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Studying In Singapore

Postby remy » Sat, 11 Jul 2009 11:05 pm


This year I will have finished my bachelor degree Mechanical Engineering in the Netherlands.

I would like to commence a master at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in january 2010. As I am planning to stay in Singapore for at least a year, I do not know where and how to start: apply at NUS, apply for visa and working permit, seak for work and an appartment?

In my opinion it would be best for me to visit Singapore to arrange all these matters. However, I will still need some sort of a plan.

Any advice on the above is very welcome.

With kind regards,

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Postby vbelle » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 2:22 pm

to start??

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Re: Studying In Singapore

Postby revhappy » Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:36 am

Just curious, why Singapore for studying? Unless you want to work here. Isn't UK or US the best place?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:16 pm

Bet he's got a Singaporean gf he met in university...... :wink:

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Postby slvrsmmr » Wed, 29 Jul 2009 9:39 am

Hi think it's great that you want to come to Singapore to study. Singapore is one of the best educational hubs in Southeast Asia. However the University school year opens in August. You might like to find out more about Singapore and the Universities here . a good site to find out more about Singapore, and what you can expect here.

As for plans, will helpful to you for planning.

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Re: Studying In Singapore

Postby madura » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 6:07 pm

revhappy wrote:Just curious, why Singapore for studying? Unless you want to work here. Isn't UK or US the best place?

It seems rather popular for europeans to do their masters at the local unis. I've seen plenty of Norwegians, Swedes, Germans at NTU. Seen a couple of Dutch students on research attachments too.

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Postby wcs » Thu, 17 Sep 2009 7:26 am

Hi Remy,

Contact the dept and speak to someone about the course. It is worth having some contact with people there. Then they will remember you when your application comes through.

I would say that if you want to study here, apply for the course first. Some of the depts will then have their admin people do most of the work in applying for the student pass for you. No guarantees of course, but that was my experience at NTU. That meant you could arrive on a visitor pass, and complete the student pass application with a trip to the doctor, and a trip to immigration. Very simple and painless.

For some courses you will be approved to work part-time, for others you will be excluded from working at all! You need to speak to the uni to find out how the course you are interested in is handled.

Once you graduate from a local university in Singapore, you will have a good chance of having an employment pass or PR approved.

Best of luck with it!

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