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List of Higher Education Institutions

Singapore has an excellent Higher Education System with top-notch Universities which encourages students to fully develop their potential.  Students can choose between various public universities in Singapore and many private institutions. 

Public Universities in Singapore

Singapore is the proud home of various public universities offering different disciplines and degrees. These universities are financed by the government and open to both Singaporean and international students. However, financial support may only be available to citizens and permanent residents. Public universities in Singapore are as follows:
  • The National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Private Universities-Comprehensive

  • SIM University

Institute of Technical Education

ITE provides technical knowledge and skills to the students and thus prepares them for specific industry sectors. ITE comprises of: ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West

Local Polytechnics

Local polytechnics offer a three-year diploma program in various disciplines, including business studies, engineering, humanities, digital media, and many more. Local polytechnics are industry-oriented. Upon completion, students possess the choice between getting into the job market or pursuing further university education. The Local polytechnics in Singapore are as follows:
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic

Foreign Universities and Institutes in Singapore

Foreign universities and institutes offer academic programs and degrees and are usually private. Foreign Universities and Institutions in Singapore include:
  • James Cook University Singapore
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Singapore
  • Curtin Singapore
  • Ngee Ann Adelaide Education Center
  • International Executive Education Center (IEEC) Temple University Singapore
  • Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: Asia Campus
  • INSEAD Asia Campus
  • SP Jain School of Global Management
  • DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
  • Tisch School of the Arts
  • Sarbonne-Assas International Law School
  • EDHEC-Risk Institute
  • ESSEC Business School
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Specialized Arts Institutions

The Arts Institutions are private. Arts Institutions in Singapore include:
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • LASALLE College of the Arts

Other Institutions

There are many other institutions providing undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. Most institutions are private. 
  • Asia Pacific Centre for Management Leadership
  • Auston Institute
  • M.A.D. School by Chatsworthy Mediart Academy
  • BMC International College
  • Design Technology Institute
  • Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • EASB East Asia Institute of Management
  • ERC Institute
  • German Institute of Science and Technology
  • Informatics Academy
  • International Executive Education Centre
  • Kaplan Singapore
  • Marketing Institute of Singapore
  • John Hopkins in Singapore, Division of Biomedical Sciences
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore
  • Melior International College
  • National Institute of Education
  • Stansfield College
  • Singapore Delft Water Alliance
  • TMC Academy
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