Singapore is a city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub and is considered the most “technology-ready” nation, top International-meetings city, city with “best investment potential”, third-most competitive country, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre and the second-busiest container port. The country has also been identified as a tax haven. It is ranked highly in education, healthcare, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety and housing. In 2018, Singaporean citizens had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 180 countries and territories, ranking the Singapore passport first in the world. 38% of Singapore’s 5.6 million residents are Permanent Residents and other foreign nationals. There are four official languages: English (common and first language), Malay, Mandarin and Tamil; almost all Singaporeans are bilingual. The currency of Singapore is the Singapore dollar.
WHY STUDY IN SINGAPORE ?
- Quality Education – According to the QS World University Rankings 2016, Singapore hosts 2 universities ranked in the top 15 in the world. The universities in Singapore are recognized particularly for their technology and engineering courses, as well as those in natural sciences.
- The Employment Opportunities – Singapore’s strong economy, resulting from its strong industrial focus, means that there are a number of employment prospects for graduates. In 2016 the unemployment rate sat at a mere 2.2% and with many organizations offering graduate programs, there is bound to be plenty of opportunities available.
- Collaboration with Universities Globally – There is strong collaboration between universities in Singapore and others around the world. These partnerships mean that as a student you are provided with an enormous range of opportunities, as a result of which, your studies can truly be a global experience. Some of the top Australian Universities have their campuses in Singapore like James Cook University (JCU – Singapore), Curtin University (Curtin – Singapore), Murdoch University (Murdoch – Singapore).
- Multiethnic & Multicultural Society – Singapore is a multicultural and diverse island nation. People living, studying and working in Singapore have originated from all over the world and as a result, the country is a collective blend of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and religions.
- A Home Next Door – Studying abroad can be very difficult for many, as it often means moving to another side of the world and being away from home, friends, and family. Compared with studying in the US and Australia, Singapore is very close to India. Additionally, with an Indian population of nearly 10%, living in Singapore can easily become your home away from home in no time at all!