Study In Singapore Visa

Singapore is considered in the top 10 countries of education hub for pursuing your studies in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate programs or short-term courses. Every year, more than 80,000 international students come where maximum students are allowed from ASEAN, China, and India.

Education is provided in English medium in every public & private university. Singapore consists of six publicly funded universities; the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University come in the top 20 worldwide universities.

Procedure for Singapore Student Pass

The students receiving their admission offer letter from the applied college/institute for a particular course have to go for Student Pass to get a visa for Singapore. Applicants have to submit their visa application form through the Students Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system. You must fill your application and submit it two months before the date of the commencement of the course.

Registration through Institutes of Singapore: First your selected college has to register your application through SOLAR with the required details such as;

  • Basic information: Name, nationality of student, date of birth (DOB), and gender
  • Course information: Course name, commencement, and end date
  • SOLAR reference number

Candidate has to submit e Form 16: After college successful registration, the student has to submit e form 16 with the below general information that includes;

  • Passport information: Passport number, expiry date, etc.
  • Recent passport size photograph
  • Email id
  • Registration acknowledgment notice with the login details provided by the college
Next, the student has to take a printout of the e Form 16 which has to give in to the Student’s Pass Unit, ICA for further paperwork to confirm you are eligible for Student Pass.

Documents Required For Singapore Study Visa At Time Of Interview

The applicants have to also submit few more required documents which subjected to serve as proof of evidence for your academic and financial position that includes;

  • An original national passport that must be valid for at least 3 months out there for stay
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Previous educational degree, diploma, or foundation course certificate
  • Admission Offer letter from Singapore Institute
  • Print out of completed student pass application e form ICA 16 and V36
  • Proof of Fee payment receipt
  • Proof of Funds’ where you need to show the required tuition fees & $8400 to demonstrate you can support all your living expense and other liabilities
  • Work experience letter (if asked)
  • Bank Fixed deposit receipt (if asked)
  • Bank loan sanction letter (if asked)
Note: All documents should be needed to be in English Language or English translated versions.

Cost of Study Visa

Processing Fee: The processing fee can cost up to $30 (Rs 1637 approx.) for a student visa application form submitted to Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority. You can make the payment by the online mode such as credit/debit card or internet banking. It is non-refundable.

Issuance Fee: The issuance fee is paid after the successful completion of the student visa application and ready to collect his/her Student Pass which is $60 (Rs 3275 approx.) as well as $30 for the multi-entry visa fee.

Cost of Study in The Singapore Universities

Mostly the cost of study in Pubic Singapore University can be roughly about SGD 8,000 to 9,000 per year for a program. While non-subsidized or private universities can cost up to SGD 10,000 for a particular program. The average tuition fee for Singapore universities depends on three factors such as:

  • Applicant Nationality
  • Public or Private university
  • Course or Degree Program
In addition to the above information nationality is the main concern for the Singapore University and has further four different categories on status of the students:

Annual Subsidized Fees Payable by Singapore Citizens

Annual Subsidized Fees Payable by Permanent Residents

Annual Subsidized Fees Payable by International Students

Annual Non- Subsidized Citizens

Ministry of Education (MOE) offers international students Service Obligation Scheme under a subsidized program. The provided scheme help students to pay reduced tuition fees as well as let them work in Singapore after their program gets complete to repay their tuition fees.

Singapore University Intake Calendar

The applicants should apply to different colleges in October because it is considered to be the right time as you should start the application process 6 months before the deadline. As per the guideline Public Singapore Universities invites international students in two intakes that include August and February month. Nevertheless, private universities take students in multiple intakes such as January, February, July, August, September, and October.

We advise the student to start applying for different colleges in 6 months' advance as it involves different criteria for a specific college. In addition to this, you may have to appear for IELTS, TOEFL ibT, and other language ability exams or may have to give entrance tests such as GMAT AND GRE.

Top Universities In Singapore


University Name

Times Higher Education Ranking

U.S News & World Report Ranking(2021)

Aisa University Ranking

Percentage of international



National University of Singapore






Nanyang Technological University



2nd (young university)



Singapore Management University






Singapore University of Technology and Design






INSEAD Asia Campus






Can I take my spouse or children with me to Singapore?

Only full-time graduate international students can sponsor their spouses or children to come to Singapore. They have to apply for an entry visa at the Singapore embassy and after arriving at the airport they will be given 4 weeks Social Visit Pass.

Is there a permit to work, if I have Student Pass in Singapore?

Yes, international students can work part-time for a total of 16 hours on weeks. There are no restrictions or visa work permit requirements if you want to work full time on holidays. In addition to this, the Singapore government gives chance to students to find employment after completing their graduation. You have to submit a one-year visit pass to ICA for granting permission to stay in Singapore which can be done through e VP.

Where you can submit your Student Pass visa application form in India?

There are three offices of the Singapore Consulate in India:
Singapore Consulate, Mumbai

Consulate 101, 10th Floor, Maker Chambers IV, 222, Jamnalal Bajaj Road,
Telephone: +91-22-2204-3205/ +91-22-2204-3209

Singapore High Commission, New Delhi
Chancery N-88, Panchsheel Park

New Delhi-110017
Telephone: +91-11-41019801/+91-11-41019804/ +91-11-41019818
Singapore Consulate, Chennai
17-A North Boag Road
Telephone: +91-44-2815-8207/ +91-44-2815-8208

What are different scholarships for studying in Singapore?

There are different organizations and government scholarships that students can apply for pursuing their studies in Singapore universities some are listed below for you:

  • CCSE Graduate scholarship
  • Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award
  • Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
  • Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program