Singapore is now being considered as a premier education hub and is attracting students from the world over. Singapore’s university education aspires to prepare students not only for today’s world but also for a world where there will be jobs that have yet to be invented and challenges not yet foreseen.
The five local autonomous Universities of Singapore, namely the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Technology & Design and Singapore Institute of Technology offer specialized courses across all disciplines. The sixth university, privately run SIM University (UniSIM), opened in 2005. The university currently admits only part-time students and offers part-time degree programes to working adults. In 2012, the government granted UniSIM a national university status and plans are ongoing to expand the university with offering of new full-time degree programmes.
Following are the points that draw international students to study in Singapore:
- Quality and affordable education: Considering the fact that that prominent Universities from Singapore come under the top ranking Universities in the world and also that A number of Overseas universities has campuses in Singapore, the education is much cheaper as compared to most developed countries.
- International Rankings: Singapore’s two most prominent universities are highly regarded internationally. The National University of Singapore, a global leader, is ranked 24th in the QS 2013–14 QS World University Rankings, making it the highest ranked Asian university. Of its other five national universities, Nanyang Technological University is also a fast-rising institution, reaching 41st in 2013–14.
- Safety of Students: Singapore government provides a very safe education environment to its international students. Crime rates are low and strict action is taken against offenders. Singapore is considered among the safest destinations in the world.
- Location: Singapore’s proximity to India, its well-connected accessibility provides an added advantage to Indian students.
- Rights protecting International Students: The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ fees in the event that a PEI is unable to continue operating due to insolvency, and/or regulatory closure. The FPS also protects students if the PEI fails to pay penalties or return fees to the students arising from judgment made against it by the Singapore courts.
- Scholarships: Singapore Universities and Institutes provide a number of scholarship and bursary options for talented students.
- Upcoming Global Hub: Singapore is now being considered as a global business hub with the increasing number of MNC having their offices in Singapore. It provides students with a number of options to choose from after they have completed their studies.
- National University of Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University
- Nanyang Institute of Management
- Singapore Management University
- Singapore University of Technology and Design
- Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT):
- PSB Academy
- JCU Singapore Pte Ltd
- SAE Institute
- Curtin Education Centre Singapore
- SP Jain School of Global management
- University of Nevada Las Vegas
- LASALLE college of arts
- German Institute of Science and Technology- TUM Asia
- NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia
- Sorbonne-Assas International Law
- Raffles College of higher education
- SIM University (UniSIM)
- Tourism Management Institute of Singapore
- Singapore Polytechnic
- Nanyang Polytechnic
- Auston Institute of Management and Technology
- Kaplan Higher Education Academy
- University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)
- United World School of Business
The cost of studying in Singapore compares well against other destinations and you can expect to find a high standard of living.
- An international student in Singapore spends on average about S$750 to S$2,000 a month on living expenses. This amount varies depending on your individual lifestyle and course of study.
- Tuition fees per year up to S$21,000 for Arts courses and generally more for Science courses - see course descriptions for more details
- Course duration ranges from 3 to 4 years for undergraduate courses and 1 year or more for postgraduate courses
International students enrolled in Singapore's public universities and polytechnics as well as foreign institutes of higher learning are allowed to work part-time upto 16 hours per week during school term. They need to obtain prior permission from the Student Liaison/Affairs Office of their respective institute. They can work full-time during vacations. The International students enrolled in the Private Education Organizations are not allowed to work part time during their course.
In Singapore, exciting jobs can be found in media, hospitality, hotel and catering, information technology, design, banking, engineering, nursing, telecommunications, marketing, healthcare and many more.
1. What is the process to apply in Singapore?
Application process varies between Institutes you can check with the Institute or University of your choice or you can contact us and our counselors will help you with the process.
2. Do I need to Give any English Test like IELTS/TOEFL to apply in Singapore?
NO, IELTS/TOEFL is not mandatory in Singapore. A letter from your last institution stating that your education was in English is required.
3. is there application fee to apply?
Yes some of the Institutes do have application fee . In some cases you can avail the fee waivers which are available with us.
4. When should I start my application process?
You should start your application process at least 6-8 months prior to the commencement.
5. What is the Duration of Bachelors and Masters Degree in Singapore?
You can finish your Bachelors in 2 years but some of the courses have minimum duration of 3-4 years as well. Masters degree you can finish in 1 -1.5 years. Because of less breaks during your study you will be able to finish early as compare to other countries.
6. Can I work Part Time while studying?
Yes if you are studying in Govt Universities of Singapore you can work part time. Students studying in private institutes cannot work part time. Paid Internships options are available while studying and after finish the study in Singapore.
7. What are the possibilities of getting a scholarship? How do I apply for them?
The counselors at Kaaiser will be able to guide you about the same.
8. What are the intakes in Singapore?
Main Intakes are Feb and July however some colleges may offer Sept/Nov intakes as well.
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Universities across Singapore offer education in many fields and also give you opportunity to study in the world’s best institutions.
- Arts & Design
- Business Administration
- Finance & Economics
- Fashion & Textile
- Hotel Management, Culinary/Pastry/Cookery
- Information Technology
- Management & Commerce
- Physical Education and Sports
- Psychology, Counseling and Social Sciences
- Research, PHD
- Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy & Health
- Mass Communication
- Advertising & Communication
- Chef Program
- Environmental Science
- Finance & Commerce
- Informatics and Business Systems
- Dentistry & Health
- Politics and Policy
- Science & Technology
- Sports Management
- Public Administration