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Study in Singapore

It is possible to study at a Singapore University. Candidates must have completed High School level. It is sufficient to produce an A Level qualification or its equivalent. No letter of recommendation is required. Students with English as a Second Language have to pass a Qualifying English Test (QET) end of June each year.


Annual tuition fees range from S$ 5,500 to S$ 39,000. Under The Tuition Grant Bond fees may be subsidized with the obligation for the international student to work for three years (Medical and Dental courses 5 years) in Singapore. Some local institutions offer MBA’s BA’s and MA’s from British and Australian Universities. Check local bachelors, masters and diplomas for international and your homes county’s recognition.


The Academic year starts in July and ends in April of the following year. If you are above 25 years old you need to attend an interview. The courses available last between 3-5 years.


See also Courses and classes and the section Education which is mainly targeting children up to high school level but also provides some info on American/International Undergraduate Education.
For student accommodation, check out the photos of serviced apartments, condos and houses available for rent in Find A Home.




Council for Private Education (CPE)


Council for Private Education (CPE) is a government statutory board that regulates the private education sector. All private schools in Singapore must register with CPE.

The CPE Student Services Centre (SSC) addresses students’ enquiries on private education, provides authoritative and factual information on studying in Singapore, and offers advice to students who encounter problems during their course of study in PEIs.



Local Universities/Institutions

Local Universities/Institutions
Academy of Human Development (AHD) http://www.ahd.com.sg
AEC Group of Schools http://www.aec.edu.sg
AEC Travel & Tourism Management http://www.aec.edu.sg/aecsg/aecsgweb.nsf/home
AEC Travel & Tourism Management http://www.aec.edu.sg
American Psychology Programs http://www.AmericanAcademicAlliance.com
Kaplan Singapore www.kaplan.com.sg
Auston Uni Center http://www.auston.edu.sg
British Council Professional Development Centre Website
Center for Continuing Education http://www.ntu.edu.sg/cce
Centre for Management Excellence http://www.cme.com.sg
Certified Financial Planner                 Professional Training company http://www.eprofessionaltraining.com
Coleman Creative Design School http://colemancc.com/
College of Estate Management http://www.chambersinternational.com.sg
Counsellors Academy http://www.counsellorsacademy.com
East Asia School of Business http://www.easb.edu.sg/
Hartford Institute of Management http://www.hartford.com.sg
High Q Education Center (SAT,TOEFL,GMAT,GRE) http://www.highq.com.sg
LaSalle-SIA (Interior Design, Fashion, Performing Arts, Multimedia, Arts) http://www.lasallesia.edu.sg
Macquarie Graduate School of Management http://www.mgsm.edu.au/singapore
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) http://www.mdis.edu.sg
Marketing Institute of Singapore http://www.mis.org.sg
Masters Education & Training Centre http://www.metc.com.sg
Music Technology http://www.musictec.net
Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA) http://www.nafa.edu.sg
Nanyang Polytechnic http://www.nyp.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University http://www.ntu.edu.sg/
National Institute of Education http://www.nie.edu.sg > graduate studies
National University Business School http://www.bschool..nus.edu.sg/
National University of Singapore http://www.nus.edu.sg/
Ngee Ann Polytechnic http://www.np.edu.sg/
Novo Environmental Technology Services http://www.novoets.com.sg
Novo Environmental Technology Services http://www.novoets.com
Raffles Design Institute http:// www.raffles-design-institute.edu.sg
Raffles International Training Centres                 for Hotel Management (PSB Academy) http://www.psbcorp.com/pservices/training.html
Raffles LaSalle International Design School http://www.raffles-lasalle.com/singapore/
School of Service Management (CSM Academy) www.csmacademy.edu.sg
SGX-ETS Training Course Singapore Exchange http://www.sgx.com
SAE Institute http://singapore.sae.edu/
Singapore Chinese Institute of Business http://www.scciob.edu.sg
Singapore College of Insurance http://www.scicollege.org.sg/
Singapore Human Resources Institute http://www.shri.org.sg/
Singapore Institute of Commerce (SIC) http://www.sic.edu.sg
Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) http://www1.sim.edu.sg/sim/pub/gen/sim_pub_gen_home.cfm
Singapore Institute of Materials Management http://www.simm.org.sg
Singapore Maritime Academy http://sma.sp.edu.sg/
Singapore Polytechnic http://www.sp.edu.sg/
Singapore Training and Development Assoc. http://www.stada.org.sg
Singapore Accountancy Academy http://www.icpas.org.sg/general/saa_training.asp
Social Service Training Institute (SSTI) http://www.ssti.org.sg
Sumbershire Education Consultants http://www.sumbershire.edu.sg
Syscom International Group http://www.syscom-intl.com
Teaching in Singapore http://www.ecitizen.gov.sg/frame_education.htm
Technical Theatre Programs http://www.esplanade.com > Art Discovery>Training Courses
Temasek Polytechnic http://www.tp.edu.sg/
The Chartered Institute of Marketing http://www.cornerstone.com.sg
The Financial Training Company http://www.ftc.com.sg
Times Management Institute http://www.tes.edu.sg
TMC Center for Financial Services                 and Risk Management http://www.tmc.edu.sg
Tourism Management Institute of Singapore http://www.tmis-edu.com/
Yamaha Music Academy http://www.yamaha-music.com.sg



