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Cost of Study Singapore

University and Polytechnic Institutions
Tuition per yearMinistry of Education Tuition GrantDirect Payment (tuition fee payable
Non-lab basedSGD 20,420 – 21, 950SGD 13,700SGD 6,720 – 8,250
Lab-basedSGD 22,420SGD 15,700SGD 19,270
Dentistry/MedicineSGD 83,870SGD 64,600SGD 19,270
MusicSGD 40,330SGD 32,000SGD 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.

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