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About Singapore

Singapore is considered to have one of the best education systems in the world(Globally*). With its focus on the importance of education innovation, Singapore is currently a rising star in international higher education. Singapore gives you the opportunity to earn an internationally-recognised degree at affordable costs. Getting an education here is a ticket to a brighter future. Singapore is a beautiful and vibrant place to live and also excels in terms of safety. Singapore was named as one of the world’s safest cities. This makes it a perfect place for students who are usually also the curious wanderers in a foreign country.

Study in Singapore

Singapore is an emerging hub of higher education, with its world-renowned quality universities and colleges, which are well-presented in major university ranking systems. Not only are the universities here rank high, due to their proven track record, but Singapore itself is on top of student satisfaction and global reputation metrics. In terms of facilities and educational environment, universities and colleges in Singapore are among the best in the world. Added to this is the fact that, thanks to the country’s strategic location, many places are within your reach while studying in Singapore. After all, a global education life is not only about simply getting good grades, it’s also a time to explore.

International students wanting to pursue higher education in Singapore should know that English is the medium of instruction in this country, despite there being four official languages. For international students whose mother tongue is not English, the universities set their own required IELTS/TOEFL scores, and students are expected to meet these requirements.

Singapore has emerged as one of the world’s most prosperous countries. It’s a financial center, an achievement in urban planning, and serves as a model for developing nations. It’s also one of our most popular travel destinations.

It is recommended that students aspiring to study abroad in Singapore take a deep dive into the entire journey, from the preparation, the courses and the admission process, to the paperwork and the visas.

Why study in Singapore?

Here are some reasons, why study in Singapore:
  • Ranked Among Top 13 Universities Worldwide
  • Ranked 17th Among the Best Student Cities in the World.
  • Ranked 7th Among the World’s Safest Countries
  • Modern Campuses With Agile Infrastructure and Strong Digital Infrastructure
  • Known as the Switzerland of Asia, Singapore is a Banking Powerhouse of Asia
  • 16 hours Per week Part-Time Work Permitted
  • Asia-Pacific Headquarters of Companies such as DBS, OCBC, Singtel, Capitaland

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Top Courses in Singapore

    Top (full time) Courses in Singapore Price Range
    Engineering 17550-38200
    Infrastructure Technology & Data Analysis 21,500 -  28,000
    Life Sciences & Healthcare 77,000
    Finance, Accounting and Taxation 7,000 -  28,000
    Management Studies 11,000 -  30,000
    Digital Marketing 10200 onwards

Singapore : Industry and Economic Outlook


Singapore is considered a developed economy and an Asian powerhouse for banking & finance. According to its HDI ranking, Singapore is considered to be a developed country and has the eleventh highest HDI ranking of .93.

In Demand Job Sectors (Banking, Education & Manufacturing)

  • IT & Data Analysis (engineers)
  • Life Sciences
  • Healthcare (biotech & pharma)
  • Financial Technology and Cybersecurity
  • Financial Services
  • Management Studies
  • Digital Marketing

Skill Shortages (sales representatives, engineers)

  • Data Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Lawyers
  • Real Estate

Market Status

One of the most advanced economies in Asia and is a large exporter and a regional leader in manufacturing electronics, pharmaceuticals & bio-technology. This underscores Singapores’ status as the second busiest trading ports in the world

Quick facts


Avg Living costs / per year-

10,000 onwards per year


Avg Tuition fee per year

29,000 to 50,000 per year


Indian Students (annually)



International students (annually)



Average graduate incomes/ year

45,000 onwards per year


Migration possibility ( yes or no )

YES (moderate)



August (Autumn) and February (Spring)


Scholarships available


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Singapore FAQ

Singapore is one of the developed nations with an HDI of 0.932, which is the 11 th highest in the world. It is the 38 th largest economy in the world, with a $378 billion GDP. 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 offers students a unique learning experience as they receive a perfect blend of the 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. Prospective students have the chance to immerse themselves in a rich cultural life, but also to build a successful career. The local government provides annual funding, which makes it easier for graduates to start their own businesses.

If you are a student on a tight budget, Singapore is the place to be as, it has a great part-time work policy for working students. World-class in education, internationally acclaimed universities and affordable education costs - no wonder Singapore is fast emerging as a preferred global education hub. The Lion City was ranked 8th in 2021 in INSEAD Global Innovation Index.

1. Global standard of education

What gives an edge to universities in Singapore is their association with other universities around the globe, affordability, and strong industry connections that play a crucial role during job placements at the end of the term.

Many universities offer industry-oriented programmes as well. Some of the renowned polytechnics in Singapore are Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic. The island nation also offers technical studies in business, electronics, media and applied sciences.

2. Apt for foreign students

Many universities in Singapore are home to international campuses of popular global universities such as Curtin University of Australia, University of Nevada of USA and Shanghai Jiaotong University of China. This enables the students to choose from a sea of opportunities and exposes them to global cultures even while they are on campus.

3. Affordable education

Well, education in Singapore may not be very cost-effective (it is listed as one of the most expensive student destinations in Asia). However, it is a lot more cost-efficient in comparison to more expensive destinations such as the UK, the USA and Australia. The average annual tuition fees in Singapore can work out to USD USD 15000-45000 SD.

4. Job opportunities

As per the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore, international students on a Student Pass are eligible to work part-time for 16 hours a week during the term of their courses and for unlimited hours during vacation period. However, students must remember that they can avail of this facility only if their university supports a part-time work programme. That apart, Singapore also offers a bouquet of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students

International students need to obtain a Pass (Visit Pass) to stay in Singapore and search for jobs for a period of a maximum of 12 months. Once you get a job, you need to apply for the Employment Pass. During studies, several colleges and universities in Singapore offer internships as a part of their curriculum. If you get admitted to a top institute you can gain hands-on experience as the institutes have got excellent tie-ups and links with the industry. Singapore has been blocking visas for Indian IT professionals, so employment scenarios are not too clear currently. However, opportunities exist in ICT, Finance, and Hospitality. Know more about the post-study work opportunities in Singapore for foreigners.

Singapore leads Southeast Asia's banking and finance hub as banking, foreign exchange, and insurance have been the key growth areas in this sector. The country is home to several internationally renowned banks such as BNP Paribas, Barclays Capital, Prudential, Credit Suisse, etc. Tourism is also one of Singapore's largest service sectors promoting medical, business and retail tourism, thus fueling the nation's economic growth. In terms of logistics, the country adopts best practices while developing supply security guidelines to create an IT platform that is applicable to the industry as a whole. The Singapore port is one of the busiest in the world, offering strong connectivity to the Asia-Pacific region.

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