Study in Singapore

Study in Singapore


With modern teaching tools, technology and research facilities, Singapore’s universities deliver top quality courses that nurture your creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Strong links between universities and neighbouring industries also ensure relevant courses for you to gain valuable practical skills.

Singapore is an open and cosmopolitan city-state and island country that welcomes more than 86,000 international students from 120 nationalities every year. As a choice destination for advanced education, Singapore is unique in providing a safe and stimulating environment to develop the next generation of world leaders.

Why study in Singapore

Singapore is a cosmopolitan city and a premier destination for lifelong learning.

Rated as one of the most business-friendly places in the world, Singapore covers a diverse population; and, because everyone speaks English, you won’t have to adjust to a new language. However, while in Singapore, you will get to taste a fantastic mix of Asian and European cultures.

Regardless of your chosen degree, Singapore is the perfect study destination if you plan to become an expert in your field of study, but also want to acquire a business mindset.

Benefit from outstanding student facilities and a multicultural environment and have a unique study abroad experience in Singapore!

What to study in Singapore

Universities in Singapore provide undergraduate and graduate degrees in almost any field you can imagine. You can pursue a degree in Business, Engineering, Languages, or Social Sciences.

Here are some of the most popular study options in Singapore

Which universities to attend in Singapore

Higher education institutions in Singapore are divided as follows:

  • 6 public universities
  • 5 polytechnics
  • 2 art institutions
  • around 15 private universities

Singapore higher education institutions offer a wide range of education programmes to both local and international students. Private universities offer special pathway programmes dedicated to international students. Many of them include study exchange programmes through partnerships with overseas universities.

Examples of top universities in Singapore

Practical Information

How to apply to universities in Singapore

All universities in Singapore have a website with a simple and straightforward online application process.

You simply have to choose the degree(s) you wish to enrol in and submit all required documents.

Carefully check all the required application documents and make sure they are all translated into English. For instance, an internationally recognised Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is the main requirement when enrolling for a Master’s degree at a university in Singapore.

  • Make sure to know what the language requirements are, and whether you need to prove skills in English before enrolling in a degree programme.
  • Show how you performed as a student, and be sure to know what your Grade Point Average (GPA) was during your studies.
  • To help your chances of going to Singapore, be sure to apply to more than one university!
Make sure you qualify for a Singapore university

Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice.Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Singapore, you will sometimes need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.

English-language tests

There are over 150 English-taught programmes in Singapore.

Universities in Singapore will want to see proof that you have good English-language skills, so that you can easily succeed in their courses. Almost all Singapore universities accept these official English exams:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
  • C1 Advanced

Many study programmes have a bilingual policy, combining English with Malay, Mandarin or Tamil study languages.