Singapore offers its international students a politically stable environment, an education based on a sound internationally recognized system and the opportunity to be a part of a global community. Public universities have exchange programs with universities in numerous countries and there are scholarships and fee waivers for academically sound students. Singapore is a multiethnic country with Indian, Chinese, Malay and Eurasian living and celebrating all festivals. English is a commonly used medium of communication.
It is also possible to take a large number of courses of shorter durations in a large variety of fields. Examples include courses in information technologies, hospitality, finance, and supply chain management to name a few. Such courses use a variety of teaching methods like practical work, lectures, and group discussions to ensure that students experience educational excellence while participating in a unique culture.
The Postgraduate Certificate of Applied Finance is one way individuals working in the financial sector can enhance their applied finance knowledge. The full time, six month course is also suitable for students from non-financial background interested in a transition. Another option is The Patternmaking short course intended to impart skills to create patterns in a variety of styles and sizes. The twenty-four total course divided into three hour sessions provide students the expertise needed to produce professionally fitted garments.
Applications forms for most courses can be completed online, and submitted to the institute with documentation of prior educational experience. Degree and other credit courses usually require English language proficiency tests like IELTS or equivalent. Once admission is granted, the potential student receives a letter of acceptance, which is then used to obtain the visa.