Study Loans

For students seeking further education in Singapore, it can get pricey to finance your university fees. Get competitive Education Loan rates from bank’s here in Singapore.

Wondering which bank is the most reliable for Education Loan in Singapore? Compare the best Education Loan Interest rates with our student loan calculator & comparison tool. That way, you can plan out the best repayment schedule for your university fees.

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interest-fee During Studies

DBS Study Loan
Local

Studies

4.38%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

2.5%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

S$371.77

Per Month

  • No early restitution or withdrawal penalty
  • Up to $160k borrow up to 10 times of your monthly wage
  • tenure for loans up to 10 years

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Age Requirement 17 – 65 years old
Principal Loan Amount S$20,000
Total Interest Payable S$2.306.20
Total Amount Payable S$22,306.20
Monthly Instalment S$371.77
Interest Rate (p.a.) 4.38%
Loan Tenure 5 years
POSB Further Study Assist
Local

Studies

4.38%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

2.5%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

S$371.77

Per Month

  • No early restitution or withdrawal penalty

  • Up to $160k borrow up to 10 times of your monthly wage
  • Loan tenure of up to 10 years

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Citizenship Status Singapore Citizen or PR
Age Requirement 17 – 65 years old
Principal Loan Amount S$20,000
Total Interest Payable S$2.306.20
Total Amount Payable S$22,306.20
Monthly Instalment S$371.77
Interest Rate (p.a.) 4.38%
Loan Tenure 5 years
OCBC FRANK Education Loan
Local

Studies

4.5%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

2.5%

Processing Fee (approved loan)

S$372.86

Per Month

  • Borrow up to 10x of your monthly salary, up to $150k

  • Loan tenure of up to 8 years

  • Flexible repayment options

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Citizenship Status Singapore Citizen or PR
Age Requirement 21 years old
Principal Loan Amount S$20,000
Total Interest Payable S$2,371.60
Total Amount Payable S$22,371.60
Monthly Instalment S$372.86
Interest Rate (p.a.) 4.5%
Loan Tenure 5 years
Maybank Monthly Rest Education Loan (Local)
Local

Studies

4.45%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

2%

Processing Fee (approved loan)

S$372.41

Per Month

  • Borrow up to 8x your monthly salary

  • Flexible repayment options

  • Loan tenure of up to 8 years

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Citizenship Status Singapore Citizen or PR
Age Requirement 18 – 65 years old
Principal Loan Amount S$20,000
Total Interest Payable S$2.344.60
Total Amount Payable S$22,344.60
Monthly Instalment S$372.41
Interest Rate (p.a.) 4.45%
Loan Tenure 5 years
Maybank Monthly Rest Education Loan (Local)
Local

Studies

4.45%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

2%

Processing Fee (approved loan)

S$372.41

Per Month

  • Borrow up to 8x your monthly salary

  • Flexible repayment options

  • Loan tenure of up to 8 years

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Citizenship Status Singapore Citizen or PR
Age Requirement 18 – 65 years old
Principal Loan Amount S$20,000
Total Interest Payable S$2.344.60
Total Amount Payable S$22,344.60
Monthly Instalment S$372.41
Interest Rate (p.a.) 4.45%
Loan Tenure 5 years
Maybank Monthly Rest Education Loan (Overseas)
Local

Studies

4.45%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

1.5%

Processing Fee (approved loan)

S$372.41

Per Month

  • Borrow up to 8x your monthly salary

  • Flexible repayment options

  • Loan tenure of up to 8 years

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Citizenship Status Singapore Citizen or PR
Age Requirement 18 – 65 years old
Principal Loan Amount S$20,000
Total Interest Payable S$2.344.60
Total Amount Payable S$22,344.60
Monthly Instalment S$372.41
Interest Rate (p.a.) 4.45%
Loan Tenure 5 years
CIMB Monthly Rest Education Loan (Local)
Overseas

Studies

5.39%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

2%

Processing Fee (approved loan)

S$381.01

Per Month

  • Attractive interest rates

  • Borrow up to $200k by borrowing up to 8 times your monthly salary.

