Upon acceptance into a course at a Singaporean university, ensure you apply for a Student Visa, also known as a Students Pass. This can be done through the Students Pass online application and registration (SOLAR) on the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website. You will be required to present a range of documents, most importantly your passport and letter of acceptance into university. You should aim to start your registration a minimum of two months before your course begins.
Living in Singapore, general expenses will include accommodation, groceries, utilities, phone bill, textbooks and airfares, as well as any additional personal expenses including eating out and transportation. As a guide, the cost of living is approximately $750 to $2000 SGD per month. This will depend also on whether you opt for university-managed accommodation, with the option of catered or self-catered, or organize your accommodation independently through a private landlord. In either case, the most helpful place to start asking questions is the accommodation office at your university.
Singapore has a rich culture, fusing Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions in a modern metropolis. Furthermore, over 9 percent of the population of Singapore are immigrants, meaning that the country is highly multicultural. Singapore is safe and its location makes it easy to fly anywhere in the world. This fusion of a reputable education and quality lifestyle is a compelling combination.