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Singapore’s Top-ranking Universities

If you are looking for top English taught university courses in Asia, Singapore is the place to be. In this state city, it not only has world top 11th local universities (2020 QS World University Ranking) but also has the top foreign university campuses here offer university programmes.

Review below to find out more about the top university courses in Singapore.

National University of Singapore

Ranking: 11th of the 2020 QS World University Ranking

In summary: NUS has 17 of faculties and schools offering undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. There are also partnerships and exchange programmes operated with more than 300 partner universities in over 40 countries.

The approach to research of NUS is integrated and multidisciplinary. The university is working with its partner from different sectors, not only academia but also industry and government. NUS creates a very supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

How is the learning atmosphere: There are over 30,000 students enrolled on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes spread across in three campuses of NUS. The main campus Kent Ridge Campus is located at the southwest part of the city. This main campus of NUS since 1980 and has 150-hectare host the most of the university’s academic, research and administrative facilities. It also has student residents, sports halls and art galleries.

NUS’ Kent Ridge campus since 1980, the sprawling 150-hectare hosts most of the university’s academic, research and administrative facilities. There are more than 100 student interest and organizations, which you can expand your networking and develop your social skill.

The Kent Ridges campus also is a student hub. It has all the facilities you possibly want, from student residences, sports halls, to arts venues and the National University Hospital – one of the best hospitals in Singapore.

Notable alumnus: Puan Yang Terutama Halimah Yacob, 8th and present President of Singapore

Did you know? There are total 3 of Presidents and 1 Prime Minister of Singapore graduated from NUS. The 7th and 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia – Mahathir Mohamad also graduated from NUS.

Nanyang Technological University

Ranking: 11th of the 2020 QS World University Ranking

In summary: NTU has about 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. There 8 colleges and schools in NTU including Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine which established jointly with Imperial College London.

The university also has partnerships with over 400 partnership universities. With strong networks, students will have chances to get global exposure. At least 80% of the undergraduate students will have the oversea opportunity once during their studies.

How is the learning atmosphere: ​​​​​​The Yunnan Garden Campus and Novena Campus are NTU’s two campuses. The main campus – Yunnan Garden Campus is about 200-hectare located at town of Jurong West.

The Yunnan Garden Campus frequently listed among the top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world. This campus is NTU’s centre of teaching, learning and student’s life. Besides those academic facilities, it also has student resident, dining, retail, sports and recreational facilities. The 26 of student resident halls can cater more than 14,000 students.

The Novena Campus host the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine located in the Novena area, Singapore’s healthcare hub.

Notable alumnus: Masagos Zulkifli – MP, Minister for Environment & Water Resources of Singapore

Did you know? NTU has the largest campus among all the universities in Singapore.

James Cook University

Ranking: Top 2% Globally of the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

In summary: James Cook University Singapore campus established in 2003 and is fully owned by James Cook University Australia. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes across the various discipline. Students who graduate from JCU Singapore will get the same global recognition as graduated from JCU Australia.

How is the learning atmosphere: In 2015, JCU Singapore is the 1st institution received the Singapore Education Trust Certification Star Rating (Edu Trust Star), and obtain it again in 2019. This is the highest certification offered in this area.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked James Cook University top 2% of universities worldwide for the past seven years (ARWU 2013-2019). James Cook University Singapore is the 1st and only private education provider who gain the university status in Singapore.

Besides the academic facilities, JCU Singapore also has an on-campus psychology clinic. This is a working clinic which is open for students and external visitors.

Notable alumnus: Rose Evaster-Aderolili, Chief of the Human and Social Development Program for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Did you know? JCU Singapore offers the Inter-Campus Mobility Program. This program allows students to study two semesters at Townsville and Cairns campuses in Australia.