Singapore Or Overseas? Why Studying In SIM May Be Ideal For You

We've heard all about the different perks of studying overseas: a chance to revel in the beauty of the four seasons (hello, autumn breeze!) and the opportunity to experience a different education system are just some of them. However, the COVID-19 pandemic may have thwarted your plans to pursue your degree overseas with travel restrictions and lockdowns in place.

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We've heard all about the different perks of studying overseas: a chance to revel in the beauty of the four seasons (hello, autumn breeze!) and the opportunity to experience a different education system are just some of them. However, the COVID-19 pandemic may have thwarted your plans to pursue your degree overseas with travel restrictions and lockdowns in place.

Here at SIM, the chance of acquiring an overseas education is still made possible through our partnerships with globally recognised universities from across the world. To help you gain a better perspective on what SIM has to offer through three of our most popular university partners, here are some reasons why you could consider pursuing an overseas degree here in Singapore.  


SIM-UOL students also get the chance to participate in real-time trading activities at our Financial Training Centre on campus.

# The Head Start You've Wanted
The University of London at SIM offers students a world-class degree as the University of London is highly regarded by employers and universities worldwide and it has paved the way for our alumni to pursue careers in Banking, Finance, Business, IT and many other industries.

If you're serving your national service, one of the key benefits at SIM-UOL is that it offers is the opportunity to take up part-time programmes in Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance as well as Business Management on weeknights and on weekends.

After completing your national service, you will get to continue with your programme as full-time students. This head start gives you the chance to gain full-time employment earlier than most of your cohort who may have to complete their national service before studying. These part-time programmes are not just limited to national servicemen though, they are open to anyone and everyone!


Students at SIM-RMIT get to pursue their passions in Aviation, Marketing, Communication Design and more.

# A World Of Opportunities Await
Australia has always been one of the hottest destinations for an overseas education among Singaporeans. However, one of the major drawbacks of studying overseas is the hefty price tag that comes with it.

At RMIT University at SIM, you can look forward to a more affordable education fee. As Australia's fifth highest ranked university among universities that are less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 index 2021), RMIT is also reputable for its wide-range of programmes in Business and the Arts and Social Sciences fields.

Got a polytechnic diploma? You'll be delighted to know that you will be offered exemptions of about eight to 12 modules! You'll also benefit from a good mix of lecturers from Australia and Singapore.


Enhance your communication skills through interactions with your peers and lecturers at SIM-UB.

#Cultural Immersion At Your Doorstep
If you're hoping to immerse yourself in an overseas culture and teaching pedagogy without having to actually get on a plane, the University at Buffalo at SIM would be an ideal choice for you as it brings the American classroom culture right to your doorstep. This experience can be a life transforming one especially if you've only been schooled in Singapore's education system. Expect more active participation in the classroom with your lecturers (from Singapore and the home campus in U.S) and a lively exchange of views and ideas among your classmates. You won't be graded just on exams alone but through diverse activities such as presentations, class participations and projects.

One of the best things about project-based learning is that you'll get the opportunity to plan and pitch ideas with real-life companies and employers. Other than affordable fees and a shorter duration time to complete the programme, one of the most valuable experiences that you'll get from an SIM-University at Buffalo education is the opportunity to build your workplace skills such as communication, critical thinking and problem-solving (killer skills to have on your resume!) These will help you develop into a confident person who will stand out in the marketplace.


SIM prides itself in ensuring that our students have the best opportunity to succeed.

# Every Student Matters At SIM At unprecedented times such as this, the importance of safety, health and being in the right environment should not be overlooked. Apart from being in a country that boasts a low crime rate and top-notch health standards, Singapore has been able to keep COVID-19 largely under control through several safe management measures.

These same high standards are upheld at SIM to ensure the well-being of every student and staff. Our precautionary measures in dealing with the virus are aligned with the government's recommendations. There is nothing quite like having the peace of mind knowing that you are in a safe environment while pursuing your study goals.

At SIM, we also believe that every student that walks through our doors must be given the best opportunity to succeed. To help our students tide through the difficult times, we launched the COVID-19 Support Fund last year to help ease the financial burden of our students so that they can focus on completing their studies. SIM also provides bursaries and scholarships to support our students as they strive to achieve their dreams!

Ready to create your future with SIM? Sign up for a personal consultation session with our programme specialists here to learn more about the opportunities available for you.