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Study Abroad in Singapore: All You Need to Know

Want to study abroad? Discover why Singapore is the ideal destination for your Hospitality Management studies.

Bachelor Degree in Singapore
Study Abroad in Singapore

Why Should you Study Abroad?

Study abroad to build skills and knowledge, prepare to solve the world’s toughest challenges, and compete in the 21st century workforce.

As a future global leader, you need to feel at home in a fast-changing world.  By studying abroad, you will experience new perspectives, learn how to navigate different cultures, work with diverse peers, and communicate in other languages.  

Whether you are a future innovator, entrepreneur, manager or leader, these are the skills that will prepare you to solve the world’s toughest challenges, make you more competitive in the job market, and transform you into a responsible, engaged citizen.

An international experience should be part of your education, whatever your goals, socioeconomic status, or field of study. 

What are the Study Abroad Benefits?

When considering your various options, did you ever think about going abroad for your studies? While leaving your home country can involve challenges and even risks, it can also yield substantial rewards. 

Discover the Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying Abroad?


Why study abroad in Singapore?

With so many universities to choose from in top destinations around the world, what attracts so many students to Singapore? And why is EHL the first choice of students seeking a hospitality school in Singapore? 

For such a small country, Singapore is a leading global destination for business, innovation and education. For its high quality universities and excellent student life conditions, Singapore recently ranked number 15 among the best cities in the world to study (QS Best Student Cities 2019).

More importantly, Singapore is an ideal place to study hospitality and these are all the reasons why EHL chose Singapore for the site of a new campus.

Singapore Key Facts

  • It’s an island City-state
  • It’s tiny: 682.7 square kilometers
  • It’s densely populated: 5.6 million inhabitants
  • It's buzzing: 17M international tourists yearly
  • It's a student paradise: 75,000 international students
  • It's climate is appealing: 25-32°C year-round
  • It’s multicultural: one-third international residents
  • It has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil
  • 1 SGD =~ 0.71 CHF

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High Quality Education: Singapore has one of the World’s Top Ranked Education Systems

Singapore’s education system has proven to be one of the best in the world. Singapore students continually rank among some of the best in the world, especially in the areas of math and science. Singapore also applies rigorous standards to private institutions operating within the country. EHL received EduTrust certification, a scheme ensuring the quality of the education provided in Singapore and the protection of students.

Singapore Offers On-Point Hospitality

The hospitality scene in Singapore is top-notch, boasting everything from 5-Star hotel experiences to

Singapore is Among the World’s Easiest Places to do Business

Singapore is an ideal place to study business being a major hub where many multinational companies choose to open regional headquarters. It is also ranked the 2nd easiest place to do business and it is one of the four “Asian Tigers” (along with South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan) which are classified by strong economic growth.

Over 400 Swiss Companies are established in Singapore employing over 26,000 people.

Singapore is an Innovation Leader

For a small country, Singapore is a giant in the realms of higher education and research, and it has been recognized several times as a world leader in innovation over the past decade. It ranked number eight in INSEAD’s Global Innovation Index (2019) but it was ranked number one in Asia and number one in the Innovation Input Sub-Index. It is ranked number one in IMD’s World Competitiveness Rankings (2019).


Singapore is the Switzerland of Asia

The country is small, wealthy country, clean, safe, high standard of living, finance hub, politically and socially stable.

Switzerland and Singapore: Small countries as
platforms for global business

Singapore is a Center for Culture & Entertainment

With its racially diverse population, melting pot of ethnic cultures and diverse religious traditions, Singapore is a city that epitomises the beauty of multiculturalism.

Singapore is the most religiously diverse country in the world

Besides traditional culture, the arts scene is thriving, with many exhibitions, concerts and festivals.

It is an ideal location to get a taste of diverse Asian cultures and have a variety of adventures. 

Singapore is a Foodies' Paradise

Singapore is famous for its hawker culture (foodcourts) where modern chefs sling world-class cuisine at fast food prices. It is therefore an ideal place to experience the latest trends in Asian and Indian culinary arts with food from around the world and for every taste.

Singapore for Shopping Lovers

Being one of the most vibrant shopping hubs in Asia with hundreds of shopping centres, Singapore is a fashion paradise for millions of tourists, who come not only to see the sights but also to get the most fashionable items.


Fun Facts About Singapore


Study Hospitality in Singapore

Why Study Hospitality Management Abroad?

