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ENTRY TO SMU/NTU/NUS

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:05 am
by la_formation
My girl got a A for Geog, C for Economics and C for Maths under H2
and a A for GP and a C for Biology. Counted the grading and thought she stand a fair chance to entry to do mass comm at NTU. Got reject by SMU and NUS. So sad. This is her retake. The 1st round she didn't do too well but could have qualified her to SIM. But she is so keen to go to the 3 public U, feel the campus and live in a hostel and now looks like her chances are so slim. Now we are thinking of SIM biz studies. Don't know which is better RMIT or University of London. Her poly cousin is now taking admission/exemption exam to take to Level 2. She should finish her degree earlier than my girl. Should have asked my girl to go to the poly instead. So full of regret...going in a big circle. Desperate mum

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Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:43 pm
by MdmLisaChew
It is fine. I have many friends who went through JC path and it is totally worth it. A poly path may not be as rewarding as JC. Diploma does not guarantee university admission and in fact JC students have advantage in doing so.

Don't worry too much if your child has to go private university. In the end, it is still better for your child's future. Higher pay check than diplomas fresh graduates on average.

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Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:27 pm
by Miss Raja
NUS and NTU are over-hyped. She should consider going to a european university. Fees are free so you only have to think of rent and food. She also will get a much better education.

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Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 10:46 pm
by SignorWinter
Miss Raja wrote:NUS and NTU are over-hyped. She should consider going to a european university. Fees are free so you only have to think of rent and food. She also will get a much better education.
That's not true at all, and it depends on the course one wants to take. Don't over-generalize. For example, for practicing law here, NUS is ranked 10th-20th in the world, which is already stellar. Most law firms are staffed by NUS/SMU graduates, and those who finish their degrees overseas aren't viewed too kindly, unless said degree comes from Oxbridge/Ivy(Only two are recognised here though)/UCL(debatable)/LSE.

Furthermore, not all European universities are even reputable, with the more common ones located in the UK, France and Germany.

Imagine getting a degree in Bucharest for economics. Compare that to NUS. Which would you think is better?

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Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:17 pm
by elkniwt
Miss Raja wrote:NUS and NTU are over-hyped. She should consider going to a european university. Fees are free so you only have to think of rent and food. She also will get a much better education.
Which universities are free?? As international students also free??

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Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:38 pm
by SignorWinter
elkniwt wrote:
Miss Raja wrote:NUS and NTU are over-hyped. She should consider going to a european university. Fees are free so you only have to think of rent and food. She also will get a much better education.
Which universities are free?? As international students also free??
There are no institutes of tertiary education that are free I'm afraid. Online courses maybe, but not an actual degree.

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Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:20 pm
by insider
SignorWinter wrote:
elkniwt wrote:
Miss Raja wrote:NUS and NTU are over-hyped. She should consider going to a european university. Fees are free so you only have to think of rent and food. She also will get a much better education.
Which universities are free?? As international students also free??
There are no institutes of tertiary education that are free I'm afraid. Online courses maybe, but not an actual degree.

I remember Germany is free but have to take a year of German and pass the language test before one can be officially enrolled in the university (something like this).

Russia is much cheaper but living conditions can be harsh (due to weather). Understand many Malaysian kids are taking their doctor titles there due to much lower cost...

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Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:31 pm
by SignorWinter
insider wrote:
SignorWinter wrote:
Miss Raja wrote:NUS and NTU are over-hyped. She should consider going to a european university. Fees are free so you only have to think of rent and food. She also will get a much better education.
Which universities are free?? As international students also free??
There are no institutes of tertiary education that are free I'm afraid. Online courses maybe, but not an actual degree.

I remember Germany is free but have to take a year of German and pass the language test before one can be officially enrolled in the university (something like this).

Russia is much cheaper but living conditions can be harsh (due to weather). Understand many Malaysian kids are taking their doctor titles there due to much lower cost...[/quote]

It used to be largely free, but they've been changing it recently. Also, rather hard to get visas easily, due to the growing unrest against foreigners there. And well, you need to be very good at the language to make much of it I'm afraid. One side effect too, is that the classes can get really packed.

And, you still need to get your own accommodation, food, clothes, airfare, and what not, which kind of defeats the whole venture really.

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Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:14 pm
by Dr.Daniel
University age is a great time for students to travel and see another part of the world and experience different cultures. There are lots of Universities in Europe, the United States and Australia that offer mass communication degrees and at the same time allow the student to explore the world. And especially for mass communication, you want to know how to reach out to people in different cultures and how different people speak and respond to communication.

I am visiting the US now during the school holiday and I am reminded of how many great opportunities there are over here in terms of education.

NTU or SMU?

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:38 pm
by Fairy
If your dc were to be offered Double Degree in Biz and Accounting by both NTU and SMU, which would he choose and why? Hope to hear your opinions.