Why Study in Singapore
International students enjoy studying in Singapore because they have access to the wonderful ethnic districts such as Little India, Chinatown, and Malay Village which exudes flavors of the culture, diversity, and history of Singapore. English is an official language in Singapore but Mandarin is also widely spoken, which is an attraction for many students. Singapore enjoys a strategic location that serves as a hub for exploring the Southeast Asia. Here are some reasons, that why study in Singapore.
Singapore is now the host of two universities ranked in the top 15 in the world and two in the top 3 in Asia, according to the QS World University Rankings 2016. The universities in Singapore are recognized particularly for their technology and engineering courses, as well as those in natural sciences. Singapore is considered to be one of the leading educational nations in Asia.
Easy to Travel around Southeast Asia:
Most students who want to do a lot of traveling to different countries think of going to Europe, but Singapore is a great hub for traveling too. Singapore is in Southeast Asia, which is also home to Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. You can easily travel by train, plane or boat and hop over to any of these surrounding countries.
Most people have an image of Southeast Asia as dangerous. And it’s true, some parts of it are dangerous but the majority of the places are not nearly as bad as some people make it out to be. However, when the rest of Southeast Asia’s safety standards are compared next to Singapore, it comes nowhere close. Singapore is one of the safest urban cities in the world. Singapore has very, very strict punishment for crimes such as heavy fines, long imprisonment, and even caning.
Just as Singapore is located close to the hub of south-east Asia, Singapore itself is a multicultural and diverse island nation. People living, studying and working in Singapore have originated from all over the world and as a result, the country is the collection of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and religions. This incredible diversity functions in harmony, as the nation is relatively free from conflict.
City of Future:
While other countries dream of building an ultra-modern city, Singapore is currently doing it. With the signature boat-shaped MBS complex dominating marina bay area, this building alone has put its definitive stamp on the Singapore modern skyline. Study abroad in the city center where old-world and new-world come together in Southeast Asia.
Close to Home:
Studying abroad is very difficult for many people, as it often means moving to another side of the world, away from home, friends, and family. Singapore, in comparison with the US or Australia for example, is very close to India and with an Indian population of nearly 10%, living in Singapore won’t feel very far away from home at all!
One of the most common misconceptions about Singapore is that it is outrageously expensive. Unless you are planning to buy a house or a car, you can actually live in the city very inexpensively. Don’t like cooking? Well, let someone else do the cooking for you at the local hawker stands or small local restaurants for under $5 a meal.