Study in Singapore

Study in Singapore: -The Lion City

Singapore is an Island country in South East Asia. The city blends Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English culture. Singapore ranks 5th on the United Nations Human Development Index with the 3rd highest GDP per capita. The government also worked efficiently to make Singapore a flourishing country that excels in trade and tourism. Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometres. Singapore can teach the world about honesty . This tiny state-city  is the least corrupted  country in Asia and 5th rank amongst the  least corrupt country in the world. Singapore offers students a unique learning experience as they receive a perfect blend of the social, cultural and educational mix. The island’s strong reputation for quality education has drawn world’s top institutions to set up campuses in Singapore. Singapore is also a premier education hub that offers students an international experience. Singapore provides world-class high-quality education from the internationally recognized public school system to world-class universities. More than 16 leading foreign universities have set up their institutions in Singapore. Singapore hosts international students from the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia and other Asian countries.

Why Singapore?

  1. Top- Notch Education System:

Singapore ranks 3rd in QS Best Student City Rankings in 2013. It also has many internationally recognised universities from all around the world. An education system in Singapore has western ideologies as well as methodologies to encourage independent learning. It is also one of the most business-friendly countries. A high quality of teaching and research. More than 16 universities have set up their centres of excellence in education and research in Singapore.

  1. Employment Opportunities:

Singapore’s economy is strong thus , resulting in the increase in the  number of employment  for  university graduates.  The unemployment rate has fallen which is approximately 2.2% as many organizations  have offered graduate training  programs, which has gradually increased the number of  opportunities available.

  1. Affordable Cost :

Singapore universities charge less expensive tuition fees when compared with  UK& US. Cost of living is also very less than countries like Australia, Canada, US and UK.courses in Singapore are economically feasible for international students to pursue their higher education. There are many tuition grants which are also available to international students.

  1. Bilingual Education:

Singapore has a total of four national languages and English is one of them. Hence, language is not a problem here. It is quite easy and comfortable to get around in Singapore. The strength of Singapore’s education system is its bilingual policy.  the official language of education in Singapore is English. hence the curriculum is taught in English, Malay, Tamil etc. which is aimed at giving an added advantage for the multicultural students.

  1. Clean and Safe Country:

Singapore has been named as Garden City because the streets are lined with trees. There are so many green parks designed all around the island. The city is very clean and has very strict punishments for people who litter around. Minimum crime rate because of cameras which are set up in the streets. high amount of fine is imposed on the natives and foreigners if the law is violated.

Education System:

One the best education offering country in the world which aims of providing quality and best education to the students right from playgroup, high school and even to graduate levels.There isn’t much difference between both public and private educational institutions in Singapore they provide quality services to the students.

  • The education system is termed to be one of the best  system.
  • Parents are required to apply for the admission into preschools in advance for their child
  • Students who secure good grades in their secondary education will apply for universities for their higher education whereas students who have not secured will join technical institutes.

SINGAPORE EDUCATION SYSTEM :

  • Objective of this education system is to provide support and skills for the development of the children.
  • Singaporean students are known for their academic excellence.
  • Government has also taken initiatives to change the educational system that can be more flexible and quality education.

Universities in Singapore :

The ‘Lion City is also one of the major  destination for educational choices for students from India, as it the connecting  economic hub between the East and the West.

Top Universities in Singapore:

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Singapore Management University
  • SIM University
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Melior International College
  • Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management
  • European Business School
  • Singapore Management University.
  • National Institute of Education.

MBA:

National University of Singapore offers MBA based on the work experience if the candidate is having more than 2 years experience and more than 10 years of experience. NUS was also ranked in the 18th position in the word by the Financial Times(FT) in 2018. Full time and Part time MBA courses are also available. Many MNCs like DHL,IBM,Unilever,Deloitte,Ernst and Young etc are headquartered in Singapore.

 Institutes Of Management In Singapore:

  • National University of Singapore.
  • Singapore Management University
  • SIM University
  • INSEAD
  • Nanyang Technological University

Management courses to pursue in Singapore:

  • PG Diploma in Business Administration
  • MBA in (Aviation)
  • Dual MBA
  • Global Masters of Business Administration
  • Certificate course  in Management Studies
  • International Master of Business Administration (IMBA)

Finance and Banking:

Singapore accounts for 11.6% of GDP in the financial service.The trade and financial services adds up to three quarters of the economy. which is nearly 25-26 % of the GDP. Finance  courses are more in demand in the last few years. therefore it boosts the availability of  opportunities in this particular sector. There are many institutes that offer banking related courses for both undergraduate,post graduate and polytechnics.

