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Study in Singapore

If you are looking for unique, contemporary education, then Singapore is the right choice. Singapore is a well-developed nation and offers a fast-paced lifestyle. Singapore is an affordable study destination and home to an environment that fosters innovation and creativity. The world class infrastructure and stimulating educational environment makes Singapore an ideal study destination.

Why study in Singapore?

  • Singapore is a premier hub of higher education and has maintained high-quality teaching and learning standards. As per 2019 QS World University Rankings three Singapore Universities ranked in the Top 500.
    Following are the top three Universities:
    • National University of Singapore (NUS)
    • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
    • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore offers relatively affordable education with top courses in Computer science, applied science, law, and animation.
  • Singapore has strict law administration policies and has a stable environment, ensuring safety for international students.
  • Many colleges and institutions in Singapore offer courses in partnership with American and Australian institutions.

Intakes in Singapore

Academic intakes vary from universities to universities, generally intakes are from

  • January / February
  • July/ August
  • Flexible intakes for few courses in April, May and June.

Scholarships in Singaporean Universities

The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Singapore provides scholarships to international students. Few institutions in Singapore also offer financial aid on a need-blind basis i.e. merit-based scholarship and the student with an excellent academic record is preferred.

Cost of Education & Accommodation in Singapore

The tuition fee in Singaporean universities is relatively inexpensive compared to the rest of the developed countries. Most of the colleges offer financial support to the international students and tuition fee might vary in terms of college and course you choose to study at. The living cost in Singapore, on an average, may range from 14,000 – 27,000 SGD per year.

You can stay off campus and save on your accommodation expense by sharing apartment. International students can do freelancing jobs and also can work in institutes, volunteer for jobs as well to get employment later on

Singaporean Study Visa Requirements

Getting a Student visa for Singapore is comparatively more comfortable than the rest of the Asian countries. To study in universities at Singapore you will need a Student's Pass and it can be applied through Student's Pass Online Application & Registration System (SOLAR). Students must apply 2-3 months before the commencement of the course.

Post Study Work (PSW) Permit in Singapore

Students willing to work, in Singapore, after graduation needs to apply for a work visa after they complete their respective program. Once the student visa expiries, international students are offered short-term visit visas, allowing them to stay and look for a job for up to 90 days period but doesn't allow employment during this period.

Singapore offers three types of work visas for international students:

  • Employment Pass: It allows international students to work as a professional in a managerial, executive, or specialized job with a minimum salary of S$4500 per month.
  • S Pass: This allows international students to work after studies as mid-skilled employees as technicians or specialists with a minimum salary of S $2.400 per month.
  • Enter Pass: It allows international graduates to develop ideas and entrepreneurial skills by setting up a business in Singapore; it needs to be registered with ACRA.

SIEC has been placing students to study in Singapore universities and colleges, for than 25 years. At SIEC, we guide and assist you with the complete application process and help you study at your dream destination, SINGAPORE.