Study Location / Singapore

All you need to know about studying in Singapore

Why study in Singapore

With modern teaching tools, technology and research facilities, Singapore’s universities deliver top-quality courses that nurture your creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Strong links between universities and neighbouring industries also ensure relevant courses for you to gain valuable practical skills. Singapore is an open and cosmopolitan city-state and island country that welcomes more than 86,000 international students from 120 nationalities every year. As a choice destination for advanced education, Singapore is unique in providing a safe and stimulating environment to develop the next generation of world leaders.

Here’s why you should choose Singapore as your study abroad destination!

  • Singapore is a cosmopolitan city and a premier destination for lifelong learning.
  • Rated as one of the most business-friendly places in the world, Singapore covers a diverse population; and, because everyone speaks English, you won’t have to adjust to a new language. However, while in Singapore, you will get to taste a fantastic mix of Asian and European cultures.
  • Regardless of your chosen degree, Singapore is the perfect study destination if you plan to become an expert in your field of study, but also want to acquire a business mindset.
  • Benefit from outstanding student facilities and a multicultural environment and have a unique study abroad experience in Singapore!

The Singapore Education System

Students are drawn to Singapore for its reputable education system. Six autonomous local universities provide hundreds of thousands of students the opportunity to study at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate level in a wide variety of programs. All the universities share the vision of providing Singaporeans and international students with an education that will prepare them not only for today’s work force but also for the world of the future. Universities in Singapore provide undergraduate and graduate degrees in almost any field you can imagine. You can pursue a degree in Business, Engineering, Languages, or Social Sciences.

  • Public universities Funded by the government, and open to local and international students. Although receives government funding, these universities are autonomous – meaning the can strategise, innovate, and differentiate themselves, as they pursue excellence in education, research, and service.
  • Private UniversitiesAlthough privately funded, this institution receives government funding for students to pursue subsidised part-time or full-time degree
  • Polytechnic Institutions Offers practice-oriented studies at diploma level. Key providers of continuing education and post-employment professional development services.
  • Institute of Technical Education (ITE) The ITEs Offers technical-oriented studies and develops technical knowledge and skills of the students. Students will have the option of choosing between full or part-time educational or traineeship courses
  • Foreign UniversitiesOffers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offered by the foreign universities with branch campuses in Singapore.
  • Arts Schools Specialised schools that offer specialist creative education to enhance your artistic ability. Offer diploma as well as degree courses.

The cost of studying in Singapore

The tuition expenses in Singapore for an undergraduate course might be up to S$12,000 to S$15,000 per year for an undergraduate course. And if you are thinking of applying to a postgraduate course, the cost would be approximately S$18,000 to S$25,000 per year. Most public universities in Singapore charge high tuition fees that range from 9,000 to around 80,000 USD/per year. Medicine and health-related programmes usually have higher tuition fees of around 43,000 USD/year and generally, private universities charge higher fees compared to public ones.

Employment opportunities in Singapore

According to the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, international students on a Student Pass in Singapore are eligible to work part-time for about 16 hours a week during term and for unlimited hours during vacation, provided: ⦁ They are a registered full-time student in one of the approved institutions ⦁ They hold a valid Student Pass issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) It is important to note here that students studying in the university/ institution which is not on the list of approved institutions are not eligible to work part-time or full-time both during the term and/ or vacation.

A guide to study application & Visa requirements

Step 1 - Register with GT Western and talk with an Education Counsellor

Step 2 - Choose a course according to your areas of interest

Step 3 - Shortlist a university that suits your preferences, entry requirements and budget

Step 4 - Apply for the Singaporen university with our assistance

Step 5 - Get counselling on visa from our experts

Step 6 - Pay financial deposits

Step 7 - Receive SOLAR application reference number from the university

Step 8 - Apply for your visa with our help

Step 9 - Attend our pre-departure session and get ready to depart for Singapore

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