Study on Cheapest Tuition in Singapore and Hong Kong and how to apply

Study in Singapore

If you want to study in a country where there is global competitiveness and innovation, then Singapore should be your ideal destination. Singapore is rapidly gaining recognition as a world leader in academic research and technological innovation.


There are various scholarships available in Singapore for both domestic and international students. Below I have made a list of such scholarships;

*Inlaks Fellowship Programme

*SIA Youth Scholarship for Undergraduate Degree Courses

*Nanyang Scholarship

*Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

*David L. Boren Scholarship

*Singapore Millennium Foundation Scholarship

*Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship

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Top Universities

*National University of Singapore

*Nanyang Technological University

*Singapore Management University

*Yale-NUS College

How to Obtain a Student Visa

International students desiring to study  in Singapore will need a student visa. The good thing is that the visa application process  is linked to your college application. All students admitted  to study at a university in Singapore would receive their visa with their letter of approval.

Successful applicants don’t have to apply for a visa directly since it’s always issued with their in-principle approval (IPA) letter which is given by the institution. This letter works like  visa and can be used at various entry checkpoints.

There is yet another document required for studying in Singapore namely: a Student Pass. You need to apply for it no earlier than two months before your course begins, yet no later than one month before your course commences.


Cost of Studying

The cost of studying in  Singapore is very low as compared to other  popular study abroad destinations like UK, USA, Canada and Australia.  Be reminded that the cost of studying  in Singapore varies  greatly according to the University, course of study and duration of the study. You should expect to  pay around  $10000 for a 4 year Bachelor Degree program.

Cost of Living

The standard of living in Singapore  is very high, so you expect to pay some high amounts for your living expenses. Generaly,living expenses should be around S$ 700 to S$ 2000.

Study in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. If you intend to study in Hong Kong as an international student, you can be confident of finding a lucrative employment with a world class employer after graduation. In this article, we have compiled a list of  low tuition universities in Hong kong as well as the admission requirements, tuition and accommodation cost.

     How to apply

  • Please check with  your prospective institutions as well as the available courses and choose which ones best suit you.
  • Send an email or reach out via phone call to these  institutions and ask whatever questions that are bothering you. You will be provided more information about admission requirements, program-specific criteria, and application deadlines if these are not available online.                                                                                      Admission Requirements
  • Make sure you qualify for admission. International schools and methods of assessment vary widely, as do prerequisites for specific institutions. In general you will need to have completed secondary school, have earned satisfactory results on your country’s Leaving or Aptitude exams, if offered (for example, A Levels, Baccalaureate, SATs, etc.). If English is not your mother tongue, you’ll need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or equivalent examinations. Of course, you should contact the institutions for more detailed information.
  • Apply. The timetable for this varies by institution, so make sure to confirm what paperwork you’ll need to do, and when to submit it.

 Tuition plus Cost of living

As an international student, the tuition fee of studying in Hong Kong would vary according to your level of study and your choice of programme.

Of course, other than tuition fee, you need to allow for other expenses during your study, for example, course materials, examination fee, and graduation fee, etc. Normal ranges of study-related expenses are as follows –

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Item Amount (HK) per year                    US$(per year)
Tuition Fee (for Internationall students) HK$90,000 – HK$265,000 US$11,500 – US$34,000

– Hostel

– Rental for flat (with one bedroom)

HK$15,000 – HK$45,000

HK$96,000 – HK$180,000

US$1,900 – US$5,800

US$12,600 – US$23,000

Living expenses Approx. HK$50,000 Approx. US$6,400
Miscellaneous Approx. HK$15,000 Approx. US$1,900

Before deciding to pitch your tent with a certain institution, you are highly advised to visit the  institutions’ website or contact the institution directly to check out the tuition fees of the programme that you intend to study.

 List of Universities in Hong Kong

Find below the list of top but affordable institutions in Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong (HKU) ; The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) ; The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) ; City University of Hong Kong ; The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ; Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) ; Lingnan University (Hong Kong)



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