Tuesday, February 19, 2013


There's nothing like the trans formative experience of studying abroad to gain new perspectives, create fresh impressions and be inspired by what's happening beyond your corner of the world. So what makes Singapore so refreshingly different from other countries for a Study Abroad experience? Singapore is a remarkable country. Known as one of the “Four Asian Tigers,” Singapore has experienced rapid economic growth while simultaneously becoming one of the freest economies in the world.

By tradition, Singapore’s education system is likely to have their common roots with the UK system. Students studying in Singapore can be sure that they will receive not only academic excellence but also well-rounded education. To give required practical and social support for students, many of the educational institutions provide wide range of services such as accommodation advice and options, counseling and orientation programmes to make the students feel right at home. Singapore may be small, but this densely populated city-state is well on the way to establishing itself as a big player in the world of higher education and research.

With a government that is committed to world-class education as its priority, Singapore is all set to become a 'Global Schoolhouse,' offering a plethora of diverse and distinctive educational options. Driven by its strategic location and unique political culture, Singapore had over the years established itself as South-east Asia's economic leader. And since no leader can ignore its education services, the country driven by excellence, developed a broad-based curriculum and global perspective to equip students with the relevant qualification and training that serves as a springboard to a brighter future. The safe, cosmopolitan and comfortable environment provided by the social, cultural, political and economic conditions makes it the perfect destination for 'education abroad.'
USA and Australia are considered as the main competitors for Singaporean students. The most considerable subjects for Singaporean students are law, engineering, life sciences, medicine and other related subjects, education, computers, business, English and other subjects. Singapore is considered as the higher education market with almost 65% of students pursuing undergraduate courses and 35% are pursuing postgraduate programmes. It is now considered as the competitor of UK and US countries when it comes to oversees education.
When one talks about Singapore, these are the things that pop up in mind: high quality living, world class infrastructure, strong economy, lip smacking culinary delights, shopaholic’s paradise, vivacious city life, plenty of attractions to see, and numerous activities to do. Singapore is a cultural hub with various ethnic groups like Chinese, Indians, Malays, and Eurasians residing herein, quietly blending east with the west; adding color and a whole new dimension to the cosmopolitan Singapore. However, it wasn’t without a well planned education system that Singapore flourished and stood where it stands even today, on a global scale; education was very much a part of it. Although the progress was gradual, the international students’ community surely acknowledged Singapore as one of the leading study hubs of the world.