 MBA Programs Singapore

MBA degrees are either classroom-based or Web based or a combination of the two. Most are part-time. Cost vary between S$ 15,000 and S$ 75,000 and the average completion time runs from 12 to 30 months. Entrance requirements are mostly a combination of a degree plus 2-5 years experience. Class time is at daytime or evenings or on weekends.
Most MBA programs require a bachelor’s degree and a good score for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and a minimum of two to three years working experience. Executive MBA courses require five to eight years after graduation. See below websites for further information.


 Local Study Institutions for MBA

Local Study Institutions Linked to University/Country of Origin
AEC Educational Group University of Birmingham MBA
Kaplan Singapore Southern Illinois University, USA
Auston School of Management           Tel: 6333 5900 University of Western Sydney Australia
Centre for Professional Studies           Tel: 6221 8100 Preston University US
Hartford Management Centre           Tel: 6235 9223 Central Queensland University Australia
Hemsdale Associates           Tel: 6339 3889 Southern Cross University Australia
Henley Management College           Tel: 6326 0790 Henley Management College UK
Informatics Group           Tel: 6837 8800 University of Wales UK
Manchester Business School Manchester Business School UK
Nanyang Business School           Tel: 6790 4721 National University of Singapore
School of Management           100 Orchard Rd           #04-100 Hotel Meridien City University of New York (CUNY)
Singapore Chinese Institute of Business Singapore
Singapore Institute of Management           Tel: 6248 9426 State University of New York, Buffalo US
Times Management Institute Singapore
Universitas 21 Global Online MBA Portal           representing 21 global universities
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business           Tel: 6835 6482 University of Chicago US


I International Study Institutions for MBA

Adelaide University Australia           Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre Pte Ltd http://www.naaec.com.sg/
California State University http://www.ofscollege.edu.sg
Canadian Institute of Advanced Learning http://www.canadianinstitute.com.sg
Georgia Institute of Technology           Logistic Institute – Asia Pacific http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/tliap/
Helsinki School of Economics http://www.hseee.com
Hemsdale Southern Cross University http://www.hemsdale.com.sg
Henley Asia Pacific http://www.henley-asia.net
Imperial College Management School UK http://www.ms.ic.ac.uk see programmes
INSEAD (Global Business School) http://www.insead.fr
James Cook University http://www.jcu.edu.sg
Loughborough University http://www.lboro.ac.uk
Massachusetts Institute of Technology           Singapore_MIT Alliance http://web.mit.edu/SMA/
Nanyang Technological University http://www.ntu.edu.sg/
National University of Ireland http://www.apmc.com.sg/ http://www.ucd.ie/
Pennsylvania State University http://www.pbschool.com.sg/
Purple Train Master of Informatics http://www.purpletrain.com
Queensland University of Technology http://www.aec.edu.sg
Southern Illinois University http://www.cba.siu.edu/ see mba Singapore
Stansfield School of Business http://www.stansfield.com.sg
Strategic Marketing Curtin University of Technology http://www.mis.org.sg/
The Birmingham Business School (MBA) http://www.aec.edu.sg
The British Council http://www.britishcouncil.org.sg
University of Adelaide http://www.naaec.com.sg
University of Ballarat (Australia) http://www.heg.edu.sg
University of Birmingham http://www.aec.edu.sg http://www.hartford.com.sg
University of Bradford UK http://www.mdis.edu.sg
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business http://ChicagoGSB.edu/execmba
University of Leicester http://www.CollegeworksGroup.com
University of London External Program http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk
University of London School of Economics http://www.lse.ac.uk/
University of Louisville http://www.apmc.com.sg
University of Newcastle/Australia http://www.newcastle.edu.au/
University of Northumbria at Newcastle http://northumbria.ac.uk/
University of Nottingham Business School http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/ mba/singmba.html http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/index.html
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School http://www.smu.edu.sg
University of South Australia http://www.apmc.com.sg/ http://www.unisa.edu.au/
University of Wales http://www.informaticsgroup.com/singapore
University of Western Australia http://www.uwa.edu.au/ http://www.psbacademy.com.sg
University of Wolverhampton http://www.tyndale.com.sg
University of Hull UK http://www.apmc.com.sg/ http://www.hull.ac.uk/
UTS Graduate School of Business Sydney http://www.business.uts.edu.au/gsb
Western Michigan University           Haworth College of Business http://www.hcob.wmich.edu