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Study in Singapore: All you need to know

Littered with high-rises and skyscrapers, Singapore is the bustling hub of business outposts and educational centres because of its rapid economic and financial success. Being a perfect blend of modern and traditional approach, it entices international students to experience a multicultural and multi-ethnic life throughout their journey in Singapore.

Bedecked with illustrious museums, parks, world-famous gardens, cool cafes, art galleries and excellent educational institutions, Singapore offers a plethora of educational opportunities and high standard of learning to international students.

So, if you are looking for a foreign locale where you can pursue your higher education, you don’t need to look far and wide. Singapore is the answer to your call for a perfect educational life with its world-class universities and quality education.

Here’s a list of factors for your consideration before you take a call on your ultimate destination for study. Take a look at them and take the final decision regarding your foreign education.

Best universities in Singapore

In the last decade or so, Singapore has made significant advancements in its educational sector and emerged as one of the most popular global centres for learning among students across the world. Universities such as National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Technology and Design have made a mark among students in the field of Science and Technology, Business Management, Economics, Law and Social Sciences. A number of foreign universities such as Chicago Business School and Technische Universität München have also set up their branches in Singapore to attract Asian students.

Scholarship opportunities

Universities and institutions in Singapore often come up with different scholarships for students pursuing studies at different levels. For example, scholarships like GIIS Singapore Global Scholarship and SIA Youth Scholarship in Singapore are for students of Class 10. Pacific Prime Scholarship Program, NUS Graduate School Scholarship, SIM GE Diploma Scholarship and Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) are some of the scholarships introduced for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.

Application procedure

To study in your chosen university/institution of Singapore, you will have to apply to each one of them separately. Contact the international office of the institution directly to gather information. Before you apply for the course, read every detail minutely and keep all the necessary documents ready while filling up the application form.

Visa procedure

Students who wish to pursue their educational dream in Singapore need not apply for student visa because their visa is linked with their application. On getting accepted in a programme of a university in Singapore, students receive their visa along with their acceptance letter.

But students do need to apply for Student Pass at the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) not earlier than two months before the commencement of the course neither later than one month before the course begins. Students will have to register with Student’s Pass Online Application & Registration System (SOLAR).

Cost of living in Singapore

Being the global business hub, Singapore’s standard of living is really high. But it is still affordable as compared to the destinations like US, UK and Australia. The average cost of tuition fee is around S$ 14,000 per year but it varies from institute to institute. On average, living in Singapore will cost you around S$10,000 annually. Besides this, Student Pass allows students to earn by working during school holidays for at least 16 hours per week so that they could compensate some of their expenses.

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