• Overview

    Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. The city-state is classified as an Alpha+ global city, indicating its influence on the global economy. Singapore is the only country in Asia with an AAA sovereign rating from all major rating agencies, and one of 11 worldwide. Singapore is placed highly in key social indicators: education, healthcare, quality of life, personal safety and housing, with a home-ownership rate of 90%. The city-state is home to 5.6 million residents, 39% of whom are foreign nationals, including permanent residents.

  • Education System

    Education in Singapore is managed by the Ministry of Education (MOE),  which controls the development and administration of state schools receiving taxpayers' funding, but also has an advisory and supervisory role in respect of private schools. 

    The education system in Singapore aims at excellence for its students, offering various choices in preschool, primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. The education system in Singapore supports the development of children’s strengths and social skills. All in all, Singapore’s students produce very good academic results and often pursue excellent careers. 

    Singapore offers many different schools for all age groups and academic abilities, from primary up to college. There are different paths which lead to a university degree or a job. However, the first steps into the education system in Singapore usually start with preschool. Singaporean children attend preschool up to the age of six, getting prepared for primary school.

    After six years of primary school, children move on to secondary school. The education system in Singapore allows students to choose a path at this point. They can decide whether they wish to attend a normal secondary school, a specialized school, an express school — which leads to the "O" Level in four years rather than the regular five years —  or another school (such as a privately funded one), which offers a similar education. Post-secondary education usually takes between one and three years and offers a choice of schools, including junior colleges, polytechnics, and institutes of technical education.

    Special Needs Schools - The education system in Singapore has a very high quality, but may leave some children who have special needs in the dust. This is why some schools put a special focus on children who feel out of place at a regular primary school. Most schools have experienced teachers who are capable of taking care of children with minor learning disabilities. However, there are around 20 designated schools that customize their curriculum for children who have physical or mental disabilities. That way, kids who do not benefit from mainstream education receive a viable alternative.

  • Work Opportunities

    According to the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, international students on a Student Pass in Singapore are eligible to work part-time for about 16 hours a week during term and for unlimited hours during vacation, provided they hold a valid Student Pass issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

    International students need to obtain a non-renewable Long Term Visit Pass of one year to stay in Singapore to look for relevant employment, provided you have completed your education form a recognized and approved Institute of Higher Learning. 

    Once you get a job, you need to apply for the Employment Pass. During studies, several colleges and universities in Singapore offer internships as a part of their curriculum

  • Safety measures

    Singapore is a bright city and is completely safe. There are amazing opportunities available all around, and you can easily choose a safe and opportunistic life. As the courses are taught in English, hence the international students find it easy to study in Singapore. Strict laws and correspondingly low crime rates mean that city streets and public transportation methods are exceptionally secure for wanderers. In fact, TripAdvisor recently awarded Singapore the #2 spot on its list of the World’s Safest Cities, behind only Tokyo.

    The city is alive with people and activities throughout the day and well into the evening. Night owls, in particular, will love living here, where shops, restaurants and other attractions remain open way into the wee hours.

  • Scholarships

    Government of Singapore and Universities in Singapore offer scholarships to international students and local citizens every year. The scholarships are available for various programs and levels of education. The following are few top scholarship opportunities for international students.

    1. Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)
    2. Commonwealth scholarship for Integrative sciences and engineering 
    3. The Asian Development Bank–Japan Scholarship Program for developing countries in Asia and the pacific 
    4. NTU Fully funded Nanyang undergraduate scholarships
    5. Lee kong chain graduate scholarships at NUS 
    6. Singapore Government scholarships for Southeast Asians
    7. ASEAN Foundation (AF) scholarships in Development, Environment & IT
    8. INSEAD Greendale Foundation MBA Scholarships
    9. INSEAD Nelson Mandela MBA Scholarships for Africans
    10. INSEAD Syngenta MBA Scholarships for Developing Country Leaders
    11. United World Colleges (UWC) International Youth Scholarships
    12. Science and Education for Agriculture and Development (SEARCA) Graduate Study Program.
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  • Climate

    Singapore is situated near the equator and has a typically tropical climate, with abundant rainfall, high and uniform temperatures, and high humidity all year round. Many of its climate variables, such as temperature and relative humidity, do not show large month-to-month variation. Temperatures usually range from 25 to 35 °C (77 to 95 °F). There is a wetter monsoon season from November to January

  • Culture

    Despite its small size, Singapore has a diversity of languages, religions, and cultures. Former Prime Ministers of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong, have stated that Singapore does not fit the traditional description of a nation, calling it a society-in-transition, pointing out the fact that Singaporeans do not all speak the same language, share the same religion, or have the same customs. Each Singaporean's behaviors and attitudes are influenced by, among other things, his or her home language and his religion. Singaporeans who speak English as their native language tend to lean toward Western culture, while those who speak Chinese as their native language tend to lean toward Chinese culture and Confucianism. Malay-speaking Singaporeans tend to lean toward Malay culture, which itself is closely linked to Islamic culture.

    Racial and religious harmony is regarded by Singaporeans as a crucial part of Singapore's success, and played a part in building a Singaporean identity.