Singapore is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse countries in the world. International students are welcome in 3dsense and indeed, we have had students from the United States of America, Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa and all across Asia come and join us over the years.
LIVING IN SINGAPORE
Singapore has many policies in place to ensure that everyone has access to secure digital technologies. As of 2019, 98% of households have access to Internet (IMDA) and public Wifi is also available through IMDA's Wireless@SG. Truly, this is one of the reasons why Singapore is regarded as one of the most connected countries in the world.
Every international student is required hold a valid Student's Pass, which is issued by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). The school will apply for the Student's Pass on behalf of every international student who has been accepted to our program.
Do note that part-time work is illegal for Student's Pass holders. 3dsense also advise students not to work while studying as the course is intensive and requires deep focus in order to develop well as a digital artist.
ECONOMY AND CULTURE
Singapore is made up of 4 major ethnic groups; Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians, with English as our main language. Due to the rich variety of cultures in Singapore, we also promote harmony and tolerance across different groups and religion.
Despite our small size, Singapore is an economic powerhouse with a stable government. Many expatriates from around the world have since chosen to live in Singapore.
TRUSTED EDUCATION SYSTEM
The EduTrust Certification Scheme is a quality assurance scheme for Private Education Institutions in Singapore. It signals a mark of confidence for institutions who have achieved impeccable standards in their corporate governance, administration, academic processes, student protection and financial viability.
On 02 March 2019, 3dsense was honored to renew our EduTrust certification for another 4 years.
ESTIMATED MONTHLY EXPENSE (IN SGD)
S$200 - S$400
S$300 - S$400
Rental Housing (*varies with size, type, location etc.)
$500 - $1,500*
Transportation within Singapore
There is a wide variety of accommodation types in Singapore to suit different budgets and needs, such as private student hostel and private apartments or condominiums.
3dsense Media School is located in the city centre, a minute's walk from Clarke Quay MRT subway station. It is easily accessible by train and bus services.
See some of our student hostel recommendations below.
(Student hostels offer rooms ranging from single to two and four-bedded rooms with facilities such as WIFI, internet rooms, cleaning services, common lounge areas and laundromats. The following hostels are located in the city and very accessible to campus within a 5 to 15 minute journey.)
YO:HA HOSTEL AT PEARL'S HILL
The yo:HA Hostel at Pearl's Hill is one of the newest hostels and it is conveniently located within a 10- minute walk to 3dsense. It allows for twin to quad sharing, with common bathrooms and a variety of facilities.
Nearest Subway (MRT) station: Chinatown
OAKTREE HOSTEL AT OWEN ROAD
Opened in 2013, this hostel houses students in single and double rooms. It is a 2-minute walk to Farrer Park station. From there, a direct line will get you to Clarke Quay station in 10 minutes.
Nearest Subway (MRT) station: Farrer Park
NOVENA HALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' HOSTEL
Located near the Orchard Road shopping district, this hostel is within a 10-15 minute journey to campus by bus or train.
Nearest Subway (MRT) station: Novena
EVO HOUSE SERVICES
Evo House offers quality apartments for students looking to find housing. They have several locations islandwide depending on availability.
Want more privacy and have a bigger budget to spare? You may try to rent a room in a privately-owned apartment, condominium or Housing Development Board (HDB) apartment. To do so, you may use online classified portals (refer to the list below or try googling "singapore apartment rental") or get in touch with real estate agents who can advise you and help arrange visits to apartments. Agents typically charge a fee for their services so be sure to check with them beforehand.
Some of the popular residential areas that you may consider include Novena/Balestier, Toa Payoh, Kallang, Tiong Bahru, Queenstown. Note that rental costs are usually lower in areas away from the city centre.
ONLINE RENTAL SEARCH
Note: This list is not exhaustive.
AIRBNB Singapore (README: important legal note about Airbnb in Singapore)
OTHER SHORT-TERM OPTIONS
If you have a tight budget and have not found any suitable accommodation before your arrival into Singapore, you can stay in temporary accommodations while you continue your search.
You may consider the following option(s) in such circumstances: