Study in Singapore

“Singapore is a premier education hub that is why a lot of international students decide to study in Singapore. If you are interested in studying here, you need valuable information regarding study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program and what student is really all about!”

It may be small, but in the realms of higher education and research, Singapore is a big hitter. If you’re thinking about pursuing study in Singapore, read on to find out everything you need to know to get started on your Southeast Asian journey.

A whole series of global reports have recognized Singapore as a world leader in research and innovation over the past few decades. Most recently, it ranked eighth in the 2013 INSEAD Global Innovation Index, fifth in IMD’s 2013 World Competitiveness Rankings and second in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2012-13.

Within this context of global competitiveness and innovation, universities in Singapore are also gaining growing recognition, as Asian nations more generally strengthen their position in the global education market. Singapore featured in 15th place in the 2015 QS Best Student Cities, reflecting the country’s combination of high-ranking universities, high quality of life, and diverse student community.

Universities in Singapore

Of the 34 universities in Singapore, six of which are national, two feature in the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings®. Both of these, the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, are ranked within the top 50 in the world, offering courses in wide range of subjects to their student populations of over 30,000 each.
National University of Singapore


Singapore’s global superstar, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is currently ranked at 24th in the world and number one in the 2014 QS University Rankings: Asia. Within the QS World University Rankings by Subject, NUS displays a breadth of high performance few universities anywhere in the world can rival. The school is now ranked within the global top 10 for mechanical, chemical, civil and electrical engineering; geography, computer science; materials science; politics; communication and media studies; statistics and modern languages.
Nanyang Technological University

Singapore has more than one string to its bow however, and the National University of Singapore is closely followed by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), ranked 41st in the world. Subjects for which NTU ranks within the top 50 globally include accounting and finance; chemistry; computer science; communications and …


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