The Asian education hub
The strength of Singapore?s education system lies in its broad-based, quality curriculum that offers a diverse range of courses that meet the requirements of the new economyindia Updated: Nov 13, 2006 17:03 IST
The country’s USP
Singapore is fast emerging as Asia's premier education hub. First its stable economy — it has the reputation of being a top location for investment and the world's busiest port.
Second, its bilingual education policy (English with Malay/Mandarin/ Tamil) is a big draw for Indians. Third, its low crime rate and high living standards and last but not least, the climate is also a big 'yes' factor, for it's never too hot or cold there, with temperatures ranging from 23 to 33 degrees centigrade.
|SEE Chak Mun, High Commissioner of Singapore|
"Singapore is a destination that offers world-class educational programmes and facilities at an affordable price in a safe and friendly learning environment. The Indian student would benefit from Singapore's quality-driven education system that aims at developing students of diverse talents.
What's more, besides local universities, there are leading international universities like the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, that have set up shop in the island country.
Hot for what?
Its management and culinary programmes. The Bachelors courses are usually of a year's duration.
Top five institutes
·Singapore Management University: www.smu.edu.sg
·National University of Singapore: www.nus.edu.sg
·Nanyang Technical University: www.ntu.edu.sg
·Singapore Institute of Management: www.sim.edu.sg
If you want to study in Singapore here's some basic information
Commencement of semesters: The academic year generally commences in July/August and comprises two semesters, each lasting for 16 to 17 weeks. The main vacation break generally stretches over 10-12 weeks from April to July/August with a shorter six-week break during Christmas.
Semesters vary for different universities; some universities offering a third or summer term over the long vacation period to allow students to take additional courses for credit. Most universities enrol students only in July.
First Published: Nov 06, 2006 17:05 IST