1. Singapore Management University
2. Mages Institute of Excellence
3. SHATEC (Hospitality & Culinary Arts)
4. James Cook University Singapore
5. Kaplan Higher Education Academy
6. Nanyang Institute of Management
7. Amity Business School.
8. FTMS Global Academy
9. Raffles College of Higher Education
10. Management Development Institute of Singapore
The earliest known mention of Singapore was a 3rd century Chinese account which described Singapore as “Pu-luo-chung” (“island at the end of a peninsula”). Little is known about the island’s history at that time but this matter-of-fact description belies Singapore’s colorful past.
By the 14th century, Singapore had become part of the mighty Sri Vijayan empire and was known as Temasek (“Sea Town”). Located at the natural meeting point of sea routes at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore had long known visits from a wide variety of sea craft, from Chinese junks, Indian vessels, Arab dhows and Portuguese battleships to Buginese schooners.
During the 11th century, this small but strategically-placed island had earned a new name – “SingaPura” (“Lion City”). According to legend, a visiting Sri Vijayan prince saw an animal he mistook for a lion and Singapore’s modern day name was born.
Located at one of the crossroads of the world, Singapore’s strategic position has helped it grow into a major centre for trade, communications and tourism. Its geographical location is 136.8 km north of the equator, between longitudes 103 degrees 38′ E and 104 degrees 06′ E.
It is linked to Malaysia by two causeway bridges, and the key islands of the Riau archipelago of Indonesia are just a quick ferry trip away. Thailand and the Philippines are a short plane journey away. Singapore, with an airport served by more than 69 airlines, is very much the gateway to Southeast Asia……
A single day’s trail will take you from the past to the future, from exotic ethnic enclave to efficient business centre, from serene gardens to sleek skyscrapers.
If there is one word that best captures Singapore, it is “unique”. A dynamic city rich in contrast and colour, you’ll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture here. Brimming with unbridled energy, this little dynamo in Southeast Asia embodies the finest of both East and West…….
Singapore is located approximately 137 Kilometers north of the equator. It comprises the main island of Singapore and some 63 offshore islands. Singapore is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
“Singapore is a premier education hub which provides excellent education opportunities for local and international students alike-from preparatory education to post-graduate programs. It offers students an international perspective and diversity in education options, in an environment that is inspiring and conducive to education”
—- Singapore Education, Singapore Tourism Board
- One of the World’s safest countries to live in.
- Multicultural nation with a high quality of life.
- Known for its quality education system.
- Low cost of living relative to Europe, USA and Australia.
- A Vibrant city lifestyle.
- Stable Economy.
- Hub for educational excellence.
- Infrastructure and Accessibility.
There are close to four million Singaporeans of Chinese, Malay, and Indian and Eurasian ethnicity. The main religions practiced are Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. The four official languages in Singapore are Bahasa Malayu, Chinese (Mandarin), Tamil and English. The National Language is Bahasa Malayu, while English is widely used as the language of administration. The peaceful coexistence of the diverse ethnic groups in Singapore results in a harmonious and yet colorful society.
Singapore offers all the technological excellence of the West. It is less expensive to study in Singapore than in most other major cities of the West. Strategically located, Singapore is poised to grow tremendously in the new millennium.
Students are part of the dynamic growth process of Singapore and would find opportunities in the various Financial, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Hospitality sectors. With political and social stability, a conducive study environment and a vibrant economy, Singapore is an ideal place to gain an internationally recognized educational qualification and a head start in a successful career.
With the latest in pedagogic tools, technology and research facilities, Singapore’s institutions deliver top quality courses that promote creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Strong linkages between institutions and industry also ensure that courses stay industry-relevant and dynamic.
The standard of living in Singapore is amongst the highest in Asia. Compared to countries in western continents, the cost of living here is relatively low, and basic items like food and clothing are reasonably priced. When planning your budget, you will need to cater for these items:
- Books & Stationery
- Medical/Hospitalisation Insurance
- Personal Expenses
The amount of course, varies depending on your individual lifestyle and course of study.