Study in Singapore
Many students choose to study in Singapore because of the following benefits:
» Students can obtain a recognized foreign university degree without having to travel to a western country.
» Singapore is a safe city with a low crime rate and a stable political environment.
» Strategically located at the heart of Asia, Singapore is only a few hours apart from other Asia countries by air.
» Singapore is a multilingual county and provides a conducive environment for students to improve their English proficiency.
» Singapore’s rich multicultural heritage is highlighted through the various ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians) living together harmoniously over the past few decades.
» Singapore’s high standards of living including personal freedom, high quality of healthcare, schools, is something that students can look forward to.
» Singapore offers a thriving arts and cultural scene, especially with the opening of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, featuring top artistes from all over the world. Ethnic districts such as Little India, Chinatown, Malay Village also adds flavour to the culture and history of Singapore
» With many multinational companies in Singapore, there are good job opportunities for executives and professionals who are bilingual and familiar with the Chinese culture.
Cost of Living
The cost of living and studying in Singapore is quite reasonable. The amount to be set aside will depend on the kind of accommodation a student chooses. The following is a breakdown of the accommodation costs and daily necessities:
There is a wide range of hostels and accommodation available for foreign students in Singapore. Students can approach SMa for assistance in locating a suitable place to stay in Singapore. SMa will recommend a professional service provider to handle the students' accommodation in accordance to their budget and requirements. Depending on the locality and room type, rental rates range from S$250 to S$500 per month.
Education in Singapore
Singapore is considered as a gateway to Asia and the west. Studying in Singapore will give you access to a world class education with a lower living expenses and tuition fee. Besides being closer to home, student visa to Singapore is a hassle free and a much simpler process. A multicultural nation, Singapore is ranked first in Asia for its quality of life in the mercer Quality of Living global city ranking 2009, as well as worlds first for city infrastructure in the same survey. Host to over 7000 multinational companies, Singapore is considered to be one of the easiest places to do business with.
Singapore's multicultural society is composed of four major ethnic groups: the Chinese (76.8%), Malays (13.9%), Indians (7.9%), and Eurasians and smaller minority groups (1.4%). The variety of religions is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living here. Singapore's principal religions are Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. To add to this, the numbers of visitors that come to visit Singapore each year are double its population!