Singapore is emerging as a popular destination to study among the international students. In today’s relentlessly innovating global economy, knowledge is not pursued in isolation. It is advanced by the global community of scholars and knowledge workers operating at the forefront of ideas. Singapore emphasizes on all these aspects and provides very productive and competitive education especially in the field of information technology and managements with good value for money by offering internationally recognized degrees at affordable costs.
Singapore known for its vibrancy and numerous tourist destinations has some of the top universities of the world. Large sum of money is spent on the education by the government. For higher education, large number of overseas students comes to Singapore to enroll themselves in the colleges and universities of Singapore. There are public and government aided universities in Singapore. If you want to pursue higher education, Singapore is the place to be. The facilities and educational environment make the universities and colleges one of the best.
  • Hub for Education Excellence - Over the years, Singapore has evolved from its traditional British-based education system to one that endeavors to meet the needs of individuals and seeks to nurture talents.
  • Singapore has been rated 3rd among 145 countries in terms of ease of doing business in World Bank’s doing Business 2005 Report. The Swiss based world Economic Forum also rated Singapore as the most competitive economy processing great innovative ability and a Solid macro economy in the world.
  • The Nation’s rich multi-cultural heritage is highlighted through the various ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians) living together. Singapore’s high standards of living also something that student can be assured of.
  • Singapore may seem like a small dot on the world map, but the island state bustles all over with attraction and activities. Dining and Shopping are two of the top rated activities of local. Singapore is also strategically located at the heart of Asia and can be a hub to explore the Southeast Asian region.
  • More than 7000 Multinational Corporations (MNC) alongside 1,00,000 small and medium enterprises (SME) have set up their base in Singapore, with many choosing Singapore as their regional hub and launch pad to dynamic markets of Asia.
  • The island's strong reputation for quality education has drawn the world's top institutions to set up campuses in Singapore.
  • Singapore is a premier education hub which offers students an international perspective and diversity of options
  • The business education at SMU is top-notch.
  • Singapore is an extremely safe city.
  • Singapore Poulation is 5,460,302 (July 2013 est.)
  • Warm and fairly humid summer temperatures throughout the year (approximately 30ºC/86 ºF during the day and 23ºC/74 ºF in the evening).
  • Mandarin (official) 35%, English (official) 23%, Malay (official) 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil (official) 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9% (2000 census).
  • No require IELTS. 
  • 10 hours a week if you have immigration permission as a Tier 4 (Child) Student.
  • 16 to 20  hours a week if you are studying at degree level or above at a higher education institution.
Employment & Job Market
  • Singapore is a place that boasts of several strategic industries and various thrust areas for economic growth. And this presents a wealth of opportunities for both career-minded professionals as well as entrepreneurs.
  • The international students in private institutions are not allowed to work in Singapore at all, unless their course of study requires that they fulfill a certain number of hours as part of their curriculum.
  • The full-time undergraduates of Polytechnics and Universities that are allowed to work part-time of up to 16 hours per week during school term.
  •  During their vacations, they are allowed to work full-time as the Ministry of Manpower has exempted them from applying for work permits.
  • Total employment grew by 28,300 in the first quarter of 2014, lower than the seasonally high increase of 40,600 in the last quarter of 2013 but broadly comparable to the 28,900 in the first quarter of 2013. 
  • Job openings continued to increase. The seasonally adjusted job vacancies rose for the third consecutive quarter, though the rate of increase over the quarter moderated to 3.0% in March 2014 from 9.2% in December 2013 and 5.8% in September 2013.
  • Job openings continued to outnumber job seekers, though the ratio has eased. The seasonally adjusted ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons declined from 1.43 in December 2013 to 1.33 in March 2014. 
Fees and Expenses
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit application at least 2 months before the commencement of the course.
  • The average cost of study for an international student Annual tuition fees range from
  1.  Diplomas- 1 - 2 years (Cost- S$9000- S$15000)
  2.  Bachelors- 2-4 years (Cost- S$24000- S$35000)
  3.  Masters- 1- 1.5 years (Cost- S$ 18,500- S$30000)
  • International students in Singapore spend on average about S$750 to S$2,000 a month on living expenses.
  • The application can be as fast as two weeks, but it's safer to assume that it will take 4-5 weeks until approval.
  • Visa fees is $135.
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