Information about Singapore
Study Abroad in Singapore
There's nothing like the transformative experience of studying abroad to gain new perspectives, create fresh impressions and be inspired by what's happening beyond your corner of the world. So what makes Singapore so refreshingly different from other countries for a Study Abroad experience?
Best of East and West
No other city offers a more alluring mix of cutting-edge infrastructure, world-class education system and dynamic cosmopolitan vibe thanks to a blend of Eastern and Western cultures. Beneath the city's towering skyscrapers, you'll discover the rich and vibrant sights and sounds of ethnic precincts like Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. Combine with our status as a leading finance, business and education hub with our colourful multi-cultural heritage; you will experience a unique learning experience that is global yet Asian.
Stimulate your mind in an environment where ethnic diversity is celebrated, and immerse your soul in Singapore's melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian history and culture. As English is widely used, you will never feel out of place while experiencing the local culture. The meeting of minds is more than just making new friends, take the opportunity to pick up an Asian language here, while immersed in a milieu enriched by the variety of spoken vernaculars.
24/7 Fun In And Out Of The Sun
Outdoor sport fans and sun-seekers will have a blast thanks to the year-round sunny climate. Activities such as wakeboarding, windsurfing, over-night biking excursions and dragon boat racing are readily available for the full tropical island experience. Culture aficionados can have their pick from the museum, international and local music, and art offerings throughout the year. For party-goers, Singapore takes partying to dizzying heights with an array of themed nightclubs, multi-outlet mega clubs, live music bars, pubs and beach bars. Whatever your leisure preferences, there\'s always something new to discover on this surprising island.
Now don’t say we didn't warn you. The probability of falling passionately in love with Singapore over the food alone is very high. From the budget-conscious to the discerning, Singapore will enthral, titillate and tickle your taste buds with the wide array of international and Asian flavours. With eateries in almost every part of the island operating round the clock, it's easy to see why eating is considered a national pastime, if not obsession, in this food paradise.
The Living Space
There is good reason why Singapore is also referred to as a city in the garden. With lush belts of greenery contributing to the cityscape, Singapore offers a comfortable living environment. The citys hostels, home stays, private and public apartments are unrivalled for their modernity and comfort.
It is easy and inexpensive to get around Singapore on our integrated transport system of efficient air-conditioned bus services, modern Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) lines and affordable taxi services.
Gateway To Asia
Singapore's excellent geographical position makes travel within the Asian region a breeze. Using Singapore as your base, explore the ancient cities of Cambodia or island-hop your way through Indonesia or Thailand. China and India are a mere 5-6 hour flight away. With so many budget airlines operating from Singapore's Changi Airport, backpacking is an affordable reality.
By choosing to study abroad in Singapore, international students have an opportunity to not only be plugged into an education system that promotes excellence, but also be a part of a global community.
Banks in Singapore offer savings and cheque services, as well as other financial services such as bank drafts, fund transfers and currency exchanges. Traveller's cheques can also be cashed at banks, where you will need to present your passport for identification.
Before deciding on a bank and type of account, you should compare interest rates, bank fees and accessibility features. Typically, students open an account that gives them an automated teller machine (ATM) card. This makes cash accessible round-the-clock via ATMs. Most ATM cards also act as debit cards on the local Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS), which can be accessed at supermarkets and many retail outlets.
Banks In Singapore
|Name of bank||Web Site|
|DBS / POSBank||www.dbs.com|
|Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC)||www.ocbc.com.sg|
|United Overseas Bank (UOB)||www.uobgroup.com.sg|
|Standard Chartered Bank||www.standardchartered.com.sg|
Opening An Account
To open a bank account, you have to visit the bank in person. You will also need the following documents:
- Valid passport
- Student Pass
- Initial deposit (amount varies according to bank)
Study Loans & Financial Aid
If you require financial assistance during your studies in Singapore, please secure a loan in your home country. Currently, banks in Singapore do not offer loans to international students.
As a student in New Cambridge, you are are required to be familiar with Singapore laws e.g. drug trafficking, working illegally, over staying on expiry of passes etc. Visit the websites below for information and updates.