Known as a city-state, Singapore is in fact one main island amongst a cluster of 63 islets. The city is also now expanding with a lot land being reclaimed from the sea.

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Discover Singapore

Located just under the southern tip of the Malay peninsula with Indonesia’s Riau islands to its south and Malaysia to its north, Singapore beckons bright students to its world-class universities due to its reputation for modern education practices and spectacular setting.

Singapore is a vibrant city with clean roads, high-rise buildings and lots of green spaces. Going by several nicknames, such as the Little Red Dot and the Switzerland of Asia for its neutrality on regional and international issues, it has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures ranging from 25-35℃.

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starts in August and lasts till December



6 Autonomous and 8 Overseas univerisities

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USD 14500 to USD 35000 depending on the college and the course selected

Average Tution Fees


About USD 8000 per year

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Top Universities

  • Lasalle College of the Arts
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Raffles College of Higher Education
  • Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
  • PSB Academy


  • Business Administration
  • Health and Medicine
  • Law
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Creative Arts and Mass Communication
  • Cybersecurity
  • Media and animation
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Sports science and medicine
  • Business Analytics and Digital Economy

Why study in Singapore

Ranked as the third safest city in the world, Singapore’s multicultural influences offer you the best of both the west and the east, helping you feel at home wherever you come from.

  • Singapore is rated as one of the top 10 safest countries in the world

  • Its 2 leading universities are ranked in the world’s top 15

  • Singapore is ranked 15th in the QS Best Student Cities 2018

Student Life in Singapore

Student Life

The universities in Singapore are welcoming and have good programmes in place to ensure international students settle in well. For example, some conduct orientation programmes for international students, providing opportunities for students to mix and mingle with others and make friends. Senior students will help to guide first year students, helping them to settle into the student community. Campus life also feature other extra-curricular activities to encourage students to pursue their other areas of interest.

Campuses also offer a number of facilities such as a library, reading rooms and counseling sessions to help you make the most of your student life in Singapore.

Tuition Fees

Cost of Living

Student’s will typically require around £10-12,000 per year to pay for accommodation and living costs, with students in London paying significantly more than this.

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Work and study in the Singapore

Working alongside studying for your degree is a great way to support yourself as well as expanding and challenging your language skills.

Before starting any form of employment, it’s important to check that you are eligible to work in the UK. You should be able to find this information in your passport or biometric residence permit, but in general, if you are a Tier 4 student sponsored by a higher education institute for a full-time course, you can work during your studies.

If you are studying at degree level, you will be able to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during term-time. During the holidays you can work full-time.

With the UK working to attract more international students each year, measures are currently being put in place to enable local businesses to provide more employment opportunities to students studying in the UK.

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Entry Requirements

Requirements for Undergraduate Level

Requirements for Undergraduate Level Good (minimum required) SAT score Good TOEFL or IELTS score

Requirements for Graduate Level

A good degree GRE, GMAT IELTS or TOEFL

Language Requirements

Shortlist each university will have their own requirements of specific language tests and scores, you will also need to meet the minimum requirement of the Border Agency in order to secure your student visa if you need one

  • IELTS Bands over 6.5
  • TOEFL (Paper Based) 550
  • TOEFL (Computer Based) 213
  • TOEFL (Internet Based) 79-80
Singapore Scholarships


It might be a relief to know that there are hundreds of scholarships and bursaries available to international students who want to study in the UK. As well as key schemes run by the UK government, individual universities also have their own scholarships and bursaries, so it’s well worth doing your research to check whether you’re eligible to apply.


A student pass and the accompanying visa are a must for any international student. You must apply well in advance to ensure you have your visa in place before you make travel arrangements..

Singapore student visa requirements

  • A letter of admission
  • A valid Passport which should be valid for at least three months longer than your period of study in Singapore. If it is a three-year course, your passport should be valid for at least three and a half years.
  • A receipt for payment of your application fee.
  • A letter of admission to your course from the college or university.
  • Two-passport sized photographs
  • Necessary bank documents showing funds available for study
  • If you are funding your studies with a bank loan, you must submit a sanction letter from the bank
  • All the required academic documents such as transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other certificates
  • Test Scores such GRE, GMAT, IELTS or TOEFL.

Scholarships or Bursaries

If you want to talk to someone about what the best scholarships or bursaries may be for you, chat to one of our educational experts now.

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