Singapore is steadily working towards its goal of becoming a Global Schoolhouse offering a variety of courses and education services. It is the top destination in Asia for international students as it offers a safe, culturally rich, diverse and dynamic environment for them. Some of the most renowned Universities across the world are now setting up research centers in Singapore. Moreover the cost of education and living expenses are still cheaper in Singapore as compared to other developed countries, making it an attractive option for students in India. The country boasts of high tech, beautiful campuses with state of the art learning facilities. In QS ranking for Top Cities for students, Singapore secured 6th rank based on parameters such as standard of living, universities, cost of living etc. Singapore has earned a great name for itself because of cosmopolitan and excellent teaching environment. Some of the globally renowned universities with latest technology, distinguished faculty and cutting edge infrastructure include Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU). The main intake for admission in Singapore Universities is around July-August.
The tuition fees for pursuing undergraduate course is between 10,000-11,000 dollars per year. The fee for postgraduate course is 60,000-62,000 SGD per year. Grants and scholarships are provided by the government to the brightest minds to help them complete their studies smoothly.
Students are advised to carefully check the eligibility criteria of the courses available in each semester and then make a clear and rational decision. Other factors to be kept in mind include- standardized tests scores required, acceptance rates for their selected course and college, documents required, scholarship opportunities and job prospects after completing the course. Once all the prerequisites are in place, students can decide their intake season. If an aspirant is invited for interview by a particular college or university, then it indicated that he/she might get selected for that particular course. Students are expected to be prepared before appearing for their interview as details like their academic experience, professional history, goals, shortcomings are frequently asked. These questions are about the leadership, communication skills and career goals of the students. Thus, it is very important for students to be confident, well-prepared and speak in a grammatically correct English with good vocabulary.
In addition to this, students have to put in a lot of efforts and hard work to prepare a solid SOP. A good SOP describes in detail the achievements and academic journey of an aspirant. It should highlight their goals and interests in a clear and concise manner. It should neither be too long nor very repetitive.
Thus it becomes very important for students to become proactive and complete all the formalities before the application deadlines to study in Singapore. It is important to keep a tab on the website of the selected colleges, give the test and gather all the documents to complete and submit the application process much ahead of time. Applying before the deadline, increases the chances of selection in university of choice which in turn boosts the confidence of the students and gives a positive start to the career of the student. So, wait no more and get started.