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About Singapore

When one talks about Singapore, these are the things that pop up in mind: high quality living, world class infrastructure, strong economy, lip smacking culinary delights, shopaholic's paradise, vivacious city life, plenty of attractions to see, and numerous activities to do. Singapore is a cultural hub with various ethnic groups like Chinese, Indians, Malays, and Eurasians residing herein, quietly blending east with the west; adding color and a whole new dimension to the cosmopolitan Singapore. However, it wasn't without a well planned education system that Singapore flourished and stood where it stands even today, on a global scale; education was very much a part of it. Although the progress was gradual, the international students' community surely acknowledged Singapore as one of the leading study hubs of the world.

And unlike other international study hubs like UK, US, Australia, and Canada; this hub provides higher education courses at much more affordable cost with all of the stuff mentioned in the first three lines of the paragraph above this. The universities in Singapore, both, government and privately funded, offer courses in almost all disciplines with plenty of subjects to choose from. Not only is the teaching infrastructure top notch but the methodology is of high quality too; allowing the students to tap their potential to the fullest, thereby raising their stakes in the job market. And when it comes to spending some time in leisure, Singapore offers loads of fun with options like wakeboarding, windsurfing, dragon boating, night clubs, live music bars, pubs and beach bars, and plenty more to choose from. How can it be an experience other than memorable? Come and explore the study options proffered by this amazing city-state.

Education Cost

Basic Education

For the government funded schools the fee structure is:

  • Primary Schools: SGD $120 per month
  • Secondary Schools: SGD $170 per month
  • Pre University Education: SGD $280 per month

As far as fee structure of private / autonomous / independent schools is concerned, parents / students are requested to check with the schools / institutions directly.

Tertiary Education
The cost of tertiary education in Singapore varies from university to university and is subject to change every year. Students looking to take up a bachelor's/master's/MBA/PhD course can refer to each university's official website for any enquiries regarding the latest fee structure. The Ministry of Education in Singapore also provides tuition grants to students who get admission in the local universities and polytechnics. International students are also eligible for the grants subject to signing of a deed with the Singapore government to work in Singapore for a period of 3 years (5 years in case of those studying medical and dentistry) upon completion of the program.

Living Costs
The standard of living in Singapore is one the best there is in Asia and the cost of living is comparatively low as basic items are reasonably priced when compared to other popular study destinations like UK, US, or Australia. Utilities, food, transport, clothing, telecommunications, stationary, health insurance, and personal expenses; taking all these things into consideration the cost of living in Singapore, on an average, can fall anywhere between SGD $750 to SGD $2,000. However, a lot of it depends upon individual's lifestyle. How much for each can be expected is given below. These are not the exact figures though and are subject to change.

Utilities SGD $80 to SGD $100
Food  SGD $300 to SGD $450 (approx $10-$15 a day for 3 meals; if not provided at the place of accommodation)
Public Transport  SGD $20 to SGD $150
Telecommunications  From SGD $30 (depending on the plan)
Stationery  SGD $30 to SGD $100
Personal Expenses  SGD $100 to SGD $300 (clothes, toiletries, entertainment, haircut, miscellaneous)
Accommodation Costs

The cost of accommodation for students in Singapore can be anywhere between SGD $400 to SGD $1,600 and varies according to the type of accommodation, its geographical location, its demand, and the facilities offered at the place of accommodation. Students can choose following accommodation options apart from the private hostels that are managed by the university and whose rent is generally included in the course fee:

Halls of Residence & Hostels:  SGD $155 to SGD $560

Homestays:  SGD $1,000 to SGD $1,600

The rest for the above accommodations will depend on the number of students sharing the room. And students are required to make prior arrangements before leaving for Singapore from their respective home counties. Most educational institutions in Singapore have an international student office that assist and make arrangement for international students.

Health Insurance
Students wanting to take up further education in Singapore are required to apply for a health insurance plan for the duration of the course. For the same, the students can enquire with the respected institution about the recommended health insurance provider. The policy can range from anywhere between SGD $5 to SGD $300

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Universities, Collages we represent & Other Institutes

  • AEC College
  • Anglo Chinese International School
  • Auston Institute of Management & Technology
  • Curtin Singapore
  • EASB Institute of Management
  • Fortune School of Technology & Mgmt
  • German Institute of Science & Technology - TUM Asia
  • Informatics Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • JCU Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Kalpan Higher Education Academy
  • LASALLE College of the Arts
  • Marketing Institute of Singapore
  • Mgmt Devpt Inst Singapore (MDIS)
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • National University Of Singapore
  • New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • PSB Academy
  • Raffles Design Institutes & Hartford Institutes
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • School D' Hospitality
  • SIM University
  • Singapore Institute of Commerce
  • Singapore Institute of Management
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Stamford Raffles College
  • Stansfield College
  • Temasek Polytechnic
  • TMC Educational Group
  • Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS)
  • United World School Of Business
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)

Reputed Universities And Institutes

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