Once you have made up your mind for studying abroad in Singapore, it’s time to start applying to the universities in Singapore. Higher education institutions in Singapore require a complete application package. This package plays a vital role in the admission process. Here’s the list of documents required to apply to universities in Singapore-
List of documents required to apply to universities in Singapore
Application form: It should be completely filled and signed by the applicant
Academic records/transcripts: This includes class XII degree and mark sheets, courses undertaken, certificates of academic achievements, bachelor’s degree (for masters program) and a masters degree (for PhD program).
English language score reports: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score card/report, if English was not the language of instruction at the tertiary level.
Standardized tests score reports: This includes GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) for MBA and GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for masters and doctoral programs
Academic referees: At least two academic referees; name and institutional email ID of the referees.
Letter of Recommendation (LOR): At least two LORs are required. Applicants with 2 years of experience are required to submit at least one professional LOR along with the academic LOR.
Academic LOR can be written by teachers, professors, guides and project/internship supervisors; and the professional LOR can be written by the project managers, team leader, manager, etc.
Statement of Purpose (SOP): It is one of the crucial elements of the application package that can either make or break your admission application. The SOP should highlight the reasons for applying to that particular university , the goals/career aspirations and how this particular degree program will help you in achieving your goal.
Resume/CV: It should not exceed 2 pages and everything should be briefly mentioned.
Proof of sufficient funds: It can be a bank statement or a signed letter of sponsorship
Proof of nationality: It can be a passport or an immigration pass issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA).
Passport-size photographs: At least 3-4 colored photos taken within last three months
Extracurricular activities/volunteer work certificate: If you have done volunteer work or engaged in extracurricular activities, attach the certificate/letter of the same.
Professional work experience certificate (if any)
Portfolio of work: This is required if applying to architecture, art and design program. It should include a brief statement highlighting your interest in the chosen field/area and top-quality reproductions of your recent work.
Research proposal and abstracts of research publication: This is required when applying for PhD studies in Singapore. The proposal should be concise and coherent and include the title, the problem/question you want to address, research background, research questions, research methods, significance of research and a short bibliography.
* All documents must be translated in English