Singapore is a modern, lively nation with an excellent educational system, providing several opportunities for international students who wish to study in Singapore. Education is a priority in Singapore and the nation is recognized as a ‘global school house’. A strong prominence on education started when the British-based education system was introduced. Today Singapore is one of the leaders in higher education both in Asia and Worldwide.
Singapore prides itself in maintaining high standards of teaching and learning, as well as scientific research. Another great thing that makes Singaporean higher education stand out are the strong links with industry; as a student you will be able to gain practical experience and find employment more easily in your chosen field.
Singapore is a modern city state with excellent opportunities for education and work. Many global reports show that Singapore is one of the world’s leaders in innovation and research, which in turn makes its institutions of higher education attractive locations for all prospective international students.
Of all the four Asian economies, Singapore is probably the easiest for students from overseas to adjust to.
- Despite its cosmopolitan population, its history as a centre of trade and entrepreneurialism positions it closer to the West than its neighbours. While Chinese, Malay, and Tamil are also official languages, English is widely spoken and understood by 75% of the five million population, and is the officially designated language for the education system.
- Although dented by the recession in the early part of the century, the economy has rebounded strongly and it is described as the world’s fourth financial centre, while its port is one of the five busiest ports in the world. The International Monetary Fund has rated it the third highest country in terms of per capita income,
- Contrary to international trends, Singapore is aiming to restrict the number of international students at its universities in the face of local anxiety that too few places were available for nationals. Foreign enrolment at Singapore’s universities will be capped while 2,000 new university places will be added for local students by 2015, so that the proportion of foreign students will come down from 18% of the student body to about 15%.