Study in Singapore
Singapore has achieved international acceptance as a destination for quality education. There are a few hints for this, but we will concentrate on only one example – the international standing of the National University of Singapore (NUS). NUS has been ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world.
Singapore offers a varied array of education options – from kindergarten to tertiary levels in both government as well as private schools.
Education System in Singapore
In Singapore, you can study at National Schools, Polytechnics and Universities or you can also choose one of the Private Sectors that prepare people to take diplomas and degrees from famous foreign Universities.
- Primary School: It is for Age 6 - 11
- Secondary School: It is for Age 12 - 16 (0 levels)
- Institution of Technical Education: After 0 levels can take the national ITE Certificates (NITEC) course for 2 years.
Pre-Tertiary: (Age16) They can study for A levels either at Junior College for 2 years or spend 3 years at Polytechnic to obtain diploma.
- Tertiary Education: After polytechnic either they can work or continue studies at a University.
University of Singapore that offer it are:-
1. National University of Singapore
2. Nan yang Technological University
3. SMU they are the most prestigious in Asia.
- Private Institute: Around 33 private institutions provide foreign education.
- Polytechnic diplomas for 3 years
- University degrees for 3 years
- Private Sector 2 - 3 years, SMU
- Postgraduate Degrees 1 - 2 years
Popular Courses: Following are the most popular courses in Singapore:- M.B.A., IT, Engineering, Tourism, Art & Design
Duration of Courses:
Ranking: No official ranking. The SQC Scheme awarded by SPRING for Private educational organizational only.
Tuition Fees: Institution fees vary according to the type of course and type of school (private or public). For course fees of private schools, you need to check directly with the institutions.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: $240 per month (excluding other charges e.g. miscellaneous fees)
POLYTECHNIC: $2,150 per academic year (excluding other charges such as exam fees, miscellaneous fees, sports fee, student union fee, etc)
UNIVERSITY: Fees vary from $6,220 per academic year for non-lab based courses to $17,820 per academic year for medical / dental courses (excluding other charges e.g. exam fees, miscellaneous fees, sports fees, student union fees, etc).
Intake: University intakes January, July / August Once a year whereas Polytechnic colleges have July intakes running throughout the year.
Work Programs & Job Opportunities in Singapore
All International students have permission to work for 16 hours a week while pursuing studies to support themselves economically.
Singapore is the Asia-Pac regional headquarters for most global organizations and is therefore a hub of major economic activity. There are 26,000 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
Singapore is delighted on its identity as a multi-ethnic culture. The population of Singapore consists of 77% Chinese, 14% Malay and 8% Indians. Of these 42% are Buddhists, 15% Muslims, 14% Christians, 9% Taoists and 4% Hindus. The languages widely spoken are Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English, which are the four official languages. The national language is Malay while the language used for official purposes and Government communication is English. Singapore became a trading hub in the early 19th century due to policy decisions taken by Sir Stamford Raffles.