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Looking for a world-class education close to home?

Discover Singapore


Located just a few hours flying distance from India with a culture that is global yet Asian, the vibrant city-state of Singapore offers a diversity of learning opportunities for different individuals and demographics. It is a premier destination for enrichment, knowledge transfer and holistic intellectual development, suitable for instilling global perspectives and promoting lifelong learning.


Singapore is much more than just the regions premier educational hub - it is a safe, cosmopolitan city that is a great place for students to live, study and play.

Present in Singapore’s diverse education background are prestigious local public and private institutions, as well as leading foreign universities and acclaimed international education providers. With world-class teaching faculties, educational infrastructure, and different teaching pedagogies, education in Singapore epitomises lifelong learning and boundless opportunities for all.


Business & Management

Singapore offers the perfect launching pad to students looking for careers in the field of Business & Management. Courses are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels specializing in fields such as finance, marketing, human resources management, business administration, accountancy, law and economics.


The Nanyang Business School (NTU) is currently ranked top in Singapore and ASEAN, and top 50 in the world. The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School is one of the world’s best business schools for its courses combining the best global knowledge with deep Asian insights. Singapore Management University (SMU) is also internationally recognized for its undergraduate programmes with specialized and cross disciplinary focuses in Business & Management.

Private Institutions such as the Management Development Institute of Singapore, PSB Academy, Singapore Institute of Management and TMC Academy offer a diverse range of quality programmes in partnership with established international universities

from Australia, Switzerland, UK and USA.


Tourism & Hospitality

A mainstay of Singapore’s economy, the tourism sector generated an estimated US$14.8 billion in 2008. This has led foreign universities, such as Cornell University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who specialize in the Tourism and Hospitality sector to establish campuses in the city.

Singapore universities such as At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy and SHATEC Institute offer a rich spectrum of bachelors’ and post graduate courses in fields ranging from customer service skills, professional management and executive programmes to food preparation. The Tourism Academy at Sentosa offers a unique full time Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism taught entirely on the resort island of Sentosa, which provides students with first hand training and industry exposure.

Private Institutions such as the EASB Institute of Management, Development Institute of Singapore, PSB Academy and Tourism Management Institute of Singapore also offer tourism and hospitality programmes in partnership with established international universities from Australia, Switzerland, UK and USA.


Arts, Design & New Media

As an emerging global arts centre, Singapore is the ideal destination for students wishing to pursue Art Design and New Media courses at both graduate and postgraduate levels.

Leading foreign specialty schools, including DigiPen and Tisch, offer programmes that teach traditional and advanced animation and digital technologies. Partly funded public institutions, such as LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, offer a wide range of courses that are renowned for their rigorous curricula and innovative teaching methods. Singapore’s public universities, NUS and NTU also offer programmes in computer mediated communication, human computer interaction, culture industries, media policy and regulation, visual and interactive media design.


Engineering and IT

Singapore’s public universities boast of world acclaimed schools of engineering. The universities here have also formed strategic international alliances with foreign universities to offer global graduate education and research in the field of engineering.

Singapore Universities such as the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technology University (NTU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design  offer Engineering and IT programmes.


Polytechnics in Singapore

Singapore’s polytechnic courses are the perfect option for students inclined towards practice-oriented studies at the diploma level. The city’s five polytechnics offer full time, three-year courses in a wide range of fields, including engineering, business studies, accountancy, tourism and hospitality, mass communication, digital media, design, marine engineering, nautical studies, diploma courses in 2D and 3D animation, video production and digital media, nursing, optometry and biotechnology. Singapore’s School of Film and Media Studies offers students a diploma in film, sound and video. 

For more information on the universities which offer polytechnics course, log on to 

Nanyang Polytechnic -, Ngee Ann Polytechnic -, Republic Polytechnic –, Singapore Polytechnic – and Temasek Polytechnic –


Public Universities in Singapore


Nanyang Technological University (NTU):
NTU is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and technology. NTU offers a comprehensive range of programmes covering science, engineering, business, humanities and the arts.


National University of Singapore (NUS):
NUS produce graduates for the global knowledge-driven economy to fulfill its vision of becoming a global knowledge enterprise, building synergies between education, research and entrepreneurship.


Singapore Management University (SMU):
Singapore Management University is a top management university that is home to more than 7,000 students and comprises six schools - the School of Accountancy; Lee Kong Chian School of Business; School of Economics; School of Information Systems; School of Law; and School of Social Sciences.

Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD)
Unique teaching pedagogy will provide a very exciting and motivating learning experience for the students. Students will be exposed to a wide range of technically grounded design opportunities and they will learn to define problems holistically and develop creative solutions from a total design perspective.


Leading Foreign Universities

Singapore also has many leading foreign universities which offer courses like Business and Managament, Travel and Tourism, art, design and mew media like, S. P. Jain Center of Management, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and Tisch School of The Arts, New York University.


EduTrust Certification is the Mark of Quality for a PEI

The EduTrust certification administered by the Council for Private Education (CPE) is a voluntary quality trust mark that affirms a Private Education Institution’s (PEI) status on financial health and standards in management and provision of education services, based on a comprehensive set of criteria. Successful PEIs can be awarded the EduTrust Star, EduTrust, or EduTrust Provisional certificate, depending on their level of attainment. A PEI needs to be EduTrust certified to enroll international students. This is one of the pre-requisites stipulated by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority in Singapore for the issuance of student passes.


Private institutes like Singapore Institute of Management, PSB Academy, East Asia School of Business (EASB), At Sunrice, Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) and many more are accredited with the EduTrust Certificate.

For more information, log on to


Application and Admission Processes: Entry requirements to institutions vary according to the course applied to, as well as from institution to institution. For the local polytechnics and universities, applications are typically done directly online with the respective institution. Applications are open for a specified period each year.

Accommodation: Most educational institutions have an International Student Office which offer advice on accommodation procedures, contacts for private rental agencies and room-mate matching services. Some of the accommodation options available to international students are Halls of Residence and Hostels, Boarding Schools, Private Hostels, Homestays and Public and Private Apartments / Houses.

Finances: Tuition Grants and Fees: The Ministry of Education (MOE) provides tuition grants to students who are enrolled at local universities and polytechnics. Students who accept the tuition grants need only pay the subsidized fee. The tuition grant is currently around SGD 22,400 for lab-based and SGD 19,000 for non lab-based undergraduate programmes for universities and SGD 13,300 for polytechnics.


Financial Assistance: Numerous financial assistance schemes like loans, Bursaries, Study Loans & Scholarships are available for international students who need help with tuition fees.


Visa: All international students are required to hold a valid student pass to study in Singapore.  To obtain a student pass, students must first be offered a place in a full-time programme with an institution that is authorized to admit international students.


Work-Study Privileges: International students are allowed to work part-time of up to 16 hours per week only for public universities during school term, upon obtaining prior permission from the Student Liaison / Affairs Office of their respective institutions. A Work Pass is not required for a foreign student if he/she is of 14 years of age or above, on vacation, and a full-time matriculated or registered student in one of the institutions approved by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

Please visit the Singapore Education Website for more details or email to or call at 044-65516655.

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