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STUDY IN SINGAPORE : Students Most Preferable Destination of All Time

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Why Study in SINGAPORE: The Only Education You Need

What would it mean to have an Singapore university listed on your resume? Why would potential employers pause and take notice of your education credentials from the Singapore?

Singapore is an enchanting, fascinating and peaceful country, which offers academically, socially ethnically, culturally the best for the international students who have made it as their home.

Singapore is a country of multi cultural heritage, since, it’s a land of Chinese, malay, Indian and Eurasian people, who live and maintain each race’s traditional practices, along with 100,000 foreign professionals , who bring with them their culture and perspective , thus , giving more color and vitality to the nation.

Singapore is also considered as a premium education hub, which offers plenty of diverse options to international students, form the academic and research point of view. Apart from the internationally recognized public schools, the 16 leading foreign universities , which have set their campuses in Singapore, offers quality education, which is recognized all over the world

The emphasis on education in Singapore started right when the British based education system was introduced,  in the year 1823, today Singapore is considered as a world leader of higher education.

Incredible Education System

The ministry of education is the sole authority for ensuring that the domestic and international students are offered quality education. the government allots 20% of its annual budget for the development and maintaining the standard of education. The medium of education is English, and it’s a criminal offence if the children of Singapore are not offered education at the right age

The education in Singapore is divided into 3 groups, the kinder garden age start at age 3, where the students  are given an opportunity to interact with other kids and also exposed to out door games, activities of arts, games, learning languages , music and numbers . then comes the primary level which starts at the age of 7 and goes on to secondary level till the students complete their  12 yrs of education. At this level, the students also enroll at the 2 yrs pre university level or the 3 yrs course at the centralized level , to be eligible for a university program.

The universities provide the under graduation courses and the masters level courses,

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MS IN SINGAPORE

The graduate program in Singapore , are either for 2 yrs or 1 yr depending on the programs. Generally, course work and research programs are offered, this is more so in case of the public universities, out of which National university of Singapore and Nanyang technology university .The course work will consist of seminars and lectures, like any other under grad degree, while the research based will require thesis and independent study which leads to a masters. Some universities do expect a GRE score, mainly for the engineering based programs in the research base level, and GMAT in case of the masters in Business administration with few yrs of work ex.

There are a few universities in Singapore which offers programs which is affiliated to universities in UK or the US, as in Duke MUS graduate medical school in Singapore, business program , in collaboration with Chicago Business school and Rajaratnam school of international studies.

The private schools are more into management related programs. The graduate diploma programs is also offered in both public and private schools, as a terminal program, when compared to masters it provides limited profession training on particular areas of study. This is normally taken by students who do not want to prolong their studies by doing their masters, is more keen on getting in to the job market earlier.

MASTERS IN SINGAPORE

The masters in Singapore delivers research based programs and course based programs.

The best university in Singapore for masters and UG is NUS, in which,  different schools under which both research and course work programs are offere , MS programs  delivered are faculty of engineering, where, masters in chemical and biomolecular engineering, Master sin electrical and computer engineering, masters in civil and environmental engineering, masters in engineering and technology management are offered, school of design and environment offers

of Biomedical, Chemical & Biomolecular, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Engineering & Technology Management, Industrial & Systems, Materials Sciences & Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering

Top Universities for MS

S NO UNIVERSITY COURSES COUNTRY
1 National University of Singapore (NUS) Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic, Aeronautical & Manufacturing SING
2 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Computer Science & Information Systems, Chemical, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic, Aeronautical & Manufacturing SING
3 Singapore Management University Computer Science & Information Systems, Social Science and Management, Law, Statistics & Operational Research, Modern Languages SING
  • The graduate program in Singapore , are either for 2 yrs or 1 yr depending on the programs.
  • Generally, course work and research programs are offered, this is more so in case of the public universities, out of which National university of Singapore and Nanyang technology university.
  • Some universities do expect a GRE score, mainly for the engineering based programs in the research base level, and GMAT in case of the masters in Business administration with few yrs of work ex.
  • There are a few universities in Singapore which offers programs which is affiliated to universities in UK or the US, as in Duke MUS graduate medical school in Singapore, business program , in collaboration with Chicago Business school and Rajaratnam school of international studies.
  • The private schools are more into management related programs. The graduate diploma programs is also offered in both public and private schools, as a terminal program, when compared to masters it provides limited profession training on particular areas of study.
  • The masters in Singapore delivers research based programs and course based programs.
  • The best university in Singapore for masters and UG is NUS, in which, different schools under which both research and course work programs are offere , MS programs delivered are faculty of engineering,

MBA IN SINGAPORE

MBA in SINGAPORE

Singapore has become one of the best destinations for MBA for  both domestic and international students, since Singapore prides itself on its vibrant , multi cultural environment, and also considered as a financial hub in the world.. Most of the universities in Singapore expects students to have few years work ex, and sometimes they also require GMAT score as an additional requirement.

A MBA in Singapore will give a student a global perspective of the  business world , with focus more on Asia  Apart from the general management program , students can also specialize in areas like marketing, finance, Information technology, Psychology and hospitality.MBA program in Singapore consists of a course work with group work, projects , examinations and internships , some programs offer options to study abroad too.

The public and the private schools have their own requirements,, 46 universities offer different kinds of MBA program in Singapore, namely  ,  NUS, national university of Singapore , offers a world renowned MBA program, with a number of specializations, with 150 faculty members form 72 countries. Their double degree programs with HEC Paris, with Peking University are one of its kind. The S3 MBA offered by Singapore is a combination program offered by 3 leading universities in Asia, where, students focus on modules including doing business in Korea and japan, doing business in China, and Business ethics in Asian companies etc.

