Singapore & China Institutions
What Makes Singapore a Great Place to Further Your Studies
Medium of Instruction
The best thing about studying in Singapore is you do not have to learn a brand new language to get into a university. English is used throughout the university setting and elsewhere.
With some of the highest ranking universities in the world located here, one do not have to worry about the quality of the education system. What you need to do is to schedule an appointment with our education counsellor to find the course and university that suits you.
Better Value than UK & US
If compared to its Asian neighbours, Singapore is indeed more expensive but if you compare it with the other popular destinations for studying abroad like the UK or US, you will see how Singapore is far more affordable.
Always remember that total fees for undergraduate and postgraduate studies may differ depending on the course you take and the university you choose. To find out more, do talk to our friendly education consultant.
Safe and Clean Environment
As a country that enforces strict law, you can always be rest assured that these laws help create a safe space for locals and foreigners.
In addition, the country’s well-developed infrastructure and efficient transport system make it more convenient for foreign students to travel around the country with ease.
Everything you need to know before studying in China
While there are Chinese culture and history courses you can take while in China, it’s great to have a bit of cultural and historical context before you reach the country. You might have so many questions about a study abroad china experience that you don’t even know where to start. So here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions about studying in China and some studying abroad in China tips to help you get the ball rolling:
Studying in China FAQs
1. Where are the most popular places to study in China?
Specialized study abroad programs sometimes offer locations outside of the big cities in smaller towns or rural areas, but Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong remain the most popular study abroad destinations. Other popular study abroad locations in China include Chengdu, Tianjin, and Kunming.
2. How much does it cost?
China is very affordable, even on a student budget. Although China boasts the world’s second largest economy, it is still very much a developing nation, and so the cost of living is quite cheap compared to most Western countries. Meals will generally only run you a few dollars and many prices are up to negotiation.
3. Do I need a student visa?
Even though China is a somewhat closed country, obtaining a visa to study abroad is a fairly simple process for American students studying abroad in China, which most programs will help guide you through. Just be sure to allot yourself plenty of time and remember to consult your specific program provider.
4. Do I need to speak Mandarin to study in China?
The language barrier can be a very real obstacle to breaching China’s increasingly prominent national university system. While world-class institutions like Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Fudan University are the crown jewel in the eye of every Chinese national student, most classes are generally taught in Mandarin, which make enrollment a challenge for international students not studying Chinese.
5. What are popular classes for students studying abroad in China?
Common academic areas of study in China include math, economics, engineering, political science, urban development, and, of course, Mandarin. Programs available in major Chinese cities usually combine academic study with a variety of intensive language lessons and culturally immersive opportunities.
6. Should I do a homestay? Where should I live?
Homestays are great for the student who is interested in a more culturally immersive glimpse into the Chinese household and family life (and frequent home cooked meals), and an amazing chance to practice and learn Mandarin.