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Living in Singapore for International Students

Part of MITB-FS Introduction

Enoch CHNG

on 26 September 2012

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Transcript of Living in Singapore for International Students

SMU City Campus Life Orientation programme
for international students SMU Centre for Counselling & Guidance SMU International Connections (ICON) – international students’ club under the SMU Students’ Association (SMUSA) MITB get-togethers, matriculation lunches and graduation dinners Student’s Pass For International Students Mandatory to have Student’s Pass in order to pursue course of study in Singapore

Issued by Singapore ICA

Only for full-time students in Singapore universities

SMU will assist in the application process, but students will need to pay processing and issuance fees to ICA  at least S$ 90

General processing time = 5 working days

For those requiring a visa to enter Singapore, processing time is 10 working days Medical & Health Group Insurance Personal Accident Coverage Accidental Death, Permanent Disablement

Outpatient Accident Medical Reimbursement

24-hour worldwide coverage Outpatient SMU City Campus clinic

about 200 other clinics island-wide

Government polyclinics Medical Coverage Coverages Hospitalization


Outpatient Specialist Consultation

Diagnostic Test (E.g. X-Ray) Expenses incurred are reimbursable subject to terms and conditions Accommodation One bed (2 students/bedroom): S$ 620.00

One complete bedroom: S$ 1,240.00

Utilities deposit: S$ 400.00

Admin Fee (One time): S$ 107.00

Located in well-known Holland Village with strong expatriate ambience and famous for eateries

Near Commonwealth MRT station and public transport Commonwealth Hostel (a.k.a yo:HA @ Commonwealth) : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Co$t of Living in Singapore Living costs depend on your lifestyle In general, an international student may expect to incur the following on a monthly basis:

Accommodation and utilities (S$ 400 – S$ 2,000)
Food (S$ 300 – S$ 500)
Transport (S$ 150 – S$ 300)
Miscellaneous (telecommunications, books, etc) (S$ 500 – S$ 1,500) : Visiting Campus By MRT

Alight at
City Hall Interchange
Doby Ghaut
Bras Basah : Public Holidays 2013

New Year – 1st Jan

Chinese New Year – 10th, 11th Feb

Good Friday – 29th March

Labor Day – 1st May

Vesak Day – 24th May

Hari Raya Puasa – 8th Aug

National Day – 9th Aug

Hari Raya Haji – 15th Oct

Deepavali – 3rd Nov

Christmas – 25th Dec 2012

National Day – 9th Aug

Hari Raya Puasa – 19th Aug

Hari Raya Haji – 26th Oct

Deepavali – 13th Nov

Christmas – 25th Dec Living in Singapore! Why Highly Developed Singapore? Culturally Diversified Great Food Strategic Location Highly Developed Banking Hub Strong Economy A Cosmopolitan Island-City! Asia's Crossroad FUN SAFE VIBRANT Its a GREAT place to Study Work Play Invest Best place to work, live & play. (Mercer Survey 2010) World's easiest place to do business. (Doing Business report 2011, World Bank) Best business environment in
Asia Pacific and Worldwide. (Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Forecasts, 2009) : : : : : : : : : : : : :
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