Benefits of studying in Singapore
Singapore degrees are recognized world wide. The reasons that make Singapore a preferred study destination:
- Multi religious nation
- Stable Economy
- Infrastructure and Accessibility
- A Multicultural Nation with a High Quality of Life
- A Vibrant City Lifestyle
- The cost of living is comparatively lower than that of other countries.
- World class education at an economical price – cost of education also being comparatively lower than that of other countries.
Part time work during studies
International students are normally not permitted to work part time during their studies unless the college offers them an internship. This is quite common in Singapore institutions. Please contact Espire Educations for details.
Students studying in National Universities and Government owned Polytechnics are allowed to work part time up to a maximum of 16 hours per week.
Work opportunities after studies
More than 7000 MNCs along with 100,000 small & medium companies have set up their base in Singapore. Thus Singapore offers limitless career and networking possibilities to the students studying there. Singapore enjoys a very high employment rate.
“With the rise in job vacancies and low unemployment, the seasonally adjusted ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons hit a decade-high with 138p job openings for every 100 job seekers in Dec 07” – taken from Ministry of Manpower, Singapore website Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate International Students in Singapore to be considered for an Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) by Ministry of Manpower Singapore (MOM), they must possess selected university qualifications.
The Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) allows foreigners to stay in Singapore for up to one year to facilitate their job search in Singapore. Successful EPEC applicants are required to apply for a one-year Visit Pass from the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) to allow them to stay in Singapore for 1 more year. EPEC or 1 Year Visit Pass does not allow or certify the holder to work in Singapore. Once candidate secures an employment, the employer is required to submit an Employment Pass application to the Work Pass Division for consideration. Candidate can only start working after the Employment Pass application has been approved. EPEC is issued on a one-time basis and is non-renewable.
For more details, contact Espire Education.
Finance to support education
Genuine Intentions to Study in Singapore
While making the Singapore student visa application, the total expenses for the first year of qualification plus plan for following year/s of study has to be shown which includes tuition fees & living expenses for course duration. These funds can be shown only in liquid forms.
Visa processing time for visa varies from 4- 6 working weeks. Downloads:
- Visa Forms
Not mandatory however certain request for official English score of IELTS/ TOEFL.
Under Graduate Studies Universities: 13,000.00 – 18,000.00 SNG$ per year
Colleges: 10,000.00 – 15,000.00 SNG$ per year Post Graduate Studies Universities: 15,000 .00 – 22, 000.00 SNG$ per year
Colleges: 12, 000.00 – 18,000.00 SNG$ per year
- Most of the universities in Singapore admit international students from countries like India, Malaysia, Nepal and Hong Kong etc.
- Students must have completed at least twelve years of education before applying for under graduate courses at Singapore universities.
- Applications for admissions are available from October the preceding year to March.
- Though SAT scores are not required for international students, mentioning the scores help gain entry easily.
Singapore is a home to millions of Chinese, Malaysian, Indian and Eurasian people. The country has a multiracial society with current population of about 4.5 million which the Government plans to increase to 6.5 millions. Home to the busiest port in the world and the 3rd largest financial trading hub Singapore has been ranked as the most preferred destination in terms of quality of living,.
Singapore has been ranked as the most preferred destination by Asian expatriates in terms of quality of living.
A tropical rainforest climate, also known as an equatorial climate, is a type of tropical climate in which there is no dry season. Tropical rainforest climates have no pronounced summer or winter; it is hot and wet throughout the year and rainfall is heavy and falls throughout the afternoon frequently.
Average daily temperatures are at around 27°C throughout the year. Extensive cloud cover and heavy rainfall prevent diurnal temperatures from rising much over 33°C.
Rainfall is heavy and is usually convectional.
Transport within Singapore is mainly land-based. Almost all parts of Singapore are accessible by road, including islands such as Sentosa and Jurong Island. The other major form of transportation within Singapore is rail: the Mass Rapid Transit which runs the length and width of Singapore, and the Light Rail Transit which runs within a few neighbourhoods. The main island of Singapore is connected to the other islands by ferryboat services.
In Singapore, cars and other vehicles drive on the left side of the road, as in neighbouring Malaysia.
CURRENCY: Singapore dollar ($) (SGD)
LANGUAGE: Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), Tamil and English
TIME DIFFERENCE: 2 hours 30 minutes ahead of IST
CALLING CODE: +65