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Why should you study in Singapore?
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Singapore is ranked among the top five student countries in Asia. With 2 universities within the top 40 worldwide, Singapore attracts thousands of international students from around the world to come here for studying and researching due to its good education system, lower tuition fee compared with other Asia countries with numerous scholarship opportunities, multicultural environment and high living standards.
As a perfect place to experience global education, Singapore counts a lot of international students from Europe and Asian countries through exchange programme. Moreover, this countries houses many international campuses of famous universities across the world such as Curtin University of Australia, RMIT and other universities if US, UK. This brings many opportunities to students to understand and explore foreign cultures within Singapore itself.
As we mentioned above, Singapore is one of leading study destinations of Asia. The country has a slew of high ranked universities. And there are 2 universities in this country which are ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. Because of partnering with many associations and prestigious universities across the world, this is not only to put Singapore universities/ colleges ahead of many institutes but also make them truly international universities.
In additional, Singapore is a known hub for management studies and a well- known financial center. There are a numerous companies of the world have created their base in the country. Thus, the demand in this field is very high. So this is a huge opportunities for management students who wishes to seek a good job in Singapore.
Experience the Singaporean campus life
Singapore attracts thousands international students every years, not just for its technology driven education but also for its interesting campus life. This is not just about knowledge inside classroom, it is learning in an environment that promises diversified schools of thought and encourages an active social life. So, whether you are interested in sports, drama or music, the Singapore campus life will accommodate all students’ hobbies.
According to an HSBC report, Singapore is the 2nd most expensive countries for international students. However, no need to worry, because as per the Ministry of Education in Singapore, there are a lot of international students receive some kind of grant. Many universities in Singapore offer a wide range of scholarship for international students. Beside of this, The Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) is an initiative by MOE (Ministry of Education) in Singapore to offer subsidies to students who enrolled for full- time Diploma or bachelor courses in a few listed universities of Singapore. Students will be required to sign a bond under which they have to stay back and work in the country for at least 3 years.
Singapore is one of the countries has high living standard. This is the reason why a lot of international students around the world move to Singapore for studying. In fact, Singapore is regarded as the easiest city to adjust in Asia, specifically for international students. Not just being home to a large number of foreigners, it is also offers a diverse background to students.
Moreover, Singapore has made its name as the garden city of Asia. The initiative started in 1963 involves planting 2,000 trees every year around the city. This also ensures that when international students stay in Singapore, you can enjoy a green and comfortable living environment.
Top Universities in Singapore
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With EMC, we’re very pleasure to help you to identify the best schools and universities for your needs depending on your goals of your life and future career. We will show you how get admissions at your preferred school and how to get a visa to study in Singapore. EMC is always available to assist you. To speed up the process and find out your options quickly, please fill out the EMC Course Assessment Form via the following link. Course Assessment Link
Upon full assessment of your suitability for the admission in school/university and the visa requirement, we will advise you with the total study cost as well as what you need initially. Generally, you will require having a semester fees, living expenses, student health insurance and traveling expense. Once you have full determined to study, work and live Singapore then you will register with EMC without any fees.
Application to school/university
After you fill your school/university applications and provide all the required documents, we will take care of the rest of the process. School will issue an offer letter once you have satisfied their admission criteria. We will promptly advise you of the outcome. You can also visit EMC-CRM where you can see your current application status.
In Singapore, student visa is referred to as Student Pass. You must submit your applications for Student Pass at least one month before your course starts. To apply for the Student Pass, you must submit your application on the Student’s Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system.
All international students except Immigration Exemption Order holders have to apply for the Student Pass, if they want to pursue full-time studies in Singapore’s IHL.
Before this, students need to meet the following requirements.
BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
English Language Skills (IELTS or other acceptable testing system)
- You must satisfy English language proficiency
- Test taken must not be older than two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)(Academic or General)
IELTS test score of:
- 5 or above for direct entry into a course
- 5 with an ELICOS course up to 20 weeks
You must have enough money to pay for your tuition fees, travel and your living expenses for yourself and your dependent family for the duration of your stay in Singapore. Fund should be genuinely available.
You must undergo a health check depending on your personal circumstances, including your country of citizenship, time spent in another country during the last five years. This applies to you and any dependent family members included in your application.
You must provide Police Clearance Certificate from your country of citizen and from other countries where you have lived for 12 months or more within the last 10 years.
Academic Records and History
These are your academics records such as Diploma, Transcripts of Records, and Certificates.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE APPLYING FOR SINGAPORE STUDENT VISA/STUDENT PASS?
Before submitting an application for Student Pass through SOLAR, you must be registered through the registration system by the institutes which you have been offered. When the institute has registered you with SOLAR, you need to fill and submit e-Form 16. You must have the following details before logging into your SOLAR account:
- A registration notification from SOLAR which contains your login username and password provided by IHL.
- Travel documents and passport details.
- Your email address
- One recent passport-sized color photograph
After submitting the e-Form 16, you have to take a printout copy of the form to submit to Student Pass unit – Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). It is one of the important formalities to be completed for issuance of the Singapore Student Pass.
You must assure the immigration department that you will remain in Singapore with a valid Student Pass at all times.
Below are the required documents:
- Your valid passport
- You must carry the departure/arrival card granted on entry into Singapore. If you have been residing in Singapore on other long term passes, you have to bring along that pass as well;
- One recent color passport-sized photograph (taken on white background);
- The printout of e-Form 16 submitted through SOLAR (duly signed by the applicant);
- If your documents are in native language, you must get an official English translation of the documents.
- A copy of the in-principle approval letter; and
- A medical report in the prescribed format (available on ICA’s website).
When you submit the application, make sure the laboratory reports are not more than three months from the issue date. In case you fail to fulfill the medical requirement, you will not be granted the Student Pass.
Generally, the Singapore student visa takes about four weeks to process. However, some applications may take longer if the immigration department requires some additional documents or information from you. In such situations, you will be notified through the SOLAR system.