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Tuition Fees

The annual fees for international students at the three local universities are in Singapore dollars.

Course Type Tuition Fee Per Year Direct Paymenttuition Fee Payable
Non-laboratory based 23,320 - 38,740 9540 - 15,900
Laboratory-based 23,320 - 36,550 9,930-11,370
All Polytechnics 15,000 - 18,000 3150


Course Level Approximate Fees  
PG courses 17,000 to 35,000  
UG courses 24,000 to 38,000  
International Baccalaureate 21,000 to 42,000  

(S$ 1.00= Rs 51 at the time of print)


Living expenses

Singapore offers a high, yet affordable, quality of life. The cost of living in Singapore is significantly lower than that of developed countries such as Australia, UK and USA. An international student in Singapore spends on average about SGD 750 to SGD 2,000 a month on living expenses, including accommodation, utilities, food, transport, clothing, telecommunications, books, medical and personal expenses (These estimates serve as reference only).


There is wide variety of accommodation in Singapore to suit different budgets and needs. Student should make arrangements before their arrival. Temporary accommodation can be arranged giving student more time to settle.

Student can seek the help of the International Student Officer available at most institutes. Some of the housing option available include residence halls, private hostel, home-stays, public and private apartments/ house.


The Ministry of Education (MOE) provides tuition grants to student enrolled at local universities and polytechnics. International students who avail of the tuition grants are required to work for three years upon graduation, either in a Singapore-registered company or institute overseas.

Numerous financial assistance schemes are available to students.

Tuition fee loan schemes: Provides a loan of up to 90 per cent of the subsidized tuition fees payable for university students and up to 75 per cent of the subsidized tuition fees payable for polytechnic student.

Bursaries: Awarded based on financial need and usually do not exceed SGD 1,500 per year.

Study Loans: Usually payable upon graduation at favorable interest rates. Some institutes offer loan for other expenses, such as computer.

Scholarships:A number of scholarship are open to international students. Selection is usually based on academic merit, leadership and co-curricular records. Scholarships available to Indian students include the SIA-NOL Scholarship and Youth Scholarship.


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