Why Study in Singapore?
Singapore has some of the most reputable universities in the world
From age 11 to 16, high school students will get to the key stage three (3) and four (4) to start taking GCSE. Primary and secondary educations are compulsory in the UK; after age 16, a higher education is optional for students. Students usually take about ten (10) subjects that are assessed (depending on the subjects taken) through a combination of written assignments and tests.Fusce in sapien sit amet lectus iaculis porttitor ac at magna. Proin at lectus tincidunt ante dapibus rhoncus. Maecenas eget ornare ipsum. Sed quis consequat lorem.
A’LEVEL & IB
‘A’ Level is usually followed by students aged 16 years or after they gained GCSE O’LEVELs. Students typically take two (2) to five (5) subjects ‘A’ Level which is a requirement for university admission. Each subject is assessed through written examinations, assignments or both.
After passing the PSLE exam, students continue to secondary school with a ‘O’ Level curriculum for 4 years or ‘N’ Level for 5 years, according to individual abilities. This curriculum includes English, mother tongue such as Mandarin, Malay or Tamil, as well as mathematics, science and humanities lessons. In the third year, students can choose to take art, science, commerce, or engineering majors. The final exam is Singapore – Cambridge General Certificate of Education ‘Ordinary’ (GCE ‘O’ Level) or ‘Normal’ (GCE ‘N’ Level). Through this curriculum, students are trained and taught to think critically.
After completing the GCE ‘O’ Level test, to prepare themselves for entering the University curriculum, students can choose to apply to Pre-University (Junior College) or directly to ITE (Institutes of Technical Education) or Polytechnic. Pre-University or better known as Junior College or abbreviated as JC, has a duration of 2 years. The curriculum consists of 2 compulsory lessons namely general paper and one from mother tongue (Mandarin, Malay or Tamil), and a maximum of 4 lessons from the level of ‘A’ Level.
Completed from the JC, students will obtain Singapore – Cambridge General Certificate of Education “Advanced” (GCE ‘A’ Level) and can continue to the first year of the University in Singapore. At the level of ‘A’ this level students will study subject areas from the fields of Humanities and the Arts, Languages and Mathematics, and Sciences. The subjects of this study were divided into three levels: H-1, H-2 and H-3 based on the level of difficulty.
In England, Northern Ireland and Wales, the Undergraduate program is generally completed within 3 years.
In the UK know the term “sandwich program” where students complete a 2-year study at the University, then in the third year they do research or work internships outside of school, then in the fourth year they return to the University to complete their Bachelor’s Degree.
While in Scotland the Bachelor program generally lasts longer, ie for 4 years. And for professional programs such as medicine, it lasts about 5 to 6 years.
University fees range from GBP 12,000 to GBP 20,000 per year, for medicine, tuition costs range from GBP 15,000 to GBP 40,000 per year
In Singapore there are currently 3 major State Universities offering Bachelor, Master and PhD programs; with very competitive admission requirements and scholarships with work contracts after graduation. The three universities are the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technology University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU).
In addition to the three universities above, the Singapore government also opened a number of new Educational Institutions, including UniSIM, the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) for advanced polytechnic students, Si
University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Yale-NUS Liberal Arts College (YNC) and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCSOM) at NTU.
For tuition grant recipients, after graduating students are required to work in a Singapore company for approximately 3 years depending on the employment contract of each individual.
The average tuition fee at Singapore State University is around SGD 15,000 to SGD 18,000 per year (including tuition grants), and SGD 24,000 to SGD 26,000 per year (non tuition grant).
The tuition fee for a Bachelor Degree in Private Institution is SGD 10,000 to SGD 22,500 per year on average, while the Master Degree ranges from SGD 20,000 to SGD 25,000 per year.
There are two kids of master’s programs: classroom-taught and research program. Fees for the Master Program range from GBP 12,000 to GBP 20,000 per year.
1. Classroom-Taught Program
It is a more detailed academic program to provide insight into knowledge in the field of study previously selected in the Bachelor. Some programs also function as a ‘conversion course’ that will introduce you to the new field of study that you have taken, if the field of study is different from your previous field of study.
Taught course is divided into 2, namely the Master Program which usually lasts 1 year, consisting of classroom learning, seminars and dissertations; and the Diploma Program lasting 9 months consists of the same teaching elements as the Master Program but without a dissertation.
2. Research Program
For Research Programs, the duration of study is taken on average in 2 years. This is a program where 70% of learning is research outside campus such as in the lab, field or company; and 30% of other students were asked to form a hypothesis from the research conducted. The research program provides opportunities for conducting research in specific fields of interest.
