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Study in Singapore

Singapore has become a popular destination over the past decade among international students. The reason being that the quality of education has got better, job opportunities have increased and demand for skilled people have increased and degrees from Singapore are valued globally. 

Singapore’s economy is the fastest growing economy in the world. Hence, it values skilled professionals and unemployment rate is at its lowest. Singapore heartily recruits professionals across food and electronics industry, skill intensive and knowledge based industry, etc.

The country has also been awarded for its lush greenery and also for being the safest in the world, with lowest crime rates.  

Facts:

Total universities34 
Average cost of study in Australia$32,000
Study Pass Acceptance Rate82%

Why Study in Singapore?

With around 80% English speaking population, studying in Singapore offers many other benefits. Some of them are: 

Less Cost Involved

As compared to the UK and USA, Singapore provides:

  • UG education at 11,000 USD per year.
  • PG degrees cost 21,000 USD per year on average.

Quality Education

  • More than 50,000 international students go to Singapore for higher education. 
  • National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technical University are among the top universities in Asia-Pacific region. 

Student Friendly and Safe Country

  • Singapore’s policy of non-tolerance for ragging or physical/mental abuse makes it a safe place for international students. 
  • Globally Singapore is the 7th safest place as per QS world ranking. 

Tuition Grant Scheme

  • Tuition Grant Scheme enables international students to cut down on the tuition fee if they sign a bond with the government of Singapore. 
  • As per the bond student must serve/work in Singapore for 3 years post their degree completion.

Post Degree Job Opportunities

Institutes in Singapore work alongside multi-national companies based in the country. This enables students to gain work experience post degree in the form of internship or a full-time job.

Culturally Diverse and a Welcoming Country

Students of more than 30 countries, study in Singapore. International students get an opportunity to know and blend with people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.

Cost to Study in Singapore

Tuition Fees & Other Charges
FeesUnitAmountCurrency
Average Tuition Fees (UG)Per Year11,000USD
Average Tuition Fees (PG)Per Year21,000USD
Average Tuition Fees (Doctorate)Per Year20,000USD
Services & Amenities FeesPer Year300USD
Health insurancePer Year440USD
TOTAL Cost for UGPer Year11,740USD
TOTAL Cost for PGPer Year21,740USD
TOTAL Cost for DoctoratePer Year20,740USD
Note - Fees in Singapore can vary as per the citizenship of the students. Post graduate fee can be subsidised if students sign a bond to serve the Singapore Government for 3 years.
Food Cost
Groceries CostMonthly150USD
Three Course Meal in a RestaurantMonthly44USD
Transportation Cost - - -
Through TransportMonthly37USD
Public Transport PassMonthly74USD
Car (After Purchase)Monthly82 -
Note: Concession cards to avail discount on transportation, government provided services, etc.
Other Cost
UtilitiesMonthly103USD
Internet PassMonthly32USD
Entertainment (Sports, Movies, Pub)Monthly111USD
Books, Supplies & Other learning MaterialMonthly60USD
Total Living Cost (Rent Excluded)Monthly693USD
Room Charges/Type to Choose
Home StayMonthly878USD
Student Halls of Residence (Dormitory)Monthly513USD
Apartment on RentMonthly1070USD
First Time Charges
VISA FeesOne Time66+additional USD
Living Expenses for One Year as GuaranteePer Year20,000USD
TOTAL -20,066USD
Earning
Allowed 20 Hours Per Week of EmploymentMonthly340USD
Note: During Vacation You Can Get Full Time Work Permit

Application Cycle

Generally, two Semester system is followed across Singapore universities and institutes. However, some universities observe Trimester system as well.

  • Semester 1 (August Intake)
    • The August semester lasts for 18 weeks. 
    • Deadline for international students interested in an undergraduate program is March. 
    • Deadline for graduate programs extends till Mid November.
  • Semester 2 (January Intake)
    • January semester is completed within 17 weeks’ time.
    • International students can apply till July for undergraduate program. 
    • For graduate applicants, deadline is in May. 
  • Semester 3 (October Intake)
    • Deadline for the third semester undergraduate programs is in June.
    • Deadline for post graduate program is in July.

Top Scholarships for Students in Singapore

1. Singapore International Graduate Awards

  • For: International students with excellent academic record at undergraduate level, and who are also interested in research work. 
  • Benefit: Financial support for up to 4 years of PhD studies including full tuition fees waiver, monthly stipend, settlement allowance, and airfare grant.
  • Apply at: www.a-star.edu.sg/singa-award 
  • Deadline: June

2. INSEAD-Syngenta MBA Scholarships for Developing Country Leaders

  • For: National of an emerging economy pursuing MBA
  • Benefits: 26,486 USD
  • Application: www.sites.insead.edu/mba 
  • Deadline: July and December

3. INSEAD Nelson Mandela MBA Scholarships for Africans

  • For: Students from Africa enrolled in MBA program at a University in Singapore.
  • Benefits: 23,544 USD
  • Apply at: www.sites.insead.edu/mba
  • Deadline: May and June

4. ADB-Japan Scholarship Program for Developing Countries in Asia and Pacific

  • For: For international students from ADB borrowing member country pursuing masters or doctoral program in a university at Singapore.
  • Benefits: full tuition fees, a monthly subsistence and housing allowance, allowance for books, medical insurance, and travel expenses for a period of one year.
  • Apply at: www.adb.org 
  • Deadline: December

5. Singapore Government Scholarships for Southeast Asians

  • For: Academically excellent students from ASEAN countries enrolled in undergraduate programs at a University in Singapore.
  • Benefits: Full tuition fees, living allowance of 3,152 USD per annum and accommodation fee.
  • Apply at: app.scp.gov.sg/scholarabt.asp
  • Deadline: Varies country to country