities, you shouldalso consider whether the subject in which you wish to continue this course is available in the college.
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    0 # Jayesh Older than three months
    I am from Udhampur, I have scored 82 percentile in CAT this year. Please let me know the colleges where i can get admission
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    0 # Mukesh Older than three months
    Hii, for finding it you can go through mock counselling , please visit here- mock counselling, you can also get good college in Udhampur.
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    0 # Vivaan Older than three months
    Is there any entrance test for B. Ed course, can you plz suggest good colleges in Dhar
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    0 # Shruti Older than three months
    Different states in India conduct different entrance exam for admission in this course, These entrance tests generally test the language & proficiency, subject knowledge, reasoning and general awareness and teaching proficiency of applicants, find the list of B.Ed college in Dhar-B.Ed in Dhar
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