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 # Nishith 2018-07-20
    Hii, I am from Bhubaneswar, plz tell me Do all the IIMs provide a degree or Diploma?
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    0 # Rohan 2018-06-01
    Hii, I am from Thiruvarur let me know, What is the need of NEET Phase II?
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    0 # Jagan 2018-06-02
    If a phase I test taker of Thiruvarur oe other places is not satisfied his/her performance in the test or if a candidate has missed out to apply for NEET, he/she can apply for phase 2 exam, It is a second chance provided to aspiring candidates.
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    Hello Sir, May I know the specialisation in MBA and also suggest some good B-Schools in Sivasagar ?
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    There are various specialisation in MBA i.e. Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, etc, find some good MBA colleges Assam Rajiv Gandhi University of Cooperative Management
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    0 # Vivaan 2018-04-27
    Hello, i have completed 12th with 92% marks, now i want to take admission in best engineering college in Jalgaon, plz share the list
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    0 # Mukesh 2018-04-28
    Hii, You secured very good percentage, you can get best engineering college, plz check here Engineering in Jalgaon
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    0 # Jayesh Older than three months
    Hii, I am looking for private engineering college in Dindori where I can get direct admission without any entrance test score, Please let me know about it.
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    0 # Mukesh Older than three months
    There are many private engineering colleges in Dindori where you can get admission without entrance exam, find here the list Engineering in Dindori
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    0 # Aarav Older than three months
    I am from Bokaro, I am looking forward to make career in engineering, Please tell me about the eligibility criteria for best engineering colleges.
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    0 # Shruti Older than three months
    hello, if you want to take admission in best engineering college in Bokaro, you should clear JEE Main exam, or I fyou want to get admission in IITs you should clear JEE Advanced and for admission you should have Physics, chemistry and maths in your 12th or equivalent
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    0 # Harikiran Older than three months
    Hii, I am from , plz tell me about the eligibility requirement for admission to the B. Ed course?
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    0 # Jagan Older than three months
    This course in is offered under different specializations, To get admission to a particular specialization, applicants must have completed their higher secondary in 10+2+3 or 11+1+3 format, Both higher secondary/pre-university and degree must have been obtained from a recognized board and recognized university respectively.
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    0 # Aarav Older than three months
    Is there any entrance test for B. Ed course, can you plz suggest good colleges in Dhenkanal
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    0 # Pallavi 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 Dhenkanal-B.Ed in Dhenkanal
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    0 # Tushar Older than three months
    Is there any age restriction applicable to apply to the B. Ed course, plz suggest good b.ed colleges in Lalitpur as well
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    0 # Shruti Older than three months
    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 Lalitpur are Ch Beche Lal Degree College ; Adarsh Janta Mahavidyalaya ; Yuvaraj Dutt PG College
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