Singapore is an island city-state with a diverse cultural and linguistic heritage and a thriving modern economy. It is a centre of global commerce and trade, with one of the world’s most business-friendly economies.
Education has always been a key in the growth and development of Singapore society, particularly in the years following 1965 when it became an independent republic. Now in the 21st century, where the knowledge-based economy is the driver in the global community, education has become even more critical. The Government of Singapore spends a huge amount on education and it is among one of the top priorities of the government. It’s a unique place to learn and study with tropical year-round weather, diverse countries and food and excellent transport.
World-class universities – like INSEAD, Johns Hopkins University & MIT – have set up presence in Singapore. In addition to this, the Singapore government has laid down a new framework for excellence of education in Singapore: academic excellence, organizational excellence & student protect/welfare excellence
Singapore’s safety, low crime rates, and high standards of living are well renowned, offering international students an ideal environment for higher study.
The nation’s rich multi-cultural heritage is highlighted through the various ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians) living together harmoniously that have gradually acquired a distinct identity as Singaporeans whilst still maintaining their separate customs and festivals.
No other city offers a more alluring mix of cutting-edge infrastructure, world-class education system and dynamic cosmopolitan vibe thanks to a blend of Eastern and Western cultures.
Singapore is the Asia-Pac regional headquarters for most global organizations and is therefore a hub of major economic activity. There are various international companies in Singapore where students can look forward to excellent professional networking as well as job opportunities in one of the best business environments in Asia.
Full time graduate students are allowed to work part-time of up to a maximum of 16 hours a week while pursuing studies, to support themselves economically.. However, students need to obtain permission from the (International Student Center) ISC.
Tuition fees are affordable and the cost of living in Singapore is still significantly lower than of many developed countries.
Singapore encourages English speaking. English is widely used everywhere in Singapore, from road signs and signboards to mass media and entertainment. Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese and Tamil.
Tuition fees are affordable and the cost of living in Singapore is still significantly lower than of many developed countries. Therefore, studying in Singapore can be a wise economic choice.
The Ministry of Education in Singapore controls and directs the education policy in Singapore. International students studying abroad in Singapore are not only assured of an education system that promotes excellence, but also be a part of a global community.
In recent years Singapore has been moving towards an education system that is more flexible and diverse. This aims to provide students with greater choice to meet their diverse interests and ways of learning. Being able to choose what and how they learn will encourage them to take greater ownership of their learning. Students are given a more broad-based education to ensure their all-round or holistic development, in and out of the classroom.
(1.) Autonomous universities: Being autonomous, these universities can chart their own destiny, differentiate themselves and pursue new heights of excellence in education, research and service, whilst receiving substantial government funding.
(2). Private universities and institutions: Private universities and institutions provide education to working professionals and adult learners by adopting a flexible practical learning approach to enable students to balance their career, family and studies.
(3). Polytechnic institutions: When it comes to project-based learning and industrial immersion, polytechnics in Singapore are possibly the best choice. Polytechnics here provide 3-year diploma courses in various disciplines.
Some courses that polytechnics offer include business studies, accountancy, tourism and hospitality management, mass communications, and biotechnology. More specialized courses are also available, including marine engineering, aeronautical studies, optometry and nursing.