being the industrial hub of Asia and owing to its nearness to India is a much-desired
educational destination for Indian students. Singapore proffers world-class quality
education backed by good industrial placement and bright chances of career enhancement.
Singapore education is known for its cutting edge courses in IT, hospitality and
business. Moreover, the tie-ups with foreign universities give a chance to students
to avail international education at comparatively low costs.
Singapore has three national
universities namely National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University
and Singapore Management University. There are a lot of private academic institutions
and a number of foreign universities have campuses in Singapore like the Newcastle
University, Australia, Insead, France, University of Wales, UK, University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.
A major benefit for
students is the Student Protection Scheme, under which international students
pay their course fee directly to the Bank via TT (Telegraphic Transfer) slip,
when they attend class in Singapore. If the academic institution fails to operate
the Bank refunds the entire fee directly to the student.
Singapore education maintains
high standards of quality assurance and follows stringent student recruitment
to undergraduate programs especially at national universities is strictly on merit
basis coupled with the demonstration of strong aptitude and requisite skills for
the chosen course. Some universities may require the student to take SAT (Scholastic
Aptitude Test) testing them on their verbal, quantitative reasoning and writing
flair for the subject, an aptitude for research, consistently bright academic
record, completion of 3 years Bachelorís degree, good command over English language
and requisite work experience (if applicable) is the criteria for admission to
most masters programs.
programs of Insead, Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and National University
of Singapore are world-renowned. Admission to these is highly competitive and
requires a candidate to possess minimum 3-4 years of rich managerial experience
and GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) scores in the range of 680-750 besides
an exceptionally bright academic track record.
English Language Requirement:
students are either required to take IELTS or produce a certificate from school
stating that their entire education has been through English medium. Most of the
courses require an IELTS score of 6.5 bands or higher.
and private institutions have intakes in August and January. The application process
takes around 3-4 months. The students are required to fill the course specific
application form and send all academic credentials, experience certificates, tests
score reports, letter of intent, reference letters and other supporting documents
to the international admission office of the concerned institution. Once the admission
committee approves the admission, the student receives the offer letter and the
payment letter. The student is required to disburse the registration fee of the
institution and the visa fee and also send all the visa documents to the institution.
In case of government schools the students may also be required to pass a placement
test conducted by the university or qualify the Certification Test conducted by
Principals academy Inc (PAI).
& Living Costs:
Average living cost
is 20000 SGD p.a. The annual tuition fee for undergraduate programs ranges from
10000 to 20000 SGD and for postgraduate programs from 15000 to 25000. Though some
courses in medicine may cost up to 80000 SGD p.a. All students are required to
make a biennial donation to the Education Fund of 1000 SGD every two years.
At Undergraduate level the
Singapore Airlines offers scholarships for academically bright students awarded
on the basis of a written test followed by interview. The national universities
and campuses of foreign universities give limited scholarships to deserving students.
Need based bursaries of not more than 1500 SGD per academic year are also available
for students. Singapore Government does not allow students to work part-time during
their study period.
The visa process takes around 15-30 days. Upon receipt of offer letter from the
institution, the student is required to send Form 16 and V36, Escrow Form, Educational
certificates, Student/Agent declaration, Birth certificate, Financial statement
of 15000 SGD and proof of no gaps in education to the Immigration & Check
Points Authority along with visa fees. The student pass is a single entry visa
and after reaching Singapore the student has to undergo medical examination upon
satisfactory reports of which the student receives a multi entry visa. However,
during the entire study period the student has to make sure that he regularly
attends his classes and does not engage in any sort of work otherwise his student
pass can be cancelled by Immigration & Check Points Authority, Singapore.
With More than 2000 MNCs having
their offices in Singapore, the demand for educated and skilled workforce is ever
increasing. Low density of population and high demand for skilled migration makes
acquiring permanent residency and citizenship status faster. For becoming a Singapore
permanent resident the candidate has to work in Singapore for a minimum period
of 2 years on P, Q or S work pass. A Singapore permanent resident can claim Singapore
citizenship status within 2 years of gaining permanent residency subject to fulfillment
of necessary requirements.
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