Singapore is a city-state and an island nation made up of 63 islands. Mainland Singapore is one of the most densely populated regions in Asia. Singapore is an anglicized version of the name 'Singapura', which means the 'Land of the Lions'. Often referred as 'Little Red Dot,' the modern history of Singapore commences with Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles setting up a trading outpost for the East India Company in 1819. In 1963, Singapore declared independence from the British and joined the Malay Federation. In 1965, the country broke apart from the Malay Federation, and since then Singapore's progress from an underdeveloped country to a financial and technological hub has been an inspiring story.
Singapore has six national universities, with its two largest universities having more than 30,000 students each. Singapore's most prestigious university is the National University of Singapore (NUS) which ranked 25th in the QS World University Rankings for 2012/13 and is one of the highest-ranking universities in Asia. In many of the subject areas, the National University of Singapore is ranked within the global top ten, such as law, computer science, mechanical engineering, geography, materials science, accounting and finance, pharmacy, communication and media studies, modern language and statistics. Other highly ranked institutions in the country are Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University.
In addition to these universities, Singapore also has a wide range of private institutions, along with foreign universities with campuses in Singapore, such as the Chicago Business School and Technische Universitat Manchen. Singaporean universities regularly collaborate with the leading universities in other countries. These connections and collaborations contribute to the overall quality of education offered by universities in Singapore. This is yet another positive factor for international students who choose Singapore as their destination.
Singapore is extremely popular among students who wish to study courses in animation, design, game development, music, etc. Courses in law and combined post-graduate courses in management and engineering are extremely popular choices for students from South-Asia. Students who opt for higher education courses in engineering also have a good chance of securing jobs in Singapore after their internships. Tuition fees and living expenses are less compared to the USA and the UK. A lot of scholarship options are available as well. With many Indians and Sri Lankans living there, Singapore has a strong South-east Asian community. The country's strict law enforcement policy and stable political environment offers students a lot of safety. With numerous technological companies having offices in Singapore and some institutions offering scholarships for students with a 'work in Singapore clause', Singapore has become a popular study destination for Indians.
Best of Singapore
National University of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore Management University
Management Development Institute of Singapore
James Cook University Singapore
At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy
Curtin University of Technology