Why Study in Singapore, Top Universities, Scholarships


Thinking about studying abroad in Singapore? Read our guide to know about Singapore, top Universities, and Scholarships and arrange a free career consultation with AEC Experts to get started!

Singapore, a city-state in South-East Asia, is one of the most preferred study abroad destinations for Indian students. With the excellent educational system and work opportunities, Singapore is one of the world’s leaders in higher education for international students.

Here are some top reasons why you should Study in Singapore.

1. Education and Universities

Singapore has maintained high standards in teaching and learning for higher education programs. The globally ranked universities of Singapore are recognized for state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge infrastructure. Students are able to gain practical experience with excellent employment opportunities.

  1. Nanyang Technological University – NTU is the highest-ranked university in Singapore, first in Asia and ranked 11th in QS World University Rankings 2018.
  2. National University of Singapore – NUS is currently ranked 15th in the QS World University Rankings, and second in Asia.
  3. Singapore Management University – Singapore Management University is another Singapore’s top Universities that have found place in QS world rankings 2018, ranked 441-450 in the world and 71st in Asia.

2. Less Expenses than Australia and UK

The best thing about studying in Singapore is that it is cheaper than Australia, UK, USA or Canada. You just need to balance out your expenses widely including tuition fee, accommodation expenses and transport costs. The approximate cost of the courses would be:

For Under Graduate Studies

Universities: S$ 25, 000 – S$ 40, 000 per year

Colleges: S$ 15, 000 – S$ 20, 000 per year

For Post Graduate Studies

Universities: S$ 30,000 – S$ 50, 000 per year

Colleges: S$ 25, 000 – S$ 30,000 per year

Living Expenses: S$ 15, 000 approx. per year

3. Scholarships and Tuition Grant Scheme

Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS) is the easiest way to fund your studies in Singapore. MOE tuition grant is introduced by Singapore government for international students to reduce your course fee. There is no repayment required for the tuition grant but you are required to sign a bond under which you have to work for a Singapore-registered company for at least 3 years upon graduation of the undergraduate studies. This scheme is open to students enrolled for the undergraduate courses or full-time diploma. The tuition grant helps subsidize approximately 55% to 80% of your total tuition fee.

The good news is that there are many universities in Singapore that offer many scholarships to the international students. Some of the most common scholarships in Singapore are:

  1. INSEAD- Syngenta MBA scholarships for developing country leaders – for Masters degree
  2. Lee Kong Chian Graduate Scholarships at NUS – for PhD Degree
  3. NUS Science & Technology Scholarship for Undergraduates – for undergraduate courses
  4. Singapore international graduate award – for PhD Degree

4. Safe and Beautiful Country

Singapore is a beautiful, diverse and safe place to live, study and work. The crime rates are low and streets, buses, trains are exceptionally safe even late at night. 

Singapore institutions ensure that you will have a fruitful and memorable learning experience. Institutes and the country offer pre-arrival advice and assistance to prepare you before you arrive in Singapore, so you know what to expect and what to do. You can relax and enjoy the academic life as well as adventures in Singapore.

5. Multicultural Society

Singapore is a home to a large number of foreigners from all over the world. The main cultural traditions are Malay, Indian, Chinese, and to some extent Western (British). In a multicultural country like Singapore, you will not feel alienated as you will see a lot Indians there. The different communities do not regard themselves as sharing a culture; instead, they consider themselves parts of a whole.

The people in Singapore will help you to settle into your life in Singapore and support you throughout your studies. You will feel like you are at home.

6. No Communication Problem

Indians students need not worry about language problem as Singaporeans can understand English, in fact, English is spoken by 75% of its population. The 4 official languages of Singapore are Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, and English.  English is the Singapore’s main educational and business language.

7. Close to India

Studying abroad is very difficult when you don’t want to go away from home, friends, and family. Singapore is very close to India as compared to the US or Australia. You will not feel very far away from your home.

If you have any query about studying in Singapore, admission, courses, universities, scholarships or student visa, feel free to call AEC at (+91) 011-43334444 or send an email on

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