Information for International Students
International students have to apply for a Student’s Pass from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority in order to pursue full-time studies in Singapore. The Student’s Pass is only issued to full-time students and not to part-time students. International students who wish to pursue programmes on a part-time basis should obtain employment in Singapore first before applying for admission to the University and should ensure that they are permitted to work and reside in Singapore throughout the course of their study by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
Passport holders of specific countries, including China and India, must have a valid visa before entering Singapore.
The University will assist successful international applicants in their applications for the Student Pass. The costs connected with the application will be borne by the student.
For further information, please visit: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/isc/Immigration/Pages/StudentsPass.aspx
Graduate students may apply for on-campus accommodation administered by NTU or rent accommodation off-campus.
Please note that on-campus vacancies are limited. For more information, please visit: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/Graduate/Pages/index.aspx
The University also manages an Off-Campus Accommodation System (OCAS). For more information on this, please visit:
Cost of Living
Please find below an estimate of monthly living expenses in Singapore (in SGD):
|Meals (University canteens and hawker centres)||$400 – $500|
|Accommodation||$500 – $1,500|
|Transport expenses (locally)||$200 – $300|
|Other expenses (stationery, toiletries, laundry, recreation, etc)||$300 – $500|
Candidates are expected to have sufficient funds to cover expenses for their entire period of study.
International students holding a student pass may seek permission to work up to a certain number of hours per week. For advice, please contact [email protected].
Last updated on 03/09/2014