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Kavitha Vijeyavelan
14 Aug 2015 3.6K 2 mins Share

Student Life in Singapore

Want to know what the Land of the Merlion is actually like for an international student? Here’s a quick peep!

14 Aug 2015 3.6K 2 mins Share

Singapore has become one of the most happening cities for higher education globally. The Garden City-State has ranked 12th globally as per QS Best Student Cities ranking. This island is quite a promising option for any international student and this ranking is proof of that. This education hub is quite a compact one with around 5.2 million people in its total land area of 700 sq. km. 

Singapore In A Nutshell! 

Singapore has rich Eurasian history and has ethnic diversity. As an international student, you will find that the culture is very multi-ethnic, with 8% of its population being Indian, 77% of it being Chinese, and 14% being Malay. Of all the languages that are used, which are Malay, Chinese, English, and Tamil, you can survive well with English, the language that most commonly used for official purposes. 

Hit The Books! 

Here’s a quick look at some popular study areas that Indian students opt for in Singapore that may interest you as well:
• Management (MBA) 
• Information Technology (IT) 
• Engineering
• Tourism
• Art and Design 
The various kinds of degrees that are generally available for international students are polytechnic diplomas, private degrees, university degrees, and postgraduate degrees.

Adventure Sports to Clubbing! 

When you’re not studying, there’s a ton of other things that you can indulge yourself in. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the entertainment options at Singapura! Whether you’re looking for some adventure or just looking to hang out and chill, the City offers almost anything and everything you could ask for. With its round the clock tropical weather, you can opt for outdoor activities such as windsurfing, wake boarding, dragon boat racing, and such. When it comes to night life, Singapore is a buzzing city of numerous nightclubs and bars for all those who love clubbing and pubbing!

Bon Voyage! 

Students will not find any difficulty getting around within this well-connected island and transport is mostly by land. Mostly all of Singapore has high accessibility through road. Rail is another major form of transport; you can take the Mass Rapid Transit or the Light Rail Transit depending on your destination. To get to the other islands from the main one, you can hop on to a ferry and enjoy the scenery! 

Won’t Dent Your Wallet! 

Singapore is one of the most affordable student destinations and here’s how much a few Singapore Dollars (SD) can generally fetch you.
• 5 SD: A Big Mac
• 1.2 SD: A can of Coke
• 8.9 SD: A movie ticket 
• 1.8 SD:  A 1.5 l water bottle 
It is also one of the safest cities in the world with its amazingly low crime rates. 
Prepare to be blown away by a fascinating mix of high-end infrastructure and top-class education, as you step into this cosmopolitan city! Have a quick glance at the List of Universities and Colleges in Singapore.
You may be also interested to read about Student Life in Sweden.
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