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Cost of Study Singapore

University and Polytechnic Institutions
Tuition per year Ministry of Education Tuition Grant Direct Payment (tuition fee payable
Non-lab based SGD 20,420 – 21, 950 SGD 13,700 SGD 6,720 – 8,250
Lab-based SGD 22,420 SGD 15,700 SGD 19,270
Dentistry/Medicine SGD 83,870 SGD 64,600 SGD 19,270
Music SGD 40,330 SGD 32,000 SGD 8,330

Cost of Living

The standard of living in Singapore is amongst the highest in Asia. Compared to countries in western continents, the cost of living here is relatively low, and basic items like food and clothing are very reasonably priced.

An international student in Singapore spends on average about S$750 to S$2,000 a month on living expenses. This amount of course, varies depending on your individual lifestyle and course of study.

Expense Cost per Month
Accommodation $200 – $1,500
Utilities $50 – $80
Food $300 – $450
Public Transport $20 – $100
Telecommunications From $30
Books & Stationery $30 – $100
Medical Hospitalisation Insurance $5 – $300 (depending on insurance policy)
Personal expenses $100 – $200 (clothes, toiletries, entertainment, haircut, miscellaneous