Top courses to study in Singapore
-Leading the Asian countries in the education sector, Singapore has emerged as one of the popular destinations among the international student community. International students flocking to the country are lured by programmes like management, finance and law which are some of the top courses to study in Singapore.

If you are planning to pursue your studies in Singapore, the first step would be to know whether the course you want to pursue falls among the best in the country so that you gain quality education and are well placed in the job market.

Keeping that in mind, Careers360 has listed some of the top courses to study in Singapore alongwith the best institutes and fees for the course.



One of the major courses to look out for in Singapore is management. The country, as a destination for management studies, has been mainly pushed by its hyper-connectivity and by the fact that all major companies of the world have created their base in Singapore. The country also happens to be a hot spot for businesses with MNCs like Unilever, DHL, IBM or General Motors having their regional headquarters here for decades now.

Best institutes of management in Singapore:




National University of Singapore

17 months


Nanyang Technological University

12 months

$ 55,000

Singapore Management University

12 months

$ 62,209.80

SIM University

18 months



10 month


Here are some of management courses you can pursue in Singapore:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

  • International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)

  • Dual MBA

  • Global Masters of Business Administration

  • Certificate in Management Studies

  • Master of Business Administration in Aviation

  • Master of Business Administration Treasury Management

Banking and finance:

Being the financial centre for business activities in Asia, Singapore has witnessed a spurt in the Banking and Finance related courses in the last few years. Of course, one of the reasons behind the boost is the availability of work opportunities in this field. Banking and finance related jobs fall within the top 10 jobs in Singapore according to the Manpower Ministry statistics released in Singapore every year. Banking courses are offered in majority of the institutes in Singapore in both the undergraduate as well as Masters Level including the Polytechnics. Students are introduced to topics like Banking Law, International trade, Financial accounting among others.

Best institutes to study Banking and Finance in Singapore:


Degree offered


National University of Singapore

NUS BBA in Finance, Banking Law


Nanyang Technological University

Bachelor of Business


Singapore Management University

Global Master of Finance Dual Degree


Singapore Polytechnic

Diploma in Banking and Finance


Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Diploma in Banking and Finance



Being a technology hub, Singapore has made a name among international students in engineering courses. Two of the renowned universities in Singapore- National University of Singapore and National Technological University -- feature among the top 50 universities in the world for engineering and technology in major rankings like QS and Times Higher education. Besides management, engineering colleges record the highest number of international students in Singapore. A Bachelor’s in engineering degree takes four years to complete in Singapore following which students can take up Masters by coursework or research in their particular branch of engineering.

Some of the popular engineering courses are:

  • Bioengineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil engineering

Best institutes to study Engineering in Singapore:




National University of Singapore

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$15,200- S$37,200

Nanyang Technological University

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

S$ 29,950- S$32,430

SIM University

UG, Master’s and Doctoral


Singapore University of Technology and Design

UG, Master’s and Doctoral


Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

UG, Master’s and Doctoral


Computer science and IT

A degree in Computer Science prepares students with particular interest in information technology and computers. Computer science research is related to areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Systems and Networking, Computational Biology, Database Management and so on. The course is not only popular worldwide but has also made a special impact on the Singapore education system. Every year, thousands of students flock to Singapore to pursue Computer Science and IT. One of the reasons being three of the country’s institutes figure in the list of the best colleges for Computer Science according to the QS World Ranking. They are, National University of Singapore and National Technological University and Singapore Management University.

Best institutes to study Computer Science in Singapore:




National University of Singapore

UG, Master’s and Doctoral


National Technological University

UG, Master’s and Doctoral


Singapore Management University

UG, Master’s and Doctoral


Singapore University of Technology and Design

UG, Master’s and Doctoral


Singapore Institute of Technology

UG, Master’s

S$116,400 (full programmed fees)


One of the best things about pursuing law in Singapore is that it is in sync with the law models of most countries. As such, the degree is recognized in countries like Malaysia, UK, US, Australia, Canada, among others. Not only that, Singapore’s legal education is seen as one of the best in Asia. The NUS Faculty of Law is widely regarded as Asia’s best law school. The Undergraduate LLB degree is awarded after 4 years of study and for students who have a prior degree in any other subject can qualify for the Graduate LL.B. Program, and will obtain their LL.B. in three years instead of four.

