Top 10 Polytechnics & Private Institutions in Singapore 2018

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Here are the Top 10 Polytechnics and Private Institutions in Singapore, based on the largest academic ranking of institutes of higher education — Webometrics.

 Ranking World Rank Institute
1 2433 Ngee Ann Polytechnic
2 3109 Singapore Polytechnic
3 4221 Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
4 5455 Temasek Polytechnic
5 5573 Nanyang Polytechnic
6 6669 Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
7 6786 Republic Polytechnic
8 7189 Kaplan Singapore
9 8809 Lasalle College of Arts
10 10147 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

The JC route to university is accelerated and takes two years. The polytechnic path will take you about three years or so. Many students have the mindset that only JC students will get places in local universities. YOU ARE WRONG!  No JC doesn’t mean no uni place. Last year, the number of polytechnic students accepted to local universities increased to 20 percent of the polytechnic cohort, compared to 15 percent a few years before, due to the six universities increasing the number of places on offer.

The choice between JC or Poly is not an easy one. This decision will definitely have a toll on your future. If you really are gunning for a seat in university, then JC might be a safer bet. But if you already know what you want, go for poly (like me).  You even stand a chance at a university scholarship if you are prepared to work hard. All roads lead to Rome ultimately. 

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