Singapore is a city-state and an island nation made up of 63 islands. Mainland Singapore is one of the most densely populated regions in Asia. Singapore is an anglicized version of the name 'Singapura', which means the 'Land of the Lions'.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked 12th and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ranked 13th in the lastest QS World Universities Rankings for Asian universities. Other popular and leading institutions in Singapore are:
LASALLE College of the Arts
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
MAGES Institute of Excellence
Singapore is extremely popular among students who wish to study courses in animation, design, game development, music, etc. Courses in law and combined post-graduate courses in management and engineering are extremely popular choices for students from South-Asia. With numerous technological companies having offices in Singapore and some institutions offering scholarships for students with a 'work in Singapore clause', Singapore has become a popular study destination for Indians.
Students who opt for higher education courses in engineering also have a good chance of securing jobs in Singapore after their internships.