Study in Singapore
Singapore’s education system has been described as “world-leading” and offering quality education at an affordable cost with high standards of teaching and learning.
Facts of Singapore:
- Singapore is home to world class universities
- Offers variety of chances for professional and skill based training even after graduating. Its UG and PG programs are well recognized around the world.
- Provides students option of joining 3-year Diploma courses or enroll for Undergraduate programs at one of the universities. Singapore has also attracted more than International schools to establish campus here due to its multi-cultural community base.
- The prestigious National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University are ranked within the top 50 in the world. The overall proportion of international students at universities is 18%
- It homes 6 public universities and 26 private universities.
- Popular courses are Business & Management, Engineering, Tourism, Hospitality, IT, Art & Design, Fashion Designing, Economics, Computer Science, Law, Marketing, and many more.
- Part time work opportunities upto 16hrs per week during term and full day during vacations for public universities and polytechnics.
- Universities and colleges generally require IELS score of 6.0 – 6.5. A wide range of Scholarship options are available.
- The cost of studying and living in Singapore is reasonable and relatively low as compared to UK, USA and Australia.
- Singapore is a promising job market with the presence of International companies which offer myriad job opportunities to students.
- It is easier to get PR in Singapore must as against other developed nations. Upon completing education in Singapore, the students are eligible for to stay up to 1 year for job search. After getting a job offer, he/she would have to apply for e-pass (Employment Pass) which would give the applicant eligibility to work full-time in any field.
Global school rankings have ranked Asian countries in the top five places and Singapore heads the table.
Types of Institutions:
- Institute of Technical Education(ITE): Singapore’s ITE offers programmes that are technical in nature like Biotechnology, Aerospace engineering, Digital Animation and many more
- Polytechnics: Polytechnic institutions such as ” Nanyang Polytechnic” provide training for specific skills directly geared towards the workplace.
- Singapore has a number of universities that are publicly-funded, private, national, and branch campuses of foreign tertiary institutions providing Under graduate/post graduate/doctoral programs
- The world’s most prestigious universities in Singapore are The National University of Singapore(NUS), Nanyang Technological University(NTU) and Singapore Management University(SMU)
- The process for visa or Student Pass is facilitated by the University/Institute which the student decides to join. The documents normally required for Student Pass include:
- Student Visa in Singapore is issued by Immigration and Check Point Authority, Singapore.
- Fully completed Visa forms
- Two photographs on matt paper of a specific size
- Acceptance letter from the college
- Birth certificate or notarized affidavit for the date of birth
- School/college certificates and mark sheets
- Employment letter showing duration of work (if applicable)
- Proof of current activity
- Bank statement of applicant or sponsor (parent)
The current visa processing fee for Student Pass is S$30. Visa processing fee is paid at the time of applying for visa.
1: What are the housing options available?
Below is a guide on types of accommodation available to international students:
University Halls of Residence: Universities have halls with single and double occupancy rooms either semi furnished or fully furnished which house between 500-700 students.
Private Hostels: Semi or fully furnished rooms managed by professional staff.
2: What are the living expenses?
Generally living expenses depend upon the number of factors like life style of student, accommodation preference, personal expenses and eating habits. On an average the student may spend S$ 16800-S$ 33840 per year.
3: Can I work while am studying?
Students enrolled in public universities can work part time upto 16 hrs per week during term and full day during vacations. However, private universities do not allow part time work.
4: Are Scholarships available?
Most universities offer very good scholarship opportunities to students. Many students get 100% scholarship which means a complete tuition fee waiver. The scholarships are given on merit basis. One has to check the updated status on scholarships with the institutes at the time of applying.
5: What is tuition grant?
Tuition grant is a fee subsidy granted to meritorious students. Students who apply for and are approved for the tuition grants need only pay subsidized fees. All international students will be required to undertake a service bond under the terms of the tuition grant to work for a Singapore-registered company for three years upon completion of their degrees
6: What is polytechnic?
Polytechnics in Singapore provide three-year diploma courses and accept students based on their grade 12 results. They offer a wide range of courses in various fields, including engineering, business studies, accountancy, tourism and hospitality management, mass communications, digital media, humanities, social sciences and biotechnology
The universities in Singapore have been regularly been featured in the list of top and best universities around the world.
Singapore has four main universities and there is a large population of Indian students in each of these Universities.
The table below gives the pertinent information about main universities in Singapore.
|Name of the University||Type||Known as||Year of establishment|
|National University of Singapore||Public||NUS||1905|
|Nanyang Technological University||Public||NTU||1991|
|Singapore Management University||Private||SMU||2001|
International universities in Singapore
Several overseas institutions establishing satellite campuses and research centers have enhanced levels of education in Singapore. NSEAD, one of the leading business schools in the world opened a second campus in Singapore in 2001, which offers an opportunity for students to study abroad at a prestigious institution. This runs parallel to the campus in France and offers MBA and Executive-MBA courses. Other examples are the University of Chicago graduate school of business and the James Cook University.
In Singapore, a variety of private schools offer a broad range of programmes, adding diversity to the country’s education landscape. There are approximately 300 Private, commercial, IT, fine arts and language schools in Singapore. These Private Education Institutions (PEIs) offer courses with strong demand from local and international students.
PEIs offer various courses at the certificate, diploma, bachelor and postgraduate level. Through partnerships with popular international universities from the US, UK, Australia etc. PEIs offer students the opportunity to attain international certification in a safe and affordable environment. Each PEI conducts its own admission/enrolment exercises and interested students should make enquiries with the schools concerned directly.
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES SINGAPORE
|Sr. No.||UNIVERSITY NAME||WEBSITE|
|1||AUSTON INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY||www.auston.edu.sg|
|2||BMC INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE||www.bmc.edu.sg|
|3||CAVALRY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN||www.cidschool.com|
|5||LOWLAND ROAD EASB INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT||www.easb.edu.sg|
|8||JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY||www.jcu.edu.sg|
|9||KAPLAN – ASIA PACIFIC MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE||www.kaplan.com.sg|
|10||MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF SINGAPORE||www.mdis.edu.sg|
|11||NANYANG INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT||www.nanyang.edu.sg|
|13||QUEENSFIELD BUSINESS SCHOOL||www.queensfield.edu.sg|
|15||RAFFLES INSTITUTE OF DESIGN||www.raffles-design-institute.edu.sg|