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A cosmopolitan setting with an Indian touch
Just a five-hour flight from India, Singapore offers high quality education in a multi-cultural environment

The country’s USP
As an education destination, Singapore score offering world-class education in a cosmopolitan yet Asian setting. Noted institutes like France’s INSEAD and the Chicago Graduate School of Business operate in Singapore as well. In addition, local universities, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University are well recognized in the Asia Pacific.  Singapore’s thriving economy, high quality of education as well as excellent entertainment options maked it an ideal choice for Indian students to pursue their studies in.

Hot for what?
Most Indian students go for subjects such as Business management, engineering, Bioscience and Hospitality. Arts and design courses are also gaining popularity among pupils.

Top institutes
Singapore Tourism Board says that it does not have India-specific enrolment figures of Singaporean institutes.

Semester commences
The academic year generally commences in July/august at public universities. Semesters vary for different universities / institutes; term over the long vacation courses for credit.

Tuition fees
For students who receive a Singapore Ministry of Education tuition grant, the fees are pegged at SG $2,000 (Rs 53,256) for diploma programmes and SG $6,720-7,700 (Rs 1,78,941 – Rs 2,05,037) a year for non-lab-based under-graduate programmer is about SG $17,820 (rs 4,74,514) a year. Post-graduate programme fees range from SG $ 4,730 (Rs 1,25,951) to SG $ 25,000 (Rs 6,65,705). MBA programmes cost from SG $12,000 (Rs 3,19,538) to SG $81,000 (Rs 21,56,760) per annum.

Cost of living
Housing and living expenses depend on requirement, ranging from SG $ 750-2000 (Rs 19,696 – Rs 53,251) a month which includes accommodation, food, telecommunications and other utilities.

Scholarships / grants
The Ministry of education Tuition Grant is applicable to UG students at universities and to diploma students at polytechnics. Meaning international students can study at “highly subsidized” rates, which come to 65 to 80 per cent of the full tuition fees.

Student visa
Those aspiring to study full-time in Singapore need to apply for a student’s pass and visa (if applicable) from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Applicant who require a visa must submit their student’s pass applications at least two months before their programme starts.

Part-time jobs
Full time undergraduates at polytechnics and universities are allowed to work part time for up to 16 hours a week during school terms. However, they need to take permission from the institute’s students liaison office. During vacations, they are permitted to work full time as Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower has exempted them from applying for work permits.

How to apply
Apply directly to the educational institution. Local universities accept online applications; some will however, want to interview you or give you a placement test. Upon acceptance, you will be sent a letter of offer. Sign the acceptance form and return it before the closing date.

When to apply
Being in Class XII for admission to the next year’s academic session. You must avoid submitting applications in a rush close to the deadline.

Application processing time
The offer latter generally comes in June for the session beginning in August.

Application docket
The application docket contents vary from one institute to another. You may also be asked to produce General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), TOEFL or IELTS scores.

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