Singapore

Why Study In Singapore?

 

As one of the leaders in higher education both in Asia and worldwide, Singapore maintains extremely high standards of teaching and learning. They have a strong research focus in their universities. Students will gain practical knowledge alongside their degree due to universities having strong industrial links. Numerous opportunities for international students have been provided because of the country’s developed educational system.

Life in the country

With such a strident economy, ease of doing business, Singapore allures many immigrants with its fast development and prosperity. The population density of the country is among the world’s highest. It is also one of the four “Asian Tiger” economies, a group is known for its rapid economic growth in the second half of the 20th Century.

Its mixed Chinese, Malay, and Indian population make Singapore a true melting pot of cultures that creates a hybrid identity unique to the city. A big influence on the country’s culture comes from the British and this has led the region to be dubbed as a place with “East meets West”.  

People are amiable and courteous to one another with the government laying down five basic ‘Shared Vales’ which are: nation before community and society above self; family as the basic unit of society; community support and respect for the individual; consensus not conflict; racial and religious harmony.

Attitude and etiquette of the local people

Common practices in Singaporean society and culture are:

  • The elderly are treated with respect only ignoring age hierarchy when someone powerful is present.
  • Formal and informal settings are sharply distinguished in etiquette.
  • Public Spitting and littering are both illegal and frowned upon.
  • Punctuality is common and expected. Being late shows a lack of respect for the person who is kept waiting.
  • PDA between couples is considered appropriate.

Language

Several languages are used in Singapore, out of which the commonly used ones are English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil. Malay is the national language of Singapore.

Routes to Permanent Settlement

Singapore is the best destination to live and work in, it is considered to be the most liveable city in all of Asia. The Singapore Permanent Residency (PR) is a visa that allows foreigners to live and work in Singapore permanently. Foreign students studying in the country can obtain a Singapore PR. They have to apply to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority or ICA. To be eligible they must have resided in Singapore for 2 years at the time of application. Also, they must have passed a minimum of one national examination.

Top universities in Singapore with varied course options

Singapore is a premier education hub offering world-class education to international students at affordable costs. Singapore ranked 15th in the QS Best Student Cities 2018 reflecting its excellent social, cultural, and educational blend. Singapore Universities offer various courses covering several disciplines for students to choose from. There are 34 universities in Singapore out of which 6 are national. Two of the country’s leading universities feature in the world’s top 15.

The top universities in Singapore are:

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • INSEAD Singapore
  • Singapore Institute of Management
  • Singapore Institute of Technology
  • James Cook University
  • Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • LASALLE College of the Arts

Part-Time and Post Study Work Opportunities:

Singapore is home to some of the top universities in the world, however, the cost of living is quite high. Students, who earn through several part-time work options, always welcome extra money. International students are eligible to work part-time in Singapore for about 16 hours a week during term and for unlimited hours during vacation.

International students who wish to work in Singapore after graduation must apply for a work visa. They are usually granted a Short-Term Visit Pass after the expiration of their student pass, which allows them to stay for up to 90 days. This extra time can be used to live and look for a job in Singapore. Students graduating from a university that is on the list of Institute of Higher Learning and seeking employment in Singapore can apply for a one-year (non-renewable) Long-term Social Visit Pass (LTVP). International students can use this period to work and stay in Singapore. 

List of universities

S.No. Universities Country
1 3D Sense Media School Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
2 3D Sense Media School Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
3 Aesthetics International Academy Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
4 Amity Global Institute Singapore Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
5 At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
6 Auston Institute of Manangement Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
7 Aventis School of Management Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
8 BAC College Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
9 Beacon International College Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
10 BMC International College Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
11 Chartered Institute of Technology Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
12 Curtin Singapore Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
13 DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
14 Dimensions International College Singapore Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
15 East Asia Institute of Management (EAIM) Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
16 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
17 ERC Institute Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
18 First Media Design School Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
19 Genetic Computer School Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
20 ICAS Training & Education College Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
21 INSEAD Asia Campus Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
22 ITC School of Law Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
23 Jame Cook University Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
24 London School of Business and Finance Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
25 Mages Institute of Excellence Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
26 Management Development Institute of Singapore Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
27 Marketing Institute of Singapore Business School Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
28 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
29 Nanyang Institute of Management Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
30 Nanyang Polytechnic Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
31 Nanyang Technological University Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
32 National Institute of Education Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
33 National University of Singapore Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
34 Ngee Ann Academey Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
35 Ngee Ann Polytechnic Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
36 Parkway College Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
37 PSB Academy Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
38 Raffles Design Institute Singapore Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
39 Republic Polytechnic Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
40 SDH Institute Singapore Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
41 Shatec Institute Singapore Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
42 Singapore Institute of Management Global Education Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
43 Singapore Institute of Technology Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
44 Singapore Management University Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
45 Singapore Polytechnic Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
46 Singapore Raffles Music College Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
47 Singapore University of Social Sciences Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
48 Singapore University of Technology and Design Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
49 Singapore Management University School of Accountancy Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
50 Sorbonne-Assas International Law School Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
51 TEG Intternational College Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
52 Temasek Polythenic Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
53 Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
54 TMC Academy Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
55 Trent Global College of Technology Management Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore