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Studying in Singapore

Singapore – the Cultural Melting Pot where East Meets West

As a flourishing and vibrant city-state at the meeting point of the East and West, Singapore offers a unique experience that prepares you to live as a global citizen. Singapore embraces multiculturalism where different local and global ethnicities live harmoniously and diversity is viewed as a virtuous strength.

Given its strategic geographical setting, political stability, open business policies and strong infrastructure, Singapore has segued over the last few decades from a regional entrepot of choice for many multinational organisations to over 300 Fortune 500 companies housing their Asia Pacific headquarters. Singapore is a key financial and aviation hub and places an emphasis on innovation and prosperity with social and corporate responsibility.

Located at the heart of Singapore's bustling central business district, SMU is positioned to tap into these facets and provide you with unparalleled opportunities for networking and personal growth. The city's low crime-rate, accessible and well-connected transportation system, and inexpensive local food make it one of the most sought-after places both regionally and globally to live, work and play.


  • Top Asian country to work, live and play – Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey 2016
  • Ranked by World Bank as the world's easiest place to do business (out of 189 countries)
  • Ranked most competitive economy in Asia by World Economic Forum in the Global Competitiveness Report 2015-16.
  • Ranked best global innovation in Asia Pacific and the world by the Global Innovation Index 2015
  • One of the lowest unemployment rates in the world, and one of the easiest countries for foreigners to get employment
  • Top 6 in the world for least corrupt economy, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Report 2015
  • Top 3 in the world for best labour/employer relations, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2015-16.
  • US-based research institute Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI) Report 2014 ranked Singapore as the No.1 city with the best investment potential
  • Singapore has the most conducive environment for business, as reported by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Country Forecasts Report in 2014.
  • To find out more “About Singapore”, visit

Last updated on 8 Aug 2016.