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Why Study in Singapore.

As a world leader in research and innovation, Singapore stands as a premier education hub with its world class universities offering international students quality education at an affordable cost.

Education System in Singapore

The Singapore Higher Education is managed and administered by the Ministry of Education (MoE). From the age of 17, students receive an education which trains them for their professional life.

Cost Of Study in Singapore

When it comes to average living expenses in Singapore, the amount could vary from individual to individual and depends on their chosen standard of living. The average amount could be anywhere from (SGD) $2,000 to $12,000, on a monthly basis, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Student Visa Process

After receiving the offer letter from the desired institute for particular course, students need to apply for student pass to enter Singapore.

Universities In Singapore

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Why Study In Singapore?

As a world leader in research and innovation, Singapore stands as a premier education hub with its world class universities offering international students quality education at an affordable cost. Singapore had earned the third place in the 2013 QS Best Student Cities thus reflecting the country’s combination of highly ranked universities along with a diverse student community and high quality of life.

 

Singapore offers students a unique learning experience as they receive a perfect blend of social, cultural and educational mix. In addition the country offers the sophistication of modern living making Singapore truly vibrant and cosmopolitan. Quite a number of students these days are opting to study in Singapore. If you too are thinking of studying abroad in Singapore, you must contact us and we will guide you suitably.

Higher Education System In Singapore

The Singapore Higher Education is managed and administered by the Ministry of Education (MoE). From the age of 17, students receive an education which trains them for their professional life. Junior colleges and centralized institutes act as a preparatory school for higher education and offer two-year or three-year programs, resulting in the GCE “A” Level examination. Polytechnics, on the other hand, have the intention of educating middle-level professionals in technical and economic fields with the program ending with an advanced diploma.

 

Singapore’s higher education institutions equip students with the knowledge and skills imperative to work in the industry.

 

Educational Facts and Figures

 

    • Singapore has five Autonomous universities, namely the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore Institute of Technology and one comprehensive private university: SIM University.

 

    • There are five polytechnics providing specific skills for the workplace. These are Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Temasek Polytehcnic, Nanyang Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic.

 

    • There are ten branch campuses of  foreign higher education Institutions in Singapore offering industry-specific courses of study.

 

    • Singapore also comprises of two private institutions that provide post-secondary education in the arts.These institutions are: LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of fine arts.

 

    • Singapore has other government-affiliated educational institutions also that offer specific diploma and degree programs.These institutions include BCA Academy.

 

 

Decree Governing Higher Education

 

Education Act (1957) revised in 1985

 

Academic Year

 

The academic year runs from July to April.

 

Language of Instruction

 

English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil

 

 

Structure of Higher Education- An Outline

 

Pre-University Education

 

Pre-University Education prepares students for the GCE “A” Level examination at the end of the 2-year junior college or 3-year centralised institute course of study.

 

  • Junior Colleges/Centralised Institute

 

There are 12 Junior Colleges, 7 Integrated Programmed Schools and 1 Centralized Institute in Singapore. JC’s and CI’s prepares students with developmental and interpersonal skills and knowledge required for Universities and Institute of higher learning in Singapore.

 

Post-Secondary Education

 

  • Polytechnics

 

 A polytechnic gives hands-on experience within a dynamic learning environment. There are five polytechnics that offer market-driven courses of study.

 

  • Institute of Technical Education

 

Singapore has three ITE campuses. ITE privide students with technical skills and knowledge and trains them for the job marketplace.

 

  • Specialised Arts Schools
Singapore has two specialized art schools, namely Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASSALE College of the Arts that offer creative education to students.

 

  • Universities

 

Universities in Singapore offer a multitude of degree and professional programs.Singapore consists of four autonomous universities and one private university.

 

Levels of Studies

 

Non-University Level Post-Secondary Studies:

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) provides full-time institutional training for school leavers and offers part-time Continuing Education and Training (CET) programmes for working adults.

    • Duration:  One or three-year full-time courses leading to the National ITE Certificate (NITEC) and Higher NITEC.

 

  • Qualification: Five Polytechnics offer training in a several areas of study resulting in a Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma.The major courses available are three-year Diplomas and two-year part-time Advanced Diplomas for holders of a Polytechnic Diploma and relevant work experience.

 

University Level Studies:

 

 At the University level studies one can attain the following qualifications:

 

University Level First Stage: Bachelor’s Degree

 

Admission to first degree courses is on the basis of Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level, Polytechnic results or other examinations of equivalent standing.

 

  • Duration: 3 to 5 years, depending on the subject.  A bachelor degree in Dentistry, Law, Engineering, Real Estate, Architecture and Music is of four years, while Medicine requires five years of study.

 

University Level Second Stage: Postgraduate Degree

 

Candidates for a Master’s by research must hold Honours degree and submit a dissertation. The minimum entrance qualification for a Master’s by coursework and dissertation is a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

 

    • Duration: 1 to 2 years

 

  • Completed following: Bachelor’s degree

 

University Level Third Stage: Doctoral Degree

 

The Doctorate in Business needs a combination of coursework and dissertation. The Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Science is granted on the basis of published work.

 

    • Duration: 2 to 5 years

 

  • Complete following: Master’s degree

Cost of study.