Best institutes to study Law in Singapore:




National University of Singapore



Singapore Management University


S$37,450-S$ 41,000

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best university for mba in Singapore

batchasikkander17 25th May, 2020

Hi Madhavan,

Here I list the top business school for MBA in Singapore.

1. National University of Singapore (NUS)

2. INSEAD Singapore

3. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Nayang business school

4. Singapore Management University- Lee Kong Chian School of Business

All the above four universities are among the top 50 universities in world rankings.

I hope this helps you.


What is the cost to become a Neurosurgeon or Neurologist in Singapore after completing MS or MD from India?

Neha Kanwar 20th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Here is the list of some colleges of Singapore for this course with their total fee:

1. Nanyang Technological University - Rs 20 lakhs

2. National University of Singapore - Rs 40 lakhs

3. Lasalle College Singapore - Rs 15 lakhs

4. James Cook University - Rs 15 lakhs

5. Duke, NUS Medical School, Singapore - Rs 40 lakhs.

Hope it clears your doubt.

Good Luck!


Please say, What is the Working hours of Neurosurgeons in India and Singapore?

dshikhaofficial Student Expert 18th Apr, 2020
The working hours of a neurosurgeon in India or Singapore,in fact any country for that matter varies for different hospitals he/she works in. The working hours  also depends upon the number of patients visiting the doctor. A doctor needs to make himself/herself available for a patient at any time of the day. However,8-12 hours a day is generally invested by a neurosurgeon in  hospitals/clinics in India or Singapore or anywhere in world.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

How to study Medical PG in Singapore by Scholarship after completing MBBS in India?

lubhan cherwoo 21st Apr, 2020
If the MBBS degree you did in India is recognised by the Singapore Ministry of Health (Singapore only accepts degrees from renowned universities), then there are many postgraduate medical studies that you can go for non-clinical post-grad studies like pharmacology and biochemistry or clinical courses like surgery and O&G

Scholarships in Singapore:

Singapore Internationational Graduate Award

  • Commonwealth Scholarship in Singapore 2020

  • ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship At NUS In Singapore 2020

  • National University Of Singapore Scholarships 2020

  • George Lyndon Hicks Fellowship For Developing Countries 2020
  • Golden Key Scholarship 2020 For International Students

I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, but first I wish to practice in the United States or Singapore for half of my career and to spend last half of my career in India. Whether my wish is a good one? Is it possible? Is my decision is correct? Kindly commend on my wish?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 7th Apr, 2020

Raja, we have been discussing your career and aspirations for a while now and we appreciate that you want to take Career360's opinion on the matter of your career. So by now, you are aware of the fact what it takes to become a neurosurgeon and what it is to clear USMLE, practise as a resident in the US. We also have discussed the life style and the salary part. Now regarding the first half and later half of the career, we only wish we could predict our timeline on this planet. We do not which might be the first half or which might be the later part. But no wish is bad. If you want to achieve something, you should lest you regret for the rest of your lofe. Now to practise in the US, you may have to appear for USMLE, clear the step 1 and then practise as a resident before you can get the license to practise as a full time neurosurgeon. That is a long process that might take good 4-5 years. You study MBBS in India for 50 months and then complete the 1 year rotational internship and it takes you as many as 5 years. And appearing for USMLE and then working as a resident take another 4 years and so 10 years of your life are spent getting a valid license to practise in the US. And then lets say after 5 years you want to move to Singapore, that takes a whole different processing because you need to appear for their license exam. And you work in Singapore for lets say another 5 years and you come back to India. 15 years of your life are spent studying and getting licenses. But the beauty is within 15 years you can actually get license to practise in 3 countries. So you need to take a call. Or how about you finish MBBS in India, move to Singapore to study your MD/MS and plan on moving to the US? That way the transition is going to be smoother.

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