Singapore is one of the best places in Asia to pursue Business Management, Tourism courses, Hospitality or Computing & IT . The Universities in Singapore are globally known and encourage independent learning. High quality education, multiple intakes, possibility of admission & visa without IELTS, shorter duration courses like Masters in 1 year, Bachelors in 2 or 3 years, fast visa process with minimal financial documents, cheap tuition fees and living expenses, paid-unpaid internships are the favourable aspects for international students in Singapore.
- Language: English, Malay, Tamil, Mandarin Chinese.
- Capital: Singapore city
- Population: 5.8 million
- Area Size: 728.3 Km
- Academic Year: August – May
- Currency: Singapore Dollar
- Calling Code: +65
- Time Zone: GMT +8
The amount of your tuition fees will depend on where you choose to study, and at what level. Normally, you should expect to pay between SGD 14,000 and SGD 50,000 per year. Concerning international students, there are lot of scholarships available. Some of these are gotten through the Singapore Ministry of Education, as well as others offered by non-governmental institutions. Usually the tuition fee for public institutions is usually lower than of private institutions.
International students also need to keep in mind when it comes to their living costs. On average, you should budget for around SGD 10,000 per year. You will be given the opportunity to work up to 16 hours per week during term-time, and full time during the holidays. If you are interested in getting a job, you will first need to get permission from your institution.
International students who intend on studying in Singapore will need to get a student visa. When your letter of approval is given to you, you will also be issued a visa by your institution. Within two weeks of your acceptance, you will need to request to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for a Student Pass. This needs to be done within two months and no later than one month before the start of your course. This process will be done through the Student’s Pass Online Application and Registration System (SOLAR). Your registration details will be given to you by your institution, which you will use to fill in and submit the required forms. You will then need to complete the process once you have arrived in the country. To do this, you will need to make an appointment with the ICA and take with you the disembarkation/embarkation card that you were granted on entry to Singapore.
- The People’s Action Party has won every election since self-governance was granted in 1959.
- Made up of over 60 islands, of which the biggest is Singapore Island, also known as Pulau Ujong.
- Population: about 5.8 million, of which 62 percent are citizens and 38 percent are permanent residents or foreign workers and students.
- Vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road.
- Students can work full time during holidays and up to 16 hours per week in term time.
- Singapore was founded by Britain in 1819, gained independence in 1963, became part of Malaysia the same year and finally separated into an independent state in 1965.
- The head of state is the President, a largely ceremonial role. The leader of the government is the Prime Minister.
- Around the same size as Fresno, California, but has a population of approximately 10 times larger.
- Singaporeans are the fastest walkers on the planet – their walking speed is about 6.15km per hour