Singapore is the trade center for the whole world and one of the most highly urbanised countries in the world. Today Singapore is the fastest developing country in the world with a booming economy. A majority of the MNC’s and even education institutes are stepping into Singapore, it has now become a centre of attraction for businessmen and students alike. The booming growth in Singapore has resulted in higher employment rates and the educational advancement is also attrating a lot of students from across the various corners of the world.
The benefits of studying in Singapore are increasing as the time passes. The country is fast becoming an economical hub as the per capita income has increased manifold over the last few years. Many universities and institutions in Singapore now offer globally recognized courses, paid internships and the surge in tourism has increased the availability of jobs and PR options. Many universities from UK, USA and Australia have now established their campus in Singapore reducing the cost of education substantially while maintaining the quality and reputation of the qualification awarded. Since it’s as close as any of our neighbouring countries it’s become a hotspot for most of Indian Students.
Singapore is also preferred in particular by student of hotel management and hospitality. With the international focus on Singapore for Trade, Services as well as tourism, this is one sector that has the highest employment rate.
|Level||Permissible Age Range (as at 1st January of Year of Admission)|
|Primary 1||6 to 8+|
|Primary 2||7 to 9+|
|Primary 3||8 to 10+|
|Primary 4||9 to 11+|
|Primary 5||10 to 12+|
|Primary 6||11 to 13+
This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.
|Secondary 1||12 to 14+|
|Secondary 2||13 to 15+|
|Secondary 3||14 to 16+|
|Secondary 4||15 to 17+
This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. the GCE ‘N’ or GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.
|Secondary 5||16 to 18+
This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. the GCE ‘O’ Level Examination held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.
|Pre-University 1||16 – 18+|
|Pre-University 2||17 to 19+
This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. the GCE ‘A’ Level Examination held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.
|Pre-University 3||This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. the GCE ‘A’ Level Examination held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.|
Singapore has more than 66,000 foreign students of 60 different nationalities. Foreign nationals have the choice of either studying in international schools which follow various international education systems or in government schools under the Singapore education system.
The country’s bilingual policy has attracted many foreign students keen to polish their English and Mandarin proficiency.
There are only 8 Universities and 5 Polytechnics in Singapore and rest all are Private colleges.
Polytechnics in Singapore provide three-year diploma courses and accept students based on their GCE O-level, GCE A-level or Institute of Technical Education (ITE) results.
Polytechnics offer a wide range of courses in various fields, including engineering, business studies, accountancy, tourism and hospitality management, mass communications, digital media,humanities, social sciences and biotechnology. There are also specialised courses such as marine engineering, nautical studies, nursing, aviation management, social enterprise and optometry. They provide a more industry-oriented education as an alternative to junior colleges for post-secondary studies. About 40% of each Primary 1 cohort will enrol in polytechnics.
Polytechnic graduates with good grades can continue to pursue further tertiary education at local and many overseas universities, notably those in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and be exempted for modules completed in their polytechnics.
Polytechnics have also been actively working with many foreign universities to provide their graduates a chance to study niche university courses locally. For example, Ngee Ann Polytechnic has engaged Chapman University in the United States to provide a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Producing for graduates of the School’s Film and Media Studies department. Likewise, Nanyang Polytechnic has tied up with the University of Stirling in Scotland to provide a course in retail marketing. This is known as the Poly-FSI tie-up.
FTMS Global Academy
Nanyang Institute of Management
School D’ Hospitality
EduTrust is a quality certification scheme introduced by the Ministry of Education as part of the Private Education Act to strengthen the existing registration framework and enforcement provision to regulate the private education sector in Singapore.
Differentiating the EduTrusted PEIs:
All EduTrusted PEIs will be awarded according to the following categories based on their award scores:
- EduTrust Gold Award (4-year validity)
- EduTrust Silver Award (4-year validity)
- EduTrust Bronze Award (4-year validity)
- EduTrust Provisional Award (1-year validity)
The lowest level is EduTrust Provisional (valid for 1 year) which has been achieved by 43 private schools.
The next level EduTrust Certified has been achieved by about 23 EduTrust Certified Institutions