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Semester abroad in Singapore

Singapore is just as big as Hamburg. Nevertheless, you can get to know the whole diversity of Asia in the tropical city and island state - for example during a semester abroad in Singapore.

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Futuristic skyscrapers meet colorful, lavishly designed temples - a semester abroad in Singapore offers access to a contrasting megacity.

In the glittering metropolis they mix Traditions of asia with the Legacy of British colonization. Banks, office and residential towers stand side by side with colonial buildings and temples, gigantic shopping palaces meet small traders, busy streets meet exotic gardens.

Singapore is also a Melting pot of Asian cultures. A semester abroad in Singapore is therefore a guarantee for a very special intercultural experience. A total of 5.3 million Chinese, Malays, Indians and other immigrants live tolerant to one another here. In districts like Little India or Chinatown, everyday life is determined by the tradition you bring with you. Hindu temples and colorful saris, Chinese pharmacies and the scent of incense sticks shape the picture.

"Asian Fusion" can also be experienced in the culinary offer: in the countless Hawker Centers and Food courts Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine is served in Sinagpur.

The offer a change from the hustle and bustle of the big city 59 offshore islands of Singapore. Fantastic tropical paradises with turquoise blue water, white sandy beaches and colorful coral reefs can be easily reached by ferry. In the evening, countless clubs and bars invite you to celebrate in the sultry, tropical night.

It is not a problem to come into contact with the locals: Is the lingua franca, trade and official language still English. Chinese, Malay and Tamil are also spoken. Since the small city-state is also considered to be incredibly safe, a semester abroad in Singapore is often viewed as a “gentle introduction” to the Asian world.


Reasons for a semester abroad in Singapore

A semester in Singapore is not only an ideal destination for world travelers, but also for students who want to get to know Asia. The education system in Singapore is based on the Anglo-Saxon model and the universities stand out English-language courses, a tight study organization and intensive student support.

In addition to local universities also have a number of Australian colleges - like the James Cook University from Queensland - opening locations in Singapore and offering part of their range of courses there. This can be particularly attractive for international students, as they can combine an Australian study experience with immersion in Asian culture.

A semester abroad in Singapore always comes with one wide range of leisure activities and university events. These ensure a strong sense of togetherness. In such a relaxed atmosphere, it is easy to make friends from all over the world, improve your English skills and, if desired, learn an Asian language.

Traveling during a semester abroad in Singapore

During the semester break, Singapore is an ideal starting point for exploring other parts of Southeast Asia: Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar and China can be reached easily and cheaply thanks to numerous low-cost airlines.


Study AbroadPrograms

Study AbroadPrograms probably do uncomplicated possibility to study in Singapore for a semester or two abroad. The students are not placed in a specific semester or a specific course, but they can choose their own Courses largely free from the courses offered by the host universities choose. Provided that you have agreed with your local examination office in advance, the coursework completed during the semester in Singapore can often be credited to your studies in Germany afterwards.

Semester abroad Singarpur: application requirements

Another benefit of the Study AbroadPrograms in Singapore is the relatively straightforward application process: many colleges only ask Abitur or advanced technical college entrance qualification and sufficient knowledge of English. These can be proven in the form of the IELTS or TOEFL. Alternatively, the DAAD language certificate, which many German universities can issue, is also accepted at some universities.

In some cases, applicants must have studied at their home university for a year before they can attend one Study AbroadProgram in Singapore.


Costs and funding channels for a semester abroad in Singapore

The universities in Singapore are largely financed through tuition fee. Who as Free movers If you want to study a semester abroad in Singapore, you have to reckon with EUR 4,500 - 8,000, depending on the university and degree section.

Cost of Living in Singapore

Due to the small size of Singapore, the living space is also limited, which can be found in comparatively high rents reflects. Owning your own apartment in Singapore can quickly cost EUR 1,500 or more per month. Rooms in shared apartments or student residences, on the other hand, are a bit cheaper at EUR 400-850 per month.

Compared to rents, the rest of the cost of living in Singapore is quite moderate. This applies in particular to the excellently developed local public transport and catering in Singapore Food courts and Hawker Centers.

Financing options for a semester in Singapore

The costs incurred for a semester abroad in Singapore can at least partially be covered by various financing options. Students with particularly good grades can be funded, for example, through partial scholarships from the DAAD or various gifted funding agencies.

Above all, the BAföG Abroad is also interesting: Students can count on subsidies for tuition fees of up to EUR 4,600 and additional subsidies for flight and living costs for a semester in Singapore. The assessment limits for the foreign BAföG are higher than for the domestic BAföG. Therefore, students can also be funded who are not eligible for BAföG for their studies in Germany.

Student loans can also be a way to finance a semester abroad in Singapore.


Visa and entry requirements for a semester abroad in Singapore

Students wishing to spend one or more semesters abroad in Singapore need a Multiple Journey Visa. This entitles you to enter and leave the country several times. After arriving in Singapore, students receive a two to four week valid Social Visit Pass. During this time a must Student's Pass be requested; a certificate of enrollment must be submitted for this purpose.

For a semester stay in Singapore that lasts longer than six months, a Health certificate be submitted. This can be issued at certified hospitals in Singapore.


Foreign health insurance and vaccination protection

Already before departure International students should take out comprehensive travel health insurance for the semester abroad in Singapore. Especially students who would like to explore the surrounding Asian countries should also get one early on adequate vaccination protection To take care of.