Co-operation between Singapore and Germany in the field of education is one of the pillars of the relationship between our two countries. This is clearly demonstrated by the strong educational ties between Singapore and Germany, both at the federal and state levels, as well as between educational institutions – particularly those at the tertiary level.
Germany is home to many world-class universities. A great deal of cutting-edge research is done in German research institutions. A large number of tertiary institutions have also cultivated close links with industry to provide current and industry-relevant training to their students.
Singapore is positioning itself as a key educational hub in Asia. In addition to the three Universities currently in existence (National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and Singapore Management University), there are several other world-class universities with a substantial presence in Singapore. You may wish to check out the following websites:
A number of educational agreements have been signed at various levels in recent years to further promote educational linkages between Singapore and Germany. They include a Joint Declaration on Enhanced Education Cooperation which was made jointly by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder on 15 June 2000. Both leaders welcomed more student exchange and pledged to enhance education cooperation between the two countries. Minister for Education Teo Chee Hean visited Germany in May 2001 and witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Singapore Ministry of Education and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) on exchanges of German and Singapore students and professors.
Studying in Singapore offers a foreign student a rich experience – both academically and culturally. Command of English is essential as most courses are conducted in English.
For more help, you may wish to refer to the following links:
In addition to academic exchanges, there are a number of internships offered by industry for interested students, for example, by Siemens.
Foreigners who wish to undergo practical training/internship in Singapore must have an official work permit, irrespective of the duration of stay or the amount of salary paid. Prior to entering the country, the prospective employer, a Singapore-registered company, must apply for the work permit from the Work Permit Department of the Singapore Ministry of Manpower.
You may also wish to refer to the Consular Services section of the Embassy’s webpage for visa information, entry requirements, etc.
Should you have any specific queries that we might help you with, or comments and concerns that you wish to raise, you can contact us via our Student Services email address: Singemb_BER@sgmfa.gov.sg