 Institutes for  Banking and Finance:

  • National University of Singapore
  • Singapore Polytechnic:Course
  • Singapore Management University
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic:Course
  • Nanyang Technological University

Engineering:

Singapore has two major universities like National Technological University and National University of Singapore.Both the universities have been listed as top 50 best institutes to offer engineering and technology courses. when compared to the management courses there has been also been significant increase in the number of engineering colleges and courses in Singapore.

One  of the popular engineering courses are:

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Institutes for Engineering:

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • SIM University
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Computer science and IT:

computer science and IT courses are most of practical and research areas like Networking, Artificial Intelligence, Database Management etc. These courses are worldwide accepted due to its unique education system.This uniqueness has led to massive increase in the number of applications for these courses in Singapore.These courses which are offered by the three universities have also listed in QS rankings.

Best Institutes to study Computer Science in Singapore:

  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • National Technological University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  • National University of Singapore

Law:

The legal education is also one of the top institutes in Asia. The National University of Singapore is also the best Law school in Asia. The duration of course is 4 years for the Undergraduate course.Students who have prior degree or qualification can opt for graduate LLB the course field will be three years.

Best Institutes to study Law in Singapore:

  • Singapore Management University.
  • National University of Singapore.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Select the course and college program
  2. Understand the program requirement and eligibility criteria
  3. Admission to higher education in Singapore and a student needs to apply directly to the university.
  4. Submission of  essays
  5. Provide Letters of Recommendation and proof of funds.
  6. Singapore offers a variety of scholarships for students as such every student is eligible to apply.

Language Requirements:

  1. For undergraduate courses, an applicant should have scored at least 6.0-6.5 in IELTS and 80 in TOEFL.
  2. For postgraduate course, an applicant needs to have scored 6.5-7.0 in IELTS and 90 in TOEFL.

Academic Requirements for UG:

  1. SAT-600
  2. Minimum of 60% in 12th or higher secondary examination.
  3. Certificates of Central Board of Secondary Education and Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Indian School Certificate.
  4. IELTS requirement for Singapore student visa for undergraduate course with minimum 6-6.5 overall bands in IELTS and 80 in TOEFL (IBT).
  5. Certificates of extracurricular activities.

Academic Requirement for PG:

  • Certificates of Central Board of Secondary Education and Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Indian School Certificate.
  • Certificate of successful completion of Bachelor’s degree.
  • IELTS requirement for Singapore student visa for post-graduate course with minimum 6.5-7.0 in IELTS and 90 in TOEFL.
  • Certificates of extracurricular activities.

Documents for Application:

  • Resume.
  • Copy of the passport.
  • 10th and 12th mark sheet and degree mark sheets will be required.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • GMAT or GRE score ( if it is part of the requirement)
  • IELTS/TOEFL.
  • In case of private schools they will accept applications without the IELTS  scores if the medium of instruction is English in the previous academic institute
  • Some schools like INSEAD, they expect the students to have a min 2 yrs of work experience.

Visa Requirements:

  1. Filled visa application form.
  2. Passport with minimum of six month validity.
  3. Two recent size photograph.
  4. 6 months bank statement.
  5. Letter of acceptance from the university.
  6. Proof of payment of tuition fees.
  7. Confirmed return ticket.

Scholarships for International Students:

  • Singapore international graduate award-PhD degree
  • INSEAD-Syngenta MBA scholarships for developing country leaders-Master degree.
  • Common wealth scholarship for integrative sciences and engineering at NUS graduate school.-PhD degree.
  • ADB-Japan scholarship program for developing countries in Asia and Pacific- Masters
  • Global Business scholarship at S P Jain school of global Management-Bachelors degree.
  • Lee Kong Chian graduate scholarships at national university of Singapore-PhD degree
  • United World Colleges International Youth Scholarships- Bachelors degree.
  • ASEAN Foundation Scholarships in Development Environment and IT for ASEAN Nationals-Masters degree.
  • Singapore Government Scholarships for Southeast Asians-undergraduate.
  • NUS Graduate Student Fellowships for Asians-Fellowships.
  • Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship from NUS-undergraduate
  • Singapore millennium foundation Scholarships-PhD degree.