Studying abroad is one of the trends these days, not only because it is fun and opens students to new avenues and cultures, but also because the whole university and student experience are rich in some overseas countries. One of the most preferred places for studying abroad in Singapore or also known as ‘The Lion City’. There are many reasons as to why students now prefer to study in Singapore. This article will explore some of these reasons.
Standard of Education
The most important thing to consider while going abroad to study is the standards of the universities that are available in the country. Singapore houses some of the top-rated universities in the world for higher education.
One of the most important things to note is that these universities in Singapore have direct connections to some of the other top universities in the western part of the world. Not only does this ensure that the standard of education is top-notch, but this will also help the student when it comes to job offers and placements during the final years of studying in Singapore.
Education is Affordable
The second most important thing for a student is the cost of education. There are universities where the students pay a lot of money towards tuition fees in the west. But Singapore is more of an affordable hub for students with the same quality of education that is offered by the colleges in the west.
One of the most important things that students get in Singapore is the gift of subsidized education. Students have the option of serving the Singapore government as an under-graduation student or as a postgraduate student for three years.
Lesser Cost of Living
The cost of living in Singapore is very less when compared to many other countries with good universities. Most universities have in-campus hostels that have all the required facilities for students, including gyms, food parks, libraries and so on. These come at affordable packages and dorm rooms that students can occupy on a sharing basis to reduce the cost.
If students do not like the idea of living on campus, there are a lot of private hostels and private flats that they can stay in. If a student is staying at a university hostel, the cost per month would be about six hundred to seven hundred US dollars.
Another advantage that international students in Singapore have is the presence of part-time jobs. The Government of Singapore allows students who have a student visa to work for 16 hours per week during the term of their course at the university.
These work hour restrictions are completely lifted during the vacation time and the student can work unlimited hours. The restrictions in time allow the student to work as well as study in a proper manner and not let the two become a huge burden.
This facility is available in most of the universities in Singapore and allows the students to earn pocket money to support their expenses and also learn valuable experience in work ethic.
Best International Scholarships in Singapore
Full and Merit SRMC Shine Scholarships for International Students in Singapore, 2019-2020
Applications are open for the SRMC Shine program in Singapore Raffles Music College for international students. Applications are open to students of all nationalities. This program will provide full sponsorship of the course fees (up to $22k/year) and Merit Scholarship: Partial sponsorship of the course fees (up to S$10k/year).
Provided By: Singapore
Raffles Music College
Course: Foundation, Diploma, Undergraduate and graduate program
Award: Full sponsorship
Application Deadline: 1 Aug– 1 Sep
ASEM DUO-Singapore Exchange Scholarship Award
The ASEM DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship is inviting applications awarded by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Each award, valued up to €4,000 will go towards supporting the cost of the student exchange program including expenses such as airfare, accommodation, living expenses, etc.
Provided By: Singapore
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Course: Undergraduate program
Application Deadline: Open
The National University of Singapore Fellowship for International Students, 2019
The National University of Singapore is inviting a number of highly talented students for funded NGS Scholarship (NGSS). In order to eligible for the opportunity, students must be graduates with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in related aspects of science, engineering, computing, and medicine. Students will also receive a full tuition fee subsidy for 4 years and other allowances.
Provided By: National
University of Singapore
Course: Ph.D. program
Award: Full tuition fee, computer allowance, book allowance, and many more
Application Deadline: 15th December
A*Star Graduate Scholarship in Singapore, 2019
A*STAR Research Institute is providing Graduate scholarships to international students. To apply, students must have obtained at least a 2nd upper-class honors degree or equivalent in relevant disciplines. This program will provide full tuition fee, monthly overseas living allowance, and other allowance.
Provided By: A*STAR Research Institute
Course: Graduate program
Award: Full tuition fees and other allowances
Application Deadline: Open
Best Universities in Singapore
|National University of Singapore||57||Up to S$38,200|
|Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts||11||S$15,300–33,900|
|Nanyang Technological University||106||S$15,300–33,900|
|NUS Business School||149||SGD 62,000|
|Singapore Management University||803||Up to S$17,530|
|Singapore Polytechnic||3109||Up to $10,400|
|Singapore University of Technology and Design||1176||Up to S$46,100|
|James Cook University Singapore||340||Up to S$60,348|