In the past decade, Singapore has emerged as the education hub of Southeast Asia. More than sixteen leading universities from around the world have established their centres for excellence and research in Singapore. Studying in Singapore can be an opportunity for overseas students to benefit from a rich education system, made richer through its collaboration with renowned international universities. Furthermore, Singapore is a business hub that offers lucrative employment opportunities for students once they have completed their course. Here are some reasons why you should consider studying in Singapore.

Singapore has a developed infrastructure, peaceful culture and a high standard of living.

Singapore offers a cosmopolitan culture that welcomes people from all ethnicities and races.

The cost of living in Singapore is lower than other study destinations around the world.

Tuition fees in universities in Singapore are affordable compared to other destinations.

Singapore also has distinguished private educational institutions that offer high-quality education.


  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
  • Singapore Institute of Management.
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)


Europe offers some of the best opportunities for higher education in several fields. Here are some of the disciplines that international students usually opt for in Europe.

Computer Science

Computer Science Courses

Cyber security and ethical hacking are some of the dynamic computer science courses offered by universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You can also opt for computer science as a branch of engineering.

Information Technology

Information Technology Courses

Many universities in Singapore conduct undergraduate and postgraduate courses to study information and communication technology. The course content is relevant to the industry and up-to-date with technological changes.



Many overseas students go to Singapore to study law due to the lucrative job opportunities around the world, available to well-qualified lawyers from Singapore. Law firms from Malaysia, Canada, Australia, UK and USA recruit fresh graduates from Singapore. One of the most prestigious courses in law in Singapore is offered by the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.



As a technologically advanced country, Singapore offers a wide variety of engineering courses to international students. Some of the most popular branches include: electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and bioengineering.

Finance & Banking

Finance & Banking

As a commercial hub in Southeast Asia, Singapore also offers a plethora of banking & finance courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.


In Singapore, the term ‘Visa’ is referred to as ‘Pass’. Therefore, you need a Singapore Student Pass to study in Singapore. The Singapore Government has an online visa application system for students called the Student’s Pass Online Application & Registration (SOLAR) system. The processing time for a Singapore Student Pass is one month, and students are required to apply well in advance. You need to provide.

Proof of enrollment in an academic programme in a Singaporean educational institution
Evidence of financial capability to pay the course fee


The cost of education will vary according to the university you apply to and the course you are planning to pursue. In general, Singapore has a lower cost of education as compared to study destinations in Europe or the Americas. Here is an approximate annual fee for studying in Singapore.

Undergraduate Courses: 24000 to 38000 SGD per year Postgraduate Courses: 16000 to 35000 SGD per year


Singapore is popular for its high standard of living but at affordable costs. Including accommodation, travelling expenses, food, utilities, clothing, telecommunications, books, medical and other expenses, you will spend approximately 2000 SGD per month on living expenses in Singapore.

Singaporean Universities offer residence halls, private hostels, home-stays, public and private apartments for students to live in. Before arriving in Singapore, you can contact the international students department who will help you find suitable temporary accommodation.


Some universities in Singapore such as the National University of Singapore offer health insurance to students to cover for emergency and non-emergency medical expenses. For other universities, it is advisable to take medical insurance before travelling to Singapore to help avoid excessive expenditure in case of an unforeseen medical problem.