Cost & Financial Aids

  • An international student in Singapore spends on average about S$750 to S$2,000 a month on living expenses. This amount varies depending on your individual lifestyle and course of study.
  • Tuition fees per year up to S$21,000 for Arts courses and generally more for Science courses - see course descriptions for more details
  • Course duration ranges from 3 to 4 years for undergraduate courses and 1 year or more for postgraduate courses
  • Main intake in September each year with a smaller intake in January at many universities in Singapore
  • Application deadline for main September intake is June.
  • Diplomas- 6 months- 2 years (Cost- S$5000-s$ 20000)
  • Bachelors- 2-4 years (Cost- S$ 24000- S$55000)
  • Masters- 1- 1.5 years (Cost- S$ 18,500- S$ 30000)


Like cost of education, living expenses are low in Singapore as compared to other study abroad destinations but it has high standard of living. Your cost of living while studying abroad in Singapore will include your expenses on accommodation, food, groceries, books and travel. While studying in Singapore, you can opt for following accommodation options:



Estimated Cost per month

University ~ Halls of Residence

S$155 - S$800

Boarding School

S$6,000 - S$15,000 per academic year

Private Hostel


Room in public housing

S$300 - S$600

Whole unit in public housing

S$1000 - S$2000

Room in private housing

S$800 - S$1,200

Whole unit in private housing

From S$1,000