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Singapore is known as one of the fastest country in their growth rate. As the center for business purpose, economic and education, Singapore’s quality of education is unquestionable. With the vast application of English make everything easier for international students to socialize and learning about Singapore culture.

About Singapore

Singapore’s territory consists of one main island and the 63 surrounding islets. Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore has grown into an important centre for trade, communications and tourism. It has been Southeast Asia most modern city for over a century.

Singapore is a cultural pot; blending Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures in one place. Almost one-quarter of its population are expatriates from all over the world.

Singapore's Map


 Time Zone

The Time Zone in Singapore is:

  • Singapore Standard Time (SST): GMT +08:00 or WIB +01:00

Education System

Lacking any noteworthy natural resources, Singapore takes education very seriously. The country’s two main public universities: the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University are ranked among the top 13 in the world.

Higher education in Singapore consists of four categories: A two-year course at junior colleges, three-year course at centralized institutes, polytechnics and universities.

Junior College

Junior Colleges will prepare the students for entry to university. At first, it was designed to offer an accelerated alternative to the traditional 3-year program, but recently the 2-year program has become the norm for students to pursue university education.

After finishing the 2-year program of Junior College, the students will receive GCE ‘A’ Level and able to continue their study to the first year of university in Singapore.

Centralised Institute

Centralised Institute is another pre-university institution in Singapore. It provides a 3-year course leading to a GCE ‘A’ level examination. There currently remains only one Centralised Institute in Singapore, the Millennia Institute. The standard of teaching and curriculum is identical to that of the Junior Colleges.


Polytechnics in Singapore offer post-secondary students a wide range of specialized 3-year diploma course. The courses tend to be career-oriented, offering students practical experience to prepare them to start working upon graduating. The students can also choose to further their education at universities if they want to.

The five polytechnics in Singapore are Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, and Temasek Polytechnic.


Singapore has some of the best universities in the world. The five public universities in Singapore are National University of Singapore (the oldest university in Singapore), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore Institute of Management University, Singapore University of Technology and Design. In addition to local universities, there are many private universities exist, including foreign universities which have established their presence in Singapore.

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Cost of Living

Cost of living in Singapore is one of the highest in the South East Asia, but still more affordable than most western countries. As a general guide, you will need somewhere between SG$1,500 to SG$2,500 per month to cover your accommodation, food, clothing, transportation, telecommunication and other daily needs. This amount will, of course, vary depending on the students’ lifestyle and course of study.

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There is a wide range of options available for International students in Singapore. Here are some of the options:


This type of accommodation is a short stay option and the cost range is between SG$600 to SG$800 per month.

Campus Accommodation

Most universities offer dormitories. The cost varies depending on the size and location of it, mostly between SG$150 to SG$800 per month. If you are interested in this type of accommodation, please contact your university/college and apply early because it is very high in demand and there is a chance you might not get a room even if you are slightly late.

Rental Accommodation

Renting a house or apartment, either on your own or with friends is another popular choice for many International students. The price range is diverse, depending on the location, facilities, etc. Mostly ranged around SG$400 – SG$3000 per month. Before looking for a place to rent, gather as many information as you can about the types of properties, costs and locations. You can consult us regarding this matter, and we will guide you to find the one that suits your needs.

Important Numbers

Singapore country code is 65

  • Police (999)
  • Fire and Ambulance (995)

Useful Links

  • Singapore Government: gov.sg
  • Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority: ica.gov.sg/
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