Education has always been key in the growth and development of Singapore society, particularly in the years following 1965 when it became an independent republic. Now in the 21st century, where the knowledge-based economy is the driver in the global community, education has become even more critical in shaping our country's future. At the same time, through education, every individual can realize his/her full potential to benefit the community, nation, and lead a personally fulfilling life.
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By being in Singapore, you will get a chance to be plugged into an education system that promotes excellence and be part of a progressive, cosmopolitan community.
Hub for Educational Excellence
Over the years, Singapore has evolved from its traditional British-based education system to one that endeavors to meet the needs of individuals and seeks to nurture talents. Singapore has an Education Excellence Framework designed to protect student interests and to build high quality education providers. The Case Trust for Education Scheme gives international students the added assurance that private education institutions have proper systems and practices to look after the welfare and interest of international students. The Student Protection Scheme (SPS), which protects the fees paid by international students is one such initiative. Without the SPS, private education institutions are not permitted to admit international students.
A multicultural nation, Singapore has one of the most stable economy. high standard of living, excellent infrastructure and a vibrant city life.
Cost of Living
An average student spends SGD 400 to 600 per month on his/her living expenses including off campus accommodation, travel etc. The estimation is based on shared accommodation off campus.
Part Time Work
Part time work is not allowed in Singapore as per the law.
Most of the institutions in Singapore offer internships as part of their curriculum. Many of them have tie-ups with various commercial establishments to train their students from 4 months to 6 months and then absorb them. The average stipend during internship is between to
S-Pass (Service Pass)
The S Pass is for foreigners who earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S Pass applicants will be assessed on a points system, taking into account multiple criteria including salary, education qualifications, skills, job type and work experience. Students doing internship are generally absorbed by the establishments and their S Pass papers are processed by the them. This is a 1 to 2 year work permit to work full time in Singapore after their studies. The salary range during the S Pass is between to
E-Pass (Employment Pass)
The E Pass is for foreigners who Earn a fixed monthly salary of more than ; and have recognised qualifications. There are three categories of Employment Pass: P1, P2 and Q Pass. The P Pass is for foreigners seeking professional, managerial or executive and specialist jobs.
Singapore Permanent Residence (SPR)
- P1 Pass - for applicants earning a fixed monthly salary of more than
- P2 Pass for applicants earning a fixed monthly salary of more than and up to and he/she possesses recognised qualifications.
- Q Pass for applicants earning a fixed monthly salary of more than and he/she possesses recognised qualifications.
Non-Singaporeans can become Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) by obtaining an Entry Permit. Eligibility for SPR is P, Q or S work pass holders and Investors/Entrepreneurs.
We have a selection of quality institutions from Singapore. These selected institutions are all accredited by various Singapore Government accreditation/quality certification agencies and are their degrees/diplomas are recognized by the Singapore Government for S Pass / E Pass.