Apart from this, a few other private schools and UK, European, Australian schools also offer a well rounded MBA program, eg, Business financial MBA offered by the university of Nottingham UK, having been established in Singapore for over 10 yrs., others namely the Strathclyde MBA, MDIS, management development institute of Singapore offers the Bangor university UK , MBA,and University of Sunderland MBA to name a few . The Australian schools like JCU and southern cross university offers MBA in Singapore

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COST OF STUDYING IN SINGAPORE

The education cost is much lower in Singapore when compared to countries like USA and Australia, etc, the cost of the tuition varies from public to private schools and also from program to program. Generally the medical related programs are more expensive than the engineering and science programs.

In case of Public schools like NUS and NTU, the tuition fees will differ form program to program, and also if the student gets an MOE ( ministry of education ) tuition grant. In case of an Engineering under graduate degree, tuition fees for 1 yr is $37200 and for computing and business program it is around $35000, per annum.In case the student receives the tuition grant, the fees will be half the actual fees. Similarly, in case of a post graduate degree , the fees structure will be between 20,000$ to 35000$ depending on the program applied. The Medical related programs and the MBA programs are comparatively costlier.

Incase of the Private school MBA , as in INSEAD France, having their campus in Singapore, the cost of tuition fees per annum is around 65000$

Most of the private schools offer only management programs, as in MDIS, offering MBA from Bangor, Bradford etc, will cost you around 12000$ per annum.

The food and living expenses per month will be around 1000$ , max, the accommodation will be around 600$ , University canteen food around 350$, the transportation cost with passes around 100$, books and stationary 200$ are the few expected expences.this is the case where the students lives a luxurious life, else, the expenses can be curtailed to around 6000 to 8000$ per annum.

  • The education cost is much lower in Singapore when compared to countries like USA and Australia, etc..
  • The cost of the tuition varies from public to private schools and also from program to program.
  • In case of Public schools like NUS and NTU, the tuition fees will differ form program to program, and also if the student gets an MOE ( ministry of education ) tuition grant.
  • In case of an Engineering under graduate degree, tuition fees for 1 yr is $37200 and for computing and business program it is around $35000, per annum.
  • In case the student receives the tuition grant, the fees will be half the actual fees. Similarly, in case of a post graduate degree , the fees structure will be between 20,000$ to 35000$ depending on the program applied.
  • Incase of the Private school MBA , as in INSEAD France, having their campus in Singapore, the cost of tuition fees per annum is around 65000$
  • Most of the private schools offer only management programs, as in MDIS, offering MBA from Bangor, Bradford etc, will cost you around 12000$ per annum.
  • The food and living expenses per month will be around 1000$ , max, the accommodation will be around 600$ , University canteen food around 350$, the transportation cost with passes around 100$, books and stationary 200$ are the few expected expences.this is the case where the students lives a luxurious life, else, the expenses can be curtailed to around 6000 to 8000$ per annum.

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Job Opportunities

Singapore is ranked no 1 as the best country to do business, the island nation, despite its size , it has been the leading financial center in the world. Apart from that, its also a busiest port in the world, since it is well connected by air and sea. Singapore is also a regional commercial center and the best location for investments. More than 7000 multinational corporations and 100,000 small scale industries have sent their base in Singapore thus providing plenty of job opportunities and net working opportunities for international non immigrants.

International students are allowed to work upto 16 hrs per week in case of he public schools, and full time during vacations. Students enrolled in private schools do not have the right to work.

The career opportunities are high in areas like media, hospitality, hotels and catering, tourism, IT, telecommunications, banking, engineering and health care industries. The universities has a strong link with the industries, as the students are able to find internship opportunities to gain practical exposure in their chosen field of study.

The Singapore government has listed out a few industries where the workers are in demand, as in manufacturing, construction, health care, finance, IT, Digital media and tourism

Applications & Visa Process

The application process to either private or public has the same set of documents required. The applications are online, the documents are uploaded in the online applications, and the following are the documents required for the application process

  • Resume
  • Copy of the passport
  • Transcripts , till the 7th semester, or depending on the dead line of the university, in case of the under grad application, 10th and 12th mark sheet will be required
  • Statement of purpose
  • GMAT or GRE score ( if it is part of the requirement)
  • IELTS/TOEFL
  • In case of private schools like UK affiliated schools, they will accept applications without the IELTS  scores too if your medium of instruction is English in the previous academic institute
  • In case of schools like INSEAD, they expect the students to have a min 2 yrs of work ex, and the applicant will have to demonstrate solid achievements professionally, this will be the cas eod Public schools MBA too

Once the student gets an admit form the Singapore university, the student has to get a student pass for entry into the country.

The letter of acceptance received from the university will be valid for 2 weeks, , the student pass has to be applied at the ICA, immigration and checkpoint authority, and the student needs to submit the application for the student pass at least 2 months before the college start date.

  • The passport copy
  • Letter of acceptance from the university
  • Proof of the payment of tuition fees if any
  • Proof of the financial resources available for the course of study
  • 2 copies of the form 16, and photo graph of the student affixed on the top right hand corner of the form 16, Form V36, Form 39S, duly filled and signed by the applicant.
  • The embassy has the right to ask for further documents. The visa fees for the students is 135$

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Top Universities in Singapore

  Curtin Singapore

  East Asia Institute of Management

  James Cook University (JCU)

  Kaplan Higher Education Academy

  Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

  NIM (Nanyang Institute of Management, Singapore)

  PSB Academy

  PSB Academy

  Raffles

  Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

  University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Singapore campus)

  Amity University

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