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Masters in Singapore

Singapore: This is a unique mix of traditional Asian cultures, technical progress and Western living standards. As the city-state is considered very safe and English is spoken everywhere, Singapore has a reputation for being a "gentle entry" into the Asian world. The cosmopolitan Singapore is also a unique opportunity for students to get to know the Asian culture, language and economy, which is becoming more and more important globally.

Singapore is particularly attractive for Bachelor graduates who want to do their Masters in an Asian country because it is Study system based on the British and US systems. And also the Language of instruction and lingua franca is due to colonial history English only. In addition, in recent years the government has increasingly advocated greater flexibility and diversity in the field of education and universities and has entered into partnerships with many universities from around the world.

International and recognized: A Masters in Singapore

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Masters courses in Singapore are often very practice-oriented. Many universities maintain close contacts with representatives from business and the (financial) industry.

The range of courses in the small island nation is huge. In addition to the Singaporean universities

to have many renowned foreign universities have an external campus set up in Singapore. These include, for example, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the James Cook University Singapore and Stanford University.

The special thing about the Masters programs in Singapore is theirs international orientation and their high practical relevance. Often internships in local companies are integrated into the course. Internships or individual semesters in other countries, such as Dubai, Canada or Australia, are also possible at international universities.

Masters programs in Singapore are available in all fields of study. The areas of economics, tourism management and IT are particularly popular, as knowledge of the Asian market is playing an increasingly important role in these subjects. The MBA programs in particular are enjoying increasing popularity.

Master types in Singapore

Typically, the Masters programs in Singapore take anywhere from one year to 16 months to complete. How long the students have to plan for their master’s degree depends on whether they choose a more research-oriented or a more practice-oriented program. As in the anglophone countries, there is also in Singapore two master types:

  • Master by Coursework (professionally oriented)
  • Master by Research / Thesis (research-oriented)

While the students in Master by Coursework perform their work alongside their studies in courses and seminars, research master’s students attend fewer events and instead write a longer scientific paper (master’s thesis). Naturally, he prepares Master by Coursework for a quick career start, whereas with a view to a subsequent doctorate the Master by Research would be preferable.

Regardless of that, it plays Application of what has been learned in practice in both types of masters a role. The universities work closely with local companies and research institutes in which the students internships complete.

Reasons for a Masters in Singapore

In addition to the cultural diversity, prosperity and security, the speaks also excellent university landscape for expanding his knowledge of Asia by studying in Singapore. Singapore is considered to be one of the key locations for science and research across Asia. The universities are heavily funded by the state. That leads to a very good equipment of the universities, modern study programs and a intensive care of the students by the lecturers. In addition, great importance is attached to international exchange in Singapore. All courses are conducted in English and exist Cooperations with well-known overseas universities that have opened branches in Singapore.

Requirements for a Masters in Singapore

Requirements for a Masters degree in Singapore are usually a good first degreesuch as Bachelor, Magister or Diploma, and sufficient English skills. You can use the latter in the form of a standardized Language testsas demonstrated by the IELTS or TOEFL. In certain subject areas the universities require a certain result in academic test, like the GRE or GMAT. In individual MBA courses, universities expect their applicants to have several years of professional experience.

Tuition fees for a Masters in Singapore

The tuition fees for a Master’s degree at Singapore State Universities are depending on the department between S $ 30,000, and S $ 120,000 (in medical subjects) per year. At international universities, tuition fees between S $ 19,000 and S $ 53,500 can be expected, i.e. converted between € 11,300 and € 31,600.

The Cost of living in Singapore are the highest in Southeast Asia. Still they are no higher than in Germany. It should be emphasized that Singapore offers a standard of living that is in no way inferior to the western OECD countries and also has a very low crime rate.

Depending on the lifestyle is with approximately € 600 to € 1,200 per month Expect rent, groceries and recreational activities for a Masters in Singapore. Cheap accommodation is offered by the Student dormitories. Here you have to expect between S $ 160 and S $ 560 (around € 100 to € 350) per month. The rental prices for flats or apartments are much higher. Since there are few places in the dormitories, it is advisable to try to find accommodation there as early as possible.

Singapore is for its many laws known who regulate everyday life and ensure cleanliness and order. Anyone studying for a Masters in Singapore should familiarize themselves with it, because the penalties for disregard are sensitive and can be safely avoided.

Financing a Masters in Singapore

There are several funding options available to help cover the cost of the Masters in Singapore. The DAAD and various foundations offer different Grants for master’s candidates. The Singapore government and some universities also offer full and partial scholarships for international master’s students to promote diversity. You can find out about possible scholarships and financial aid on the website of the Ministry of Education Singapore.

A student or education loan completed in Germany can also be a way of realizing the dream of a Masters in Singapore. International students can use a Part-time job improve. Up to 16 hours per week are allowed during the semester, and even more during the lecture-free period.

Visa, students pass and health insurance for Singapore

You need a for your entry and exit Multiple Journey Visa. After arriving in Singapore you will get one Social Visit Pass which is valid for two to four weeks. During this time you have to have your students pass apply for. Among other things, you have to present your certificate of enrollment. Also a Health certificate is mandatory for stays of more than six months. You could have it exhibited in Singapore's certified hospitals.

In good time before you leave, you should definitely consult a travel or tropical medicine doctor to have everyone Boost standard vaccinations allow. Additional vaccinations may be necessary, especially if you plan to travel to the surrounding Asian countries. A comprehensiveInternational health insurance is essential because medical care in Singapore is excellent but also very expensive.