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COST OF STUDY SINGAPORE
COST OF STUDY IN SINGAPORE
Government School: S $ 1,500 – 5,000
International School: S $ 15,000 – 20,000
PLACE TO STAY & EAT (12 MONTHS):
S $ 10,000 – 18,000
S $ 3,500 – 5,000
S $ 500 – 1,000
School fees for English courses range from:
S $ 4,000 – 4,500 per 12 weeks.
Living costs in Singapore
The cost of living in Singapore ranges from 750-2000 Singapore dollars.
Accommodation: $ 485 / month
Transportation: $$ 36.80 / month
Food: $ 133.08 / (Burger McD, fast food, rice)
Entertainment: $ 57.07 / (Cinema, sports, traveling, etc.)
Average tuition fees
Undergraduate: $ 9,000 – $ 14,000
Postgraduate / Postgraduate degree: $ 10,000 – $ 12,000
Average overseas student work income in Singapore: $ 3.96 / hour
Student Visa & Health Insurance
You are required to have a student visa, or better known as student pass, if you want to study in Singapore; unless you have a Letter of Guarantee (Dependent Pass) or a letter issued by the Immigration Department that is Immigration Exemption Order. For international students who do not have families or relatives in Singapore, school or university will be the guarantor (guarantor) for the duration of the student’s studies.
There are many choices of accommodation for foreign students in Singapore; but it is advisable to arrange a place to stay before arriving in Singapore, can help schools, education agents and property agents.
A. Boarding School or College
Boarding school or campus is only provided by public institutions and secondary school; campus dormitories at educational institutions usually prioritized for foreign students in the first year. A hostel usually includes meals, laundry and 24-hour security, faith guidance, tuition, supervision, as well as sports and recreation facilities.
Campus dormitory costs an average of SGD 700 – SGD 2,000 per month.
B. Renting Apartment or HDB flats or house
Renting other type of accommodations such as furnished apartments, HDB flats or houses are a few options you can take. HDB flats are flats owned by the government, usually more affordable compared to apartments owned by private parties. Total expenses you will spend depend on the type of accommodations, amenities and location you choose. Some institutions liaise with student residence or sometimes they can arrange it for you.
The cost of renting an apartment on average is about SGD 900 – SGD 2,500 per month. The cost of renting HDB flats ranges from approximately SGD 500 – SGD 900 per month.
You want to enjoy home cooking and experience staying with Singaporean family? At homestay, they usually rent out rooms and offer full facilities for foreign students. Homestay costs range between SGD 900 – SGD2,000 per month (including meals).
Visa Requirement in Singapore
Most schools in Singapore will help to register and process Student Cards when you complete the administrative matters that are needed. If you have to do it yourself, you can click here to register or renew your Student Card. When you receive a Statement of Acceptance from a school which will be valid for 2 weeks, you can register to get a Student Card to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in Singapore. Remember! if you always need a visa to enter and stay in Singapore and for a Student Card you can apply for at least 2 months, no more than 6 months before school starts.
The processing time is around 2-4 weeks, so you better register your Student Card before coming to Singapore because there is no visa extension granted while waiting for the Student Card process. Once you have your Basic Acceptance Letter, you are ready to come to Singapore. If you decide to change schools or courses at different institutions, you must register for a new Student Card, at least 4 weeks before a new course or school starts.
For undergraduate programs or full-time courses at Edu Trust-certified schools, you don’t need to pay a $ 1,000 deposit. However, if you go to a preparatory course such as a preparatory exam to the University of London (UOL) a deposit will be required.
When you are here, using a Student Card visa for a private school, don’t dare to think about working on the side, because it is not valid even if it’s on vacation! So make sure your permit is not revoked and you are sent home just for the
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List of Institutions
James Cook University
Management Development Institute of Singapore
East Asia Institute of Management
FTMS Global College
Nanyang Institute of Management
SIM Global Education
Amity Global Business school
Singapore Management University
University of Nevada
St. Francis Methodist School
Dimensions International College
ACS International School
Curtin University Singapore
SP Jain School of Management
FTMS Global Academy
London School of Business and Finance
Raffles Education Network
Zhicheng Private School
HWA CHONG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
LASALLE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
RAFFLES DESIGN INSITUTE & COMMERCE SINGAPORE
SHELTON COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL
SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
Kaplan Higher Education
National University of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
Grenoble Graduate School of Business
Nottingham Trent University
Southern Cross University
Leeds Beckett University
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Portsmouth
University of Hertfordshire
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Queen Margaret University
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Wolverhampton
University of Greenwich
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