We at EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN) have created a FREE international student guidebook just for students from Singapore: Studying in the U.S. – A Guidebook for Students from Singapore.
This detailed guidebook helps students from Singapore navigate every step of their college process, from finding the right institution, to applying to universities, to applying for a student visa. This step-by-step guide also offers invaluable advice on everything from U.S. medical care and banking to everyday interactions with Americans. It provides document checklists and packing checklists for every step of the way to make sure students always carry the right paperwork. It even identifies key differences between the cultures in the U.S. and Singapore.
Singapore sends a large number of students to the U.S., and that number is only expected to grow. This guidebook renders the process more streamlined and more straightforward than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned U.S. university is a dream for many, and countless Singaporean students make it a reality every year. With this free guide from EB5 Affiliate Network, it can be your reality, too.
Background on International Students from Singapore
Singapore is among the top Asian nations whose youth receive a college or university education in the United States.
The number of students from Singapore enrolled in U.S. higher education is higher than that of most other Asian countries. Estimates put the number of Singaporean students studying at U.S. colleges and universities in 2019 at 4,632, representing a per-capita rate of 0.079%. While the pure number is relatively low due to its small population, Singapore is surpassed by only a few Asian nations in terms of the per-capita rate.
Singapore’s Presence in the Global Economy
As of 2021, Singapore’s population stands at about 5,866,139. Singapore is the economic, financial, and transport industry hub of Southeast Asia, enjoying a high GDP with year-over-year growth. With a per-capita GDP of more than $97,000, Singapore counts itself among the richest per-capita countries in the world, and it keeps inflation low at around 0.05%. As a city state, Singapore employs almost none of its population in agriculture and more than 75% in services. Youth unemployment does, however, clock in at 9.7%.
Trend of Singaporean Students Studying Abroad in the U.S.
The number of students from Singapore enrolled stayed steady even in the face of more and more educational opportunities available in Singapore, in addition to the educational opportunities available through Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com. Universities in Singapore are even drawing their own international students from other countries in Asia.
One factor discouraging Singaporean youth from pursuing a U.S. education, however, is the ever-increasing tuition costs at U.S. post-secondary institutes. The Wall Street Journal posits that tuition rates have shot up 500% since 1987, and the number of international students in the U.S. similarly jumped by 85% between 2005 and 2015.
For international students, the average cost of a four-year undergraduate degree from a state college or university in the United States ranges from $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university. Both public and private institutions usually charge between tuition fees three to four times higher for international students compared to U.S. permanent resident (green card holders) and citizens.
Pathway to Lower Tuition Costs for International Students from Singapore
With the permanent residency (green card) status conferred by an EB-5 immigrant visa, international students from Singapore can see the cost of their U.S. education drastically decrease from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
Permanent residency (green card) status also provides students from Singapore with substantially higher admission rates for undergraduate and graduate programs as well as access to select scholarship awards and grants and the ability to obtain employment without restrictions during schooling
Singaporean students stick to their dream of studying in the United States. Regardless of what visa they opt for, if their dream is to receive a world-class education in the United States, EB-5 Affiliate Network has a way to help.