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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    Hello Sir, May I know the specialisation in MBA and also suggest some good B-Schools in Gangtok ?
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    0 # Mukesh 2018-09-22
    There are various specialisation in MBA i.e. Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, etc, find some good MBA colleges NIS Academy - Gangtok
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    0 # Aarav 2018-09-21
    Hii , I am from Samastipur,Can anyone tell me about complete selection procedure about IITs and NITs and at which time exams for these are conducted?
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    0 # Jagan 2018-09-22
    Hello, good to see that you are from Samastipur, for IITs and NITs, you have to give entrance exam, For NITs JEE Main is the entrance exam and for IITs JEE Advanced is the entrance exam
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    0 # Aarush 2018-08-31
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    0 # Shruti 2018-09-01
    Its good that you are interested in medical field, get good MBBS colleges in Kota are Government Medical College
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    0 # Aarav 2018-08-17
    Hello sir, I have just completed my B.Arch.from Jaintia Hills Can i take admission in MBA, Please tell me the procedure
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    0 # Pallavi 2018-08-18
    Hii, yes you can take admission in MBA, but for getting good MBA college in Jaintia Hills, you have to clear entrance exam i.e. CAT, MAT
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    0 # Harikiran 2018-08-10
    Hii, I am from Sikar, please tell me the duration of B.Ed course
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    0 # Shruti 2018-08-11
    Hello, Good to see that you are from Sikar, the duration of B.Ed course is 2 years
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    0 # Lakshay 2018-08-10
    Is there any age restriction applicable to apply to the B. Ed course, plz suggest good b.ed colleges in Chennai as well
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    0 # Jagan 2018-08-11
    Most NCTE recognized institutions from across the country require that applicants must have completed at least 18 years of age in the year of admission, some b.ed colleges in Chennai are Lady Willingdon Institute of Advanced Study in Education ; St. Christophers College of Education ; Annamalai University - Distance Education ; Meston College of Education
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    0 # Rohan 2018-08-03
    Hello, I want to make career in engineering but so confused about its branch, Please suggest me the best branch which would have good scope in future, also suggest good colleges in Papum Pare.
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    0 # Mukesh 2018-08-04
    You should take branch according to your interest, if you have interest in software or programming choose computer science, if you have interest in machines, choose mechanical, etc, some good engineering colleges are Institute of Communication and Information Technology ; APS Rural Engineering College ; Arunachal Pradesh Polytechnic ; National Institute of Technology
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    0 # Lakshay 2018-08-03
    Hii, I am from Hingoli, I have completed 12th in science stream, looking career in engineering,Tell me about the fee details of best engineering colleges
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    0 # Pallavi 2018-08-04
    hii, good to see that you are from Hingoli, There are very good career opportunities in engineering, you have taken very good decision, but if we talk about fee of best colleges its depend on college to college but the range is Rs. 50,000 to 1,50,000 per year
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    0 # Jayesh 2018-08-03
    Hello, I am from Udham Singh Nagar, want to know How to get admission to MBBS at JIPMER
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    0 # Mukesh 2018-08-04
    For getting admission, you should go through online entrance test known as JIPMER MBBS, after clearing this you can get admission in this institute, you can also find other good MBBS institutes of Udham Singh Nagar-Medical in Udham Singh Nagar
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    0 # Shruti 2018-07-21
    Hello, good to see that you are from Bhubaneswar, The IIMs provide a diploma certificate at the completion of the course.
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