A Guide to Recognised University Degrees in Singapore

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 Post subject: A Guide to Recognised University Degrees in Singapore
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:56 pm 
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Hi All,

If you are unsure about the quality of a foreign degree from a local private school in Singapore ( Private Educational Institution ), go to this website : www.edupoll.org , which covers all accredited foreign universities offering programmes in Singapore.

Ideally, you should study with one of the local universities if you cannot go overseas. otherwise be very careful when enrolling at one of these private schools in Singapore- they all claim that the universities they represent are the best, when in fact they are very lowly-ranked universities in their home countries. The ang mohs in Singapore always laugh at how gullible we are when they see such advertisements in the press.

Of course, if you are not academically inclined and still want to have a university degree for status sake , then you can enrol with mass market universities like The University of Greenwich UK or CQ University Australia. Both these universities offer distance-learning programmes in Singapore.

Once again be careful, some of these private schools are owned by China businessmen and managed by Singaporeans and they cater mainly to naive China or Vitenam students with well-to-do parents.

As a millionaire owner of a local private school once said: I cater to rich China kids who cannot study. As long as they can pay, we will give them a diploma or a university degree from somewhere. They just want a legal foreign degree for social status.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:55 pm 
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prada wrote:
Hi All,

If you are unsure about the quality of a foreign degree from a local private school in Singapore ( Private Educational Institution ), go to this website : www.edupoll.org , which covers all accredited foreign universities offering programmes in Singapore.

Ideally, you should study with one of the local universities if you cannot go overseas. otherwise be very careful when enrolling at one of these private schools in Singapore- they all claim that the universities they represent are the best, when in fact they are very lowly-ranked universities in their home countries. The ang mohs in Singapore always laugh at how gullible we are when they see such advertisements in the press....


Hi,

Good posting. So many schools offering thei egree programs are second rate or even worse. The problem is that employers still trust them so they continue to expound on their 'strengths'! Employers must be more discerning!!


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The website did not say what basis they used. And the so called accredited and recognized is by who? :?


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tankee wrote:
The website did not say what basis they used. And the so called accredited and recognized is by who? :?


Hi,

If his is of any use, go to PSC and request for list of schools acceptable by PSC. That was what I did before going abroad for my degree programme. Since, this is a big ticket item, better be safe than sorry. The list is extremely comprehensive. Don;t know if this could be done online.

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There is a lot of ignorance in Singapore about recognised universities.
The PSC recognises all university degrees which are recognised by their local governments - and the PSC does not provide a list of ALL recognised universities overseas - as there are too many universities, considering that there are over 200 countries in the world.

Even then, getting a recognised degree does not mean that the government or the MNCs will employ you. The lowest ranking university in UK or USA is also recognised by their government as long as they are legal entities.

The right question to ask is: Will my potential university degree will held in high regard by my future employer?

For example, if 2 persons are applying for a job with the investment bank Goldman Sachs. One of them has an honours degree from University of Derby UK and another has a bachelor's degree from Princeton University USA. Who will get the job, assuming everything else is equal ? Of course, the Princeton graduate. The guy with the Derby degree does not stand a chance because his university is lowly-ranked even though it is a recognised university. University of Derby caters to the less-academically inclined students.

Even the Council for Private Education ( CPE ) in Singapore cannot tell you if a foreign degree offered by a certian private school is good. It is not their job to do that. The CPE does NOT screen foreign universities for their quality. They only screen the local private schools. They will only step in if there is a public complaint about a private school or the foreign university that they represent.

Some Singaprean parents are quite naive about this subject and their poor children suffer in the long run.


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It stands for Singapore Institute Of Purchasing And Materials Management. I would like to know whether such organisation exist and how well are they diplomas and they degrees accepted by companies.

Im asking for my fiancee. She's have a Nitec in Automotive and have been working for a japanese company as a purchaser for 5 years. She wants to further enhance herself by having a diploma especially those more incline towards her job, as a purchaser.

We both come across this institute as the local polytechnic doesnt offer a diploma in purchasing.

Can anyone share me their views?


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 Post subject: Re: A Guide to Recognised University Degrees in Singapore
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Yes it is very important to choose your school or college very carefully from where you are going to pursue your degree. My cousin who is Thunderbird laureate alumni have made me understand importance of choosing good schools or colleges.


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 Post subject: Re: A Guide to Recognised University Degrees in Singapore
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It is a well-known fact that deem by the public sector that a private University of definitely of lower grade compared to local Uni. NO matter how hard you strive and prove yourself...you would be at the lowest of the foodchain. (In term of hierarchy).
All the hearsay "everything is based on your performance blah blah" is the common diplomatic message to the outside.

I speaking from my experience....


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 Post subject: Re: A Guide to Recognised University Degrees in Singapore
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:24 am 
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This is SINGAPORE rite?


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