How to get into Singapore’s top universities
Togal Singapore is a beautiful and cosmopolitan city, with a lively nightlife and a vibrant cultural scene, with international students taking the best universities of Singapore to study in the country.
But, as the world’s number two university, it is also a destination for those looking for a cosmopolitan, inclusive and exciting experience.
With a growing population of international students, Singapore has seen an increase in the number of international-only universities and institutes across the country, including some of the most prestigious institutions such as Peking University, the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore National University and University of Sydney.
The latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show that Singapore saw a 9% increase in international-specific institutions and a 23% increase across all institutions.
In the last five years, the number and percentage of international institutions have been growing, and Singapore’s universities and colleges are well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities to offer a wide range of international programmes.
The growth of the international sector is particularly impressive given the fact that only 4.7% of the population are overseas-born.
The proportion of Singaporean residents who are overseas born has increased from 12% to 18.6% between 2010 and 2015, according to the HESA.
According to the latest HESO data, the top universities in Singapore are: PekingUniversity, SingaporeNational University, University of Singapore, University Singapore, Universiti Teknologi Pasir Panjang, Singapore State University, and University Singapore.
The country’s top ranked universities are also located in the capital city of Singapore.
Singapore National University (SNU) is the country’s third largest university and was ranked number eight in the world in 2016.
The university’s campus, located in Pohang, has been the subject of much debate due to the university’s controversial decision to allow a Muslim student to hold a position in the Faculty of Arts, after a student at the University of Toronto.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) was ranked third in the World Rankings for 2016 and ranked first in the United States in 2016, followed by Singapore State (SS) and University for International Studies (UIS).
The university’s vice-chancellor, Prof Ting Hing-ying, has claimed that the decision to grant the position of Imam of the Faculty to a Muslim was taken for the safety of students and staff.
In terms of international status, Singapore’s four top ranked institutions are all ranked among the top 50 global universities, according the Global University Ranking 2016, released by the London School of Economics in 2016: Singapore State, the University for Advanced Studies in International Affairs, University for National Security Studies and University International Business and Economics.