Facts about Singapore

Capital: Singapore

Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Language: English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil

Education System in Singapore

Singapore has different levels of higher education: institutes of technical education, polytechnics, universities and private institutions.

Institute of Technical Education:

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) in Singapore provides two-year National ITE Certificatecourses. Courses offered include business studies, engineering, communications and technology as well as beauty and wellness, creative media and hospitality.


Polytechnics in Singapore provide three-year diploma courses, which can lead to university studies.

Universities in Singapore:

Singapore has three local universities: two are publicly funded and one is private. Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore are public universities and Singapore Management University is a publicly funded private university.

There are also a number of universities from Australia, US, Canada and Europe who have established satellite campuses in the country or partnerships with local universities. These campuses or partnerships offer students from both Singapore and the region to follow an international course at a lower cost with a higher cost of living.


Polytechnics in Singapore provide three-year diploma courses, which can lead to university studies.

Private institutions and colleges:

There are many private institutions which operate autonomously and include two arts institutions and more than 300 private commercial, IT, fine arts and language schools. Two quality-assurance bodies in Singapore ensure that private institutions meet student welfare and regulatory standards: the CaseTrust for Education and Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organizations (SQC-PEO).

Admission Timings/Intake:

Major intakes in January, March, July and October

Education Cost in Singapore

The average cost of education as per the duration of the courses is as follows:-

Diplomas: For the duration of 6 months- 2 years, the cost is in between S$5000-s$ 20000.

Bachelors: For the duration of 2-4 years, the Cost is in between S$ 24000- S$55000.

Masters: For the duration of 1- 1.5 years, the Cost is in between S$18,500- S$ 30000

Entry Requirement in Singapore University/College

Different type of institutions has different requirements and one needs to check the application procedures with the educational institution where he wants to study. These are generally the documents required to apply in Singapore Institutions:

Application Fee Draft

Application form

Academic Mark sheets and Certificates

Passport Copy

Birth Certificate

Passport Size Photographs

Work Experience letter ( if applicable)

Requirement for a Singapore Student Visa

Visa Process for Singapore Student visa is very simple. Form v36 and Form 16 are the two forms to be filled

The funds to be shown for Bachelor/ Masters – S$ 30000 (Rs.10 Lakhs approx.) and Diplomas – Rs.5 -10 Lakhs.

Work while Study in Singapore

Overseas students at certain institutes of higher education i.e. Government universities are permitted to work while they study. During term time, these eligible students are permitted to work 16 in a week. Work permits are not required for those who want to work during holidays. Overseas students should visit the website of Ministry of Manpower to find out if their institution’s students are afforded work privileges.

Work after the Completion of Studies

Upon completion of the degree program, overseas students may submit an application for a one-year Visit Pass (Long-Term) to ICA, if they wish to seek employment in Singapore. This can be done electronically via e-VP (ltpass.ica.gov.sg/eltsvp/main.do).Prospective employers usually make this application for the student.

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