Why Singapore?



Singapore is an ideal launching pad for buisinesses looking to expand into the region, The city's openness to trade, ease of doing business, highly-skilled workforce and focus on innovative solutions make it the strategic gateway of choice for many enterprises.




SIngapore is regarded as one of the best places for expatriates to live and work, with its robust education system, job stability and opportunities. The island state is also consistently ranked among the safest cities in the world, with a global reputation for order and security.




Singapore's public transport system is fast and efficient, and will whizz you to memborable attractions without fuss. Most of SIngapore's key attractions are within walking distance from a train station, and the bus system is the most economical way to get around the city.




Whether it's riding a roller coaster or skydiving indoors, there's no shortage of fun activities to enjoy in Singapore. Experience thrills at exciting theme parks, join the night owls and explore Singapore after sundown, or invograte your being through wholesome activities.

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$600 - S$1,000 A room in a government flat.
Medical S$104 - S$124 GP consultations at public clinics
Transport S$80 - S$120 Public transport (buses and trains)
Food S$150 - S$480 Meals at food centres
Clothing S$10 - S$30 Budget / house brands
Communications S$48 - S$108 Mobile phone plan
Recreation S$10 - S$20 Movies
Total Monthly Expenses S$1,002 - S$1,882  

 Updated on 11 March 2020

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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: