Why SRMC?

Why SRMC?

At Singapore Raffles Music College (SRMC), we are committed to helping young talents pursue excellence in music and dance education. We want to help you realize your goals and exceed your potential, so that you can lead in shaping the modern musical landscape.

Diverse Student Population

Join young and passionate performers from all over the world, including Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, India, France, Belarus and many others. Our closely knit and multi-cultural environment will inspire you to explore music and dance from global perspectives.

Wide Range Of Principal Study

SRMC offers over 40 principal study majors, including:

  • Vocals (Classical, Folk, Pop)
  • Piano
  • Percussion (Drums)
  • String Instruments (Guitar, Violin, Cello)
  • Wind Instruments (Saxophone, Flute)
  • Chinese Orchestra (Pipa, Erhu, Guzheng)
  • Composition

Conducive Learning Environment

SRMC maintains a suitable teacher-student ratio, dependent on the modules’ nature. Our guidelines are as follows:

  • Principal Study – 1:1
  • Ear Training – 1:25
  • Tutorials – 1:25
  • Masterclass / Lecture Series – 1:90
  • Ensemble – 1:80
  • Lectures – 1:50

Big Performance Opportunities

At SRMC, we teach beyond regular lectures, tutorials, and individual consultations. Our students get to take part in performance forums, field trips, and master classes conducted by accomplished musicians. They also perform regularly at large-scale concerts, music competitions, and other external events.

Why Study In Singapore?

Singapore strongly believes in the importance of education for a workforce-ready nation, responsive to the ever-changing needs of the global economy. Students can look forward to a world-class, rigorous education system, designed to meet the needs of individuals’ aspirations. You will also get to experience first-hand the vibrancy of a progressive, cosmopolitan first-world city, rich in culture and heritage.

Stable And Safe Environment

With a population of 5 million and a GDP of S$292 billion (2015), our small island-state is a reputable financial centre, a key regional trading centre, the world’s busiest port, and a sought-after location for investment opportunities. Often cited as a model for governance transparency and efficiency, Singapore offers a safe, politically stable, and secure environment – for both living and business.

Infrastructure And Accessibility

Strategically located in the heart of Asia, Singapore is a hub, where other Southeast Asian destinations are easily accessible. Nominated as the World’s Best Airport for consecutive years, Singapore Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines with connections to 380 cities in 90 countries. Singapore is also one of the most wired countries in Asia, with an Internet penetration rate of 44.7% as of 2017.

Seamless island-wide accessibility is available at affordable prices. Our efficient public transportation system include the Mass Rapid Transport, bus services, and taxi services. Travel fare is paid through an EZ-link card, a contactless stored value card. You need only flash the card in front of a card reader, which automatically deducts the required travel fare.

A Multicultural Nation With High Quality Of Life

Assimilate into our multicultural heritage for an all-rounded education beyond the “paper chase”. Here, you can learn about unique festivals and traditions of various ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians), who live harmoniously together.

For a glimpse into our fascinating culture, step into ethnical districts like Little India, Chinatown, and Malay Village. Also, over 1,000,000 foreign talents live here, adding more vibrancy to Cosmopolitan Singapore.

A Vibrant City

Delight in global cuisines, and shopping districts in the city or suburban centre. There are also year-round events like the Great Singapore Sale, Singapore Arts Festival, festive light-ups, and Food Galore.

Our thriving arts scene features the Esplanade and Theatres on the Bay, where top international acts perform regularly. Since 2010, our world-class Integrated Resorts have provided top quality entertainment to locals and tourists alike.

Living In Singapore

Estimated Living Costs

Living costs in Singapore are generally affordable. As an international student, it is important to plan your budget wisely, so you may live at a standard you are comfortable with. Accommodation makes up the bulk of household expenses, due to our limited land space.

Breakdown Monthly Cost ($)
Food & Clothing
Eat at budget joints or mid-priced restaurants.
380 – 550
Accommodation
Assumes rented accommodation is in suburban districts. When leasing a room, landlords may require tenants to pay a monthly utility fee.
600 – 2600
Transport
Public transport fares estimated based on commuting to and from school daily.
170 – 190
Communications
Includes internet access, mobile phone subscriptions, depending on choice of plan and does not include cost of phone.
65 – 245
Estimated Total Monthly Expenses 1215 – 3585

Note: These figures serve only as an estimate. Actual expenses may vary, according to your lifestyle preferences and personal spending habits. It is based on one adult’s expenses, excluding one-time fees, incidental charges, exceptions, etc.

Source: Contact Singapore, as of 15 July 2015, http://www.contactsingapore.sg

Accommodation & Living

For international students, we encourage you to start looking before you arrive in Singapore, and before the term starts. Due to strong demand for student accommodation, available units may be taken up quickly. The earlier you begin searching, the greater your chance of finding a place that suits your needs and budget.

Avoid looking for housing by mail, phone, or from unfamiliar sources. Where possible, you should meet your prospective landlord and inspect the accommodation. It is also best to negotiate rentals and use of facilities in person, together with any roommate(s), if you plan to search for accommodation after you arrive in Singapore.

Type Of Accommodation

Shared Apartment
Monthly rental: S$1500 – S$5,000

A group of students can rent a house or a flat together, and share amenities such as the living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Residents do their own cleaning and may have to pay their own utility bills.

Room in Occupied Apartments
Monthly rental: S$500 – S$1,500

Housing Development Board (HDB) flats is the most common type of housing for international students. A student rents a vacant room in a flat occupied by the owner and will be required to negotiate with the owner on the use of amenities, like washing machine, cooking facilities, telephone, television, internet access, etc.

Private Student Hostels
Monthly rental: S$400 – S$1,200

Some privately run hostels take in foreigners, who hold a Student’s Pass issued by Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Each hostel has its own range of charges for different room-types and facilities.