Singapore has become one of the top study destinations among the international students. The country is home to several world-class universities- public, private and branch campuses of foreign universities. MBA, Engineering, Masters, Law and Medicine are the top programmes offered by the Singaporean Universities that have attracted hordes of international students. The obvious question that daunts students is what is the cost of studying in Singapore? If you’re planning to study abroad in Singapore, it is important to know the cost associated with studies in Singapore as it is a deciding factor to whether you’ll pursue studies in Singapore and whether it is a financially viable option.
Know cost of education in Singapore
How much does it cost for entrance exams?
The cost of entrance exams varies from year to year, and country to country.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT): The fee for GMAT exam is US$250 and for rescheduling the exam is US$50.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): The fee for GRE General Test is $205 and for rescheduling the exam is US$50.
How much does it cost for language exams?
Singaporean Universities accept the scores of English Proficiency Language Tests- TOEFL/IELTS.
Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The fee for the TOEFL iBT exam varies from country to country. For Singapore location, the fee is US$235.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The fee for IELTS is S$340
How much does it cost to apply for Singapore universities?
The Universities in Singapore charge an application fee, which is non-refundable. The application fee amount varies depending on the course and university.
The application fee charged by some of the best universities in Singapore is as follows-
National University of Singapore: S$20
Nanyang Technological University: S$ 21.40
Singapore Management University: S$60
SIM University: S$64.20
How much does it cost for student visa Fees?
International Students who wish to pursue education in Singapore are required to apply for student pass/visa.
Visa Application fee: S$30
Visa Issuance fee: S$60
Cost of Undergraduate Degree in Singapore
For Diploma course that run for 1-2 years, the cost of study ranges between S$9000 and S$15000
For Bachelor’s degree program that run for 2 to 4 years, the cost of study ranges between S$24000 and S$35000.
‣ Accountancy in Singapore
A degree in accountancy results in career opportunities in finance, commerce and accountancy services.
The course fee for Bachelor of Accountancy at the best Singaporean Universities is as follows-
School of Accountancy, SMU: S$11,300 per year (For Singapore Citizens) and S$24,100 per year (For International Students)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU): S$9,250 per year (For Singapore Citizens)
UniSIM, SIM University: S$33,000 per programme
‣ Engineering in Singapore
Two of the Singaporean Universities are among the top Universities in the world in the field of Engineering & Technology- the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University. A Bachelor of Engineering degree is about 4 years in Singapore. After completion of Bachelor’s, students can opt for Masters by Coursework or Research depending on their field of engineering.
The course fee for engineering study (UG, Master’s and Doctoral level) at some of the best Singaporean Universities is as follows-
National University of Singapore: S$15,200-S$37,200
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) (Bachelor of Engineering with Honors): S$23,940- S$31,920 per programme (For Singapore Citizens) and S$63,558- S$84,744 per programme (For International Students)
Nanyang Technological University: S$8,050 per annum (For Singapore Citizens) and S$17,100 per annum (For International Students)
Cost of Postgraduate Study in Singapore
The course fee for graduate study in Singapore varies depending on the degree program, university and type of the program- coursework or research.
‣ MS in Singapore
The Masters Degree course fees (Coursework and Research) at the Top Universities in Singapore are as follows (It varies depending on the branch of study)-
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Coursework: S$38000-S$64000 per course
Research: S$33000 per course
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Coursework: S$32000-S$72000 per course
Research: S$26000-S$43000 per course
National Technological University
Coursework: S$28000-S$75000 per course
Research: S$24000 per course
Coursework: S$25000-S$39000 per course
Research: S$25000 per course
‣ MBA in Singapore
Singapore is the most preferred destination for the MBA program by Indian students. The fee for Full-time MBA program in best Singaporean B-schools are as follows-
NUS Business School: SGD 62,000 (For 2 semesters)
Nanyang Business School, NTU: SGD 62,000 (12 months or 3 semesters)
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, SMU: SGD 62,209.80 (12 months)
INSEAD Asia Campus: SGD 110,277 (10 months)
ESSEC Business School: SGD 67,500
SIM University: SGD 39,547.20 (18 months)
James Cook University: SGD 44,940 (16 months)
‣ Medicine in Singapore
A degree in Medicine open doors to a career in the healthcare sector worldwide. The top Medicine Schools in Singapore are NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. The course fee is as follows-
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS: S$25,400 (For Singapore Citizens) and S$50,800 (For International Students)
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU: S$33,200 (For Singapore Citizens) and S$70,500 (For International Students)
‣ Law in Singapore
The law degree from Singaporean University is recognized in many countries- Canada, USA, Australia, UK and Malaysia, to name a few. The Asia’s one of the best law schools is in Singapore- the NUS Faculty of Law.
NUS- Faculty of Law: For LLB S$12,400 per annum (Singaporean Citizens) and S$24,800 per annum (International Students); For LLM- S$9,200 per annum (Singapore Citizens) and S$32,250 per annum (International Students)
School of Law, SMU: For LLB: S$70,054 (For entire programme); For LLM: S$37,450