Singapore

  • About Singapore

    Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude (137 kilometers or 85 miles) north of the equator. Singapore is the premier education hub of Asia where tradition and modernity tastefully unite offering students a truly global educational experience.Singapore education is based on a broad base curriculum and global perspective that equips them to excel in the competitive job market.The  country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the third greatest population density in the world. With a multicultural population and recognising the need to respect cultural identities.

    Quick facts

    • Dialing code: +65
    • Capital of Singapore: Singapore
    • Full name: Republic of Singapore
    • Climate generally hot and humid.
    • Location: South eastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia
    • Area: 728.6 km²
    • Currency: Singapore dollar
    • Population: 56.9 lakhs 
    • Official languages: English, Malay, Tamil, Mandarin Chinese
    • Popular cities:Singapore, Hougang,Tampines,Pasir Ris,Yishun,Choa Chu Kang,Toa Payoh,Bukit Batok,Queenstown,Clementi,Serangoon,Sembawang

    Why study in singapore

    Efficient city planning, a developed economy, superior geographical location, a sound legal system, convenient transportation, a warm climate, along with a tolerant and friendly social atmosphere make Singapore a study destination suitable for people from all walks of life.

    It has a rich and multicultural heritage, and offers a cosmopolitan and fast-paced lifestyle. Partner this with the number of world class universities, Singapore is the perfect destination for international students looking for a unique and contemporary higher education experience.Being home to many multinational companies who are headquartered in the city makes it a magnet for international business.Singapore's role as a major business and tourism hub makes it the perfect place to study abroad.

    Reasons to study in Singapore

    •  Excellent education system
    •  Cheaper than UK/ USA/ Australia
    •  No language barrier - English spoken widely
    •  Clean, green and safe country
    •   Multicultural Society
    •   Home to many foreign universities
    •   A Leading Global Business Hub
    •   A degree from Singapore is valued by employers globally
    •   Enough scholarship opportunities
    •  Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS)

    About Safety

    Singapore is widely regarded as one of the safest countries in the world, with consistently low crime rates, a transparent legal system, and a reliable police force supported by proactive citizens.

    According to a recent Time Out Index survey, 62 per cent of respondents voted Singapore as the world's cleanest and greatest city in the world. With a population of 5.9 million, that's quite a feat! Singapore also made it to the 24th position on the world's best cities list.Singapore has been consistently ranked as one of the world's safest cities. Its policy on non-tolerance towards ranging, physical and mental abuse, both on and off campus will provide a safe living and learning environment for international students.

    Climate

    Singapore is situated near the equator and has a typically tropical climate, with abundant rainfall, high and uniform temperatures, and high humidity all year round. Many of its climate variables, such as temperature and relative humidity, do not show large month-to-month variation.

      Popular courses offered by Singapore universities

    •  MBA/ Business/ Management.
    •  IT/ Computing.
    •  Engineering & Science.
    •  Tourism/ travel/ hotel management.
    •  Creative Arts/ Design Courses.
    •  Architecture.
    •  Medicine.
    •  Singapore Institute of Management
    •  INSEAD - Singapore
    •  PSB Academy 
    •  SP Jain School of Global Management
    •  Nanyang Institute of Management
    •  Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
    • James Cook University - Singapore (JCU)

    Eligibility Criteria

    In Singapore, a student visa is known as a student pass. This pass is necessary for full-time courses. With permission from the recognized university or college, you can apply for a Student Pass. The Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (In short, ICA) approves the pass to international students in Singapore. The student pass is necessary for full-time study programs. The requirements for applying for a Singapore Student Visa is as follows.

    Test Required

    • Polytechnic Diploma & Bachelor programs overall band score of 6.0 or equivalent.
    • Master Degree IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 or equivalent depending on the program.

    Documents required

    •  Proof of acceptance for admission from the institution
    •  A valid passport
    •  Completed student application form
    •  The receipt of the visa fee
    •  Proof of funds
    •  At least two passport size photos
    •  Statement of Purpose
    •  Academic certificates
    •   Health insurance (if required)
    •  Proof of English proficiency
    • Student's bio-data
    • Employment history (if applicable)

    Singapore Study Visa Process

    As an international student, you must apply for a student after being accepted for a full-time study program by an educational institution in Singapore. In Singapore, as stated earlier, each visa is referred to as a PASS. The same applies to Employment Pass and Social Travel pass etc. It is recommended that you apply for a Student Pass at least one month before starting your studies. You can submit your application for the pass on the official registration system. The process to apply for a study visa in Singapore is as follows

    • To apply for a study visa, you must have an offer letter from a higher educational institution in Singapore.
    • After that, you have to fill out the student pass application form. It is recommended  that you seek the help of our experts to avoid rejection.
    •  Next, provide all the necessary documents and wait.
    • Get ready to fly.

        INTAKES

    • August 
    • February

    NOTE: Private institutes offering multiple intakes in January, February, July, August, September, and October. 

    Polytechnics Intakes

    •  April
    • September.

    Cost of Studying in Singapore

    • Diploma : S$ 9000 – S$ 15,000 (Tuition Fee SGD/year)
    • Bachelor's degree : S$ 30,000 – S$ 60,000 (Tuition Fee SGD/year),$ 22,000 – $ 44,000 (Tuition Fee USD/year)
    • Master's degree : S$ 30,000 – S$ 50,000 (non-medical programmes) S$ 50,000 – S$ 90,000 (medical programmes),$ 22,000 – $ 36,000 (non-medical programmes) $ 36,000 – $ 65,000 (non-medical programmes)

    PR Options

    Professional, Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers scheme (PTS scheme) Global Investor Program scheme (GIP Scheme) Foreign Artistic Talent scheme (ForArts)

    Earn while Studying

    Every International Student aspires to work part-time when he goes to study abroad. Indeed, a part-time job is necessary to earn enough to cut daily expenses. Therefore, an international student studying in any of the institutions approved by Singapore's Ministry of Manpower can do a part-time job for 16 hours/week and even full-time during vacations. Moreover, apart from work visas and opportunities, there are certain short-term activities in Singapore, which do not require any work visa. These activities include seminars, journalism, etc. But you must notify the MOM (Ministry of Manpower) that you are planning to work in a work pass exempt activity.

    Work Permits after Studying (PSW)

    This ​post study visa in Singapore is commonly recognized as a work visa. 

    Two categories 

    •  Skilled workers and Semi-skilled workers 
    •  Professionals.

    Skilled and semi-skilled workers

    For medium level jobs, like that of a technician, you need to get an S Pass which is open to all nationalities. Your minimum monthly income for this should be $2,200. A special work permit for foreign workers is approved for only some countries for occupations like marine, manufacturing, construction, and the likes.

    Professional workers

    You will need to have an EntrePass if you do not want to work for any company and plan to start your own business. If you have the minimum salary of $3,600 and work in an executive position, you can apply for Employment Pass. Personalized Employment Pass is an advanced version of Employmnt Pass and you can only apply for it after you have worked under the Employment Pass.

    Scholarship

    •     Singapore International Graduate Award
    •     ADB - Japan Scholarship for Developing Countries   
    •     Commonwealth Scholarship for Integrated Science
    •     Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarships
    •    ASEAN Foundation Scholarships             
    •    Singapore Millennium Foundation Scholarships
    •    Youth Scholarship
    •     GIIS Singapore Global Citizen Scholarship.

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