Singapore is well positioned as a Global Schoolhouse - a world-class education and training hub that is internationally renowned for its intellectual capital and creativity. There is a vibrant ecosystem of leading international and local institutions, working together to create a strong education and learning sector. It has coupled diverse Asian school system with western-styled education practices in our creation of a truly global education hub, where students have the best institutions in the world within reach. These include INSEAD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and University of New South Wales.
Even after graduating into the workforce, there are numerous opportunities for further training. Professional and skills-based training are offered and popularly subscribed to. So, be part of a progressive and cosmopolitan financial community in this global financial centre. As a nation that believes in investing in human capital, government agencies such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) have set up funding schemes to support continuous learning and development for the financial sector workforce.
Singapore's multi-cultural influence and its willingness to embrace globalisation and attracting foreign talent have demonstrated a favourable reception to differing cultures, and are conducive to foreign students. With a foreigner-local ratio of 1:4 and university enrolment of foreign students at about 20% of yearly intake, Singapore is ranked as the best place to live in Asia (ECA International 2005).
The use of the English language is widespread in the education system, in business and in daily life. In addition, Singaporeans are effectively bilingual given its education system and various ethnic groups. Visiting students and working professionals should thus feel at home.
Financial training opportunities in Singapore
International student services
Living in Singapore (as an international student)
To apply for a student pass