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    Singapore

    Singapore

    Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees, Classes are taught in English, Inexpensive Alternative

    Fast Facts

    Capital: Singapore
    Population: Approximately 4.6 Million.
    Size: Approximately 710 km2
    Time Zone: UTC +8 hours
    Currency: Singapore Dollar (S $)
    Official languages: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, English

    Brief Information about Singapore

    The all-inclusive city-state: Singapore is the place where ancient traditions meet progress and innovation. This small island state, population 4.6 million, is located between Malaysia and Indonesia and is an ideal starting point for travelling around Asia.

    A unique mixture of traditional culture and western living standards at comparatively low costs create an interesting study abroad destination. All courses at the universities are taught in English which makes for an easy transition into the Asian world.

    The higher education system is structured like the Anglo-Saxon system and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees. The ideal study conditions combined with economic emergence attract many universities from overseas who establish campuses in Singapore in addition to their original ones. Australian universities in particular offer a wide range of study programs in Singapore. Singapore is a multicultural city which attracts people from all over the world. The majority of the population is descended from immigrants. Singapore’s population consists of 76% ethnic Chinese, 14% Malaysians and 8% Indians.

    In addition to the cultural and culinary diversity, Singapore’s weather is also very unique. Singapore has an equatorial climate which means high humidity and a temperature of 270C throughout the year. There are no limits on leisure activities in this metropolis. The multitude of sports grounds, coffee shops, parks and shopping malls with culinary stalls open seven days a week from 9 am till 11 pm combined together with amazing beaches will guarantee you never get bored.

    Singapore is also an ideal place to start your travels throughout South-East Asia.

    Beginning of Semester

    Semester start dates vary according to institution. Please contact us for more information.

    Visa

    To study abroad in Singapore you must apply for a student pass. The proper application documents are to be submitted along with your acceptance of offer at your university and will be forwarded to the appropriate authority. Please allow a processing time of approximately six to eight weeks. Students staying longer than 6 month must also undergo a medical examination.

    Health Insurance

    Although it is not obligatory to have overseas health insurance, we do highly recommend it.

    Work

    International students are not allowed to work while studying in Singapore.

    Transportation System

    This small, compact country has one of the world’s best infrastructures. Busses, cabs and the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) will take you both cheaply and quickly to your desired destination. Student will get their own student ticket, the Tertiary Student ez-link card, which can be used for all busses and trains. You can travel to the islands surrounding Singapore by ship. Traditional Rickshaws are still used in Chinatown and on small side streets, but can no longer be seen along the main roads.

    Accommodation

    You can choose between a rented room or a larger flat which is available on the private market or in a public accommodation complex. We recommend you look for accommodation before leaving your  home country or contact us for accommodation arrangements prior to your departure.

    FAQ

    Why study in Singapore ?

    Singapore is where East meets West. It is the meeting point of the world and studying in Singapore puts you right at the heart of a unique learning experience where there is a blend of social, cultural and educational mix unlike anywhere else in the world. It offers you the sophistication of modern living as well as the richness of an Asian Heritage.

    What is the Application procedure for Singapore ?

    Application procedures are dependent on the type of institutions the students are applying to. In general, one needs to check the application procedures with the educational institution of choice.

    In general, the Singapore application process is very simple; following documents are required to apply in Singapore.

    • Application Fee Draft
    • Application form
    • Academic Documents
    • Passport Copy
    • Birth Certificate
    • Passport Size snaps
    • Work Experience letter ( if applicable)

    What are the VISA Application requirements ?

    Like the application process, Singapore visa process is also very simple. The host institution applies for the visa on behalf of the student. The student has to fill two visa forms :-

    Form v36

    Form 16

    The funds to be shown are :-

    Bachelor/ Masters: S$ 30000

    Diplomas: S$ 15,000 – S$30000

    Can I work while am studying ?

    Foreign students are not allowed to engage in any form of employment in Singapore, whether during term time or vacation time, unless they are studying at government universities

    What are the possibilities for me to stay in Singapore after studies ?

    In general, after course completion the students are allowed to stay in Singapore for 1 month on Social Visit Pass.

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