The cosmopolitan city state of Singapore also possesses a well established education system. In fact, in recent years the country has grown significantly as a popular higher education center. With government patronage, million of dollars are being invested in various fields such as IT, biotechnology and research. The Ministry of Education (MOE) is playing a vital role in controlling and monitoring the state sponsored educational institutions in the country. Presently, there are two public universities in the country as well as a handful of private universities. Increasing number of locals as well as overseas students are opting these universities for various courses. Even doctoral programs are being by these universities.
Universities in Singapore
Singapore boasts of a well developed higher education system. There are three full-fledged public universities in the country—the National University of Singapore, Nan yang Technological University and Singapore Management University. Few private universities are also there in the country.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
This is top rated university in Asia. It takes a global approach to education and research with prime focus on Asia. Various multi disciplinary programs and doctoral courses are offered by NUS. Facilities in the university include dining, university health center, security and many other things.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
This is an institute with international reputation. The education imparted by this university encompasses science & technology, entrepreneurial & leadership, business & arts to the students so that they can compete in the international arena. The university has twelve schools categorized under four collages viz. Nanyang Business School (College of Business), College of Engineering, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences and College of Science. Various undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs and even doctoral programs are offered by NTU.
|Singapore Colleges and Universities
||Eligibility and Admissions
|National University of Singapore (NUS)
||21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077 Telephone:+65 6516 6666
||Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Master in Public Administration and Management, Bachelor of Arts, MBA, Master of Nursing, Bachelor of Science (Honors), LL.B, LL.M, and more.
||TOEFL, IELTS and DET test scores are required. Students need to submit the diploma or any other equivalent certificate. It is the minimum requirement. The criteria differ as per the level of degree programs.
|Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
||50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Telephone: (65) 67911604
||Business, product design, English literature, communication studies, environmental engineering, sociology, physics, applied science, bioengineering, accountancy and more.
||High school passing certificate is a must. Admission procedure usually starts in between October to March.
|Singapore Management University (SMU)
||81 Victoria St Singapore, 188065, Singapore Telephone: +65 6828 0100
||Business management, marketing excellence, social innovation, English communication, social sciences, law, science, applied economics, operations management, health and more.
||Satisfactory SAT scores are required. Through their admissions procedure, the quality and other achievements of the students are judged. Admission process is highly competitive at this university.
||180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 Singapore 569830 Telephone: 6451 5115
||Aerospace technology, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, media technology, manufacturing engineering, industrial design, business informatics, visual communication and more.
||Students need to clear the Joint Admissions Exercise or the Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise examinations.
||21 Tampines Avenue 1 Singapore 529757 Telephone: (65) 6788 2000
||Accounting and finance, biomedical science, veterinary technology, law and management, business information technology, marketing, media management, psychology studies, aerospace engineering, electronics, cyber and digital security and more.
||Students need to meet the minimum admissions requirements as per the degree programs of the institute. Proficiency in English language is a must. Students have to clear the admissions exercise set by the institute such as JAE, DPAE, JPAE, DAE or JPSAE.
Singapore Management University
The aim to set up this university has been to cater to the requirements of the corporate world. This has been modeled after the world famous Wharton School. It offers various postgraduate and undergraduate programs in various management disciplines. Even PhD programs are offered in Economics, Information Systems, Business (Finance), Business (Organizational Behavior & Human Resources and Psychology. SMU has six schools which include the School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law and School of Social Science.
This is a private university in the country and is a part of the Singapore Institute of Management Group. Various full time programs, part time programs and executive programs are offered by this university. Full time programs are available in arts & social sciences, business, IT & Computer Science, Nursing, Construction & Management, Service Leadership and Engineering & Business. Scholarships are also provided to the brilliant students by this university.
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
This was established in 2009. SIT offers industry-focused university education in collaboration with recognized foreign universities and local polytechniques. The courses are offered mainly in the areas of Science & Technology so as to meet the growing demand of the industries.
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2012