Singapore is a nation pulsing with vigorous activity in it. It is vivacious and scintillating in terms of education. This is the reason it is termed as ‘global schoolhouse’. It puts education in its first priority and hence education in Singapore is leading not only in Asia as well as worldwide. The ‘USP’ of education in Singapore is their nexus with industries. Thus providing you practical approach with your course program.
Singapore is a contemporary society. It proves its vibrating skills in field of research and technology. This trend makes Singapore an attractive place for education to international students aspiring for higher studies. Another thing which makes it suitable for students is easy commutation in this place. You can commute to places easily and efficiently with their punctual trains and public transport. They are known for not being late, anytime; and be right on time, every time. More to this Singapore have their award winning airports permitting you to travel to off shores or on shores.
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Singapore has seven national universities and other private universities also. Accommodating about 30,000 students each in two of its largest universities. Singapore is piqued about its National University of Singapore. It ranks 25th among the top global universities in QS world ranking universities. Not only this, in few criteria its ranks in the top 10 universities thus proving it’s all rounder attitude.
Moreover currently 18% of the seats are reserved for international student. The government is trying to reduce this proportion of foreign students to give more chance and exposure to their domestic student. The proportion can be 15% after the maximum cut off. Still there enough seats in thousands for international student to take advantage of the opportunity. Singapore has collaboration with other countries also thus foreign student have wide set of horizon of information and research.
You have to apply to the universities directly. Therefore you need to be sure about the deadline and criteria of each university before applying. As a foreign student you make also limit to some courses so you have to make a note of that before you proceed.
The cost of studying in Singapore is high. It is still reasonable as compared to other countries. You are required to spend as much as $10,000 for tuition fees per year in the university. Dollar mentioned here are Singaporean dollars and have different value for US dollar. All the students are eligible for grants in tuition fees. You need to apply for it depending on the criteria. In return you need to sign a bond that you will serve an industry in Singapore for 3-4years. For different professions the time may vary. For medical students this tenure can be longer. The quality of life in Singapore is high so living here is also expensive. However the cost of living also depends on what course you are applying, what level of luxurious life you are living.
If you are a foreign student you need to apply for visa. Your visa is being processed with the application to the university. You will receive your visa with the acceptance letter from the university. So there is no need to apply for visa separately. But you are supposed to generate your student pass through online application. You can apply for it 2months prior to commencement of your course but no later than one month after your course has been started.
There are four major languages spoken in this place; Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English. English is their major language for instruction so you will find 75% of the people speaking in English out there. Your courses and other related activities are also being carried out in English. Singapore universities commands you great English language proficiency so before applying you should take a exam that proves it for you (TOEFL,IELTS). They demand a high score in such exams.
There is boom of high salary job available for people in the field of electronics, computer, analytics and network engineer. There are lot many companies waiting for you if you have skills and determination to turn a project on paper to an innovation in reality. It is pretty difficult now-a-days, because of saturation. But you need to standout and show your efforts which you took in your 2years degree program.