Singapore Education is looking at hosting an international student population of 1,50,000 by 2015, up from the current level of 70,000-plus.
India is one of its key source markets along with Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and China. For this, the Singapore Tourism Board, the promotion agency for Singapore Education, is engaging in a variety of activities including organising education exhibitions, conducting public seminars, training education counsellors and advertising and publicity. The number of Indian students pursuing their education in Singapore has seen a 21% growth in 2005 over 2004.
In order to ensure easier access to information on Singapore Education for Indian students, the network of Singapore Education specialists (SES) accredited in India will also grow. Students from India tend to go in for their MBAs as well as courses in engineering, IT, sciences and business. There's also an emerging interest in hospitality and design.