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Study in Singapore - Requirements, Universities, Cost

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Why study in Singapore?

Studying in Singapore is an international student destination, as it combines three main factors: It has world-renowned universities, it is ranked among the safest countries in the world (9th place for 2022) and it is a technologically developed country, with many innovative companies.

Singapore is a country with a very small area, but incredible natural beauty and commercial development. It is characterized more as a city-state and is densely populated - with a population of almost 5.5 million. It is worth choosing it for studies, as you can also work some hours alongside your studies, but also receive an internship in a modern business or research field.

The cost of living for an undergraduate or graduate student is on average 700-1500€/month and their currency is Singapore Dollar (S$, SGD).

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Bachelor’s in Singapore

Bachelor’s studies in Singapore are an ideal choice, mainly because of the security and level of study it offers. Being a multicultural country will make you feel comfortable and the wide use of English will make it much easier for you to adapt to the country. Organization and security, easy communication and quick adaptation to the new everyday life are the basic elements that everyone who is interested in undergraduate studies abroad is looking for, and Singapore covers them all.

Popular fields of study in Singapore are technological sciences and IT, management and administration studies, but also economic sciences. It is also suggested to study environmental sciences as Singapore is highly developed in this field.



Master’s in Singapore

English-language master’s degrees in Singapore are a particularly popular choice for those who want to pursue studies in Asia. Business, economic growth, technological innovations and ground-breaking research opportunities in the fields of health and engineering are just some of the reasons to come to Singapore to study.

Master’s studies in Singapore are also popular due to the country’s high-tech culture, but also opportunities for travel, networking and work. The creation of a professional network is one of the most meaningful outcomes of all graduate studies. Imagine the prospects for your career if your own network expands to the developed Asian countries.



Requirements for studying in Singapore

The requirements for studying in Singapore include English language certificates, such as IELTS or TOEFL, a valid passport, a copy of a high school diploma for undergraduates and a copy of a degree for postgraduates and a student visa for a residence permit in the country.

Individual documents such as transcripts and personal statements may be requested in Singapore master’s programs, as in all master’s degree applications worldwide.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad..



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in Singapore

There are ways to reduce the cost of your studies by claiming a scholarship to study in Singapore. You can search, for example, for student financial aid programs at the institution you have been accepted to.

You can also search official government websites and find out about Singapore scholarships for international students as the country is famous for its scholarships. Finally, you can search for scholarships to study abroad in various organizations in Greece and, of course, apply for your studies through Brive, claiming one of our scholarships.

Brive Scholarships


Brive Scholarships help you fund your dream by completing study abroad applications through our innovative platform. Apply with one click, claim one of the 3 scholarships and start your career with the most reliable ally!

Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best areas to study in Singapore?


The best areas to study in Singapore are Orchard Road, Bukit Timah District, Tiong Bahru Arts District, Dover Neighborhood and Sentosa Island.

What is the average cost of living for students in Singapore?


The average accommodation costs for students in Singapore are estimated at around €200-400/month for on-campus accommodation. Renting a private apartment is a more expensive option and ranges around 1100-3300€/month.

In what languages are bachelor's and master's degrees offered in Singapore?


Singapore's official language is Malay, but Chinese, English and Tamil are also widely spoken.

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