Singapore , the Rising International Education Hub of Asia

Singapore is fast becoming an educational hub in Southeast Asia, in a plan endorsed by the government, Singapore schools are providing many educational opportunities to local and international students. This is to promote international interactions in the schools, bringing the best talents together and learning from each other. Thus it has also opened up many opportunities for well known foreign educational institutions, universities to set up branches of their schools right here in Singapore.

With a stable Singapore government that emphasizes on quality education and a secure environment, studying in Singapore schools is a perfect way to nurture the young. The Singapore educational system is evolving to engage the students to do more ‘thinking out of the box’ to solve problems and encouraging two way traffic flow of interactions between the teachers and students, instead of just having the students listening to the teacher’s lessons in a traditional education system.

Students in Singapore, whether local or foreign, will have much more choices of curriculums and courses of study to choose from the schools. With 3 highly reputable universities recognized globally, 5 polytechnics and 21 Pre-University/Colleges, the pathway to a higher education is immense.

Career opportunities are plentiful for the graduates, with the blooming Asian economy and the impending presence of 2 International Integrated Resorts investment worth more than 10 billions dollars, the confidence of Multi National companies in Singapore are strong signs of the globalization of the Singapore economy that is not to be missed

Young children from 7 years of age are able to start off their education from a choices of 178 Singapore Schools at Primary level (grade 1 to grade 6). And there after, proceed to choose from a choices of 168 Singapore Schools at Secondary level (grade 7 to grade 10).

Not forgetting the number of quality foreign International Schools and branches of reputable foreign universities, studying in Singapore is cost effective, safe and conducive for your children.

With many choices of accommodations and boarding facilities available near to the educational institutions, the students don’t have to travel far to their school thus saving precious time and money.

As with the expanding airlines servicing Singapore, travel arrangements are limitless, economical and convenient. Traveling within the country is also convenient and safe. It takes maximum 1 hour by car to go from any point in Singapore to any other point.

What is School Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS), Singapore

Schools Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) is by Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore, MOE conducts a centralized test around Sep./Oct. annually for new international students who wish to join the mainstream public primary and secondary schools in January of the following year.International students who do not have a place in a local school and who wish to seek admission into Primary 2-5 and Secondary 1-3 are eligible to take part, but they have to pass the AEIS examinations for admission into government school. AEIS, by Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore, examination is conducted only once a year.

English is the medium of instruction in the test, thus student applicant are strongly encouraged to prepare themselves in advance of the Schools Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) tests. Student applicants should be well versed with the English and Maths syllabi of the level preceding the one they are applying for. An applicant who applies for Secondary 3 should have enough knowledge with Secondary 2 content. An applicant who wishes to seek admission to Primary 3 and is assigned the P2/P3 test should be familiar with Primary 1 and Primary 2 content. An applicant who wishes to seek admission to Primary 2 and is assigned the P2/P3 test should be familiar with Primary 1 content.

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International students who passed in the Schools Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) Tests are advice to prepare themselves in advance for a new school environment where English is the main language of classroom instruction, and should familiarize themselves with the relevant curriculum for their level.
Preparatory course is offered for foreign students seeking admission to government schools. It prepares students to take the Schools Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS), which involves a centralized test on English and Mathematics. In addition (where necessary), students are also prepared for the Qualifying test (QT) and Principle Academic Certified Test (PACT) should they miss the AEIS test. The key subjects taught are Mathematics, Science and English. The contents taught are based on the syllabus as outlined by the Singapore Ministry of Education.
Students who fail the AEIS examination may choose to take the Qualifying Test (QT) the following year between January to June. The QT is conducted once a month by the MOE.

For more information visit: http://www.aeis.com.sg/