Study in Singapore

Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and interactions among different races are commonly seen. The pattern of Singapore stems from the inherent cultural diversity of the island. The immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled.

Quick Facts
Capital Singapore (city-state)
Currency Singapore dollar
Languages Spoken English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil.
Area 719.1 Sq Km
Population 5.607 million
Calling Code +65
  • Why Study in Singapore
  • Education in Singapore
  • Universities in Singapore
  • Cost of Education
  • Student Visa Process

Why study in Singapore

  • World Class Education System
  • Globally well connected
  • Best educational hubs in Southeast Asia
  • Economic Competitiveness, Stable Economy, Political Stability
  • Unique learning as global yet Asian
  • Hub of Education-Finance-Business
  • Cutting-edge infrastructure
  • Safe & Green Environment
  • Promising Future Job Market
  • Multi Racial - Blend of East & West
  • Diverse cultural and linguistic heritage
  • World Class Living Standard @ Low Cost
  • Ranked No:2 in the world for quality educational system by World Eco Forum
  • 70,000 international students; 150000 in 2015
  • Combo of Asian school & Western-style practice
  • Quality-assurance bodies to ensure Quality Education in private institutions
  • Paid Internship for Hospitality Courses

Employment in Singapore

  • Has No:1 Motivated Workforce in Asia
  • Ranked No: 3 in the World
  • Least Immigration Law for Work Visas
  • Vibrant workplace
  • Global Talents
  • Ranked as Asia’s Best Country to work
  • 1st Choice of Asian Expats
  • 25% of Foreign Workforce
  • Comprises Students, fresh graduates, mid-career professional & academics
  • Additional 100,000 job in Service sector by 2015
  • Target to boost the info comm jobs from 55,000 to 170,000 by 2019

Education in Singapore

Singapore currently has two fully-fledged public universities (National University of Singapore & Nanyang Technological University), and two fully-fledged private universities (SMU & UniSIM). However, UniSIM accepts only adult learners in general, so A-level students may apply only to SMU, NUS, NTU, several foreign university offshore campuses, and more than ten other private tertiary institutions offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. A third university, Singapore Management University (SMU), focusing on business and management courses. Besides this, to meet the International Students Requirement, there are Private Educational Institutions as well.

Private Educational Institutions (PEI)

All PEI’s currently need to be registered with the Council for Private Education in order to operate in Singapore and the registration process takes into account the PEI’s corporate governance, quality of provision and information transparency.In addition, PEI’s that take in international students need to have EduTrust certification. A Fee Protection Scheme has also been established to protect the tuition fees of students studying at PEI. It is a mandate that PEI’s have to either deposit the fees in an escrow account or purchase insurance protection administered by CPE-approved companies.

Types of degrees

  • MBA
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Diploma
  • Higher National Diploma
  • Certificate / Foundation

Popular Courses

  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Banking and Finance
  • Fashion Design
  • Animation and Multimedia
  • ERP - SAP
  • Retail Management

Universities in Singapore

Some of the universities and institutions in Singapore are as follows. Click on the link below to know about each university.

  • James Cook University
  • Nanyang Institute of Management
  • National University of Singapore
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
  • S P Jain Center of Management
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  • LASALLE College of the Arts
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • SIM University
  • National Institute of Education
  • Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic
  • Singapore Institute of Management
  • Management Developement Institute of Singapore
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore

Cost of Education

  • MBA - S$ 13000 to 35000
  • Master - S$ 13000 to 35000
  • Bachelors - S$ 15000 to 45000
  • Diplomas - S$ 4000 to 12000

Student Visa Process

The Immigration and Checkpoint Authority issues Student Pass. All foreigners accepted by an educational institution to pursue full-time studies in Singapore. Students must apply for Pass before arriving in Singapore which can be applied through Institutions. It is advisable to submitted the application at least 2 months before the course commencement date. Normally it takes 2 to 4 weeks to process the application. Upon successful applications, In-Principle Approval letter will be issued.

For Photo visa specifications, Please click on the following link Singapore Visa Photo Specifications

Documents required for visa

  • Colour photo against white background
  • ESCROW form
  • IMM Form 16
  • IMM Form 36V
  • College Application Form
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Birth Cert/Birth Affidavit
  • ALL educational Certificate and Marked Sheets
  • Work experience letter(s) if student is working
  • Bank Funds proof
  • Application Fee