Benefits of studying in Singapore
Singapore degrees are recognized worldwide. The reasons that make Singapore a preferred study destination:
- Multi-religious nation
- Stable Economy
- Infrastructure and Accessibility
- A Multicultural Nation with a High Quality of Life
- A Vibrant City Lifestyle
- The cost of living is comparatively lower than that of other countries.
- A world-class education at an economical price – cost of education also being comparatively lower than that of other countries.
Singapore is home to millions of Chinese, Malaysian, Indian and Eurasian people. The country has a multiracial society with a current population of about 4.5 million which the Government plans to increase to 6.5 million. Home to the busiest port in the world and the 3rd largest financial trading hub Singapore has been ranked as the most preferred destination in terms of quality of living.
Singapore has been ranked as the most preferred destination by Asian expatriates in terms of quality of living.
Major Regions/ Cities
- Central Region
- East Region
- North Region
- North-East Region
- West Region
- Education System
- The Ministry of Education aims to help students to discover their own talents, to make the best of these talents and realise their full potential, and to develop a passion for learning that lasts through life.
- They have a strong education system. Singapore students aim high and they achieve very good results. This is recognised around the world.
Singapore institutions have major intake in the month of January
January, March, May July, August, October
March/ July/ October
Part-time work during studies
International students are normally not permitted to work part-time during their studies unless the college offers them an internship. This is quite common in Singapore institutions. Please contact Skyline Immigration Consultants for details.
Students studying in National Universities and Government-owned Polytechnics are allowed to work part-time up to a maximum of 16 hours per week.
Work opportunities after studies
More than 7000 MNCs along with 100,000 small & medium companies have set up their base in Singapore. Thus Singapore offers limitless career and networking possibilities to the students studying there. Singapore enjoys a very high employment rate.
“With the rise in job vacancies and low unemployment, the seasonally adjusted ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons hit a decade-high with 138p job openings for every 100 job seekers in Dec 07” – taken from Ministry of Manpower, Singapore website
Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate
International Students in Singapore to be considered for an Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) by Ministry of Manpower Singapore (MOM), they must possess selected university qualifications.
The Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) allows foreigners to stay in Singapore for up to one year to facilitate their job search in Singapore. Successful EPEC applicants are required to apply for a one-year Visit Pass from the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) to allow them to stay in Singapore for 1 more year. EPEC or 1 Year Visit Pass does not allow or certify the holder to work in Singapore. Once a candidate secures employment, the employer is required to submit an Employment Pass application to the Work Pass Division for consideration. Candidate can only start working after the Employment Pass application has been approved. EPEC is issued on a one-time basis and is non-renewable.
Not mandatory however certain request for official English score of IELTS/ TOEFL.
Under Graduate Studies
Universities: 13,000.00 – 18,000.00 SNG$ per year
Colleges: 10,000.00 – 15,000.00 SNG$ per year
Post Graduate Studies
Universities: 15,000 .00 – 22, 000.00 SNG$ per year
Colleges: 12, 000.00 – 18,000.00 SNG$ per year
Like any other nation of the world, special scholarships are allotted in Singapore for students to encourage higher education in them. The students who meet the criteria required for receiving the scholarships can apply for the one’s that suits their career interests. There are some special scholarships for the students in need of financial assistance and for those with exceptionally good academic background.
Disclaimer: This guidance is for students interested in studying abroad in a particular country. It is only a guide for which information is taken from various relevant websites. It aims to answer some common questions. Visitors are recommended to contact the office for most updated information.