Why Study in Singapore?
While the entire continent of Asia is prefigured as a rising star in the world of international higher education, Singapore is outperforming the rest in launching itself as a force to be numbered with thanks to persistent government initiatives focused on the importance of educational innovation not only in terms of acquiring superpower status, but also specifically and uniquely as it pertains to the country’s own economy. Ranked among the top 5 student cities in Asia, Singapore is all that an international student demands on the platter. A rapidly developing economy, Singapore offers a slew of new age institutions which includes its own universities in addition to subsidiaries of international universities. Singapore provides the perfect platform for students to fulfil their academic as well as adventurous side. It has also made its mark in the international arena with a slew of high ranked universities. Studying in Singapore is reasonable compared to the US and the UK. The normal cost of living in Singapore is also very much lower than countries like Australia, Canada, the US and the UK. It is one of the most economic options for students who want to pursue international education. A student can do a course of his choice between 200,000 to 400,000 Singapore Dollars here.
The students must have completed higher secondary schooling or pre-university education and gained a passing certificate of GCE “O” level examination from Singapore or an equivalent qualification of minimum 12 years of schooling from an overseas country to apply for the undergraduate courses in Singapore. And to apply for postgraduate studies, students should have completed minimum 3-4 years of undergraduate studies depending on whether a student wants to take up master’s degree program or a doctoral degree.
Study Visa Requirement
- Valid passport. Copy of particular pages of passport
- The departure/arrival card granted on entry into Singapore. If you have been residing in Singapore on other long term passes, you have to bring along that pass as well;
- The printout of eForm 16 submitted through SOLAR (duly signed by the applicant);
- One recent colour passport-sized photograph (taken on white background);
- If documents are in native language, then official English translation of the documents is required.
- A medical report in the prescribed format (solarplus.ica.gov.sg)
- A copy of the in-principle approval letter; and