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SINGAPORE STUDENTS COMING TO STUDY IN GERMANY

 

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. The German Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in Singapore is an affiliation of the Technical University of Munich.

 

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 2 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.

 

Probably the first, and very valid, concern many Singapore students will have about coming to Germany would be language. While several institutions of higher learning are beginning to offer programmes in English, it is nevertheless still important to have some knowledge of German if one intends to study in Germany. One good place to start might be the Goethe-Institut, which provides language courses both in Singapore and in Germany. Naturally, you should feel free to consider other German language course providers to see which school offers you the language course most suited to your needs. More details are available from the website of the German Embassy in Singapore.

 

For information on visa requirements, travelling to, and living in Germany, you may also wish to contact the German Embassy in Singapore.

 

STUDENTS COMING TO STUDY IN SINGAPORE 

 

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:

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.

 
 

Address:
Voßstraße 17
10117 Berlin
Federal Republic of Germany

Tel:
(49)(30) 226 343 - 0

Emergency Contact for Singaporeans in Germany:

+49 (0) 152-2341-2182
(Please note that this number is only in use outside the Embassy’s normal operating hours.  The Duty Officer’s priority is to handle emergency or urgent consular cases, especially from Singaporeans in Germany. We ask that all non-urgent and general enquiries (e.g., visas) be directed to our main line during office hours or via email.)

Fax:
(49)(30) 226 343 75

Email:
singemb_ber@mfa.sg

Operational Hours:
Mon - Fri
9.00 am - 1.00 pm;
1.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Closed on Sat and Sun, German public holidays and Singapore's National Day (9 August)

Visa Hours:
Mon, Tues , Thurs , Fri - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wed 2pm to 4.30 pm

How to find us:

The Embassy is located just off Potsdamer Platz (opposite the Berlin Marriott Hotel). The nearest underground (U-Bahn) station is Potsdamer Platz or Mohrenstrasse on the U2 line.

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