International Students

We welcome international students, as they add to the richness and diversity of the intellectual culture. Our current graduate students come from outside Singapore, including China, India, Indonesia, Europe and other countries across the globe. 

The  Student Affairs Office’s website has a great deal of information for international students arriving into Singapore for the first time. As you prepare for your way to Singapore, you may wish to check out some of the useful and relevant information here. 

The living costs you incur will depend on your lifestyle. The amount shown here is an estimate based on the feedback from current students and graduates. 

ItemEstimated Monthly Expenses
On-Campus graduate housing 
(varies with room type)
$420 - $540
 $450 - $630
Personal Expenses$230 - $330
Transport for travel within Singapore$150 - $250
(NTU Campus is Wi-Fi enabled)
$50 onwards 
(depending on usage/package subscriber)
TOTAL$1,200 - $1,500
NOTE: Textbooks and course materials$200 - $500 per academic year

Cashless payment
Cashless payment is common in Singapore and includes payment by ATM cards, cashcards and credit cards, etc.

Goods and Services Tax
A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 7% is levied on the import of goods, as well as nearly all supplies of goods and services in Singapore.

Information on Immigration matters including entry visas and medical examinations

Information on Health, Wellness and Insurance

Information on Accommodation

Meal options on Campus