Education System in Singapore

Singapore has created a name for itself as the education hub of Asia. The education system in Singapore is productive in Singapore is productive and competitive, and encourages students to strive for better results and performances. Courses and qualifications are offered through Public Universities, Colleges, and Private Education Institutes.

Public Education Institutes

Singaporean Public Universities and Polytechnics offer a flexible learning approach. These universities offer a range of courses for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. International students can apply for various qualifications from Diploma to Bachelors and Masters to Ph.D. in various study areas like Business and Management, Engineering and Technology, Travel and Tourism, Computer Science & Mathematics, Law & Humanities, Art, and Design. There are four government-funded universities in Singapore:

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design and
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Private Education institutes

Singapore offers top quality private education through a number of private education institutions. Singapore is home to a number of UK, Australia and US universities campuses. James Cook University, Curtin University, SP Jain School of Global Management, Queen Margaret University and Cardiff Metropolitan University are few of PEI’s popularly known. International students can apply for various qualifications from Diploma to Bachelors and Masters in various study areas like Business and Management, Engineering and Technology, Travel and Tourism, Computer Science & Mathematics, Law & Humanities, Art, and Design.

  • Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Bachelors in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Quality Assurance

Singapore has unparalleled reputation for quality education. The Higher Education Division (HED), which supervises the provision of tertiary and technical education in Singapore. The HED will navigate and support the development and quality of post-secondary education as well as offer quality services to private education providers.

Higher Education System

The higher education system in Singapore is divided into the following level of qualifications:

  • Diploma
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Masters Degree

Qualifications:

Diploma:

Diploma programs are conducted by private colleges and other foreign Institutions and are available in various study fields. Duration of the course is 1 to 2 years and entry or the program is successful completion of Grade 12.

Polytechnic Diploma:

A Polytechnic Diploma is offered by Polytechnics in Singapore, and the program requires three years of full-time study after the GCE O-levels, High School or Higher Secondary. Polytechnics are usually for students who want to take up technical or vocational studies.

Bachelor’s:

The duration of an undergraduate course in Singapore is three to four years. The degrees awarded after completing the undergraduate courses are Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng). Students are eligible for the Bachelor’s degree after GCE A level, Grade 12 or a Polytechnic degree.

Masters:

The duration of a postgraduate full-time course is one to two years. Students require a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent to pursue a Master’s course.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree:

A doctoral programme can be taken up after a student has completed both his Bachelors and Masters programme.  The duration of a Ph.D. programme is from two to five years. A Ph.D. degree is awarded after a minimum of 2 years of research or study in a specific area.

Language Requirements:

Generally, Singaporean Institutions do not require IELTS, TOEFL or any other language exams for entry to their courses. However few of public Universities and foreign Universities have set language requirements for various UG & PG degree admissions.