Known for its status as a leading finance, business and education hub, Singapore is a dream destination. Singapore is a global schoolhouse, which provides excellent education opportunities for local and international students. From preparatory education to university program, Singapore offers diversity and international recognized options in an environment that is conducive and inspiring to education. Singapore offers internationally recognized public school system, which features a unique and effective bilingual policy to excellent local universities.There are above 300 institutions providing education in Singapore which includes 5 Singapore universities, 6 foreign universities, 5 polytechnics, and national and 294 private institutes (approximate number). These institutions have a number of undergraduate, degree programs and doctoral degrees. The curriculum at the higher educational institution has been patterned on a modular system. The undergraduate and graduate programs are multidisciplinary in nature. These programs have been designed according to each student's ability, interest and ambition. Thought the medium of studies is in English, IELTS is not mandatory for international students' admission in many of these institutions.
International students enrolled in public universities and polytechnics as well as foreign institutes of higher learning are allowed to work 16 hours per week part-time during school term and full-time during vacations with prior permission from the Student Liaison/Affairs Office of their respective institute. The International students enrolled in the Private Education Organizations are not allowed to work part time during their course. On the other hand, the student during course of study may search for a full time job and in case, he succeeds in getting a job, his student's pass status changes into employment status. Moreover, he may complete his course as distance study.
At Santa Monica, we can assure you of genuine program information as we associate with many top program providers in Singapore; our experts will assist you to pursue the desired program at any university or college in the country. Spot admissions and scholarship examinations are being organized frequently and meritorious candidates avail admission with minimum cost accordingly.
We offer comprehensive services including the university or college selection, career counselling, travel and finance assistance, application procedures, follow-ups, visa documentation guidance and support, pre-departure briefing, etc. We can also help you for your accommodation arrangements and post landing requirements in coordination with our Associates, the Program Providers, and consultants in Singapore. We maintain a close work relation with most of the leading education institutions in Singapore specially those who offer beneficial programs for international students.
We have a successful track record of recruiting students to Singapore for a long time, and they are even extending possible supports for the relocation of fresh candidates.
Singapore is an exciting city at the heart of Asia as no other city offers a more alluring mix of cutting-edge infrastructure, world-class education system and dynamic cosmopolitan vibe, thanks to a blend of Eastern and Western cultures. Singapore claimed the title of fastest-growing economy in the world, with GDP growth of 14.5% for the year 2010. The Economist Intelligence Unit in its "Quality-Of-Life Index" ranks Singapore as having the best quality of life in Asia and eleventh overall in the world.
Singapore is the world's fourth leading financial centre and a cosmopolitan world city, playing a key role in international trade and finance. The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world.
The cosmopolitan city is also home to more than 7000 multinational corporations, and to more than 90,000 professional expatriates.
Singapore has a long history of immigration. It has a diverse population of close to 5 million people made up of Chinese, Malays, Indians, Asians of various descents, and Caucasians. Due to its diverse population and immigrant background, Singaporean culture has often been described as a mix of cultures – British, Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan. Foreigners also make up 42% of the population in Singapore who work and study here and they play an important role in influencing Singaporean culture. Officially, the Republic of Singapore is an island country off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometers (85 miles) north of the equator, in Southeast Asia. It is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. The currency of Singapore is the Singapore Dollar, represented by the symbol S$ or the ISO abbreviation SGD. The Singapore government recognizes four official languages: English, Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), and Tamil. Unlike neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, English is the main language in Singapore.
Note: The above mentioned about the country Singapore, is only an outline on the subject. Therefore, we recommend referring concerned official websites for detailed and updated information.
The courses offered in Singapore range from Foundation courses to Degree and Masters Programs whose duration ranges from 1 to 3 years. The Tuition fees for the same ranges from 9000SGD to 24000 SGD per year or Rs. 3,78,000 to Rs. 10,08,000. Scholarships of 1000 to 6500 SGD can be availed by meritorious candidates. On an average excluding scholarships (approx)
The total living expense for an International student will be approximately around SGD700 to SGD2000 per month which includes rent, food, transportation, personal expenses and other miscellaneous expenses. This figure is subject to change depending upon the lifestyle of the student, location and the type of accommodation He / She chooses which may vary from the College or University accommodation to renting a flat on one's own.
The above conversion has been done @1SGD = Rs.42 (approx) as on 01-07-2012. Subject to change.