1. Why did you prefer Singapore for studying abroad?
The final decision was influenced by the scholarship I received to do my undergraduate studies in Singapore
2. What difference do you see while studying in Singapore?
There are both positive and negative points when one compares the education system in Singapore and India. The positives being excellent facilities and an international exposure, everything in Singapore is of an international standard. The negatives include the curriculum and the low student interaction needed to create a university feel.
3. What is it that you like in Singapore?
What impresses me is the planning that goes into everything, cleanliness, public transport and high standard of living.
4. What are the placement opportunities in Singapore for Indian students taking up higher education? Which companies come for Campus interviews in each college or university?
As a scholar I am bonded to work here in Singapore for six years upon graduation. Higher education for scholars by the terms of scholarship is restricted to universities in Singapore. As far as universities in Singapore are concerned there are enough opportunities, though I would prefer a postgraduate degree from a university outside Singapore.
5. Do you plan to stay and settle in Singapore?
This is something that I have not decided. As of now I donít think I would be settling in Singapore.
6. Does an education in Singapore provide you a global outlook? If so, in what manner?
Yes, especially the exposure to various students from Asia and the fact that Singapore is a city state heavily influenced by global events help shape a global outlook. Asia is the next big thing and so an Asian exposure would definitely help. Whether the exposure that we get is enough is the question.
7. Can you give details of on campus facilities in your institution?
All details of the facilities can be found at the website. There are too many to list. The better question would be are there any facilities that are not there.
8. How did you finance your education? How do you compare financing in Singapore, as opposed to India?
As mentioned earlier, I received a scholarship.
9. What is your personal experience of study in Singapore? Do you have anything to say about the city-State's cultural mix?
On the whole I am not satisfied with my undergraduate education. But this is not saying that the quality of education is bad.
10. Will you recommend a study in Singapore in general for juniors back home in India?
It depends on the university in India that the student gets admission to. I would say Singapore is good for those who are self motivated, as there are excellent facilities but lacks a community spirit. It is this community spirit that makes world class universities, not just facilities.
11. What is the off-campus life in Singapore?
Itís very good, though a tad expensive.
Name : Naveen
University : NTU
Graduation Year : 2004
Singapore: Destination for Education