Your Gateway to Asia


With a melting pot of eastern cultural values and comfortable living standards, there are many advantages of studying in Singapore.

 

Many international students seek the chance to complete their higher education here—which offers a perfect blend of quality with affordability, and prestige with the promise of improved employment prospects.

 

 

English is the main language for communication and medium of instruction in this multinational country. Applicants who need to meet language requirements for higher education can take language courses offered by different providers.

 

Often called “the gateway to Southeast Asia”, our country is at the epicentre of major global trade, education and tourism. Changi Airport Singapore, which has been named the best airport in the world several times, is a major air hub in Asia that offers budget travel to the rest of the region. Ambitious young entrepreneurs come here for the host of opportunities to help their businesses grow and expand into the region.

 

On top of being one of the safest places to study in, Singapore's public transport system  is one of the best designed in the world—making it very easy to get around. Students may enjoy various museums, theatres, concert halls, amusing parks, zoo and wonderful temples. There are also some sights and events that really amaze people—like the annual F1 Grand Prix night race across Singapore’s cityscape.

 

Creative thinkers and fresh ideas are always welcomed in our island city-state. This is why many choose Singapore as a launchpad for their careers, after they have completed specialised courses in their chosen discipline.

 

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Living Expenses


Students' monthly expenditure vary according to personal needs and lifestyle patterns. The following table illustrates a conservative cost of living:

 

Category Monthly Range Details
Accommodation S$500 - S$1,000 Rental of a room in a government flat, in suburban areas
Medical S$94 - S$124 Medical consultations at public clinics
Transport S$100 - S$150 Public transport commuting to and from school daily
Food S$450 - S$750 Meals at budget joints
Communications S$28 - S$220 Mobile phone plan
Recreation S$113 - S$114 Movie ticket (peak hours) and clubbing
Total Monthly Expenses S$1200 - S$2400  

 

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Singapore Laws and Regulations


International students are advised to be familiar with Singapore's laws and not commit criminal offences, as this may have an impact on your continued ability to study in your course.

You may visit the Singapore Police Force website for more information.

 

Student's Pass Requirements

A foreigner who has been accepted by PSB Academy to pursue full-time studies will need to apply for a Student's Pass unless he/she has:

  • An Immigration Exemption Order, or
  • Been granted a Short-Term Visit Pass at a Singapore Checkpoint and wishes to attend a short course*.

 

*Short course specifications:

  • must be completed during the validity of the short-term visit pass or within 30 days, whichever is shorter
  • must be a complete and stand-alone module; courses with multiple programme modules are excluded from the Student’s Pass scheme
  • cannot include hands-on practical occupational training and/or industrial attachment that involves interacting with walk-in customers, or is conducted at premises that are also a place of business e.g. a hair or beauty salon

 

You may visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority website for more information.

 

Under MOM regulations, Student's Pass holders studying in private education institutions are not allowed to engage in any form of paid or unpaid employment or be in any business while on Student's Pass.

You may visit the Ministry of Manpower website for more information.

Meet and Greet


We offer a complimentary meet and greet service for all new international students through our vendor Students Network Services (SNS). This service is valid until 8 June 2020.

  • Meet and greet at Changi Airport
  • Transport to your accommodation
  • Transport to your medical check-up

Please request this service during your pre-admission counselling so that SNS will be notified prior to your arrival in Singapore. New international students need to log in for airport pick-up 3 days before arrival. An acknowledgement email will be sent to the students.

For more information, please speak with our country managers:

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