Masters (MS) in Singapore: Universities, Colleges & Courses

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Aprant Agarwal Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Aug 16, 2022 13:22 IST

MS in Singapore: Universities in Singapore offer high quality education that is comparable to other reputed destinations, such as the US. Because of the high quality education, strong economic base, and high living standards, Singapore is becoming a preferred destination for higher education. The country houses some of the biggest banks, financial firms, and research-driven organizations. According to Glassdoor, the average annual salary of a student who pursues MS in Singapore is nearly SGD 72,000.

MS in Singapore Highlights



Total Number of Universities Offering MS in Singapore

Approx. 12 Universities

MS in Singapore (1st Year Average of 12 Universities)

INR 21 Lakhs

Top Specializations

Computer Science, Computer Control & Automation, Cyber Security, Digital Marketing, Information Technology etc.

Exams Required

Formal Schooling, Graduation, GRE/ GMAT, English-language proficiency test scores of TOEFLIELTS, or PTE

MS in Singapore Top 10 Universities

The table given below provides top 10 universities in Singapore that offer MS courses in various disciplines. Their first year tuition fee has also been provided:


Tuition Fee (1st Year)

National University of Singapore

SGD 48,000

Nanyang Technological University

SGD 40,400

Singapore Management University

SGD 21,400

London School of Business and Finance

SGD 18,000

PSB Academy

SGD 24,075

Singapore Institute of Management

SGD 34,240

James Cook University

SGD 38,520

Amity Global Institute

SGD 18,888

Management Development Institute of Singapore

SGD 24,396

Singapore University of Technology and Design

SGD 50,950


MS in Singapore Top Specializations

Students who wish to pursue MS in Singapore can choose from a wide range of specializations. Some of the specializations and disciplines are given below in the table:

Computer Science

Computer Control & Automation


Cyber Security

Digital Marketing

Data Science

Computing and Information System

Integrated Circuit Design

Software Engineering

Technology Management

Engineering Management


MS in Singapore Cost

The cost of pursuing MS in Singapore depends on a number of factors such as your university tuition fee, location, lifestyle, travel arrangements, and other miscellaneous charges such as clothing, stationery, etc. We have provided an average tuition fee and average living costs. However, a student must note that the living costs will depend on his/her lifestyle and location.

  • Average Tuition Fee (1st Year) based on an average of 12 universities is INR 21 Lakhs
  • Average Living Cost for 1 year stands at INR 3.62 Lakh


MS in Singapore Student Visa

If you wish to pursue MS in Singapore, you will have to apply for a student visa. The applications for the Singapore student visa are submitted through the Student’s Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system on the Immigration and the Check Point Authority (ICA) - Singapore portal. The processing time is usually between 2-4 months. A processing fee of SGD 30 is levied. In addition, a SGD 60 fee is levied when the formality of issuance of the Student's Pass at ICA has been completed.

MS in Singapore Eligibility

Requirements and eligibility criteria for pursuing MS in Singapore are given below:

Work Permit after MS in Singapore

If you wish to stay back in Singapore after your MS course, you have to apply for a Post-Study Work Permit. Students, who receive their degree from a listed Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL), can receive a long-term Visit Pass (LTVP). The validity of LTVP is for up to 2 years.

MS in Singapore Scholarships

Students, who wish to pursue MS in Singapore, can apply for various scholarships. Some of the scholarships are mentioned below:

MS in Singapore Jobs and Salaries

Job profile and industry, after pursuing MS in Singapore, depends on the course major. Some of the courses and their average annual salaries have been provided in the table. Data has been sourced from Payscale.


Annual Salary Range

Master of Technology Management

SGD 53,000 – SGD 225,000

Master of Mechanical Engineering

SGD 20,000 – SGD 150,000

Master of Public Policy

SGD 56,000 – SGD 187,000

Master of Public Health

SGD 4,000 – SGD 248,000

Master of Engineering Management

SGD 36,000 – SGD 191,000

MS in Singapore Top Recruiters

Students who pursue MS in Singapore get placed in top multinational companies across various sectors on the basis of their majors. Some of the top recruiters, who hire students with a MS degree in Singapore, are given below in the table:


MAEK Consulting Pte. Ltd.

Arrowcrest Technologies Pte. Ltd.

Ding Sheng Engineering Pte. Ltd.

Procter & Gamble

Anradus Pte. Ltd.



Blue Skyline Construction Development Pte. Ltd.

Cheng Ji Builder Pte. Ltd.

CYTECH Engineering Pte. Ltd.

Titansoft Pte. Ltd.

Teknor Apex Company

MacDermid Alpha Electronic Solutions


OSI Asia

EA Recruitment Pte. Ltd.

MaxLinear Inc.

Oil States International

RCY Pte. Ltd.


MS in Singapore FAQs

Q. What is the scope of pursuing MS in Singapore?

A. Students who pursue MS in Singapore can get placed in various roles such as those of Public Policy Manager, Technology Manager, etc. The average annual salary stands nearly SGD 72,000. In addition to this, Singapore’s education system has high quality and offers globally recognized degrees. The economic base of the country is strong and there are good opportunities in research and development. All these factors make Singapore an attractive destination for pursuing academics and work.

Q. Can you name top universities that offer MS in Singapore?

A. National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, London School of Business and Finance, PSB Academy, Singapore Institute of Management, etc. are some of the top universities in Singapore that offer MS courses.

Q. Can you name some recruiters that hire students who have pursuing MS in Singapore?

A. Spiralytics, PepsiCo, Micron, EA Recruitment Pte. Ltd., Amaris, MSD, Applied Materials, etc. are some of the recruiters that recruit students with MS degree in Singapore.

Q. What are the admission requirements for MS in Singapore?

A. To pursue MS in Singapore, students need to fulfill certain basic requirements such as formal schooling, graduation, GRE/ GMAT scores (as per university requirements), IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE scores, etc. In addition, students need to provide supporting documents such as resume, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, etc.

Q. Is it compulsory to obtain a student visa to pursue MS in Singapore?

A. Yes. In order to pursue any academic course in Singapore, it is compulsory for a student to obtain a student visa.

Q. What is the overall cost of pursuing MS in Singapore?

A. The average 1st year tuition fee for MS in Singapore is nearly INR 21 Lakhs. Average 1-year living expenses amount to nearly INR 4 Lakhs. In order to reduce your overall expenses, you can choose to apply for a scholarship and/ or part-time work.

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