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Student Guide to Singapore

Student Guide to Singapore

All you need to know before studying in Singapore – the education system, the visa regime and the process of Indians living in Singapore, after studying the options and much more.

1. About the country

Education System

Singapore has four national universities. Then there are polytechnics that offer to get higher education through the diploma, which are practical courses with a lot of group work. Diplomas are offered in the field of tourism, biotechnology, digital media, engineering, business studies, mass communications, accounting and hotel management. The five polytechnics in Singapore are Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

For foreign students, the statement of Indian Standard notes 12 acts as a qualifier for entry into undergraduate courses, if the CBSE, MMSE or the Council of State. Admission is based on academic performance and competition among all eligible candidates. In addition to fulfilling the admission requirements for the category of foreign students, Indian students are also required to comply with the substantive requirements for the courses they requested. For example, if you are looking for business administration admission, you have to pass the math in your 12th standard or another higher level. Or, if you plan on civil engineering, you must pass the mathematics, physics and chemistry to at least the school level. *

* These requirements are different for each institution. Some Polytechnic can not have these requirements then that universities can have them. Please check with the institution of your choice before applying.

College Fit: At the level of higher education, students have a wide range of choices when they choose a college or university. Although there are organizations trying to place colleges and universities in the ranking order, the concept of “fit” is also important. * GPA of admitted students is very important, but large companies offered, location, number of students, and the campus culture are all factors in the decision of potential students.

* Average is the average of the notes. It is the average of all scores.

Top Destinations students: Top universities in Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Management University (SMU) in order random.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, Information Technology, Management, Finance / Accounting and engineering the most popular courses for Indian students in Singapore.

Security in Singapore: Singapore has a well deserved reputation as a safe and relatively crime free. Major crimes like murder and rape are treated seriously and promptly. The government is also aware that extremism originating from religion or race has no place in Singapore and it will not hesitate to take action against any extremist or terrorist groups or individuals.

Weather: The weather in Singapore is hot and humid, ranging from an average of 31 ° C during the day and 24 ° C at night. It rains throughout the year, with heavy rain during the rainy season, which lasts from November to January.

The image of life tips

Singapore is a multicultural society, where Malay, Chinese and Indian traditions coexist with Western cosmopolitan perspective. According to the Asian cultural norms, the elderly are treated with respect. At present, however, the wealth and status are considered more important than age differences. Social superiority or formality of the feeding process and respect. Singaporeans claim they are an egalitarian society that Western countries, but they have a strong hierarchical relationships such as those between parents and children, teachers and students as well as employers and workers.

Indians living in Singapore

There were about 351,700 Indian immigrants living in Singapore in 2013, they account for 9 percent of the population.

2. Student Life


First, you must decide if you want to live in university housing or managed a private owner. Selecting the university managed accommodation can also give you an option catering or self-catering. Catered offers the benefits of your meals prepared for you and the certainty of food costs.

If you have an idea of what you prefer, the placement office of your university will be able to tell you that the accommodation they have – so it’s a place to start. If you plan to rent from a private owner or if the chosen university can not offer you anything in their own office in the residential installation housing should be able to provide a list of private property and owners of the region.

Wherever you decide to live, you must make sure you know their contractual rights and obligations. In most cases, you will be asked to sign a lease, you must read carefully before signing.


Orientation week is mandatory for international students, so you want to be sure you arrive before it starts. This is the time when you enter the university and its services, as well as enroll in your classes. It is important that you read your guide, which is available at the college. The guide explains each part of the admissions process.


With sports facilities, colleges offer extracurricular activities, which are able to offer students a wide range of experience – intellectual, cultural and relaxation. Music, theater, science and literary societies are offered in all colleges, and there will be public education opportunities, and other leisure activities. Go to the theater and concerts, in places related to training courses, such as art galleries and museums, religious centers and historical sites, research the company and the projects are part of college life.

3. Admission Process

They vary between programs and research levels. For each course, Indian students will be required to meet the minimum requirements of the English language. In addition, the minimum required academic ratio of 70% or more in class XII, when seeking admission to a state university. For institutions and private polytechnics, students, got less than 60% can also get admission. The student must have completed 18 years before joining the curriculum.

