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About Singapore

Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world`s most prosperous countries with strong international trading links and per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.Singapore is marked by a small, heavily urbanized island city-state in Southeast Asia, located at the southern tip of the Malayan Peninsula between Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore has a total land area of 699 km² and 193 km of coastline.Study in Singapore. Singapore population has reached 4,608,167 people as on July 2008 out of which 3.50 million are citizens and permanent residents. Singapore’s people are largely the descendents of immigrants from the Malay Peninsula, China and the Indian Sub - continent. The rest of the populations are foreigners who are either working or studying here.A Survey taken in 10 countries rated Singapore as the East Asian country with the best quality of life for expatriates. Fortune Magazine`s list of best cities rated Singapore as the second best city in the world in terms of quality living. Singapore is a small and relatively modern amalgam of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European immigrants. The culture of Singapore expresses the diversity of the population as the various ethnic groups continue to celebrate their own cultures while they intermingle with one another.There are number of unique places to visit in Singapore like Marlion, Changi Chapel and Museum, Johore Battery, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Fort Siloso on Sentosa. Singapore Zoological Gardens and Jurong Bird Park.

 

Study in Singapore

 

Education has always been key in the growth and development of Singapore society. The strength of Singapore`s Education system lies in its bilingual policy and a broad-based curriculum where innovation and entrepreneurship command a premium.

 

Few reasons for the demand for Singapore’s Qualification

 

  • Excellent educational opportunities.
  • Universities are ranked among top International Universities.
  • Internationally recognized qualification.
  • High Quality of teaching and research.
  • Institutions maintain strong industrial links.
  • Cost of living is significantly lower than other developed countries.

 

Cost of Study

 

Tuition fees per year up to S$5400 – S$ 15 000.

 

 

Once you have been accepted by an education institution in Singapore you will be able to apply for a `Student Pass`.Read more about applying for a `Student Pass` at the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints authority website.