Students who need help in sourcing for an accommodation in Singapore, can approach our help to recommend or introduce an accommodation that suits your preference.
Homestays / Hostels
Rental of housing development board (HDB) flat / room
Rental of private flat / room
The estimated rental rate per month ranges from $270 to $1,500 per month. Students must also bear in mind to set aside expenses for food, transport, entertainment and miscellaneous. The estimated amount, which varies with individuals, ranges from $450 to $650 per month.
Cost of living in Singapore
When planning your budget, you will need to cater to accommodation, food, transport, clothing, telecommunication, books & stationary, medical insurance and other personal expenses. An international student in Singapore spends on average about S$750 to S$2,000 a month on living expenses.
General healthcare services in Singapore
Students who are not feeling well and need to seek medical help, can:
Visit a private clinic near where you stay
Go to Accident and Emergency Section (A&E) of hospitals in the case of emergencies
Dial 995 if you need an ambulance (the emergency ambulance service operated by the Singapore Civil Defence Force) urgently, otherwise dial 1777
In addition, Birmingham Academy provides protection to our students for hospitalization and surgery with its Group Hospitalization & Surgical Insurance, which is fully compliance with the guideline set by CPE for EduTrust. This insurance for students covers up to S$20,000.00 (annual limit per person), which is sufficient for students in most cases.
Placed to Bendemeer Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express : “Thanks to the school and all the teachers. Ms Jennifer is a very good teacher, she helped me and my classmates a lot. She is the best teacher I’ve ever met. Mr Chai is a very nice teacher, he helped me a lot with my mathematics. Ms Geng Di is a good manager, she always asked my friends and me to study hard. Ms Huang, Ms Feng, Ms Li and principal also treat me nicely. Thanks to everybody in Birmingham for helping me to pass the AEIS Exam.”
Placed to Ping Yi Secondary School, Secondary 1 : “I am a student of Birmingham Academy. My name is Huang Hanyu. I am so proud to be a student of this school. The class is small so the teacher can pay attention to every student, and the principal is very kind and friendly. Both of my Maths and English teachers are earnest, they tried their best to help all of us pass the AEIS exam.”
Placed to Pasir Ris Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “My name is Sun Xiaoqing, I passed the AEIS examination with the help of Birmingham’s teachers. My English teacher helped me to improve my weakness so that I progressed a lot. My maths teacher taught me how to solve the questions easily and quickly. I appreciate their effort and I am very thankful to this school.”
Placed to Meridian Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’m Shi Kexin. I would like to thank my teachers and principal as I pass the exam in short time. I was so shocked when I heard that I can get into government school. I love Birmingham Academy because they help me make a great progress.”
Placed to North Spring Primary School, Primary 2: “I am Ke Mingzhe, I want to thank Birmingham Academy teachers to help me pass AEIS.”
Placed to Bendemeer Primary School, Primary 3: “My name is Rezzane. Thank you for helping me pass the AEIS examination and I am very happy I can go to Primary 3.”
Placed to Guangyang Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I am writing to Birmingham to express my thanks for the help in learning English and speaking English. During these months in the school, I have learnt much and it is very helpful to me. I passed my s-AEIS examination.”
Placed to East View Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’d like to take the opportunity to express my great appreciation for Birmingham’s timely help and assistance. I was so excited that I finally pass the s-AEIS examination. Every teachers and Principal, please accept my tanks, now and always.”
When I first came to Birmingham Academy, I do not have a great impression as the academy wasn’t very big. I was thinking of transferring school but decided to try for a week. It was amazing. The lecturers are very professional and experience. I learnt a lot from them. The student welfare was delighted and it makes me really at ease in a foreign country. What surprise me is that when I try to check the value of the Diploma awarded by Birmingham Academy by applying for a job, I was shortlisted for the job. I’m happy I got a proper and recognised academy to study. I will be more than willing to recommend an international student to study here.