International Student Recruitment Opportunities In Singapore Presented By Chan Y K, Commercial Specialist Commercial Service, Singapore Tel: 65-6476 9037; Fax: 65-6476 9080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: email@example.com/singapore
Total land area: 260 sq. miles (680 sq. km) Population: 4.48 million Population: 4.48 million Main Language: English Main Language: English Literacy Rate: 95% in 2005 Literacy Rate: 95% in 2005 % with Secondary or Higher Qualifications: 61.6% (among resident non- students aged 15 yrs & over) % with Secondary or Higher Qualifications: 61.6% (among resident non- students aged 15 yrs & over) Singapore At A Glance
Parents place a premium on their children obtaining a good education Emphasis on Branding and Ranking of Education Institutions Approximately 5,000 Singapore students studying in the U.S. Approximately 80,000 foreign students studying in Singapore Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela Singapore Education Overview
Singapore Education Landscape All students follow a broad-based mainstream curriculum which is based on the British system. Some schools offer gifted education. Students study six (6) years at Primary level and four (4) or five (5) years at the Secondary level. After GCE “ O “ level (secondary school), most students go either to Junior Colleges for A-level studies, Polytechnics for Diploma courses, Private schools or the Institute of Technical Education. After GCE “ A “ level or graduation from Polytechnics, students will proceed to tertiary education e.g. universities in Singapore or overseas universities.
Higher Educational Institutions in Singapore Technical Institutes (Vocational) - 12 Polytechnics (Diploma) - 5 Universities - 4 International Schools – 29 Close to 200,000 students study at polytechnics or universities
Education Trends in Singapore Singapore is a preferred destination in Asia for further education Goal is to increase the number of foreign students to 150,000 in six to eight years More than 100 foreign degree courses are offered in Singapore Foreign universities are offering scholarships to attract students
Key Programs Life Sciences / Healthcare Wealth Management / Financial Planning Hospitality & Tourism Supply Chain Logistics Media & Animation Sports Science & Medicine
U.S. Universities In Singapore University of Chicago Graduate School of Business University of Nevada Las Vegas University of Hawaii at Manoa Cornell University School of Hotel Administration George Washington University Stanford University Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania And more …..
Market Entry /Access 1.Appoint an agent / representative using Platinum Key Service 2.Participate in university fairs such as Experiences and Linden Fair 3.Advertise on U.S. Commercial Service website: http://www.buyusa.gov/singapore/en/us_education_opportunities.html http://www.buyusa.gov/singapore/en/us_education_opportunities.html 4.Important factors to be considered: a. Student Protection Scheme b. Issuance of Student Visas c. Compulsory National Service