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About Singapore

Initially a part of Malaysia, Singapore used to be a British Colony, officially known as the Republic of Singapore, it is also known as Lion’s city. Its wide expanses of greens and well-managed gardens are also reasons for making it the Garden City, also, in spite of its small size it has reached one of the top pedestals for technological advances. It is a finance hub and has been known for the purification of water for itself as well as for the country of Malaysia.

Singapore has also been known to be the country with the least unemployment rates, students from all over the world find it to be one of the best to study at as well. Singapore has been famous for Indian students for a long time due to the excellent curriculum in Hospitality and arts.


Salient Features to Study Singapore

Proximity to Home

Singapore has been one of the top education destinations for various disciplines and along with various other reasons, one of the most common reasons is its proximity to India. With flight times of almost 3-4 hours maximum, parents and students find it better to have such world-class education so close to their doorstep.

Highly Economical

Education in Singapore is also highly economical when compared to other popular destinations, however that does not affect the high-level education that they provide in various universities, which includes public as well as private schools of high repute.

Multiculture & Green Clean Society

Along with a rich architectural civilization, Singapore boasts a clean and green society. It is well maintained along with all public areas due to strict anti-litter policies with high fines in case of any violation. It is the greenest city in Asia. It has a multicultural society with 3 major ethnic groups Chinese, Malay, Indian, and a few other minority groups.

Multiculture Exposure

Every year, over 200,000 international students decide to study in England. You’ll get to mix and meet people throughout the world, and your experience will be even richer because of being able to interact with so many different types of people. You’ll get insights into other countries and cultures, and learn a lot more than you may have been able to in your home country.

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The education system in Singapore provides an opportunity for all, to study in at various levels starting from diplomas, advanced diplomas going all the way to post-graduate programs. They offer a progressive curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities. It also has over 30 international schools that follow international school patterns to accommodate children of expatriates.

Education Scenario to Study in Singapore

Singapore provides one of the top education systems in the world and is regulated by the Ministry of Education. It provides education right from diplomas to advanced diplomas (for students after 10th standard and the traditional Bachelor’s as well as Master’s degree programs. Singapore also has short-term PG-Diploma Courses, therefore catering to all types of students at all levels of education. They have a range of courses in various disciplines, starting from Management to Technology and from Hospitality to culinary arts.

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Students may incur costs of approximately
Diploma - S$5000 - S$20000 for 6 months to 2 years duration
Undergraduate - S$24000 - S$55000 for 2- 4 years
Graduate - S$18000 to S$30000 for 1-1.5 years

Singapore is not very popular in scholarship applications from all universities or institutions. Scholarship deadlines will then be the same as the application deadlines. Only a few schools provide specific scholarships such as NTU, NUS, and SMU. NTU and NUS however are not known to provide traditional scholarships but they subsidize the fees or provide financial aid.


  • National University of Singapore (NUS)

  • Singapore Management University (SMU)

  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)

  • LASALLE College of the Arts

  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Students may be eligible for external third party scholarships which can be availed by them.

Top Universities in Singapore


Requirements to Study in Singapore


For State-funded universities, a high score is needed in 10th or 12th.

Some Universities might ask for 70% aggregate marks.

SAT scores are optional but a high score can help in application in most cases. NUS exempts Indian students from appearing for SAT if they are from the CBSE or ISE boards.

Some universities might ask for the university entrance test.


Students must have completed at least 15 years of education. Bachelor’s course scores should be from 65% and above and GRE is mandatory.

For Business Schools, a GMAT score is strongly encouraged.

Entry requirements basically vary from program to program and are different for each university depending on what background the students are applying from, such as the academic boards they study under.

But in some cases, certain tests may be waived or replaced by university entrance tests.

Application Process

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