Working while your are studying LLM in Singapore


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When you choose Singapore to study LLM program, either NUS or SMU, you, foreign students that , can work legally with work pass exempted.

According to Ministry of Manpower Singapore, foreign students of those universities are work pass exempted when work full time while on vacation or up to 16 hours per week.

Depends on your skills and experience, you can be white-collar or work at restaurants/bars... Normally you will be paid $6-$10 per hour. If you can balance your time to study well and work hard, you can earn enough for living.

Rental: $300-$2,000: shared room at HDB: $300/pax/month. private room HDB/Condo $700-$2000. PUB monthly around $50/pax/month

Food: wide range of food at food court, restaurants, shopping malls, normally $3-$5/meal. Cooking is better, cheaper and healthier if you have time. Shengsiong, Fairprice and wet market are good places with good prices.

Transportation: Bus/MRT is very convenient, just buy Ez-link card, students have price incentive. It costs around $50/month, depends on the distance you travel. Taxi is expensive, flag down $3-$3.4 inclusive of 1st km or less then $0.22/400m. Book in advance: ~$3, midnight added fee, rush hour to centre...

Communication: Prepaid sim card. It costs me around $50. To call other countries, by international top up card ($10/150 minutes) or use code to reduce the fee. For example: Singtel: add 019 before you make normal phone call. (019 + country code + region code + number + "call")

Health care: You have to buy insurance. Singapore has high quality health care system but expensive.
When you choose Singapore to study LLM program, either NUS or SMU, you, foreign students that , can work legally with work pass exempted.

According to Ministry of Manpower Singapore, foreign students of those universities are work pass exempted when work full time while on vacation or up to 16 hours per week.

Depends on your skills and experience, you can be white-collar or work at restaurants/bars... Normally you will be paid $6-$10 per hour. If you can balance your time to study well and work hard, you can earn enough for living.

Rental: $300-$2,000: shared room at HDB: $300/pax/month. private room HDB/Condo $700-$2000. PUB monthly around $50/pax/month

Food: wide range of food at food court, restaurants, shopping malls, normally $3-$5/meal. Cooking is better, cheaper and healthier if you have time. Shengsiong, Fairprice and wet market are good places with good prices.

Transportation: Bus/MRT is very convenient, just buy Ez-link card, students have price incentive. It costs around $50/month, depends on the distance you travel. Taxi is expensive, flag down $3-$3.4 inclusive of 1st km or less then $0.22/400m. Book in advance: ~$3, midnight added fee, rush hour to centre...

Communication: Prepaid sim card. It costs me around $50. To call other countries, by international top up card ($10/150 minutes) or use code to reduce the fee. For example: Singtel: add 019 before you make normal phone call. (019 + country code + region code + number + "call")

Health care: You have to buy insurance. Singapore has high quality health care system but expensive.
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Hi, I appreciate your info. Its very useful. It means the foreign students who are studying with SMU/NUS can work part-time legally. Great news. - LegalIndia
Hi, I appreciate your info. Its very useful. It means the foreign students who are studying with SMU/NUS can work part-time legally. Great news. - LegalIndia
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