Top 10 Colleges in Singapore


Singapore is an island nation that is potpourri of cultures where tradition and modernity walk hand in hand and also where the occidental and the oriental mores blend harmoniously. The city-state apart from being a major destination for tourists and industrialists is fast emerging as one of the key players in global education and research. The government of Singapore is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its citizenry and top notch higher education facilities to all overseas students. Students ambitious to lay the foundation for a scintillating career can apply in any of the universities and colleges in their preferred academic discipline.

1.The National University of Singapore: The ‘National University of Singapore’ is the island nation’s principal university with three campuses in Bukit Timah, Outram, and Kent Ridge housing the 16 schools and faculties. The university is particularly renowned for providing world class research facilities in social sciences, and natural sciences, biomedicine, life sciences, and engineering, quantum technology, translational medicine and cancer, interactive and digital media.



2.Singapore Management University: The Singapore Management University is a leading private academia in Singapore that was incorporated in the millennial year of 2000. The School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Accountancy, School of Law, School of Social Sciences, and Lee Kong Chian School of Business offers a host of undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD programs across several disciplines including business management. It has student exchange programs with the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Wharton School.

3.Nanyang Technological University: Nanyang Technological University has been ranked 47th in the QS World University Rankings in 2012 and also finds its pride of place in the top 100 universities. Its 200 hectare sprawling campus is the largest in Singapore where over 33,000 students are enrolled in the schools of engineering, science, and business, and colleges of humanities, arts, and social sciences. It also has a string of self-governing institutes and entities.

4.SIM University: The SIM University is an affiliate of the Singapore Institute of Management Group and one of the prominent members of IAU (International Association of Universities). The university was incorporated in 2005 by the Singapore government to promote adult education. It offers grants-in-aid and subsidies to not only Singaporeans but also to those students who have applied for or received PR (permanent residency) status.

  5.Melior International College: The Melior International College came into being in 2007 right in the middle of Central Business District of Singapore in Robinson Road. It has affiliations with the Central Queensland University to offer postgraduate and undergraduate programs along with advance diplomas in 50 different disciplines.

6.Singapore University of Technology and Design: The Singapore University of Technology and Design was fourth in the line of public autonomous universities to be established in 2009 on the lines of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The university also has collaborations with the SIM University and the Zhejiang University.

7.James Cook University Singapore: The James Cook University in Singapore is one of the offshore campuses of the principal James Cook University located in Townsville in Australia. Its other campus is in Cairns, New Zealand. The university offers graduate and postgraduate programs in Information Technology, Psychology, Business Administration, Education, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and so on.

8.LaSalle College of the Arts: The LaSalle College of The Arts is an autonomous private academic institution offering a slew of certificate, diploma, bachelors, and masters programs across a wide range of disciplines. The disciplines offered are include but not limited to English Language for the Creative Arts, Design Communication, Fine Arts, Music, Animation Art, and Asian Art Histories. The college receives financial aid from the Ministry of Education, Singapore.

9.The PSB Academy: The PSB Academy formerly known as Productivity and Standard Boards of Singapore has been providing quality education since 1964 and there are approximately 10,000 students enrolled in its various study programs. It offers academic courses in business and communications, accounting and finance, engineering and technology, life and physical sciences, and English language.

10.Temasek Polytechnic: The Temasek Polytechnic was incorporated in the year 1990 and has an expansive campus of 30 hectares. It presently offers 52 fulltime diploma programs in the fields of applied sciences, design, engineering, business, and so on to almost 15,000 students. It also offers 40 part-time programs.


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