Studying in Singapore
Live and study in a cosmopolitan city and a premier destination for lifelong learning complemented with an environment that is both inspiring and conducive. Embark on a pedagogical journey that combines the best of global knowledge with the wisdom of Asian insights. Experience vibrant arts & culture, stunning scenery and pleasant climate while gaining language and life skills in a school known for our sterling heritage and reputation for education and training.
Vibrant City Lifestyle
Singapore is a very diverse and young nation. A melting pot with a myriad of languages, cultures and religions. Live and studying in Singapore one of the world’s most vibrant cities and a premier destination combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern affluent city with a cornucopia of different races and traditions.
Experience one of the most enjoyable cities in Southeast Asia with a fascinating ethnic brew of east meets west. Embrace this garden hub encompassing luscious scenery and pleasant climate as you immerse your senses in a city that encumbers a lifestyle package of excitement and enchantment. Set out on your journey towards an educational path while advancing personal skills in a school recognized for our stellar legacy in education and training.
Infrastructure and Accessibility
Singapore is well connected via sea, air and telecommunications to all parts of the world. Singapore Changi Airport serves more than 60 airlines which fly to over 145 cities and has for many consecutive years been nominated as the best airport in the world.
Seamless accessibility to all parts of the island is available in this country, often recognized for its quality and efficient land transport system. The introduction of an EZ-link card – a contactless stored value card where consumers need only flash the card in front of a card reader that automatically deducts the required travel fare, is an example of the continuous commitment by the government to make travel faster and easier..
Hub for Educational Excellence
Affectionately known to be a Global Schoolhouse, over the years Singapore has evolved from its traditional-based systems to one that endeavors to meet individual needs and aims to nurture talents.
The strength of its education system lies in its bilingual policy and a broad-based curriculum where innovation and creativity command a premium.
The presence of Internationally-mixed institutions, a high quality and rigorous education system and a nation that believes in investing in quality education, Singapore offers local as well as foreign students and enriching and fulfilling learning journey.
Singapore’s equatorial location means that the hot, humid weather is experienced throughout the year. Daytime temperatures average 86°F (30°C) and humidity is usually above 75%. Singapore has two distinct monsoon seasons, the North-Eastern season from December to March and the South-Western season from June to September.
Cost of Living
Living costs may vary according to personal tastes, interests and finance. Students and parents could set a budget based on individual needs with flexibility to allow changes. Singapore is a large city with a range of options to suit the lifestyles of diverse personalities. Budget a minimum of S$9,000 – 18,000 per year to cover essential living expenses.
Singapore boasts a diverse range of options to suit all requirements and budgets ranging from hostels with the option of single or shared rooms to renting a room or sharing an apartment with friends, which is a popular alternative. Students have the choice of renting government housing (Housing Development Board apartments), or private housing (landed property or condominiums).
Useful Numbers & Services
- SSTC Institute – 6235 5685
- Police – 999 (toll-free)
- Emergencies/Ambulance/Fire Brigade – 995 (toll-free)
- Police Hotline – 1800 547 1818
- Flight Information – 1800 542 4422 (toll-free)
- Dial-A-Cab – 6552 1111
- DBS/POSB Bank – 1800 111 1111
- OCBC – 1800 438 3333
- UOB – 1800 222 2121
Last updated: 10 April 2015