Top 5 study overseas destinations for the Singapore students

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[:en]The opportunity to avail international education is big for many students across the globe.

There are a variety of reasons. Maybe to experience a new culture, to dive into a new adventure or achieve bigger career goals.

All those wishing to study overseas will have one major question on their minds. That question being: Which is the best place to study for a student? Of course, the answer depends on what you are looking to study as well.

Let’s help you with this. Here’s a list of the top 5 study abroad destinations for students:

  1. Australia

Australia is considered a global leader in education. It is also known as the third most popular study destination for international students.

It also happens to be one of the most welcoming countries showing their rich culture and great diversity, along with a history that’s based on aboriginal heritage.

Australia’s tertiary education includes vocational colleges and universities, with 22,000 courses as an offer to foreign students. Australian university system includes both public and private universities, which include 38 public and 3 private universities.

Government-funded scholarships for international students:

  • Australia Awards – Scholarships are open to students looking for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes and TAFE certificates at some of the Australian institutions.
  • Destination Australia awards - Above 1,000 scholarships worth AUD15,000 for each student per year is made available to both domestic and international students. This is applicable for all study levels at universities in regional Australia.
  • Research Training Program (RTP)  - Australian postgraduate-level scholarship for both international and domestic students to pursue a research degree at a participating Australian university.


  1. United Kingdom

Interested in experiencing the roots of English culture? Studying in the UK is a pathway for international students to delve deeper into the ways of the English.

It provides an opportunity to improve your knowledge in your desired career, your English skills, your confidence and all these appeals globally as well!

The UK’s promising and vibrant student life, will provide you the opportunity to go on an adventure of a lifetime!

The education system in the UK has produced remarkable minds and is well recognised internationally.

Students in the UK are encouraged to learn independently and do their own research outside of class. Here, studying is only one part of the overall student life. The country has so much more to offer to the students.

Government-funded scholarships for international students:

  • British Chevening Scholarships – Funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organizations. This scholarship provides full or part funding for full-time graduate programs in any subject.
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme at UK Universities – For the international students undertaking master’s programs in the UK. Programs undertaken by students should be relevant to the development of technology, economy or society within the student’s country of origin.


  1. United States of America

The U.S. always stirs a lot of excitement as it provides an opportunity to expand many of the students’ academic horizons. It's a country that offers multiple opportunities to learn and grow academically, professionally and personally.

The US education system is the most flexible and versatile higher education system for international students. It is the home for some of the world’s top research facilities and academic institutions.

Finding people from your country is common in the USA and it's often comforting to those who travel, work, or study abroad for long periods of time.

As per the 2019 QS World University Rankings, 5 institutions from the United States stand amongst the top 10.

Government-funded scholarships for international students studying in the USA

  • Fulbright Foreign Student Program – Scholarships for graduate students and young professionals to study in the US for one or more years. Open to international students in all fields of study, excluding medicine.
  • Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program – This scholarship program is for international students without a degree (Non-degree), experienced professionals- the ones who are wishing to undertake 10 months of academic study in the US.


  1. Canada

Occupying the northern half of the North American continent, the country is known for its natural environmental beauty and multicultural diversity.

Canada also has official bilingual status, with French and English being used both in government and official documents.

The degrees provided by the universities of Canada have a great value equivalent to Australia, the US, and the other European Countries.

A total of 26 universities from Canada are featured in the QS World University Rankings in the year 2019.

Government-funded scholarships for international students


  1. New Zealand

It is a wonderful country situated in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean. International students will be able to study at reputed institutions while having the opportunity to travel and explore the great outdoors and peace of mind that New Zealand has to offer.

The country grants a safe and supportive learning environment with educational opportunities and support services for international students.

Studying in New Zealand also opens the door to creativity for international students. It is a path to tapping into your creative potential and practical knowledge in your academics.

Government-funded scholarships for international students:

Want to know more about these 5 study destinations? Speak to our education experts to get free student counselling and the answers to all your study overseas queries.


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