It is important to note that these figures are indicative, the actual figures may differ from university to university.

The following documents must be submitted:

• Certified copies of the mark sheets of standard X, XII, and a BA (if applicable)
• At least two academic letters of recommendation from teachers who have taught in recent years.
• If you have work experience, two letters of recommendation (LOR) of the employer / manager who knows you well and can comment on your professional skills
• Statement of Intent (SOP)
• proceed
• reports photocopied score GMAT / IELTS / TOEFL
• Portfolio (in the case of students applying and design art classes and architectural programs)
• Other (Certificates / achievements at the state and national levels, and extra-curricular activities)
• Proof of funds


Most colleges in Singapore accept online applications. You will need to visit the website of each college to apply. In most cases, you will create an account on the college website to provide basic information, submit the digital version of your documents, and pay the registration fee. You will be informed about the application process and steps to that account. Please check the website of your choice to know the college application process.

Registration fee: All colleges require that you pay a registration fee when applying. The amount of compensation varies depending on the college and of course apply, so check with individual colleges on their entry fee.

Steps: The steps common to the application are:

• Search for colleges and courses
• Contact the school websites and visit for information
• Refine your list of schools
• Take the entrance exams like GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS
• Write SOPs and ask when
• Apply to colleges that match your interests
• There are video interviews for college you list
• If adopted, apply for a student visa

SOP: Statement of purpose (SOP) is your introduction to the college admission and officials. It is always written in first person and describes the reason for the application to a particular college. It is necessary to focus on why you are perfect for the college and the college why you should take. The writing style is different from the casual, but it is important to remember that it should reflect your personality.

Test: The test shall be presented to the participant. The test is an important part of the admission process at the university. Students may be required to write one or two trials, with some additional tests too. Common topics include career aspirations, strengths and weaknesses, skills, experience and the reasons for a particular school.

LOR: Letter of recommendation (LOR) is a reference to a letter written by a third party, describing the qualities, characteristics and abilities of future students to recommend it to the university in terms of the ability of that person to perform a task or a specific function. A third party may be a teacher, supervisor, etc.

Input seasons

The Government of Singapore universities usually two steps, namely, August and February, with private institutions offer several taken in January, February, July, August, September and October. Inlet season for polytechnics, usually in April and September. You must start the receiving process in approximately six months before the registration deadline. Generally, the public confessions applications in October. You have to do with language and aptitude tests for three months before the expiry date if indicated otherwise. The last three months should focus on the application form correctly.


Language Examinations

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson English (PTE) all standard language tests which are necessary in order to qualify for admission to university. They follow different formats, structure, and bands of the result. These tests are all different in different ways, but many institutions have asked any results. So the student to decide what should appear in the examination.

Repeat examinations: IELTS can be taken an unlimited number of times. TOEFL can be repeated as many times as desired, but can not be done more than once during the period of 12 days. Even with PTE, it can be taken as many times as necessary. You must wait for your results before you book your next test.

Fees: Rs 9300 for these exams IELTS, TOEFL to Rs 10,000 and Rs 9350 for PTE.

Application time: Ideally, if you are targeting consumption in January, you should go for these exams by June, so that you can apply in the first period. Universities will you use to talk about what kind of results they will take the exam. But if given the choice to go to one of them, the choice is yours. The time required to prepare for the IELTS / TOEFL / PTE depend on the existing English language. You may need two to four months of preparation before the exam date.

Needs Assessment: For undergraduate courses, you would have to score at least IELTS 6.5 and 80 in the case of TOEFL.In graduates, you have to score 7.5 in IELTS and TOEFL 90.

General exams

GMAT – Management Aptitude Test graduate used to measure the ability of a potential MBA aspirant to keep higher education in business or management. It measures math, English, and students’ reasoning skills.

GRE – The Graduate Record Examination is another test to take students applying for graduate schools to pursue MA or MS. Increasingly, many business schools also accept GRE scores for admission in order to provide for the MBA.

Repetition and payment: You can give an unlimited number of GMAT subject to five times a year, and a 30-day interval between the two tests. Cost Rs 16,000 GMAT and GRE Rs 12,000.

