Benefits of Studying in Singapore
Singapore enjoys an enviable brand name in education, not just in Asia but all over the world. Singapore is a Hub of Education Excellence. It is also known as the “Global Schoolhouse”
Its public education system offers one the most rigorous and rounded undergraduate and post graduate degrees .Singapore has attracted world-class institutions with strong links to set up centres of excellence in education and research. University of Standford, MIT offer degrees in affiliation with national universities. The 3 public universities of Singapore are providing world class education and research.
State of art facilities
Given the tremendous diversity of courses available through a battery of global educational institutions, over 86,000 students every year enroll in courses ranging from MBA, Engineering, Digital Animation, Brand management, hospitality, animation and numerous others.
Singapore takes great pride in its highly synergistic and state-of-the art facilities, which ensure that students undertaking in research oriented programs in engineering and medical fields can conduct original and path breaking research.
The cost of education in Singapore is quite low as compared to other popular international destinations. While the fees charged depends on the university and the course you enroll into, you’d rarely have to pay more than S$20000 (Rs 9,50,000 approx.) for a two year diploma course in any program. The cost of a 1.5 year Masters program usually doesn’t exceed S$30000 (Rs 1446000).
Ease of Study Visa Approval
International students can easily gain a foothold in Singapore. Unlike the rigorous visa approval procedures applied by other countries, Singapore only requires you to have a Student Pass. This highly simplified procedure also boasts of a higher approval rate as compared to European and American countries.
Low Cost of Living
- Even though Singapore boasts of one of highest living standards in the world, the cost of enjoying their high quality of life is very reasonable.
- An average cost of living is $ 750-2000 per month approx
Job Opportunities during and after Education
Students studying in Government Universities get a part-time work permit of 16 hours a week. International Students can get internship offers through their respective colleges to gain work experience and manage their expenses.
Given Singapore’s rapid economic development, there is a great demand qualified and skilled employees in a variety of different fields. Moreover, due to Singapore’s own small population, the conditions there are ideal for international students to stay back and look for lucrative employment opportunities.
Good Academic Grades
Your grades have to be in the mid-70s for enrolling into most under graduate and post graduate courses. GMAT score required for MBA programs differs from University to University in addition to which you’d need to have 2-3 years of relevant work experience.
Most Singapore Universities insist upon a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 to 6.5 for most courses. For technical and MBA courses most Universities require a minimum score of 7.0
For private colleges IELTS is not mandatory