STUDY IN SINGAPORE :
Singapore officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian island. Total population of Singapore is 5,310,000 as on July 1, 2012.
The country is highly urbanized with very little primary rainforest remaining, although more land is being created for development through land reclamation. Singapore is the world’s fourth-leading financial centre, and its port is one of the five busiest ports in the world. The economy depends heavily on exports and refining imported goods, especially in manufacturing, which constituted 26% of Singapore’s GDP in 2005. In terms of purchasing power parity, Singapore has the third-highest per capita income in the world. CURRENCY OF SINGAPORE – SINGAPORE DOLAR (SGD).
WHY STUDY IN SINGAPORE :
- Singapore is the premier education hub in Asia. Driven by excellence, Singapore education offers a broad base curriculum and global perspective to equip students with the relevant qualification and training that serves as a springboard to a brighter future.
- The island’s strong reputation for quality education has drawn the world’s top institutions to set up campuses in Singapore.
- From an internationally recognized public school system, to world class universities, Singapore ensures a comprehensive education environment.
- More than 16 leading foreign universities have also set up centers of excellence in education and research in Singapore.
EDUCATION SYSTEM :
GRADUATE DEGREES :The Private Institutes offers degree in partnership with popular universities from countries such as United states, the United Kingdom and Australia. These universities confer the degree and certification. Hence, private institutes provide students with the opportunity to attain qualifications from these foreign universities whilst studying in Singapore’s affordable and comfortable environment
BACHELORS DEGREES :The Private Institutes offer bachelors degree programmes in almost every subject. The duration of the bachelor’s course is 3 years to 4 years.
ENTRY CRITERIA :
Student who have completed class 10 or 12 in India, are eligible for polytechnic courses. Class 12 student are eligible to apply for undergraduate programs. The entry criteria for Singapore’s public institutes are generally quite high and competitive.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE :
The main intake for the Government University is Aug and few courses have Feb intake. The Polytechnics have April / September intake, and the Private Education Organisation have multiple intake (Jan/ Feb/July/Aug/Sep/Oct/etc.)
REQUIREMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE :
All students must have the required English language proficiency with regards to the course. TOEFL score of 90 or above for Postgraduate and 80 above for Undergraduate studies are a decent score. IELTS score of 6.0 or above for Undergraduate degrees and 6.5 or above for postgraduate degrees is required. Over 2500 institutions in USA recognize the IELTS exams including several top ranked.
IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT is not compulsory. In case of Public Institutions, English test is mandatory.
International students enrolled in Singapore’s public universities and polytechnics as well as foreign institutes of higher learning are allowed to work part-time upto 16 hours per week during school term. They need to obtain prior permission from the Student Liaison/Affairs Office of their respective institute. They can work full-time during vacations.