Singapore is ideally located in the heart of Asia, with around 4 million people from a variety of different cultural backgrounds. Chinese, Malay and Indian are the most prominent ethnicities but many more make Singapore such an interesting place to live and study. English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil are the most prevalent languages spoken in Singapore. The country has an excellent education system, first class transport links, rich history and culture, a high standard of living and is ideally located to explore Asia while furthering your education. This rich mix of ethnicities offers students a wide range of choices for living and playing in Singapore. It’s safe, clean and welcoming people make it a perfect environment for international students. Singapore’s location at the heart of Asia make it very easy for visiting parents to access with frequent flights to all major destinations.
In Singapore we offer a narrow choice of Australian University providers offering every discipline at all levels from Diplomas to Doctorate courses. James Cook University and Edith Cowan University both deliver Australian qualifications to students from all over Asia and beyond at their Singapore campuses. The Australian qualifications are internationally recognized for excellence and both the institutions are renowned for producing high quality graduates with the practical skills and knowledge demanded by employers internationally. The style of teaching and learning at the two Universities develop strong analytical and academic skills which encourage you to think independently and creatively.
Your learning experience will be rewarding both academically and personally, with the high standard of courses and teaching providing an excellent platform to embark your chosen career. Click here for a diagram and explanation of the singapore education system or refer to eductionuk for further details.
Singapore is one of the cleanest and greenest places to live and has long been voted the best place in Asia to live, work and play. The cultural tolerance and cosmopolitan lifestyle enjoyed by it’s people from numerous nationalities make it a harmonious place for international students to live and learn. Singapore is a blend of East and West cultures and the British colonial influence is still evident in its architecture and still permeates aspects of society, education and business. The mix of old colonial buildings and lush parks contrast well the ultra modern skyscrapers to provide a thriving unique place with the bustling energy found in many South East Asian cities.
The economy in Singapore is extremely strong, a leader in South East Asia, and is also ranked as the world’s easiest place to do business. Its national income per head is already higher than Spain's and New Zealand's, and five times that of its nearest neighbour, Malaysia. The multi-cultural Singaporean workforce is highly educated, motivated and productive. It is also proficient in English – the language of international business. Singapore has a large base of engineering talent, with the number of engineers in universities and polytechnics expanding steadily each year, in addition to the sizeable pool of skilled technicians. An open immigration policy has served to enhance Singapore’s talent pool.
Singapore provides the best of East and West leisure and entertainment choices to its international students. The country really does have something for everybody including landmarks & memorials, colonial reminders, the Singapore Flyer, theme parks, parks, gardens & nature reserves, temples and churches, museums & galleries. What a choice is such close proximity! The nightlife and hospitality scene is also thriving with a host of pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants to choose from. Rock, pop and cultural music can be found in many venues throughout the city. There is an abundance of sports for students to take part in or go and watch.
All students who wish to study Vocational Education or Higher Education courses abroad will require a student visa for their country of choice. IAEC Education has a fantastic record of over 98% success rate at securing student visas for our students. Our extensive knowledge of the visa systems in all the countries in which we operate enables us to confidently guide and prepare students to secure a student visa. We meticulously guide students in terms of document preparation, financial evidence, health requirements, evidence of English language ability, any supplementary information, and in visa interview preparation where required.
This gives companies the opportunity to source for the best personnel from anywhere in the world. Singapore is a top-class world city to Work, Live and Play. The globally connected, multi-cultural and cosmopolitan city-state offers a conducive environment to creative and knowledge-driven industries. The services sector is the largest sector in the economy accounting for approximately 65% of total output. This is great for international students looking for part-time jobs as student employment is most prevalent in this sector. Employers rely on students to fill vacancies in this and other sectors to provide the services that consumers demand. Student visa holders are permitted to work up to 20 hours part time during term time and full time during term breaks. All of our education partners recognise that international students usually have to secure part-time work to pay for their living costs while studying. Assistance is normally provided searching for jobs, preparing CV’s and applications and interview preparation.
Many of these are available on campus and are a great way of meeting people and making lifelong friendships. There are a wide variety of well-tended green spaces and exercise facilities such as the East Coast Park and the Botanical Gardens. Singapore is also ploughing resources into state-of-the-art sporting facilities such as the Sports Hub in Kallang, which will be ready in 2011. Eating is an around the clock activity in the hundreds of cafés, restaurants, street markets and stalls that can be found just about anywhere in Singapore. Finding a cuisine to suit your taste and budget will not be a problem in Singapore with the vast choice of options available. Alongside ‘eating’, shopping is considered the national past time on the island. Ranging from hi-tech wares to designer wear, there is something for everyone. Browsing around local markets and shop houses in the ethnic enclaves to the glitzy portals of Orchard Road, the experiences are wide, varied and even intriguing. Other places to relax include Chinatown, Geylang Serai, Kampong Glam, Little India, Sentosa Island and why not try the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Our counselors will also make you aware of the student visa regulations in your chosen country. Please contact your nearest counselor or complete an enquiry form for further details.
The cosmopolitan nature of the population make Singapore a heaven for food lovers with every cuisine catered for in the thousands of cafés, restaurants, bars, supermarkets throughout the country catering for every culture and taste. First class infrastructure make it one of the best places to study and work in Asia. Aiming to be the educational hub and global schoolhouse of the region, this multi-cultural country provides students with an exciting platform for personal growth, professional fulfillment and cross cultural interaction. Living conditions in Singapore are among the best in Asia, with state-of-the-art facilities for education, shopping, sports and recreation. Singapore offers the best of both worlds. It is cosmopolitan enough to be familiar, yet sufficiently exotic to inspire a walk on the wild side. The city fuses modernity and tradition, with both celebrated in equal parts.