Top Universities in Singapore 2019
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Top Universities in Singapore 2019: Singapore, a small city-state situated in the strait of Malacca island is big in imparting world class education. Though only three in number, the top universities in Singapore have dominated the world rankings. Indian students have found study in Singapore to be one the most preferred education and immigration hotspots, owing to its proximity and excellent career opportunities. The higher education system as well as the work opportunities has also been attracting a international aspirants from all over the world.


The national University of Singapore(NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University(NTU) has maintained their presence in the 100 top universities in the world in both QS and Times Higher Education University Rankings 2019. While National University of Singapore has maintained previous position in the QS ranking, NTU moved up three places and now ranks at number 12. In the THE ranking table 2019, NUS has lost its 22 position and is ranked at 23, NTU on the other hand improved one position and features at 51.

In the ARWU rankings 2019, NUS has improved  by 6 places and now ranks at 85, while NTU lost its 96th position and now ranks between 101-150.

Singapore Management University is the only other institution from Singapore to have made it to the QS rankings.


Both the top universities in Singapore, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University are also among the top universities in Asia. NUS is ranked number 1 and NTU is ranked at number 3 respectively in the QS Asian University rankings. Students from all over the world have aspired to study in Singapore.

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Careers360 has compiled a list of the top universities in Singapore 2019 conducted by three major ranking engines viz. Times Higher Education (THE), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).


Top Universities in Singapore 2019


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National University of Singapore (NUS)








Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)








Singapore Management University







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sir am a Indian planning to pursue Masters in Urban Designing in James Cook University. Is that a good university and a good course to get a job in Singapore.?

Kanupriya Gupta 18th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

James Cook University has started the course of Masters in Urban Designing by collaborating with professionals around the world and therefore, this degree is unique in its ways. This is a collaboration of cultures and they will shine through the course. This course is meant for those who want to change the world through their actions and their career and job opportunities. This Master's degree is only available at this university. The campus is in Singapore from which you wish to pursue and the start dates are February and July. Planning and Urban Design is a 2 year full-time Masters course.

This will help you get a job anywhere in the world in creative roles in all sectors, be it government, not-for-profit, in developing countries where there is a need to impart such knowledge or corporates. As it is singularly established, it will remain a valuable course, wherever you go. You would be able to design cities and would be able to help communities to tackle climate change through your planning. You would be able to work towards issues relating to population, urbanisation, poverty and homelessness, land use and create a culturally inclusive and economically developed environment for those around you. This course will equip you with hazard mapping, planning sub-divisions, ecological sustainability, policy development, environmental law and urban and regional planning. Therefore, you will have special knowledge in the field of tropical planning and you would be able to articulate this knowledge to make a career in politics or research as well if you wish to.

Therefore, it is a good course to move forward with and will surely enable you to get a job in Singapore.

Hope this helps. All the best!


I am a Citizen of India. My Father was working in Singapore as a S pass. Now I compIeted a 12 th in India. I want to Study Engineering in Singapore.What Can I do for Study in Singapore

sarthak goel 31st Dec, 2019

Hello Astil,

You will have to apply to a Singapore university. Since you are an Indian Citizen you will be considered as an international student. Below is the link for some singapore universities:

Below is the link for the application process in singapore universitites:

Since your father is working in Singapore, you may have some additional benefits in applying of VISA or completing some formalities.

Hope this Helps


which university provides undergraduate course of bio technology in singapore?

Yashu Shrivastava 26th Dec, 2019

Hello Sejal

Here is the list of some colleges for Bio Technology in Singapore-

  1. PSB Academy.
  2. NGEE ANN Polytechnic.
  3. Singapore Polytechnic College.
  4. Temasek Polytechnic College.
  5. Management Development Institute Of Singapore.
  6. Republic Polytechnic.
  7. Nanyang Polytechnic.

Hope It Helps

Best Of Luck!


Sir, My son is Singapore citizen. I am Indian. My wife is Singaporean divorced 19 years back. My son is living with me here in India and studied at Chennai school since LKG. Can my son write neet exam and get Medical deat here in India?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019

If your son has a Singapore citizenship, though he has been in India since LKG, he will be considered as a Foreign National. Civilians in India do not usually get dual citizenship and so he cannot be considered an Indian Citizen. Having said that, your son is eligible for NEET if he fulfils the eligibility critera which is mentioned here. And if your son gets a seat in MBBS, he can study in India.


  • Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, and Foreign Nationals
  • No upper age limit as of now. The Candidate should be at least 17 years by December 31st of 2020
  • You should have completed your 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as your Core Subjects.
  • 50% Aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST Candidates.
  • NIOS and Private Candidates are also eligible

Is there any examinations needed to clear for getting admission in NUS singapore for admission in mds after bds graduation from india and how much experience is needed for getting admission in NUS?

Harshita Gupta 30th Nov, 2019
For Masters in dental surgery in NUS Singapore, the eligibility criteria are as follows:
  • A basic dental degree (bachelor's degree or any equivalent degree) is required.
  • You have to give TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum score for TOEFL is 580( paper based), 273(computer based), 92(internet based) and for IELTS, the score should be 7+.
  • There are some health requirements for which one has to undergo check ups of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.
  • Candidates have to pass part I MDS examination which is based on aspects of anatomy, dental anatomy and histology, physiology, pathology and microbiology that demonstrate the fundamental principles and processes, and their clinical application.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and may be required to take manual dexterity test.

Hope this helps!!
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