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Singapore has become an attractive destination for international students, for several reasons.
Singapore universities rank among the top 20 universities in global rankings like QS. It is a world leader in the areas of research and innovation. Rated high on safety, the study cost is significantly lower than other countries while the education is at par. What’s more, a flight to Singapore is much cheaper than one to the UK or to the US.
Integrating global knowledge
Singapore, an island nation, is an important hub with satellite campuses of international universities like INSEAD, SP Jain Centre of Management and SIM University. Strong international relations helped the country to collaborate with top international universities across the globe. The recent tie-ups include Singapore University of Technology and Design’s partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, and Zhejiang University, China; Singapore-MIT Alliance; Singapore-Stanford Partnership (SSP); Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management; Singapore-University of Washington Alliance in Bioengineering and Financial Engineering with Carnegie Mellon University; and Yale-NUS College.
Programmes and cost
International students come to Singapore to pursue engineering, management, IT and tourism programmes, and the UG degrees cost between SGD 25,000 to SGD 30,000 per annum, while meritorious international students receiving grants could pay as little as SGD 11,000 per year. The estimated monthly cost of living is about SGD 700–900. Typically, the programme duration for Bachelor’s is three years, Master’s is two and dual/ integrated programmes range between four and five years.
Foreign students can pick tuition-waiver exchange programmes offered in Singapore’s public universities such as National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) or Singapore Management University (SMU).