We all probably think about it once in our lives – what if we could just pack our bags and study overseas? While some people find it easy just to pick up their luggage and go, others prefer to stay at home. What about if you combined the two – by studying for a British degree right here in Singapore?
For those who opt to take their studies back home, here are a few of the major reasons why they did so.
Closer to comforts of home
Forgot something at home? Woke up later than usual? Studying locally means you can be at ease with the convenience of what your home can provide. Ride the local transport you are familiar with, hitch a ride with a neighbour who is also on his way, or use the shortcuts to make it to your class!
Weather change? Not a problem!
As the weather is something you are used to all your life (in this region, sunny all year round), there is no need to prepare for seasonal clothes if you study locally. Plus, you will come prepared if there is a sudden change in the weather because by now, you can already predict this (hello, dark clouds, definitely going to rain!)
Food, food, food!
For sure, there will come a time that you will be stressed by how much workload you'll have and the only thing that will perk you up is a home-cooked meal. When you go overseas, you might have a hard time looking for the comfort food. And worse still, if you find it, well it might be double (or triple!) the price.
Everything is familiar
That uncle who gives you the best chicken part with your Nasi Lemak, or that auntie who lets you play with her dog when they walk in the morning – right now these seem like mundane things. But once you leave your hometown, you will feel nostalgic and will miss these things which you might have taken for granted.
Language you can understand
Use your lah and mah whenever and wherever, and don’t get weird looks from other people. Sometimes, you don’t even need to say anything. If you have been living in the same area all your life, even your gestures and body language will be understood almost by anyone.
You can still get the same degree as overseas
Yes, you read that right. There are already a lot of universities with branches in this region. In Singapore, you can get a degree from University of London (UoL) without having to fly to the UK.
Amazing – yes! And a range of degrees are designed and assessed by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which means it is highly-competitive and meets the standards of the high-ranking universities in the UK.
Ideally, students who are interested in any social science-based subjects are welcome. These subjects include:
- Data Science
- Digital Innovation
- International Development
- International Relations
Classes are available locally, and all exams can be taken in Singapore. This is all thanks to partnerships with various institutions in Singapore, including the Singapore Institute of Management Global Education (SIM GE), a collaboration cemented more than 30 years ago. You will be happy to know that in addition to lower fees compared to going to the UK, local teaching centres – including SIM – offer scholarships to students.
Since it's from UoL, you are sure to obtain a good degree of international recognition at a very affordable tuition fee! It's a good deal, especially if you are looking forward to a very bright future ahead of you. The programme is targeted to school leavers or to those who would benefit from a more flexible schedule, to combine study, work and family life.
During your study, you will develop transferable skills that will be valuable to your future employers, such as thinking critically and managing your time effectively. The courses are designed to prepare you for the working world. Thus, once you complete your studies, you are equipped with a degree recognised by top organisations in the world – including companies from banking, legal, and education industries.
See, you don’t really have to go overseas to enjoy the best education the world has to offer. Top colleges and universities will make their way to you and provide the unforgettable student experience you can enjoy within the comforts of environment you have loved for years.
To find out more about this fantastic offer, visit the University of London.