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ABOUT SINGAPORE 

As one of the leaders in higher education both in Asia and Worldwide, Singapore maintains extremely high standards of teaching and learning which they take great pride in, and have a strong research focus in their universities. Students will gain practical knowledge alongside their degree due to universities having strong industrial links. Numerous opportunities for international students have been provided because of the country's developed educational system which is a priority and regarded as a ‘global schoolhouse’ nation.

In 2019, the QS World University ranked three of Singapore’s universities in the top 500s with the National University of Singapore is placed 11th, followed by Nanyang Technological University at 12th, and Singapore Management University at 500th place.

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Why study in

With such a strident economy and ease of doing business, Singapore allures many immigrants with its fast development and prosperity which also gives it a population density among the world’s highest. It is also one of the four “Asian Tiger” economies, a group is known for rapid economic growth in the second half of the 20th Century with crowded, yet safe and efficient city-states.

Its mixed Chinese, Malay, and Indian population contributing their native cultural elements make Singapore a true melting pot of cultures that creates a hybrid identity unique to the city. A big influence on the country's culture comes from the British with a large expatriate population, colonial and led the region to be dubbed as a place with "East meets West”. 

 

https://www.topuniversities.com/where-to-study/asia/singapore/singapore/guide#tab=1.

 

People are amiable and courteous to one another with the government laying down five basic ‘Shard Vales’ that are, nation before community and society above self; family as the basic unit of society; community support and respect for the individual; consensus not conflict; racial and religious harmony.

Language

  • The elderly are treated with respect only ignoring age hierarchy when someone powerful if present.

  • Formal and informal setting are sharply distinguished in etiquette.

  • Public Spitting and littering is both illegal and frowned upon.

  • Punctuality is common and expected. Being late shows a lack of respect for the person who is kept waiting.

  • PDA between couples is considered appropriate.

Driving Law

The elderly are treated with respect only ignoring age hierarchy when someone powerful if present.

Formal and informal setting are sharply distinguished in etiquette.

Public Spitting and littering is both illegal and frowned upon.

Punctuality is common and expected. Being late shows a lack of respect for the person who is kept waiting.

PDA between couples is considered appropriate.

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The elderly are treated with respect only ignoring age hierarchy when someone powerful if present.

Formal and informal setting are sharply distinguished in etiquette.

Public Spitting and littering is both illegal and frowned upon.

Punctuality is common and expected. Being late shows a lack of respect for the person who is kept waiting.

PDA between couples is considered appropriate.

Top  Institutes

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The necessary skills and knowledge for individuals to survive in a globally competitive environment is armed by the education system of Singapore which places a great emphasis on education. This causes students to win International competitions due to public schools high standard of teaching and learning.Singapore houses several internationally prestigious world class institutions a part from the three internationally renowned local universities.

There are no foundation programs on some of the best universities which makes students enter universities only after colleges, polytechnics, etc, though some do have an IB diploma programs which allows graduates to directly enter universities where as some other universities that have foundation programs, would allow students to continue education only at the same university.

 

Pre-university courses help students tighten the English language and specialized subjects which can be found in some colleges and universities. The curriculum includes:

  • Profile subjects (depending on the chosen program and speciality)

  • Classes in writing and verbal communication

  • Language classes.

There are also short module courses that can be taken individually or together.Vocational is a key link in the further development of the country though previously was never considered prestigious back then. The institute of technical training provides vocational training and the government has pledged the equivalent of 1.6 billion dollars to staff it up with more competent teachers.

 

Undergraduate

Students must complete 12 years of school in order to enter bachelor’s degree programs with some universities accepting students with 11 years of education but are subjected to SAT examinations and must have and excellent secondary education certificate.

       If the diploma is not accepted, Foreign applicants have a few options:

  1. To complete an A-Level or IB program;

  2. To enter a Polytechnic or ITE;

  3. Applying to universities that offer Foundation programs.

Depending on specialization, training last up 3-4 years except for medical specialties.

 

Post Graduate

These last for 1-2 years and MBA programs 1-1.5 years. However, the duration varies upon universities. They can also be full-time or part-time and includes lectures, seminars, group/individual work on final dissertation which take a whole duration of study or last semester. Some master’s programs don’t even require dissertation or final project.

Doctoral/Ph.D

Doctoral studies are divided into two types:

Research doctorate which consists of an independent study, based on which students pass and verbally defending their thesis which will be done with the help of their academic supervisors. Students take exams in 3-6 courses

 

https://www.unipage.net/en/education_singapore#Undergraduate_%E2%80%94_Bachelor%E2%80%99s_in_Singapore

 

Education

School/Level

Grades

Years

 

 

Secondary

GCE 'A' Level

10–13

2–3

 

Vocational

Vocational

 

 

 

Tertiary

Bachelor

12–17

3–5

 

Tertiary

Master

17–18

1

 

Tertiary

Doctoral (PhD)

17–22

2–5

 

https://www.scholaro.com/pro/Countries/Singapore/Education-System

 

Fee range in local currency(AUD)

Below is a table on the estimated tuition fees for each programme to help you plan your budget before deciding to study in Singapore

Study Level

Tuition Fee, SGD/year

Tuition Fee, USD/year

Foundation / Pre-U

 S$ 12,000 –  S$ 18,000

$ 8,800 – $ 13,000

Diploma

 S$ 6,000 –  S$ 18,000

$ 4,400 – $ 13,000

Bachelor's degree

 S$ 30,000 –  S$ 60,000

$ 22,000 – $ 44,000

Master's degree

 S$ 30,000 –  S$ 50,000 (non-medical programmes)

 S$ 50,000 –  S$ 90,000 (medical programmes)

$ 22,000 – $ 36,000 (non-medical programmes)

$ 36,000 – $ 65,000 (non-medical programmes)

 

Employment opportunities after completion of the degree

As of December 2019, approximately 1.5 million foreign workers are registered here which makes it a favourable country for expats especially due to it’s strong and rapidly growing economy needing a workforce.

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