The average results: average GMAT score received by universities is 520 and above 600 for the best colleges. GRE Verbal average 145, 160 for the quantitative and 4.0 for writing.

It is important to note that these figures are indicative, the actual figures may differ from university to university.

5. Cost of living

The cost of living is largely dependent on what part of Singapore you live with it, as you communicate. Some of life’s basic elements as an international student in Singapore:

• rental housing (on campus or off campus)
• Food and food processing
• Utilities such as energy, water, gas, internet
• Phone bills
• Text and reference
• The cost of tickets for a trip to India
• Other items that may vary from person to person would be:
• dinning out
• Travel and Leisure
• car rental and car insurance
• Connecting Cable TV
• school fees

Tuition varies by different universities, courses and the city. The cost of training in Singapore in a bachelor can be up to S $ 12,000 to S $ 15,000 per year for students of the course. And if you plan to apply to higher education, the cost would be about S $ 17,000 to S $ 25,000 per year.

Living expenses

The international student in Singapore spends on average about S $ 750 to S $ 2,000 per month for living expenses. This amount varies depending on the individual lifestyle. These estimated costs below gives a rough indication of the basic monthly charge for international students in Singapore.

Item Cost Per Month (Singapore Dollars)
Accommodation rent $200 – $1,500
Utilities $50 – $80
Three meals a day $300 – $450
Public Transport $20 – $100
Mobile phone bills $30- $80
Books & Stationery $30 – $100
Personal expenses $100 – $200


The benefits and costs based on the need for an exemption granted to foreign students. Candidates with strong academics, good performance, we standardized exams and extracurricular achievements will be eligible for scholarships and financial aid. In order to exploit the opportunities of the thesis must be done safely send all required documents within specified deadlines. In addition, the presentation of the Application Is important because it is judged by a painting.

Required documents: documents, in general, the need for the implementation of the scholarship are as follows, although requirements may vary:

• academic records and photocopies
• A recent CV
• LOI, who serves as the cover page
• certificate of proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
• letters of recommendation


Student Selection Criteria: The first thing you need to know if you qualify for a loan or not. general criteria followed by all banks Eligibility –

• You shoulds be a citizen of India
• You must have a strong academic performance
• You should apply for admission to professional, technical or –Raznoe during research. Most banks maintain que le chosen race should be facing work
• You must be secured admission to a foreign university institute
• You must be over the age of 18, or your family can enjoy credit

safe Eligibility: You can not get credit for each race. This kind of races that qualify for a loan for education.

Graduation: oriented professional or technical course work in renowned universities OFFERED

For postdoctoral: MCA, MBA and diploma aussi

These races may be foreign universities or establishments approved by the government of the central state and

Loan amount: If your total amount is Rs 10 lakh, the bank may offer to give credit in the amount of 80% of the amount, and you will have to put in the remaining 20%. This is called the size of the margin has expired. The maximum loan for study abroad is about 20 rupees general banking lakh. If the amount of tuition fees of Rs 30 crore to be, you can control the balance of the funds themselves. Some banks charge for treatment, while others do not. Whether a fixed amount or a percentage of the total loan amount. So if the burden of bank percent processing fee, it will be extra to have it, you can cover.

Documents required: Do you must provide an acceptance letter from the University of already think that you have chosen for the race and the payment schedule. You will also need to show a sign of the last sheet of the qualifying examination to show their performance.

All banks have different requirements for documentation, you must confirm with the bank first.

Repayment: The repayment starts only after the partner for the period of the race. If the student gets used in the year following the end of the race in time to immediately begin the partner repayment after a month of work.

If you do not provide a job for one year after the end of the race, then starts a refund no matter whether you are working. The loan must be repaid, usually within 5-7 years after the onset of maturity. If a student is not reliable in the full stroke in the time or the extension of the deadline for completion of the planned route, he may be allowed for up to two years. Generally, you will receive up to a maximum of 10 years to repay the loan.

6. Visa (Pass the student)

New applications for student passes must be submitted at least one month and not more than two months before the start of the race. Applications submitted must be through and recording system (solar) Application On-Line Student Col.

