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International Student Recruitment Opportunities In Singapore Presented By Chan Y K, Commercial Specialist Commercial 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: yiukei. [email protected] doc. gov Website: www. buyusa. gov/singapore

Singapore At A Glance • Total land area: 260 sq. miles (680 sq. km) Singapore At A Glance • Total land area: 260 sq. miles (680 sq. km) • Population: 4. 48 million • Main Language: English • Literacy Rate: 95% in 2005 • % with Secondary or Higher Qualifications:

Singapore Education Overview • Parents place a premium on their children obtaining a good Singapore Education Overview • 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

Singapore Education Landscape • All students follow a broad-based mainstream curriculum which is based 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 Ø Technical Institutes (Vocational) - 12 Ø Polytechnics (Diploma) Higher Educational Institutions in Singapore Ø Technical Institutes (Vocational) - 12 Ø Polytechnics (Diploma) - 5 Ø Universities - 4 Ø International Schools – 29 Ø Close to 200, 000 students study at polytechnics or universities

Education Trends in Singapore • Singapore is a preferred destination in Asia for further 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

Prospects Prospects

Key Programs • Life Sciences / Healthcare • Wealth Management / Financial Planning • 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 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

Market Entry /Access 1. Appoint an agent / representative using Platinum Key Service 2. 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_opportu nities. html 4. Important factors to be considered: a. Student Protection Scheme b. Issuance of Student Visas c. Compulsory National Service