Study in Singapore

Singapore’s proximity to India makes it the choice of destination for a large number of Indian students. Singapore is also the financial hub of Asia, offering very lucrative job opportunities due to the high quality of education in Singapore. The country is ranked no.1 in ease of doing business and is a centre of global talent with many multinational companies setting up offices and Global Education institutions starting campuses in Singapore.

Singapore’s rise as a global hub for business and education has been a result of not only because of the quality of education, ease in getting jobs for Indian students and cutting-edge infrastructure. Singapore has a very peaceful, stable and cooperative social and political environment and regarded as one of the safest places to live in making it a preferred destination for thousands of Indian students each year.

Capital: Singapore

Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Language: English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil.

Why study in Singapore

Singapore is regarded as a highly modern and cosmopolitan city with a high standard of living-better than the western cities.

Extremely developed city and a home to many global institutions and companies. As a result, Singapore offers Indian students access to a large number of highly lucrative

All Singapore professors compulsorily have to do a 3-year teaching course at NIE (National Institute of Education). This ensures the quality of education jobs.Opportunity to earn a USA, UK or Australian Degree with affordable fees and living costs while in Singapore.

Singapore is regarded as one of the safest and cleanest places in the world,

There are 97000 international students in Singapore from over 120 countries. In total, about 1.1 million foreigners in Singapore.

Education System in Singapore

Singapore has different levels of higher education: institutes of technical education, polytechnics, universities and private institutions.

Institute of Technical Education: The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) in Singapore provides two-year National ITE Certificate courses. Courses offered include business studies, engineering, communications and technology as well as beauty and wellness, creative media and hospitality.

Polytechnics: Polytechnics in Singapore provide three-year diploma courses, which can lead to university studies.

Universities in Singapore: Singapore has three local universities: two are publicly funded and one is private. Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore are public universities and Singapore Management University is a publicly funded private university.

There are also a number of universities from Australia, US, Canada and Europe who have established satellite campuses in the country or partnerships with local universities. These campuses or partnerships offer students from both Singapore and the region to follow an international course at a lower cost with a higher cost of living.

Private institutions and colleges: There are many private institutions which operate autonomously and include two arts institutions and more than 300 private commercial, IT, fine arts and language schools. Two quality-assurance bodies in Singapore ensure that private institutions meet student welfare and regulatory standards: the CaseTrust for Education and Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organizations (SQC-PEO).

Admissions Procedure

Admission Timings/Intake

Major intakes in January, March, July and October

Entry Requirement in Singapore University/College

Different type of institutions has different requirements and one needs to check the application procedures with the educational institution where he wants to study. These are generally the documents required to apply in Singapore Institutions:

Application Fee Draft

Application form

Academic Mark sheets and Certificates

Passport Copy

Birth Certificate

Passport Size Photographs

Work Experience letter (if applicable)

Cost of Living & Education

Education Cost in Singapore

The average cost of education as per the duration of the courses is as follows:-

Diplomas: For the duration of 6 months- 2 years, the cost is in between S$5000-s$ 20000.

Bachelors: For the duration of 2-4 years, the Cost is in between S$ 24000- S$55000.

Masters: For the duration of 1- 1.5 years, the Cost is in between S$18,500- S$ 30000

Work while Study in Singapore

Overseas students at certain institutes of higher education i.e. Government universities are permitted to work while they study. During term time, these eligible students are permitted to work 16 hrs in a week. Work permits are not required for those who want to work during holidays. Overseas students should visit the website of Ministry of Manpower to find out if their institution’s students are eligible for work privileges.

Work after the Completion of Studies

Upon completion of the degree program, overseas students may submit an application for a one-year Visit Pass (Long-Term) to ICA, if they wish to seek employment in Singapore. This can be done electronically via e-VP ( employers usually make this application for the student