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Doodle Nandi

Doodle Nandi is a content editor for Hotcourses India- an IDP company, and helps write articles that help students with their study abroad journey.


22 Jun 2017 11.3K Book icon 3 mins Share

Study in Singapore after 12th grade – everything you need to know!

Want to study in Singapore this year? Which stream do you want to pursue in Singapore after 12th grade? Is it Science, Commerce or Arts? We tell you how to study in Singapore after your 12th.

22 Jun 2017 11.3K Book icon 3 mins Share
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Study in Singapore after 12th grade

Amongst a host of other countries, many students prefer Asian countries for their abroad studies because Asian countries are at par when it comes to international education. Besides they are as much diverse as rest of the study destinations.

Singapore, a popular education hub in Asia, is the most sought-after choice amongst Indian students for their higher education. And the reason could be a mix of culture, cuisines and arts that is available in a cosmopolitan and safe environment.

When you study in Singapore, you’ll find a fine blend of the East and West where each student enjoys learning. The student-first attitude of the institutes has helped to design courses tailored to students’ needs. It’s a place where students’ interests are nurtured and individual attention is being given to each by the teachers.

Education system in Singapore

Organised into private and public institutes, you’ll find a number of undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate diploma programmes on offer in Singapore. The education system in Singapore is so different that many countries have looked to it for support and inspiration. According to OECD, Singapore schools are one of the best when it comes to helping children learn concepts rather than rote-learning. Similarly, higher education institutions in Singapore have been successful in making students master concepts.

FAQs on studying in Singapore.

There are several universities in Singapore that offer bachelors and masters programmes for Indian students. You may choose either Arts or Commerce or Science after 12th grade. 

Private universities offer graduate degrees in partnership with other reputed universities across the world. And this means you can attain a degree from any reputed foreign university, while studying within Singapore’s safe and comfort zone. Usually, masters programmes last for 12 to 16 months at a private university in Singapore. Bachelors programmes are also on offer that last for 3 to 4 years.

On the other hand, public universities in Singapore have masters programmes that typically last for 1 or 2 years. Students who want additional exposure in their field of specialisation can apply for a graduate diploma that lasts for 1 year.

Singapore has 6 nationally recognised universities and the most popular ones that every student keeps talking about are as follows:

  1. National University of Singapore (NUS)
  2. Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  3. Singapore Management University (SMU)

Students have scope to choose diverse study areas in Singapore

  • Architecture and Building
  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Creative Arts, Communication and Design
  • Business and Management
  • Arts, Social Science and Humanities
  • IT and Computing
  • Engineering
  • Tourism and Hotel Management

Study in Singapore after 12th Commerce

Students can choose from a number of undergraduate degrees – Bachelors of Commerce in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain Management and Business Studies.  

Some of the popular courses you can apply for are bachelors in business management at Amity Global Business School, business studies at Kaplan Higher Education Academy and business & marketing at PSB Academy.  

You can also apply for courses in accounting at FTMS Global Academy, business & management courses at Dimensions International College and banking & finance at MDIS.

Study in Singapore after 12th Science

There are many double majors available in Computer Science and IT at Kaplan Higher Education Academy. You can also check what National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) have on offer.  

What's the Scope of studying Computer Engineering in Singapore?     

Study in Singapore after 12th Arts

There is a sea of opportunities available when it comes to studying creative arts & design courses in Singapore – acting, animation, fashion design, interior design, theatre studies, music and many more.  

Summary – Singapore is indeed a place to explore a range of courses – from engineering, medicine, life sciences, arts, hotel management, business, IT, banking, telecommunications, marketing, healthcare to animation. You can find a world within a world in Singapore. Students studying at a university in Singapore knows where they will be heading to in a few years’ time. They know the value of the education system in Singapore, which would have made them choose that destination over other countries in the first place.

Are you too looking to study in Singapore this year? Talk to the experts at our offices and they will tell you which course and university will be best for you. The entry requirements to study in Singapore are quite different. Our counsellors will tell you all the details and help you apply early.

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