QS Best Student Cities ranking: 15th\r\n\r\nSmall but densely populated, Singapore\u0027s reputation as a centre of educational excellence has flourished in recent years. Its top universities, the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) now rank in 8th and 26th place respectively in the QS World University Rankings®. This year, although the city has dropped two places in the QS Best Student Cities ranking, landing the 15th spot, it remains one of the most desirable student destinations in Asia and indeed the world.\r\n\r\nAlongside growing prominence in the global higher education sector, Singapore remains renowned for its prosperity and low levels of crime and unemployment. In keeping with the city’s strong corporate reputation, Singaporean graduates are much sought-after by international employers, especially throughout Asia, and the city comes 16th in the employer activity indicator.\r\n\r\nThe downside to Singapore\u0027s high standard of living is correspondingly high prices. Singapore is ranked 109th in the world for affordability - nevertheless, tuition fees have decreased in recent years.\r\n\r\nOne thing you certainly won\u0027t need to shell out for in Singapore is central heating; its position next to the equator means it is equally scorching all year round. And if you fancy exchanging the concrete jungle for the real thing, Singapore is surrounded by tropical scenery, both throughout adjacent Malaysia, and in nearby exotic destinations such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.\r\n\r\nInternationally ranked universities in Singapore\r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\tWorld Ranking\r\n\t\t\tUniversity\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t8th\r\n\t\t\tNational University of Singapore\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t26th\r\n\t\t\tNanyang Technological University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=429th\r\n\t\t\tSingapore University of Technology and Design\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t=545\r\n\t\t\tSingapore Management University\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nMore about Singapore\r\n\r\nSingapore, one of Asia\u0027s main business hubs, drops slightly to the 15th place in this year\u0027s Best Student Cities ranking. However, the city\u0027s performance in the desirability and student view indicators signals a shift in student perspective. Singapore has in fact become a friendlier and more vibrant student destination with a great quality of life despite slightly higher costs of living than its Asia-Pacific counterparts.\r\n\r\nTo find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology. \r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tNumber of universities ranked by QS\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t3\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tHighest-ranked institution\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tNational University of Singapore (NUS) (8th)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tPopulation\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t6,081,000\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAverage international fees (at ranked unis)\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tUS$15,400\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tDesirability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t21st\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tEmployer Activity rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t16th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tAffordability rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t109th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\tStudent View rank\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\t14th\r\n\t\t\t\r\n\t\t\r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\nWhy study in Singapore?\r\n\r\nHigh-quality education\r\n\r\nSingapore is renowned around the world for its academic excellence. Two of its main universities - the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - rank among the top 30 globally in the QS World University Rankings®.\r\n\r\nStudying in Singapore will without a doubt give you an advantage in the job market not only in the Asia-Pacific, but in other global employment hubs too.\r\n\r\nGreat quality of life\r\n\r\nSingapore\u0027s high quality of life earned it a high score for the desirability indicator. Its cutting-edge economy combined with efficient city planning, warm weather and safe environment make it an ideal student city for people from all backgrounds.\r\n\r\nNever get bored\r\n\r\nSingapore is a city you\u0027ll never get bored in. Between skyscrapers, rainforests, nature reserves, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping centres and museums, there\u0027s always something to do in this vibrant city. Plus, thanks to its connections, it\u0027s extremely easy to travel to other destinations in the Asia-Pacific, such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.\r\n\r\nLife \u0026 culture in Singapore\r\n\r\nSingapore is a highly multi-cultural society. Locals are used to interacting with people from all over the world and are respectful of different backgrounds. It\u0027s no surprise that there are four official languages in the city: English (the language of business), Chinese, Malay and Tamil.\r\n\r\nLiving in Singapore is a safe and enriching experience. Thanks to excellent infrastructure and a plethora of amenities, students have access to various forms of entertainment daily, from a vibrant nightlife to great cuisines from all over Asia. \r\n\r\nCareers in Singapore\r\n\r\nSingapore is in the top 20 for employer activity. The city is in fact one of the world\u0027s biggest business hubs, home to local and global firms such as United Overseas Bank, Flex, DBS Bank, Singapore Airlines and Singtel.\r\n\r\nSingapore also makes it easy for students to make money while studying. In fact, students can work part-time for 16 hours a week for subsidised tuition fees during their course and during vacation periods.