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Study in Singapore

 

Singapore is more than just a tourist attraction; it is also an educational hub. This cosmopolitan country receives huge educational grants from the Government which in turn result in the amazing state-of-art facilities for the students. It is a dream destination for secondary and higher education for students across the world, primarily Asia.

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM:

The educational authorities of Singapore focus on developing a studentís aptitude and personality skills. For them, academics are important but it is more important that a student realizes his own areas of interests and potential and works towards polishing these traits. Its education system covers primary and secondary education, pre-university education, diploma/vocational education and Universities (which provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses).

ACCOMODATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Singapore is famous for its almost negligible crime rates and thus safety. It boasts of high living standards and an ideal climate which help the international students to live their. One can opt for rented apartment/room provided b the Housing and Development Board (HDB) which are conveniently connected to the rest of the city. Most of the requirements of the students are available within the HDB complexes also such as banks, stationary/grocery stores, etc. The universities also provide halls of residence for international students. Students can also go in for private apartments if their finances permit.

FINANCING EDUCATION/COST CONSTRAINTS:

One must be ready to shell out $750-$2,000 a month apart from the tuition fees, if one planís to live in Singapore for education. This budget includes accommodation, utilities, food, medical insurance, personal expenses, etc.

There are Ďní number of scholarships offered to the international students, for example, Nanyang Scholarship, JTC Scholarship and SMU-School of Information Systems Scholarship (for all nationalities), SIA Youth Scholarship and A*STAR Youth Scholarship (for Indian citizens), Asean Scholarships (for ASEAN national), etc.

STUDENT VISA:

One must apply for the student visa at least two months before entering Singapore and submit the required documents with the application. A security deposit for students requires to be submitted after the application is accepted. Students must also be prepared to undergo medical checkup if asked for by the authorities. It is important that one follows the law of the ICA once in Singapore.

BEST UNIVERSITIES IN SINGAPORE:

Singapore is home to the following four universities each of which provides excellent opportunities to the students and have fabulous reputation. These four universities are:

  1. The National University of Singapore (NUS)
  2. The Nan-yang Technological University (NTU)
  3. The Singapore Management University (SMU)
  4. The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

 

 

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