Studying Abroad in Singapore
If you’re looking for a study-abroad destination that’s reasonably priced, friendly to international students, and that will provide you with an excellent education, Singapore is the perfect place! Singapore is steeped in culture, featuring plenty of festivals and events, exotic foods, and tradition.
But don’t get the idea that studying in Singapore will involve giving up the comforts of home – Singapore is actually one of the more technologically-advanced nations in the world.
Those who choose to take their education abroad and head to Singapore will have their choice of three publicly funded universities, as well as some polytechnics, which offer two or three year diplomas. There are also a number of private schools to choose from.
If you’re looking for a school that is internationally recognized and highly ranked, your best bets are either the National University of Singapore or Nanyang Technological University. Both of these institutions are rated highly and offer programs to suit a wide variety of educational paths.
National University of Singapore
The National University of Singapore is one of the best school, not just in Singapore, but in the world. In fact, in March of 2012, the National University of Singapore was ranked the 28d best university in the world, and the second best in Asia. It has been consistently highly ranked.
At the NUS, you can study everything from business, to arts and sciences, to dentistry, and much more. Courses are offered in all disciplines, and include undergraduate, graduate, and PhD.
The NUS utilizes a ‘global classroom’ concept, using technology such as virtual classrooms to link to campuses across the world, including MIT and Yale.
Nanyang Technological University
If your focus is more on science and technology, you will want to look into Nanyang Technological University. Nanyang Technological University is the world’s largest engineering college, and is ranked 58th best university in the QS World Rankings.
This university offers a wide variety of degrees, from arts, to philosophy, to accountancy, and more. It is one of the fastest-growing research universities in the world and is partnered with institutions such as MIT, Stanford, Beijing University, and Cambridge University.