A Huge Industry Growth

The Hospitality Industry is Vast and Growing industry. It represents 1 / 10 jobs in the world. It is the only industry with decades of uninterrupted growth. It includes all of the economic activities that are directly and indirectly related to travel and tourism. 

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International and Diverse Career opportunities

If you choose to study hospitality, you will be preparing for a career in one of the world's largest economic sectors. The hospitality sector includes all of the economic activities that are directly and indirectly related to travel and tourism.

A hospitality degree opens the doors to a wide variety of career paths

Develop Soft Skills

While many jobs can be replaced by technology most hospitality roles are not at risk because managing the customer experience relies on human qualities.

Discover all the hospitality skills that will be needed in the future


Study Hospitality in Singapore

EHL Launches a Bachelor in International Hospitality Management in Singapore

EHL has been authorized by the Singaporean authorities regulating private education institutions to deliver its Bachelor course in Singapore, receiving the EduTrust certification.

In order to remain the global leader in hospitality management education and to expand the international opportunities of its students, EHL Group has initiated an ambitious plan to open a campus in Singapore, pending confirmation of final details by its Board this fall. 

Under the official name of EHL Campus (Singapore), this new campus plans to deliver the same internationally recognized “Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management” degree as EHL Campus Lausanne, adding first-hand local Asian market knowledge and experience to the curriculum.

Bachelor in International Hospitality Management

Students joining EHL Singapore will complete their Preparatory Year in Lausanne, ensuring the continued EHL spirit experience and creating ties among the cohorts, and then continue their Bachelor semesters in Singapore.

The first intake is expected to begin their Preparatory Year at EHL's  Lausanne Campus in September 2020 and join EHL Singapore in September 2021. 

We invite students who would like to study at EHL Campus (Singapore) to get more information regarding private education institutions on the Committee for Private Education (CPE) website or by contacting them at the following address:  


Living in Singapore as a Student

You already know that Singapore is a buzzing city. But how many students are in Singapore? The city attracted around 75,000 foreign students in 2015. It is therefore a student paradise.


Cost of living in Singapore

From the local Hawker Centre to your favorite 5-star hotel, the cost of living in Singapore is relative to the spending habit of each individual.

Based on the Numbeo Cost of Living Comparison Engine, we handpicked a few that might be of interest for international students:

  • 1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) SGD $96
  • 1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) SGD $51
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) SGD $0.20
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city SGD $6
  • Monthly ticket public transport SGD $120
  • 2 tickets to the movies SGD $24
  • 1 Big Mac for SGD $6.10

Fun fact: Singapore is the most expensive place in the world to buy a car: Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new SGD $105,478. Thankfully, you don't need a car to get around.

Getting Around in Singapore

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway

  • Using MRT is the best way to get around in Singapore. The MRT subway system is extensive, clean, efficient, inexpensive, and easy to understand – everything you want from public transit. Maps are available at every station. Fares are based on the distance you travel and usually range from SG$1 to SG$2.50 (about $0.74 to $1.85).


  • Singapore's bus system has an extensive network of routes covering most places in Singapore and is the most economical way to get around, as well as being one of the most scenic.

Tip: Instead of purchasing single fare tickets for buses or MRT, consider purchasing an EZ-Link rechargeable card for SG$12 if you're in Singapore for an extended period.


  • Taxis are comfortable and especially handy if you want to go to places not accessible by the bus or MRT. You can hail a taxi by the roadside at most places, or by queuing for one at taxi stands found at most shopping malls, hotels and tourist attractions.


Singapore Laws to Know

Singapore is known for its strick laws. Here are some you might want to consider (These are subject to change):

  • Possession of Controlled Drugs is presumed to be for trafficking, an offence which can carry the death penalty.
  • Any offence committed while being intoxicated is punishable under the law. 
  • Smoking in specific public places and indoor restaurants is prohibited.
  • Jay walking is an offence.
  • Littering, spitting and vandalism (with graffiti) in public areas are serious offences.
  • Importing chewing gum is prohibited (nicotine chewing gum and dental chewing gum can be purchased from pharmacists).
  • Eating or drinking in public transports is prohibited.

COMING SOON: Singaporian laws all study abroad students should know about

International Student Visa - Singapore Student Pass regulations 

Once a student has been accepted to an educational institution for full-time study they can apply for a Student Pass. This pass enables the student to remain in Singapore for their studies and comes with specific regulations.

Discover the specific requirements on the government official website