Why Study in Singapore?
Let’s Look at the Numbers!
- As per QS World University Rankings 2018, 2 Singapore Universities are in the top 20 list – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS).
- Singapore has seven local universities (six public and one private), offering Master’s study opportunities.
- As per QS Best Students Cities Rankings 2018, Singapore is 15th ranked, ahead of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Edinburgh, and Washington DC.
- National University of Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University
- Singapore Management University
- Singapore University of Technology & Design
- Singapore Institute of Technology
- Singapore University of Social Sciences
- Lasalle College of Arts
- James Cook University
Students will find more industry-oriented programs in polytechnics in the form of both diploma and degree programs. The 5 polytechnics in Singapore are:
- Nanyang Polytechnic
- Republic Polytechnic
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic
- Temasek Polytechnic
- Singapore Polytechnic
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Powerful Reasons to Study in Singapore
|Immigrant Friendly Destination
|Strong Employment Prospects
|Top publicly funded universities
|Affordable Tuition and Living Costs; scholarship options
|Attractive Post-Study Work Options
|Extensive Job Opportunities
|State-of-the-art research facilities
|High Standard of Living
|Permanent Residency Opportunities
|Internships, part-time roles, etc.
Popular Fields of Master’s Study
- Information Systems Management
- Computer Science
- Pure and Applied Sciences
- Social Sciences
Program Duration & Cost of Education
|Cost of Education per annum (Tuition Plus Living)
|Usually between 1-2 years
|Tuition Fee: SGD 25,000-50,000 Living Costs: SGD 18,000-24,000
Eligibility Criteria for Master’s Programs
|Strong Academic Credentials
|Standardized Test Scores
|Other Aspects of Profile
|An undergraduate degree (3 or 4 years) from a recognized & accredited institution
IELTS/TOEFL is required
|Strong Academic Profile, projects, internships, papers
Students of the National Universities and Polytechnics can also work part time up to 16 hours weekly. However, this liberty is not given to students of private institutes. After completion of a graduate program, students can apply for a visa extension to look for jobs.
Intake & Application Deadlines
There are two application intakes – January and August. While this biannual intake is prevalent for most Public Universities, Private Universities may have intakes every quarter depending on the program. The application deadlines for January intake falls between October & November and for the August intake between May and July.
Student Visa Terms and Provisions
Documents needed for the visa process are copies of a passport, birth certificate, academic documents, C.V., employment certificates (if applicable) and proof of adequate finances to cover the expenses for at least one year (financial documents can vary between institutes – private or public).
The duration students are permitted to remain in Singapore post a graduate program to search for jobs can range from a few months up to a period of one year.
If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in a country with great international exposure and abundant job opportunities that’s not far from home, consider Singapore and reach out to our representatives for personalised application guidance tailored to your academic and professional profile.