Undergraduate Programs: Scholarships for International Students in Singapore

Just about a decade back, the US and the UK were the most sought after study abroad destinations for international students. But, given the visa policies in both these countries- some of the Asian countries like Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia are fast emerging as desirable study abroad destinations for international students, especially Indians.

Fee Structure and Intakes for Undergraduates in Singapore

Studying in Singapore can be quite expensive. While the average tuition fees for an undergraduate program in Singapore works out to around 12-20 lakhs per year, it can considerably go down in case you opt for serving the Singapore government (service years may vary from three to six), post course completion. In this case, the fees can be revised up to 7 lakhs per year. Nevertheless, the cost of education is comparatively less, as compared to the US and the UK. Please note that the fees vary from program to program.

Students with a strong academic background, excellence in standardized tests and extra-curricular activities, are entitled to various scholarships, grants and financial aid-to support their study abroad education.

Undergraduate courses in Singapore take 3-4 years to complete, depending upon the university. Nanyang Technological University (NTYU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Management University (SMU) are some of the globally acclaimed universities of Singapore.

While government universities in Singapore have two intakes (August, February), private universities have multiple intakes (January, February, July, August, September, October).

With a globally recognized educational system, varied fee structure, merit and need-based fee waivers, and availability of a wide spectrum of scholarships and funding opportunities, Singapore ranks as a prominent study abroad destination today.

Cost of Living in Singapore

Singapore is moderately expensive as a study abroad destination. As a result, living expense including food, travel, and accommodation would work out to around 50,000 to 95,000 per month.

Singapore: Scholarships and Financial Aid for International Undergraduates

Funding and financing your study abroad program in Singapore is a lot easier as both the federal government and private institutions offer competitive and rewarding scholarships to international students.

Here is a list of university specific and global scholarships available to need-based and meritorious students.

Scholarships Available for International Students in Singapore at the Undergraduate Level

University Scholarship Scholarship Award Duration
National University of Singapore NUS Global Merit Scholarship

 

There is no bond involved

Full tuition fees

$6000 annual living allowance

$200 one time settling allowance

Annual accommodation allowance

(lowest double room)

To and fro  air ticket

 

Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Scholarship

 

Three year bond applicable

Full tuition fees

$6000 annual living allowance

$500 book allowance per year

$2000 accommodation per year

$1500 one-time computer allowance

$250 one-time settling allowance

 

  College Scholarship

 

Three year bond applicable

Full tuition fees

$3600 annual living allowance

 

 

  Humanities Arts and Social Science

 

Three year bond applicable

Full tuition fees

$3000 travel grant

 

 

  Renaissance Engineering Program

 

Three year bond applicable

Full coverage of subsidized tuition fees

$6000 living allowance per year-for three years

$500 book allowance per year

$2000 accommodation allowance per year

$1500 computer allowance – one off

$250 settling in allowance-one time

 

  NTU Science and Engineering Scholarship

 

Six year bond applicable

Full coverage of subsidized tuition fees

$6000 living allowance per year

Annual accommodation allowance (lowest)

$200 settling in allowance

To and for air fare

  NTU University Scholar’s Program

 

Three year bond applicable

Full coverage of subsidized tuition fees

$6000 living allowance per year

$500 book allowance per year

$2000 accommodation allowance per year

$1500 computer allowance one-time

 

 
ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE Global Study Awards (GSA) Rs 8,98,400 one-time award

In all; two students are selected

ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE Go Clean Scholarship Rs 2,39,925 one-time award

For 100 students

ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE The Financial Sumo Educational Scholarship Rs 68,550 one-time award

For 1 student only

ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE Brokerfish International Student Scholarship Rs 68,550
ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE Richie Jennings Memorial Scholarship Rs 6,85,500

For 30 students

  Scholarships for Women 2018-2019 Free tuition and books
 
 
Management Development Institute Singapore MDIS Merit Scholarship $3200 one time
 
 
Singapore Institute of Management Sim Global Education Scholarships Covers tuition fees, examination fees, book allowance

 

 
 
Singapore University  of Technology Design SUTD Merit Based Scholarship Covers subsidized tuition fees
  SUTD Undergraduate Scholarship Covers subsidized tuition fees for the first year
  Far East Engineering Architecture Scholarship Covers subsidized tuition fees

Covers annual expenses for study related expenses

  AC Toh Scholarship Covers subsidized tuition fees
  Wilmar Scholarship Rs 12,28,198 per year
  Rock Scholarship Rs 7,67,624 per year
 
 

Please note that most of the scholarships listed are academic year based and have varying deadlines. You need to check for the availability of these scholarships at the time of application.

Being one of the fastest growing economies of Asia, Singapore has more than 7000 MNCs, providing exciting job prospects and growth opportunities to young and talented fresh graduates.

Are you planning for a bachelor’s in Singapore? If so, you can contact us, so that we can identify programs and courses better suited to your career goals. Additionally, we can provide you with valuable guidance for obtaining scholarships, grants and financial aid to fund your study abroad program. Meet us now to evaluate your eligibility for a scholarship and get started with pursuing your overseas education from the global centre of excellence-Singapore!