Top Universities in Singapore and Popular Courses

Singapore’s post-secondary education comprises of state-funded public universities as well as many polytechnics focussing on the goal of training advanced and skilled professionals to drive Singapore’s technological and economic development.
The top Singapore universities and colleges offer a wide variety of career oriented courses for students wishing to study in Singapore. Some of the popular courses are:

  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Hospitality
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Engineering and Design.

Top Universities in Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) are Singapore’s best know institutions, both ranking very high in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16. With a combined strength of over 60,000 students, these premier institutions offer courses covering a wide range of subjects.

National University of Singapore 
Singapore’s globally reputed institution the National University of Singapore is presently ranked 12th in QS World University Rankings, and first in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2015.
Multi-disciplinary NUS showcases a level of achievement and high performance exclusive to very few universities in the world. Its civil and structural engineering course is ranked third in the world and the engineering and technology department fourth in the World University Rankings by Faculty. It also ranks among the top 10 for natural sciences.

Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ranked 13th in the world is highly regarded for its engineering and technology courses.
In a collaborative venture with the UK’s Imperial College London NTU has recently started the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine offering excellence in yet another discipline.

Singapore Management University
SMU is another well know institution of Singapore that offers a specialized range of subjects including accounting and finance, computer science, economics, law and stastics. It features in the global top 50 for accounting and finance, and top 100 for social sciences and management.

International universities in Singapore
Another aspect that makes Singapore a favourite destination for international students is the collaborations of Universities in Singapore with leading institutions around the world. These collaborations boost innovation and international prospects of the student.

  • Singapore University of Technology and Design developed in partnership with the US’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and China’s Zhejiang University
  • Yale-NUS College: Singapore’s first liberal arts college started in 2011 as a partnership between NUS and USA’s Yale University.

List of the some more top universities in Singapore is provided here to help you choose the best university for your academic success and career perspective.

  • Curtin University of Technology (Singapore)
  • Dimensions International College
  • East Asia Institute of Management-EASB
  • ERC Institute
  • James Cook University- Singapore
  • Kaplan
  • MAGES Institute of Excellence
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore – MDIS
  • PSB Academy
  • SAE Institute
  • Singapore Institute of Management – SIM
  • SP Jain