Singapore is a premium education hub with top quality public and private institutions catering to the academic needs of the students across various countries and different backgrounds.
- With a strategic location right in the heart of south East Asia, the influences of the east and the west converge here thus exposing the student to a multicultural environment.
- Singapore is a developed nation with a high standard of living.
- Same standard of education and living at a lower cost as compared to the west.
- Many universities from all over the world have set up campuses and collaborations in Singapore
- Singapore’s National universities like NTU/NUS/SMU are amongst the highly rated universities in the world. Singapore is close to home being just 5 hours away by flight.
- Safety: The Singapore Government takes law and order very seriously and strict action is taken against any offenders as a result of which crime rate is very low. It is considered to be one of the safest destinations in the world.
- The private education is heavily regulated by the Singapore government to safe guard the interests of the international student
Application Process and Deadlines
There are three major intakes in Singapore –
There is an application fee ranging between SG$ 250-500 for applications to most of the PEI’s. The average offer letter turnaround is 2-4 weeks depending on the institution applied to hence it is advised to apply early. Your Study Overseas counselor will help you prepare your admission packet and send it out to these institutions. It is important to send a complete application as incomplete documentation will only delay the process. The main documents required would be all academics, IELTS/TOEFL/PTE, work experience letters if any , LOR (if required by the institution).
The lower costs of living and proximity to home make it an attractive alternative to studying in the United Kingdom or the United States. The PEIs offer degrees from these countries at a much lower tuition fees than at the main campus. The degrees you would get would be similar to if you were studying in the main campuses of these universities in UK, Australia or United States.
The living costs in Singapore are between 12000 to 14000 SG$.
The range of tuition fees for UG and PG programs are outlined below
UG – SG $ 20000 – 30000 per year
PG – SG $ 25000 – 35000 per year
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.
Singapore is the capital of Singapore. It is the capital of itself.
Total: 692.7 sq km
land: 682.7 sq km
water: 10 sq km
The four official languages of Singapore are Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English. English is the most common language used and is the language which unites the different ethnic groups
The Chinese are predominantly followers of Buddhism, Taoism, Shenism, Christians, Catholics and some considered as ‘free-thinkers’ (Those who do not belong to any religion). Malays have the Muslims and Indians are Hindus. There is a sizeable number of Muslims and Sikhs in the Indian population.
Currency in Singapore
Currency in Singapore: Singapore dollar (SGD) 0.691181 U.S. dollars.
Singapore has a highly developed and successful free-market economy. It enjoys a remarkably open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, and a per capita GDP equal to that of the four largest West European countries. The economy depends heavily on exports, particularly in consumer electronics and information technology products.
India is 2.5 hours behind Singapore
Like most of Southeast Asia, Singapore is generally hot and humid. It’s warm and humid year round, with the temperature almost never dropping below 20°C (68°F), even at night, and usually climbing to 30°C (86°F) during the day. Humidity is high, mounting over a 75% mark.