  • Loan tenure of up to 10 years

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Citizenship Status Singapore Citizen or PR
Age Requirement 16 – 50 years old
Principal Loan Amount S$20,000
Total Interest Payable S$2,860.60
Total Amount Payable S$22,860.60
Monthly Instalment S$381.01
Interest Rate (p.a.) 5.39%
Loan Tenure 5 years
CIMB Monthly Rest Education Loan (Overseas)
Overseas

Studies

5.39%

Interest Rate(p.a.)

2%

Processing Fee (approved loan)

S$381.01

Per Month

  • Attractive interest rates

  • Borrow up to $200k by borrowing up to 8 times your monthly salary.

  • Loan tenure of up to 10 years

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Citizenship Status Singapore Citizen or PR
Age Requirement 16 – 50 years old
Principal Loan Amount S$20,000
Total Interest Payable S$2.860.60
Total Amount Payable S$22,860.60
Monthly Instalment S$381.41
Interest Rate (p.a.) 5.39%
Loan Tenure 5 years

Best Education Loans in Singapore

Product Name Interest Rate

Total Repayment (Based on $30,000 loan)

OCBC FRANK Education Loan 4.5%

EIR 6.19% p.a.
S$32,127
Maybank Monthly Rest Education Loan 4.78% S$32,262
CIMB Monthly Rest Education Loan 5.39%

EIR 6.75% p.a.
S$32,558
POSB Further Study Assist 5.88% S$32,797

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How much do you require for an education loan?

Training costs depend on the university and the course you are attending. Following a more prestigious university, studying a specialized course such as law & medicine, or taking a postgraduate degree, would be more expensive. This could need an education loan that offers a more considerable maximum loan amount.

In what ways you can fund your university education?

Besides relying on family members who can assist your university education financially, other ways to finance your education are here:

Get a scholarship or bursary.

MOE Tuition Fee loan.

CPF Education Scheme loan.

Education loan offered by banks.

Personal loan (Read more: When to use a personal loan for education).

When are you starting to pay off your loan?

Most teaching loans allow you to start paying your loan after your degree. This also means that you are not interested in your studies. Please note that the faster you pay your loan, the fewer interest charges you pay.

Here’s a report with hints on how to clear study fee loans quickly for university graduates.

Borrowed money is used to pay for postsecondary education or higher education costs. An education loan is intended to cover the cost of schooling (tuition), books and supplies, and living expenses while the borrower is in school.

Depending on the lender, you may defer payments for up to six months after a student graduates. “Grace period” is sometimes used to describe this timeframe.

An education loan is a type of loan taken by students to finance their post-secondary or higher education expenses, such as textbooks and tuition. During the educational period, education loans can be used to pay for tuition fees, basic living expenses, and textbooks and supplies. Students who borrow education loans typically pay lower interest rates than those who borrow other types of loans.

In different countries, the policies governing student loans differ. Student loans are available in the United States from both the federal government and private lenders. The borrower must show that the repayments will cause “undue hardship” before the loan can be discharged. Lenders’ losses on education loans are therefore minimal.

The federal government issues education loans to attend an accredited college or university and earn a degree. There are two ways to obtain education loans: either through the government or through private-sector lenders. Sometimes, federal loans offer lower interest rates, and some even offer interest that is subsidized. When it comes to the application process, private-sector loans tend to follow a more traditional lending process.

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the only way to get federal student loans (FAFSA). It’s a form that students and their parents fill out with their financial information, which is then sent to the schools of choice for the student. It crunches some numbers to determine how much (if any) financial aid a student qualifies for. Then, it sends the student an “award letter” with all the details.

Scholarships and grants are examples of student financial aid. That’s why I recommend filling out the FAFSA—make sure you only accept the free money you’re awarded. There are no loans in this zone, people.

Directly from the lender, students apply for private student loans. A promissory note must be signed by all students, whether federal or private loans. In this document, the student agrees to repay the loan plus interest. It also includes all of the loan’s conditions, such as interest rates and repayment schedules. In a way, it’s the same as signing away your rights. I’m joking, but it’s true.

These are advances made by banks or financial institutions to help them pay for higher education expenses. Specially selected students from India and abroad are offered financial assistance to study in renowned institutes in India and abroad under this particular loan scheme.

Most Indian banks offer a low-interest rate and flexible terms and conditions to deserving candidates. Further, the paperwork process is kept to a minimum so that students can get their loan amount in a short time and without much hassle.

A student’s academic excellence and achievements determine their eligibility for an education loan since these loans are offered to brilliant students who cannot pay for their higher education on their own. In other words, the applicant’s ability to perform academically is evaluated based on their previous exam scores.

The candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria to qualify for the loan:

  • The applicant must be a Singaporean.
  • If a student has been accepted into a recognized educational institution in Singapore or abroad, they will need to prove this.
  • During loan application, the candidate’s age must fall within the range of 18 to 35 years.
  • It must be a graduate/postgraduate degree or a PG diploma that the applicant is currently pursuing.
  • Admission to a college or university affiliated with UGC/AICTE/Govt.
  • Co-applicants must be a parent/guardian or spouse/parent-in-law of the student (in case of married candidates).

 

Even though education loans come in various shapes and sizes, they can be divided into two basic categories: loans sponsored by the federal government and those funded by private lenders.

Federal Student Loans

 If they need to borrow money for education expenses, most borrowers look to the federal government first. As a first step, complete a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) (FAFSA). Depending on the applicant’s status, different information may be required, particularly regarding parental dependency. Some applications do not require a credit check to be conducted.

This is primarily based on the cost of attendance at the school the student intends to attend, which determines the amount of the principal. Each school listed on the FAFSA application works to determine what type of financial aid is available.

Direct subsidized, direct unsubsidized, and direct consolidation loans are some types of federal student loans available. If the student accepts the offer, the federal government will provide funds to the designated university to cover the student’s academic costs. If funds remain after the student has been paid, they will distribute them to them. These funds can be used to cover other expenses incurred while pursuing a degree by a student.

They will defer student loans as long as they are enrolled in classes and maintaining good grades.

Private Student Loans

 As part of their loan package, federal students may be encouraged to apply for additional funds from private lenders. Private student loans also include state-affiliated lending nonprofits and institutional loans provided by the schools, in addition to loans provided by the schools. It is easier to apply for these loans (like what is typical of any private-sector loan). A credit check is often required when applying for private student loans.

Lenders in the private sector can accept direct applications from borrowers for funds. A borrower’s school will have a bearing on the amount of money approved. To cover any unpaid bills, funds for educational expenses are first disbursed by the school; the remaining funds are then sent directly back to the borrower.

All you need to know about private student loans is that they’re usually more expensive and have higher interest rates than federal student loans, and start making monthly payments while a student is attending college or university. The lender decides all loan terms and conditions. There’s no relying on the government for help.

Man, I’m a big fan of interest. When your investments grow from a few hundred dollars to a mountain of cash, that’s when you get a good return. But what if it’s loan interest instead? But that’s another story. Because of how interest works on a loan, you’ll end up paying way more than you borrowed in the first place. It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened. A few terms are necessary to calculate your loan’s interest rate. I know it’s boring, but I can’t help myself. Stay with me, though!

Loan Repayment Term: How long do you have to pay back the loan? Generally, federal loans have a 10-year repayment period (but it can take up to 30 years). Depending on the terms of your loan agreement, private loans can have a variable term.

Interest Rate: The interest rate on loan: This is how much interest you’ll be paying. Amounts of federal loans can vary, but they’re generally fixed (meaning the interest stays the same every year). This means that they can go a lot, and they can be fixed or variable, depending on your credit rating.

Principal: Amount due for a loan excluding interest. If you took out a loan for $49,000, your principal amount would be $49,000 as well. That’s how much the average borrower will owe upon graduation, by the way.

(everyone’s favorite part) Suppose you have a 10-year repayment term with a fixed interest rate of 5% on that S$48,000 principal. An interest rate of 4.53%–6.08% is typical, depending on the loan. You’d have to pay just over S$503 a month, and the total interest you’d pay over the course of the loan term would be almost S$13,000. So, you might have borrowed S$48,000, to begin with, but you’d have to pay about S$60,000 in interest in the end.

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