- An Immigration Exemption Order, or
- Been granted a Short-Term Visit Pass at a Singapore Checkpoint and wishes to attend a short course*.
We are a city fuelled by passion and pride. Around every corner, incredible experiences are being crafted, cooked, painted, designed, grown or built by locals who share a common trait: passion. Like them, you’ll be empowered to do what you love in this city of limitless possibilities—whether you’re a foodie, explorer, collector, socialiser, action seeker or culture shaper.
The story of Singapore is one of trials, tribulations and triumphs. In a short span of just over 50 years, we have evolved from a colony to a city-state with our own unique identity, forged by a spirit of never settling. And it’s this spirit that’s imbued into the architectural wonders, lush parks, proud heritage, world-class attractions and amazing food of the cosmopolitan metropolis you see today.
Here’s a guide to Singapore’s diverse melting pot of cultures and races. It’s a vibrant brew that gives Singapore our unique character.
Take a quick look at Singapore’s past and get to know our history, culture and people a little better.
To make your stay in Singapore as enjoyable as possible, here is some general information to take note of before you leave.
Students' monthly expenditure vary according to personal needs and lifestyle patterns. The following table illustrates a conservative cost of living:
|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|
Use Contact Singapore's Cost of Living Calculator to estimate your monthly expenses:
As an international student in Singapore, you are to be familiar with the Singapore Laws, such as on drug trafficking, littering, vandalism and over staying in the country.
Please visit the Singapore Police Force (SPF) website for more information – https://www.police.gov.sg
Becoming a Student's Pass Holder
A foreigner who has been accepted by an educational institution to pursue full-time study in Singapore will need to apply for a Student's Pass unless he/she has:
*To be exempted from requiring a Student’s Pass, the short course you are taking must:
Please visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website for more information – www.ica.gov.sg
Working in Singapore
If you are holding a Student Pass in Singapore, you are only allowed to work if you meet specific requirements.
Please visit the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website for more information – https://www.mom.gov.sg