Study In Singapore

Higher Study in Singapore

Study in Singapore

Singapore’s education system has always been ranked as one of the best in the world. With its transition to a knowledge-based economy, education is increasingly being seen as an indispensable key to career success in recent years. The education system in Singapore has a broad-based curriculum where entrepreneurship and innovation are an integral part of the curriculum. This education system promotes creativity and allows students to learn useful skills, allowing them to be better prepared for the challenges of the future.

By choosing to study abroad in Singapore, international students have an opportunity to not only be plugged into an education system that promotes excellence, but also be a part of a global community.


Industries & Research

With a GDP of S$251.5 billion, the island state though small in size and population has become a reputable financial Centre, a key regional trading center, the world’s busiest port, and a top location for investment. Often cited as a model for transparency, efficiency and political stability, Singapore has earned recognition from around the world.

Exports, particularly in electronics and chemicals, and services provide the main source of revenue for the economy, which allows it to purchase natural resources and raw goods which it does not have. The Swiss-based World Economic Forum (WEF) also rated Singapore as the most competitive economy possessing great innovative ability and a solid macro economy in the world. Even in the recent global battle against SARS, Singapore’s diligent and hands-on approach has won recognition from the World Health Organization.

Employment scope in the electronics, financial and information technology (IT) sectors is growing very rapidly. And they are expected to increase tremendously in the coming years. The employment scope in Singapore encourage maximum investments and recognizes upcoming talents.

Life style

Singapore only has a land area of around 646 square kilometers; but with its population of four million people, it is an energetic city which is constantly alive with activity.

Singapore may seem like a small dot on the world map, but the island state bustles all over with attractions and activities. Dining and shopping are two of the top-rated activities of locals. Needless to say, this is reflected in the staggering range of foods and cuisine, as well as the proliferation of shops in the city and suburban centers.

Add on to this a thriving arts and cultural scene, especially with the opening of Esplanade -Theatres on the Bay, featuring top artistes from all over the world. Ethnic districts such as Little India, Chinatown, Malay Village give a flavor of the culture and history of Singapore. Lots of fun and funky events such as the Great Singapore Sale, Singapore Arts Festival, festive light-ups and many others make Singapore a most “happening” place to be in.


The Degrees are

  1. Diploma Degree
  2. Bachelor’s Degree
  3. Master’s Degree
  4. Doctoral Degree

Semester Offer

Most universities offer two semesters in one academic year.

  1. Semester 1: August to December.
  2. Semester 2: January to May.


Requirements for Bachelor’s Program

  1. Academic
  2. At least 12 years of education (HSC equivalent).
  3. Language Proficiency

Most Universities are required:

  1. TOEFL iBT score 79 to 80 or
  2. IELTS 6.0 or more or
  3. Course Length
  4. Bachelor’s Degree: Normally requires 3 to 5 years of full-time study.


Requirements for Master’s Program

  1. Academic
  2. You must have had 15 years of education.
  3. Language Proficiency

Most Universities are required:

  1. TOEFL iBT score 79 to 80 or
  2. IELTS 6.0 or more or
  3. Other Test
  4. GRE score is required if you are applying for the Engineering, Communication & Information Studies, Economics, Psychology, Sociology and science disciplines.
  5. GMAT score is required if you are applying for the Business/Accountancy disciplines.
  6. Course Length
  7. Master’s Degree: Normally requires 1 to 3 years of full-time study.
  8. Doctoral Degree: Normally requires 2 to 5 years of full-time study.

Subjects for Bachelor’s & Master’s Program

Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Art/Fine Arts, Bioengineering, Biological Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Building, Business Administration, Business Studies & Computing, Chemical & Bimolecular Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Communications and Media, Composition, Computational Biology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Continuing Education, Counseling, Creative Writing, Dentistry, Design & Media, Economics, Education, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electronic Commerce, Engineering Science, English Literature, Environmental Engineering, European Studies, Fashion Design, Filmmaking, Finance, Food Science and Technology, Furniture Design, Geography, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, History, Hospitality, Human Res. Management, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Industrial Design, Information Systems, Information Systems, Interior Design, International Business, International Relations, Law, Legal Studies, Life Sciences, Malay Studies, Maritime Studies, Marketing, Materials Science & Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematics and Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Performance Design, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Industrial Design, Philosophy, Physics & Applied Physics, Political Science, Project and Facilities Management, Psychology, Quantitative Finance, Real Estate, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Statistics, Theatre Studies, Tourism, Visual Arts etc.



  1. Tuition Fees in $US
  2. Tuition fee of Bachelor’s level, depends on Non-Laboratory & Laboratory Based courses.
  3. The average tuition fee is: $US16, 254 to $US19, 505 for 1 academic year.
  4. Tuition fee of Master’s level, depends on Laboratory/Non-Laboratory & Coursework /Research based programs.
  5. The average tuition fee is: $US3, 901 to $US13, 003 for 1 academic year.
  6. MBA, average tuition fee is: $US33, 158 for 1 academic year.
  7. Living & Other Expense in $US
  8. Food cost: Around $US195 to $US293 for 1 month.
  9. Accommodation cost: Around $US130 to $US975 for 1 month.
  10. Utilities: Around $US33 to $US52 for 1 month.
  11. Public transport: Around $US33 to $US98 for 1 month.
  12. Telecommunications: Around $US20 to $US33 for 1 month.
  13. Books & Stationery: Around $US20 to $US65 for 1 month.
  14. Personal expenses: Around $US65 to $US195 for 1 month.
  15. Medical Insurance

Medical Hospitalization Insurance: Around $US4 to $US6 for 1 month.


How to Apply to the University

  1. Check with the departments to see if there is a closing date for your application.
  2. You should write directly to the Institution’s Admission Office for detailed application information and forms.
  3. You can also download application form from university website.
  4. Some universities have an on-line application facility.
  5. Admission Office will inform you about the documentation, translation, and visa requirements.
  6. You should start at least one year in advance to compile the necessary information and documentation.
  7. The decision of the institution is usually announced within approximately six to eight months of the application deadline.


Supporting Documents

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Official English version of all educational documents including marks sheets.
  3. A letter of acceptance issued by school.
  4. School/College leaving certificate.
  5. One or more letters of recommendation.
  6. Certificate of English Language Proficiency Test score.
  7. Photocopy of your passport.


Other Information

  1. Working in Singapore
  2. Full-time undergraduate & graduate students are allowed to work part-time of up to 16 hours per week during school term. However, they need to obtain permission from the student’s affairs office of their respective Universities.
  3. During their vacations, they are allowed to work full-time as the Ministry of Manpower has exempted them from applying for work permits.
  4. Jobs in Singapore

Students could get a part-time job in the following places: university restaurants, stores, companies, cafes & restaurants, hotels, clubs, bookstores, school offices or laboratories etc.

  1. Credit Transfer Facility
  2. Students may apply for credit transfer program at undergraduate or postgraduate level in Singapore.
  3. The maximum amount of credit that may be granted normally is not greater than 50% of the course.
  4. Most of the universities consider minimum “B” grade for acceptance.


You have to submit the following documents to your target university:

  1. Your application form for the Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework program.
  2. Official copies of your academic transcript.
  3. Also include an official letter from head of the school/department of your university, from where you have already completed the courses.
  4. Detailed course outlines (Official Copy) including subject descriptions, methods of teaching and assessment, reading lists, number of hours of teaching etc.
  5. The academic level you are studying (e.g. First Year, Second Year etc.).
  6. How many credits you have completed.
  7. An explanation of the grading system used at your institution.
  8. Information on the total units of study requirement ( i.e. how many credits are required) for the completion of the degree.
  9. Scholarships
  10. There is a huge number of scholarship available on International Scholarship Database of VarsityAdmission.COM site.
  11. ASEAN Scholarships, Ministry of Education.
  12. MOE Teaching Scholarships, Ministry of Education.
  13. SIA Youth Scholarships, Ministry of Education.
  14. NUS, NTU Scholarship