Singapore has the top quality education in Asia, and has performed well in global education competitions for many consecutive years. In the latest OECD education quality global rankings and international PISA project rankings, Singapore ranks first. So why does Singapore’s education always stand out? Why do so many people choose to study in Singapore? Here are the top five advantages of studying in Singapore.
1. A unique bilingual environment
In order to respect the history of all ethnic groups and promote the cultures of all ethnic groups, Singapore stipulates that all primary and secondary schools must implement bilingual education. English is the first language of instruction. Except for mother tongue courses and ideological and moral courses, all other courses are taught in English.
78% of Singaporeans are Chinese, and Chinese is the main language of communication. The living habits and way of thinking of Singaporeans are close to those of China, which facilitates students from China to quickly adapt and integrate into local life.
Adhering to bilingual teaching has given Singapore an advantage in the development of human resources, increasing the opportunities for internships and exchanges in international companies, and making it easier for students studying in Singapore to integrate into the working environment of multinational companies.
2. Vocational education and elite education
Singapore attaches great importance to high-quality education in preparation for career development, teaching students in accordance with their aptitude and selecting elites, paying equal attention to performance and ability, so that every student in Singapore can receive the highest quality educational resources.
In Singapore, educational institutions have close ties with relevant industry institutions, which ensures that the courses can truly reflect the trends and trends of the industry, making the courses more in line with market needs and reflecting continuous vitality.
Singapore has efficient management and an elite team of teachers. Each school has full autonomy to develop its own school-running characteristics and cultivate students with unique school culture.
3. Good educational atmosphere and high degree of academic recognition
The Singapore government attaches great importance to the investment and development of education. The education system of Singapore follows the British Commonwealth system, and the school-running concept is advanced. In the QS World University Rankings 2020, the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore tied for 11th, achieving impressive results. It is not difficult to see the strength of Singapore’s education and the extraordinary level of education.
In addition, Singapore’s private colleges and international schools are also distinctive. Many colleges and universities have cooperated with colleges in the UK, Australia, Ireland, etc. Although students go to school in Singapore, the certificates they get after graduation are no different from those of local students, and the schooling period will be shorter, which will help students well saves time and effort, and is more cost-effective.
Diplomas from all public institutions and most private institutions are recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education. At the same time, all college diplomas are recognized by Commonwealth National Universities and American universities, and credits can be exchanged for students to continue their studies.
4. Education and international standards
In order to maintain international competitiveness, Singapore has extensively introduced a high-quality education system to cultivate talents with an international perspective. Students extract the essence of Eastern and Western cultures and find a starting point for a foothold in Asia and a global perspective.
In terms of education, Singapore has always been at the forefront of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which shows that it has drawn on the strengths of the East and the West, and has its own unique educational management and teaching model. For many years, primary and secondary education in Singapore has been regarded as the representative of high-efficiency education in the world.
As Asia’s premier education center and world-renowned high-quality education, Singapore has attracted many top international institutions to set up schools in Singapore. For example, the top INSEAD French INSEAD spent S$60 million to set up Asia’s first fully-equipped international business school in the Singapore Science Centre. The University of Chicago Business School also chose to set up a branch in Singapore, becoming the first permanent campus of a top US business school in Asia. In addition, there are world-class well-known institutions such as William Harrah’s School of Hotel Administration under the University of Nevada Las Vegas, New York University’s Tisch School of Art, and DigiPen Institute of Technology in the United States. These universities are widely recognized in the industry for students in Singapore.
For outstanding professional talents to work locally and to immigrate, this policy has attracted the influx of many professional talents to Singapore, and at the same time has promoted the development of educational and cultural undertakings, and better builds Singapore’s educational undertakings.
5. The education system is distinct
The basic educational system of basic education in Singapore is six years of primary school and four years of secondary school. This academic system is flexible, and students with temporarily unsatisfactory grades can extend their study time appropriately.
In primary school, it is divided into basic stage and orientation stage. After the primary four divisions, the fifth to sixth grades are the orientation stage. Subject grouping has been carried out since the fifth grade of primary school. After graduating from primary school, those with excellent results in the unified examination will enter the special secondary school, the good ones will enter the express middle school, and the rest will enter the ordinary middle school. The Ministry of Education of Singapore believes that this diversion and multi-channel education system implements the principle of teaching students in accordance with their aptitude, which is not only conducive to the selection of outstanding talents, but also helps students maximize their learning potential and study in ideal institutions.