It is already a fact that the number of overseas students opting to study in the UK has been steadily rising over recent years with an increased amount of interest from South-East Asia.
Recent reports to come out of Singapore have highlighted the fact that students from there are some of those who are increasingly showing interest in studying in Western countries, notably the United Kingdom and United States as well as Australia.
In recent years the education system has changed in Singapore, but it seems that that hasn’t stopped potential students from looking overseas to study. In fact, between 2008 and 2011 the number of students from the Republic increased by 10 to 18 percent each year – and that’s just Singapore alone.
Of course, international students need a lot of money to ensure that they can study overseas, and one good thing that Singaporean students have at the moment is the fact that the dollar is strong.
Russell Group universities are continually attracting an array of students to the UK and with the high-end student accommodation that is becoming available in Russell Group cities the attraction of the UK for international students is set to continue.
The number of Singaporean students opting to study in the USA also rose to 4316 from 3039 in 2006.
The fact that students from Singapore get a completely different university experience by studying abroad could be one of the reasons that they choose western countries. International students get the chance to experience a completely different culture on the other side of the world and length of time it takes to complete study can be shorter and although they pay more to study in the UK, there can also be beneficial financial aspects for Singaporean students.