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A bit of History:
Singapore is a city-state an island nation made up of 63 islands. Mainland Singapore is one of the most densely populated regions in Asia. Singapore is an anglicized version of the name 'Singapura' which means the 'Land of the Lions'.
The modern history of Singapore commences with Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles setting up a trading outpost for the East India Company in 1819. In 1963, Singapore declared independence from the British and joined the Malay Federation. In 1965 the country broke apart from the Malay Federation and since then Singapore's progress from an underdeveloped country to a financial and technological hub has been an inspiring true story.
Asia's Emerging Higher Education Hub:
Singapore currently features two institutions in the 'Top 10 Institutions' of the QS University Rankings in Asia.The National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked second and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ranked tenth.
Other popular and leading institutions in Singapore are:
Singapore is extremely popular among students who wish to study courses in animation, design, game development, music etc. Courses in law and combined postgraduate courses in management and engineering are extremely popular among students from South-Asia in Singapore. With numerous technological companies having offices in Singapore and some institutions offering scholarships for students with a 'work in Singapore clause' - students who opt for higher education courses in engineering have a good chance to secure jobs in Singapore after their internships.
Why Opt for Singapore?
The Way Ahead:
Singapore with its highly affordable education and top-notch courses in computer science, law and animation offers an excellent alternate option. Instead of spending much more and studying a similar course in the UK or the USA students have the option of completing a top-notch course at a much lesser cost in Singapore and can also save a lot of money on air-travel. Additionally, institutions from the USA, UK and Australia have opened satellite campuses in Singapore to offer their courses at a subsidized cost. With so many positive factors in place Singapore is all set to become the number one study abroad destination for Asian students!
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