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Singapore

Geographic Location

Singapore is marked by a small, heavily urbanized island city-state in Southeast Asia, located at the southern tip of the Malayan Peninsula between Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore has a total land area of 699 km² and 193 km of coastline. It is separated from Indonesia by the Singapore Strait and from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor.
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Time Zone

Singapore uses a time zone eight hours in advance of UTC, (UTC+8). It is known as Singapore Standard Time or SST, and is the same as Australian Western Standard Time, Central Indonesia Time, Malaysian Standard Time, Philippine Standard Time, Chinese Standard Time, Hong Kong Time and Macau Standard Time.
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Population

Singapore population has reached 4,608,167 people as on July 2008 out of which 3.50 million are citizens and permanent residents.   Singapore’s people are largely the descendents of immigrants from the Malay Peninsula, China and the Indian Sub - continent. The rest of the population are foreigners who are either working or studying here.

History

Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links and per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

Sports

Singaporeans participate in a wide variety of sports and recreational activities. Favorite sports include soccer, swimming, badminton, basketball and table tennis. Living on an island, the people also enjoy many water activities including sailing, kayaking and waterskiing.
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News

The Media Development Authority (MDA) had been created to focus and develop the media industry, putting Singapore at the forefront of the media age.
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Language

There are four official languages in Singapore: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. In general, English tends to be the language spoken widely in the business, education and government sector of Singapore.

Culture

A Survey taken in 10 countries rated Singapore as the East Asian country with the best quality of life for expatriates. Fortune Magazine's list of best cities rated Singapore as the second best city in the world in terms of quality living.

Singapore is a small and relatively modern amalgam of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European immigrants. The culture of Singapore expresses the diversity of the population as the various ethnic groups continue to celebrate their own cultures while they intermingle with one another.


Lifestyle

A Survey taken in 10 countries rated Singapore as the East Asian country with the best quality of life for expatriates. Fortune Magazine's list of best cities rated Singapore as the second best city in the world in terms of quality living.

Landmark

There are number of unique places to visit in Singapore like  Marlion, Changi Chapel and Museum, Johore Battery, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Fort Siloso on Sentosa. Singapore Zoological Gardens and Jurong Bird Park.

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Natural Resources

Singapore is enriched with fish and deepwater ports

 

Notice Board

Scholarships for the Year 2010

Australia:

James Cook University - Brisbane campus

1,  2000/- AUD Tuition fee bursary* for Diploma of Business - 8 subjects

2.  1000/- AUD Bursary for every single subject with an overall grade of 85% and above

* Bursaries are subject to conditions by JCU Brisbane

Deakin University

Successful students will have their tuition fees reduced by:

- 2000/- AUD for any course on offer at the Burwood Campus

- 5000/- AUD for any course on offer at the Geelong Campus

- 8000/- AUD for any course on offer at the Warrnambool Campus

Bursaries are available subject to quotas for enrolment in the Under Graduate and Post Graduate coursework programs.

New Zealand:

Cornell Institute of Business and Technology:

This scholarship was established by Cornell Institute of Business & Technology - as the CIBT Scholarship. 

The scholarship shall be $1,000 tenable for one year. 

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student enrolled for either Business studies or Information Technology. 

Applications close on 31 December.

UK

There are many sources of funding available to you for studying in the UK – particularly if you are a postgraduate student. The British government and other UK organizations offer a range of international student scholarships and awards.

British Chevening Scholarships

The British Chevening Scholarship scheme aims to bring future leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers to the UK for a period of postgraduate study. Chevening awards are given annually to students from a wide variety of countries. They cover all or part of the cost of a one-year postgraduate course in the UK. Once you have completed the course, you will be expected to return to your home country.

 

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

The CSFP is aimed at Commonwealth citizens who can make a significant contribution to their home country after studying in the UK. If you are from a developing country in the Commonwealth, your chosen area of work is expected to contribute directly to development objectives

CSFP Scholarships are usually for between one and three years. They cover the cost of travel to and from the UK, tuition fees and living expenses. In some cases an allowance is paid to help with the cost of maintaining your spouse and family in the UK.

Royal Society Fellowships


The Royal Society offers incoming fellowships for researchers from North America and Asia. The aim is to attract outstanding postdoctoral scientists to undertake high-quality research at a UK laboratory.

The research undertaken must relate to a subject within the natural sciences. Awards are not granted in the areas of the social sciences or clinical medical research.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

Under Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships scheme, 200 awards are available to postgraduate master’s students from Canada, China, India and the USA. This is part of the Scottish government's continuing support for the 'brightest and best' students to come and study in Scotland.

 

Canada:


The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program is facilitated through student exchange agreements between Canadian and regional institutions. These student exchange agreements are created between universities for graduate students. Scholarship recipients remain registered as full time students in their home institution during this exchange.

 

Graduate Students Exchanges (GSEP) are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months and provide up to $10,000 to cover transportation, living and other related expenses during the students’ stay in Canada.

 

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program is administered by Canada’s three research granting councils (the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health; as well as leadership skills. Both Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year, for up to three years.

 

The Pearson Fellowship is a senior fellowship awarded to individuals who have an outstanding record of national and/or international public service.

The Pearson Fellowship is intended to enable outstanding thinkers and practitioners to take the time to reflect and write on contemporary international affairs and the theory and practice of international development. Public education is an important feature of the Pearson Fellow's work.

 

The Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF) Program provides promising emerging scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year, at the discretion of the government department concerned.

Singapore

The SIA Youth Scholarships is offered by Singapore Airlines to outstanding students (completing Standard 10 in the year of application) in India for entry at Pre-University 1 in junior colleges in Singapore. The SIA Youth Scholarships provide the opportunity to study in Singapore which offers high education standards, strong research and collaborative programs with the world’s best universities. Singapore schools also provide an exciting cultural and intellectual meeting place for international students.