When it comes to average living expenses in Singapore, the amount could vary from individual to individual and depends on their chosen standard of living. The average amount could be anywhere from (SGD) $2,000 to $12,000, on a monthly basis, for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

 

The educational cost for undergraduate students comes to around INR 12-20 lakhs per year. This depends on the program and the university chosen.

 

Universities like MDIS, a popular choice among Indian students, generally have the tuition fee of INR 15 lakhs per year. Students have the option of taking up the entire amount for payment or have the fees subsidised by agreeing to serve the Singapore Government for three years on completion of the degree. The tuition fee would be as much as INR 7,19,307 (SGD 15,000) per year. Due to reasons like this, the fee structure sees a lot of variance.

 

The educational cost for postgraduate students comes to around INR 12-18 lakhs per year. Postgraduate students can also have their fees subsidised if they sign up for a bond to serve the Singapore Government for three years. For medical programs such as physiotherapy and dentistry, fees for the clinical year are a quarter higher than the fees for regular programs.

Visa Process to Study In Singapore

IN SINGAPORE, EVERY VISA IS REFERRED TO AS A “PASS”. SO IT IS:

‘STUDENT PASS’

 

It is no different from Student visa.

 

For a short course that can be completed in 30 days or the validity of the entry stamp you received on the checkpoint (whichever is less), you do not need a student pass.

 

SINGAPORE STUDENT PASS APPLICATION:

 

After receiving the offer letter from the desired institute for particular course, students need to apply for student pass to enter Singapore. Institutes in Singapore will file the Singapore student pass for Indian application on behalf of the student to Singapore immigration and check point authority (ICA). Singapore student pass application Fee varies from institute to institute. Normally it will take 2 – 3 weeks to get the Singapore student visa pass.

 

PROOF OF FINANCIAL SOURCES:

 

As per the Singapore student visa rules, candidate has to show funds which must be minimum 1 day old from date of visa application. If the funds are as fixed deposit then, bank must issue a letter confirming the availability of same. Bank letter must be dated less than 30 days from the date of visa application

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Singapore student pass requirements for Indian in same order as given hereunder:

 

  • -International student application form
  • -Passport
  • -One Passport size photo (less than 6 months old)
  • -Visa application fee
  • -Bank Statements – ORIGINAL for the last 28 days from all sponsors
  • -Transcripts (Mark sheets -from 10th class till the last degree obtained)
  • Affidavit of Support to be given by the sponsor on Rs.20 stamp paper (non-judicial)
  • -Work experience certificate
  • -Fixed Deposit Receipts (if necessary)
  • -Bank loan sanction letter (if necessary)

 

Applicants are encouraged to submit application at least 2 months before the commencement of the course.

 

If the required documents are not in the English language, officially translated versions as well as copies in the originally language are required.

 

PROCEDURE

 

Although the rejection rate is low, there is no fixed set of requirements that, if fulfilled, gives you the right to a student pass. You submit the documents, and ICA makes a decision. That said, if the following boxes are ticked, you will most likely be granted a student pass:

 

  • -The institution submits the application on your behalf once you chose a full-time course at a recognized educational institution;
  • -Academic credentials to support that you have completed secondary or tertiary education;.
  • -Your forms are properly filled and the supporting documents all check out.

 

Singapore has the ambition to be a regional education hub. So in general, the student pass process is kept as accessible and streamlined as possible. Nevertheless, rejections do occur in certain cases.

 

It is advisable to process your Student Pass application as soon as you can. You can send scans to your school for the first submission, but need to bring the originals when you collect your pass.

 

That said, you can enter Singapore with a social visit pass and start your course already. Just do verify with the school whether, in the unlikely case of student pass rejection, they will refund you the remaining course fees. Most schools will agree to this.

 

Another thing to keep in mind, is that you always need a valid endorsement in your passport, be it a student pass or social visit pass. Never overstay even if your student pass application is pending.

 

TURN AROUND TIME

 

The application can be as fast as two weeks, but it’s safer to assume that it will take 4-5 weeks until approval.

 

As long as you have a legal way to reside in Singapore, you do not need to apply for a student pass to be allowed to study.

 

You get complete assistance and counselling from Global Opportunities to apply for your Student Visa Pass to study in Singapore.

Our Partner Universities

Sr. NoUniversity NameWebsite
1S P Jain School of Global Managementwww.spjain.org
2SIM Global Education, Singaporewww.simge.edu.sg
3Curtin University of Technology, Singapore (Curtin, Singapore)www.curtin.edu.sg
4James Cook University (JCU)www.jcu.edu.au
5Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)www.mdis.edu.sg
6PSB Academywww.psb-academy.edu.sg
7Raffles Design Institute, Singaporewww.raffles-college.edu.sg
8William Angliss Institute, Cuppage Rdwww.angliss.edu.sg
9EASB- East Asia Institute of Management, Singaporewww.easb.edu.sg
10Kaplan Higher Education Academy (KHEA)www.kaplan.com.sg
11Nanyang Institute of Managementwww.nanyang.edu.sg
12Amity Global Business Schoolwww.amitysingapore.sg
13Dimensions International College, Singaporewww.dimensions.edu.sg
14London School of Business and Financewww.lsbf.edu.sg
15Htmi Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, Singaporewww.htmi.sg