Study in Singapore:

Tuition Fee and Living Expenses:

Tuition Fee:

The Singapore Ministry of Education provides tuition grants to students (both national and international) who are admitted to the local universities and polytechnics. Students who accept the tuition grants need only pay the fee known as 'Direct Payment'. In order to receive the grant, international students must sign a deed with the Singapore Government undertaking to work in Singapore for three years upon completion of your programme.

For Undergraduate programs the tuition fees varies between S$ 6,500 to S $7,500 which is around Rs. 2,30,000 to Rs. 2,65,000 (@Rs. 35) and for postgraduate programs the fees varies between S $ 7,500 to S $8,500 which is around Rs. 2,65,000 to Rs. 3,00,000.

Living Expenses:

An international student in Singapore spends on average about S$700 to S$1,400 a month which is around Rs. 24,000 to Rs. 48,000 on living expenses. This amount of course, varies depending on student’s individual lifestyle and course of study.


Legal Work in Singapore:

During Studies:

Foreign students are not allowed to engage in any form of employment in Singapore, whether during term time or vacation time, unless they are granted Work Pass exemption under the Employment of Foreign Manpower (Work Pass Exemptions) Notification. The details of the exemption notification, which includes foreign students on vacation and part time employment of foreign students, are shown below.

Exemption Notification: Foreign Students on Vacation A Work Pass is not required for a foreign student if he/she is of 14 years of age or above, on vacation, and a full-time matriculated or registered student in one of the institutions approved by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

Exemption Notification: Part-time Employment of Foreign Students A Work Pass is not required for a foreign student if he/she works a maximum of 16 hours a week and is a full-time matriculated or registered student in one of the institutions approved by MOM.

Post Studies:

Upon completing his/her education in Singapore, students will be eligible to get a job search visa with a validity period of 6 months giving him an opportunity to search for a job in Singapore.

After getting a job offer, he/she would have to apply for e-pass (Employment Pass) which would give the applicant eligibility to work full-time in any field.

You would be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence once you start earning at least SGD 3,000 per month. Processing time for PR is only 73 days.

Universities we represent:


National University of Singapore


Management Development Institute of Singapore


Nan yang Technological University


PSB Academy


Singapore Management University


Raffles campus Pte Ltd


INSEAD, Singapore Campus


Raffles Design Institute


S P Jain Centre of Management, Singapore


Shelton College International


The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Singapore Campus


Singapore Institute of Commerce


Singapore Polytechnic (SP)


Singapore Hotel & Tourism Education Centre Pte Ltd.


Institute of Technical Education (ITE)


Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)


Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)


TMC Academy of Advanced Education


Temasek Polytechnic (TP)


Tourism Management Institute of Singapore


Nan yang Polytechnic (NYP)


Curtin University, Singapore


Republic Polytechnic (RP)


Hartford Institute


Nan yang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)


James Cook University Singapore


LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts


National University of Singapore


The Tourism Academy Sentosa


Orchard School of Arts & Commerce


Nan yang Business School Nan yang Technological University


Singapore Institute of Materials Management


National Institute of Education, Singapore


RMIT, Singapore


AEC Edu Group PTE Ltd.


The Stansfield Group Pte Ltd


Asia Pacific Management Institute


Nan yang Institute of Management


Auston Institute of management and Technology


PSB Academy


Brighton Commercial Training Centre




EASB institute of management


German Institute of Science and Technology


FTMS Global Academy


BMC Academy, Jurong


Informatics Institute


Cavalry School of Management and Design, Singapore


Queensfield Business School


Boston Business School


Institute of System Sciences of the National University of Singapore


The School of Applied Studies


Harriet Education Group


Anglo Chinese International School


Cambridge Business School, Singapore



Note: 'Most of the institutions mentioned above are through direct tie-ups. However, some of them might be through indirect tie-ups. In any case, Horizons Abroad would make sure you get the right information about all these institutions. Please contact our expert career counsellors for the right institution and right course for you'.