Study in Singapore
Singapore is a city-state and an island nation made up of not just one, but 63 islands. Mainland Singapore is one of the most densely populated regions in Asia.
Universities: Universities in Singapore are either private or public campuses or branch campuses (satellite campuses) of other popular higher education institutions. There are six autonomous universities in Singapore: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore Institute of Technology and Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Polytechnics: Polytechnics provide more industry-oriented programmes which prepare work-ready graduates. Both diploma and degree programmes are offered at polytechnic institutions. There are five polytechnics in Singapore: Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic.
Institute of Technical Education (ITE): ITEs provide technical-oriented studies in areas like business, electronics, media and applied sciences. Students studying at ITEs develop technical skills and knowledge to work at several industries.
Why Study in Singapore?
Singapore is extremely popular amongst students who wish to study courses in animation, design, game development, music, etc. Courses in law and combined postgraduate courses in management and engineering are extremely popular choices for students from South Asia. With numerous technological companies having offices in Singapore and some institutions offering scholarships for students with a ‘work in Singapore clause’, Singapore has become a popular study destination for Indians.
There are below mentioned reasons why students choose Singapore:
- English-taught courses are on offer at most institutes.
- Tuition fees and living expenses are less compared with other countries abroad.
- A lot of scholarship options are available.
- With many Indians and Sri Lankans living there, Singapore has a strong South-east Asian community. Student life is pretty exciting in Singapore!
- The country’s strict law enforcement policy and stable political environment offers students a lot of safety.
- Zero tolerance to racism and drugs.
- Some institutions offer courses in partnership with leading American and Australian institutions.
- Well-connected to the rest of Asia as Singapore has one of the best airports in the region.
- With good academic performance, chances of securing a job in Singapore are higher.
Student Visa process
- Offer letter is applied after discussing the course and college with student.
- Once an acceptance letter (valid for two weeks) is received from an institute of higher education in Singapore, we apply for a Student’s Pass to be eligible to stay there.
- Online application is submitted to immigration and checkpoints authority.
- Applications are processed quickly and will not take more than 10 working days. Student’s Pass is generally valid for the entire duration of your course.
- After receiving student pass , student is provided with pre-departure services
The economy of Singapore is highly developed free-market economy. Singapore ‘s economy has been ranked as the most open in the world, 7th least corrupt, most pro-business, with low tax rates (14.2% of Gross Domestic Product, GDP) and has the third highest per- capita GDP in the world in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). The Singaporean economy is a major Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) outflow financier in the world.
Despite its small size, the local customs and culture in Singapore are unique and a mixture of various ethnic influences. All this has its roots in the country’s history as a trading hub. The various cultural influences that have come together to form Singapore make its culture one of the most diverse in the world. In Singapore, more than ten different religions are practiced, however, discrimination is still a prominent issue.