The most popular courses in Singapore are:
Commencement of the session:
The academic year generally commences in July/August at public universities. Semesters vary for different universities/ institutes. Some universities also offer a third or summer term over a long vacation period, which enables a student to take additional courses for credit.
Those aspiring to study full-time in Singapore need to apply for a student's pass and visa from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Applicants who require a visa must submit their student's pass applications at least two months before their program starts.
The Ministry of Education Tuition Grant is applicable to UG students at universities and to diploma students can study at highly subsidized rates, which come to 65% to 80% of the tuition fees.
The accommodation facilities in Singapore are really good. The international students should not face any problems with regards to accommodation.
Part- time jobs:
Full-time undergraduates at polytechnics and universities are allowed to work part time for up to 16 hours a week during school terms.
However, they need to take permission from the institute's student's liaison office. During vacations, they are permitted to work full time as Singapore's ministry manpower exempts them from applying for work permits.
How to apply:
The candidate needs to apply directly into the educational institutions. Local universities accept online applications; some will however want to interview the candidate and then accept their application. Upon acceptance, the candidates will be sent a letter offer, which has to be signed and submitted before the closing date.
For the academic year (2008), the candidate needs to apply beforehand itself, so as to avoid confusion and fiasco during the admission period. It takes at least 2 months to process the application, i.e. for a session beginning in August; the candidate needs to apply in June.
Tests to be taken:
There are no qualifying tests in the strict sense but general requirements include: