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Trusted for 25 years

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Spread the cost

Spread the cost by paying in three instalments

Known affectionately by its residents as the Little Red Dot, Singapore certainly makes a big impression for such a tiny island nation. There are countless reasons to love this vibrant and youthful city, from its eco-friendly values to its rich cultural tapestry, not to mention its deliciously irresistible chilli crab! Plus, Singapore has a reputation for academic excellence, not just in Asia but across the globe, with several world-class universities and plenty of well-paid job opportunities available to students after graduation. Read on to find out how our international student shipping services can make moving overseas to study simple. 

Helping Singaporean students return home for over 25 years

About to hand in your final assignments in the Land Down Under? Best of luck! To help make your move from Australia to Singapore straightforward and stress-free, send your belongings back home using our convenient international door-to-door shipping service. Instead of hauling your luggage through various airports and waiting an age at drop-off desks, our expert team will do the hard work for you, handling custom clearance agreements and personally delivering your goods to the requested address.

All you need to do is pack your items securely — we'll send you plenty of our ultra-durable boxes and free packing supplies (only with our MoveCube® service) — and fill in our online documentation. Then, we'll pick up the shipment from your address on the date you chose when placing your order. Plus, as a returning Singapore citizen, your goods can be imported duty-free, as long as you provide a copy of your Permanent Residence ID and Current Re-Entry Permit (REP) and you've been overseas for a minimum period of six months.

Note that while you don't need to be in Singapore when your goods land, you must provide a return date that's within six months of the shipment's arrival.

 

Student on stairs in Singapore

 

Student shipping in 5 easy steps

Number one

Free instant online quote 
Get a quick quote offering clear, transparent pricing so you can compare costs.

Number two

Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the shipment collection and delivery dates that suit you.

Number three

Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty shipping boxes or MoveCube®, ready for you to fill.

Number four

We collect and ship
As international movers, we collect your shipment and safely transport it to its destination.

Number five

Delivered to your address
Our team will see your goods safely through customs, then deliver them to your new home.

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Student shipping services: shipping from Australia to Singapore

One of the biggest benefits of using Seven Seas Worldwide's door-to-door collection and delivery service is that you can arrange everything from the comfort of your home. You'll even have access to online tracking information so that you can monitor your shipment's journey every step of the way. 

Once you've got your free instant shipping quote, chosen suitable collection and delivery dates and placed your order, we'll send you as many of our purpose-built shipping boxes as you require and plenty of free packing supplies, including tape, bubble wrap, a black marker pen and a packaging knife (only for our MoveCube® service). Then, complete the following quick and easy online documentation:

  • Inventory for you to record the contents of your shipment.
  • Optional insurance to protect your possessions in case a mishap occurs.
  • Customs forms to ensure clearance of your goods into Singapore from Australia.

Lastly, we'll collect the shipment from your address and handle the rest, seeing it safely through customs to its destination. Below we've answered a few common questions students ask us when shipping to Singapore from Australia, but don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any other queries. Our team of international shippers have years of experience and are always happy to help. 

 

A young woman on the phone arranging shipping to Singapore from Australia

 

Frequently asked shipping questions

The most important thing to remember is that you must be in Singapore when your shipment arrives as you have to declare your unaccompanied baggage. However, once cleared through customs, we'll then deliver your items to new university dorms.

When shipping to Singapore from Australia, you can send your personal belongings either by ship or by air. Sea shipping is the cheapest option for students on a shoestring budget, but it will take 65 days to reach your destination. Alternatively, air shipping costs a little more but takes eight days — perfect if you need your goods in a hurry.

Whether relocating from halls to off-site accommodation or travelling during the holidays, Seven Seas Worldwide understands students are often on the move, which is why we also provide affordable storage solutions. We even offer two weeks of free storage on either side to give you enough time to enjoy your leaving party, say your goodbyes and arrive safely in your new home ready to pick up your belongings.

The best way to get the most accurate price for shipping to Singapore is to fill out our free instant shipping quote form. It's quick and easy to submit and will give you a clear breakdown of the costs involved, so rest assured, you won't be hit with any nasty surprises once you've placed your order.

Plus, we'll never ask you to pay one lump sum in advance of collection. Instead, we make life even easier by allowing our customers to spread the cost and pay in several cost-effective instalments.

Good news! Students that are not Singapore citizens can import their personal effects and household items into the country duty-free. However, you will need to provide a copy of both sides of your Student Pass (SP) card, which you can apply for once you've been accepted into an approved full-time course.

For security and customs purposes, certain items are prohibited for you to ship to Singapore from Australia. These include:

  • Alcohol 
  • CBD (cannabidiol) and cannabis-derived products
  • E-cigarettes, vape pens, vapour cigarettes
  • Food items and drinks
  • Counterfeit or pirated goods
  • Weapons, replica weapons

Our Prohibited Goods page contains a comprehensive list of all the items you can't send along with specific service-based restrictions.

 

How long does shipping to Singapore
from Australia take?*

 

By sea

65 days

 

By air

8 days

*estimated timings dependent on global shipping circumstances

 

Why study in Singapore?

Despite being relatively new to our maps (Singapore only officially gained sovereignty in 1965!), the country offers a whole host of benefits that tempts thousands of international students to its shores every term. Aside from year-round sunshine, the magic of Universal Studios and a plethora of mouth-watering street food, here are just a few of the reasons you should consider studying in Singapore:

 

Lots of exciting career opportunities:

Since its founding in the '60s, Singapore has grown into an economic powerhouse, becoming a global leader in numerous industries, including aerospace, biotechnology, engineering and computer science. Not only does this mean there're lots of jobs for graduates, but many of the city's universities also offer internships at corporate giants, like Facebook, LinkedIn and Dyson, that have set up their Asian headquarters in Singapore, helping students get a foot in the door.

Immerse yourself in a mix of cultures:

Singapore buzzes with a cosmopolitan blend of cultures, religions and languages, of which there are four: English (the predominant dialect used in schools and workplaces), Chinese, Malay and Tamil. With such diversity, you'll never feel alienated in this country and are sure to make friends with people from all over the globe. 

Benefit from an excellent quality of life:

A tropical climate, efficient city planning, booming economy, excellent links to other Asian destinations and a friendly and tolerant society will make studying in Singapore feel like one long holiday. Plus, if you decide to stay after graduating, there are several different work visas you can apply for as an international student as long as you have sponsorship from your employer.

Enjoy green and clean surroundings:

Although Singapore is a completely urbanised state, vegetation covers 46.5% of the land, making it one of the greenest cities in the world. To keep this lush paradise spic and span, the government has banned chewing gum and implemented stringent anti-litter policies, with a first offence costing you SGD 1000 and your second a fine of SGD 5000!

Excellent service from Seven Seas in all aspects from start till the end. We arranged a last-minute shipment from Melbourne to Singapore and were assisted at every step. Delivery drivers at both Melbourne and Singapore were super friendly and helpful. Customer service was awesomely helpful and replied in a timely manner. Answered all our queries and helped us with the process of changing the destination address. The whole experience was nothing short of excellent. Kudos to the Seven Seas team!! Would give 10 stars if available for a seamless and worryless shipping experience.

Noor Latasa

 

What's the best university in Singapore?

Higher education in Singapore adopts features of the British system, like teaching in small groups and regular two-hour seminars, and the American system, marking grades using course credits. However, to provide a more immersive experience, their universities believe learning shouldn't be confined to the classroom and strongly encourage students to test their skills in real-life environments. Here are some more helpful facts about a couple of the best universities in Singapore.

 

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore, the state's flagship institution, is highly regarded for its science, engineering and biomedicine research activities. It boasts three campuses, seventeen faculties, and a myriad of state-of-the-art facilities, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, rock climbing wall, and stunning outdoor plaza used to host musical performances and bazaars.

World University Rankings: 21st

Percentage of international students: 25%

Undergraduate programs: Choose from sixty bachelors degrees in subjects ranging from dentistry and public policy to art and music.

Graduate programs: NUS also offers 174 masters and doctoral degrees.

Student societies: Explore your interests, develop your strengths and enjoy a memorable university experience by participating in one of the university's many student organisations, covering everything from philosophy to volleyball.

Nanyang Technological University

Despite only being thirty years old, Nanyang Technological University has emerged as a global leader for research in robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and several other computer science fields.

The university has also pledged to become the greenest campus in the world by 2022, and its extraordinarily textured towers (designed to resemble giant parsnips!) adorned with balconies, gardens and open-air corridors are iconic.

World University Rankings: 46th

Percentage of international students: 24%

Undergraduate programs: NTU has a variety of undergraduate and post-grad courses available covering engineering and technology, business and economics, arts and humanities and social sciences.

Student societies: The university hosts numerous cultural, social, intellectual, sporting and recreational activities, with over a hundred clubs, year-round sporting events and multiple food courts serving everything from Moroccan to Korean cuisine.