ingapore is reputed to have one of the best education system in the world.We have a well-developed education system which allows foreign students to have a balanced and well-rounded education.Studying in Singapore is really an enjoyable experiance for students who are seeking academic progress outside their country.
Why Study In Singapore ?
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator, in the Southeast Asian region of the Asian continent. Singapore is one of the best upcoming study destinations for Indian Students. With its offering of world-class universities/colleges and variety of courses, Singapore is fast overtaking destinations such as Australia and New Zealand in terms of Indian Students applications. The cost of education for an international student in Singapore is far lower than in the USA and the UK, with no dilution in the quality of education.
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)
Are Scholarships available?
The PEOs like MDIS, PSB Academy provide scholarships to the international students. Generally scholarships vary between S$1000- S$10000 and are given on merit basis. One has to check the updated status on scholarships with the institutes at the time of applying.
Can I work while studying?
Foreign students are not allowed to engage in any form of employment in Singapore, whether during term time or vacation time, unless they are studying at government universities (NUS, NTU, SMU). The students studying at these universities are allowed to work part time- 16 hrs a week.
Application procedures are dependent on the type of institutions the students are applying to. In general, one needs to check the application procedures with the educational institution of choice.In general, the Singapore application process is very simple; following documents are required to apply for any PEO in Singapore.
- Application Fee Draft
- Application form
- Academic Documents
- Passport Copy
- Birth Certificate
- Passport Size snaps
- Work Experience letter ( if applicable)
ike the application process, Singapore visa process is also very simple. For Singapore, the institute applies for the visa on behalf of the student. The student has to fill two visa forms:-
- Form v36
- Form 16
The funds to be shown are:-
- Bachelor/ Masters – S$ 30000 (Rs.10 Lakhs approx.)
- Diplomas – Rs.5 -10 Lakhs. ..
Below is a guide on types of accommodation available to international students:
- University ~ Halls of Residence
- Boarding School
- Private Hostel
- Room in public housing S
- Whole unit in public housing
- Room in private housing
- Whole unit in private housing
- Estimated Cost per month
- S$155 – S$800
- S$6,000 – S$15,000 per academic year
- S$300 – S$600
- S$1000 – S$2000
- S$800 – S$1,200
- From S$1,000
Rent varies depending on geographical area, demand, facilities provided and the number of people sharing. Boarding fees cover lodging, meals, laundry, tutorials, pastoral guidance, 24-hour security, recreational facilities, orientation & development programmes. Public housing refers to government-subsidized flats developed by the Housing and Development Board, commonly called the HDB flats. The classified advertisements in the local newspapers are a good source of listing of rooms and apartments for rent.
Below is a guide on the cost of living in Singapore. Some typical fees are:
(1) Accommodation (2) Utilities (3) Food (4) Public transport (5) Telecommunications (6) Books & Stationery (7) Medical Hospitalization Insurance
Personal expenses Estimated Average per month in S$
- S$30-S$50(varies with usage and package)
- S$30-S$100(varies with courses)
- S$5 – S$8
- S$100-S$200(varies with individuals)
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:- (1) Hub for Educational Excellence (2) Stable Economy. We developed Infrastructure and Accessibility. A Multicultural Nation with a High Quality of Life. A Vibrant City Lifestyle Singapore has an equatorial climate with a uniform temperature throughout the year.Well established Infrastructure and Accessibility. Cost of living in Singapore- Accommodation:-s$280 to 300 Transport:- s$52 Food:-s$ 60 Singapore is a popular travelling destination. Jobs are easily available over here.
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.