Over the last few years, Singapore has evolved from its traditional British-based education system to one that is suited to the demands of the world today and the personal grooming of the students into citizens of the world ready to be on the working market. A major advantage of the Singapore education system rests in its bilingual policy and its broad-based curriculum enables future entrepreneurs to be creative in order to be assets to their economy.
Being in the heart of Asia, Singapore is the perfect spot to enable students to explore other counties in the Southeast Asia region. In addition, Singapore is known for its great shopping and dining attractions as well as attractions and activities.
Currently, international students account for around 18% of all students in Singapore. However, the government is currently making some cuts to international funding opportunities to ensure more places for domestic students. The goal is to lower international enrolment to 15% by 2015. Despite this, there are still thousands of places available for international students who wish to study abroad in Singapore. Another important fact for all prospective international students is that the official language of instruction in Singapore is English. At the same time, the nation is officially bilingual as English is combined with one of 3 mother tongues (Mandarin, Malay and Tamil). This is a great opportunity for international students to study in English but to also experience a new language and culture while studying abroad.
Once accepted by a university, applicants must apply within two weeks to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for a Student’s Pass (S$90). The application is processed online at this address http://www.ica.gov.sg/
Typical costs in Singapore
These information were obtained on The Complete University Guide website. For more information please visit http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/international/asia/singapore/
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