Type of accomodations available in singapore

Student Accommodation is an important requirement for
students living away from home. There is a wide variety of accommodation
available in Singapore to match every pocket.
Students should make
prior arrangements for accommodation before their arrival into Singapore.
Temporary accommodation can be arranged before you leave home, giving you time
to plan your living arrangements when you arrive.
Most educational institutions have an International Student Office
specializing in the needs of international students. The staffs at these
centres offer advice on accommodation procedures, contacts for private rental
offers, roommate matching services, handy tips about renting student homes, as
well as help in selecting an accommodation type which best suit students’
needs. For useful tips about renting accommodation, please Click Here.
Below are some types
of accommodation generally available to international students in Singapore.
Halls of Residence
and Hostels
First-year international students are normally given priority when they
apply for on-campus accommodation. Rooms can be single or shared. Meal packages
are available at extra charges. Halls of Residence provide amenities such as
television rooms, reading rooms, laundry rooms, computer rooms, kitchenettes and
so on. Welfare services and bonding activities are also organized for its
residents.
Room rates range from S$140 – S$440 a month depending on the number of
students sharing the room.
Boarding Schools
Boarding schools are normally open to Secondary and Junior College
students aged between 13 and 19 years. Selection is normally preceded by an
interview of both the parents and the students. Boarding services include
lodging, meals, laundry services, 24-hour security, pastoral guidance, tuition,
supervision, sports & recreational facilities. A spirit of camaraderie
often exists in boarding schools due to the bonding and friendships that are
forged among borders. Rates range from S$8,000 to S$15,000 per academic year.
Private Hostels
Private hostels are run by educational institutions or independent
agencies. Options of single or sharing are normally available.
Home Stays
Some households in Singapore open up their homes and offer full boarding
for international students. The cost for Home Stay ranges from S$500 to S$1,000
per month.
Public and Private
Apartments/Houses
Students may want to consider renting a room or apartment or house
directly from the owners of public or private housing. Students are expected to
pay at least one month advance rent and one month security deposit.
Normally, the International Student Service Centre of the educational
institution provides housing agents’ contacts and matching services to help
students find quality accommodation.
The classified advertisements in the local newspapers are a good source
for a listing of apartments and rooms for rent. Alternatively, you may also
contact the JTC Corporation or search for lists of HDB flats, private
apartments and landed properties for rent from the Singapore Institute of
Surveyors & Valuers’ (S.I.S.V.)website. From the website, you can choose
the option Property Listing – HDB Flats/Private Apartment/Landed Properties to
view the list of various accommodation options available for renting.
Hotels
those students who are pursuing a short-term course like an executive
training programme, will have a wide range of hotels to choose from. Hotel
rates depend on location and class of hotels.
Serviced Apartments
For those who are staying for a slightly longer period or accompanied by
family members, serviced apartments are the next best option. Serviced
apartments offer all the comforts of home with the housekeeping convenience of
a hotel.

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