Education System in Singapore
As a world leader in research and innovation, Singapore stands as a premier education hub with its world class universities offering international students quality education at an affordable cost. In 2016, QS ranked Singapore in the sixth place on the list of top cities for students. The criteria for rankings were based on universities, cost of living, the standard of living, job opportunities and student lifestyle compatibility. Singapore has a range of top quality public and private institutions catering to the academic needs of the students across various countries and different backgrounds. The Universities rank amongst the top 100 Universities in the world.
For bachelors programmes – from 3 to 4 years. Many private and foreign leading universities also offer fast-track degree programmes that last nearly 2 or 2.5 years. But ideally 3 or 4 years of degree programmes is recommended for any student because they are more suited for industries. For masters programmes – from 1/1.5 to 2 years.
A minimum TOEFL score of 85 is required for the internet-based test (with a minimum of 22 for the writing section), while a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required.
Popular courses offered by Singapore universities: MBA/ Business/ Management; IT/ Computing; Engineering & Science; Tourism/ travel/ hotel management; Creative Arts/ Design Courses; Architecture; Medicine.
The cost of studying and living in Singapore might vary, depending on students’ living standards. The average tuition fee is SGD 10,000–35,000 per year, for both bachelors and masters students. And the living expenses could be nearly SGD 10,000–12,000 per year, for international students.