Singapore is the southern Asian city nation located in the south of the Malaya peninsula. Located 137 kilometers north of the equator, a total of 63 small islands are located in the south of the state of Johore, Malaysia, and behind the Rau Island of Indonesia. The area is 707.1 km² and one of the few remaining city nations in the world.
When under the control of British East India, it established as a commercial market in the nuclear island of Singapore in 1819. At that time, the island's main land was the village of Malaysian fish farming in the Singapore River. In the shores, rivers and small islands lived thus indigenous Organ Lauts. The British used Singapore as a strategic place in the spice path. Further, it became one of the most important trade and military centers in the British Empire. When Singaporean was occupied by the Japan during World War II, Winston Churchill described it as "Britain's biggest defeat." In 1945 it was return to British power. In 1963, Malaysia, together with Malay, Sabah and Sarabak, was established, but it separated on August 9, 1965, two years later. Singapore is also a member of the UN on September 21st.
Singapore independence has increased the standard of living in the country. Foreign direct investment and state-owned industries have created a modern economy based on electricity generation, oil-based chemical production, tourism, financial services, and traditional trading bases. This was done under the Dutch economist Albert Vinsemus. Singapore is the sixth richest country in the world with GDP in 1 person. In addition, the foreign exchange reserves are US $ 171.7353 billion.
The population of Singapore is 4.59 million. The majority of the population is Chinese. The official language used in the administration is English.
In Singaporean Constitution defines the political system as a representative democracy, but is recognized as a parliamentary republic. Political life is dominated by the People's Action Party and has won all elections since 1959.
Education system of Singapore
Today, Singapore's education system enrolls six years of primary education, four to five years of secondary education, and then a college or a polytechnic school. Primary education consists of a four-year basic general program that is signified in English, native language and mathematics. Science will be reviewed at 3rd grade primary school. Other subjects taught in primary education are civil and moral education, sociology, health, physical education, art and music.
Streaming, which is the main picture of Singapore's education system, was processed to able students to develop their own rhythm from the 5th grade of primary school. But in 2008, this method was dissolved by a survey based complex structure. When graduating from 6th grade, all students are required to pass an elementary school in English, Math, Language and Science. Based on the results of the examination, students are encouraged to enroll in secondary school (60% of students), elementary academic (25% of students) and basic technical (15% of students).
A full-fledged academic program completes a four-year program that examines the O level of the General Education Certificate (GCE). The Academic Courses students will study the four-year GCE N-level program and may be given the O level exam in the fifth year. Normal technical programs prepare students in Technical institute after the four-year GCE N-level program for technical higher education, post-secondary education. In the coming years, offers a wide range of choices for secondary school students with O level and Select module subjects. Admission to the university can be taught by a group of students at Integrated Program schools, which passes through the O level exam. This arrangement gives opportunity to get learn experience to developing leadership skills and creative thinking skills. Now there is more horizontal transition between courses and good students are able to move their suitable courses.
After 10 years of general education, students move to secondary education and their 31% enrolls in colleges, 43% in polytechnic schools and 22% in TBI. The students who study hard can give the A level examinations and able to study at university. Students may also obtain technical and business diplomas in polytechnic schools. Students who are well-educated in Polytechnic are available to enroll in the university. GCE's O or N level students can obtain qualification certificates by technical or vocational subjects in the Technical Education Institute. In Singapore, 25% of young people study at university (reaching 30% in 2015). And many young people go to foreign universities.
Why study in Singapore?
Singapore benefits to study:
- The same level of education is available to obtain at the lowest cost than other English languages based programmed schools and also relatively peaceful place to work.
- The university's education system is similar with English and students study 2.5 years and hold bachelor's degree.
- If you are studying at a reputable Singaporean university, you can study transfer in the United Kingdom, America and Australia.
- It has Australian governmentally accepted education system and curriculums.
- Quality of practical course will increase the competitiveness of the graduates in the labor market.
- The degree of reputable schools can be obtained at relatively low cost compared to similar programs.
- It is possible to transfer between schools.
Universities and Colleges of Singapore
- Academic Australia Asia college
- Spring college international
- Intensive English Course student visa
- Bachelor's and Master's study visa
- International secondary school student visa
- Vocational education visa
- Family work and study visa
- Tourist visa
- Business visa
Enrollment criteria for the Singaporean Universities
- TOEFL or IELTS scores
- Study plan essay
- Teacher's description 2%
- Financial guarantee
- Appendix of marks and diploma
- Short biography
- Copy of passport
General admission criteria for the English centers
- Property warranty
- Copy of passport
General criteria to applying for business and travel visas
- Property warranty
- Copy of passport
Material for embassy
- School invitation
- American visa photo 2%
- Birth certificate
- Citizen's ID
- Copy of certificate of complete secondary education
- Copies of diplomas
- Bank reference
Entry into the visa
- Choose school.
- Get advice, choose a course program.
- Get information how to pay tuition fees.
- Get information on living expenses and cost of living.
- Determine whether to get the language preparation.
- Prepare your visa application materials.