5 Private Universities to consider enrolling in Singapore


Singapore is classified as the only country in Southeast Asia that is categorized as a developed country. Apart from a stable economy and infrastructure, education is also a factor that determines whether a country is developed or developing.


The education system in Singapore is considered as the best in the world. There are a lot of quality universities in Singapore, even if they are public universities or private universities. When it comes to private universities. Singapore has some of the best I the world. Therefore, there is a lot of international students who decide to continue their education in Singapore.


Here are 5 private universities that can be considered for enrolling in Singapore, which can be a reference for international or Singaporean students who want to continue their study in private universities.


1. James Cook University



James Cook University Singapore is a branch of James Cook University based in Townsville, Australia. James Cook University is one of the best private universities in Singapore. The university offer diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate program. Furthermore, James Cook University is the first private institute to receive an EduTrust Star from CPE Singapore.


Various degrees are offered in this university such as Business, Information, Technology, Science and Healthcare, Environmental Science, Arts, Aquaculture, and Psychology. Tuition fees at James Cook University range from SGD 50,000 – 62,000 depending on what major you are interested in.



2. LASALLE College of the Arts



LASALLE College of the Arts is a pure arts institute in Singapore which provides diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate programs. the university has become the second institute to win the Singapore Education Trust Certification Star Rating awarded to the private education sector for providing good school management and quality education.


LASALLE offers the widest degree programs in arts, media, design and performance in the Asia-Pacific region. Estimated tuition fees here is SGD 25,000.


3. Management Development Institute of Singapore



MDIS or Management Development Institute of Singapore is one of the oldest private universities in Singapore which is well-known for its business degrees. MDIS has two primary partner universities namely University of Sunderland and Bangor University. University of Sunderland itself was ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide in 2012. While, Bangor University was included into list of top 15 institutes in the world for Banking Research.


The university provides various majors such as Biotechnology, Information Technology, Tourism, and Hospitality. Estimated tuition fees at MDIS are SGD 22,000-46,000 depending on the major taken.


4. SIM Global Education



SIM is Singapore’s leading private educational institution. SIM has partnerships with leading universities from Australia, France, United States, and United Kingdom.


From Australia SIM is partnering with RMIT University, University of Wollongong, and La Trobe University. Next from France, SIM is partnering with Grenoble Ecole de Management. From United Kingdom, SIM is collaborating with University of London, University of Warwick, University of Birmingham, University of Stirling, and University of Manchester. Lastly from United States is University of Buffalo.


SIM offers a variety of majors and provides scholarship programs for international students as well as domestic students. Estimated tuition fees on SIM are SGD 30,000 for full-time undergraduate programs.


5. Curtin University of Singapore



Similar with James Cook University, Curtin University of Singapore is a branch Curtin University based in Perth, Australia. Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. The university is globally recognized and have a strong connection with industry. Curtin University of Singapore is well-known for Business degrees.


Curtin offers majors such as Management, Marketing, International Business, Banking and Finance, Accounting, and Healthcare Practice. Estimated tuition fees are SGD 20,000-40,000. Additionally, the bachelor program is carried out in 2 years. While, master program is carried out in a year.



Writer: Steven Alexander

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