After the documentation necessary to achieving the objectives:

valid passport – Your passport must be valid for at least three months after your stay in Singapore period.
Completed forms for a student visa – Form & Form 16 ICA V36
Registration fee payment receipt, you must pay $ 30 S Who rough translation of Rs 1500. S issue costs $ 60 (Rs 3,000) to be paid once the Student Pass is approved and published.
The offer of the place – You must sign in to an offer on the place of the Institute / University of Singapore. Forms are generally issued a partner after being trained on board.
• Two passport size photographs (if applicable)

NOTE: Additional documentation may be required. In a personal interview, additional documentation may be requested by the investigator. They may be essential to demonstrate evidence of academic or financial status –

• Transcripts, diplomas or certificates from the school you are attending
• The test results, which required your college, such as TOEFL, GRE, GMAT or
• How will you pay all education, housing costs and transport
• The post-search process Visa
• After the graduation program, foreign students can request a visit from one year to go to the ICA (Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore), if they want to search for job opportunities in Singapore. This can be done online through e VP.

Work Permit

You can work part time up to 16 hours per week. Allowded work not required for those who want to work during the holidays because they can work full time without any visa restrictions.

Visa for wife

The wife and children of full-time students can receive graduateresearch to the sponsorship of the university to pass a social visit, to stay in Singapore. Graduate students receive shoulds their spouses and children to apply for a visa at the Embassy of Singapore. When the spouse and the children arrived in Singapore, they will receive a 4 week social visit pass at the airport.

7. Check the list before leaving
• Student Singapore Guide
• Before leaving the list
• flight Reservations
• Organize accommodation in Singapore
• To arrange a shuttle service to / from the airport at home in Singapore
• Organize your banking – Consider buying travelers checks
• Baggage restrictions and customs
• Delete all records from your school house

Get your documents in order and make photocopies for storing your luggage and keep at home, including:

• passport
• flights
• Travel insurance certificate
• acceptance letter to the school
• Key addresses and telephone numbers
• bank statement showing proof of funds
• All receipts for drugs that you wear
• checks, if any traveler
• Medical and vaccination records
• history and academic transcripts

8. Once you land

Homesickness: Homesickness is a foreseeable problem facing the majority of students at a given point. This may happen sooner or later. Tosca takes place. Be patient. Give it at least two weeks. If you feel sad, to explain what is going on with your friends. Do not hide in his room; if you do, it will only get worse nostalgia. Find your staff counselor with whom you can talk about nostalgia or other problems. Tosca could be worse, often long house calls. Most students feel worse Homesick country after call home before they picked up the phone. Try to limit yourself to a single call home each week. The sooner you incorporate in the university experience, the faster your nostalgia card.
Shopping in Singapore Shopping malls like ION Orchard, VivoCity and Singapore Jurong point in a box for all your daily needs. Be careful that all your purchases billed correctly and that you keep the account with you at all times.

Learn basic cooking: Cooking for yourself will help you save money. Indian food is expensive in Singapore. It will also satisfy your desire to eat “food” in nostalgia for the times. You can easily find many shops that sell ingredients used in Indian cooking.

Every great city, and provides various modes of transportation in common, such as buses, taxis and trains. You can rely on the private car for transport. Even with the rising cost of gasoline, passenger cars are the most economical mode of transportation practice, because you get a lot of flexibility and freedom with your car. You can travel where and when you want and not have to depend on public transport timetables. However, before you buy your own car, you will need to use public transport or ask friends for a ride.

Staying in the student’s neck: At the end of their training program, foreign students can request a visit ICA passes a year if they want to seek employment in Singapore. This can be done electronically by e-VP.

9. Study Post Options
Work visa

In Singapore, if you accept a job offer before completing their training, the employer must apply on your behalf for the passage of the job. If you do not provide a job to complete the course, you can request an “approval of a work visa in principle”, which allows you to stay for a limited time, looking for work at the same time.

Classes are held valid only for a few years (three to five years). work-related visas that you do, as long as you are an employer paid employment work visa is valid.

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