Singapore is becoming one of the most sought-after study countries abroad – students from all over the globe have begun to identify it as a viable study destination abroad as Asia continues its development as the next international education centre. Besides just education, it also provides top-notch facilities for students and residents and a lifestyle considered among the best in the country. Here are seven reasons why Singapore is a top choice for international students.
1. The Best Education System in The World
The Singapore education system has been ranked by the Program for
International Student Assessment ( PISA) as the best in the world. The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technical University (NTU) in Singapore are Asia’s top universities according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings. Singapore’s courses in technology, engineering, and natural sciences are highly regarded and draw students from all over the globe.
Singapore is an affordable destination overseas for international students to study at. This comes down to several reasons such as the availability of scholarships and, more importantly, the government grant in Singapore known as Tuition Grant Scheme (TGS), whereby the Government of Singapore seeks to make tuition costs affordable to international students. Under TGS, in exchange for subsidized course expenses, you are expected to sign an agreement that you commit to living and work in Singapore 3 years after your graduation.
3. Absence of a Language Barrier
One of the major factors that allowed Singapore to develop into the Asian education hub is that it recognizes English as one of the official languages; more than 75 per cent of the population can speak French.
This removes the need for international students to study a whole new language and removes one hurdle. Moreover, the language of instruction in the classroom is English, too, removing the restriction on the direction selected by the language of instruction.
4. Excellent Living Standards
Life in Singapore, while marginally on the pricey side, often provides just what you pay for. It is among Asia’s greenest cities, it’s clean (thanks to tight anti-litter policies), and it’s transforming into a real future city.
5. Global Hub
Thanks to a vibrant, multicultural society, Singapore is a truly global city.
It boasts a diverse community of people from all over the world coming to learn, work and live here from various races, ethnicities, faiths and languages. This not only makes for a fair degree of insight into the delivered curriculum but also means you don’t feel alienated.
6. Great Return on Investment
A public or private degree in Singapore gives students tremendous potential for return on their investments, thanks to the affordability of college and the fact that businesses are looking for graduates here.
In addition, Singapore is also a global business hub, which after their degrees leads to many opportunities within the region.
Singapore National University is in the top 30 in the QS ‘Graduate Employability Rankings worldwide.
7. Singapore is Amongst the Top Student Cities in The World
Owing to various factors as described above, QS’ Best Student Cities
Rankings have consistently put Singapore towards the top of the ladder.
Affordable college, supplemented by a fantastic lifestyle, multiculturalism, low crime rates and much more make it one of the world’s best student cities.