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Singapore is considered to be one of the leading educational nations in Asia. It offers the best quality of life in Asia and 6th best in the world. Singapore has a very good system of public transport in place. The country has a GDP of $296.642 billion. It has the 3rd highest GDP per capita in the world making it ideal location to work after studying.

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  • Strong economy which leads to better job prospects

  • Collaboration with global universities can give students opportunities to experience rich education

  • Multi-cultural and diverse nation to explore different culture

  • Education is supported by latest technology which makes the education cutting edge

  • Students after completing their course can join workforce in Singapore in accordance to rules

  • Education is cheaper than UK, USA and Australia

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  • Agriculture & Forestry 

  • Applied Sciences & Professions 

  • Arts, Design & Architecture 

  • Business & Management 

  • Computer Science & IT 

  • Education & Training 

  • Engineering & Technology 

  • Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences 

  • Hospitality, Leisure & Sports 

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Higher Education in Singapore is managed and administered by the Ministry of Education (MoE). After completion of 12 years of school education or equivalent students proceed to pursue college programme. Polytechnics have the intention of educating middle-level professionals in technical and economic fields with the program ending with an advanced diploma. Universities in Singapore offer a multitude of degree and professional programs. Singapore consists of four autonomous universities and one private university.  At the University level studies one can attain the following qualifications:

University Level First Stage: Bachelor's Degree

Admission to first degree courses is on the basis of Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level, Polytechnic results or other examinations of equivalent standing. 

Duration: 3 to 5 years, depending on the subject.  A bachelor degree in Dentistry, Law, Engineering, Real Estate, Architecture and Music is of four years, while Medicine requires five years of study.

University Level Second Stage: Postgraduate Degree

Candidates for a Master's by research must hold Honors degree and submit a dissertation. The minimum entrance qualification for a Master's by coursework and dissertation is a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

Duration: 1 to 2 years

Completed following: Bachelor’s degree

University Level Third Stage: Doctoral Degree

The Doctorate in Business needs a combination of coursework and dissertation. The Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Science is granted on the basis of published work.

Duration: 2 to 5 years

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It costs approximately SGD 8,000 to SGD 9,000 per year to study in a public university. However, this is the subsidized price. It costs around SGD 10,000 or more for non-subsidized and non-Singaporean students. Some programs in the universities are subsidized by the government as well.

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There are various intakes available at universities in Singapore. The popular universities like National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore Management University (SMU) have two intakes for postgraduates, i.e., August and January. On the other hand, undergraduate students have a single intake period i.e. August.
Other private institutes have intakes every quarter. This makes it easier for students to apply at those universities as they will not miss out any deadlines.

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In accordance with the Immigration Regulations, foreign students who wish to study in a Government/ Government-aided or Independent School are required to obtain a “Student Pass,” unless the student is in possession of one of the following:

  • Dependent’s Pass

  • Immigration Exemption Order (IEO)

 To apply for a Student Pass, you must be accepted into an approved full-time course in Singapore. Your counselor will help you to collect required documents to submit for visa. They will also update you about the status of your visa. 

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